Fascinating Collection Of Motorsport Memorabilia Goes Under The Gavel

Freddie and the Jaguar XK120
Freddie and the Jaguar XK120

A fascinating collection of motorsport memorabilia will entice the nostalgic enthusiasts when the lot goes under the gavel at Charterhouse on Thursday 17th January 2019.

The interesting archive of motorsport photographs surround the exploits of Charles Frederick ‘Freddie’ Pope during the 1950’s and 1960’s in The Singapore Motor Club, will stimulate the racing taste buds of those keen to add to their motorsporting collection.

Philanthropist, ladies-man and of course racing driver, Charles Frederick Pope developed and raced his own hand built Special, car number 23, for many years.

Subtle changes to the shape of the car, whether for speed or possibly down to driver error after an accident, can be easily followed in the archive of hundreds of monochrome photographs.

Freddies Special with trophies
Freddies Special with trophies

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Matthew Whitney from Charterhouse said of the lot:
“It’s a fascinating look into motorsport just after the war.

“What is also quite mesmerising are the number of photographs which show Freddie with either a cigarette or a drink in his hand!”

He also successfully raced and campaigned his Jaguar XK 120, accumulating over 60 silver plated trophies and mugs for both vehicles which are also included with the photographs at the Charterhouse auction.

Charles Frederick 'Freddie' Pope
Freddie and the now very desirable Austin J40 pedal cars

Although cars features heavily in the images, it is the fun aspect which also comes across. There are several photographs of drinks parties, and a fabulous group of pictures taken at a party night at the world famous Raffles Hotel in Singapore entitled ‘The Raffles Grand Prix’. Here, a large group of motor enthusiasts are seen to be partying hard and racing around in Austin J40 pedal cars all dressed up in ball gowns and tuxedos.

The desirable collection is estimated to sell for £200-400 when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer at The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset on Thursday 17th January in their auction of automobilia.

Freddie and the Jaguar XK120
Freddie and the Jaguar XK120

To enter items into these specialist auctions, contact Matthew Whitney or Richard Bromell and the team of experts at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or via email info@charterhouse-auction.com to arrange a home visit.

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