It's been a decade since I started a thread, but we recently purchased a car that we thought had terrific history here in the US, a 1962 Lotus Seven S2.
However, a few weeks back, after some late night hours reading up on previous owners- it came to my attention that its first owner, whom I found from the Lotus Seven Register as 'J. Bedford' was the late John Victor Bedford, who raced his Seven in England in 1962 and 1963.
Mr Bedford was a renowned artifact historian and upon his death in 2019, donated much of his historical research to the University of Leeds. This, however, did not include his slice of racing. Thus, I've been looking to find any photos of him racing, in what was in 1962, a green Seven and in 1963, repainted red.
The car in question most likely wore the UK registration of 661 CXT- that is what it wore in its first races with Willis Weldin in the US when he purchased it from Ian Raby.
The following are the events we know he was entered:
April 21, 1962 - BRSCC Rufforth - 2nd place S1.2
June 9, 1962 - BRSCC Castle Combe
July 7, 1962 - BARC Goodwood - Handicap A - Fastest Lap
August 11, 1962 - Silverstone 6 hr Relay - Club Lotus All Sorts - #1F
May 18, 1963 - BARC Goodwood - #125
As always, thank you for your time and consideration.
Jacques N. Dresang
Kettle Moraine Preservation & Restoration
Edited by Gokart Mozart, 14 September 2021 - 20:44.