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Old 18th August 2016, 17:21   #76
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Apparently, a while ago someone contacted T-bhp about a Bentley Saloon which they now own, and which was raced in India sometime in the 1950's.
Thanks for sharing, the thread in question is here

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/pre-w...ml#post4037673
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Apparently, a while ago someone contacted T-bhp about a Bentley Saloon which they now own, and which was raced in India sometime in the 1950's.

The owner at that time was a Mr. C. C. Sandys-Lumsdaine who was also the then president of the Calcutta Motor Sports Club.


Looking forward to some feedback and additional information.

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Sandys-Lumsdaine was a very colourful character. He was part of the Calcutta Light Horse SOE operations that attacked a German ship in then neutral Goa harbour during WWII. Later joined the family business in Calcutta.

Yes, the car was rebodied

http://www.historics.co.uk/buying/au...park-ward.aspx

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Our fellow enthusiast Diljeet Titus has shared with me this photo and wanted some info. We know a bit but our very own Karlos came up with the following:

This is DRD Wadia racing his Austin in the Bombay speed trials whichhat used to be conducted at Worli sea face. DRD and his brother ARD both had car dealer ships in Bombay including Cord.

The other car which is not in the picture would have been an Amilcar which was extensively raced in India. It belonged to the Maharajah of Lathia but went on to Pune, and ended up in Mumbai where it was destroyed.

Thanks to Diljeet for sharing, and to Karlos for the input.

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Our fellow enthusiast Diljeet Titus has shared with me this photo and wanted some info.
Superb pic, thanks for sharing. It was probably dated 1927.

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Superb pic, thanks for sharing. It was probably dated 1927.

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This photo was published in the Motor Sport magazine of February 1927

The Mehta / Wadia race was posted earlier on Post # 71 on this same thread

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...ml#post3683935 (Indian Motor Sport pre 1965)

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These pictures are supposed to be from India, the Gentlemen who owns them told me that at this time his grandparents were in India and he thinks that it is a sports car , he was not sure but thinks it could be in Bangalore.

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What is the make of this car or is it some home built example ?

Even the registration is all numbers , its also possible that the pictures might not be from India !

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These pictures are supposed to be from India, the Gentlemen who owns them told me that at this time his grandparents were in India and he thinks that it is a sports car , he was not sure but thinks it could be in Bangalore.

Even the registration is all numbers , its also possible that the pictures might not be from India !
Very nice. Quite possibly India but I too cannot confirm. Could be another colony too.

Incidentally in case this was Calcutta, then 5765 was a 6 cylinder 5 seater Oakland, registered to W. Carr Edmun, P.O. Botanic Garden, Shalimar, Howrah.
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Cleaning up some stuff I found this lovely Souvenir booklet dated to 1956 of the Deccan Motor-Cycle Sports Club, dated Jan 1956 - races at Lohegaon, Pune.

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Here is some racing history from Bangalore.

I have summarized FB Posts of Pratap Jayaram on his father's "Jayram Special"
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AD Jayaram, the man who started the racing in our family and who is responsible for all we do today. Thanks Sheel Kumar Patil for the Lovely pic.

This is a home built car christened as " Jayaram Special".....Has a huge history behind.

Herald engine , highly modified, built in 1967 and created history till 1986

145 mph and with those tyres....boy was it fun

For those who wonder why a spot light ??.....This car used to be driven down to Sholavaram ...No flat bed ..No trucks.😀...Along with 6 other gp2 and formula Indian cars...A freight train of racing cars on the road.
Must have been a awesome sight to see 6-7 racing cars on the Bangalore - Madras highway. The sound of these cars must have increase heart beats for the fellow users of the road, much like to convoy of super bikes we see these days.

Thanks to Pratap Jayram for sharing these details

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