IOTW no.341

By June 28, 2016July 4th, 2016IOTW

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Hartland, Devon – October 20th 1934

This W.J. Brunell image first appeared in the 26th October 1934 edition of The Autocar. It depicts the square in the North Devon village of Hartland full of 46 trials cars and their crews, all having descended upon the village for the start of an all-day trial which was later to conclude at Hartland Quay. The cars were taking part in the North West London Motor Club’s inaugural Team Trial and numerous marques and models can be identified in the melee. Among the MGs, Wolseleys, Singers and a Frazer Nash is a lone 1933 Minor Two-seater (No.14). Unfortunately the car’s registration plate is not visible, sight of which may have aided identification of the crew. It might well be the car of W.E.C. Greenleaf who won a Best Individual Performance award, in which case the car’s registration is YY 7277. (Image courtesy of LAT Photographic – scanned from a still photograph)

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