Austin Champ Austin Champ, JFW 553E, Andy Ballisat
Austin Champ, JFW 553E
Austin Champ, JFW 553E (?) |
There could be some doubt as to whether the first letter of the registration, J, is correct.
The photos were taken by Andy Ballisat in 1984 when Andy was an ambulance man, more on Andy further on.|
Andy writes, "I was on duty at Bishops Stortford as an ambulance man and received a call to an R.T.A. (Road Traffic Accident) on the A1184 in Sawbridgeworth, Herts. We found on our arrival at scene a sad looking Champ plus its driver, with just a fracture to his collar bone I believe.
I started taking photos in 1980 with a Canon 35 mm as a hobby as I find all vehicles, especially commercials, very interesting and would frequent various rallies up and down the country, plus I have many contemporary shots of the time on my journeys.
Editor, even under very hard braking a Champ will not overturn as this driver says, the Champ is no different to any other vehicle, old or new.