BMW E9 3.0 CSi Restomod

BMW E9 restomod

We started this classic BMW E9 restomod project just over a year ago. The premise was to restore the car to look close to standard but include subtle modifications for performance, reliability and drivability. The very definition of a ‘Restomod’.

The exterior was finished in BMW Altantic Blue and remains understated. The original 14″ Alpina wheels were retained rather than an unnecessary increase in diameter. The suspension was rebuilt and treated to a set of Bilstien Sport shock absorbers. Additionally, a set of subtly lowered springs were installed. The 4 speed gearbox was swapped out for a 5-speed and a LSD was installed at the back.

Under the bonnet you will now find a M30B35 3.5 litre straight six engine from the 635. It has been modified with a ported cylinder head, Schrick 284 camshaft and a balanced rotating assembly. The engine is fed through an individual throttle body (ITB) fuel injection system from Jenvey with an Emerald ECU.

Lastly, the interior. SM Trimming did a fabulous job trimming the interior in a tobacco brown leather with custom carpet set. They also restored the dashboard and all of the wood paneling.

The end result is a car that is magnificent to drive. And, in contrast to the understated classy looks, the six cylinder sound track from the ITB injection is raucous. The perfect juxtaposition for this BMW E9 restomod.

VIDEO – Historic race preparation and support for the true enthusiast

Here at CCK, we are all racing enthusiasts at heart. We thrive on the spirit and camaraderie that motor racing offers. Whatever car you choose to race and wherever your passion lies, we aim to get the best out of it, the best out of you and, most importantly, have the most amount of fun. At the end of the day, if you are not having fun then what is the point in any of it.

We can tailor a race preparation and support package to suit your needs. We take on the maintenance and development of your car leaving you to concentrate on driving and enjoying your racing. For more information on the services we offer please call the workshop on 01825 733060 or email us at

FIA Triumph TR4 race car – New owner. New look

FIA Triumph TR4 race car

The FIA Triumph TR4 race car has found a new owner. Equipe GTS regular, Paul Kennelly, has taken over the custodianship from Dave Griffiths. Paul has already made the car his own by changing the livery. The red stripe across the bonnet and red front panel are now gone and the hard top has been painted silver. Additionally, we’ve added silver roundels to match the top.

Over the winter we have given the car a fresh prep. We decided to fit new brake calipers and master cylinder ahead of this season. Paul’s first race in the car will be Goodwood’s 78th Members Meeting. It will also be Paul’s first time racing at Goodwood. Paul has already tested the car once at Brands Hatch and will test the car again at Goodwood prior to Members Meeting.

This FIA Triumph TR4 race car has been consistently campaigned over the past 30 years. We are excited to see the car passed onto a new owner who will continue to race it.

Jaguar Mk1 roll cage

This Jaguar Mk1 has just received a bespoke roll cage to FIA specifications. Although a roll cage is not required when racing a car from the 1950’s it is highly recommended. We started with removing the seats and most of the interior. Next, we had to remove the bitumen sound deadening from the areas of the floor where we needed to weld. We then fabricate the six point bolt-in roll cage. We designed the rear cage to mount to the rear bulkhead where the upper rear suspension point is. This will help stiffen up the car a little. Additionally, all of the counter plates were welded into the car for a clean, strong finish. Harness eye mounting plates with captive nuts were also welded into the rear bulkhead. Lastly, this Jaguar Mk1 bespoke roll cage was removed and painted satin black.

If you require a bespoke roll cage for something unusual then don’t hesitate to give us a call. Likewise, we can supply and fit roll cages from Custom Cages.

New Vapour Blasting Service in Sussex

Vapour blasting sussex

We are excited to announce the arrival of our new Vapour Blasting Service here at CCK in Sussex. We are ready to clean your engine components with our brand new Aquablast machine from Vixen. This wet blasting process works wonders, especially on aluminium, bringing it back to look like new. It leaves your engine components spotlessly clean with a subtle sheen, ideal for restorations. The process cleans by flow, and not impact, producing a ‘soft’ finish. Additionally, the water acts as a lubricant, avoiding media impregnation. It will clean the surface without removing any material unlike dry media blasting.

The vapour or aqua blasting process is perfect for removing all manor of grease, grime and staining. Cylinder heads, timing covers and cam covers can look like new again. Even heavily stained gearbox and differential casings can look like new again. For vapour blasting in Sussex call us on 01825 733659.