John Hoehn an ex pat Oz now in Switzerland and a Reg Hunt fan has sent a few photos.
John's caption : Reg. Hunt, at Skyline Corner, Rob Roy in his Vincent Lightning powered Flying Bedstead to gain Fastest Time of Day 1953 and Australian Hill Climb Championship.
He also got FTD in 1952.
John's caption : The attached photo is from my personal files and also featured in my book 'Ask for Sixpence' with another excellent quality photo of Reg driving his Maserati 250F at the 1956 G.P. Albert Park
John's caption: Dick Boardman in his FX Holden negotiating the crossover at Fishermans Bend Saloon Car Race, 1953.
Not one of John's photos, this one from Garry Baker, but it does show Dick Boardman as the young mechanic holding the Weber carburettor in this photo. Reg Hunt at the cockpit.
John says : Dick Boardman is a member of the British Racing Driver's Club - Silverstone - UK and was General Manager of Reg Hunt's car sales business in Elsternwick Victoria in the 1950s.
Thank you John for the photos.
John at the start for the 2004 Aargau Veteran Rally, Switzerland. The Riley Imp (with Preselect gearbox & Scintilla magneto) was purchased from Dan Margulies, racing car dealer-driver, Kensington Mews, London in 1995. John then up-rated the engine in his workshop, with high comp. pistons, Riley Sprite cams, springs & rockers, lightened centrifugal clutch and a 4-branch exhaust. In 2002 this Imp competed in the Swiss Klausen Mountain veteran race under 1500cc.
Reg. Hunt had close common interests with ace racing driver Dan Margulies. They both drove Maserati 250Fs in the same European Grand Prix races. Here Dan is in a Bugatti T35B competing in a BRDC Daily Express Veteran Trophy race at Silverstone 1953. In his racing days Dan had 12 podiums in 54 events from 1951 to 1973. Notably, he co-drove with Graham Hill & Rob Mackie in Targa Florio and Dakar Rallies. Photo; Walt Hoehn.
Hans Jorg, a friend of John’s in his 1936 Lagonda LG45 going at pace despite the wet in the Swiss Klausen Mountain Race 1993. The car has the factory original but specially tuned 4.5Litre, 6 cylinder Meadows engine. This event has attracts the world’s top historic racing cars and competitors. It is 21.5 km. long x 1.24 km. ascent with 136 bends, making it one of the world’s longest and most grueling of hill climb races.