Rodney Nuckey was born June 1929 in Wood Green, London and lived near South Mimms, to the north of London. He ran the family engineering firm in Enfield, Nuckey, Scott & Co.
He started racing in Formula 3 with a Norton engined Cooper during in 1952 and continued through to 1954. Rod was one of the most travelled drivers, racing regularly in Finland, France Germany and Sweden. He won at at Falkenberg and Skarpnäck in Sweden, in both 52 and 53. He competed under the banner of Ecurie Puckey with Norman Pugh
For 1953, he purchased a Cooper-Bristol for the Formula 2 season. He won the Coronation Trophy at Snetterton and at Tampere in Finland. Finished third in the Syracuse GP and fourth in the London Trophy at Crystal Palace. He continued to campaign the car in 1954 in Formula Libre events as well as driving the Ecurie Richmond Cooper Mk VIII.
Rod Nuckey's Formula 3 results, in various Coopers, include:
In the Cooper Bristol
Our thanks to Mervyn Scott for the wedding photo.