Brooklands being carried…

No, this is not a bunch of pall bearers en route to a burial at sea. It’s motor sport officials and drivers carrying Tom Lord’s Gordon England’s Brooklands model Austin 7 across the flooded creek otherwise barring the way onto Gerringong Beach in 1928.

When interviewed in 1970, John Sherwood explained “We ran at low tide on a four mile course, marked by two flags, two miles apart. The course was not dangerous because, if we went off the track, there were no fences to run into.

Tony Johns

GE Bodied Austin Sevens

David Howe writes:


A few more Gordon England items, three from the Austin full catalogue and one ad from Punch c 1928
The first is from pub no 600b Feb1928
The second is from pub no 655 Oct 1928
The third is from pub no 655F May1929
The prices of the cup are worth looking at £150 in Feb 28 then £135 in Oct 1928 and up to £140 in May 1929
All the best and Happy Christmas
This is of particular interest as it seems to suggest that Cup Model were still available to buy in 1929, most accounts suggest that there was no production post 1928.

Cars I have owned – Cup model

Bryan Norfolk writes:

Motor Sport May 1957 article ‘CARS I HAVE OWNED’ features a ‘Cup’ picture at bottom of second page with a description of use on following page.

More comment from T.A.

This Cup is interesting . It appears to be another with extra louvers and a modified windscreen.