We doubt that such a nice looking car would’ve been broken up at that time the mechanical side was very cheap to repair then with recon engines two-a-penny. The early Rochdale shells featured on quite a number of competition vehicles. It is the SECOND bid which has the most influence on the price they pay and predicting responses can be almost impossible. Add to Watch list. This item will be sent through the Global Shipping Programme and includes international tracking. Add to Watch list Watching Watch list is full. Prior to all this, John had enjoyed a successful motor racing career, starting with a 2-litre GP Bugatti in and continuing the next season with a Rochdale ‘Jehu’ see main photo , a car based on the I.

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It also appears in Haynes Guide to Component Cars, parked alongside what seems to be an airfield.

John Horridge (GB) – All Results – Racing Sports Cars

I have been using Footman James as insurers for my classic cars for many years and I have been very pleased with their service apart from having to wait when trying to contact them by phone. The initial contact was made by Mark Palmer of Pennsylvania, USA who had seen the car in America and was interested in some more information before he approached the owner to make him an offer.

It’s a beautiful car! Racong only other deviation from originality was to use a wider bush on the right side trailing arm and a bracing bar joining the two trailing arms at their forward ends to better locate the axle, and an attempt to get some Ackerman into the steering by moving the rack rearwards.

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John Horridge

Community Forum Software by IP. Immense fun to drive, very rapid on long journeys. Frontieres at Chimay too. It’s important to note that many insurance companies ask a higher premium for such inclusions, so always compare like with like when making price comparisons.


It was this one that he asked me to fix and then race in 64, I suspect he had not raced it himself as the body was unpainted when I first began to work on the car, and I had it painted Burgundy with a silver stripe. I horrixge coming down Marlow hill and luckily happened to be running parallel with the road.

Initially it was purely a joh car, although Paul then developed it into a fairly serious Sprint and Hill climb car. Hkrridge your account is set up, buying is the simpler option to start with – if you browse through the lists, or just type in the obscure item you have been looking for, it is amazing what shows up.

I also understand that they considered its strength would better suit it to rallying hotridge other off road sport rather than circuit racing. This item will post to United Statesbut the seller hasn’t specified postage options. I have a picture of the Jehu Riley at Crystal Palace in Rxcingbut can’t figure out how to post it. Most people are decent but you are bound to meet the odd plonker I’m running at one in every hundred.

Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled. Doug Nye on John Horridge:. I do hope you succeed in rescuing the car, Mark – even if you don’t have time to touch it for some years!

Buy it now – Add to Watch list Added to your Watch list. He was careful with money for himself and even his family but when it came to others he was most generous, not so much financially but in the sense of giving aid and help. Its Wolseley hrridge and gearbox were in just about usable condition, serving time in the Phase 1 for a while, but I decided to replace them with items more capable of tackling long journeys using the new-fangled motorways, ie a Toyota pushrod engine and 5-speed gearbox from the Celica of the early 70s and therefore in period.


I immediately fell in love with this and just had to have it. However, the company did produce a few lightweight shells, obviously with competition in mind. It is hard enough work rebuilding a bare shell johnn having to dismantle a long-disused tarpaulin escapee before the rebuild can start.

They sold it in latesoon before I was born, trading it in against a sensible Morris Minor.

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If you’re anything like me and I suspect most Rochdale owners are then in the course of various car projects, you will have accumulated lots of parts off various vehicles which are too good to throw away yet are of no direct use. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

If repairs are horriidge to the mounting surface of the lower hinge quite likely in my experiencethen the extra access is vital. Despite what Autosport magazine referred to as borridge ‘homely aspect’, the fibreglass bodied car again hrridge well taking fifth place overall in the lap sports car race.

Photographs of the car being cut up prior to being taken to the tip are in Magazine No 89 page 7.

My own phase 1 LJ formed an introduction to competition and was used for Slalom Autotests and Production Car Trials from to ‘ Check out the before and after photographs below.