The rare Heron chassis of Eddie Perk made its HGPCA debut at Silverstone recently. This was the car’s third race outing since Perk restored it to its original 1960 specification.
“I bought it four years ago from South Africa. I saw it race in South Africa in period and I’d always been looking for a car of that era,” said Perk.
The Heron was designed for Tony Maggs and built by Jim Diggory in time for the 1960 Cape Grand Prix. The car enjoyed most of its success in the hands of Ernest Pieterse.
Since completing the restoration, Perk has raced the Alfa Romeo-engined car at both Goodwood and Pau. “People like it because it’s different to Cooper and Lotus,” he explained.