Since it was founded in 1939, the club has always attracted aspiring engineers and innovators who have used their skills to develop new ideas for car and engine design. Over the years a number of the members have "graduated" from the club and gone on to make a name for themselves in the motor sport business.
The Old Boys' Roll of Honour
Founder of Reynard Racing. FF1600, FF2000, F3, F3000, and CART winners.
Founder of Mallock Racing, the foremost manufacturer of F1300 and Clubmans cars.
Of Lola. Designed the GT40 that devastated the Ferraris at Le Mans in the late sixties. Won the Indycar championship in 1993 with Mansell at the wheel.
Of Lotus. Too many cars and innovations to mention.
Founder of Chevron Cars, from sports cars to F1.
Designed the Jaguar XJRs that took victory at Le Mans in 1988. Also designed the Group C Toyotas, the Ferrari 333SP and the Lister Storm. Also designed the Yardley-BRM, the first Shadow GP car, and the first Arrows. He was also at Lotus for a time and designed the "Gurney Eagle".
Learnt his trade building and racing an 1172 special. Then went on to design and build F1 engines
Designed the Brabham F1 cars in the 70's and early '80s. Recently designed the Rocket and the McLaren F1 for McLaren Cars. In GTR form this car won Le Mans.
Founder of Marcos Cars whose 600LM became a formidable GT race car.
Joint founder of Marcos. Aerodynamicist who gave the Vanwall its shape, and was responsible for a number of bodywork designs in the '60s. Brother of Mike Costin, who was one half of Cosworth Engineering and also a club member.
Worked for the Lotus, Surtees, and BRM design teams. Set up Pilbeam Racing Designs in 1975. His cars now dominate hillclimbs.