A pal of mine has just been in touch to ask if I can find out anything about Lorraine Engineering who were based in Elvaston Mews, SW7 as he has a Triumph based special which they built in the late '50s / early '60s.
so does anyone on here know anything about them? Photos would be great, obviously, or old adverts? I'll have a look through my Motorsports at the weekend, but my Collection is from '62 onwards, (though I have some earlier ones)
The funny thing is, Robin and I met whilst working in a mews literally a minutes walk from there, and he never knew why the car was called the 'Lorraine special' - he assumed it was after the builder's wife / girlfriend / lover / cat.
He only found out by chance whilst discussing a different car with a chap who it turned out had had a drive in the Lorraine in the late '60s!
funny old world.
Here's the info he has given me and a couple of photos (it looks oddly familiar, has it been discussed before? )
I would love to know more about Lorraine engineering. I guess it was made by an employee. One of their empployees in the 1960s was Anthony Marsh. (The one who became F1 comentator later not the hillclimber I think but am not totally sure.)
If you can find anything out to add about them that would be great.
Edited by Mistron, 08 August 2014 - 18:25.