Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Trophies

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,683

    Trophies

    The famous British Grand Prix Trophy owned by the RAC
    Name:  IMG_20200129_203551.jpg
Views: 168
Size:  120.0 KB

    Little is known of the origins of the gold trophy and despite much research, the Royal Automobile Club has never been able to establish where it came from. The only clue lies in the motto which displays, 'Floreat Etona' or 'let Eton Flourish', suggesting perhaps that it was donated to the Royal Automobile Club by Club Member the late Sir Charles Rolls, co-founder of the Rolls Royce Motor Company and former pupil of Eton College.
    Last edited by 911MRP; 02-14-2020 at 07:56 AM.

  2. #2
    Member webbyontheweb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Hampshire, England
    Posts
    64
    Cool pictures Steve, thanks for sharing.
    Simon Webb

    1970 911S
    1973 2.7RS
    1975 2.7 Carrera MFI

    1977 3.0 Carrera

    GRRC Member

  3. #3
    Senior Member 72targa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    SF/Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    11,233
    Quote Originally Posted by 911MRP View Post
    Back from an event tonight; invited some Porsche friends as my guests.. things on display: British Grand Prix Trophy with winners names starting from 1950, original Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy still awarded today (not the homage at Goodwood Revival that often draws mti million £ grid) , Dewar Trophy, Simms Medal etc etc

    Various other priceless artefacts e.g. Sir Stirling Moss' personal scrapbooks documenting his long career.
    Attachment 513883
    Such amazing names...and memories...
    Peter Kane

    '72 911S Targa
    Message Board Co-Moderator - Early 911S Registry #100

  4. #4
    Senior Member 72targa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    SF/Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    11,233
    If that's the Matra that Jackie Stewart raced at Monaco in 1969, I got to see it real time. I was 9 years old and traveling with my Dad on an Autoweek tour.
    Peter Kane

    '72 911S Targa
    Message Board Co-Moderator - Early 911S Registry #100

  5. #5
    Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos and the history that went with them. I have many fond memories of the 1960's.
    David

    911 S Registry # 1054
    1970 911 E Coupe Signal Orange (#1414)
    1979 BMW 320i
    2001 Boxster S
    2003 Audi Allroad 2.7T Tiptronic
    2014 Jetta Sportwagon TDI DSG ( sold back to Volkswagen)
    2015 Allroad 2.0 TFSI

  6. #6
    Senior Member StephenAcworth's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Chelsea, Québec
    Posts
    2,903
    Thanks for the photos, Steve; I had forgotten the MS80 used the DFV... I was looking for 12 inlets, not 8!!!
    1966 911 Coupe - Slate Grey - 304598 - still in restoration!

    Member #1616

  7. #7
    Moderator Chuck Miller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Reseda, CA.
    Posts
    11,347
    GREAT stuff Steve... Thanks !!!
    Chuck Miller
    Creative Advisor/Message Board Moderator - Early 911S Registry #109
    R Gruppe #88

    TYP901 #62
    '73S cpe #1099 - Matched # 2.7/9.5 RS spec rebuild
    '67 Malibu 327 spt cpe - Period 350 Rebuild

    ’98 Chevy S-10 – Utility
    ’15 GTI – Commuter

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Message Board Disclaimer and Terms of Use
This is a public forum. Messages posted here can be viewed by the public. The Early 911S Registry is not responsible for messages posted in its online forums, and any message will express the views of the author and not the Early 911S Registry. Use of online forums shall constitute the agreement of the user not to post anything of religious or political content, false and defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise to violate the law and the further agreement of the user to be solely responsible for and hold the Early 911S Registry harmless in the event of any claim based on their message. Any viewer who finds a message objectionable should contact us immediately by email. The Early 911S Registry has the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.