What appears to be a car raced at Brooklands has recently been discovered in Lancashire. It is a 1929 SCAP-engined Rally, with original engine, three-speed gearbox and rear axle. It was found under unusual circumstances, quite by chance, the previous owner’s father having bought it when its owner during the war, an American airman, failed to return home from a flying mission. It seems to have last run in the early 1930s.
It appears to be the car which L Cutbill and J K Driskell drove in the 1929 JCC ‘Double Twelve’ Brooklands race, in which they completed 23 hours before retiring, before which it seems to have been used in MCC Trials.
It is now owned by a VSCC member, who hopes to have it running again next year, or by 2002. If anyone knows anything of Messrs Cutbill or Driskell (the latter a well-known trials exponent in his Rally, in blue attire to match his car), or of any Rally parts, please communicate.