Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes

One of the designers of the first electric car was also involved in designing and building Thrust 2, which held the land speed record from 1983 to 1997.

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You can find out more about John Ackroyd at the major Quay Arts Exhibition between 10th February - 24th March 2018.

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You can find out more about John Ackroyd at the major Quay Arts Exhibition between 10th February - 24th March 2018.

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Headline image © David Busfield


John Ackroyd


English Electric Lightning Fighter © BAE Systems


The Cushioncraft © Islander Magazine


The Enfield 8000 © Enfield Automotive, Electricity Council and Constantine Adraktas archives


Thrust 2 © Coventry Transport Museum

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