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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1935
Numbers built:13 B-types
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 05, 2007
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Chassis: R5B
ERA R5B pictured above was the second of three B-Types ordered by Prince Chula of Siam for the 'White Mouse' team he ran together with his cousin Prince B.Bira, who was responsible for the driving. To distinguish the new car from its stablemate, R5B was nick-named 'Remus' after one of the two twins that according to myth founded ancient Rome after being raised by a pack of wolves. It was used together R2B, or 'Romulus', during the 1936 season, but it was not nearly as successful as the sister car. It did manage to score a victory in the Albi Grand Prix, although against minimal competition. The following season R5B was used for spares and subsequently sold to Tony Rolt.

Rolt was more successful behind the wheel of 'Remus', scoring several victories, highlighted by a win in the 1939 British Empire Trophy at Donnington. R2B was raced in contemporary events until 1949 by John Bolster, until a massive accident ended the car's period career. Fortunately the car was completely rebuilt and has since been one of the most successful ERAs in historic racing events, predominantly in Great Britain. Still liveried in Thailand's racing colours of blue and yellow, it is pictured above during the 2007 Goodwood Revival meeting.


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2019 Goodwood Revival 2018 Goodwood Revival 2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix
2017 Goodwood Revival 2016 Goodwood Revival 2016 Goodwood Revival 2016 Goodwood Revival
2015 Goodwood Revival 2014 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2013 Goodwood Revival 2012 Goodwood Revival
2012 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2012 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2011 Goodwood Revival 2010 Goodwood Revival
2009 Goodwood Revival 2009 Goodwood Revival 2008 Goodwood Revival 2007 Goodwood Revival

  Article Image gallery (109) Chassis (6) R5B Specifications