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My name Geoff Frizell.

Who am I? Born South Africa. Lived initially on Hogs back Mountains (near my hero Nelson Mandela). Played with model cars as a two year old. My older brother helped me build a soap box car when I was about 5 or 6. My first build. Our hotel burned down and we moved to Central Africa/Northern Rhodesia/Southern Rhodesia. I built a Triton Motorcycle as a14 year old. This is a Norton frame with a Triumph motor. Next was an Austin Healy 100/4 that I fitted a Chev V8 to. Almost educated in Salisbury Rhodesia. Built my first racing car in 1967 a 1200 Formula Vee. I learnt a great deal about spinning and racing. In all I have built 5 racing cars as well as rebuilding many others. I went to England in 1968 and was involved in International group 5 sports car racing. I was fortunate enough to go to most of the great tracks- Brands, Spa, Le Manns, Austrich, Ringen, Nurberg Ring and many many more. I have met many famous people - some good some not so. These include: Slirling Moss (a neighbor), Innes Ireland (another neighbor), The Duke of Hamilton (my host), Ian Smith (Rhodesian P.M), James Hunt, David Piper, David Prophet, Brian Redman, John Surtees - and have been locked up (for a short time only) with others. I have driven many fine cars: Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Chev 7 litre Camero (I managed to spin it at Hyde Park corner without hitting anything (pretty damn good!), Chev Frenzy, several Formula Atlantics, many single seaters and sports racing cars. I have many photos of racing cars that I thought others may enjoy. Also many stories. I stopped racing in 1980 and did not go near a racing car till about 2000 when I walked across the road to a fellow business mans place and saw he was building a replica Elfin racing car. I couldn’t help myself and was soon involved with building his car. Once this was done I started with one for me, the building of which is also chronicled here. I realized that I am having trouble remembering it all so decided to chronicle my memories and hope that some of you will find it entertaining. .
 

   

 

 

(a giant killer which won virtually every race it entered  usually winning overall beating cars in much bigger categories.)