One of the legendary names of UK club racing Colonel Arthur Mallock began racing as a hobby after the finish of World War 2 and like many of his contemporaries in the race car manufacturing business he started his motorsport career as an accomplished driver. Arthur had a long-term love affair with Austin 7s and many of his early specials were based upon these cars and one of his first racers, built to to the 1172 Formula, was 7 based. In 1958 the first Mallock U2 appeared, a light space frame with square bodywork, that carried Arthur to many race wins. Formula Junior racing was also undertaken and a Mallock won a minor FJ race at the Nurburgring in 1960. In 1965 the new Clubmans formula was created which suited Arthur and his creations perfectly and over the years Mallock U2s have won numerous races although today they are highly sophisticated machines in comparison with those early days. Both of Arthur’s sons Richard and Ray had successful racing careers and are still involved in motorsport today.
During the years Mallocks have appeared in other classes including F3 and amazingly, in the 60s, in F2 when many a Brabham, Matra or Lotus driver would be embarrassed at trying to keep up with one of these front engined devices.