HRG Sports Cars

Willie Jackson

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom

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HRG Engineering Company also known as HRG, was a British car manufacturer based in Tolworth, Surrey. Founded in 1936 by Major Edward Halford, Guy Robins and Henry Ronald Godfrey, it took its name from the first letter of their surnames.
The first Meadows-engined HRG cost £395, about half the cost of the 1.5-litre Aston Martin, and weighed almost 1000 pounds (450 kg) less.

In 1938 the Company announced the 1100cc model using an OHC engine from Singer Motors Ltd. and then in 1939 they also started using the OHC 1500cc Singer engine in place of the old OHV Meadows unit.

Post-war, the 1100 and 1500 2-seaters continued being made to the same pre-war design. HRG also commenced manufacturing the Aerodynamic model on basically the same vintage chassis.

I was lucky enough to park alongside a group of enthusiastic owners and these cars at the Vintage Sports Car Club “Spring Start” race meeting on 23rd April 2011. They were unable to compete in any of the VSCC events as their cars, although of 1930’s design, had all been manufactured post WWII, and therefore did not comply with the eligibilty rules.

Nikon D50, Sigma 18-50 at 18mm, manual setting 1/60, f/20, ISO 400.




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