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#1 Peter Morley

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 17:53

Just received a flyer for Bonhams auction that will take place at the Goodwood hillclimb.

There is a sports car (possibly single seater based) in the flyer described as an HWM Aston Martin.

Does anyone know anything about this car?

I could of course wait for the catalogue to appear but am far too intrigued!

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#2 David McKinney

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 18:14

Ray Fielding fitted an early HWM with an Aston Martin engine and Connaught sports body
I always though the basis for this exercise was one of the 1950 works cars but more recent information (DCN 2005) says the hybrid's origins were in the 1949 prototype (HW-Alta)

#3 Ted Walker

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 18:41

Could this be the car from Scotland ??? that appeared in the HWM display at Goodwood several years ago ???? It looked like one but its origins were unknown. Lets hope Simon Taylor is reading this thread ?????

#4 bill patterson

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 09:45

I think this HWM was fitted with a Jaguar engine and raced in N.Ireland in the mid-sixties by Tom Megrath.

Perhaps Squire Straker can add some details to blow away the mists?

#5 Ted Walker

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 19:52

Billy I think "Straker Squire " blew his headgasket this morning,so will be unable to take part in this thread !"!!!!!!

#6 Squire Straker

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 10:14

Ted
Please send new head gasket in the post. Still might not play though on this thread. Await with interest other replies when everyone has read the Bonhams file/auction details from Tim Schofileld.
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#7 Coogar

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 13:42

Billy, Squire........
Should the name of Lord O'Neill not be somewhere in the middle of this ?

#8 Alan Cox

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Posted 10 June 2006 - 19:39

Here's a photo of the car in question, for those of you who are trying to picture it....

Posted ImageCopyright Bonhams

#9 Ted Walker

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 06:20

Alan .what image !!!!!

#10 Alan Cox

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 08:48

Oops, sorry Ted.
It should now be restored.


#11 Doug Nye

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 09:04

Errr - a lot of this is news to me. Interesting body shape - looks reminiscent of the prototype single-seat DB Aston Martin doesn't it - the car Reg Parnell drove down under...

#12 Peter Morley

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 09:20

Originally posted by Doug Nye
Errr - a lot of this is news to me. Interesting body shape - looks reminiscent of the prototype single-seat DB Aston Martin doesn't it - the car Reg Parnell drove down under...


There goes the best hope of identification!!

Looking at the photo I'd have guessed it was one of early specials from the guy who is now building things called Vanwalls (called Ronarts maybe?).

#13 David McKinney

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 10:50

Originally posted by Alan Cox
It should now be restored.

I couldn't see it before and I can't now
(I've noticed this before with PhotoBox links - some people can see them, some can't)

#14 Sharman

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 15:55

Apart from the suggestion of Ronart does anybody get the feeling that this is a more "modern" production than something from the mid 50's?.

#15 D-Type

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 16:09

Originally posted by David McKinney

I couldn't see it before and I can't now
(I've noticed this before with PhotoBox links - some people can see them, some can't)

I have a box saying "Image not available"
[I'm on basic AOL if that helps explain why (not)]

#16 Alan Cox

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 17:11

Sorry chaps that some of you can see it, and some not. I have the same trouble with some other people's links

#17 EDWARD FITZGERALD

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 17:15

it would appear to be the Tommy Mc Grath HWM Jag special , which moved south to Alec Watkins in 65 or so , it then moved to another owner in Dublin before crossing the Iriah Sea . Straker Squire confiormed to me about a year ago that the nose was from the prototype Aston F1 car .

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 05:26

As far as I am aware the basis of the Ray Fielding car was GP3.
I seem to recall an article in Thoroughbred and Classic sports Cars in the late 70s showing this car in Barbados without a body. I will search through my old copies and give the date. It was also at Goodwood in 2001 with the owner being a Mr. Scott?
On another issue Ted Walker have you have a stand at the Goodwood Festival or will you be at le Mans??

#19 Ted Walker

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 07:29

Fivestar.Sorry to Hi Jack the thread I will be at Le Mans. Straker Squire, Halfords are out of stock of headgaskets I suggest you make do with Barrs Leaks,that should get you back on the thread as its starting to get interesting.

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#20 fivestar

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 22:28

A pity Ted, no chance to see if you have any new Alta/HWM photos. Will you be at any other UK events in June to late July. thanks - fivestar

#21 Squire Straker

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Posted 13 June 2006 - 20:08

Gentlemen please Squire Straker, Sir Roy Feddon is a personal hero.
Regarding the HWM Aston Martin/HWM Jaguar. I look forward to Bonhams and Tim Schofield acknowledging the research that I have undertaken to date.
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#22 Ted Walker

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 07:30

looking forward to reading the catalogue !!!!!!!

#23 Ted Walker

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 07:47

Squire. What do you think now that youve seen the catalogue ???Cant see your name credited under the photos. what a suprise !!!!!!!