• Barry Brown
    19 July 2011 at 01:05 #48368

    Browsing through a 1904 copy of “The Motor” I came across an interesting article about a race in which this cool looking Lagonda motorbike participated. It was “The International Cup” and the stewards declared the race void after a clean sweep by the French team over all others , helped along by a nail strewn course courtesy of the French fans! Rignold’s Lagonda was one of the last to bow out due to punctures.

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    Patrick1
    18 February 2012 at 13:03 #48789

    Great and rare picture of a Lagonda motorcycle !
    Thanks for posting

    Patrick

    Barry Brown
    19 February 2012 at 12:47 #48790

    Thank you. I noticed the club magazine I just received posted the same picture with no acknowlegment. Maybe just a coincidence.

    Patrick1
    19 February 2012 at 23:09 #48791

    I think this is your picture isiued in the magazine as it has the same tiny printing mistakes and in the picture.

    Patrick

    9 October 2012 at 16:40 #49693

    I would support this – there is an increasing interest in adding to existing knowledge of Lagondas history and to air unanswered questions.
    How about a couple to start? – Who knows which 2 Litre open 4 seater Lagonda was given to Dick Seaman for his 21st Birthday and used by him and his mechanics to tow racing MGs to race circuits in UK and on the Continent – can we find a picture of it too?

    Can we develope a list of well known people that owned Lagondas?
    Billy Cotton – Band leader and racing driver in mid 1930s,
    Dick Fairey of Fairey Aviation [Fairey Gannett in 1950s] pre 1940
    Duke of Edinburgh in 1950s – taken to Australia for Royal visit, and Lagonda Dealer tour too!
    Who can add some more? – Christopher H1

    h14
    17 October 2012 at 17:00 #49706

    Ralph Richardson owned a V12 drophead
    Clark Gable a V12 (Rapide I think)
    Gary Cooper I think also owned a V12

    Laurence

    Stewart
    22 October 2012 at 15:18 #49725

    Does anyone know of a V12. First owner was Col W C devereux of high duty alloys
    Thank you

    Barry Brown
    22 October 2012 at 15:40 #49726

    how about Bertie Wooster and Hercule Poirot? can anyone tell me what specific models were used in these shows?

    Alec Rivers-Bowerman
    24 October 2012 at 02:45 #49737

    Lagondas also appeared in Campion, a 16/80 tourer (see this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campion_(TV_series). Lots of driving time – nice to see.
    Also in the Lord Peter Wimsey series – not sure what model.
    The Poirot one was a 2 litre LC, I believe.

    h14
    24 October 2012 at 13:02 #49741

    Now we’re onto Lagondas in films, there’s a V12 drophead in one of the pre-war series of “Saint” films, starring George Sanders, and an LG45 drophead in “Mrs Miniver”, annoyingly displaying a spoof British registration!

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