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  1. roycousins says

    Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb - September 1933.

    00:45 – No.26 Raymond Mays in the supercharged “White Riley” special.
    01:00 – No.54 Whitney Straight in his black 2.5-litre supercharged Maserati 8C.
    01:12 – No.61 Earl Howe in a Bugatti.

    "unidentified driver talking about his having broken a record. He shakes hands with a fellow driver" - Raymond Mays (wearing a beret) had just broken Hans Stuck's three year old record, but had then been intermediately beaten by Whitney Straight, who is the other driver in this clip.
    Straight, a native New Yorker, was educated at Cambridge, was an RAF fighter pilot in the Battle of Britain - reaching the rank of Air Commodore - then became involved in the aviation industry as Chairman of BEA, then CEO of BOAC and then Deputy Chairman of Rolls Royce.

  2. MAC Archivist says

    Date of the event was 30th September 1933.

    Cars & drivers seen:-

    No. 1, Eddie Hall, MG C-type Midget, 50.2 secs. Winner of under 850cc Sports Car class.
    No. 5, Miss Watson, MG J3 Midget, 60.4 secs
    No. 7, Pat Driscoll, Works supercharged Austin 7 entered by Sir Herbert Austin, 51.0 secs
    No. 20, Mrs Elsie Wisdom, MG K3 Magnette, 54.4 secs. (The no. 17 still on the side was Nuvolari's number in the TT earlier that year).
    No. 26, Raymond Mays in the "White Riley", prototype for the ERA, 42.2 secs.
    No. 10, Jack Moor's 1100 cc "Wasp" Special, 48.0 secs.
    No. 21, Ashton-Rigby's MG L-type Magna, 56.6 secs.
    No. 54, Whitney Straight's 2½ Litre Maserati 8CM-2500, new hill record of 41.2 secs.
    No. 61, Earl Howe's Type 51 Bugatti, 43.6 secs.

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