IOTW no.385

By June 6, 2017IOTW

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1929 Schneider Trophy

The 1929 Schneider Trophy speed trial was held over a triangular 350 kilometre course around the Solent off the south coast of England. These bi-annual events attracted huge crowds along the shoreline and these images show a coastal car park at Gosport, Hants. One of Britain’s entries in 1929 was the Supermarine S6 (forerunner of the 1931 trophy winning S6B), the float-plane winning the trophy by achieving an average speed of 328.64 mph.  The second of the two images here is an enlargement of part of the frame of the first shot. It depicts a young couple using the roof of their 1929 Minor Fabric Saloon as a vantage point to view the competing aircraft. How many other Minors were parked here that day?

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