Interesting Mille Miglia Related Photo From 1964

I always enjoy getting emails from people with car or motorcycle stories.  Last night I got another interesting email from my friend Evan Gamblin of Ottawa, Canada.  Evan was looking at my recent post about the 2017 Mille Miglia, that was based on a bunch of photographs that Joe Kovacs had sent to me while he watched this year’s Mille Miglia.  The photo below was of particular interest to Evan; especially the green Alfa Romeo behind the MG Midget.

Note The Alfa Romeo With English Registration FYE 7 Behind The MG

Evan has been taking car pictures for years and obviously he has a great memory, particularly of cars that interest him.  That photo above of the green Alfa Romeo reminded him of a photo that he took at the Crystal Palace paddock in London, on 18 May 1964 of the very same car!  Evan’s 1964 picture is shown below.  Note that the vehicle registration number, FYE 7, is the same as the car participating in the 2017 Mille Miglia!

This Same Alfa Romeo In London On May 18, 1964

Obviously it is a black & white photo, but Evan thinks that the car color was red at that time, not the green that it currently wears.  Evan must have been very impressed by this car in order to remember a photo that he took of it 53 years ago!

This car is a 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza.  In the 2017 Mille Miglia it was entered by Roderick and Elizabeth Jack of England.  If anyone who sees this post knows how to contact the Jacks about this photo, then please do so, as I suspect that they would be very interested in seeing their car as it was 53 years ago.  Maybe the people in the car in 1964 are actually Roderick and Elizabeth Jack!

This is an example where the English vehicle registration system, where the registration number stays with the car, is useful in knowing the history of the older cars.

If you have any questions or comments about this post, then leave a comment below or you can contact me by private email at the following address: shanna12 at comcast dot net

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One Response to Interesting Mille Miglia Related Photo From 1964

  1. merrill smith says:

    About the British car registrations, I have been able to identify a few cars in British TV programs or movies by Googling the registration numbers. With French cars, you can find out where they are registered by Googling the last two digits, for example, 75 is a Paris registration.

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