Buckler Archives

Please view the brilliant archives here…many thanks to David Montgomery, Peter Silverthorne, Kelvin Brown, Brian Malin and countless others!

Buckler Archives

The Buckler Archives were originally compiled by Malcolm Buckler, Peter Silverthorne and Simon  Ambrose, NZ by Kelvin Brown. Tom Churchill USA and Canada, not forgetting the input of many others.

Brian and Lynda Malin have done an amazing job of the Karts Archives

David Montgomery, our main archivist is keeping the archives updated

Many thanks to Stan Hibberd for recent updates. Also thanks to Brian Malin and Pat Naismith for help with the Irish Bucklers. OZ 9864 was filed as OS 9864. Credits are vast…so many thanks to all.


You can  use the FIND ON THIS PAGE Command  ( go up to the ‘edit’ menu and then goto ‘find on this page’) You can click on some of the underlined to go to the page that interests you. The archives are split into UK , Worldwide and Karts

These pages will show you Bucklers sorted by registration and reference types, or previous owners or any other identifying features.

These pages are slow to load. They contain a large amount of info which could not be split apart

Many Bucklers were designed to conform with the 1172cc formula. This class of racing required the vehicle to be registered for the road, indeed, at one time the car had to be driven to the race meeting. There are rumours that this rule was occasionally bent and some cars would be transported most of the way from the works and then off loaded and driven around the corner to the racetrack gates. Bucklers works cars were [nearly] always driven to the track, my father, Keith Ambrose often being employed to drive cars to meetings, The Karts of course were a different story.

Later Bucklers were designed to use all sorts of engines. There was the DD2 fitted with a V twin Vincent engine and not forgetting the Buckler designed for the Lincoln V12 engine

Some Bucklers were pure racing cars and were never registered for the road. A few have been discovered that have never been completed and even one that the original owner never even started to build. Some have changed countries, some have been re- registered. Buckler Cars produced many one off chassis’ and prototypes.

As you can see identification can sometimes be interesting.

The register has a large amount of historical documentation which can be used to identify spaceframes and cars.

Here is the list.. hope you can add to it….if you can please contact us.

Can YOU fill in any gaps ???

Do YOU know of any cars that aren’t listed ?????

If you notice any errors in these pages please let us know