Monday, March 12, 2012



In 1935 Ted Halford (Ted Halford), Robin Guy (Guy Robins) and Ron Godfrey (Ron Godfrey) decided to establish a Toluorte, a suburb of London, a small company producing sports cars. So a brand of HRG, or Hurg ("Herg"). Over the next 20 years under the names of these machines were made superficially attractive bodies.
Each of the partners have been involved with sports cars: Halford was an engineer and racer, Robin participated in the establishment cars Trojan ("Trojan"), and Godfrey, along with Archie Frazer-Nash (Archie Frazer-Nash) founded GN (G-CNN) the production cycle of cars.

HRG - these are the first letters of the names of the three founders of the company: Hzlforda, Robins, and Godfrey. They began production of sports cars in Toluorte, a suburb of London, 1935
In the design of simple gear HRG influenced the development of the former GN and may, Frazer-Nash. It had a forward-facing front and back rear chetvertellipticheskie spring. But unlike Frazer-Nash in HRG were the usual box and driveline, and engine Meadows ("Meadows") and Singer ("Singer"). Although the car had a reasonable price, they are very carefully collected by hand, which explains the very small scale. According to the documentation normally required five months to build the entire car - chassis were collected for three months, and the body - for two.
Before the war, most production took place in 1937 - 11 cars, and after it, even despite the lack of materials and energy - 67 (1947). But in the 50s. outdated design, production was reduced to 4 units in 1954 and ceased in 1956
This small company is distinguished by entrepreneurial spirit. After the war, she released a streamlined model 45 Aerodynamic ("Aerodaynemik") with a wide body on the same narrow frame, set up in the 50s. Singer version of the engine with two overhead camshafts. In the 60's. HRG engaged in the construction of prototypes of engines Ford ("Ford") and Vauxhall ("Vauxhall").
NRG 1100, 1500 and Aerodynamic ("Aerodaynemik") 1935-1956
The car, which began and ended his life the way HRG, appeared in 1935 Like similar models of other companies, it was a classic two-seater. Comfort, spacious interior and equipment were sacrificed athletic qualities.
The basis of the design with a wheelbase of 2.61 meters was a simple frame with channel iron cross spars. Cantilever spring, forward-facing (front) and aft (rear), were so severe that there was saying: if you have a wheel pognete HRG, then its frame is sure to be broken! The narrow body of aluminum had wings like a motorcycle and a minimum of protection from the weather. The car soon gained a good reputation, had a precise steering, was suitable for any kind of motorsport.

Eric Thompson (Eric Thomson) built this with a body HRG Monaco ("Monaco") for the race at Le Mans
The first car model, "1500" have engines Meadows dimension 69x100 mm (1496 cm3, 58 hp), but these engines have already completed their course of life (the company Frazer-Nash also did away with them), and 1937 vehicles equipped with a motor with overhead camshaft and gearbox from the Singer. The new engine was more powerful, but it had practically no effect on the characteristics of the machine due to poor aerodynamics.
In 1938 appeared superficially similar version of "1100" with the engine dimensions 60x95 mm Singer (1074 cm3, 38 hp) and a wheelbase of 2.53 m of its sales were slow and 1938-50 years. managed to realize only 49 cars. However, HRG 1100 sports model remains attractive, has a top speed of 126 km / h After the Second World War the machine remained virtually unchanged except for the model Aerodynamic (1945-49 gg.). In the same frame and running gear as the model "1500", it had a full aluminum body wings and weighed more.

A wider body Aerodynamic offered after the war pozakazu
In 1953, the machines began to use the Short-motor dimension 73x89, 4 mm, working volume of 1497 cm3, and before the completion of the production - hydraulic brakes. There were 16 vehicles assembled with motor Meadows, 109 models, "1500" long-stroke engine Singer, 49 models of "1100", 45 copies of the Aerodynamic and, finally, 12 models of "1500" short-stroke engine with a Singer.

Serial HRG traditionally looked, to replace the motors Meadows in 1937 came to engines Singer

Characteristics (Singer 1500, 1937)
Engine: P4, with overhead camshaft
Bore and Stroke: 68x103 mm
Displacement: 1496 cm3
Maximum power: 61 hp
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Chassis: the steel frame
Suspension: dependent on a quarter-elliptic leaf springs
Brakes: drum
Body: 2-seater aluminum timber-framed
Maximum speed: 138 km / h

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