Vacancy for full/part time engineer at Southern Rebore Services

We have a vacancy for a full or part-time engineer at Southern Rebore Services. Experience required in all aspects of engine reconditioning. Boring and honing of engine blocks, crankshaft grinding, cylinder head reconditioning, block and head refacing, valve seat and guide replacement. If you are interested in joining this long established and well respected machine shop then send your CV to info@southern-rebore.com.

Goodwood Revival preparation – Volvo PV544

We got a head start on preparation for this years Goodwood Revival. We are honoured to have received an invitation to compete in the St Mary’s Trophy race with our 1958 Volvo PV544. The car has competed at Goodwood twice before but not since 2010. A fresh engine went it over the winter and with some further tweaking we think we can get this car up the front. Charles Rainford will be at the helm along with our seasoned professional and regular Goodwood partner, the legendary John Cleland.

Initial testing at Brands Hatch very positive. We will continue working over the next 8 weeks to get the most out of this old Volvo.

Bedford Rascal. Rally to Mongolia

Over the past couple of months we’ve been helping out with an old Bedford Rascal camper van which is due to be driven 10,000 miles across Europe and Russia to raise money for Mind the mental health charity. Rhiannon and Esther are taking part in the Mongol Rally along with another 50 teams. The rules state that the vehicle cannot be over 1000cc and that the girls must raise at least £1000 for charity. We’ve done a lot of work in preparation with servicing to the engine and brakes. They are due to set off on July 21st.

You can follow their adventures and donate by visiting their website here.

FOR SALE: 1964 Triumph TR4 FIA Race Car

Available for sale is this very well known Triumph TR4 FIA race car. It is one of the best known and longest serving historic race cars in the UK. There is a long list of well respected racers who have owned and raced it over the years including Martin Thomas, Richard Bull, Chris Conoley, of MASS Racing, Martin Brewer and most recently Dave Griffiths. The car has been constantly maintained and successfully campaigned season after season for decades.

Under the current custodian, the car has been re-painted with a change of livery from black with silver stripes to black and red. The car has been mechanically refreshed each winter with maintenance between every race. In recent years the car has raced predominantly with the Equipe GTS series with the occasional outing with the HSCC Guards Trophy. The car has also been invited to Goodwood twice in the last four years, competing at both the 73rd and 76th GRRC Members Meetings.

The freshly rebuilt engine features a 12 bolt steel crankshaft, long steel con rods and light weight short crown pistons. The cylinder head is fully race modified using a brand new iron casting. The light weight steel flywheel transmits power through a Tilton clutch to the Quaife gear set. The gear kit was new for 2018 and the gearbox was refreshed again for 2019. The rear axle has a limited slip differential and competition half shafts. The car is fitted with 15 x 6” Minilite alloy wheels and a good set of Dunlop CR65 tyres. There is a used spare Quaife gearbox with the car as well as a spare set of wheels. The car is sold with FIA HTP papers dated to 2025 and ready to race.

Viewing by appointment. Please contact Daniel at CCK Historic on 01825 733060 or info@cckhistoric.com.

Rolling road tuning for Davrian Imp, Lotus 7 and Works Mini replica

We’ve had some very interesting machines in for tuning recently. An unusual, yet potent, Davrian Imp race car. These Imp based machines cleaned up on the race tracks during the 70’s but they are a rare sight now. This one looks like its stepped right out of 1975 and features a full race Hillman Imp engine on Weber carburettors.

We also had this delightful Series 2 Lotus 7 with period race history. Raced in period with a Ford engine it now features a 998cc BMC A-Series on a single Weber carburettor.

Finally, a very well done BMC Works Mini Cooper S rally car replica. This car has been built with a fantastic eye for detail and features genuine Abingdon modified split Weber carburettors.

Kennelly’s E-type and Mustang on the rollers

We’ve had two of Paul Kennelly’s race cars on the rolling road recently. I beautifully prepared Jaguar E-type and a 1965 Mustang notch back. The E-type is more of a pure circuit racer where as the Mustang still has an interior and some creature comforts. The perfect tool for Tour Auto perhaps.