John Cleland and Charles Rainford finished the weekend in second place overall in the St. Mary’s Trophy at Goodwood Revival 2019! Our 1958 Volvo PV544 has undergone a lot of development this year, all of which paid off this weekend. Both John and Charles drove the socks off the car to finish 2nd overall at the end of the weekend. Thanks again to all at Goodwood who work so hard to put on the event and all the other competitors who worked so hard to put on such a great race.
Grant Williams has been back on the rolling road for a final tune ahead of the 2019 Goodwood Revival. After the recent refresh of the 3.4 litre competition engine the car went back on the rollers to setup the triple SU carburettors. Grant will be competing in the St Mary’s Trophy race along with sports car racer and BRDC member Ross Hyett.
We’ve been tasked with rally prepping this pretty little Alfa Romeo 105 in just 4 weeks. We started with the full Safety Devices roll cage from Alfaholics. Also from Alfaholics came the suspension kit and a lovely set of 15″ wheels. Other works include fitting a set of Corbeau seats, Luke harnesses, foot rest, map light, bonnet pins and a set of mud flaps.
Development of our 1958 Volvo PV544 has continued following a successful test at Brands Hatch. We’ve spent some significant time on the rolling road trying out different things. Ultimately we have gone up on the choke size, changed the emulsion tubes and re-jetted the carburettors and found an incredible 21bhp (flywheel) with an increase in torque across the whole curve. We’ve got some suspension changes to make this week before heading back out on track for our second test.
Jentree Classics brought in this lovely little Lotus Elan Sprint for a session on the rolling road. Until recently this car had been in the same family since it was new. A beautiful car in a not often seen colour.
We were delighted to be asked by Mini Sport to come along to their BMC Abingdon Reunion at the 2019 IMM at Bristol. Chris Harper of Mini Sport had organised the event to bring together as many surviving members of BMC’s Competition and Special Tuning Departments and as many surviving Work’s Mini’s as he could. He asked us to attend with the John Rhodes Mini and also the FIA Appendix K Mini race car we built with Mini Sport for our book ‘How to Prepare a Historic Racing Mini’.