News & Events

Alpine Trials at the Archives Open Day

  The Frazer Nash Archives welcomes all Frazer Nash enthusiasts to their GRAND OPEN DAY to be held on Sund...

2017 Alpine Trial winner

The Le Mans rep Frazer Nash of Peter and Luke Roberts on Galibier ...

2017 FNCC Picnic

The Frazer Nash picnic is on August 20 - full details are on the Calendar in the members section. ...


  • Vernasca Hillclimb

    21st Jul 2017

    Dougal Cawley has sent through a youtube link to the Vernasca Hillclimb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY92Lj8eVAE ...

  • Alpine Trial Taster

    20th Jul 2017

    Photo: Eric and John Kavanagh take on the mighty Col du Galibier Log onto Workshop Chatter for a view from the Rodway/Holden co...

  • VSCC Eastern Rally - FNCC winners in three classes

    15th Jul 2017

    Three chain-drive cars entered the Eastern Rally, and each won top honours in their class - an impressive result. James Portway, with teenage son L...

  • Alpine Trial Photos

    10th Jul 2017

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  • The piston whisperer

    10th Jul 2017

    How to reuse a totally seized piston  1) remove piston from block with mallet  2) find Jeremy Holden and hope he has his trusty Swiss Army...

  • The Alpine trial comes to an end.

    10th Jul 2017

    Yesterday was spent fettling getting our fantastic little racing cars ready for their homeward journey.  The pile of used tyres has been a testa...

  • Alpine Trial - Last Day

    9th Jul 2017

    Saturday morning after celebrations following the emotional finish of the alpine trial. Finishing this arduous event in itself is a major achiev...

  • Zandvoort

    8th Jul 2017

    The Owner- Driver-Mechanics (SET 3) gang made a foreign excursion to Zandvoort , with a grid of 21 cars, including three Frazer Nashes, which all came...

  • The Alpine Trial

    7th Jul 2017

    Above: Brian white about to set off. Following us behind is 'Pathfinder Adam Gentilli' showing off his super bright head lights....The adve...

  • VSCC Madresfield 70th Anniversary - September 10th 2017

    2nd Jul 2017

    This year marks the 70th Anniversary of this event and to mark this special occasion there will be some interesting diversions and entailments for com...

  • Alpine Trial - Valloire fettling

    2nd Jul 2017

    A full day of car park fettling today.  By 4pm Winston had installed a new back axle and headed up the Galibier pass to test it.   &n...

  • New GN owner

    1st Jul 2017

    Pete and Domino Docker have just acquired a 1921 GN Salmson from Orval France. She's to be called Geraldine! Fingers and toes crossed she will mak...

  • VSCC Shelsley Walsh

    1st Jul 2017

    Despite the number of cars away in the Alps, there was a good turnout of Nashes and GNs at Shelsley.  In Class 3 there was the interesting specta...

  • 128 years ago

    30th Jun 2017

    Sunday 30th June 1889 128 years ago Born on this day, Archibald Goodman Frazer Nash, English motor car designer and engineer, who specialised in...

  • Brooklands Double Twelve

    17th Jun 2017

    With sweltering weather and demonstration runs on the newly-opened Finishing Straight  (following re-siting of the hangar which has been on it si...

  • First run for Californian Nash

    15th Jun 2017

    First run for Jay Leno’s Blackburne Nash after major rebuild in California,  Video taken by Bob Schmitt https://youtu.be/E1L9RMM03ww ...

  • Broken Clutch

    13th Jun 2017

    Piglets poor little clutch does get some hammer. The good news is that it is just a Jaguar clutch so when my club footed action ripped the centre out ...

  • Oulton Park - GN and Frazer Nash wins

    10th Jun 2017

    Justin Maeers, Parker GN, was out dragged at the start of the  all-comers race by Tom Walkers' Amilcar, and ran in second place for the first...

  • Scrutineering Snippets

    9th Jun 2017

    Scrutineers would like to see a dedicated catch tank of one litre capacity for radiator overflows. The radiator overflow pipe should NOT go into th...

  • Spares - new brake shoes

    6th Jun 2017

    Simon Coates is having some new 10 inch Front Brakes made, if interested please get in touch via the thread in workshop chatter.   ...

  • Harewood - FNCC wins in five classes

    3rd Jun 2017

    At Harewood, Clas 3 was a Frazer Nash benefit, with places one to six all going to chaindrive cars, Jo B-E taking top honours from Geoff Smith and Dav...

  • Loton Park

    27th May 2017

    A fantastically clubby evant at Wiscombe had some entertaining FNCC needle matches: In Class 3, it was close all the way between front runners JoB-...

  • Montlhery - Best Car Club

    7th May 2017

    With over fifty chain-drive Nashes and GNs, the FNCC fully justified its status as celebrated marque of Montlhery Vintage Revival 2017.  We fille...

  • Wiscombe

    7th May 2017

    On a fabulous weekend in Devon, with many Nashes at Montlhery (in the rain), the field was left clear for Geoff Smith to take a win in Class 3, with N...

  • Clutch Assembly Components

    2nd May 2017

    Calling all chain-drive owners Those of you who have visited the Archives will no doubt have seen and played with the working transmission model th...

  • Curborough

    30th Apr 2017

    Curborough, the first VSCC sprint event of the year, saw a few debuts: Jo Blakeney-Edwards' new mount was the most significant eligible car, but t...

  • Rebuilt Single Seater Frazer Nash

    29th Apr 2017

    David Pryke has finished his rebuild of his single seater - he writes: My understanding of the history of this car is that is was built up from var...

  • VSCC Spring Rally

    29th Apr 2017

    On a beautiful Spring day, the VSCC Rally saw a close event, won in the tie-break by the reliable team of Mark Garfitt, Dood Pearce and 319 FN-BMW.&nb...

  • Silverstone Spring Start

    23rd Apr 2017

    The VSCC's Spring Start had plenty of Nash action from the first race.  Notable successes came from: Dougal Cawley (2nd) and Andrew Hall (...

  • FNCC Calendar update

    13th Apr 2017

    The annual pilgrimage to Etretat over the August bank holiday is, as ever, being organised by Tim Pryke.  For the competitive amongst you regulat...

  • Updates to the Frazer Nash website

    13th Apr 2017

    There are some new features in the members section on the website. ·        A new site search  ·  &n...

  • Frazer Nash Archives News

    27th Mar 2017

    Photo: The Archives Cabriolet at Curborough Sprint Circuit Please use this link to see the latest news at the Frazer Nash Archives: http://fraze...

  • Herefordshire Trial

    18th Mar 2017

    With a thin showing of FNCC entries in the trials so far this year it is pleasing to report that Peter Kite took a First Class award away from the Her...

  • Blackburne rockershaft/camshaft bridges

    14th Mar 2017

      A few years ago my bevelbox seized and consequently the engine stopped instantly. Probably the distribution chain jumped a tooth which res...

  • The Pomeroy Trophy

    18th Feb 2017

    There is perhaps no other event that captures the imagination and ethos of the VSCC better than the legendary ‘Pomeroy Trophy’, a unique e...

  • Etretat 2017

    4th Feb 2017

    Etretat hillclimb this year will take place on the Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August.  This is a brilliant long weekend, w...

  • GN badge in solid nickel silver

    4th Feb 2017

    This is the first cut out of stainless steel. It will be modified slightly at the base of the wings before production in 1.5mm thick nickel silver. ...

  • VSCC New Year Driving Tests

    29th Jan 2017

    The New Year Driving Tests at Brooklands saw victory in the Standard Sports Car class by Mark Ballard, with Captain Annabel taking a Third Class award...

  • Gazette Binders Now Available

    24th Jan 2017

    Gazette Binders are now available from the Editor's office, Each holds 12 issues (4 year's worth). Price is £6.75 each plus £2....

  • VSCC Measham Rally 2017

    22nd Jan 2017

    This year's Measham had a decent turnout of Nashes, with Philip Tillyard, Trevor Tarring and John Villar all contenders in the first half, but fin...

  • Zandvoort 2017

    8th Jan 2017

     Zandvoort Historic Festival incorporating the British Racing Festival Friday 7th – Sunday 9th July 2017   We have ...

  • Christmas Party Driving Tests - results

    10th Dec 2016

    The Driving tests were again expertly organised by Robert Ellis, who writes: Dear Members, Entrants, Officials and Helpers, I have pleasure in a...

  • The Archives Website Goes Live

    7th Dec 2016

    Welcome to the new Frazer Nash Archives website, launched today! http://www.frazernasharchives.co.uk/ Grateful thanks from the Trustees to ...

  • Winter Driving Tests close the VSCC season

    3rd Dec 2016

    A good crop of Nashes and GNs took part in the last VSCC event of the year, driving test maestro Mark Ballard doing the best, with second in class.&nb...

  • Goodwood Lavant Cup Frazer Nash podium finishes

    24th Nov 2016

    In the Rain at this year's Goodwood Lavant cup Martin Hunt drove a dominant race in the wet, until the nail-biting final lap, with Patrick B-E and...

  • Cotswold Trial - Class win by Blakes

    19th Nov 2016

    Matthew and Sarah Blake returned to winning form on the Cotswolds Trial, taking Class 1a by a convincing margin. Jo Rose with Sarah Owen and Duncan...

  • Overall win and two Class wins at VSCC Lakeland Trial 05 Nov

    5th Nov 2016

    With only three chain drive cars out on the Lakeland Trial, the Club punched way above its weight - In a hard-fought Class 1b, a span of only seven po...

  • Montlhery 2017

    14th Oct 2016

    Hello James, I am getting people asking me about Montlhery next May and while I'm not organising the club's attendance there I did say to the ...

  • Single Seater Strip Down

    9th Oct 2016

    Anyway, this is today's effort at workshop. The SS had its engine taken out today by myself and Gobbo, which as you can see means quite a strip do...

  • Zandvoort catches out Paul

    2nd Oct 2016

    Paul Baker's enthusiasm overcame his caution at Zandvoort while joining the Morgan 3-wheelers. He was sure he could go quicker round turn 3, but i...

  • Mallory Park

    24th Sep 2016

    Our future is in good hands - in the Novice race at Mallory Park Tom Waterfield and Hughie Walker came third and fourth.  Elsewhere, in Set 1, we...

  • Autumn Rally - FN-BMW class win

    17th Sep 2016

    Reliable team of Mark Garfitt and Dood Pearce secured top spot in the Experts Class on the Targa Lancastria, VSCC Autumn Rally.  A useful additio...

  • Single Seater spins out at Goodwood Revival. Bevel box failure

    15th Sep 2016

    Eddie Gibbs had a massive slide in the Goodwood Revival, which was caused by a bevel box failure. To see the heart stopping Video click below  ...

  • VSCC Loton Park - class wins

    10th Sep 2016

     The last VSCC hillclimb of the year took place on the 10th and 11th September and the FNCC entries secured Class wins for Jo Blakeney-Edwards, J...

  • Interim Competition Points Published

    1st Sep 2016

    The latest points table has been published Please log in to the members area to review and make any claims or request corrections. FNCC members ...

  • FNCC wins VSCC Team Race

    20th Aug 2016

    After a day of squally showers over Pembrey Circuit on the Welsh coast the skies cleared for the VSCC's Team Race, to be run over ninety minutes.&...

  • Prescott 2016

    11th Aug 2016

    A truly Vintage Prescott, with some impressive FNCC results.  Friday saw the long course one-day competition, while the weekend event used the tr...

  • Knicker Brook

    25th Jul 2016

    If you have wondered how Oulton Park's Knicker Brook got it's name (not suitiable for minors) Click here     ...

  • Poignant tribute to Freddie Giles at Cadwell

    24th Jul 2016

    In honour of departed Captain Freddie Giles the pole position of the Nash Race was left empty - the marshals chalking up the reason on the tarmac. ...

  • Cadwell Park 2016 The Nash Race and others

    24th Jul 2016

    Cadwell was a fantastic race meeting - a bit of a Frazer Nash benefit admittedly, with chain drive cars dominating the day.  Julian Grimwade and ...

  • GN runs again

    20th Jul 2016

      After many hours of fettling including pistons, valves, magneto, trips to Bassett Down for ballenceing,  Steve Pryke fired up the BHD. ...

  • GN at Le Mans

    6th Jul 2016

    Good photo of GN and Bresciaat La Sarthe 1920. Grand Prix de L’UMF at Le Mans 28th August 1920, the GN i...

  • Shelsley Walsh

    3rd Jul 2016

    A great day at Shelsley - after last year's deluge everyone was grateful to get two afternoon runs, and we had two record-breaking performances:&n...

  • Frazer Nash article in technology magazine

    22nd Jun 2016

    There is a good article on chain drive Frazer Nash cars in the spring 2016 issue of Historic Racing Technology. http://www.tiptopengineering.co.uk/...

  • Harewood Hill Climb

    4th Jun 2016

    Harewood, as ever, was a great weekend, with several impressive FNCC performances.  Unfortunately Rileys had an even better day, seeking to close...

  • Boulogne 2016

    30th May 2016

    Despite the prospects of thunderstorms, fuel shortages and French strikers at the barricades, a brave group of Chaingangers spent a weekend in France ...

  • VSCC Wiscombe Park Hillclimb

    8th May 2016

    Wiscombe in a heatwave was a glorious weekend, with many notable chaindrive performances:  Tony Lees and Cognac continued their run of success, w...

  • Chain drive triumphs over post-war Nashes at Silverstone

    23rd Apr 2016

    A fabulous race today at Silverstone had hard-fought battles throughout the field and the spectacle of chaindriven and postwar Nashes cornering side-b...

  • Silverstone Autosolo

    23rd Apr 2016

    The Autosolo format, with no reversing, suits Frazer Nashes particularly well and this event attracted seven FNCC entries - a healthy percentage of th...

  • Duncan Pittaway GN win at Goodwood

    20th Mar 2016

    At Goodwood's 74th Members meeting Duncan emerged the winner of the SF Edge Trophy Race, by the narrowest of margins.  It was a thrilling rac...

  • VSCC Intermarque Trophy

    19th Mar 2016

    Once again the Frazer Nash Car Club has lifted the VSCC's Intermarque Trophy - just one part of a large haul of silverware collected on Saturday n...

  • Around the world in 80 Days

    2nd Mar 2016

    Winning Ways: A Navigator’s Tale” hardback, packed full of over 100 photos  and an easy narrative style. It is on Amazon  at &po...

  • Lost Nash EXC 465

    1st Mar 2016

    Hi James. Sone photos cropped up in my mums photo album of this Nash owned by a friend of hers. Don't know who has it now but they might be intere...

  • Measham Rally successes

    17th Jan 2016

    On Saturday evening some of our hardiest members took part in the VSCC's most challenging rally of the year - a 180 mile route, driven through th...

  • A Link to the Past to Celebrate

    9th Jan 2016

    Photo: Vaughan Skirrow in PG 7028 at Oulton Park, June 1958 Past Captain, Vaughan Skirrow celebrated his 90th birthday on 15th November 2015 (we di...

  • Another link to the past gone . . .

    7th Jan 2016

    I got a call yesterday from a local Councillor for Osterley and Spring Grove, part of Isleworth, that the excavators had moved in to the old AFN L...

  • Raid to the Italian Lakes - Update

    18th Dec 2015

    Due to a splendid response we now have sufficient cars for the raid.  However, as it is months away and a lot can happen in those months, do not ...

  • FNCC Christmas driving tests photos

    15th Dec 2015

    Paul Weston has sent us a link to photos of the driving tests. He has selected the best from the original 360 he took!!  Click here The fin...

  • Shielded banded clutch thrust bearings

    12th Dec 2015

    If you are interested in buying these bearing and tufnol blocks, for your Frazer Nash Clutch, which will cost you exactly £90 per complete set p...

  • Piston Broke

    2nd Dec 2015

    we were on the road between sections on the Cotswold Trial, luckily just taking it relatively easily and there was a nasty crunching and grinding nois...

  • Frazer Nash Film

    13th Nov 2015

    A documentary about the Frazer Nash marque has been released. To watch it in full go to the About page on the opening home page of this website and th...

  • Welsh Trial - GN Wins Class

    15th Oct 2015

    The 2015 VSCC Welsh Trial was blessed with great weather, making it relatively dry underfoot and very competitive.  There were three clean sheets...

  • Proposed Raid to Scotland - 2018

    15th Oct 2015

    Robert Ellis has undertaken an extensive recce for a Scottish Raid.   Due to hotel booking lead times and other pressures in the calendar th...

  • Snetterton

    13th Oct 2015

    Hi Here is a lovely film taken by one of those Riley types  on their way to lose  the inter marque trophy. https://www.youtube.com/w...

  • Neill's Italian translator

    6th Oct 2015

    Not only did Neill Bruce take many iconic photographs for the VSCC and Nash club at meetings and raids during the 1970’s and 80’s but he h...

  • Goodwood Revival - Champion on the podium

    16th Sep 2015

    Saturday: Fordwater Trophy Phil Champion 3rd place and fastest lap in his Frazer Nash - highlights here Eddie Gibbs in the single seater Fraze...

  • GN drag racing

    14th Sep 2015

    Jeremy Morris in his GN beside a local GN-ish creation on its maiden voyage. 6.2 litres of V Twin. ...

  • Frazer Nash Victory in the 2015 Alpine Trial

    10th Sep 2015

    Peter Kite and Terry Thorp have just won the 2015 alpine Trial beating 37 other cars http://www.endurorally.com/pages/alpine-trial-2015-day3 htt...

  • The Nash race in 1956

    22nd Aug 2015

    The start of the 1956 'Nash race at Silverstone. Dorinda Thirlby sent us this photo. The back of the print has Mark Joselands handwritten ...

  • 1000 miles in 24hours

    20th Jul 2015

    Jon Mellor and David Knight report:   I took it as David and I crossed the Loire , just over 9hrs into the 1000miles. The weath...

  • Suffolk Weekend & revolutionary drivers briefing

    8th Jul 2015

    The Frazer Nash Car Club Suffolk Weekend took place in glorious sunshine last weekend. The event featured a day of spirited driving including a t...

  • GN Recycling

    7th Jul 2015

    James  The follow up to the GN Beetle body appearing on E-bay, this special was seen at the 750MC Beaulieu rally today and it has some nice li...

  • Who's GN?

    25th Jun 2015

      Rob Pennington Just came across this photo on a Bugatti site, Any ideas who's driving the GN and which venue? -–----------...

  • Freikaiserwagen Update

    10th Jun 2015

    Last weekend Mike Sythes drove the revitalised Freik at Shelsley Walsh for its first competitive outing. He and Steve Lister say: "Our relativ...

  • Bevel box rebuild

    10th May 2015

    This is a picture of Mike Hipkins with his newly rebuilt bevel box.  Mike has been useing the Members Section Workshop Chatter pages for advice a...

  • Advanced engine tuning

    7th Feb 2015

    Put your GN at 45 degrees to fill the cylinder to measure combustion volume- yikes!! ...

  • Single Seater in Australia

    26th Jan 2015

    Hello James,   Thought these would be an interesting photos for the website.   I have been collecting information and photo'...

  • Oulton park in the 60's and 70's

    15th Dec 2014

    Oulton Park 1961 (featuring Spider with the 2-valve BHD engine) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoziLDTA828&sns=em 1968 Nash race https:/...

  • Something for you racers to aim for

    24th Oct 2013

    Good morning James, I thought this might amuse one or two FNCC members,  Graham Rankin Stay with this - even if you aren't a 'car nut&...

  • Sponsorship for eligible Nash folk

    17th Aug 2013

    Photo: Freddie Giles is not convinced Dick Smith has any hope of being included in the under 30's list At the last committee meeting ...

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