David Hodkin

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15 Apr 1924
Gosforth, Northumberland


20 Dec 1980
Warwick, Warwickshire


Great Britain


ERA (1952)

Later worked on the Rootes Swallow project. A highly rated engineer and car builder, he was protege of Bristol's von Eberhorst and Hodkin later designed cars for the company, before moving to ERA. Whilst at Cambridge University, he was involved in arranging the first post-WW2 race meeting in Britain at the nearby Gransden Lodge in 1947, and indeed, Hodkin's involvement in the sport post-war was far-ranging and influential; to make the race meeting at Gransden happen, he was involved with organisation and promotion and it would've likely failed but for him, as he overcame petrol rations and other austerity demands. As it was, the likes of Eric Brandon and John Cooper raced and the sport was up and running again.

Biography last updated 27 Feb 2018