Many of those in the world of Frazer Nashes and GNs will remember with great affection the eccentric figure of Arthur Gibson, who was a tremendous enthusiast, to be seen towards the end of his life piloting his belt-driven cars with great panache. The Gibson family has ensured that his name will be perpetuated at the Archives with a most generous bequest of his collection of photographs, documents and GN memorabilia.
(below: from Bill Craddock's Workshop Notes)
Arthur was a great friend of Bill Craddock, the leading authority on racing GNs. Bill, who trained as an aero engineer, produced hundreds of pages of diagrams, notes and charts relating to his work on the T-cam and V-cam overhead camshaft engines, and all of this material is included in the collection. Bill in his turn got on extremely well with Ron Godfrey (the G in GN) who passed on to him a good deal of advice and information, together with a number of photographs.
(below: John Bolster in 'Bloody Mary', VSCC Croydon 1937)
The Archives would like to express their gratitude to the Gibson family for this important addition to the GN material which we already hold.