Not sure if he is still about, think he had something to do with Ford motor company,also I believe involved in the running of East Anglian race team with Alan Peer, Roger Taylor as drivers. In the late sixties I worked for a company that had the contract for modifying heads for Ford comps dept and Bert Avard used to call occasionally to "oversee" progress. some useless info probably but might help jog things along. Good Luck.
This is an extract from an earlier/another post. Do a search for "Fastest 1 litre saloon"or BERT AVARD. There is more info in that post.
It would be interesting if someone had written a history of East Anglian Racing Team and also for Perdal from up north in Newcastle.
From what I remember of EART they were all (or mostly) Ford development engineers from Dunston. Alan Peer and Roger Taylor were the most successful drivers in the larger engined cars, originally 1650cc pushrods then 1800cc twincams, but quite a few other drivers drove other EART entered cars over the years Brian Keen and Brian Peacock are names that spring to mind but I'm sure there were many more. Later, Alan Peer drove a 1 litre car in the British saloon car championship (or whatever it was called). There was someone else on the 'management' side who's name I can't remember - a friend of mine bought a 1500cc roadgoing Anglia from him in the early 70s.