A couple of years ago I took today’s featured photographs of Alistair Hunt’s Juno at Crystal Palace.
The event Souvenir Programme tells us the car was built in 1955 and there are one or two references on the internet to the car being powered by either a JAP, unlikely or Triumph, more likely, motor.
Searching the word “Juno” at The Nostalgia Forum led me to a reference regarding the 1920’s play by Sean O’Casey “Juno and the Paycock” and “Juno Beach” which was liberated by Canadian and British Forces in the Normandy Landings on D-Day 1944.
So if per chance you know anything about the Juno, who built it, owned it and or drove it please do not hesitate to chime in below.
Thanks for joining me on this “We Want Information” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres”, I hope you will join me again tomorrow when I’ll be looking at one of Jim Clarks Lotus 38’s. Don’t forget to come back now !
After serving a tool making apprenticeship in a Jaguar Mk X bodyshell and ADO16 bodyshell manufacturing plant with Pressed Steel Ltd in Swindon, UK Tim Dutton-Wolley built his first MG Midget based kit cars in 1969.
By 1989 Tim had survived and won a court battle with Ford over the rights to use the Sierra model name which he had been using since 1979, 5 years before Ford wanted to use the name for it’s eponymous 1980’s family car, to become the world’s most successful kit car manufacturer in terms of numbers sold.
More recently GPX48H has been transformed into the flat side pick up Ford Zetec powered “Scort” seen in these photographs taken at Crystal Palace a couple of years ago.
Thanks for joining me on this “Escort to Scort” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres”, I hope you will join me again tomorrow when an Edwardian aero engined Peugeot. Don’t forget to come back now !