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#1 KevinDoswell

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 14:00

Hi, I'm new to you forum and I am trying to trace any history to this handicap prize from 1963. I am a member of Moyboyz forum which is for collectors of Matchbox toys.One of our members bought this model with an inscription on it "SMC November Handicap Rally 1963 R Bishop" from a guy in the Northampton area. I have asked several Motor clubs starting with S to no avail so thought I would try your forum for help. Sorry not sure how to post a photo of trophy but it comes from The Matchbox models of yesteryear gift range and it is a chromed 1904 Spiker on a black ceramic pin tray/ashtray  the model is 1/43scale
 
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#2 Vitesse2

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 15:03

There's a gallery of pictures of the model on PicClick: https://picclick.co....2075242272.html

 

Shame it's missing the plastic insert which modelled the interior.

 

This is probably a red herring, but Motor Sport mentions a November Handicap run by the Lagonda Club in 1954 - also open to members of Alvis Owners, Bentley Drivers, A.C. Owners, Per Ardua and V.S.C.C.

 

https://www.motorspo...54/24/club-news



#3 KevinDoswell

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 16:13

Thank you for this information it has helped. The plastic seats have been replaced that were missing in the photo I got from your information you posted and the  inscription has been cleaned.

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#4 Tim Murray

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 17:25

This may be another red herring, but Stockport Motor Club have been going since 1903 and have an extensive rallying history. They’re still going (as Stockport 061 Motor Club) and currently run an event called the SMC Stages Rally.

http://www.stockport...press/about-us/

They won’t be the only motor club who refer to themselves as ‘SMC’ though.

#5 KevinDoswell

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 19:01

Hi Tim, I have contacted Stockport and waiting for a reply and other clubs that start with a S and were formed before 1963. One club is still looking into it for me. Hopefully someone will come up with an answer.

Thankyou for your help.

 

Kevindoswell