Shoestring (Austin 7 Special)
Austin 7 Special 'Shoestring' built by Alistair Frayling-Cork. Its a 1931 / 1996 car, representing 20 years of collecting parts at Autojumbles. Alistair entered Shoestring into every H750F race since 2001 until 2018 when he sold it to Roy Wetherall. Shoestring races as a 'road-going' special, complete with lights, mudguards, number plate etc.
A7 Cowley Special
Built by Bill Cowley, a serial builder of 750 Formula cars. The Cowley was built as a 'one-off' toy for his son, Nigel. Later it was turned into a race car. Subsequently bought by John Gasking who regularly raced in 750MC, before being sold to Janine Plain-Jones and raced by husband Charlie Plain-Jones. Charlie is also the series Austin 7 representative.
Competing in Bert Hadley and H750F, it's fitted with Toyo road legal tyres.
Was this the Cowley Mk2?
Rapide (Hague) FL
Fabricated uprights, 13" wheels, running front disc brakes. Sat on Dunlop CR65 race tyres.
The Rapide (Hague) is the love child of Chris Hague and Peter Chaddicote. Chris designed the Hague but enlisted the help of Peter for some design and drawings. Peter built the Rapide for himself, similar to the semi-monocoque Hague. The Rapide has different front suspension pick up points and a slightly longer wheelbase. Constructed using 2" box section rails with double skin aluminium panels. Owner John Paul-Davies purchased from Cliff Ringrose and prior to that it was raced by Nicola Windley.