Photos by Martin Stubbs Video Bill Hunter
There were three of these fabric bodied 2 seat racing cars built by the Austin works in 1923. The first was registered OK 7095 and was driven by Captain Arthur Waite to the Brooklands Easter Small Car Handicap where he did a flying lap at over 62 mph and achieved a race average of 59.03 mph. He then drove the car back to his home in Bromsgrove. The next race he entered was the 250 Km Italian Grand Prix des Cyclecars at Monza on the 4th May which he won at an average speed of 57 mph and set the fastest lap at 64 mph.
Text and Photos: Martin Stubbs
A l’aube d’une très belle matinée le 14 octobre 2007. Pendant la visite en France de Bill Hunter (du site Motormarques ) et moi-même, nous partons pour Dangé Saint Romain,Vienne. Parallèlement à cette rencontre, a également eu lieu des expos de vielles motos, de véhicules militaires anciens, de voitures de collection, avec la participation des membres du Teuf Teuf Club, 86140 Scorbé Clairvaux, et plein d’autres clubs de la région. A notre arrivée, nous avons été accueillis par les membres de l’association.
The normally quiet backroads that lead to Linas Montlhery, in the southern districts of Paris, were uncharacteristically busy over the weekend of October 6th and 7th this year. The traffic was unusual too in that a fair amount of it consisted of classic Citroens dating back to the 1920s. The occasion was an anniversary celebration of outstanding speed and distance records set by the marque in the early 1930s.