ROLL CAGES – Custom made in house by CCK Historic

We are very pleased to announce a brand new service to CCK Historic. With the recent purchase of some specialist tube bending apparatus we are now able to offer complete custom roll cage manufacturing in house. Whether it is a simple roll over bar or hoop, a full 6 point MSA roll cage or something more complex we now have the facilities to meet those needs. Given our position in historic motorsport, where many older cars are not catered for with off the self products, this new service will only further our strength in a competitive industry. If you are thinking of racing something more unusual than a classic Mini Cooper, such as a Mk1 Turner or a Studebaker Hawk, or you just want to add door bars or a diagonal to your existing cage you now know where to come.

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Triumph GT6 overdrive conversion

Barry Kemp brought his well maintained Triumph GT6 in to have an overdrive gearbox fitted and a new clutch. The installation was straight forward and Barry can now enjoy some motorway driving in reasonable peace.

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Going racing in a Fiat 1500

We have a new racer in this unusual Italian saloon, built in 1962 and having spent some time racing on the continent before Guy Harman brought the car to the UK. After a successful test at the HRDC Goodwood track day in March we are currently in the process of a complete mechanical rebuild and a fresh race preparation. The suspension has all been rebuilt with Nylatron bushes made in house, a new set of adjustable shock absorbers fitted and custom springs front and rear. The engine is out and getting a refresh before the cars UK racing debut at the HRDC All Stars race at Silverstone on April 21st.

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Sun shone on Silverstone for HRDC Touring Greats

After endless weeks of snow and grey weather things finally brightened up a little for the first race of the HRDC 2013 calendar at Silverstone on Saturday. We were there supporting Julius Thurgood and Rupert Keegan as they campaigned “Bumble” the ZA Magnette qualifying 12th and finishing 9th overall and 2nd in class B. James turner piloted the Zodiac solo this weekend. The old Ford was running quicker than ever achieving 3rd place in qualifying and holding 2nd place in the race until a loss of oil pressure forced retirement with less than 4 minutes left on the clock. Next stop is back up to Silverstone for the HRDC Allstars race on the 21st April. Photographs courtesy of Peter Baker Retro-Speed. Full report can be found here.

Jaguar of Peter Burton heads the Touring Greats startJulius Thurgood and Rupert Keegan with BumbleFord Zodiac MK2 of James TurnerJames Turner waves to the crowd

HRDC Season kicks off this Saturday at Silverstone

The HRDC circus will arrive at Silverstone this weekend for the first race of the 2013 season. Touring Greats will be joining the Aston Martin Owners Club this weekend at Silverstone. We are busy preparing the Ford Zodiac for James Turner and “Bumble” the MG ZA Magnette for Julius Thurgood and former F1 driver Rupert Keegan. The Zodiac is wearing a new set of tyres and has seen some Winter development in the form of a fresh engine and stiffer front end. See you there.

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