|(8-5-11) From Axel Schmidt:
"I just want to note, that the red car
is a Elva Mk.III, not an OSCA. I can't tell you something about the driver
(8-22-11) From Elva racer
"The red car at Giant's Despair is a
1958 Elva Mk.III. A similar-looking car with its non-factory front air
inlet was raced at the time by James Forno so I suspect it is his car.
Stan Mason now owns a Mk.III with a somewhat similar front."
(8-23-11) More from Bob Engberg:
"The owner of the Mk.III is Bish Hines,
who had the car at the GD races in July, 1962."
(8-24-11) From Stan Mason
of "Ecurie Elva":
"The red car at the 1959 Giant Despair
Hill Climb is an Elva Mk.III Sports Racer chassis number 100/66.
It is easy to identify this Elva Mk.III (I have 100/65) of the 15 that
were built because of the unique carb intake hole in the bonnett.
James Forno is listed as driver."
(8-27-11) From Chris Van
"Everybody is right, but compare this
photo with the E-Type photo, you will notice both shots are the same place
/ same day.
The production of the E-Type started
in 1961, so this Giantís Despair must be 1961 up to 1963, and it was Bish
Hines (here at the wheel) who raced this Elva 100/66 from 1961 until 1963.
Best regards from Belgium."
(8-29-11) From Bob Engberg:
"Elva historian Stan Mason is right that
James Forno raced his Elva Mk.III at Giant's Despair in 1959 sporting number
171. A photo of Forno at the '59 Giant's Despair is in the new Elva
book and at Barcboy's.
Since there are two other photos dated 1961-63, it is presumably a 1962
photo we are looking at and at that time Bish Hines was racing the car.
Hines is listed as being at Giant's Despair in October. I'll bet a rebuilt
Coventry Climax motor on it!"