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Henri Baigent  REDeX Cooper Bristol

In 1951The Wayne Myers Company commissioned three model makers to produce versions of the Formula Two Cooper Bristol car in the company livery. All the cars had the scale bodies, wheels and suspension but were built on functional chassis. Arthur Weaver made a number for presentation to Myers branches around the world while Rex Hays produced another variation. The car illustrated here was built by Henri Baigent and with its ETA 29 spur mounted motor was very much intended to be run. Redex was closely connected with tethered car racing both here and in Australia and this car was to serve as a test bed for the use of Redex in model engines. The car accompanied by this very photo was featured in Model Maker in October 1952.  Our thanks to Miles Patience for this photo.

As a direct result of publishing details of the Weaver Cooper Bristol, Scott Clydesdale has sent us a number of  unique images that has encouraged OTW the further explore the Myers/Redex involvement with tethered cars with a view to publishing a more detailed article in the Autumn.

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