Friday, 07 December 2007 14:10

1923 Austin Seven "Boulogne" Racers

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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.