bit of history...
Michael Moore profile.
My interests in engineering stemmed from an early childhood
living next door to one of my Fathers garages. As a child
I always remember the nice sports and racing cars that they
used to run and tune. My Father was racing, mainly abroad,
with a JBS 500 along with 5 other 500’s loaded into
a transporter and raced on many of the circuits in Europe.
Spending 3 months away at a time. He went on to race Lister
cars and when Archie Scott-Brown was killed in 1959 he retired
and went into power boat racing and a return to flying, having
a been a Fleet Air Arm pilot during the last war.
One way and another I had quite an exciting up-bringing
even being at boarding school.
I first started with hill climbs and sprints in 1962 and
raced a supercharged Lotus 7 in 1964 coming 2nd in my 1st
race. I raced Clubman’s until 1969 having designed and
built my first Clubman’s car (Witchcraft) coming first
in its maiden outing and going on to come second in the Clubman’s
Championship in 1967.
Although I had other business interests, I stayed involved
in racing and in the late 60’s and early 70’s.selling
from a garage in Dunstable, American, XK & E-type cars.
I first raced a Falcon Sprint an ex Allan Mann car owned
by David Howes of ‘Howes Motors’, in the 1969
British Grand Prix support race. Only to end up over the banking
on Copse corner at Silverstone, after lying third and challenging
for first place, when the brake system had a total failure.
In 1992 I became involved in setting up others peoples suspension
and brake systems to mainly AC Cobra replica’s, and
at the time decided to build my own XK120 Jaguar replica.