1926 BARC July Meeting

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Autocar Glass Plate A6414
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john mills (not verified)

This is not an ADM Austro-Daimler. May be a Sascha, but looks a bit big, even for that...???

Fri, 11/20/2009 - 21:25 Permalink
Guest (not verified)

This Lanchester 40 was ordered in 1924 for tyre testing by the tyre manufacturer F Lionel Rapson. It was driven in circuit races at Brooklands by Parry Thomas. Although supposedly a different car, it bore a remarkable resemblance to the car earlier raced by S F Edge (indeed I would be interested to know whether the two cars ever appeared together?). Tommy Hann's 'Softly Catch Monkey' was based on an earlier chassis - good photos of it can be found at A3425 and A2464.

Mon, 11/23/2009 - 12:38 Permalink

In reply to by Guest (not verified)

Although the cars of S F Edge and Parry Thomas are very, very similar, there are sufficient detail differences to suggest that they were different cars; they certainly had different bodies, with a different cockpit shape and angle to the tail. It seems most unlikely that the same car would have been rebodied in exactly the same style but with these alterations.

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 20:53 Permalink