Patrick Walsh (NSW) - TR3A - 1960 model
Commission # TS80960
The photo below is of my Uncle Dan racing the TR at Warwick Farm.
He tells me that the photo is "Warwick Farm start line - Dan being in No.16, third on grid of A grade.
During the Australian Grand Prix - 1963
Pat Walsh has sent in another photo of his uncle Dan (#16) at Warwick Farm - during the Australian Grand prix 1963.
There is also another TR3A running behind Dan. I can make out the rego plate as CKR 738
From Neil Tribe: I was there that day sitting in the grandstand. My recollection is that John Hinton was driving a black TR3A. He was very competitive. CKR 738 may well have been him? LATER ADDITION: I thank Geoff Kelly for the information he has provided. I can confirm that I saw John Hinton driving his black TR3A at Warwick Farm in both 1962 and 1963. If his car was CKR 738 in 62 then it is certain it was him in 63 in the same car. I was a fan of John Hinton and always watched him closely. I can still picture him rounding the right hander onto pit straight at Warwick Farm smoking his rear tyre in controlled oversteer lap after lap. No one else could do that. EVEN MORE!! I did as Bob slender suggested and looked at old motor racing photographs - Australia (FaceBook). There is a magnificent picture of John Hinton in CKR 738 at Warwick Farm. Boy, he was one committed driver. What is more amazing is that the photo was posted by Wayne Vinckx (pronounced Vinx). I know Wayne well. He is JAX tyres in Mittagong and supplies all my race tyres, does the wheel alignments etc and all at a special price. Sure is a small world in motor racing.
And from Geoff Kelly: Yes I reckon Neil Tribe is correct. I have John Hinton driving CKR 728 at Warwick Farm in 1962 so you would assume he still owned the car 12 months later.
And from Bob Slender: I am aware of a John Hinton who raced a TR back in the day, but never met him. There are photos of Hinton and his TR3a racing at Warwick Farm on the "Old Motor Racing photos - Australia" facebook page. I do remember watching him at Warwick Farm in the good old days. He is still around I believe. Roger Gates knows John and may have some old programmes.
I just find it fascinating how motoring enthusiasts can stitch together the history of our TRs. Thank you one and all (Rick)
An interesting old b&w print below... Pat sent the following information: