Ginetta fans host designer at NEC 50th tribute

| 1 Nov 2011

The Ginetta Owners’ Club has invited marque co-founder and designer Ivor Walklett to meet fans of the diminutive glassfibre racers at this year’s NEC Classic Motor Show from 11-13 November.Walklett – who started the company with his three brothers in 1958 – will be on hand to meet Ginetta owners and enthusiasts on the Saturday as part of the club’s 50th-anniversary celebration of the G4 model.

The club stand in hall 4 will feature three G4s, including Simon Talbot’s blue example (above), Matt Eady’s silver Dare G4 and Dave Randall’s HSCC racer (below).

Adding to the line-up will be Nick Stephens’ GOC Speed Championship-winning G12 and a rare – one of fewer than 20 built – G32 convertible (below), owned by David Doolan. “It was used by Ginetta Cars in early publicity photographs and won the award for ‘best original Ginetta’ at this year’s GOC national event,” says Doolan.

The show stand is part of the club’s drive to raise awareness of these successful racers, according to Doolan: “We have worked hard to improve both the image of older Ginettas and the GOC and this year our stand will feature a much-improved display presentation.”

Lotus fans will be in for a treat, too on the stand which will host designer Oliver Winterbottom.See the Ginetta Owners’ Club and NEC Classic Motor Show for more.