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IOTW no.363

By December 14, 2016December 18th, 2016IOTW

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1932 Eastbourne Concours D’Elegance Competition

The ‘Eastbourne Concours’ was a famous motoring event which ran throughout the thirties decade.  This scene, taken in Devonshire Place, Eastbourne was photographed during the course of the events third running on 7th September 1932.  Three of the prize winning entries can be seen here. On the far left is an Arrow bodied Austin Seven while alongside it sits a similarly bodied Hornet – both cars being ‘Foursome’ models and entered by their constructor, Arrow Coachworks of Hanwell, London. On the right is a Eustace Watkins model built by Abbey Coachworks and entered by Miss C. Labouchere. This event attracted huge crowds, a small section of which can be seen in this LAT image – plate reference E1229.

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