Our friend in Stokholm, Peder Feinberg is making strong progress on his Group 2 BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile project. A couple of years ago we supplied Peder with all of the Group 2 bodywork, brake discs, bells and calipers and a set of Alpina magnesium split rim wheels. We are looking forward to seeing this one completed.
We are pleased to announce that our tartan red FIA Mini Cooper S will be competing for the Betty Richmond Trophy at Goodwood’s GRRC 77th Member Meeting this April. Following a blistering run up the hill at FOS in the John Rhodes mini we will once again have our own Charles Rainford behind the wheel. Although the car has not seen much action since being completed we are currently building a new race engine for it in an effort to maximise our chances of a strong result. Competition will be fierce so we want to give Charles and the car the best possible chance.
The car was built to illustrate our book with much support from MiniSport along with other suppliers. Click here to find out more about the book.
This Jaguar E-type Series 3 V12 has been in storage for 13 years. The owner now has a new garage and room to bring it home so we set about getting it road worthy once more. Although the condition of the car has been maintained over this time there are a lot of items that will degrade through lack of use. Rubber components like coolant hoses needed replacing and the brakes required some attention. The engine needed a good service along with lots of little jobs to get everything working as it should. This afternoon we will deliver the car home once and for all.
We’ve just started on another classic BMW Coupe. This one is a German market LHD 3.0 CSi. The car was in pretty good condition overall. We found a little rust in the out sills and the front passenger footwell. Rust removed, we are putting a new set of outer sills on the car and a new floor pan. The existing paint has been removed to reveal some very straight panels. The car will be prepped and painted in BMW Atlantic Blue. We are also building a 3.5 litre fast road, fuel injected engine for this. Should be a cracking car when done. Watch this space for updates.
The TVR Grantura-Climax is nearly ready to hit the track. A brand new Coventry Climax engine and a rebuilt gearbox went in today in preparation for the new season. Glyn Peacock built the all steel race engine which will go in place of the original 75bhp version. The car is due to be testing on March 18th.
The black and red Triumph TR4 of Dave Griffiths has been undergoing some winter prep for the 2019 season. The engine has been freshly rebuilt with a new cylinder head from a new iron casting. We’ll also be fitting a new clutch plate before the freshly rebuilt gearbox goes on. The whole unit will get fitted in the car before a rolling road session to get it all dialled in. The car has it’s first test booked at Brands Hatch on March 1st. Fingers crossed for a dry day.