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#1 Charles Helps

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 14:56

Some friends are trying to identify the location of this building where, it seems, a speed event is about to take place.  It looks as though the building is permanently painted with the Dunlop sign.  There are a couple of 1950s Lotuses in the foreground just out of sight but otherwise there seems to be quite an eclectic mix of cars.  I am guessing that it's somewhere in the UK but am open to other suggestions.

 

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Picture hosted on Flickr and came from the late Ted Martin's collection (of Martin V8 fame).

 

Any ideas?



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#2 Odseybod

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 17:27

First thought is that it's the SIlvertstone Paddock in the 1950s, with the old Gents on the extreme right - but am quite ready to be told I'm way off course!  Letterbox format is quite unusual, so maybe taken with a landscapecamera, or else heavily cropped.



#3 Charles Helps

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 18:21

Thanks, Tony.  The original landscape photo is going to appear in HLR's quarterly magazine Historic Lotus in due course and I was asked to crop it before posting.  It cannot be earlier than 1956 as there is a Lotus Eleven with a Mk Nine (7 DPU) in the foreground of original photo.