JOCK HORSFALL RACING DRIVER

This car, although never a team car, has become one of the most famous Aston Martins ever built. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The DB1 went into limited production and limited commercial success. In he converted EML back into sports car specification and entered the Spa 24 hour race as a privateer. Many commentators have considered this to be one of his finest achievements. The body was discovered at around hrs.

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This operation was instrumental in the allied war effort helping to secure a foothold in Europe.

Jock Horsfall (GB) – Racing Sports Cars

The photographs were rushed to Berlin where it was evaluated by German intelligence. The Germans got wind of the discovery and the local Abwehr agent with some difficulty was able to obtain the documents.

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The tombstone racibg bears Glyndwr Michael’s real name, but he will be remembered as Major William Martin, who in death had saved thousands of lives and turned the tides of war. This page was last edited on 30 Juneat Jock was fortunate to receive considerable support from the factory.

In addition to his competitive career, during World War II he was employed as a specialist driver for the British secret service.

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Jock Horsfall (GB)’s cars – Photo Gallery – Racing Sports Cars

Many commentators have considered this to be one of his finest achievements. It was the car’s only race.

The corpse carryed falsified documents, in hopes it fell into German hands. R5B was made in 1. The corpse would of course stay still but also decompose quickly, so the driver jodk carried it had to be fast. John Jock Horsfall died.

Born in England inHorsfall quickly developed a love for speed, and engineering. It was then modified again in to sports specification. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: This is amazing as he crashed almost as often as he won. The car, which became known as the Black Car, was ordered by R. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

The car from then onwards became known as the ‘Spa Special’.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Back to Jock Horsfall, who after the war in competed in a sprint organised by the Bristol Aeroplane Company Motor Sports Club club membership being restricted to company employees.

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Shot of of the Spa 24 Racetrack. Unfortunately for Horsfall, he was trapped in the car as it rolled and his resultant injuries proved fatal. It was only in that an amateur historian by the name of Roger Morgan uncovered evidence that “Martin” was a vagrant Welsh alcoholic named Glyndwr Michael who died of ingesting rat poison.

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After the war, Horsfall returned to racing horsfapl achieved his greatest victory was in the winning the Spa 24 Hour in Belgium. Retrieved from ” https: For this race he partnered with Leslie Johnson, driving an Aston Martin prototype DB1, which construction had started on just six weeks before the race.

The operation called for making the Germans believe that they had, by accident, intercepted highly classified documents detailing future Allied war plans. Retrieved 10 November Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here In he converted EML back into sports car specification and entered the Spa 24 hour race as a privateer. The body was discovered at around hrs. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

This operation involved floating a corpse to shore in Spain.

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