Ipswich 1978

This was the first ever short circuit race. Rod competed in the Super Rods class with this Ford Capri Mk2.

Harringay 1979

Rod in a Ford Anglia Hot Rod at the Harringay Stadium, East London in May 1979.


The ex-Geoff Cowley Mk1 Escort Hot Rod

1980-Two Car Team

The unveiling of the two car team at a very wet and misty Brands Hatch.

Brands Hatch 1980

All three cars of the two car team !

Also notice the murk.. ..What? NO HAILWOODS.

Brands Hatch 1980

The Talbot Sunbeam.

Bovington 1980

The Mk1 Escort in this shot looks a bit worse for wares. By the end of the day it looked alot worse.

HotRod vs Rallycross

Rod with John Cross at the Northampton Stadium just after the Hot Rod versus Rallycross challenge event.

Arena Essex

Arena Essex during the Hot Rod Grand Prix of 1980.

The competition? The one & only Number 351 - Barry Lee.

Northampton 1981

Winning in front of the T.V Cameras in the Mk2 Escort Hot Rod at the Northampton Stadium. August 1981

Ipswich 1981

Taken during the 1981 World Championship.


Ipswich 1981

World Championship Hotrods.


Ipswich 1983

Another World Championship weekend. This time it's 1983.


Lydden Hill

Three abreast at Lydden. Rod is on the inside with Richard Williamson in the middle. The Jaguar E Type on the outside was driven by Dick Whittington.

Lydden 1984

Rod leading the entire field of Escort Hot Rods into the Elbow at Lydden.

Lydden 1984

Look at all the sponsors!!! Britool, Curtis Holt, Hesway Motors, Michael Evison, Auriga race engines, Quaife, Milton motors, BES and championship sponsors, Wendy Wools

* kindly supplied by Frank Love Motorsport Photography


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