Tuesday, 29 May 2018


Like the proverbial bus, there is nothing then all of a sudden several turn up at once!

There are currently several Fairthorpes up for sale in various places so i have listed them all here for your perusal, a couple of nice projects and two racers ready to go. Listed in order of price for ease.
Please mention the Fairthorpe Blog if contacting the sellers.


1960 Electron Minor Mk2, 1500cc Triumph engine. £3500

Fairthorpe Electron Minor Mk2, same owner since the 1970`s but spent a large amount of that time unused.

Rebuilt and put back on the road in 2016, fitted with a 1500 Triumph engine and an interesting set of period alloy wheels. Body work could probably do with a respray. For more information call Clive Weelen on:-
07903 365774

SOLD 1959 Electron Minor Mk1 on Ebay asking price £1995 or offer SOLD



1958 Electron Minor Mk1 47 SMD (sale does not include the registration number) This car has undergone a lot of work and is now a fully rebuilt chassis with new brakes, correct early type, new backplates, rebushed. dunlop d1’s, new tyres. Body is complete and painted but not on at moment. New instruments, seats, period steering wheel. Basically just needs body putting back on. I have all the other difficult bits to complete, badges, hinges, screen, side screens etc. Engines options, 1300 spit ready to drop in, 1147 good but head off, 948 in bits but machining done. Rack and pinion steering. Have all lights. Twin h1’s and correct manifold available for the 948. Gearbox is correct Standard 10 hanging type with correct mounting bracket. Also has new fibreglass floorpans, both lowered type under the seats.
Since these pictures were taken all the above work has been completed, current pictures are available by request from Graham.
Price negotiable depending on spec, may finish the car off if required.
Contact Graham Mitchell on 07902 415158

                                                                CAR NOW SOLD

Race prepped road going Electron Minor Mk2 on Ebay, well known car within the Fairthorpe Sports Car Club with more or less continuous competition history since new, plenty of information on the Ebay ad.


1961 Electron Minor Mk2 Race car, much money spent and a good spec on Racecars Direct :


Fairthorpes competition results from the late 1950`s

 Okanagon Hill Climb 1958, A Pilkey`s Pilkey Special was a modified Electron, see the pictures in the previous post for the car in it`s original form in 1957, then with modified bodywork in 1958.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Canadian Fairthorpe race history comes to light.

It is amazing what still turns up, i am grateful to Canadian racing historian Vince Howlett who has sent the following pictures taken in the late 50`s. More period images to follow in the next few days so please check back soon.

Sept 1st 1957, Okanagan Hillclimb, Arleigh Pilkey Fairthorpe Electron.

July 5th 1958, Okanagan Hillclimb, Arleigh Pilkey, Fairthorpe Electron Special. Bodywork now very modified from the previous years picture from 1957.

Another shot of Arleigh`s Electron Special can be found at:-

 Sept 1st 1957, Okanagan Hillclimb,  Class F winner Harry Moore, Fairthorpe Electron

 Sept 1st 1957, Okanagan Hillclimb, Balfe, Fairthorpe Electron

1958 Pilkey Electron, Moscop Elva and Brown Fairthorpe Electron.

July 5th 1958, Okanagan Hillclimb, Brown Fairthorpe Electron.