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    Motor car hill race, including vintage models.

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    Unissued / unused material.

    Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb

    Various shots of motor hill race; cars drive along steep country roads with crowds lining route. Cars include Fraser Nash BMW, MGs, Maserati, 1914 Mercedes, 1911 Rolls Royce, Bugatti, Riley Sprite, Tiger Kitten and Allard, some of the cars are vintage models. Drivers competing include D.G. Flather, J.R. Weir and D.G. Silcock.

    Date on old record is 19/07/1946.

    Note: a Pathe website user informs us that the location of these events is Shelsley Walsh in Gloucestershire. Aso competing are Basil Davenport in a "Spider" and Alec Issigonis in a "Lightweight Special".

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
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    01:51:49:00 / 01:57:00:00
    UN 1493 D

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  1. Unknown user says

    Shelsley Walsh is in the Teme Valley in Worcestershire (not Gloucestershire).
    This is the first post war meeting in June 1946.

    00:12 - Alec Issigonis in the Lightweight Special drives up through the "Esses."
    00:28 – Bob Gerard in ERA R14B.
    00:46 – Raymond Mays in ERA R4D wins with a time of 39.57 seconds.
    00:57 - Basil Davenport in his homemade special, "Spider."
    02:08 – a Maserati 4CL (and what looks like Reg Parnell) comes around the top “S” and into the finishing straight.
    02:37 – George Abecassis in his Alta crosses the finish line, then sets off back down the hill, closely followed by an HRG.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Date of this meeting was 1st June 1946. Sadly for the many motor-racing starved enthusiasts who turned up in droves for this first post-war meeting, the weather was truly appalling but did not seem to ruin spectator's enthusiasm. Car and drivers in order seen:- No. 1, Clive Lones' 500 cc "Tiger Kitten" special, time 53.78 seconds. No. 5, J.M.P. Dowson driving the 'Lightweight Special' designed by Alex Issigonis: 46.76 secs to be 1st in the 500-750cc Class. No. 27, Bob Gerard's 1½ litre ERA (R4A), 45.47 secs. No. 25, Bob Ansell's 1½ litre ERA (R9B), 45.00 secs. No. 65, Raymond Mays, 2 litre ERA (R4D), 42.79 secs - fastest time of the day. No. 47, Basil Davenport's 1½ litre "Spider" special, 47.65 secs. No. 64, Robert Cowell, 2 litre Alta, 44.89 secs - 1st in 1500-2000 cc Class. No. 77, Kenneth Evans, Alfa Romeo P3 single-seater, 46.11 secs. No. 83, Peter Monkhouse, Bugatti, 45.26 secs. No. 48, Mrs C.Mortimer, 1½ litre Alta, 50.69 secs to win the Shelsley Ladies Trophy. (continued)

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  3. Unknown user says

    Pt 2:
    No. 32, H.L.Brooke, 'Brooke Special', 47.62 secs
    No. 29, Reg Parnell, Maserati 4CL, 45.47 secs
    No. 17, H.D.Carlmark, 998 cc 'Carlmark Special', 48.24 secs
    No. 55, George Abecassis, 1½ litre Alta, 43.17 secs
    No. 31, Sir Clive Edwards, 1500 HRG, 59.93 secs
    No. ??,
    No. 24, Charles Mortimer, 1½ litre Alta, 45.54 secs
    No. 49, Brian Shawe-Taylor in Bob Ansell's 1½ litre ERA (R9B), 44.92 secs
    No. 28, Pollock or Lloyd-Jones driving 1½ litre Frazer Nash, 62.49 secs
    No. 67, Cuth Harrison's Riley special, 46.36 secs - fastest time by an un-supercharged car
    No. 76, Kenneth Bears' Type 44 Bugatti crashing in esses, 47.28 secs on other run
    No. 75, Jack Fairman's 2 litre Bugatti, 50.66 secs
    No. 86, Sammy Newsome, Jaguar SS100 special, 46.95 secs
    No. 84, Kenneth Bear, Type 51 Bugatti, 45.17 secs to be 1st in 2-3 litre class
    No. 111, Sam Clutton's 12 litre 1908 GP Itala, 52.68 secs
    No. 97, Peter Clark's 1914 GP Mercedes, 56.7 secs
    No. 112, John Bolster's 1911 Rolls-Royce, 80.67 secs

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  4. Unknown user says

    and finally ............
    No. 113, Marcus Chambers, 1908 Hutton (named "Little Dorritt"), 75.21 secs
    No. 12, R.M.Turner in Riley 9 entered by Bob Gerard, 50.97 secs

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