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#201 Allan Lupton

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:05

Interesting piece in latest Bugantics Spring 2012 about the problems of the March 1948 speed event at Luton Hoo after the post war basic petrol ration (c 90 miles per month) had been terminated (ie so there was no private fuel) in late 1947

Yes, I had the Motor or Autocar report on that event once and remember from reading it that LNER laid on extra trains from Hatfield for the spectators, and it was noted that quite a few doctors (who did have some petrol) had called by when on their rounds. Hire car operators had some fuel too, and there seemed to be more of those than normal (they'd have been hired with driver so people clubbed together to hire one to go to Luton Hoo). There were also rather more policement than normal which was rather sad.

Edited by Allan Lupton, 03 May 2012 - 11:05.


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#202 Vitesse2

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:14

Interesting photo of "Osterley". Can't place it at all.

The 750MC meetings were held at the Osterley Hotel on the Great West Road, which I'm guessing is the establishment now known as The Osterley Star.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 13:26

A couple of updates on previous posts: I have found confirmation of the cancellation of the Dowerin meeting on 3/9/39, allegedly "due to the international situation", although the heavy rains in the area might well be a factor.

I have also discovered the date of the Sortedamss√łen Ice Race on Copenhagen - 18/2/40. I know who came second - but does anyone have access to any more details? There don't seem to be any Danish newspaper archives online ...