The Frazer Nash Archives at Henley-on-Thames was founded by John Aldington to preserve and promote the history of the Frazer Nash marque, spanning the period between 1910, when the first GN was constructed, until 1957, when the last post-war Frazer Nash design was produced. The Archives also covers the association between Frazer Nash and BMW and the influence of BMW design on the post-war Frazer Nash models.
It was the collaboration between John Aldington and Denis Jenkinson (‘Jenks’), the renowned motoring journalist, when Jenks was researching material for his book “Chain Drive to Turbo-Charger”, that brought the plan for the Archives to fruition.
The Archives houses a substantial collection of Frazer Nash material, including works records, correspondence, photographs, competition achievements, memorabilia and so on. This is constantly being added to. Far from being a dusty accumulation of records, the Archives provides a unique and remarkable insight into the history of Frazer Nash. Anyone with a general interest in the exciting development of an innovative, chain-drive cyclecar into a famous, competitive marque, will find the Archives of absorbing interest.
The Trustees (Roger Richmond, Peter Livesey, Winston Teague, John Marsh, Matt Vincent, Louise Bunting, Clive Godsell and Bob Mellors) are all members of the Frazer Nash Car Club.