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#1 Leigh Trevail

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 09:12

In the late 1940’s James Boothby started to build his own cars known as J.B.M. They were basically war surplus V8 engines on pre-war chassis. One was owned by a chap called Ripper whose family had a saw mill in Sible Hedingham in Essex, it is said that he raced this at Boreham. In 1951; J. Burling of the West Essex Car Club raced a J.B.M at Fersfield, as Boothby only made at most 22 cars; it is likely that the two mentioned are in fact the same car. Can anyone add to this??

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#2 terry mcgrath

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 10:20

here is what have but would love to get more info.
send me your email address and I can email pic
regards terry
tmcgrath@bigpond.com

james boothby advertised a J-B Ford V8 special competition roadster 650 pounds from an adrress in Horley noting he was ready to accept orders for them.
He raced it in sept 47 although listed as JMB 3622cc by 1948 it was now 3917cc.

James Boothby Motors - there is an article in THE AUTOMOBILE APRIL AND MAY 2007 issues

I know the license plate on the car was OPC 746

#3 ensign14

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:12

Apparently made from reconditioned parts to avoid purchase tax being imposed, per Georgano.

#4 phosfor11

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 14:05

I am looking for any information about a JBM that I am about to embark upon restoring.

 

photos here:

 

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License plate is OPC 746

 

Anyone know anything about JBM?

 

Apparently there is an article in the June 2007 edition of The Automobile magazine that I have on order but if anyone has any information or knowledge of JBM would be a great help.



#5 Peter Morley

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 15:38

James Boothby's son Fred races an MG with the VSCC you should be able to find his contact details through them.



#6 bradbury west

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Posted 20 October 2015 - 16:49

Peter, if he is the same Fred, he raced a 20 in FJ so Duncan Rabagliati may be able to help via HFJAssozc. He knows everybody....
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#7 swintex

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 04:56

A quick Google turne this up http://www.motorspor...948/4/rumblings

 

What is the motor in the car? The Grey mentioned in the Motor Sport article is said to use three or six carburetters.

 

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#8 Peter Morley

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 05:32

Roger, it is the same Fred who used to race a Lotus 20 (and MGB), won in my Brabham twin-cam once, knows everybody, used to be a military policeman - I should have his contact details but don't know where they are!

 

Duncan Rabagliatti will probably have information about JBMs as well as contact details.



#9 Rupertlt1

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 13:36

Bottisham speed trials, Bottisham airfield, Cambridge, England, 2 March 1952, organised by Cambridge University Automobile Club:

Third in class G (racing cars, unlimited): A.M.E. Ripper (J.B.M.), 54.59 secs

See: Autosport, March 7, 1952

 

Could this be the car?

 

https://revslib.stan...log/nj709bk8155

 

https://revslib.stan...log/qk313zt4806

 

RGDS RLT



#10 terry mcgrath

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:13

The JBM [OPC746]  was mentioned the by someone the other day so its still in peoples minds?

James Boothby in later years moved up a step or two and owned a D type XKD511

terry



#11 terry mcgrath

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:26

phosfor11 how is this project going?

regards terry



#12 dgs

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 12:29

In the late 1940’s James Boothby started to build his own cars known as J.B.M. They were basically war surplus V8 engines on pre-war chassis. One was owned by a chap called Ripper whose family had a saw mill in Sible Hedingham in Essex, it is said that he raced this at Boreham. In 1951; J. Burling of the West Essex Car Club raced a J.B.M at Fersfield, as Boothby only made at most 22 cars; it is likely that the two mentioned are in fact the same car. Can anyone add to this??

No 30: MAE Ripper (JBM -3917cc) entered in, Class 8 Sports Cars in any trim over 3001cc, held at Chelmsford Speed Trials (West Essex Car Club closed to club, 1 kilometre sprint) held 1st April 1951 Boreham



#13 terry mcgrath

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 15:22

[OPC746] was owned at one point mid 1950's by someone who later was to own an XK150 "S" coupe but in not much later years  created a word that would be known around the world right through to the current day!