This week’s ThrowbackThursday shows one of the racing cars that Beck & Pollitzer transported for the 1970 London-Mexico World Cup Rally.
The race was the first of two World Cup Rallies and began at Wembley Stadium, London, on 19th April, finishing 38 days later in Mexico City on the 27th May. The competing drivers covered 16,000 miles, travelling through Europe and South America.
The pictured car belonged to a team of drivers: Norman Baguley, Allan Stanforth and John Varley. Although our research suggests that the trio were amateur racers, as they are not included on the list of professional competitors, their daring and determination is admirable! In the end, the gruelling competition was won by Hannu Mikkota and Gunnar Palm, who was driving a Ford Escort.
Installation for London Underground
Expansion of the Jubilee Line at Canary Wharf, London Underground This week’s ThrowbackThursday shows a Beck & Pollitzer installation from 1993. In the early 90s, the London Underground gained permission to expand its service in the Canary Wha…
Presses installations – Evening Telegraph
Transportation and installation of series of print presses for the Evening Telegraph in the 1990s This week’s ThrowbackThursday is from the 1990s and shows a Beck & Pollitzer installation for the Derby Evening Telegraph. The newspaper, which i…
Briggs Tank relocation
Briggs Tank relocation project completed in 1993 by a dedicated heavy haulage division of Beck & Pollitzer This ThrowbackThursday is from 1993 and shows the relocation of a Briggs Tank at the Yoxall Bridge in Staffordshire, UK. During the 80s,…
Windsor Castle 1990s
This week’s ThrowbackThursday is from the 1990s and shows a team of Beck & Pollitzer vehicles at Windsor Castle. Our team was part of a large-scale restoration collaboration after the castle — one of the homes of Queen Elizabeth II — suffered …
Transporting a carriage, Brighton Belle train
Transporting a carriage from the famous ‘Brighton Belle’ train in 1976 Today’s #ThrowbackThursday is from 1976. It shows Beck & Pollitzer transporting the ‘Brighton Belle’, a UK train that ran from Victoria Station in London to Brighton on the…