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Paddock scene, left to right: (Car Number 24), the Spitfire Special, F. Michael Wilcock, driver (jacket, shirt, tie, standing right rear wheel), Car Number 90, the Bennett Special, E.W. Bennett, driver (seated).

Brighton Speed Trials

  • Title Brighton Speed Trials
  • Source George Phillips Photograph Collection  
  • Description Paddock scene, left to right: (Car Number 24), the Spitfire Special, F. Michael Wilcock, driver (jacket, shirt, tie, standing right rear wheel), Car Number 90, the Bennett Special, E.W. Bennett, driver (seated).
  • Years 1956  
  • Date 1956-09-01
  • Photographer George Phillips  
  • City Brighton  
  • Country England  
  • People Wilcock, F. Michael   Bennett, E.W.  
  • Model Spitfire Special   Bennett Special  
  • Engine Type Madeira Drive  
  • Group/Class Racing Cars unlimited   Racing Cars up to 250cc  
  • Vehicle Markings Spitfire Special (lettering), Car Number 90, Bennett Special (lettering)
  • Event Brighton and Hove Motor Club Brighton Speed Trials  
  • Entrant F. Michael Wilcock   E.W. Bennett  
  • Race Data F. Michael Wilcock built the four wheel drive Spitfire Special in 1952 with a 27 liter, supercharged, V12 Rolls-Royce Merlin engine from a Supermarine Spitfire aircraft, 26.93 seconds was his best time for the standing start kilometer race, Car Number 90, the Bennett Special, 12 inch tires, Velocette engine.
  • Identifier 2006-001PHIL-1956-b1_43.0_0035
  • Original Format black-and-white negatives  
  • Rights Copyright has been assigned to The Revs Institute. Although copyright was transferred by the donor, copyright in some items in the collection may still be held by their respective creator. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright which may be involved in the use of this collection.

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