Lot 199: B.R.D.C. A Souvenir of the Dinner given by the Club, to Major Sir Henry Segrave and Captain J. S. Irving, in honour of the attainment of the speed of 231mph, dated April 29th, 1929, a cord-tied 8pp. with a full-page Bryan de Grineau image of the Golden Arrow on the ISFC, and a F. Gordon Crosby image on page 3, the centre-spread containing the menu and toasts list and a cut-away of the car, signed on the front cover by Segrave and Irving, also similarly signed on the centre-spread by both men, together with Kaye Don (Kaye Ernest Donsky), John Theodore Cuthbert Moore-Brabazon (First Baron Brabazon of Tara) and Sir Arthur Stanley, page 6 images Miss England in action by de Grineau and a picture of the Wakefield Trophy ISRC, sound and intact, the publication is a little soiled, creased at the corners and some ghosting of the signatures. The B.R.D.C. had been inaugurated as a social club in April 1928 with 25 members, and it was not until 1929 that the club became involved with the promotion of racing events. This dinner menu probably represents the earliest, if not the first B.R.D.C. promotion of a World Land Speed Record. (1)
Dominic Winter's Automobilia & Motoring Literature Vintage Bicycles Maritime & Railways, Toys & Models
Thursday, 12th November 2015
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