The Frazer Nash Emeryson is a pre-war special closely based on a Frazer Nash TT Replica. It is one of the early cars built by Paul Emery and his father George (later of Emery GT and 500 fame). The car is a slightly smaller version of a TT replica and is built on a GN [Godfrey & Nash] chassis with a Frazer Nash back axle, powered by a Meadows engine. The front axle is by HRG [Halford, Robins and Godfrey] which allows for easier adjustment of the caster. It was typical for a Frazer Nash to be re-registered in period when built as a special. The car featured here is dated 1936 although some parts of it are almost certainly older.
This car is featured in The enthusiast’s guide to vintage specials by John Bateman (display cabinet) and sheds some light on the car’s early history. As far as is known there were two GN based cars built under the Emeryson name pre-war. This particular car was rebuilt in the 1960s by Nigel Stoyel though it is unclear whether this car is a rebuilt version of one of those two pre war Emeryson GN based specials or another car entirely.
In its recent history it was reimported back from the US where it was re-prepped to race with the Vintage Sports Car Club. The car and its previous owner Mark Groves have achieved a certain level of success, including for example coming second in class in the VSCC Owner Driver Mechanic Series in 2017.
This year the car will continue to have circuit outings at various VSCC events. It has also been invited to participate in the Chateau Impney Hill Climb this July. Later on the car will also be at the Circuit des Remparts in Angoulême in September for the third year running and meritoriously features on the main poster for the event (display cabinet).
Car displayed courtesy of Club member Jonathan Fenning from Monday 9 April to Sunday 15 April 2018.