Five Cambridge University Motoring Club member's badges,  ((6))
Lot 264
Five Cambridge University Motoring Club member's badges,
Sold for £ 150 (US$ 197) inc. premium

Lot Details
Five Cambridge University Motoring Club member's badges,
three larger types comprising: a green enamel shield-shaped car badge depicting a Swift in flight, two winged wheel badges with enamel heraldic shield centre but different fittings and two matching heraldic lapel badges, together with a Cambridge University Motor Cycle Club award, presented to S E Sears 12/50Hp Alvis CUMCC & NW London MC Joint 1 day trial Nov 4th 1923.
(6)

Footnotes

  • Stanley Sears (1903-1988).
    As a boy, he would advise his mother on the next family motoring purchases, the successful family shoe business meant that cars were often upgraded or changed, by doing so he was gaining in knowledge of the rare Leyland Eights before the family moved onto Lanchesters and then Rolls-Royces. At Cambridge he got a degree in engineering, which aided him in later rebuilds of more exciting cars, such as a 1914 TT Sunbeam and a 1914 GP Opel. He had a profound knowledge of cars, especially of the veteran and vintage ones of which he was so fond and many of which he subjected to meticulous restorations. Indeed, he set fresh standards of excellence in this pursuit. As a President of the Veteran Car Club and the 20 Ghost Club it was he who helped materially to form the guidelines and dating parameters that have served the old-car movement so well ever since. His painstaking rebuilding of the more important veteran and Edwardian cars resulted in a fine personal collection.

    Jack Sears (1930-2016).
    Eldest son of Stanley Sears, inheriting a motoring interest from an early age. A farmer by profession, Jack Sears was also a British race and rally driver, one of the principal organisers of the 1968 London-Sydney Marathon, popularly known as "Gentleman Jack". He won the inaugural British Saloon Car Championship driving an Austin Westminster, regaining the title in 1963, driving a variety of cars including a Ford Cortina GT, the seven-litre Ford Galaxie and a Lotus Cortina, which was used for the final two races. Sears also co-drove a Ferrari 330 LMB with Mike Salmon to fifth place in the 1963 Le Mans 24 Hours. Then came a modest retainer from the Ford Motor Co when he joined Team Lotus in 1965 to race Cortinas with Jim Clark, and became a key member of Carroll Shelby's Cobra team for its successful onslaught on the 1965 GT World Championship. After an accident curtailed his racing career, he served the sport as a Director and then President of The British Racing Driver's Club.
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