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- thanks to Mrs. Morag McDonald Tritt who forwarded me her original photographs

Sir Roy Welensky in Corvette Peter West in Ford T
Sir Roy Welensky in Corvette at starting line, Salisbury Peter West driving a Ford Model T
   
Peter Wood in Fiat 1st road race umtali
Peter Wood driving a Fiat Unknown racer at first road race in Umtali, Geoff Meadows?
   
Bentley 6.5-litre Cooper
Bentley 6.5-litre Cooper
Briefing at marlborough
Briefing at Marlborough  
   
Jimmy de Villiers in Cooper De Jouvancourt
Jimmy de Villiers De Jouvancourt with Austin Healey 100
   
Connaught Connaught
Connaught - most likely Sam Tingle driving Connaught - most likely Sam Tingle driving
   
Jaguar D Type Jaguar D Type
Jaguar D Type - Possibly Bruce Huntley, leading the Cooper Mk II Climax driven by Jimmy Shield.
Jaguar D Type
   
Chris Annesley Sid Van der Vyver
Chris Annesley
Sid Van der Vyver and Sir Roy Welensky
   
Ford Anglia Ford Anglia
Race modified Ford Anglia from Cosworth in action, sponsored by Duly & Co., Bulawayo to celebrate their golden jubilee as an accredited Ford dealer. Painted gold, driven by John Love. Photo taken at James McNeilllie circuit, Kumalo, Bulawayo.

   
Hairpin at Marlborough
Various cars at Marlborough hairpin  
   
Austin Healey in Hillclimb Jill Amm Annesley
Austin Healey at hillcimb Jill Amm Annesley comes off the road
   
Hogg in MG
Various racers possibly at Coronation Park, one of which is Hogg in an MG (2nd car?). Leading car is a Singer 9 Le Mans.
 
   
M Witham M Witham
Max Witham in his Cooper-Norton
Max Witham in his Cooper-Norton
   
Marlborough Ladies
Marlborough Ladies entry - Pickard, Wood, Annesley, Witham, Davidson
   
MG + various Mrs Jill Annesley
MGA + others Mrs Jill Annesley
   
Possibly an Austin racer Stanley Reed
Frank Brodie's MG special
Stanley Reed
   
Peter Wood in Jaguar Mrs Wood, Witham, Pickard
Peter Wood in Jaguar XK120 Lady drivers Wood, Witham and Pickard
   
Peter Wood XK150
Peter Wood in Jaguar XK120  
   
Possibly Cooper Racing Car Rhodesia
Cooper JAP of Chris Ferguson. Photo taken at Grand Central, near Johannesburg, in 1954.
Barratt special (fitted with a Consul engine). Driven by Tony Stokes. Photo possibly taken at Belvedere 3rd July 1960.
   
Raffles driving Aston Martin Sheila Matthews
Raffles driving an Aston Martin Sheila Matthews
   
Possibly Coopers Unknown
Mike Harris (Cooper Mk 1 Borgward) leads Geoff Meadows (Meadows Special Cooper Climax). Photo possibly taken May 1960 at Marlborough.
Meadows Special driven by Geoff Meadows. A Cooper MkV (T15)? to which was fitted an 1100cc single cam Coventry Climax engine, Stopping it with the tiny cast iron brake drums must have been interesting!
   
Unknown Lotus 11
Syd Van der Vyver in his Cooper Mk II Alfa on hisa way to winning the 1960 Rhodesian GP.
Lotus 11 sideways
   
Chris Annesley in Special  
Chris Annesley in special - probably his C.R.A. Special  
   
ERA + Austin-Healey Pat Routledge, Dorothy Pickard, Peter West
John MacFee from Northern Rhodesia in ERA talking to Peter Whitehead, Austin Healey 100M behind Pat Rutledge, Dorothy Pickard and Peter West
   
Women racing in Rhodesia C Belton
Women racing in Rhodesia C. Belton
   
Charles Griffiths De Jouvancourt
Charles Griffiths De Jouvancourt
   
Gordon MacPherson J Wilson
Gordon MacPherson John Wilson - A metalwork teacher at Alan Wilson School. Owned an MG TD trials car with a Consul engine and two gearboxes in line for a very low ratio, possibly painted orange.
   
J Vincent
J Vincent - Handicapper J. Wall
   
Mike Hutchons Peter Wood
Mike Hutchons Peter Wood
   
Noel Matthews Ralph Bates
Noel Matthews Ralph Bates
   
S Stevenson Syd Butler
S. Stevenson Syd Butler
   
Tony Peacock  
Tony Peacock  
   

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