Yes I was aware that the ERA's ran in some races with the twin wheel layout - however most slot race meetings (including mine) don't allow this due to overall width restrictions hence I went with the hill climb liveries to allow them to be a bit different (May's in his cloth cap for example). I'm surprised no one has pulled me up over my mistake on the Ken Wharton caption it was in fact the car he ran at Shelsley Walsh on 28th August 1955 and is based on a fine colour photo on page 70 of Martyn Wainwright's book 1950's Motorsport in colour (Veloce - ISBN 1-904788-15-7).
Kev I do have a reasonable library of books on all kinds of motorsport from 1900's onwards although you can glean quite a lot of picture material using the internet tools like Google Images. It is interesting sometimes to compare how cars look in more recent historic events such as Goodwwod F.O.S. to how they looked at events during the periods in which they were more "front line" technology. For instance I must have found nearly a hundred pictures of Remus & Romulus all with variations in livery, markings etc. I find the best thing to do is build it and mark it as you want - very few people ever get it spot on mainly due to the difficulties in scale reproduction but George's kits are some of the best I've ever seen which is saying something when we've had some high quality stuff in recent years from the likes of David Jones, Pre-Add, TRRC, Penelope Pitlane, Proto Slot, Slot Classics to name a few. Like most kits builders however I still like to individualise my work in some way,(different driver style, paint job, decals, etc) sometimes others like it too which can add to the sense of pleasure. As a little aside I am always a bit surprised at slot events where practically unmodified plastic RTR bodyshells (albeit nice ones) with custom built race chassis finished in the top three in the concours ahead of a number of very nice kit and scratch built bodied cars. While I can appreciate the beautiful engineering that goes into these chassis to score a car whose body has been bought ready done off the shelf higher than those where the builders have made an effort to paint / complete them themselves seems to be a bit strange, but maybe that's just me?
Looking forward to seeing Peter's completed car - keep us posted with progress please and any other GT ERA's later on this thread - I'm pretty sure my friend David Lawson has got one of these kits and knowing what he can do from scratch I'm betting his will be amazing.
Anyway glad some of you like them