Crashed Lea Francis at 1929 Essex MC 6 Hour Race

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The Lea-Francis no 30 was driven in the initial stages of the race by R Childe. After being delayed at the start by a jammed starter which had to be replaced, and then by a grease gun neck which had become entangled with the gear gate, Childe overdid things with the result shown above. The car surprisingly suffered only a bent dumb iron, and having been pushed clear, was piloted safely to the finish by co-driver H Pellow.

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