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#1 Hse289

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:28

Hi,
Can anyone help please with my project, I would like to know who A. Oakes Richards was/is? I see him as a race entry at Great Auclum in 1951.
Thanks, Paul

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#2 Vitesse2

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:22

From some digging on Ancestry and 192.com, his first name appears to be Alfred. Was living in Birmingham in 1949, married in Stratford 1952. Various addresses in the Midlands thereafter: moved to Cornwall in the mid-70s. Probably died about 2005.

Appears to have still been competing in 1962: http://www.nhca.co.u.....pril 1962.pdf

See also page 5 here: http://www.nhca.co.u.....0May 1960.pdf

The December 1997 issue of Thoroughbred & Classic Car might be worth checking too: that apparently contains an article called "The TVRs of Anthony[?] Oakes-Richards: TVR's first distributor".

http://www.trademe.c...n-482548907.htm

Edited by Vitesse2, 30 March 2013 - 12:35.


#3 Hse289

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 13:12

Thank you Vitesse2, that's a great start. I will follow all those leads up.

Paul

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:24

I wonder if he is the same person who started up the TVR car club? I have emailed them to find out.