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#501 arttidesco

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 11:20

Just spent a couple of entertaining hours ploughing through this thread :up:

 

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Since the free lunch with Image Shack is over I apologise in advance if the answer to my question was once obvious to see here, but can any one advise me as to which "Alta GP chassis" the body of Charles Fripp's Gomm Special, seen above, might once have resided on as  hinted at half way down this FISCAR blurb ?  



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#502 fivestar

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 00:28

Been a bit lazy recently especially as all I see where the photos used to be is some ImageShack advert.

Could the chassis for the Gomm Special have been F2/1 the ex Tony Gaze car. The engine went into a HWM and the rest of the car used for a Jaguar engined special. 



#503 8905

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 15:24

Frank was born in 1898 so he's not with us anymore not sure when he died but I could ask my mom tomorrow



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Posted 22 December 2014 - 15:32

Do you know who owns 58s this was my great uncle Frank's car



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Posted 22 December 2014 - 15:53

58 is Frank O'Boyle he sold it to the Bellevue Garage in 1946



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Posted 22 December 2014 - 23:41

#58s was purchased by the Norris brothers early post WW2 and subsequently became the Norris Special utilising an Alta twin tube chassis and Lancia front suspension.



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Posted 01 January 2015 - 03:33

For the record 58s was sold post war to the Bellevue Garage



#508 NicolasB

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 13:43

My father is the new proud owner of the HW Alta-Jaguar RPG 418 and HW Alta NPA5.

I have been racing the RPG 418 the last 2 years. You can see some video's here: https://www.youtube....VMM6WbR8xFYpkY6

 

It would be great if anyone has more old pictures/info/stories of them.



#509 D-Type

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 17:28

I remember seeing the car as a schoolboy when it was raced in Kenya at Nakuru by, amongst others, Peter Shepherd, Peter Sargeantson and Beau Younghusband.  I have no photos unfortunately.  All I can remember with any accuracy is that it was painted red.   I'll dredge through the memory bank and post anything else I can remember on here.