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1955 Monte Carlo Rally Glasgow start

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Re: 1955 Monte Carlo Rally Glasgow start

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Graham,
Don’t forget the DE36 limousine that also participated one year, apparently overtook many teams in the snowy conditions, the weight and stability of the car “parting the Red Sea” so to speak!
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I didn’t know that Peter!
Is it Daimler Days?
Quite a barge to take over mountain passes not to mention the fuel used.
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Re: 1955 Monte Carlo Rally Glasgow start

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They made it Doris the Daimler completed route to Monte Carlo from Glasgow. Well done
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Re: 1955 Monte Carlo Rally Glasgow start

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It doesn't look very dirty, I suppose they've had time to give it a wash. Any problems on the rally?
Who's who in the photo? Which is our Administrator, Peter Baker?
A fantastic effort. :D

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Doris's team Guy Loveridge (L), Robert Grounds (in kilt), Peter Baker (R - not the forum editor!). Robert's mother Lola Grounds competed in the 1955 Monte Carlo driving a Daimler Conquest.
2nd from right is Dave Richards - Chairman Motorsport UK.
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What a result! And the car will be on our stand at the NEC in March

John - you’ve obviously read today’s SP Newsletter, the information in there was incorrect, definitely not Brian Baker’s son.
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Graham, dont forget the extra large horns to go on each front wing!
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Now adorning the opening of the DLOC website https://www.dloc.org.uk/
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Re: 1955 Monte Carlo Rally Glasgow start

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Apologies for coming to this posting late, may have already been covered before, but there is a nice picture of CHH914 (Gault/Collins) Daimler at the start of the 1955 Monte in Glasgow on Bill Henderson site www.thebillhendersoncollection.co.uk the Daimler is one of a selection shown for that year, but the whole collection has some 8000 scanned images on it according to the site, and I am sure there are other Daimler images that may be of interest. I contacted them a few years ago and through his son obtained permission to use a photograph of the 1951 start showing a Lagonda 2.6 for inclusion in the Lagonda Club magazine.

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Excellent I will check it out thank you
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