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#1 Hse289

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 09:10

Hi,

This could be a very short thread but was wondering if there were any other hill climb events held in the Cotswold area other than Shelsley Walsh and Prescott just after the war. Reason being i have an elderly friend who is sure he went to one where motorcycles took part as well as cars in either 1946 or 1947. He thinks it was in the Worcester area but i would branch out a bit just to be safe.  

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#2 Vitesse2

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 09:33

Shelsley, October 5th 1946 would fit ...  ;)

 

Originally an invitation event for bikes only but expanded to cars after various planned September events failed to happen. First combined meeting at Shelsley since 1912.



#3 Allen Brown

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 10:38

Chateau Impney?  But that would be 1957, not 1947.



#4 Hse289

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 13:25

Yes Chateau Impney too late I'm afraid. Is Redmarley in the area?

#5 lesmo

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 22:10

Red Marley nr Great Witley was in use after WW2 up to 1971  but only for 'bikes not cars    http://witleysoralhi...ley-hill-climb/



#6 RobMk2a

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 09:20

Is it possible that your friend attending something like the Colmore Trial. 

 

Rob 


Edited by RobMk2a, 06 November 2018 - 12:44.


#7 Hse289

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 09:46

Hi Rob,

it could be possible. I would like to know the results, that would be a VSCC event would`nt it? Perhaps someone here might have a program from 1946 and 1947.



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Posted 07 November 2018 - 13:29

Hi Rob,

it could be possible. I would like to know the results, that would be a VSCC event would`nt it? Perhaps someone here might have a program from 1946 and 1947.

Not VSCC - there were a number of trials organised at the time - by Clubs such as SUNBAC best to find some Motor Sport magazine (Online versions available) and see which one looks most likely. Rob 


Edited by RobMk2a, 07 November 2018 - 14:35.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 16:20

Motor Sport, April 1946, Page 72:

K. Hutchison, back on pre-war form,

won the Colmore Trophy with his V8

Allard. The famous Sunbac Trial was

run off under snow and Laverton and

Kineton hills proved to be real "stoppers."

In the timed test Hutchison tied with

Newton's 1½-litre H.R.G., with a time of

17 sec. The Club Team Trophy was won

by Allard, Hutchison and Price with a

V8 Ford. Lund's blown PB MG took

the Rhode Cup, Evan's now-famous

"Ophelia" the Shell Cup, and Allard the

Bernard Norris Cup. The sole first-class

award was won by Delingpole's 1½-litre

H.R.G., while Price and Mansell (blown

1,292-c.c. M.G.) took second-class awards.

etc...

 

RGDS RLT  


Edited by Rupertlt1, 07 November 2018 - 16:21.


#10 Hse289

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 14:34

Hi, thanks for the replies. The person I am looking for in a motorcycle class in a car and motorcycle hill climb is Ken Miles. His friend who is elderly said he watched him at a hill climb in the Worcester area. Considering they both lived in the Sutton Coldfield area I am thinking they might not have travelled too far. This would have been 1946 or 1947. A while back I did contact someone from SUNBAC who had lots of reports etc but did not have the time to go through it all.

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 14:56

Hi, thanks for the replies. The person I am looking for in a motorcycle class in a car and motorcycle hill climb is Ken Miles. His friend who is elderly said he watched him at a hill climb in the Worcester area. Considering they both lived in the Sutton Coldfield area I am thinking they might not have travelled too far. This would have been 1946 or 1947. A while back I did contact someone from SUNBAC who had lots of reports etc but did not have the time to go through it all.

There was very little motorsport at this time due to petrol rationing, I would have thought any car event would have been reported in Motor Sport. One other possible source of info may be the Frazer Nash archive. I believe Ken had a Frazer Nash at some point. frazernasharchives.co.uk/ I'm not sure where you are but the VSCC library in Chipping Norton have most periodicals from the time. From memory the librarians are on duty on Wednesdays. 

 

Rob 



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Posted 09 November 2018 - 20:25

This has all the hallmarks of Shelsley Walsh, which is in the Worcester area  - they did run at least one joint car and motorcycle meeting on 5th October 1946.

However I can find no sign of Ken Miles. The search goes on.

 

RGDS RLT

 

P.S. The Shelsley Walsh Archives would be an obvious place to look. According to Motor Sport there is a biography of the motorcyclists in the programme.


Edited by Rupertlt1, 11 November 2018 - 00:15.