Weslake

History

Timeline

February 1957

1957

D-type Jaguar finishes first at Le Mans incorporating Weslake patented cylinder head layout.

February 1956

1956

D-type Jaguar finishes first at Le Mans incorporating Weslake patented cylinder head layout.

February 1955

1955

D-type Jaguar finishes first at Le Mans incorporating Weslake patented cylinder head layout.

February 1954

1954

D-type Jaguar finishes first at Le Mans incorporating Weslake patented cylinder head layout.

February 1953

1953

C-type Jaguar finishes first at Le Mans incorporating Weslake patented cylinder head layout.

February 1951

1951

XK-120C Jaguar finishes first at Le Mans incorporating Weslake patented cylinder head layout.

February 1950

1950’s

Weslake involved in design of Formula 1 cylinder heads throughout 1950’s & 1960’s for Connaught, BRM, Vanwall, Lotus and Cooper.

February 1950

1950’s

Weslake first to achieve full multi fuel capability on Rolls Royce and other diesel engines for MOD.

February 1950

1950’s

Weslake design the famous ‘A’, ‘B’ & ‘C’ series lean burn cylinder heads fitted to millions of Austin & Morris motor vehicles. They are outright winners of “Mobil Economy Run” challenge for consecutive years during the 1950’s & 1960’s.

February 1947

1947

New Jaguar twin cam engine designed incorporating Weslake patents.

February 1930

1930’s

Weslake employed by Jaguar to modify “The Standard” engines to achieve first 100 mph production cars – the SS-100.

February 1929

1929

Bentley’s take the first four places at Le Mans using engines heavily modified by Harry Weslake on instruction of W.O. Bentley.

February 1918

1918

Harry Weslake is granted the patent on the Wex carburettor.