OPUS HRF (Hot Rod Ford) - the original homegrown hot rod...

Do you have one?

Do you know where one is ?

Have you owned one ?

Watch this space for the moment...As time permits I will build an archive of information and links, and a 'register of cars and owners' and who knows, maybe it will lead to some meets/runs....

A '50th Anniversary Meet' was held in 2016 at the Corsley Show, in Wiltshire, next to where the kits were originally built. The organizers now welcome Opus Owners to have a Reunion display at their event each August bank holiday Monday.

External link opens in new tab or windowClick here for Corsley Show web site


To recognise the significance of the 50th anniversary of the ‘birth’ of the OPUS hrf, back in 2016, it would seem sensible to harness all the gathered information and contacts made in a more formal way and form a register of vehicles, their history, their details, their owners, past and present, and any other relevant information to keep the marque alive.

So I seem to have volunteered!!

Please fill in the form on this site and also contact anyone who has, has had, or knows someone who has, or just plain is interested in our special very British quirky little hotrod/kit and get in touch with me:



Let’s gather what we can so the next generation can keep them going and get as much enjoyment out of OPUS hrfs as we have.

I look forward to hearing from you!!

Take a look at the CUSTOM CAR MAGAZINE  article below....

Just let me know any snippets from the past or present relating to these fun machines, available as kits from about 1966 to 1972, and photos etc, to help keep the knowledge together.

I also have a passion for the Allard Dragon dragster kit of the similar era....any info also appreciated...do any others apart from Alan Smith's 'Avante' still survive, built or unbuilt?? A MkII is also known to be under restoration .......

Which leads on to period superchargers - Shorrock, Wade, Cozette, Marshall - parts, installation kits, manifolds, complete units - I may be interested in your bits and pieces, and we can do some overhaul work as well...