Monday, 23 March 2015

Ford Sudbury Racer

I photographed this car in the Exchange Station car park in Manchester at the start of the Manchester to Blackpool Veteran and Vintage Car Run in June 1991 organised by the Lancashire Automobile Club.
It's listed in the programme of the event as a Ford Sudbury Racer, and this is what the note about it in the programme said:

14          1916 Ford Sudbury Racer
              4 cylinder  2.9 litres
              (Simon Timperley, Hollingworth)
As far as is known, this is the only Sudbury in
the UK. And this Blackpool run is Simon's first
as an entrant.

As far as I'm aware the only Ford built in 1916 was the Model T and the way the programme note is worded implies that there are more of these cars in existence, but I can't find any mention of the Sudbury anywhere. Racing versions of the Model T seem to be known as 'Ford Speedsters' or 'Fronty Fords'.

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