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Baden-Powell and his Standards
Delhi Durbar, India 1911
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1922 Standard V1
Standard Nine (1928 - 1930)
Gordon England
Avon (Jensen) Special
1930 Standard Arrow restoration
50th Anniversary Tour - Melton Mowbray
Worcestershire Sauce Event 2010
Canal Country Capers 2011
Welsh Borders Rally - 2012
A Cotswold Caper, Cirencester, 2013
Kenilworth Castle Run, Stratford upon Avon, 2014
Gordon Bennett Rally
Vintage Standards in New Zealand
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Baden-Powell and his Standards

In 1912, the founder of the Boy Scouts, Robert Baden-Powell, married Miss Olave St. Clair Soames.  All individual members of the Scouting movement were invited to subscribe to a wedding present.  Individual Boy Scouts were limited to one penny each and Scoutmasters to one shilling each.  By March 1913, a total of £411  14s.  1d.  had been collected towards what was popularly known as 'B.P.'s Penny Wedding Present.'  It was decided to buy a motor car and their choice fell upon a 1913, 20 H.P. 6-cylinder Standard Landaulette. 

What was not known until recently is that following on from the presentation of this
20 H.P. Landaulette in 1913, Baden-Powell had at least four other Standards throughout the 1920's.  

Now all the cars owned by Baden-Powell over the years are mentioned and illustrated in a new book by Colin Walker "Jam Roll, Baden-Powell: The Man and his Motors"

To order this book click here