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1929 Austin Seven Chummy


picture11929 Austin Seven Chummy  
Entry number 14 Greg and Christine Steven’s –

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The Austin seven proved to be extremely popular in Europe, Its diminutive size was not considered a disadvantage, it was affordable and 40 miles per gallon economy made it a car that was available to more and more owners. Different configurations were constantly being created. Doctors were using them to do home visits. It was not unusual to see a ‘seven’ parked in the middle of a country field while the local vet attended a farmers sick animals.

It was a vpicture15ery light vehicle and with large wheels it was highly suited for negotiating even a ploughed field, it sailed through fords and river crossings and this talent did not go un-noticed.

In 19321 a Supercharged seven set a class H record of of 102 miles per hour, and Austin sevens took first place in around over 200 hill climb, touring, and other races.America mightater sneer at small vehicles. But this car made the baby car an acceptable format for Europe.. . .

Photo below  Greg and  Christine had multiple entries at this rally  Left – 1938 Austin big seven (fitted with milano fibreglass body.  Center –  1935 Austin Seven Sports.   Right  – 1927 Indian motorcycle

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