Manchester 17 MCC Wanted Missing Film 1971

Classic Trial Magazine always happy to help.

In March 1971 the Manchester 17 MCC ran the John Simister trial around Wilboarclough and three of our members (Ray Tootall, George Snowball and Pev Attwood) filmed it on 8mm cameras.

After it was edited together it was shown at our club meeting on 12th October 1971 and has never been seen or heard of since !

The winner that day was Dave Thorpe.

Forty-five years later I began to try and track the film down, contacting our oldest members, and the relatives of those now deceased, but with no luck.

Two years on there are now no obvious avenues left for me to pursue but somebody remembers that the film may have been loaned out to friends from neighbouring clubs – hence I am writing to you.

Could you perhaps use your network, or even your publication, to throw out a general enquiry as to whether anybody remembers this film . . . .  ?

Much appreciated,

Paul Tootall

Man 17 MCC

Anyone who can help please e/mail

Picture Credits: All rights reserved so please respect this – Malcolm Carling


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