Editor: Jaap Horst
Top picture: 4847 - Robert Cazaux with the car and the Cowling radiator in 1934 4847 was assembled in 1927 as a T35 and then later converted to the supercharged T35B. In this configuration, the car was driven by Robert Senechal in the Grand Prix de Le Mans, finishing fifth. The car also boasts numerous successes, as a converted Type 51, with French drivers Robert Cazaux and Marcel Balsa, including the record-breaking finish in the Sezanne Hillclimb of 1935 and winning both in Ars and Lapize Hillclimbs in 1938.
In 1951, the car moved from France to Australia when the Dale brothers discovered it and it was then sold to Phillip Catlin and Peter Menere who raced it from 1951 to 1956 in various races in Victoria and New South Wales, in its 1500cc configuration. The car then passed through owners Sidney Hulston and John Jarvis before being bought by Lance Dixon who went about restoring the car to its 2300cc configuration. Following Dixon, the car found itself in the hands of Max Lane. Currently, it is being completely restored to its original configuration (including the re-fitting of the original body) by Morris Wright and his team at Auto Restorations, Christchurch, New Zealand. The car is a part of the Australian Yacht Squadron Art and Automobile Collection.
|1927 – 1928||Andre Derain||1928 – 1931||Count Velitchkovitch (driven by Robert Senechal)||1931 – 1935||Robert Cazaux||1935 – 1948||Marcel Balsa||1948 – 1951||Henry Dale||1951 – 1956||Phillip Catlin and Peter Menere||1957 – 1974||Sidney Hulston/John Jarvis||1974 – 1986||Lance Dixon/Ian Ruffey||1986 – 2009||Max Lane||2009 – Present||Part of the Australian Yacht Squadron Art and Automobile Collection.|