Almost nothing is known about today’s featured car before it was found in 1986 behind a picture house in Hereford by Martin Cowlin.
The car is powered by a JAP motor was named a Hornet in the absence of any contemporary information by Martin.
The Hornet is believed to have been originally built in 1948.
John Dent bought the car sans motor in 1990 and sold it to his son Alistair in 2001.
Alistair, who won the Parker Trophy with the Hornet in 2003,’06 and ’13, is seen in these photographs at the wheel of the Hornet at the 5th Tony Marsh Memorial Trophy Weekend at Gurston Down.
If you have any further info on the Hornet please do not hesitate to chime in below or at the friendly 500 Racing facebook page.
My thanks to Alistair Dent for his contribution to today’s blog.
Thanks for joining me on this “Behind The Picture House” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow. Don’t forget to come back now !