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#1 Biggles

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 09:19

I'm searching for data on Jimmy Mactavish who entered a hill climb at The Rest in 1958.

Hopefully a programme from the event still exists somewhere, with details of his car.

Can you help, please?



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#2 WillHenderson

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 10:29

Yes, I can send you a scan of the Programme.



#3 Biggles

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 11:07

Many thanks to William.

Unfortunately there is no Mactavish listed in the programme for that 5th July 1958 event.

 

Now where?   :confused:



#4 Rupertlt1

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 12:13

You are looking for #39, registration HPX 57?
J . MacTavish (Allard) was third in class at the Rest in 1954.
Look there?

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#5 Biggles

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 12:30

Many thanks Rupert.

Where may I find those results, please?



#6 Rupertlt1

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 12:53

3 July 1954, Rest and Be Thankful, Royal Scottish AC, wet

Over 3000 u/s:

1. J.G. Lockhart (Bentley) 72.90 sec

2. W.P.S. Melville (Vauxhall) 73.29 sec

3. J . MacTavish (Allard) 74.27 sec

Source: Motor Racing, September 1954, Page 325

 

A photograph of the Allard appeared in the Autocar report?

 

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#7 Biggles

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 13:55

Thanks again, Rupert.

I've ordered a copy of Autocar of 9th July 1954 for the Rest report.



#8 BRG

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 15:30

As a adjunct, whatever came of this proposal for a Scottish Motorsport Heritage Centre at the top of the hill?



#9 Derwent Motorsport

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 09:02

I think the practicalities, viability, security and cost ruled it out.