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#1 Perruqueporte

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 20:47

I spotted this on a motor car the other day, and have no idea what it is.

https://i.postimg.cc...9-E5-FA3327.jpg

Any thoughts?

Many thanks.

Christopher W

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#2 jcbc3

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 21:22

Guess: East African Motor Sport Club

 

https://www.bonhams....s/24878/lot/42/



#3 RogerFrench

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 21:22

East Africa Motor Sports Club?

#4 Perruqueporte

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 22:01

Many thanks for both replies.

I googled it too, but could only find a different badge for the East Africa Motor Sports Club, which makes me think that the badge I photographed was something else. Hence my original post.

Next time I see that particular motor car, I shall put a note on the windscreen asking the question.

Christopher W.

#5 Rupertlt1

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Posted 16 September 2021 - 03:23

The East African Motor Sports Club was founded circa 1947 — see Motor Sport, February 1947, Page 42.

"Details from R. Pitchford, PO Box 4012, Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa."

He was Rupert Pitchford.

EAST AFRICAN M.S.C. BRACKENHURST SPEED HILL CLIMB

F.t.d. was made by Major McIvor's Ford V8.

Motor Sport, June 1947, Page 155.

See also Motor Sport, May 1949, Page 165.

 

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#6 john winfield

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Posted 16 September 2021 - 14:37

If not East Africa then perhaps East Anglia Motor Sports Club?  Just a guess.

 

Currently there is an Anglia Motor Sports Club, founded recently, in 2012/13.  Prior to March 1950 there was an East Anglian Motor Club which, according to Motor Sport, changed its name "..to avoid confusion with a similar organisation in Essex".

 

 https://www.motorspo...rs-march-1950-2

 

Essex Amateur MSC?  Essex & Anglia MSC?   Or maybe it's nothing to do with Essex.   East Acton MSC?  The possibilities are endless!



#7 D-Type

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Posted 16 September 2021 - 15:17

I can confirm that is definitely an East African Motor Sports Club badge from the 1950s.  


Edited by D-Type, 16 September 2021 - 15:20.


#8 jcbc3

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Posted 16 September 2021 - 17:28

I reached out to Bonhams (re: the link in post #2). They didn't know.

 

Thanks D-type. Now we just need pictures of cars competing with the badge proudly displayed.



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Posted 16 September 2021 - 20:02

I reached out to Bonhams (re: the link in post #2). They didn't know.

 

Thanks D-type. Now we just need pictures of cars competing with the badge proudly displayed.

I've looked through my 150-odd collection of photos of motor sport in Kenya. Hardly anyone competed at Brackenhurst, Nakuru, Langa-Langa or in the Safari with badges on their cars. Those that do show any badges aren't clear enough to make out the detail, 

If a programme cover featuring the badge will provide sufficient proof to cure your scepticism, please message me your email address and I'll send you a couple of scans.


Edited by D-Type, 16 September 2021 - 20:05.


#10 jcbc3

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Posted 16 September 2021 - 20:18

No, no. No skepticism from my side.. Just curiosity in seeing the badge 'in-use'.



#11 DogEarred

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Posted 16 September 2021 - 20:22

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 10:48

From https://www.bonhams..../?category=list

 

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 11:34

That seems to be conclusive.  Evidently oiks could be the EAMSC, but not necessarily in the Royal Association.  Bit like the RAC in the UK which was for gentlemen not motor mechanics!  And I don't suppose non-white East Africans got a look in either.



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Posted 17 September 2021 - 13:07

That seems to be conclusive.  Evidently oiks could be the EAMSC, but not necessarily in the  Royal Association.  Bit like the RAC in the UK which was for gentlemen not motor mechanics!  And I don't suppose non-white East Africans got a look in either.

It was complex.   The REAAA was an organisation combining the functions of the  Aand the RAand open to all.  The EAMSC was for "whites only" but the Motorcycle Club of Kenya was open to all races. Races, hillclimbs, rallies etc were open to entrants from all races.  Around about 1960 there waa major split in the EAMSC over whether the rules could be changed so Joginder Singh could be admitted to membership.  This resulted in many members leaving and forming the multiracial Nairobi Motor Club. 

Following Independence in 1963, all clubs became multiracial


Edited by D-Type, 18 September 2021 - 23:00.


#15 Perruqueporte

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 20:00

From https://www.bonhams..../?category=list
 
YHxAfqdl.jpg
 
 
Provided by
Patrick Collins[/size]Research & Enquiries Officer[/size]National Motor Museum Trust[/size]Beaulieu[/size]


Many thanks - that’s great. Next time I see the car I shall put a note on its windscreen asking if the owner would like a pint. He or she probably has an interesting story to tell. I particularly like the racing car on the badge, which is very well done.

Christopher W.

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 20:16

Badge looks like it has spent a few thousand miles on East African roads. RGDS RLT



#17 Perruqueporte

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 22:00

Badge looks like it has spent a few thousand miles on East African roads. RGDS RLT


Doesn’t it just! As does the machine that it graces - an obviously much-loved and well-used X-Type Jaguar.

Christopher