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Exotica on Display in 2019

Original Oliver Tiger Two-Five, Disc valve motor Replica 'Tiger Two Five' with repro RVB motor
Ken Procter 'Beretta Rosso' Oliver 1.5cc conversion kit Original Oliver twin
ED Racer powered 'teardrop' 1954 Tiger Mk II Italian record holder 1961/2

Souldrop Speedway Retrospective

Almost simultaneously with creating the Retro Racing Club in 1996, Peter Hill built a track in the grounds of Railway Cottage. With Santa Pod Drag strip to the west and the Midland mainline immediately to the East, noise was hardly a problem on the ten laps to the quarter mile track. Many events with an assortment of trophies were held on the track until 2000 when Peter and Brenda moved up to Gt Carlton. The intention to build a new track was severely hampered by a series of unfortunate events, so it was not until 2011 that the Gt Carlton Raceway was opened.

Euan Forbes' Dooling and 1066 MI Special on track Original 1066 from Swindon Club passing pits.
Bary Shaw's cars with track record holding teardrop GN Cycle car with home built V twin by Peter Wickes
John Pell's Mills 0.75cc aircar Scale Bugatti 1942 Aeromodeller aircar, Frog 180

From LtoR: Martin Coe, Euan Forbes, Martin Voinquel, Peter Hill, Dave Coe, John Pell,
Bill Bannister, Jim & Jake Elsegood, Ariane & Loic Vaucelle from France

Dave Cunliffe with John Oliver, Olympia 1995 ME Exhibition, Olympia 1995 Peter Hill with RRC stand, Olympia 1998

The Retro Club had stands at several exhibitions and country shows as well as a track at the ME at Olympia where numerous members and past racers turned up including John Oliver and Ken Bedford. There is a story that has only just emerged regarding the car in the LH photo that is being closely examined by Dave Cunliffe. George Thornton arrived at the exhibition with the car wrapped in newspaper, pointing out that it had last run at Monza in 1955. John Oliver apparently gave the car the once over, put fuel in it and put it on the line where it ran happily some 40 years after its previous run.

A real 'blast from the past' 1930s car with two very large clockwork gramophone motors

Two images from the heady days of running on the compass circle at Old Warden

Cars from Bill Langley, Euan Forbes and Bert Pearson