Yimkin Engineering Ltd.

Yimkin are another company that dates from the 1950's and their earliest adverts date from early 1958 when they were based in Croydon at 9-11 Cherry Orchard Road, East Croydon, Surrey and specialised in development and tuning works, they also sold cars and at the time had a couple of Alfas from 1929 and 1931 for sale.
At the Goodwood race meeting on 27th September 1958 in a 5 lap closed car handicap the winner was D.F.Osbourne in a Morris Minor fitted with Yimkin manifolds a single Solex carb with the compression ration increased to 9.1 and fitted with Michelin X tyres, the car was actually a convertible and raced with the hood up to enable it to be in the closed car catagory.
In December 1958 a company called Gordon & Glynn based at The Chelsea Sports Car Centre, 73-79 Cadogan Lane, Sloane Street, London SW1 ran an advert entitled Toubled With Tramp and this was for a Yimkin Anti Tramp Bracket for the Morris Minor which cost £4.10.0. and could be fitted by anyone in ten minutes, it also stated that they were the London Distributors for Yimkin Engineering products.
In March 1959 they had become the sole distributors for Yimkin Speed Equipment and this now included the Yimkin Speed Conversion for the Morris Minor which cost £55 and gave a 0-50 of 14.0 secs.
By May 1959 it changed to Yimkin Engineering in association with Gordon & Glynn and also advertised that they also produced items for Ford, Standards and Triumphs as well as their BMC engine conversions.
In a report from Motor Sport magazine in August 1959 on the race meeting at Silverstone on June 20th in a 10-lap race for open cars up to 1100cc, the race was won by a Yimkin driven by Sim's, the car being a multi tube space frame car powered by an A35 engine with twin 1 1/4" SU's.
Shortly afterwards due no doubt to a booming tuning market Yimkin Engineering took over the complete premises of Gordon & Glynn and this is the address that appears on their flyers and pamphlets.

These are some of Yimkin's early adverts in Motorsport

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