More on the Gregory

Shortly after republishing my Post on The Gregory, I unearthed an email which I’d received back in 2013 from Charles Helps of the Historic Lotus Register. He had attached two photos of XPP 886, an 1172cc sidevalve-engined, Lotus Seven lookalike, Gregory from 1956. I’ve checked on the DVLA website and it’s still around, still 1172cc, … Continue reading “More on the Gregory”

Golden Age of Motoring – Caption corrections

The Golden Age of British Motoring, sub-titled Classic Cars from 1900 to 1940, edited by Roy Bacon and published by the Promotional Reprint Company in 1995, is a large-format book of photographs from the Brunell Collection. It has been universally praised for the quality of the photography and the printing, and universally slated for the … Continue reading “Golden Age of Motoring – Caption corrections”

M.G.Trials Cars – Caption corrections

M.G. Trials Cars, by Roger Thomas, is one of the “Essential Seven” trials history books. Subtitled “An Appreciation of The Works Teams” this large format book was published in 1995 to accompany the MGCC “60th Anniversary Weekend” celebrating the formation of the famous Cream Cracker and Musketeers MG Works Teams. Lots of photographs, some well-known, and … Continue reading “M.G.Trials Cars – Caption corrections”

Classic Sections – Ibberton

From the JES (Jesus) Jones collection with thanks to Mike Dalby. I’d long wondered about the location of the wonderfully atmospheric picture on Page 161 of Bacon but it wasn’t until August 2007 that Bryan Ditchman positively identified it as Ibberton Church Hill. (There is another picture of Ibberton on Page 106 of Bacon.) Shortly … Continue reading “Classic Sections – Ibberton”

Classic Sections – Dane

MG Musketeer team captain MacDermid climbs Dane, probably on the 1937 Wye Cup Trial. Photograph taken from page 48 of Thomas. Dane Hill in Kent is hardly a well-known PreWar section, so why does it feature here? Solely because Brunell took some photographs there, in 1937, which have been famously mis-attributed. Data County OS 100km GR Entry … Continue reading “Classic Sections – Dane”

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