Monday, 16 January 2017

Halford Special

This car took part in the race for the Vintage Trophy at the Richard Seaman Memorial Trophies meeting at Oulton Park in August 1992.
It's James Cheyne's 1923/25 Halford Special, driven in the race by Iain Cheyne, and the programme of the event said this about the car:
'James Chelne has entered Iain Cheyne to drive the Halford Special, which features an Aston Martin chassis and a twin-cam supercharged engine. This motor was designed by one of Britain's most brilliant engine designers, Frank Halford. He qualified for his aviator's licence, No. 639, at the Bristol School at Brooklands on 2nd October, 1913. He went on to design famous piston engines over a period that spanned both world wars. Later, he designed jet engines, but was also an accomplished racer of both motorcycles and cars.'

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