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W. H. Astell

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William Henry Astell, AKA W. D. Astell

1865 Born in Leamington[1]

1887 Married Annie Vellender in Bromley[2]

1891 W H Astell, electrician, visiting Newport, Mons[3]

c.1903 representative of the New Orleans Motor Co

1905 Took part in the TT Race

1910 Arrived in New York

1903 Bio Note [4]

ASTELL, W. H.- Has been connected with automobilism at an early date, having owned and driven a motor boat fitted with a petrol motor in 1894, and a 4 h.p. Panhard car in 1896. Mr. Astell joined the Club on January 21st, 1901, drove a New Orleans car successfully through the 1000 miles Trial in 1900, and the Glasgow Trials of 1901. He was one of the Judges of the Reliability Trial of 1902.

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. BMD
  3. 1891 census
  4. 1903/02/26 Automobile Club Journal