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Photo needed please


Evening All, Would anyone please have a photo of a Peerless GT Racing in the 50s or 60s on Wire wheels?  If so I would very much appreciate a look at it via email or on here.  Thank you very much, fingers crossed!



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Evening. Of the images I have seen. Not sure they were raced on wires Not sure people raced on wires as they would not take the punishment of raceing. The lemans car was on solid wheels. 



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Well, a quick trawl of Google produced the following:-

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/autoidiodyssey/5724073561

 

http://www.allsportauto.com/english/wallpapers.php3?zl_id=16839&zl_idMD=1363

 

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-peerless-gt-at-goodwood-1959-148773363.html

 

Yes, Nigel, you'll need to copy and paste winkwink

 

I know the first 2 aren't period but, at least, they're on wires.

The last claims to be 1959.

 

Hope it helps

 

 



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I've seen the reg nr of the car in the last link before, not good.
Thankfully the driver was ok.

I don't know if the accident was caused by the wire wheels, but I think not?

 

 



-- Edited by Erik V on Tuesday 5th of November 2019 12:38:59 PM

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Dan,

 

Here is a photo given to me by Dan Todd, brother of John Todd.  John Todd was the "American student at Cambridge University who arranged for the GM aluminum V8 engines to be sent to England" referred to in all of the Peerless/Warwick histories.  John was heavily involved in the Warwick V8 and brought the first protype back to the United States to race.  He and his brother Dan drive the car in many SCCA events including the 1962 24 hours of Sebring.

Prior this he owned a Peerless which he drove and raced while at Cambridge. Attached is a photo of it racing in May 1959 at Snetterton as noted.  Appears to have wire wheels.

According to Dan this car was totaled in a road accident in Germany.

 

Blue skies and green lights - Jim Bolinger

Todd - 4 cyl Peerless.png

 



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Must have been a very close chassis number to mine (603 EPP).

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This is copyright ferret photographic, Mallory may 1964.

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It doesn't look like the Warwick team raced with wire wheels.

https://youtu.be/RZR4BHJdETg

 

Dean

http://www.vintagemotoring.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2049&start=50



-- Edited by Dean on Saturday 9th of November 2019 04:58:47 AM

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Thank you for all responses. Very helpful. Dan

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