Original Stadium in USA.

Bryan Norfolk writes:

Hi R,

I think that I have something rather special for you.

A few years ago I was in contact with Paul G… in the States. I was helping to find the history of a 750 Race car that he owned. It was the Vallender Special, a very low car that was raced in the sixties.

He needed some evidence of the cars history in order to get approval for the race series that he was keen to enter over there. I am glad to say that it was a success story and after considerable restoration and with the help of a few parts I was able to source the car competed rather well.

However, back to the subject of this note.

Paul has a collection of cars, and he managed to obtain a very original Austin Seven Gordon England Stadium, which looked untouched during its life. He sent me various pictures taken when he first obtained the car. I have Emailed Paul today and he has told me that he has passed the car on to Murray S… whose contact details he will send when found. Here are a couple of extracts from Paul’s reply

I did not retain the Gordon England, but sold it to another Austin enthusiast.  It went to Murray S…, an expat Brit who raced them across the pond, in the day.  Among others in his stable is a real Ulster he acquired from Japan.

Murray did a conservation go through on the Gordon and with no major work, the bugger fired up and ran.  Has shown it at few ‘barn find’ features.

I certainly would have no objections to sharing the fotos and info.  Will dig for Murray’s info and pass it along. 

I am therefore attaching the photos for you to add to the GE Register.

 

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Cup model in America.

David Howe writes:

“Another GE Cup image

Its a wonderful 10″ x 8″ image of a Cup in Hollywood. The photo is stamped on the back:-
Joe Wilharber
Motion Picture Cars
6422 Selma Ave
Hollywood
Marked is cost to hire the car at $4.50.
Hand written on the back is also ‘English Austin 7’
The car has two number plates presumably its original UK number YB 6422 and a California number 3T.44.24
There is a strange ‘monkey’ mascot mounted on the top of the scuttle
I wonder if other British cars made their way to Hollywood to film ‘English’ scenes?”
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