BTS Mouldings; HRG 1500 Sports; 1939 24h Le Mans 14th; Clark & Chambers, RN32

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HRG Engineering Company also known as HRG, was a British car manufacturer based in Tolworth, Surrey. Founded in 1936 by Major Edward Halford, Guy Robins and Henry Ronald Godfrey, its name was created from the first letter of their surnames. Cars were produced under the HRG name from 1935 to 1956. Having raced together at Brooklands, Ron Godfrey approached Major Edward Halford in 1935 as regards the development of a new sports car. Having shown the prototype in late 1935, the company was formed in 1936 with Guy Robins formerly of Trojan joining as the third partner.

In 1938 the Company announced the 1100cc model [with a shorter wheelbase] using an OHC engine from Singer's Bantam Nine. and then in 1939 they also started using the OHC 1500cc Singer Twelve later Singer Roadster engine in place of the old OHV Meadows unit

The factory's racing team, Ecurie Lapin Blanc, achieved several notable successes. In the 1938 Le Mans 24-hour race. the works entry driven by Peter Clark and Marcus Chambers was the highest-placed British car (10th out of 15 finishers from 42 starters). The following year Clark and Chambers returned to win the 1.5 litre class.

This resin model is from a BTS Mouldings kit, constructed and finished by Tony Smith of Bournemouth, sourced in July 2018.

 

 
BTS Mouldings; HRG 1500 Sports; 1939 24h Le Mans 14th; Clark & Chambers, RN32 BTS Mouldings; HRG 1500 Sports; 1939 24h Le Mans 14th; Clark & Chambers, RN32 BTS Mouldings; HRG 1500 Sports; 1939 24h Le Mans 14th; Clark & Chambers, RN32
BTS Mouldings; HRG 1500 Sports; 1939 24h Le Mans 14th; Clark & Chambers, RN32 BTS Mouldings; HRG 1500 Sports; 1939 24h Le Mans 14th; Clark & Chambers, RN32 BTS Mouldings; HRG 1500 Sports; 1939 24h Le Mans 14th; Clark & Chambers, RN32
BTS Mouldings; HRG 1500 Sports; 1939 24h Le Mans 14th; Clark & Chambers, RN32 BTS Mouldings; HRG 1500 Sports; 1939 24h Le Mans 14th; Clark & Chambers, RN32 BTS Mouldings; HRG 1500 Sports; 1939 24h Le Mans 14th; Clark & Chambers, RN32
     

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