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#1 les2ours

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 17:03

Can anyone cast any light on these le Mans drivers?

 

Frank King 1928

W.R. Hutchinson 1929

? Turner 1929

Jack Hicks 1930

? Wheeler 1934

J. B. Boulton 1934 

S. A. Hurrell 1959

Clive Hunt 1962

 

or more info on

Antony Bevan 1931

C.A. Richardson 1935

Alfred Hitchings 1951

Alan Hutcheson 1963

 

Dave Webb (ACH24)

 

 

 



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#2 Vitesse2

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 17:30

According this website, Frank King was Lagonda's sales manager and later a director of Lammas-Graham:

 

https://www.villagem...aker-lammas-ltd

 

WB's article on Lammas-Graham has some snippets:

 

https://www.motorspo...forgotien-makes

 

Someone who has the Davey & May Lagonda book might be able to unearth more.



#3 RobMk2a

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 18:25

Clive Hunt - Team Elite 

 

S A Hurrell - - Sid Hurrell TR2 - 3 and Elite racer. Also SAH Accessories. 

https://www.oldclass...triumphtune.htm

 

 

Alan Hutcheson raced an MGB. 

 

See racing sports cars - for a list of entries. 

 

Rob 


Edited by RobMk2a, 29 April 2021 - 18:29.


#4 Sterzo

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 20:06

Sid Hurrell was a regular on the British scene in the late fifties, with his TRs. He finished 11th in the 1956 Autosport 3 hours, and while he may not have been aware of the distinction, it was my first race meeting as a spectator, and he became the driver of my Dinky TR2.



#5 Vitesse2

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Posted 29 April 2021 - 21:55

The '? Turner' from 1929 might be Phil Turner, who ran in the 1929 Double Twelve in a Lea Francis and shared a Dixon Riley with Cyril Paul in the 1933 Brooklands 500 Miles. RF Turner is suggested on a couple of websites, but he was an Austin man - and I don't think he was racing that early anyway.



#6 RCH

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Posted 30 April 2021 - 08:27

Sid Hurrell also raced Saab 93/96 in the British Saloon Car championship. SAH Accessories also catered for Saabs. My Saab 96 V4 rally car had an SAH exhaust system.

 

Alan Hutcheson raced a Riley 1.5 in the British saloon car championship, great rival to Peter Harper (Sunbeam Rapier) and Bill Blydenstein (Borgward). He later had raced a Galaxie.



#7 Vitesse2

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Posted 30 April 2021 - 09:48

'Antony Bevan' should be Anthony Bevan. He entered a Bentley* in the 1931 Brooklands 500, with the better-known Mike Couper as his co-driver. I see he's listed as having taken part in the 1931 Le Mans practice days, also with Couper, but in the race itself Couper's co-driver and entrant is said to have been one Gerald Bevan. :confused:

 

A driver called Bevan (no initial) entered a Bentley in the 1932 Brooklands 1000 Miles, but was a DNA - presumably the same one. There's also an initial-less Bevan among the competitors in the 1930 Inter-Varsity Trial, at the wheel of a Bugatti. An A Bevan is also recorded as a member of one of the teams in the 1937 LCC Relay: https://www.motorspo...-by-austin-team

 

* 'Old Mother Gun', according to WB - https://www.motorspo...any-8-july-2005 So its sale was perhaps the reason for the DNA in the 1000 Miles?



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Posted 30 April 2021 - 10:14

JB Boulton's first name was James. He's also in the entry list for the 1935 RAC Rally, driving - as with his two Le Mans runs with Gordon Hendy - a Singer.

 

Just a guess, but given that association with Gordon Hendy maybe he was an employee of what is now the Hendy Group? https://issuu.com/de...s/hendy_history