the moment that John Crosslé stepped into his first 1172cc Ford
Special on a chilly March morning in 1957, the cars that have come from
the Crosslé factory have been to the fore of any motor racing competition
in which they have been entered. Over the generations Crosslé's
reputation spread across the globe, and hundreds of vehicles have emanated
from the Rory's Wood factory with the distinctive dagger emblazoned on
their nose cones. However, Crosslé's biggest contribution of all
to motor racing has been probably less obvious.
Formula Fords have always been the popular choice with racing schools
because of their strength and quality of construction. Thousands of young
hopefuls have had their first motor racing experience in a Crosslé
and many of the famous names in the sport have progressed from those early
exploits to fame and fortune. Included in this list are Nigel Mansell,
Johnny Dumfries and John Watson, to name but a few!
In 1987 Crosslé Cars celebrated "30 years of winning",
the highlight of which was the return of John Crosslé to the race
tracks after a 20 year absence. On that occasion he drove a reconstructed
1966 Sports Racing 9S, possibly the most beautiful of all his creations!
This model is currently being released as a "late run".
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