Mal­lock races part of his fam­ily’s his­tory

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

Richard Mal­lock will race a piece of his fam­ily his­tory at Snet­ter­ton this week­end when he drives a 1964 Mal­lock Mk4 in the Clas­sic Club­mans race.

The Mk4 was one of the dy­nasty of cars de­signed and built by Richard’s father Ma­jor Arthur Mal­lock and, though he has raced most types of Mal­lock, this will be his first race in a Mk4.

Mal­lock will race the car as Clas­sic Club­mans works to bring more of the early cars into the cat­e­gory. The Mk4 is owned by Bill Pearce and has not raced for at least 20 years. “We’ve to­tally re­built it from the ground up,” said Richard, while his son Char­lie has built its pre-cross­flow Ford en­gine.

“Arthur raced a Mk4 on the old Snet­ter­ton track, but I’ve never raced one be­fore,” said Richard, who has been rac­ing for 50 years.

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