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John Granville Grenfell (1893-1976) of J. Granville Grenfell
1893 March 16th. Born in Sydney, Australia the son of John Edward Pascoe Grenfell and his wife Georgina Mary Ann Pictett
ca.1906 Came to England
ca.1909 Raced motor cycles at Brooklands
1913 Built first car
1915 Married Minnie Tully a well-known motorcyclist and mechanic who was the daughter of Cornelius Brittiffe Tully, a gas engineer. Two sons Reginald Pascoe Sydney Grenfell (died 1941 age 20) and Francis were both killed in WW2.
Worked for Lancia, Rolls-Royce, Michelin, Firestone and Hispano-Suiza
ca.1937 Opened his own business at Brooklands as J. Granville Grenfell
1939 Living at No 2 Bungalow, Brooklands Aerodrome, Weybridge. Engineer designers production manager. With Minnie Grenfell (born 1893), Expert Motor Drivers Mechanic and with John P. Grenfell (born 1918).
1946 John and Minnie toured Europe on two 'high-speed super-tuned' motorcycles.
ca.1955 Built the Grenfell Special 500 car