Mystery Ford




I enclose a photo of a Ford Special which I bought at the end of the last war. I chopped a Model A Ford and £40 for it. I was told by the seller that it was one of four built by the Ford Motor Co in conjunction with Pat Driscoll, and raced in the TT and a Relay race at Brooklands in 1936. But I have no history after that of it. I ran it for a few months and then sold it to Raymond Way Motors of Kilburn in 1946-7 for I think £160.

Some engineers said it had a Coventry-Climax engine, others that the engine was made by Ford themselves. It had either an overhead inlet and side exhaust or vice-versa. I would be interested to hear if anyone knows of the history of any of this team.

Ron Sargent,