On Wednesday 4th March we shall be open to visitors once again with the opportunity to lunch in the Drivers Club at Bowcliffe. After lunch we shall be holding our first AGM as a charity. If you would like to come along or receive a copy of the annual report please leave a reply in the box below. Prior booking for lunch is required.
A coupe of mid-fifties photos have been sent in for news of their whereabouts. Firstly, this one is not in our records….
This one we could identify and confirm its survival…
Amongst some miscellaneous papers a card appeared with this painting commissioned by the late Rod Yeend prompting some research as to why it was chosen. The snowy scene depicts three ladies taking part in the 1953 Monte.
If you are the present custodian of the TD21 3969 VT which appeared on the TV Drama The Trial of Christine Keeler,the first owner has a sheaf of early history papers to hand on to you. I had a telephone enquiry after the second episode asking when Alvis made a long wheelbase version of the TD21. Another knowledgeable follower opined that John Profumo actually drove a Jaguar in the 1960s.
The updated Speed 25 Register generated some satisfying feedback including this rather fine picture of a surviving Charlesworth saloon in New Zealand.
These photos were sent in by Jonathan Gill, the other New Zealand owner of a Charlesworth saloon.
Both of these cars are in Batch 2.
The Register of Batch 3 of 150 cars is now available to view on the Speed 25 page together with additional photos.
There is also an updated piece on the 39 Cross & Ellis tourers.
Following feedback from the last post the Speed 25 page has been updated with more information. We have determined there are probably 55 remaining Charlesworth saloons, and that saloon bodies continue to be discarded in favour of specials or replica open coachwork.
The Graber page has been refreshed with some more photos.
Of the 391 Speed 25 models produced from 1936-40 the majority were Charlesworth saloons. Writing in 2002, George Butlin said over one half of the total production survived and that 151 retained their original coachwork, with the remainder becoming specials or rebodied as tourers or drophead coupes. A few Charlesworth saloons have changed custodians recently and one now lives close to Bowcliffe.
Once again we have had more than 20,000 visitors to the site in 2019 and this is where you were from… ….and this is what you looked at…The Fourteen site also had visitors.. …as did the 4.3 siteSo, although this gives us a good idea what you like would you be so kind as to let us know what you would like to read about in 2020? Just leave us your thoughts in the reply box below.