I am anxious to trace the history of my “Works” Riley 9 Brooklands. I wonder if any of your readers could assist?
The car ran at Le Mans in 1933, driven by Sibeleau and De la Roche but von de Becke says that it did not finish although he cannot remember why.
The car was in the works team up to 1936, when it passed to Capt. (?) Briggs. At the Easter Meeting at Brooklands that year it achieved what must constitute a record of some sort by winning two races with identical fastest laps at 101.64 m.p.h., but driven first by Mrs. Briggs and then by her husband.
Ian Cunningham then took the car to Scotland and I believe had some successes.
I am particularly interested in the works history. Painted blue with cream wheels up to 1936, it was registered for Le Mans in 1933. Reg. No. KV 5392, Chassis No. 8093 and the Engine No. 47000 (I suspect this is a later racing engine than the original).
I should be delighted to hear from any of the people mentioned or from anyone who can tell me of their whereabouts or who can give me any information on the car’s works history.