Going racing in a Fiat 1500

We have a new racer in this unusual Italian saloon, built in 1962 and having spent some time racing on the continent before Guy Harman brought the car to the UK. After a successful test at the HRDC Goodwood track day in March we are currently in the process of a complete mechanical rebuild and a fresh race preparation. The suspension has all been rebuilt with Nylatron bushes made in house, a new set of adjustable shock absorbers fitted and custom springs front and rear. The engine is out and getting a refresh before the cars UK racing debut at the HRDC All Stars race at Silverstone on April 21st.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFiat 1500 2Fiat 1500 rearFiat 1500

Vanguard gets a new heart

Over the winter Graham’s been building a new engine for Dave Griffith’s Standard Vanguard. At nearly 2.5 litres, with steel crank, steel rods, a 320 degree cam, a brand new gas flowed and ported cylinder head, a ported intake manifold and fully modified twin 2″ SU carbs. This should be a significant improvement over the old engine. Can’t wait to see what it does when we get it on the rollers.

New engine for Standard VanguardNew engine for Standard Vanguard 2New engine for Standard Vanguard 3Vanguard race prep at CCK