What were the roadracers, e.g. the Jack Sears, John Whitmore etc. cars that raced against the Jags back in '63-64 built from? Were they LHD or RHD?
I suppose I could do some googling but I thought it'd be an interesting topic for discussion...
You're right, it would make a very interesting topic. I've got a small number of magazine articles, collected over the years, about these cars. May copy one or two pics & post them soon. But to quote from a couple of 'Classic Ford' magazine articles about Jack Sears & his Galaxie racecar published in 2000/01...
'The famous Galaxie - the brand new car that the Willment team had paid Holman and Moody in the USA to prepare - didn't arrive in the UK until May 1963. Fitted with a 450bhp 7 - litre V8 engine and weighing about 3600 lb, it looked, and was, a fearsome beast'.
A more recent magazine article, from 'Classic American', May 2013 features a restored Holman & Moody '63 Galaxie which was 'one of four special lightweight racers built by Holman Moody in America which were sent over to race in Europe in 1963.' (All LHD, by the way). Three came to the UK, and the one featured in the article originally went to France, but is now in the UK. Amongst those who drove the cars were Dan Gurney, Jack Brabham, Denny Hulme and Jim Clark. Very interesting stuff!
It's also amazing how these racing Galaxies seem to be embedded in the memories of a lot of Galaxie admirers that you meet at car shows. Some of the races were shown on BBC TV back in the day, I can remember watching them as an impressionable young boy! The Galaxies would always roar off into the distance, but the Mini - Coopers would get 'em in the turns...!