This lovely Triumph TR3A came in for it’s annual full service and MOT but while it was here the owner also instructed us to fit a hardtop. The end result looks fantastic but the hard top did require a bit of work to make it fit. We had to trim it above the doors and around the aperture for the side screens.
We had a Triumph TR6 come in with a drooping near side front suspension. The cause of the drop was due to the upper wishbone mount breaking away from the chassis. Once we got it apart it was apparent why. The polyurethane bushes that had been fitted to the upper wishbones were totally dry. No grease what so ever. The upper wishbone had seized leading to the eventual fatigue and fracturing of the chassis. We had to remake this part of the chassis from steel and weld it into place. The bushes on both sides were lubricated with rubber grease before the whole lot was put back together and the car could be put back on the road.
We are very pleased to receive an invitation to this years Chateau Impney Hill Climb event for John Rhodes Mini Cooper S. A superb event with an MSA sanctioned competitive hill climb on the grounds of the stunning 19th century house. In the drivers seat will, once again, be Charles Rainford, following from his aggressive attack of the Goodwood Festival of Speed course in 2018. The event is being held on July 13th and 14th 2019. Hope to see you there.
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.