Can anyone tell me if there is a record somewhere here or on the Motorsport Memorial site of the death of someone named Tomkin, or Tonkin, or Tomkins or similar at Silverton Hillclimb in the early to mid fifties?
These threads are notoriously difficult to ply with 'search' because people keep running up to date lists of recent additions and names come up so often that it kills the search feature.
Despite Tim s motorsport memorial reference, a quick glance through my AMS file has'a Broken Hill event on 28 July 1957 with a report in Sept 57 AMS with B Tonkin Austin Healey listed in the results page. I haven't looked very hard, but can't see mention of a death there. The other Austin Healey mentioned is H Dini and around 3 seconds faster than Tonkin.
Next date I have is 14 Sept 1958. but I also have a date in 1953 and 1955 (there could be other events but the file is, as always a work in progress). Those with VSCCA access or a Neville Webb book might be of assistance.
One could also make an assumption of there being a connection with Ron Tonkin, MG TF, early Elfin racer from SA. The South Oz lads going to the Broken Hill events - McEwin, Jolly, G Cooper, etc.