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#1 richie

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 23:12

Over 30 years ago I met a Mrs Jackson, who said her husband Geoff raced sports cars but I've never been able to find any records anywhere. No idea what he raced. I think he used to run a garage at Five Oak Green Kent called Forward Engineering but that's all I can remember.

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#2 Allan Lupton

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:10

Not being an uncommon name, it probably wasn't the same Geoff Jackson that I remember competing with the Orchard M.C. (later Green Belt M.C. and in the Enfield area) in the 1950s/60s who had an Allard amongst other things. Last saw him in the 1990s at a Herts County sprint at Debden

#3 john winfield

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 13:10

Richie,
In a June 1967 Brands Hatch programme there is a GCR Jackson entered in the Cimex Trophy Special GT race, driving a GSM Delta. I believe that, in Britain, GSMs were made at West Malling, not too far from either Brands or Five Oak Green. Might this be the Geoff Jackson you remember?

#4 Thundersport

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 16:11

I'm not far from these places and work in the business it rings no bells with me but i'll ask some of the more senior chaps I know.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 16:55

Over 30 years ago I met a Mrs Jackson, who said her husband Geoff raced sports cars but I've never been able to find any records anywhere. No idea what he raced. I think he used to run a garage at Five Oak Green Kent called Forward Engineering but that's all I can remember.


That will be Mr Geoff Jackson of Fourways Engineering in Borough Green, Kent. He still has the GSM Delta and he still has Mrs Jackson as well.....

#6 richie

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 17:55

That will be Mr Geoff Jackson of Fourways Engineering in Borough Green, Kent. He still has the GSM Delta and he still has Mrs Jackson as well.....


You've knocked it on the head. I did some charity work with Mrs J being the host where I ferried elder citizens to various houses for afternoon tea in 70's.


#7 Thundersport

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 21:26

Indeed Fouways is still there; never knew Geoffs surname was Jackson!