Volvo PV544: Development continues for Goodwood Revival

Development of our 1958 Volvo PV544 has continued following a successful test at Brands Hatch. We’ve spent some significant time on the rolling road trying out different things. Ultimately we have gone up on the choke size, changed the emulsion tubes and re-jetted the carburettors and found an incredible 21bhp (flywheel) with an increase in torque across the whole curve. We’ve got some suspension changes to make this week before heading back out on track for our second test.

Goodwood Revival preparation – Volvo PV544

We got a head start on preparation for this years Goodwood Revival. We are honoured to have received an invitation to compete in the St Mary’s Trophy race with our 1958 Volvo PV544. The car has competed at Goodwood twice before but not since 2010. A fresh engine went it over the winter and with some further tweaking we think we can get this car up the front. Charles Rainford will be at the helm along with our seasoned professional and regular Goodwood partner, the legendary John Cleland.

Initial testing at Brands Hatch very positive. We will continue working over the next 8 weeks to get the most out of this old Volvo.

Our Volvo PV544 receives rebuilt race engine

Our trusted Volvo PV544 race car finally gets it’s engine back. The full race engine has been rebuilt after the oil seal from the pickup pipe went array causing damage to the bearings. This car’s race history goes back to the 1960’s and has even made it on the podium at Goodwood revival making it very special indeed. For anyone who is interested the car is available to buy and would be eligible for a Goodwood Revival invite in 2019.

Jaguar Mk1 ‘BUY 1’ rolling road session

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.