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    The famous British Grand Prix Trophy owned by the RAC
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    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.
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    Cool pictures Steve, thanks for sharing.
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    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.
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    Such amazing names...and memories...
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    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.
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    Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos and the history that went with them. I have many fond memories of the 1960's.

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    Thanks for the photos, Steve; I had forgotten the MS80 used the DFV... I was looking for 12 inlets, not 8!!!
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    GREAT stuff Steve... Thanks !!!
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    It’s London motoring week so the RAC’s British GP trophy on display in rotunda. On cover of MotorSport this month too — reading clubhouse copy whilst waiting for friend

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    RAC is behind the famous London to Brighton veteran run the worlds longest running motoring event that is one of this week’s feature events
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    Poignant moment with that trophy Name:  2027DB0A-54EF-49C4-A87B-388BA6BAE1A4.jpeg
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