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Castle Combe Classic

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A couple of pictures from the Castle Combe Classic Saturday

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The 356 display marked the 70th anniversary of the first Porsche to race in Britain at the Castle Combe National 4th October 1952

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Racing on British Forces Sector registration plates, import / export agent Claude Bannister celebrated afterwards at the Dorchester London, the Porsche parked outside still wearing its race numbers

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The 356 was replaced by a Gullwing Mercedes that Bannister raced at Silverstone in 1956

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Hugo - do you know what happened to the E Type Jaguar driver who was one minute leading a race, and then retired with a crumpled bonnet? Did he crash himself or was there a coming together with the TVR - I had to leave before anyone said..
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I didn't see the incident Jeremy, but racing an e-type with the bonnet open looked a game :lol:
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Great history on the first 356 to race here - many thanks for posting!
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thank you for posting. That is a bit of 356 history I was totally unaware of
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Hugo 356 wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:58 pmimport / export agent Claude Bannister celebrated afterwards at the Dorchester London, the Porsche parked outside still wearing its race numbers
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