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#1 Jonathan Hill

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 15:05

I am putting together a history of Bernie Rodger, his Peerless and Warwick days in particular. My father was the sales manager at Peerless. He and Bernie were the two works drivers, Ron (Roland) Ham also raced a Warwick GT350 at a later date. Peter Jopp and Percy Crabb raced at Le Mans in 1958 with great results. 2008 is the 50th anniversary of that success and I want to make sure the Peerless and Warwick story is properly told and celebrated. I have read Doug Nye's fabulous Cooper book so I have that bit of history. I am also in touch with his son and his partner up until his untimely death. And of course I have my own 11 years of memories.
I would be really very pleased to receive any stories and reminiscences, pictures would of course be fantastic, in fact anything that will make sure that the 50 years of Peerless will be properly remembered.
Thank you

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#2 vintageautomobilia

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 19:38

I have a friend who vintage races in the US with a Peerless GT chassis with a sports racing body by Ambro. He's had it at Laguna Seca for the Historics, many times.

#3 Jonathan Hill

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 08:58

Thanks for the reply, would love some pictures

#4 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 09:41

:wave: How did they get the car to LM in 1958?

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#5 Jonathan Hill

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 10:20

They drove two cars down, one was a reserve which did not actually race. On the way back the reserve car drove under a railway bridge and wrote itself off, no one was hurt.

http://autos.ph.grou...s/view/aabf?b=1

To see the image you will have to sign up tp the yahoo group but if you are interested in the Peerless and the Warwick this is a good place to see Peerless & Warwick racing pictures , Past and Present.

Another must visit site is

http://www.peerless-gt.co.uk/

#6 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 13:54

:clap: Thanks Jonathan , great indo.
Regards Bjørn