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Collection Item

Scriven Special Nanette

This special car designed for driver Felix Scriven had a number of fateful races on the Brooklands track.

This car was initially powered by a 2-litre Sage engine, giving it the name Mother Goose as she was ‘stuffed with Sage’. However, the unreliable Sage engine was replaced by a Hooker engine, and she became Nanette.

In Nanette’s first outing Scriven won the ‘90mph Long handicap race’ during the 1926 BARC Easter Meeting despite a small fire during practice and hot engine oil leaking over the driver After another, more serious, fire Scriven rebuilt and supercharged the car for the 1927 BARC Autumn Meeting with its engine capacity reduced to 1,493cc. Unfortunately, the car was not competitive in this form.

Collection Data

Date Built

ERA Shed



  • Engine: 1,493cc 4-cylinder Hooker
  • Top Speed: 90mph
  • Manufacturer: F W Bond
  • Model: Special
  • Origin: Yorkshire

Races & Record

  • 1926, 90 mph Long Handicap Race, BARC Easter Meeting at Brooklands driven by Scriven
  • 1926, London Evening News 100-mile Gold cup
  • 1927 BARC Autumn Meeting