After an absence of almost 50 years, the unique Duesenberg-powered Emeryson will race in 2003.
This 1949 car is being restored by Mark Linstone, who will fit a Crosthwaite & Gardiner recreation of the 4.5-litre engine that is now in the Brooklands Museum. The Duesenberg was raced at Brooklands before the war, but the engine was then fitted into a new car built by Paul Emery. He drove it in the Isle of Man and Jersey during 1949.
“It was fairly quick in its day and we want to race it,” says Linstone, whose father Cyril worked with Emery in the 1950s. “We’ve had a new body made, but the chassis, axle, gearbox and suspension are original.”
The car was raced in Ireland by Bobbie Baird in the early 1950s and was owned by Motor Sport’s Denis Jenkinson, who took the engine out to reunite it with the pre-war Brooldands racer.