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Reginald Ellis Tongue

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Reginald 'Reggie' Ellis Tongue (1912-1992) sometimes known as A. Vincent (1933)

Born Urmston, Lancs., 17th July, 1912.

Educated at Sedbergh, and Exeter College, Oxford.

Took active part in Motor Racing and Motor Sport generally from 1930 onwards, and competed in most international events, racing Riley, Aston Martin, E.R.A., and Maserati cars. Served in R.A.F.V.R. as Flight-Lieut. After Battle of Britain, became Test Pilot to Rolls-Royce. Also a Director of Thomson and Taylor (Brooklands).

In 1934 Reggie competed in his first major race in the 1934 24 Hours of Le Mans, aged 22.

During the 1930s he placed well in a handful of Voiturette races and won the Cork Grand Prix handicap race on 16 May 1936.[1]

In 1951, Tongue competed at the Rallye Monte-Carlo, driving a Jaguar Mark V with his co-driver P.E. Warr. The Englishman finished the race in 31st

1953 Governing Director, Arden and Bull

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