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#1 taylov

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:45

A photo album turned up in a Hampshire garage clearance recently along with a mass of 1950s race programmes.

The original owners had attended all the major meetings at Goodwood and Ibsley, as well as the odd outing to Silverstone and Brands. Most photos are annotated but between the 1952 Goodwood Nine Hour race and the September Brands 500cc races are a couple of unlabelled pages of snaps from a speed trial or sprint. Looks like one of the Delages in the first photo ?

Can anyone ID the location and date, please ? Might be Gosport or Southsea, but alas the photos emerged after the programmes were sold. :rolleyes:

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#2 bradbury west

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 14:09

Comparing other shots previously posted from e bay which Ted identified as Gosport, the metal of the road surface and the rough grass borders suggest Gosport again. The cars left a s.start just outside the built up area and drove along the seemingly straight road with rough grass borders.
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Edited by bradbury west, 06 October 2012 - 14:12.


#3 berkeleybill

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 15:38

Comparing other shots previously posted from e bay which Ted identified as Gosport, the metal of the road surface and the rough grass borders suggest Gosport again. The cars left a s.start just outside the built up area and drove along the seemingly straight road with rough grass borders.
Roger Lund

This thread refers.
http://forums.autosp...w...&hl=Gosport
Period programme holders may be useful contacts



Some of the location shots look like Crystal Palace to me ? One In particular looks like the old foundation arches that used to be In the public the car park ?

I'm no expert as Its been at least 50 years since I last went there !

Bill.

#4 berkeleybill

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 22:09

Some of the location shots look like Crystal Palace to me ? One In particular looks like the old foundation arches that used to be In the public the car park ?

I'm no expert as Its been at least 50 years since I last went there !

Bill.



Sorry about the previous post,clicked on the wrong Images In 'Image-Shack', just disregard !

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#5 Ted Walker

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:08

Yes Gosport again. It seems to have been a good place for photography.

#6 Dutchy

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:33

Some tentative identications:

1. ERA-Delage (Tony Rolt)
2. Alfa Romeo Tipo B (Ken Hutchison)
3. Darracq 4 litre (Guy Gale)
4. Semence Special (Harwood?)
5. Lester modified MG(?)
6. works Aston Marrin DB2
7. Invicta low chassis saloon (Shutler)
8. don't know