This is a car that I have been planning to build for a long time
It was owned and driven by a relative of my wife's - 'Bummer' Scott and I know the colours (I had many long converations with the driver) and have a resin body. One day I will build it as a tribute but it may not be to the standard that Peter manages. However it will be to the best standard I can manage. This car is now in the Brooklands museum.
Post by Martin Field on Nov 15, 2016 12:21:32 GMT -5
No, it's Bummer Scott's car. As Mel will, I'm sure tell you, Bummer was a relative of his wife's and bought this one from Sir Malcolm Campbell. I have just completely rebuilt the mess which was the resin body and also made a brass scale chassis for the model, so, with its aluminium interior, reworked driver and front slimline motor it's a bit of a one-off!
This car has a bit of a history and most of the mods got removed. It got really hacked about over the years with the engine being replaced with a non Delage unit, smaller wheels etc. I once saw it at the Goodwood Festival of speed (see attached pictures) with a brass plaque on the bonnet showing a list of owners. These pictures were scanned in and so a lot of the detail was lost. I then heard that the car had been donated to the Brooklands museum and I know a couple of people who are friends so they confirmed that this was indeed Bummers old ride. I gave up trying to build the car myself and handed the project over to Martin who knew about some great new wheels. I must say that they do look the business.