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:  alan.shattock@ucd.ie  to order.





The first RGS Atalanta, MMX 343, on a pre war chassis
 
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.
 
The 2nd RGS Atalanta with alloy body built by John Griffiths (standing)
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.
Showroom RGS fibreglass body (over 100 sold)HBL 845 with C-type Jaguar engine and fibreglass body in 1954
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