Freddie Dixon's Riley Specials.
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Brief History of Freddie Dixon & his CarsFreddie Dixon started racing cars at the age of 38, after a long and succesful career on Motorbikes. He started with a tuned Riley Brooklands, but soon progressed to 6-cylinder cars that he had built himself. He had many successes, and some failures!
Out of the 3 cars that he started with, 2 are still running, the 3rd was scrapped by Dixon after a horrific crash in 1934. The 2 remaining cars are still raced, and often seen attending events around the country.
Dixons most notable rally successes were: Winning the Brooklands 500-mile race in 1934 & 36; coming 2nd at 3 seperate events in 1935; and many high places on the Isle of Man race, amongst many others.
He was so succesful that he normally led the official Riley Works teams, even in 1933 when they were running 6-cylinder cars against his 4-cylinder Brooklands!
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This info is based on an article in Supercar Classics, Feb. 1989, by the Gillies family, and other information, mainly from Mark Ballard.
Photos from Mark Ballard and Alan Dixon.