By Christopher A. Sawyer
Just 21 years old when he founded Squire Motors Ltd. (later renamed the Squire Car Manufacturing Company), Adrian Squire dreamed of building a stylish grand prix racer for the road. Two- and four-seat models were built, each powered by a Squire-badged, Anzani-built 1.5-liter twin cam four. These expensive little engines could be ordered naturally aspirated or supercharged, and the cars had a reputation for their top speed and exceptional braking. Unfortunately, they were as expensive as a Bugatti, and production ended in 1936 with fewer than 10 cars built. Soon thereafter, Squire went to work for Lagonda and was working for the Bristol Aeroplane Company when he was killed during a bombing raid on the plant. He was just 30 years old.