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Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker)

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Another Mystery Micro
« on: May 11, 2015, 03:28:00 PM »
Everyone was having so much fun trying to guess the last entry, I thought I'd post a picture of another mystery microcar for your enjoyment and deliberation.
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Re: Another Mystery Micro
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2015, 06:44:37 PM »
My initial reaction was Volugrafo but upon comparison its not quite it. Unless its a prototype?

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Re: Another Mystery Micro
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2015, 09:25:20 PM »
Is it an ALU 1?

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Re: Another Mystery Micro
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2015, 10:18:41 PM »
It's not Italian, it is a prototype, but ALU 1 is just the title I've given the photograph as the cars bodywork is all aluminium.
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Re: Another Mystery Micro
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2015, 01:52:19 AM »
A little bit of a Veritas about it. But not if it is RHD ...
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Re: Another Mystery Micro
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2015, 06:29:25 PM »
It's not German, but I would guess cars like the Veritas RS provided some inspiration.
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Re: Another Mystery Micro
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2015, 06:51:53 PM »
Come on then, we got Bob's Vimp, now what is this mystery British micro?
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Re: Another Mystery Micro
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2015, 07:19:14 PM »
its John Cobb's toddlers pedal car  8)

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Re: Another Mystery Micro
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2015, 12:32:27 AM »
Who's John Cobb?
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Re: Another Mystery Micro
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2015, 06:17:01 AM »
Who's John Cobb?

Wiki says:

He held the ultimate lap record at the Brooklands race track, driving the 24-litre Napier Railton at an average speed of 143.44 mph (230.84 km/h) achieved on 7 October 1935, having earlier overtaken the 1931 record set by Sir Henry "Tim" Birkin driving Bentley Blower No.1, and regaining it from his friend Oliver Bertram.

Driving the piston-engined, wheel-driven Railton Special he broke the land speed record at Bonneville on 23 August 1939, achieving a mark of 367.91 mph (592.09 km/h). Without this being beaten he raised the record to 394.19 mph (634.39 km/h) in 1947.

During the Second World War he served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force, and between 1943 and 1945 in the Air Transport Auxiliary. In 1941 he made an (uncredited) appearance in the wartime propaganda film Target for Tonight.[1] He reached the rank of group captain.

He died in 1952, attempting to break the world water speed record at Loch Ness in the jet speedboat Crusader at a speed in excess of 200 mph (320 km/h). The boat hit an unexplained wake, which some believers of the Loch Ness Monster claim was caused by the wake of a large animal.

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Re: Another Mystery Micro
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2015, 12:25:30 PM »
Right, I'm going to throw in some guesses. Is it an AC prototype?

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Re: Another Mystery Micro
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2015, 03:59:37 PM »
Who's John Cobb?


 :o ???

thanks for explaining Dave .

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Re: Another Mystery Micro
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2015, 04:45:00 PM »
It's not an AC prototype, and Richard hang your head in shame! This is one of only two prototype sports cars that the company built. Both were powered by the same engine. The second car - with rather less baguette like bodywork still survives, has been seen in public and was restored not all that long ago.
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Re: Another Mystery Micro
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2015, 04:49:26 PM »
hard to type with my head in this position  :) could you show us the other car to enable us to identify that one at least  ;)
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Re: Another Mystery Micro
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2015, 04:53:03 PM »
As Richard has to hang his head in shame I'm guessing its a Vernons industries experiment?

If not that then Bond or Breutch?