Parker Special

Parker Special

The second CFS was taken over by Don Parker from Charlie Smith after he was killed in practice for a motorbike race at Blandford. Don continued to develop the car, notably shortening the wheelbase to suit his slight frame and reducing weight, which became the most successful non production car of the time and achieved several wins and placings in 1949 and 1950. For 1951, Don switched to the new JBS marque and the Parker special passed to Basil de Lissa.

A classic duel, Don in his Special leads Peter Collins in the 100 mile race at Silverstone, July 1949

Parker Collins duel.jpg (70581 bytes)

Some results for Don in the Parker Special

Brough 10th April 1949, 3rd in heat, 1st in handicap final

Goodwood 18th April 1949 Easter Meeting, 3rd

Silverstone 9th July 1949, 2nd in all-comers race 2, 2nd in non-production race, 3rd in 100 mile race

Brough 17th July 1949, 2nd in handicap race

Silverstone 20th August 1949, 7th in 50 mile race

Blandford 27th August 1949, 1st in heat, DNF in final

Brighton 3rd September 1949 Speed Trials, 1st

Goodwood 17th September 1949, 7th

Brough 2nd October 1949, 1st in scratch race heat, 2nd in final, 1st in handicap heat, 2nd in final
Weston-super-Mare 8th October 1949, 2nd

Gosport 16th October 1949, 3rd


Brough 7th April 1950, 1st in heat, 1st in final

Brands Hatch 16th April 1950 Inaugural Event, 1st in race 1 for amateur built cars, 3rd in open challenge heat, 4th in final, 4th in race for the tenth fastest

Gosport 30th April 1950, 2nd

Silverstone 13th May 1950 "Royal" Meeting Grand Prix d'Europe, 2nd in heat, 4th in final
Goodwood 27th May 1950 International Trophy, 3rd in heat, DNF in final

Brands Hatch 25th June 1950 Open Challenge Race, 1st in heat, 2nd in non production car race

Silverstone 100 Miles 8th July 1950 Commander Yorke Trophy, 1st in scratch race, 1st in non production car race, DNF in 100 mile race

Brands Hatch 7th August 1950, 2nd in heat, 1st in non production car race

Silverstone 26th August 1950 Daily Express, 8th

Brighton Speed Trials 2nd September 1950, 1st

Brands Hatch 17th September 1950, 3rd in open heat, 1st in non production car race, 3rd in Brands Hatch championship heat

Brands Hatch 14th October 1950, 1st in open heat, 1st in final, 3rd Brands Hatch Championship heat, 5th in final, 4th in championship of the meeting, 5th in ladies race (Nancy Binns)

Results for Basil de Lissa:

Goodwood 26th March 1951 Earl of March Trophy, DNF

Brands Hatch 8th April 1951, 3rd in junior heat, 3rd in final

Brands Hatch 21st April 1951, 4th in open challenge heat, 4th in junior heat

Boreham 11th August 1951, DNF in heat

The Parker Special reviewed in Iota. September '49