Graham Bowkett enquires about two cars that have come into the possession of the British Motor Car Co. of Wilmette, USA. One is a 1929 twin-cam Salmson GS8, chassis no. 21109, reg. no. UW 4307. The car now has a four-speed gearbox. It is thought to be the 1929 Olympia Show car and was sold by auction from the Boston Museum of Transportation in 1980. Its previous history is sought. Mr Bowkeft also has a 1926 12/22hp Darracq, chassis no DC 48565, UK reg no KM 8179, which is thought to have been owned at one time by J Granville Grenfell at Brooklands and was acquired from a museum in America via Carroll Seats and James Allwood. It is interesting in having a shortstroke 1496cc engine and a special crankshaft. It was at an STD Wolverhampton Rally in 1962 and has a sporting body made by Darracq in London. Again, information is requested. One wonders whether this is one of the 12/22 Darracqs used in competition events as well as the twin-cam versions?
Mr A T Cooke of Godalming has written in asking for information on The Gosling Trophy. He has acquired a pewter tankard with the inscription “BARC. The Gosling Trophy. 16 May 1925”.
He would be interested to hear any information on the nature of the event and the name of the winner.