Hillman Aero Minx Streamliner
1934, Campbell Shed, On long term display
Working to a design by Freddie March of Goodwood House in 1933, the Hillman Company supplied upgraded chassis of its Minx to Arthur Mulliner, the Northampton coachbuilders, who built this Streamliner in 1934. Freddie raced many times at Brooklands including winning the 1930 500 Miles Race alongside Sammy Davis.
Amateur gentlemen bought these cars to compete in national trials and competitions at Brooklands. They took part in Junior Car Club and Motor Cycling Club events between 1934 and 1939, especially high-speed trials and handicap races for the 10 HP category. Though not racing machines as such, they gave their owners premier awards and first prizes. The fastest overall race speed recorded was 71.25 mph.
Donated by Dr George Bailey OBE
1185 cc 4-cylinder side-valve engine with 6.3 to 1 compression ratio from a sturdier three-bearing crankshaft and downdraft Stromberg carburettor. 4 forward speed all-synchro-mesh gearbox. Steel bonnet and wings, aluminium body panelled on to an ash frame over an under-slung chassis.
Between 1934 – 1939, Junior Car Club & Motor Cycling Club events