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#1 Valvert

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Posted 28 February 2015 - 13:24

When searching through our attic I came acorss this old jigsaw puzzle. The brand is Jumbo Toys from Amsterdam but it is definately Brands Hatch that is depicted. Sadly four pieces are missing...

 

Anyone can tell me the year the puzzle and/or the picture was made? Thanks in advance!

 

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#2 pete53

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Posted 28 February 2015 - 15:35

Well its definitely 2:26pm. Other than that I'm afraid I can't answer your questions with any great certainty but it is a very interesting item. It does seem a bit odd that the manufacturers should have chosen a relatively unglamorous motor sport occasion for the subject matter of their jigsaw. This is obviously a fairly minor club meeting with a grid of Minis - possibly a Mini 7 or Mini Miglia race (?) and probably sometime in the 1970s.

 

I expect some Brands aficionados ( or Mini specialists) who will spot something that narrows the date down. One clue could be the "BOC" advert on the Armco - BOC sponsored a Formula Ford Championship in the early 1970s. Looks damn chilly.



#3 JtP2

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Posted 28 February 2015 - 17:32

I go for special saloon race. Mini no.11 is not on 10" wheels. mini no. 12 is deseamed.  Therefore not mini 7 or  Mini Miglia.  But if special saloon by the 70s, no Imps? Up to 850 class or 1001 to 1300 cc?

 

This jigsaw was discussed some  time ago on a Mini forum, but can't remember where.


Edited by JtP2, 28 February 2015 - 17:35.