Dick Knight

Published: 07:30AM Dec 6th, 2013
By: Web Editor
Referring to the article in TCM, September 2013, about Dick Knight
Dick Knight

I knew Dick from his Johnson & Brown days, when the company supplied our business with a new Austin pick-up (A50?), but its main business was vintage sports cars – Bentleys, 30/98 Vauxhalls etc – and Dick’s main connection with us was our abilities with magnetos and dynamos off these sort of cars.

After J&B’s failure, he moved home into Kent, near Canterbury, and was self-employed working on class sports cars. He looked after an early 1930s Alfa Romeo 8c, supercharged and on straight exhaust, property of Chris Mann, who raced it in VSCC events. Dick also looked after another Alfa, ‘the black one’, reputedly, ex-Richard Shuttleworth, for an American who kept it here and came over once or twice a year to race it.

I was still in contact with Dick, after I also became self-employed, but still rebuilding magnetos, almost up to the time of his death, and I never realised he was a bit younger than me.

Bryan Simmon, Shropshire

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