We were pleased to be asked to attend the Silverstone Classic preview and test day with Ian Burford. We brought with us the Ginetta G4 and the Bill Thomas Cheetah. Despite the torrential down pour in the morning that weather did eventually subside and we had some good track time.
This is the first part of our Cheetah restoration story and the road to Goodwood’s 75th Members Meeting.
We are very pleased that both the Cheetah and the Shelby GT350 have been invited to Goodwood’s 75th Members Meeting. We’ve put so much work into building both these cars it is really exciting that they will debut at Goodwood. The Cheetah has been a real challenge. Taking the better part of 3 years to complete it will be the first Cheetah to ever race at the Goodwood Motor Circuit. The Shelby Mustang was a little more straight forward but equally emotive when you hear the 289ci V8 engine on full chat.
A lot of progress has been made over the past couple of weeks. The body work has been fitted, the roll cage has been fabricated and welded to the chassis and much of the aluminium paneling for the chassis has been made. The seat and pedal box are both in place now and we are currently working on the steering column.