A few Fifties Pics to Identify
Posted 27 January 2004 - 19:11
1. What is the car, venue and year? (This took DCN about three seconds at Laleham last Thursday) Who drove the car that day, and any idea who the guy in the dark jacket is?
2. Three pictures taken at the same venue. Where is it, and who are the drivers and cars?
3. An easy one to finish (I think)- car, driver and venue?
Posted 27 January 2004 - 19:33
Posted 27 January 2004 - 19:38
Posted 27 January 2004 - 21:13
The F3 cars depicted at this meeting are a pair of Coopers (John Cooper and George Wicken), then a Kieft (William Webb?) obscuring an Emeryson (Paul Emery?)
The HWM and Alta(?) ones have got me stumped though
Is it Gregor Grant inspecting the HWM cockpit?
Posted 27 January 2004 - 21:42
I think I should clarify that the HWM driver was not the guy pictured in the driver's seat.
The besuited chap is not Gregor Grant, but the car in the last picture is an Alta. (Actually, that last picture is a bit more difficult than I made out)
By the way, David did you spend much in Motor Books today?
Posted 28 January 2004 - 06:42
Posted 28 January 2004 - 17:36
Here's another pic from Boreham (the lower one), which I posted in the Hawthorn thread a few days ago.
Posted 28 January 2004 - 18:19
Looks like Mike Hawthorn or Duncan Hamilton, both of whom raced HWMs - but not AFAIK at Brands Hatch
It has to be quite late, 'cos cars of that size didn't race at Brands till, IIRC, 1954
Maybe you're fooling us all, and it's an unofficial test run or demo?
Posted 28 January 2004 - 19:07
Posted 28 January 2004 - 19:10
And here's the other picture in the paddock that Doug mentioned
BTW Picture 3 is Silverstone, Dolomite, taken a couple of years earlier.
Posted 28 January 2004 - 21:35
Now, the Alta - would that be the 1951 International Trophy, with an RAF Squadron Leader at the helm?
Posted 28 January 2004 - 23:09
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Posted 29 January 2004 - 06:33
If it's Gaze, it's 1951
Originally posted by Cirrus
If my deductions are correct, I think it's a year later than that.
(He raced an HWM in 1952)
If it's not Gaze, I'm flummoxed, as no other Alta ran as No.6 in either the International Trophy or the British GP in 1952 or 1953. Mind you, the "crowd" in the grandstand suggests it could be a clubby. Or it could be the libre supporting race at the GP in one of those years
Posted 29 January 2004 - 08:03
Originally posted by David McKinney
Mind you, the "crowd" in the grandstand suggests it could be a clubby. Or it could be the libre supporting race at the GP in one of those years
Or it could be taken during practice?
Posted 29 January 2004 - 08:51
I could well be wrong though, as numbers appear to have been issued in line with the alphabetical order of the car make, so an Alta was probably quite often given number 6.
Posted 29 January 2004 - 10:12
Perhaps, looking at the picture again, that's not a typical Gaze posture, so I'll have ten bob on Watson