Bugatti and Silver Hawk at Southend speed trials

Photo reference
Autocar Glass Plate A606
Registration Number
Driver / Mechanic / Passenger
Event Type
Image Source
Julian Hunt

What a cracking shot - there's enough background detail to have chance of finding the location. I think that the Bugatti is driven by Leon Cushman , who drove for the Bugatti Concessionaire Major Lefevre (the car looks a bit too standard to be one of Raymond Mays cars). I assume that he is the same Leon Cushman who later drove Dutch Clog Austins, or was that the the former GN mechanic?

Tue, 07/29/2008 - 17:02 Permalink
Greg Wrapson

I agree the Bugatti does look in surprisingly standard form,
but it is the young Mr Mays at the wheel of Cordon Rouge. Silver Hawk behind,
probably one of the Keddie family driving. At Westcliff I think.

Tue, 07/29/2008 - 21:49 Permalink
Greg Wrapson

The Autocar's report contains this photo. The caption confirms that
it is Raymond Mays and that the Silver Hawk behind was driven by
G D F Keddie.

Sun, 08/03/2008 - 17:06 Permalink
Guest (not verified)

The Bugatti driver is indeed Raymond Mays and the location is Chalkwell Eplanade in Westcliff on Sea, Essex. (I grew up living there & my mother still does)

Fri, 11/23/2012 - 13:00 Permalink