50th Anniversary of the Davrian Marque

As planned, the 50th anniversary was celebrated at the Castle Combe Rallyday on Saturday 23rd September 2017, with an exceptional display of both Davrians and Darrians. Further information and photos from the day will be published on this site in the near future (with apologies for the considerable delay in their appearance on this site). Click here for photos from the day.

Charles Barter reunited with the Solo Stiletto (2011)

Charles Barter met up with Tony Hansford, current owner of the Solo Stiletto, during the Classic Car Show at the NEC. Tony has recently restored the car to its original Golden Springs Watercress Company livery and Charles was clearly very impressed with the attention to detail.

The Solo Stiletto on the Lucas Oil Stand at the NEC and Charles Barter adding his autograph to the driver’s door. (photos by John Rawlins).

Davrian Revived!

At the Imp Club National Weekend in August 2007, Tim Duffee announced plans to build an updated version of the Davrian Mk6 and John Pugsley, who attended the 40th anniversary celebration, has placed an order for the first of these cars with a view to making a return to motorsport.

Further information will be provided when it becomes available.

Longleat 2007 (40 years of Davrian)

Report and photographs from Longleat 2007

Longleat 2008

Report and photographs from Longleat 2008

Report and photographs from Impulse ‘09

IMPulse 09 - Imp Club National Weekend (Reading)

Imp Club National Weekend  2007 (40 years of Davrian)

Report and photographs from the Hop Farm, nr. Maidstone

Davrians in the HSCC 70s Road Sports Championship

At the Classic Car Show at the NEC, Birmingham, the HSCC announced the inclusion of a new class for fibreglass cars for the 2012 season open to Imp and Mini-powered cars.

Go to  HSCC_Roadsports for further details.

Davrian Dav-Tec wins at Goodwood (2015)

Dean Thomas and co-driver Rich Knowlton took the overall honours at the Sherrards Resourcing Southdown Stages Rally, which took place at the Goodwood Circuit on Saturday 15th February. In the Honda-powered Davrian Dav-Tec, they beat runners-up Paul King and Alicia Miles in their Mk2 Escort by a total of six seconds. In previous seasons, the car has suffered from an ongoing problem with overheating but this has now been resolved and the only issue during the day related to the need to understand the characteristics  of a newly installed differential.

Thruxton Circuit - 50th Anniversary

Many thanks must go to Gary Hughes for organising a Davrian display over the two days of Thruxton Circuit 50th anniversary race meeting on Saturday 2 June 2018 - Sunday 3 June 2018

Photo ; Gary Hughes

Davrian News Update

Welsh Motoring Festival (2019)

Four Darrians and two Davrians attended the Welsh Motoring Festival which took place on Sunday 16th June at the Celtic Manor Resort.

Each of the cars had an opportunity for at least two runs on the special stage. Unfortunately the yellow Davrian pictured in the lineup, sustained some damage on one of its runs when it struck a boulder.

All photos by Tim Duffee

Thruxton Circuit Davrian Get-together - 2019

Once again, thanks must go to Gary Hughes for arranging another opportunity for Davrian owners to meet up at Thruxton for the Motor Racing Legends Meeting which took place on 1st/2nd June.                       Photos by Steve Mundy

55th Anniversary of the Davrian Marque

A celebration of the 55th anniversary of the Davrian marque will take place on Sunday 14th August 2022 at the Cotswold Wildlife Park where we have been invited to join in with the annual “Historic Specials Day” meeting organised by the Fairthorpe Sports Car Club.

Bradwell Grove, Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JP

We will be joined on the day by Tim Duffee and Vicki Evans and Bob Jarvis has also shown an interest attending the event, which, it is hoped, will prompt a good turnout of Davrians, Darrians and enthusiasts of the marque.  

Steve Hole of “TotalKitCar” magazine has also confirmed that he will be joining us.

As usual, the Adrian Evans’ Memorial Cup will be up for grabs for the “Best Davrian” and there will be two further awards for “Most Interesting Car” and “Best Darrian”.

Please let me know via the NDR e-mail address, if you are interested in joining us for the day or require any further information about the event, including  the words “55th anniversary” in the title line.


a) Gates open at 09:30 and will close at around 17:00.

N.B. Unless you wish to assist with setting up the NDR display area, it is recommended that you delay your arrival until at least 10:00.

b) Free entry for all drivers with display cars.

c) Cars are free to enter or leave the display at any time during the day.

d) An area will be set aside as a trailer park.

e) A riverside campsite is available, if required, in nearby Lechlade (pre-booking recommended)

IMPORTANT NOTE: temperatures are forecast to be above 30OC on the day, so please ensure that you are prepared with protection from the sun and have plenty of fluids available.

Longleat 2006

Report and photographs from Longleat 2006

Longleat 2005

An article appeared in the August 2022 edition of “Impressions”, the Imp Club magazine, providing a short history of the car which is now owned and raced by Jeremy Burgoyne.

Report and photographs from Longleat 2005

Longleat 2003 / 2004

Report and photographs from Longleat 2003 / 2004

Longleat 1996-2002

Reports and photographs from Longleat 1996 - 2002 (and Imp Club National Weekend 1996)

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