Thanks for the reply. Definably no roasting from me as its all about racing Rochdale’s, it all helps with the past history.
When Allan Staniforth wrote a letter to the Rochdale Owners Club in the early 1980,s giving us details of his two Rochdales he said he always yearned for an Olympic.
Allan’s first Rochdale as the picture in the reply from Flathead was a Rochdale MKVI body.
The Rochdale for sale in MotorSport, May 1960 was a Rochdale GT, registration VWR 555.
This GT was built during the winter of 1957 and raced during 1958 and 1959, and then it was sold in November 1960 to a 'friend of a friend'.
When so much thought and hard work had gone into building this car, it's a great shame that it has since been lost without trace.
So if anyone can help with information on this GT,s whereabouts since 1960 we would be grateful.
Allan also wrote a book called “Building a Gran Turismo Special” detailing the build of this GT. The book was advertised in MotorSport March 1960 page 212.
If anyone would like more technical information on the Rochdale Climax GT at the Revival last year, below is a link.
I thought it was going very well, I think the main limiting factor was the flat tyre.
At this time I still have no joy with my request for help with a results sheet and an entry list for the GT race at Brands Hatch on Boxing Day,
December the 26th 1963,
so I can see if a Rochdale Olympic was racing that day. Can anyone please help?
Ps) Rupert I have sent you a PM.
Regards Tony Stanton, Compiler of the Rochdale Olympic History Archives