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J A Pearce


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Does anyone know what happened to J A Pearce? 


He once had a lot of Peerless and Warwick parts after Mullard & co finished selling the post production cars in the 1960's.  He also did a lot of work on my car in the mid to late 1960's.


Joe


 



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Hi Joe, JA Pierce pre date Mullard (MFI) I think they made milk floats before they got involved with Peerless, I believe they went bust , Incendentally I still have the original invoice for my Warwick from Mullard Furniture Industries and the original HP agreement from Dominion.

I will go through my box of rubbish and see what I can find.

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Joe S wrote:

Hi all

Does anyone know what happened to J A Pearce? 

He once had a lot of Peerless and Warwick parts after Mullard & co finished selling the post production cars in the 1960's.  He also did a lot of work on my car in the mid to late 1960's.

Joe

 


 Hello Joe,

I re-launched JA Pearce Engineering in 2012. We have a website http://japearceengineering.com/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/japearceengineering .

I am in the process of compiling a book about John Pearce and the company. The reason for my interest in Peerless & Warwick cars is that prior to establishing his company in 1962, John Pearce worked at Peerless and I believe he served his apprenticeship there as a welder. After moving to the Cooper Car Company in Surbiton, where he was involved in manufacturing the race car wishbone assemblies, he then worked for LawrenceTune. When the LawrenceTune workload outgrew their premises, Pearce agreed with Chris Lawrence that he would assemble the Deep Sanderson cars from his makeshift premises by the old railway sidings in Staines. Before moving to Southall, where he established a Formula 1 team (1966/7), he and Lawrence purchased the bankrupt stock from the Warwick insolvency practitioners' auction. According to Lawrence, Pearce built ten more cars to which Lawrence fitted the Triumph engines. Pearce built one further SWB 2-seater car that he gave to Lawrence as a "thank-you" for his help in the project. Lawrence kept this in his family for many years. Lawrence went on to project manage the doomed Monica GT car. The first Monica prototype chassis was developed using some of the leftover Warwick chassis & suspension parts. This car was fitted with JA Pearce Magna wheels and is undergoing a full restoration in England. We recently refurbished the wheels for it. I have recently made contact with John Pearce's family who are adding some wonderful detail to the story which includes references to the Warwick (sold as Peerless) cars. Both JA Pearce and LawrenceTune carried advertisements for new Peerless cars well into the late 1960s. I've been rather surprised how little the Peerless swansong has featured in the Warwick & Peerless histories that are available on line. I hope you and fellow bloggers find this of interest and will let me know if you have any anecdotal information that you could share with me about your dealings with John Pearce. Thanks in anticipation.

As an additional modern coincidence, we worked with NewPro Foundries on retooling the Magna wheels, where they showed me the Peerless "P" grille/badge that they had retooled.



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A very interesting website.

Thanks for posting.

Mike

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Hi Roger,

I have sent you a pm so please get in touch.

 



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According to google earth this is where J A Pearce Engineering once stood. 10 western road,  Southall. 



-- Edited by Alfa164 on Tuesday 22nd of December 2020 06:37:11 PM

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Did J Pearce ever fit a Ferrari GTO engine and gearbox to a modified P2 body I wonder. It had a 30 gallon tank in place of the rear seat and was a proposed racer. I suspect not.

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It was purchased as a project with a stiffened chassis and lightened body by N Darby in 1966.

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In the archive I have an advert for this car for sale by Pearce

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Thought Id just post this here if people havent seen it.
Mr D.A.Mullard (owner of MFI) with his Peerless. Sadly killed in a gliding accident.



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thanks Mike, great photos...

once again we would appreciate good quality images and proof of copy for or archive!



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