Thursday, 10 March 2016


I photographed this car in the paddock at the Gold Cup meeting at Oulton Park in August 2002.
It's not listed in the programme of the event, but it's David Wenman's ERA R12B, known as 'Hanuman II' since it was rebuilt following a crash at Rheims (or Reims as it's usually known now) in 1939 when it was part of Prince Chula's White Mouse stable (and driven by Prince Bira). It's a bit of an involved story because there's also an ERA R12C, known as 'Hanuman', a car built by Bill Morris in 1982 from some of the wreckage of R12B, and you can read about it in this history of the ERA cars. I can't remember if the car above took part in the 2002 Gold Cup meeting, but David Wenman had two Connaught A Types in the HGPCA Pre-1961 Grand Prix Cars race.

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