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Richard Powell writes: "I am spearheading the revival of a pre war race track at Syston Park near Grantham,in Lincolnshire. In 1926 Syston Park created the first road trrack race cicrcuit in Britain. One of our Aims is to bring together cars and motorcycles that would have taken part in the original event. We are consulting with the MSA at the moment to see the type of event we can hold on the existing track. I think at the very least, they will allow us to do demonstration runs and then as the event builds we would like to run a competitive speed trial or sprint. As well as the original track, less than 1/2 mile away, is a nice race track on RAF Barkston Heath. It is a very exciting project and from the response we have had so far, we are delighted with the number and quality of the responders. If you are interested in meeting up for a chat, we are holding a small launch party on 20th September to tell everybody about what our plans are for the track and as importantly speak with owners and enthusiasts and members of the press. This date does clash with Angouleme for some people, but if you are free we would love to see you."
A most interesting Monday morning mystery. The tyres are known and the photo has been used by Michelin for publicity but the car is still unidentified. Text on backside of picture: 'Schwere Fahrt am 28 Juli 1900. Gruz (?) - Rusogund(?) - Schvörle (?) 4542 feet high. "Well that's quite an accomplishment. Especially taking into account the far from standard machinery for that time. Please check the watercooled opposing twin in this next photo showing the front of the carriage." Who can help with the location and of course the car!
(Pictures sent by a friend from France)
The gentlemen responsible for making this car had some experience of the Gordon Bennett race and if you see a Panhard influence, there's a good reason. The car was one of the first in the world to boast an important feature and yet was famous for lacking another important feature. We know some of you will go straight to the answers, but to claim the top spot name the driver and passenger who were both actively involved with the car.
Please give us any relevant information you may have on this particular car. Starting with Make, Year and Type. Plus whatever you can come up with, that is to say within 100 words. Please post your answer in the comment box below (please do not email) and be sure to read The Rules under Read More. This may be your chance to win the infamous PreWarCar T-shirt and wear with pride at this season's events! Results will be published next Saturday, July 11.
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