A fresh straight cut, close ratio gearbox has been assembled for our FIA Mini Cooper S race car. New bearings and gaskets were supplied by Mini Sport ahead of the Goodwood Member’s Meeting race this April. We offer a gearbox and differential rebuild service for both Mini and Sprite / Midget road and race cars. Get in touch for a quote.
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.
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.
Storm Callum arrived at Donington this Sunday and wreaked havoc on the grids. A major accident in the MX5 race postponed activities until they could get the ambulances back. Burford did his best with a clean qualifying, in the torquey Cheetah, in the most unsuitable conditions for the car. Due to the extreme weather the race was delayed and with the forecast for rain to continue, we called it a day. Thank you to the HRDC and all of the organisers and marshals for doing their best in the terrible weather. Fingers crossed for a dry day next time
The week following Goodwood Revival we were packing up and heading out to Spa with the Jaguar XK140. A new full race 3.4 litre engine from Nick Finburgh was delivered less than a week before the classic Belgian event. The engine went in, the car was prepped and transported out to Spa for the Motor Racing Legends Woodcote Trophy race in support of the famous Spa 6hour race. Qualifying took place on Friday with the race on Saturday. The new engine proved itself immediately with 20 seconds coming off the previous years best lap time. Unfortunately one of the 1/2 shafts broke just before the end of the race. Back in the UK the car is now getting prepped for the Algarve Classic Festival at Portimao in Portugal.