I recently came across a photograph taken at Siverstone in the UK, probably in late 1959 or early 1960. It appears to have been shot just seconds before the start, but look where the ‘officials’ are standing! They are both to the side and the rear of the field. I can spot four Mk2 Jaguars, two Sunbeam Rapiers, three MkII Zephyrs, one lone Volvo, two DKWs, one Riley or Wolseley 1500, one Borgward Isabella, four Austin or Morris Minis (850cc?), one MG Magnette and one 105E Anglia. (I can’t identify the blue car with the white roof, opposite the four men in front of the red ‘THE MOTOR’ sign. Looks like a 1953-55 Vauxhall Velox but surely that can’t be right? Can any readers identify this car?


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