There's a chance to hear a talk by the man himself, as well as visit the exhibition of memorabilia, never publicly seen blueprints and more. Head to Monkton Arts in the next two weeks.
John Ackroyd is the designer of the first modern-day city production electric car and was also involved in designing and building Thrust 2, which held the land speed record from 1983 to 1997.
He was selected as one of the headline Isle of Wight Hidden Heroes in 2017 and in 2018 Ryde Town Council agreed to award him the Freedom of Ryde.
Below are some of the articles which mention John.
The Papa Owl Annual Awards celebrate invention, creativity and skill development and the recognition of creative thought and fighting against the odds of life to achieve extraordinary things on the Island.
Thursday, 8th March, 2018 7:46am
By Michael Lilley with one comment
Starting off at the low point of seven in 2012, Isle of Wight electric vehicle (EV) sales have increased, with the last year seeing one of the highest increases in the country. OnTheWight has the numbers and the surprisingly high number of other vehicles registered here.
Monday, 19th February, 2018 4:13pm
By Ralph Blackburn with 15 readers' comments
Members of Ryde Town Council met to consider a motion to set up an Honours Working Party, with Isle of Wight pioneer, John Ackroyd, being the first nomination to the Party for the Freedom of Ryde.
Tuesday, 6th February, 2018 3:31pm
By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments
John Ackroyd has been involved with some amazing projects in his 80+ years alive. In one, he and his small team of Islanders designed and built Thrust 2 in a shed in Fishbourne. It became the fastest vehicle in the world, breaking the land speed record. Would you support him being given the Freedom of Ryde?
Tuesday, 30th January, 2018 8:26pm
By Sally Perry with one comment