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.
We had the pleasure of spending a morning with our good friend Grant Williams this week. He brought the famous Mk1 Jaguar ‘BUY 1’ in for some rolling road time. It’s always great to catch up with Grant and we were able to find some decent power gains from the 3.8 litre straight six. Looking forward to seeing Grant race the car in the Jack Sears Trophy on Saturday at Goodwood Revival.
Following a busy couple of weeks in preparation the works Milano MG Special has made it’s UK debut at Mallory Park with the HRDC. The car was a long from MSA racing standards when it came in so a lot of work was required to get it ready for scrutineering. We had a huge list to attend to including the electrics, fuel system, roll bar, and extinguisher system. Once at Mallory Park the car developed a misfire in qualifying due to some errant breaker points. Once rectified the car showed huge potential making it up to 5th overall.