David Boshier-Jones

David Boshier-Jones

David Boshier-Jones began competing in 1952, initially  hill climbing a Kieft at Lydstep and winning at Staverton in May. In 1953, he set fastest time at the June Shelsley meeting and achieved some good placings on the circuits before winning again at Prescott in September.

For 1954 David continued with the Kieft, winning the Junior Final at Castle Combe in August. He also entered the 1954 Tourist Trophy at Dundrod in a Kieft 1100, alongside Don Parker but failed to finish.

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Silverstone "100", September 1955.  Photo Ian Frost.

For 1955 he switched to a Cooper Mk IX achieving numerous good placings and some outright wins including Silverstone in June, Oulton Park in July, Cadwell Park in August. At the Commander Yorke Trophy in September, he won his heat and finished second in the 100 mile final, followed by a win at Oulton Park at the Gold Cup meeting.

On the grid at Aintree in July 1955 for the Grand Prix meeting. Photo courtesy Rob Young.

1956 continued in a similar vein but this year he won the Commander Yorke race at Silverstone He also travelled to Ireland and was second to Jim Russell at Kirkistown. In 1957, David sent his Cooper back to the works to be fitted with a 1100cc JAP twin. With this car he returned to hill climbing and became the RAC Hillclimb Champion in 1958, 1959 and 1960. David retired from competition in 1961.

David on his way to a new hill record at Prescott in his 1,100 Cooper Mk X on 4th May 1958

At Bo'ness in 1960. Photo Ian Frost.