VIDEO – Historic race preparation and support for the true enthusiast

Here at CCK, we are all racing enthusiasts at heart. We thrive on the spirit and camaraderie that motor racing offers. Whatever car you choose to race and wherever your passion lies, we aim to get the best out of it, the best out of you and, most importantly, have the most amount of fun. At the end of the day, if you are not having fun then what is the point in any of it.

We can tailor a race preparation and support package to suit your needs. We take on the maintenance and development of your car leaving you to concentrate on driving and enjoying your racing. For more information on the services we offer please call the workshop on 01825 733060 or email us at info@cckhistoric.com

FIA Triumph TR4 race car – New owner. New look

FIA Triumph TR4 race car

The FIA Triumph TR4 race car has found a new owner. Equipe GTS regular, Paul Kennelly, has taken over the custodianship from Dave Griffiths. Paul has already made the car his own by changing the livery. The red stripe across the bonnet and red front panel are now gone and the hard top has been painted silver. Additionally, we’ve added silver roundels to match the top.

Over the winter we have given the car a fresh prep. We decided to fit new brake calipers and master cylinder ahead of this season. Paul’s first race in the car will be Goodwood’s 78th Members Meeting. It will also be Paul’s first time racing at Goodwood. Paul has already tested the car once at Brands Hatch and will test the car again at Goodwood prior to Members Meeting.

This FIA Triumph TR4 race car has been consistently campaigned over the past 30 years. We are excited to see the car passed onto a new owner who will continue to race it.

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 with our 1958 Volvo PV544. The car has competed at Goodwood twice before, however it’s not been back since 2010. A fresh engine went it over the winter and with some further tweaking we think we can get 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.

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Donington Historic Festival with XK140 and Cheetah

We had a great weekend at Donington for this years Historic Festival. This year were supporting the Jaguar XK140 of Joao Mira-Gomez and the Bill Thomas Cheetah of Ian Burford. Both cars were out for their first races of 2019 following successful test sessions. The XK140 ran great all weekend but the Cheetah’s running was sadly cut short after being picked up in a collision between the two cars in front. The XK140 will be back out out Thruxton in a couple of weeks. The Cheetah will be back out following repairs.

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Fairthorpe Electron, bump steer sorted with narrowed steering rack

Not often you see one of these. Although you may not describe it as beautiful it certainly is a grower. What is intriguing about this little sports cars is their feather weight and high revving Coventry Climax engines. This car suffered from bump steer. The route of the problem was a narrow chassis with a relatively wide Triumph sourced steering rack. After some careful calculations we narrowed the steering rack to correct to geometry problem. We also fitted a vernier camshaft sprocket and timed the camshaft in properly as well a few other race prep jobs and started the process of applying for FIA papers. A road test proved that this car is very quick and should be very capable.