Monday, 9 March 2015

Connaught B type

This is another of those old Kodak Brownie 127 photographs, this time from the BARC 200 race at Aintree in April 1958.
It's a Connaught B type, chassis B3, entered by Bernie Eccleston who had bought two cars from the disbanded Connaught team, this one being driven to 14th place in the race by Paul Emery. This photograph was taken on the Friday practice day and the number 14 was still on the car from the Easter Monday Glover Trophy race two weeks earlier at Goodwood. In the Aintree race the car was number 6. The car has the famous 'toothpaste-tube' body and the truncated nose which was used in the Monaco Grand Prix to reduce the possibility of damage in that crowded street race.

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