Posted 03 January 2006 - 21:31
Mike Anthony Vanguard Transporter
For anyone able to secure a copy of the book, there is a good broadside shot photo of the Vanguard plus Lotus on page 10 of the 1959 tome by Michael Frostick and Louis Klementaski, "For Practice Only" which for obvious resaons I am reluctant to scan and post.
Book details;Title/authors as above
by The Bodley Head Ltd and the Stellar Press Ltd, Barnet
In the UK try your friendly local Library on a "special search", now up to 4 quid where I live, but they came up trumps with Mike Tice's "Swings and roundabouts" 1900 whenever, as well as the 1964 Boddy edited Jean Gregoire book from the early fifties, "Best wheel forward" . I was amazed at their search abilities within 3 and 6 weeks of request.
On another Anthony/Vanguard note, I have come across another model maker, in Sussex, Trevor Wright, who does his version of the Vanguard in 1:43, kit or made up. I am about to order one so I will be able to report back. The review of his products last year in Octane seemed good.
His list shows that he does a very wide range of cars, a separate range of F1/F2 cars incl such things as the Trossi Monaco, Gordini T32, P99 Ferguson, Cisitalia et alia. plus a whole range of other sports and racing cars, list is too long to be specific.
Usual disclaimers etc.
PS Does anyone know Jackie Oliver? We should have a picture of his Ford Thames transporter up here. It is the same model as Bill Friend's, posted several above, but with a third axle tagged onto the rear, and "Red Rooster" painted on the doors, when he raced his Lotus 26R.