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.
We are hitting the ground running in 2019. From January 10th to the 13th we will have the pleasure of joining Aurora Bearings at Autosport International at the NEC, Birmingham. John McCrory of Aurora Bearings invited us to display Ian Burford’s Bill Thomas Cheetah with them on stand 3266. Be sure to come by and say hello.
“Every year at Autosport we try to have a unique American race car on display. This car certainly fits the bill, and we cannot emphasise how pleased we are to work with Ian Buford, as well as Daniel Lackey and CCK to display this historic car at the UK’s premier motorsports show.” – John McCrory, Aurora Bearing Racecar Product Manager
Autosport International – for more info click here.
To say this Mercedes-Benz G300 had some rust in the sills would have been a drastic understatement. Once we started cutting out the rust and filler we found there wasn’t a lot left of either the inner sills or the outer sills. On the left hand side it had also spread to the first outrigger and body mount. The only solution was to cut it right back and replace it with fresh metal. We fabricated sill panels to match the original contours with our sheet metal folding machine.
In the 1950’s the Cooper name was synonymous with single seat racing cars with unprecedented success with 500cc cars up to Formula 1. Some of the worlds greatest racing drivers started out in the 500cc formula before graduating to F1.
Jim Russell was one of the most successful drivers in the 500cc Formula 3 category with a hatrick of championships for the Cooper Car Company. His 1956 and 57 championships were won in this very car. Built in 1956 it was campaigned by Russell as the Cooper works car in 1956 and 57 winning an astonishing total of 21 races.
The car has a very well documented history including letters from Jim Russell and an issue of Autosport from 1957 where Jim features on the cover driving the Cooper to victory in the 100 mile race at Silverstone. Today the Cooper is presented in beautiful restored condition, although it has not been driven in some years. The car even retains it’s original Steve Lancefield built Manx Norton “double knocker” engine.
If you are interested in owning one of the most successful Cooper 500’s in history then please contact Daniel for more information. Viewing can be arranged at our premises in East Sussex. £45,000.