YEARS OF MALLOCK
50 years ago Major Arthur Mallocks obsession with things
mechanical lead to the building of a small lightweight racing
car. Borrowing a slogan from the then popular body-builder, Charles
Atlas U2 can have a body like mine Major Mallock
sold these cars in various forms with this slogan and the Mallock
U2 was born. 50 years on and the Mallock family are still building
these cars, now up to Mk 35. This makes them the longest surviving
racecar manufacturer in continuous production in the UK under
the same family ownership.
From this to this in 50 years
The Austin 7 Special, WJ1515, that
Arthur Mallock raced before designing the first U2. Much
of the running gear from this was used for U.2. Mk 1.
The latest Mallock Mk 35s at Brands
So this year Mallocks will celebrate 50 years of racing
at a special event at Silverstone in England and closer to home
at the Taupo Motor Sport Park in December, in association with
the Historic Racing & Sports Car Club.
Norris from Christchurch had an agreement with Arthur and built
Mallock cars in New Zealand. Numerous other chassis were built
in the early 60s to 70s by Jack Oakley and others. In typical
Kiwi fashion, a few more jumped on the bandwagon after seeing
how well these little cars performed and several variations of
Mallock type cars exist. Some of them quite famous in New Zealand
sports car racing. A number of the later model variants are still
very competitive in SCANZ racing today.
The first weekend of December 6th/7th, sees the gathering of
Mallock type cars to celebrate the 50th anniversary of these wonderful
little cars. This will be at the annual HRSCC Picnic meeting held
on the Taupo club circuit. There will be Mallock only races along
with a parade and display of Mallock cars. Plus a gathering of
people that own, have owned or had some interest in Mallocks
over the years. Anyone interested in attending the celebration
should contact Bill and Susanne Stone (nee Mallock) firstname.lastname@example.org
or Alan Service email@example.com
HRSCC. All welcome.
More information: www.mallockclub.com
Steve's Habershon Picasa Web Album - Mallock 50th Silverstone
Taupo Newsletter 2
The Sports Car boys seemed to have a great time at the MG Classic
race meeting at Manfeild at the weekend. Plenty of racing and
action on and off the track.
I have put a notice on www.eventfinder.co.nz
and to date we have had 183,709 hits, so we might get some spectators!
Mallock Sports have given us their blessing and have sent us
some items for display and for prizes. One could be for the person
who travelled the furthest. Will it be Gary Tansey Mallock Mk
6, Dunedin; Errol Norris, Christchurch: Nev Mckay, Macau or Adrian
Reynard, Spain, but on holiday in Guadeloupe?
Adrian has a long association with Mallocks, being in business
with Bill at Sabre Automotive when they made components for U.2.'s
in the early days. (The company later became Reynard Racing Cars).
Adrian knows New Zealand pretty well as he raced the Cuda Formula
Atlantic car in the North Island Tasman series in 1981.
The Mallock Club website has a new edition of still photos that
people can add to or make comments on which is fun see http://www.mallockclub.com
under Mallock Gallery. Our event even gets a mention, so plenty
of interest out there.
I will send you a similar photo for you to identify and comment
p.s. Thanks for all your replies and suggestions for tyres for
Gavin Bateman. He is now sorted.
Susanne Stone nee Mallock.