Template:List of HRG ModelsHRG (HRG Engineering Company Ltd) was a British manufacturer of automobiles based in Tolworth, Surrey, and founded by E.A. Halford, Guy Robins and Henry Ronald Godfrey in 1936.
The cars were intended to continue the traditions of Frazer Nash, H.R. Godfrey, along with Archibald Frazer Nash, having founded and run the GN cyclecar company from 1910 to 1922. In 1938 an HRG was the highest placed British car at Le Mans and in both 1939 & 1949 won the 1&1/2 litre class. Car production ended in 1956 after 241 cars had been made, although the company remained in business. In 1965, they made an experimental Vauxhall VX 4/90 powered sports car. The company ceased trading in 1966.
There is still a thriving owners club called the HRG Association. Of the 241 cars made, it is estimated that 225 survive and many of the cars are still in active use with a few of them in active competition, three of them are regularly out competing in classic trials and a 1938 Le Mans Model can be seen at various historic race and speed events. A team of three cars won the 2006 Vintage Sports Car Club 2 hour team relay race at Donington Park, under the name of Ecurie Lapin Blanc (being the 1939 & 1949 Le Mans team name), proving that the HRG is still a very competitive car.
The cars are more commonly called "Hurgs" by their owners.
|1 1/2 Litre||1497 cc Meadows 4ED 12hp||26||1935-39|
|Le Mans Model (semi-racing)||1 1/2 Litre (1100 cc option)||1||1938|
|"1100"||1074 cc Singer 9hp (10hp option)||49||1939-50|
|"1500"||1496 cc Singer 12hp||111||1939-56|
|Aerodynamic||1496 cc Singer 12hp||35||1946-49|
|1800 Trials Car||1800 cc Volvo 120bhp||1||1954|
|Twin Cam||HRG developed Twin Cam 1497 cc Singer||4||1955-56|
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