2019 YIMKIN Formula Junior restoration blog

 

 

 

December 22, 2018

It has been well over a year since discovering the reference to a Yimkin chassis at the 1961 Racing Car Show and finally care of David Montgomery from the Fibreglass Specials of the 1950's and 1960's...

December 27, 2017

So that's it for another year trying to bottom out the story of my Yimkin chassis. Sending out the year in style are these two images of the Clive Puzey Yimkin which was exported to Rhodesia by him an...

October 26, 2017

Despite the incredible good fortune of being able to trace my chassis back to the Yimkin factory in 1961, any information that predates this has so far been elusive. It looks most likely that it is an...

August 16, 2017

Way back now in September 2015 Ben Cowdrey shared some early details of Yimkin FJ cars from his files including these pages from the April edition of Autosport. It was a lovely surprise to be sent a l...

July 17, 2017

“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.” 

Arthur Conan Doyle, The Boscombe Valley Mystery

Following my posts on the 1961 Racing Car Show and the Racing Car Show Yimkin Years I recently bo...

June 5, 2017

After recently purchasing a Yimkin sales brochure I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived in the post along with a separate price list enclosed. Even more so when the gentleman I'd purchased them f...

May 29, 2017

After taking some time away from hobbies and the Yimkin blog to focus on our new daughter 'Winnie' I thought I'd get back in the saddle and delve into the racing car show brochures as one way to chart...

January 24, 2017

A little known gem from 1961 is the revamped Yimkin Engineering Corporate Identity. It was intended to bring a little colour back into the brand and was know to adorn the teams racing suits from 1961...

December 6, 2016

Just to round off the year is this lovely shot of the back end of the first Yimkin WXH280 in the paddock at Silverstone. The photo was taken by John Audsley who lived in Hamersmith and was an automoti...

November 11, 2016

While searching for something completely unrelated I recently came across an amazing collection of photographs curated by Simon Hendy. The photos catalogue his late fathers collection and span so...

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