RGS Atalanta Cars
A 1950's Racing Legend
Welcome to the Official R.G.S. Atalanta Website
THE R.G.S. ATALANTA BOOK, entitled
"RGS ATALANTAS - Dick Shattock's Pioneering Sports Racing Cars, including JAGs"
by Alan Shattock
Is Now Available
Newsflash: This book has been nominated for the "Specialist Motoring Book of 1919" by the RAC, Pall Mall, London and also by the Society of Motoring Historians of Britain
The book is available direct from the Publisher's on- line website, Troubador Publishing. Priced at £39, the book covers all RGS Atalantas and all John Griffiths JAG cars, mostly built at Dick Shattock's premises, and includes chapters on the development history of Dick's pioneering RGS fibreglass bodies and all known RGS bodied cars. Chapters on the pre-war Atalanta history and the new Atalanta are included. The Foreword is by the renowned Jonathan Wood. Click on "About the Book" for content and details and / or here to go direct to the Publisher's site for more information and to order. Limited (to 50 copies) signed and embossed hard-cased edition is now available direct from the author for €74, including P & P to the UK (€75 by PayPal) -
email: [email protected] to order.
In 1944, Dick Shattock designed, developed and raced the post-war R.G.S. Atalanta from the remains of the pre-war marque. This website has been set up by Alan and Richard Shattock, son and grandson of Dick Shattock (a.k.a R.G.S) to help collate information on these unique cars. We welcome any feedback and news of previous and existing examples of the R.G.S. marque, to add to information that we have.
RGS Automobile Components Ltd supplied chassis and suspension components, up to complete chassis', and, a little later, fibre-glass bodies, with or without coupe hard-tops. Because of this, there are a number of "hybrid" R.G.S. Atalantas in existence. Some "special" sports cars were also developed with just the R.G.S. Atalanta fibre-glass bodies. This is acknowledged to be the first use of fibre-glass for car bodies and over 100 were sold. If you own, or know of, any unusual chassis' or front or rear suspension units, or a fibre-glass car body of unknown origin, please contact us and we may be able to help you identify it, or at least to see if it has any Atalanta characteristics. We look forward to hearing from you! Please Contact us.