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  1. Claire Darke says

    The Races at Brooklands listed here:

  2. roycousins says

    ii) Luigi Fagioli wins the 1935 Monaco Grand Prix in a Mercedes-Benz W125.

    iii) This is the BARC Meeting at Brooklands in August 1936.

    20.02: 4 - BMW 328, 9 - Frazer Nash, 10 - Bugatti, 10 - Frazer Nash, 11 - Frazer Nash, 12 - Aston Martin.

    02.17: " of the entries is Prince Chula of Siam, who seems to be one of the keenest racing drivers in this country." - Chula entered the car for the races, but his cousin, Prince Bira, was the driver.

    "R.H. Eccles wins in a Rapier Special" - the 1st August Mountain handicap (1936) was a dead heat between Roy Eccles 1100cc Lagonda Rapier Special and King-Clark's supercharged 747cc MG. The Rapier was built to special order for Eccles and still races today.

  3. roycousins says

    iii) "Short shot of demonstration of a car which has an engine at each end. "Very nice" observes the narrator, "provided they both pull in the same direction"." - it's one of the two Bimotore Alfa Romeos. As the name suggests, it has two engines, but mounted side-by-side, not front and rear. It was built by Scuderia Ferrari who were then Alfa's race team, but only became constructors after WW2.

  4. roycousins says

    iv) Monaco Grand Prix - 2nd April 1934. The winner was Guillaume "Guy" Moll in a P3 Alfa Romeo. He also won another Grand Prix at AVUS (Berlin) on 27th May, but was killed in an accident in the Coppa Acerbo at Pescara on 15th August.

  5. roycousins says

    vii) 1957 British Grand Prix at Aintree. Stirling Moss & Tony Brooks share the win in a Vanwall (VW5).

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