1950s British #9 Allard Wreck on Beach

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1950s British #9 Allard Wreck on Beach

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Post by Jesper Hvid » 2 months ago

https://www.francisfrith.com/weston-sup ... 950_w69068

Weston Bay, Weston-super-Mare. Just a suggestion. I've tried to match the surroundings with various British seaside towns.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 2 months ago

If this is indeed a wreck from the W-s-M Speed Trials, then it can be narrowed down to either 1948 or 1949.

http://www.petestowe.talktalk.net/p_bristol.htm

If so, the "track" is the Marine Parade, ½-miler.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 2 months ago

Motorsport's article from the 8th October 1949 trials: http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archi ... -weston-su

No mention of any accidents. Would it be wrong to assume that the wrecked car would have been a Class 5 (above 2,000 c.c.)?
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 months ago

Jesper Hvid wrote:
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Motorsport's article from the 8th October 1949 trials: http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archi ... -weston-su

No mention of any accidents. Would it be wrong to assume that the wrecked car would have been a Class 5 (above 2,000 c.c.)?
Looking at the size of it and the habit of large engines in the era I would have no doubt in believing it to be Class 5 and over 2.0 litres.
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Post by PTRACER » 2 months ago

Too unimportant to solve.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 2 months ago

Motorsport Magazine, November 1948 issue: http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archi ... ent-events

No use. I think I'm on the right track here, tho.
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Post by PTRACER » 2 months ago

Allard J2X

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Post by Jesper Hvid » 2 months ago

None of the programmes from these two events are available, either as scans or online auctions.

One thing, tho, the car numbers would have had to have been assigned in reverse order, i.e. biggest cars first, hence a Class 5 car with the #9. All cars had a unique number, it's always been like that, I think. Theoretically, programme entry lists would settle the matter, unless I'm chasing geese, again. I'm not sure I agree that it's unimportant. This looks like a serious crash to me, and the car obviously rolled. It really ought to be mentioned at least in a local newspaper.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 2 months ago

List of 1949 also-rans include: Mansell (Allard Special), 26.73 sec. No retirements listed, and in fact it's the only Allard mentioned.
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