Team Shannon SH-1 was a British racing car constructors from the 1960s.
From 1956 to 1962, Paul Emery and his company Emeryson Cars constructed various racing cars that were registered in different classes. In 1956 and 1962 , three cars from Emeryson went to the factory for a Formula 1 race at the start, without reaching a World Cup point. Emeryson Cars ceased operations in 1962 due to economic difficulties.
The following year Emery founded together with the racing driver Tony Settember the company Scirocco Powell Racing Cars , which competed in 1963 and 1964 with self-constructed cars to seven races in the Formula 1 World Cup. The drivers were Ian Burgess and André Pilette . None of them reached the finish with the Scirocco.
After Scirocco had ceased operations, Emery constructed together with Aiden Jones a Formula 1 car for the new three-liter championship, which was first held in 1966. The car was completed as a single piece in the first half of 1966.
The Shannon SH-1 had a monocoque made of aluminum. About the design of the chassis is not known. The drive was a 3.0 -liter eight-cylinder engine from Coventry Climax , which bore the name Godiva . This was basically an engine from 1954, which had been developed for the then applicable 2.5-liter formula, but without its time to be used. Emeryson revised the old engine, the enlarged displacement and fit the motor on to the current regulations. The performance of the engine was given as 312 horsepower.
The Shannon SH-1 was used by the team Shannon to the Grand Prix of Great Britain , the fourth race of the season, which was held on July 16, 1966 in Brands Hatch . The driver was the former Lotus and BRM pilot Trevor Taylor .
Taylor qualified for the 18th of 20 grid positions. His gap to the pole time of Jack Brabham was seven seconds. In the race he fell out already in the first round. Most sources assume that the gasoline tank was torn, so that Taylor had to give up because of lack of fuel.
From 1967 to 1969, the car was used under the name Shannon Mk. 1 with different engines from various drivers in Formula 3 racing. Last driver was the Australian John Wilson.