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Allard in action

Aberties at the Derbyshire

Heatherhill Trial

BBC Trial 1957

D S Rayner hoping the bathplug stays in place!

Norman Coates on the High Peak Trial 1953

Here is the interesting story about a car owned by Mark Busfield

The car was first built by a textile mill owner Bert Cryer and used in northern trials, the history can be plotted by magazine articles:-

1949- 1st car built from a ford standard 10 donor car the reg no was ADK 430, engine was 1172 ford side valve with ford running gear

1950- 2nd version (phase2) still ADK 430

1953 - 3rd version (phase3,4) plate change to WX1 plate came from family Jag crashed into a telegraph pole

1953 - phase 5 still WX1

1954 - phase 8 still WX11953 - phase 6 still WX1

1956 - car sold to Roland Wilson and competed in until 1960 as WX1

1960 - car had new chassis as is today and still on WX1 number plate

1968 -69 ? The car was sold to Gordon Chippendale who fitted the current A35 MOWOG rear axle

1969 - 80 Chippendale sold car to a Gent from Huddersfield

I bought the car in 1980 and did a YSCC event in 1981 but it was not competitive at all, so when i left home I stored it in my fathers barn circa 1989 where is was safe until the barn was destroyed by fire along with the car.

 

I started to rebuild the car in 1999 and completed the project in 2012- with its 1st event being the Ilkley Classic trial with a 1st OA result .

 

Myself and Dad at the IDMC classic 2012

 

 

Rowland Wilson came out in 2012 to see his car again, he was very emotional and delighted to see it working again

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