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International Trophy

Silverstone, 20 Aug 1949

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alberto Ascari Ferrari 125 [08C] - s/c V12
#8 Scuderia Ferrari (see note 1)
30 0h 59'42.6
88.98mph
2 Giuseppe Farina Maserati 4CLT-48 [1602] - s/c 4
#30 G Farina (see note 2)
30 0h 59'44.4
3 Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 125 [12C] - s/c V12
#27 Scuderia Ferrari (see note 3)
30 1h 00'19.0
4 Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati 4CLT-48 [1601] - s/c 4
#32 Enrico Plate (see note 4)
30 1h 00'45.6
5 Peter Walker ERA E Type [GP1] - s/c 6
#26 P D C Walker (see note 5)
30 1h 01'06.8
6 "B Bira" Maserati 4CLT-48 [1598] - s/c 4
#15 Enrico Plate (see note 6)
30 1h 01'58.4
7 Bob Gerard ERA B Type [R14B] - s/c 6
#6 F R Gerard (see note 7)
29
8 Fred Ashmore Maserati 4CLT-48 [1593] - s/c 4
#35 R Parnell (see note 8)
29
9 Cuth Harrison ERA C Type [R8C] - s/c 6
#5 T C Harrison (see note 9)
28
10 Tony Rolt (4.5 F1) 3.4-litre Alfa-Aitken Special - Alfa Romeo 8
#37 A P R Rolt
28
11 David Hampshire ERA B Type [R12B] - s/c 6
#24 D A Hampshire (see note 10)
28
12 Johnny Claes Talbot T26C [110 011] 6
#18 Écurie Belge (see note 11)
27
13 Pierre Bouillin ("Levegh") Talbot T26C [110 005] 6
#39 P "Levegh" (see note 12)
27
14 Gordon Watson Alta IFS [69IS] - s/c 4
#21 G M Watson (see note 13)
27
15 Joe Fry Maserati 4CL [1585] - s/c 4
#11 J G Fry (see note 14)
27
16 George Nixon ERA A Type [R2A] - s/c 6
#25 G R Nixon (see note 15)
27
17 Roy Salvadori Maserati 4CL [1584] - s/c 4
#34 R F Salvadori
27
18 David Murray Maserati 4CL [1569] - s/c 4
#12 D Murray (see note 16)
26
19 Joe Kelly Maserati 6CM [1547] - s/c 6
#33 J Kelly (see note 17)
26
20 Geoffrey Crossley Alta GP [No 2] - s/c 4
#1 G Crossley (see note 18)
26
21 Geoff Richardson RRA - ERA s/c 6
#36 G N Richardson (see note 19)
21
R Geoff Ansell ERA B Type [R9B] - s/c 6
#22 G E Ansell (see note 20)
19 brakes
R Reg Parnell Maserati 4CLT-48 [1596] - s/c 4
#16 R Parnell (see note 21)
12 engine
R Dick Habershon Delage 15S8 [WMG102] - s/c 8
#3 R P R Habershon (see note 22)
9 oil leak
R St. John Horsfall ERA B Type [R11B] - s/c 6
#4 P H Bell (see note 23)
6 fatal accident
R Philippe Étancelin Talbot T26C [110 008] 6
#20 P Étancelin (see note 24)
0 gearbox
DNS Michael Chorlton CDL - Bugatti s/c 8
#2 M C Chorlton (see note 25)
Did not start
DNS Graham Whitehead ERA B Type [R10B] - s/c 6
#7 P N Whitehead (see note 26)
Did not start
DNS Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 [10C] - s/c V12
#9 P N Whitehead (see note 27)
Did not start
DNS Archie Baring Maserati 4CM [1521] - s/c 4
#10 A A Baring
Did not start
DNS David Fry Maserati 4CL [1585] - s/c 4
#11 J G Fry (see note 28)
Did not start
DNS Duncan Hamilton,
Philip Fotheringham-Parker
Maserati 6CM [1551] - s/c 6
#14 J D Hamilton & P Fotheringham-Parker
(see note 29)
Did not start
DNS Brian Shawe-Taylor Maserati 4CL [1567] - s/c 4
#17 B N Shawe-Taylor
Did not start
DNS Raymond Mays ERA D Type [R4D] - s/c 6
#23 R Mays (see note 30)
Did not start
DNS Leslie Brooke Maserati 4CLT-48 [1595] - s/c 4
#29 H L Brooke (see note 31)
Did not start
DNS John Gordon,
Lance Macklin
Maserati 6CM - s/c 6
#31 J S Gordon & L Macklin
Did not start
DNS Louis Chiron Talbot T26C [110 007] 6
#38 Écurie France (see note 32)
Did not start
DNA Guy Mairesse Talbot T26C [110 002] 6
#19 Écurie France (see note 33)
Did not arrive
DNA George Bainbridge Maserati 4CL [1555/1579] - s/c 4
#28 R E Ansell
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.5-litre s/c F1 or 4.5-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Emmanuel de Graffenried (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1601] - Maserati s/c 4 1'55.0
2 Giuseppe Farina (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1602] - Maserati s/c 4 1'56.0
3 Alberto Ascari (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Ferrari 125 [08C] - Ferrari s/c V12 1'56.0
4 "B Bira" (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1598] - Maserati s/c 4 1'56.2
5 Luigi Villoresi (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Ferrari 125 [12C] - Ferrari s/c V12 1'57.0
6 Peter Walker (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA E Type [GP1] - ERA s/c 6 1'57.2
7 Philippe Étancelin (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 008] - Talbot 6 1'57.4
8 Reg Parnell (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1596] - Maserati s/c 4 1'57.8
9 Raymond Mays * (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA D Type [R4D] - ERA s/c 6 1'59.6
10 Bob Gerard (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA B Type [R14B] - ERA s/c 6 1'59.6
11 Cuth Harrison (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA C Type [R8C] - ERA s/c 6 2'00.0
12 Peter Whitehead * (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Ferrari 125 [10C] - Ferrari s/c V12 2'01.0
13 Brian Shawe-Taylor * (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CL [1567] - Maserati s/c 4 2'01.4
14 Johnny Claes (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 011] - Talbot 6 2'01.6
15 David Hampshire (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA B Type [R12B] - ERA s/c 6 2'02.0
16 St. John Horsfall (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA B Type [R11B] - ERA s/c 6 2'02.0
17 Roy Salvadori (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CL [1584] - Maserati s/c 4 2'02.0
18 Geoffrey Crossley (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Alta GP [No 2] - Alta s/c 4 2'02.9
19 Duncan Hamilton * (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 6CM [1551] - Maserati s/c 6 2'03.8
20 Louis Chiron * (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 007] - Talbot 6 2'04.2
21 Tony Rolt (4.5 F1) 3.4-litre Alfa-Aitken Special - Alfa Romeo 8 2'04.8
22 Leslie Brooke * (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1595] - Maserati s/c 4 2'05.0
23 Pierre Bouillin ("Levegh") (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 005] - Talbot 6 2'07.0
24 Fred Ashmore (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1593] - Maserati s/c 4 2'07.0
25 Graham Whitehead * (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA B Type [R10B] - ERA s/c 6 2'08.4
26 Joe Fry (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CL [1585] - Maserati s/c 4 2'08.8
27 Archie Baring * (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CM [1521] - Maserati s/c 4 2'09.0
28 George Nixon (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA A Type [R2A] - ERA s/c 6 2'11.2
29 Gordon Watson (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Alta IFS [69IS] - Alta s/c 4 2'11.8
30 Geoff Ansell (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA B Type [R9B] - ERA s/c 6 2'12.8
31 Dick Habershon (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Delage 15S8 [WMG102] - Delage s/c 8 2'12.8
32 Joe Kelly (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 6CM [1547] - Maserati s/c 6 2'15.6
33 David Murray (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CL [1569] - Maserati s/c 4 2'19.0
34 Geoff Richardson (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre RRA - ERA s/c 6 NT
34 Michael Chorlton * (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre CDL - Bugatti s/c 8 2'25.0
35 John Gordon * (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 6CM - Maserati s/c 6 NT
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ferrari 125 [08C] (Alberto Ascari): This 125 was built for the 1949 season and first appeared as a F2. It was rebodied for 1950 and is therefore hard to identify but may be car raced by Dorino Serafini in 1950. It may then be the car that appeared in Argentina early 1952, possibly renumbered 0108.
  2. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1602] (Giuseppe Farina): Maserati records show this car going to Nino Farina on 15 Jun 1949. Raced by Farina in 1949 and used as a spare car in 1950 Argentine Temporada series. Note that the 1602 chassis plate appears to have been used on 1609.
  3. Ferrari 125 [12C] (Luigi Villoresi): One of two works 125s built for the start of 1949, 12C was also used as a F2 car early in the season. It may be the car used by Sommer in 1950 but as it had been rebodied, it is not possibly to identify. It may be the car renumbered #0104 and sold to Peter Staechelin for 1951.
  4. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1601] (Emmanuel de Graffenried): To Enrico Platé for 1949 (dated 7 Mar 1949 in Maserati records) and driven by Emmanuel de Graffenried. Continued as de Graffenried's well-used car through 1950 and 1951. Probably one of two cars extensively rebuilt as Plate-Maseratis for 1952. Probably raced by Ottorino Volonterio in F2 in 1953. Sold with the sister car (probably 1598) by de Graffenried to 20th Century Fox for film work then sold again via Tom Carstens (Tacoma, WA). Subsequent history unknown.
  5. ERA E Type [GP1] (Peter Walker): The prototype E-Type, run by the works in 1939 for Mays (in practice only) and Dobson. To Peter Whitehead for 1946 and 1947 then to Reg Parnell's team then to Whitehead again, now with Peter Walker as driver 1949-50. Later fitted with Jaguar engine and equipped as sportscar and through a chain of owners to Duncan Ricketts, who completed the restoration and has raced it regularly since 1998.
  6. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1598] ("B Bira"): Maserati records show this car going to 'B. Bira' 23 Sep 1948. Bira raced 1948 British GP, 1949 Argentine Temporada and 1949 European season. Retained 1950 being used as Platé team car from Pescara. Raced by Harry Schell for Enrico Platé in 1951 then becoming one of two cars extensively rebuilt as Platé-Maseratis for 1952. Probably raced by Giovanni de Riu in F2 in 1953. Then sold via de Graffenried to 20th Century Fox for film work and then acquired by Tom Carstens (Tacoma, WA). Subsequent history unknown.
  7. ERA B Type [R14B] (Bob Gerard): Johnny Wakefield 1938-39 and then Bob Gerard's main ERA from 1946 to 1953. Then via Jimmy Stuart to Donald Day in 1959. Apart from a short period, Day has owned it ever since. Recent drivers include Ted Rollason, Goff Tidball and Paul Richardson. Retained 2007.
  8. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1593] (Fred Ashmore): Shown in Maserati records as Alberto Ascari's early 1948 car. To Reg Parnell 1949 for Fred Ashmore then raced in 1950 by David Hampshire and others as part of Scuderia Ambrosiana. Then David Murray's car for 1951. Crashed in practice at the Nürburgring for the 1951 German GP and not seen again.
  9. ERA C Type [R8C] (Cuth Harrison): Built in 1938 using mechanical parts from R8B and raced by Earl Howe 1938 and until a crash in the 1939 International Trophy. Then to Reg Parnell for 1946, Cuth Harrison from 1947 to 1951, Brian Shawe-Taylor 1951 and 1952; then a chain of other owners until acquired in 1977 by Bruce Spollon. Rebuilt to correct C-type specs and raced from 1981 to 2003.
  10. ERA B Type [R12B] (David Hampshire): Built by White Mouse Stable in 1939 on a new factory B-Type chassis and using the mechanical parts from R12C. Raced by Bira 1946-47 as 'Hanuman II' then to David Hampshire and David Murray for 1949 and 1950. Through a chain of mainly Scottish owners and then to Sam Tingle in Rhodesia in 1957. Then via Allan Gillespie back to Britain for Bill Morris in 1962. Campaigned by Morris up to 1998 then to David Wenman in 1999. Retained 2007.
  11. Talbot T26C [110 011] (Johnny Claes): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 011' was Johnny Claes car in 1948-50 and then sold to Duncan Hamilton (and Fotheringham-Parker) and raced 1951-53. Stored in France until 1955 when Hamilton sold it to Allan Freeman in New Zealand who raced it through to 1961. It was bought by Joe Hepworth in 1963 and returned to England; then via other UK and French owners until sold to Bernie Ecclestone 1996. Retained 2002.
  12. Talbot T26C [110 005] (Pierre Bouillin ("Levegh")): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 005' was raced by 'Levegh' from 1948 to 1951 and by Grignard once in 1951. Retained by the works until it was sold to Otto Zipper in the US in 1957. Then to the Briggs Cunningham museum via two other US owners to Tony Wang 1988.
  13. Alta IFS [69IS] (Gordon Watson): Alta chassis 69IS was a single-seat Alta with independent suspension all round built for Lady Mary Grosvenor in 1939. It was not completed before the outbreak of war and was later built up post war and raced by Gordon Watson and Robert Cowell. It was rebodied with post-war bodywork and, according to Denis Jenkinson writing in 1987, then disappeared. Ted Walker has identified 69IS as the car driven by The Noble Louis Count Manduca, a member of the Maltese nobility, in 1952 and 1953 but suggestions that it was the car that went to Gib Barrett in Australia do not appear to be correct. In 2006, it was said to be owned by Paul Jaye.
  14. Maserati 4CL [1585] (Joe Fry): Delivered on 30 Apr 1947 to Enrico Plate's team and driven by a variety of drivers from 1947 to 1949, including Emmanuel de Graffenried. Sold to Joe Fry for 1950, but passed after Fry's death in July 1950 to Duncan Hamilton and Philip Fotheringham-Parker who campaigned it in British races until then of the F1 formula in 1951. Campaigned widely in UK historic racing events by several British owners until passing to the current owner, Oliver Maierhofer (Germany) On display at Tubingen Motor Museum in 2007.
  15. ERA A Type [R2A] (George Nixon): A works 1100cc car in 1934, usually raced by Humphrey Cook and then re-engined as a 1500 for 1935 and raced mainly by Mays. Then via Nicky Embiricos, Con Pollock, HW Motors (Abecassis and Heath) 1947 and Reg Parnell (1948) to George Nixon for 1948/49. Also owned by George Hartwell, Harry Kaley and Ted Lloyd-Jones before entering historic racing in the late 1950s. Through a chain of other owners and owned by Rodney Smith (US) since 1997. Retained by his family 2007.
  16. Maserati 4CL [1569] (David Murray): Delivered on 29 May 1939 to Johnny Wakefield who campaigned it successfully up to the outbreak of war. After Wakefield's death in 1942, purchased by Reg Parnell. Raced by extensively Parnell between 1946 and 1948, after which it was raced by David Murray in 1948/49. Fitted by Parnell with twin-stage supercharged engine, then Ambrosiana team spare during 1950 before passing via John Green to Bobby Baird in 1951. To George Weaver in USA, then via British, Swiss and German owners to Georg Kaufmann (Switzerland). Retained 2005
  17. Maserati 6CM [1547] (Joe Kelly): Delivered 24 Jun 1937 to Austin Dobson, who raced it during 1937, before passing to the young David Hampshire for 1939. Post-war continued to be campaigned by Hampshire in 1946 before passing via HW Motors to Alister Baring in 1947. Then successively to Joe Kelly and to Noel Hillis in Ireland. Via American and British owners to Steffan Schollwoeck who campaigned it with much success in historic racing until 2007, when it passed to Will Balz (Germany).
  18. Alta GP [No 2] (Geoffrey Crossley): This car was built for Geoffrey Crossley and raced until 1951. Then broken up to create the "Berkshire Special". (Source: Directory of Historic Racing Cars, Jenkinson)
  19. RRA (Geoff Richardson): Built by Geoff Richardson using mechanical parts of an ex-works Riley raced before the war by Percy Maclure, in a new Richardson-built frame. Raced initially with the engine from the White Riley, and sometimes therefore called the ERA-Riley. Richardson continued to race the car, mainly in small English events, until 1955, replacing the engine with a 2.5 Riley in 1954 and a 2.0 Alta in 1955. The car was then dismantled but reassembled by Keith Knight, still with Alta engine, in 1965. Retained by Knight into this century.
  20. ERA B Type [R9B] (Geoff Ansell): A customer car for Denis Scribbans and then Bob Ansell up to 1949. Guest drivers included Brian Shawe-Taylor, who then bought the car and raced it 1950-51. Then via Irish and UK owners, entering historic racing in 1955. Raced by the Mann brothers from 1976 to 1993, then to Switzerland for four years, back to Peter Mann and then to Rainer Ott (Germany) in 2005. Retained 2007.
  21. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1596] (Reg Parnell): Maserati records list this as Reg Parnell's car dated 14 Sep 1948. Raced by Parnell from 1949 to 1951, under the Scuderia Ambrosiana banner in 1950 and 1951, also by Hampshire in 1951. Sold or leased to Bobby Baird mid-1951 and then sometime after 1952 sold to Count Johnny Lurani. Lurani sold it in 1955 to Pat Hoare in New Zealand where it raced until the mid-1960s and then spent many years in the Queenstown Motor Museum. It was sold in 1982 and returned to Europe in 1989. Sold at auction a number of times in the late 1980s and 1990s. Owned by Max Lustenberger (Switzerland) from 1999. Retained 2004.
  22. Delage 15S8 [WMG102] (Dick Habershon): Numbered '5' by Alan Burnard in his histories as a continuation of the works numbering but also logically 'WMG 102'. The second 1937 White Mouse Garages ifs car, using parts from ex-works 1926/27 GP 2,3 and 4 on a new chassis. Possibly not completed until acquired by Reg Parnell during the war. Driven in 1946 sprints by his nephew Roy Parnell, then by Dick Habershon in club events 1947-49 and Rob Walker (driver Tony Rolt) 1949. Fitted with E-Type ERA engine and campaigned by Walker as the ERA-Delage 1951-53, usual driver Rolt but also Peter Walker, Eric Thompson, Roy Salvadori and, in occasional sprints, Rob Walker himself. Alan Burnand in sprints 1954-56 then in historic racing with Joe Goodhew, Ray Potter, Patrick Lindsay, Anthony Mayman and, since 1993, Bruce Spollon.
  23. ERA B Type [R11B] (St. John Horsfall): For Reggie Tongue and Hon Peter Aitken before the war then various owners including Reg Parnell in 1948 and then Peter Bell for hillclimbs. Driven by Ken Wharton 1951-53 and then through a chain of owners to Martin Morris in 1962. Owned by David Morris since his father's death in 2005
  24. Talbot T26C [110 008] (Philippe Étancelin): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 008' was Philippe Etancelin's car in 1948 and then passed to Jean Achard November 1950. Achard moved to Brazil, taking the car, and sold it there to Pinheiro Pires who raced it in Brazil from 1951 to 1954. Remains to UK via Colin Crabbe in the 1980s and then via other UK owners to Tony Bianchi c1999. Has been raced in historics up to 2005.
  25. CDL (Michael Chorlton): The CDL was built for the 1949 F1 season by Centaur Developments Ltd, a London firm led by James Boothby, designer Michael Chorlton and Charles Brookes. The car is believed to have been built using one of Chorlton's Bugatti 51 chassis and engines but the Bugatti expert Hugh Conway was unable to resolve this to his satisfaction. The Bugatti bits of the CDL were later removed by Martin Dean to build up a Bugatti which is now accepted by the Bugatti Owners Club as 51126. The rest of the CDL was sold in 1994 and rebuilt around a replica Bugatti chassis and a 2.5-litre Alta engine. It is now known as the Chorlton Special. This is why OldRacingcars.com doesn't cover Bugattis.
  26. ERA B Type [R10B] (Graham Whitehead): Peter Whitehead's regular B Type from 1936 to 1952 (also driven by Peter Walker and Graham Whitehead). Then via other UK and US owners to Nick Mason who raced and demonstrated it for more than 20 years from 1980. With Paddins Dowling by 2006. Retained 2007.
  27. Ferrari 125 [10C] (Peter Whitehead): Peter Whitehead bought 10C new for 1949 and used it through 1949 and 1950 before buying a newer ex-works 125. This car was raced by Dobson in 1951 and later sold to David Murray. Whitehead later bought a 1949/50 LWB Tipo 125 renumbered 0114; it is this latter car that spent many years in the Donington Collection.
  28. Maserati 4CL [1585] (David Fry): Delivered on 30 Apr 1947 to Enrico Plate's team and driven by a variety of drivers from 1947 to 1949, including Emmanuel de Graffenried. Sold to Joe Fry for 1950, but passed after Fry's death in July 1950 to Duncan Hamilton and Philip Fotheringham-Parker who campaigned it in British races until then of the F1 formula in 1951. Campaigned widely in UK historic racing events by several British owners until passing to the current owner, Oliver Maierhofer (Germany) On display at Tubingen Motor Museum in 2007.
  29. Maserati 6CM [1551] (Duncan Hamilton, Philip Fotheringham-Parker): Delivered on 25 Oct 1937 to Earl Howe, probably acting as agent for a South African purchaser. Immediately shipped to South Africa for the 1937/38 winter season to be raced by Bill Everitt, before passing to local driver Buller Meyer. Imported to UK in 1947 UK by George Abecassis who raced it briefly before selling it to Duncan Hamilton and Philip Fotheringham-Parker who campaigned it extensively in 1948, 49 and 1950. To Brian Finglass in early 1950s, before passing to Fred Zambucka in New Zealand, then via various New Zealand owners to the Geer brothers (U.K.) about 1980. Believed to be retained 2007.
  30. ERA D Type [R4D] (Raymond Mays): The sole D-Type, built in 1938 using mechanical parts from R4C and raced by factory drivers Mays and Dobson 1938-39. Sold to Mays when he left the team and raced by him until 1950. Then via Ron Flockhart, Ken Wharton and a chain of other owners into historic racing in 1966. Via further UK and Indian owners to Mac Hulbert in 2001.
  31. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1595] (Leslie Brooke): Maserati records show this car going to Leslie Brooke 29 Aug 1948. Raced by Brooke through 1948, 1949 and 1950 and by Claes, still under Brooke's ownership, at Goodwood Sept 1951. Then George Weaver in the US in 1952. In the 1980s the car passed from Virginia Weaver via UK and German owners to 1998. Owned by Wolfgang Wegner-Bscher (Germany) from 1998.
  32. Talbot T26C [110 007] (Louis Chiron): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 007' was Paul Vallee's Ecurie France car driven by Chiron 1948-49 and Apezteguia in 1950. To Tom Hawkes in Australia in 1951. From him it passed to Doug Whiteford, Rex Taylor and then a string of Australian, UK (including a loan period in the Donington Collection), Swiss, US and French owners to Bernie Ecclestone's collection in 1997. Retained 2002.
  33. Talbot T26C [110 002] (Guy Mairesse): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 002' was raced by 'Raph' and Eugene Chaboud in 1948 and Paul Vallee and Guy Mairesse in 1950. Owned by Mairesse 1950-51; also raced by Giraud-Cabantous 1950; by Jean Blanc and Levegh 1952; and by Etancelin in 1953. In late 1953, Vallee sold the car to Doug Whiteford in Australia to replace his existing chassis '110 007'. Whiteford was surprised to discover that he'd bought an earlier model and it was 1955 before the car raced in Australia. It was sold to Ralph Snodgrass in 1956 but crashed badly at Mt Druitt in 1957. Snodgrass retained the car until 1980 when it was sold to Reg Hunt who restored it for historic events. Retained by Hunt until sold to Ron Towney in 2006.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' orginal results.

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