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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: R11B
The featured R11B was sold new to Reggie Tongue, equipped with a 1500 cc engine. It was latere upgraded to full two litre spec. Tongue raced the car, nick-named 'Humphrey' after Humphrey Cook, very successfully in many major hillclimbs, taking wins in Switzerland, Germany and his native Great Britain. For 1937 Tongue switched his focus to the popular European Voiturette races and recorded several podium finishes, but no wins. In 1938 R11B was sold to Peter Aitken, who took the car to South Africa for the winter season. His best placing was second and upon his return to England, he only sparsely raced his ERA.

Like so many of the other surviving ERA's, R11B has been raced almost continuously since its retirement from contemporary races. Especially in the hands of Ken Wharton and Martin H. Morris, 'Humphrey' was a regular winner. Easily distinguishable by the slightly different tail, R11B is pictured above during the 2007 Goodwood Revival meeting, where it was driven to fourth after running as high as second.

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2007 Goodwood Revival

  Article Image gallery (109) Chassis (6) R11B Specifications