Charlie Buchanan's motorcycle racing photographs

Unknown, Photographer

Circa 1941
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Maker and Role
Unknown, Photographer
Production Date
Circa 1941
Description
Eleven photographs in frame. In the top row from the left: 1. On the left a man mounted on a horse. One the right a second man mounted on a horse leading a second horse. All are facing the viewer. In the background is the street, fences, houses and trees. There are words and a date 1/4 on the photograph. 2. A man facing the viewer, standing outside a shed. He is dressed in a dark top with light trousers that are tucked into boots. His left hand is raised and resting on top of a white post. The date 5/8/41 is written on the top right corner. 3. A motorcycle in front of a stand holding five trophies. Above the footrest is the word JAP. The back wall is decorated with four levels of ribbon. 4. A man in helmet, gloves and protective clothing riding a motorcycle along sand at the water's edge. The motorcycle is at an angle with the handle bars turned to the left. The rider's right foot is on the sand's surface. The handwritten caption is Muriwai Beach. In the second row, from the left: 1. A table covered with flowered material holding five trophies. The back wall is decorated with four levels of ribbon. At least one related to championship races. 2. Two smaller photographs one above the other. The higher one shows two men dressed in protective clothing standing behind a row of cars. Both are facing the viewer. The handwritten caption identifies the man on the left as Henry. He appears to be holding a trophy in his left hand. The man on the right is identified as Charlie. He is wearing a sash around his neck which has been knotted about waist level. Under the name Charlie is NZ Ch. It also says Dirtrack Speedway 1941. The lower photograph is three men seated behind a parked car. On the right is part of a second parked car with its front left door open. The handwritten caption identifies the three men, from the left, as: Bob, Charlie and Eric. 3. A man and a women on skates. The man on the right is standing sideon to the viewer with his arms raised above his head. The women on the left has her arms around his neck and is swinging out with both feet off the ground. In the background is a crowd of people in front of a building. 4. A motorcycle racing down a dirt track. With the dust, behind the first motorcycle is a second motorcyclist. There are cars and people watching from the slope at the back. The handwritten caption reads Charlie & Henry ???nings Speedway 42. In the third row, from the left: 1. A man on a motorcycle in front of a stand holding five trophies. Above the footrest is the word JAP. The back wall is decorated with four levels of ribbon. 2. A man in protective clothing, cap and gloves, riding a motorcycle to the left. The handwritten caption reads Hemmings Speedway Phillips J.A.P. ???? 85 miles p.h. The caption is centre bottom row and it reads:
Charlie Buchanan
Holder of
New Zealand Grass Track Open Championship
'' " Middle Weigh Championship
" " Quarter Mile "
" Cinder Track Broadsiding "
Also prominent in T. T.s and Winner Beach Championship
and Small Track and Hill-Climbing Competitions.
At the bottom June 1941 has been handwritten.
Physical Description
11 photographs (framed) : black and white ; 60 x 48 cm.
Signature/Marks
Charlie Buchanan
Holder of
New Zealand Grass Track Open Championship
'' " Middle Weigh Championship
" " Quarter Mile "
" Cinder Track Broadsiding "
Also prominent in T. T.s and Winner Beach Championship
and Small Track and Hill-Climbing Competitions.
At the bottom June 1941 has been handwritten. Caption
Current Rights
No known copyright restrictions
Accession No
09-0515
Credit Line
Unknown. Circa 1941. Charlie Buchanan's motorcycle racing photographs, 09-0515. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
Maker
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