E.R.A., Ltd., have recently elected David Hodkin a director of the company. Mr. Hodkin retains his position as Chief Engineer, in which capacity he has served the company for some time and has been wholly responsible for the design of the post-war G-type racing E.R.A. as well as for a number of other projects.
Just prior to the outbreak of war, Mr. Hodkin was a student at Chelsea College of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering, and after a brief period at Manchester University he served with the Royal Engineers during the wartime years. He subsequently took an honours degree at Cambridge University and then joined the De Havilland Engine Co., Ltd. In 1949 he joined the engineering staff of English Racing Automobiles, Ltd., and assisted in the design of the Jowett Jupiter prototype.
Mr. Hodkin is presently engaged upon a number of important projects, including a single-seater Grand Prix car for competition under the forthcoming 2½-litre formula.