In August 2008 a very special event at Silverstone will celebrate the 50th anniversary ofthe Mallock marque, with two races dedicated solely to Mallocks as well as a parade ofMallocks during the 750 Motor Club race meeting on 23/24 August.
It was in 1958 that Major Arthur Mallock sold the first customer version of his groundbreaking U2 sports-racing car. Now, 50 years later, production of sports-racing carsbearing the Mallock name continues under the same family ownership, making theMallock marque unique in the turbulent and unpredictable world of race carmanufacturer.
To celebrate this remarkable landmark, Mallock Sports and the Mallock Club haveworked with the 750 Motor Club to make Mallock the focal point of a two-day racemeeting at Silverstone on the August Bank Holiday weekend.
The weekend will include a static display of cars and a Mallock Allcomers race onSaturday afternoon, featuring cars form the Clubmans Cup and Classic ClubmansChampionships, as well as historic cars. On Sunday morning, a grand parade of Mallockcars will be held before racing starts and could create a record for the greatest numberof Mallock cars ever on a track together at one time.
Records show that a high percentage of nearly 500 cars produced over the course of 50years are still in existence and many are still competing and winning on a regular basis.During Sunday's race programme, the weekend highlight will be the Mallock Gold Cup, ahandicap race open to all Mallocks from the earliest surviving Mk2 through to the latestMk35 Synergy. As this will be a handicap race, all ages of car have an equal chance ofwinning. Three members of the Mallock family will be racing; Arthur's sons Ray andRichard along with Ray's son Michael will all be on the grid.
To ensure that the weekend is a great success Ray and Richard hope that all currentMallock owners will attend, either to race, take part in the parade, put their car on displayor simply join in the celebrations.
It is wholly appropriate that the event is being held at Silverstone, the home track for theMallock family. Arthur raced his U2 Mk1 for the first time in the spring of 1958 atSilverstone, finishing fourth in an allcomers race during the 8 Clubs meeting.