The life of Derek Bennett and the success of Chevron Cars are inextricably entwined in the Chevron Story. After years eking out a living mending cars in back street garages, Derek rose to become one of the world’s leading builders of racing cars. Chevron is the fairy tale story of how he did it.
Stars such as Alain Prost, Niki Lauda, Brian Redman, James Hunt, Keke Rosberg, Nigel Mansell, Graham Hill, Peter Gethin and Jody Scheckter all drove Chevrons. In his book “Chevron – The Derek Bennett Story” – David Gordon explains how they got on.
NEW EXCLUSIVE ADDITION to our store!
‘In the Mind’s Eye’ by Kevin Hodgkinson
A car by car record of early Chevron single seat racing cars
updated edition exclusively available from us
In the late 1960’s a young engineer worked at the Chevron factory in Bolton. His name was Kevin Hodgkinson and he fell in love with the cars he was building. Later he lived a dream when he owned one of those cars – a Chevron B17 – and used the car in hillclimb and sprint events.
Kevin has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the early Chevron single seat race cars and in 2009 he published “In The Mind’s Eye: Chevron Classic Formula Race Cars 1967 – 1970”. The book rapidly sold out.
Kevin has now updated the book with additional content and the second edition of the book is now exclusively available from Chevron Heritage. It details every single seat racing car coming out of the Chevron factory in that period.