Villiers Vauxhall special at 1929 September Shelsley Walsh hillclimb

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Autocar Glass Plate B2646
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Raymond Mays, who broke the record at this event with a time of 45.6s. Peter Berthon in the passenger seat of the Vauxhall-Villiers (which for some reason The Autocar called the Villiers-Vauxhall).

Wed, 02/01/2012 - 17:04 Permalink
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Yes, I noticed that after I'd sent the above! To the best of my knowledge, Raymond Mays himself always referred to it as the Vauxhall-Villiers, until it was renamed the Villiers Supercharge after its winter 1929/30 rebuild. Perhaps Amherst Villiers got to the sign-writer first.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 16:42 Permalink