The letter from Mr P Whitehorn (Motor Sport, March 1988) contains several inaccuracies.
The car which my brother and I built and raced as the Norris Special was a more or less complete GN/Frazer Nash, except for the Alvis engine. It contained none of Horace Richards’ parts or work.
We also built another car of similar parentage which we raced as the AN Special and is now beautifully driven by Guy Smith. This also contained none of Horace’s components, excellent as I am sure they were.
Mr Whitehorn may be referring to our Alta Special as Horace’s components would have been suitable. However we made our own pieces.
I believe Bertie Bradnack at one time intended to convert his single-seater FN using these parts. Whether he actually did so I do not remember.
Peter Stubberfield had nothing to do with any of our cars, other than as a friend and competitor.
Perhaps none of this matters after all these years anyway.
John Norris, Croydon, Hertfordshire