Profile: Taylor & Crawley
- April 11, 2020
- Posted by Marc Enger
Taylor and Crawley was founded in 1937 and sold Mercedes-Benz and Alfa Romeo cars from their Mayfair premises. After the war, they became the UK Mercedes-Benz importers and main agents before importing Maseratis and then becoming Alfa Romeo dealers.
Scion of the Taylor family, son Michael, was a successful racing driver in the 1950s, being a factory Lotus sports car driver eventually graduating to Grands Prix before his career was cut short by car failure in the tragic Belgium Grand Prix at Spa in 1960.
David Clark, already an established purveyor of sports and racing cars, was a friend of Michael Taylor and acquired the company in the 1980s when Michael retired. Since then the company has been prominent in the Historic car market, especially with competition cars.
DAVID CLARK – OWNER
David is a celebrated historic car dealer and racer, with a lifelong involvement in the historic car business and modern motor racing. He has been involved in contemporary motor racing since the seventies and has raced worldwide at all the historic motorsport blue riband events with considerable success.
David also has other business interests being a partner at the Jota Group (www.jotagroup.com), Jota Sport, their motorsport arm have won their class at the Le Mans 24 hrs twice and finished runners-up 4 times in the past 6 years. He was also a Director of McLaren Cars, overseeing the McLaren F1 road car and race programmes.
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