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John Calvert

   
   John lifting the inside front wheel at Lydden's Devils Elbow

John Calvert raced an 850 cc Imp in 1968 and 1969.

According to his brother Steve [2-Mar-2011], John mainly contested the TEAC races in '68/'69 based mainly at Lydden, but also at Brands Hatch and Snetterton. He started his circuit racing with the Imp, then went on to race a Royale RP4 in the F100 championship then a Huron 4A in Sports/GT.

Being a salesman for Rootes/ Chrysler, he was able to secure a few drives of the works Imps in 1967 for sprints and hillclimbs before embarking on his circuit racing career.

Steve [3-Mar-2011]: I know that he had a few class wins.
In the meantime here is a picture of his car in 1968. The colour is black with metallic green side flashes. For 1969 there was white Minilite wheels with a white roof.

John was in motor sales at different Rootes/Chrysler London salesrooms, including Warwick Road, Ladbrook Grove, and Halkin Street.

 



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