Where? When? Who? all sorts of questions asked here...
If you know any of the answers contact us
If you have a question,
or can tell us anything about Buckler cars, karts or staff
Please let us know
here. Many thanks to all
that have made contact already !
Where is Peter Koeller? Malcolm met Peter on a
ferry...where is this car now?
may still survive...after a fashion. check this
link Thanks to John Switzer for this amazing
story! (we can't print the whole story, it's not
suitable for young children or folk with dicky tickers)
Many thanks to Peter Ramella for
this snippet below... Does anyone know where Malcolm is?
I don't have any pictures,
however, I worked with a chap called Malcolm Best in the
late sixties at Arcott Engineering a Armstrong Siddley
specialist in Chelsea, he was trying to get into motor
racing and he bought a Buckler sports car from someone
locally, it had a side valve 1172 engine with a
aquaplane alloy head no shock absorbers sleek
streamlined body in red I think the Woodhead people came
down to sort the coil over shocks out for him as we
didn't have a clue, it had a beam axle at the front
which I recall, may have been turned into independent
front suspension. He bought the car from somebody in
Chelsea and he kept it in Chelsea, I left the job and I
lost touch with him shortly after. It would be nice to
know what happened to the car as it was very futuristic
for it's time and no one seemed to know any thing about
the marque ?
The best way to describe the body, it looked very much
like a Lotus X1. I can't remember the material the body
was made of, although, fibreglass rings a bell. He
bought the car from someone he met in a pub in Chelsea,
Malcolm loved the pub life, I believe he also knew Chris
Amon from some pub or other. I hope he did manage to
race the car as he was a gifted driver, he was always
very keen to get hold of any exotic sports car that came
in either for servicing or MOT.
I remember a Ferrari 250 LM coming for in for MOT, I
think it was something to do with Richard Attwood,
Malcolm was beside himself with glee when he managed to
wangle bringing it from reception to the workshop. All
this happened at Arcott Engineering off Fulham Palace
road, behind a famous Italian restaurant of the time
called the Meridianna. I know when he left Arcotts he
got a garage organised just off the Kings road where he
worked on the car , after that I lost touch with him,
and I didn't ever come across him or the car while I was
racing in single seater's in the early seventies.
I hope this jogs a few memories, you might yet unearth
The Canadaire Buckler MKXV built up by an engineer
from the Canadaire Aircraft Company
Who knows more? email
GTX247 with Dr Don Kiff. This car had and accident on
the road and looks a bit battered but still going
strong... Where is she now?
Mistral Drag Racer. Is this a Buckler? what engine?
anyone know? please contact us
suddenly occurred to Stan that little has been done to
locate GTP 366.
This Mark V is well documented as a racer at Goodwood
and famously ended up on it's side in the chicane on one
occasion... Buckler Honeymoon !! See the proof
Many thanks to David Curnock who has
written with his memories of
Chris Pritchard has been in touch. He owned a
Buckler/Mistral for many years with an interesting
registration 1172FD. Surprisingly, powered by an
Chris competed at Loton park on the same day as GHT866
c1967/8 Where is she now???... more to follow.
The West Hagley MK6 back on the road restored by Mike
We think this is a journalist sitting in a Buckler
Who is this? The two Backbones are at the works
surrounded by chassis' Both with engines fitted by the
looks of it ! Is this correct? Please contact us
here if you know anything
Stan asks, is this Patrick Mennem of the Daily Mirror?
99 NKN Where is she now? more here
Roy Fidler and John Hopwood London Rally 1955
Did they win in their Buckler MkV? Where is this car
Paul Biagi in his road registered Buckler
What was the registration number?
A Lincoln V12
Buckler !! This is
OTY207? Which is it? Please tell us
Peter Silverthorne has been in touch and
this car is DTY207 where is she now?
Hilton pictured in the 1959 'Sporting Motorist' which
car is this? It has a forward opening bonnet and a ford
JDK786 in 1952. Where was
UJB 393 Silverstone 1961. Where is she now?
R.A.F.Halton "Pit Crew", circa 1955.
OFU755 Buckler 90 W.R. Pell 1956
Silverstone. Someone must know about this
Buckler Special at Westwood circa 1960 SCCBC
archives. This car still survives...but
where? Who owns her?
GFV20 MKV V8 Ford sidevalve V8 When? Where? Where is
this car now? contact us here
The Wisp with Harry Lindsey