This past weekend we were also at Brands Hatch for the HSCC meeting. Ian Burford was racing his Ginetta G4 and scored another podium with 3rd place overall and Charles Rainford got a trophy for ‘best drive’ for working his way up to 10th overall on Dunlop historic tyres whilst everyone else was on Yokohama’s.
More cars coming through the rolling road this September. A fresh V6 engined TVR Tuscan with race history and a Mk1 Triumph Spitfire owned since 1967.
The whole driving experience has been transformed for the better. I actually enjoyed the drive back to Eastbourne. The engine is smooth, free revving and appears to have less noise from the air intakes. The exhaust is also considerably less smelly!
Despite the torrential down pour that lasted most of Saturday Goodwood Revival once again proved itself to be the premier historic motorsport event. This year we were invited to bring John Rhodes Mini Cooper S for the ‘Life at Goodwood’ track moment and parade laps. Over the course of the weekend we managed to catch a lot of the races, drink lots of tea and meet up with some old friends.
We’ve now finished the 250-2V cylinder head and fitted it to the Ford Falcon. The head has been fully ported and polished with big valves, competition double valve springs and exhaust port divider. The head was skimmed to get the compression ratio before being fitted. Next step is manifold fabrication for twin 2″ SU carbs.
We had an eventful Gold Cup this year with Larry Tucker’s Ashley getting t-boned during qualifying and the gearbox in Ian Burford’s Ginetta giving up during Saturday Morning practice. Dave Griffith’s competed in the Guard’s Trophy race in the Triumph TR4 without incident finishing 3rd in class. We managed to source a new gearbox for the Ginetta near Eastbourne so I was able to collect it and bring it up to the circuit in time for Sunday’s race. Ian put in a cracking drive finishing 7th overall from the back of the grid.