Hornet Specials no.7

By October 20, 2016Hornet Specials

The Wolseley Hornet Special, along with the sporting versions of the Singer Nine and the many variants of the  M.G. Midget epitomise the club motor sport scene in the thirties decade. Here we celebrate the rich variety of Hornet Specials which were bodied by many of the trades finest coachbuilders.

RC 450, a 1932 McEvoy Hornet Special survives to this day. During the thirties it had an illustrious competitive career in the hands of H.C. Laird but currently awaits restoration after decades of inactivity. This photo, with Laird at the wheel, was taken in April 1936, at a time when the car was already over four years old. Although the location is not known the date and time of the event is recorded as the Derbyshire Sporting Trial held on 10th April that year. This Autocar photo-scan appears here courtesy of LAT Photographic.