“Lumbertubs” the Austin Healey Sprite is getting a Winter preparation prior to its second GRRC Members Meeting appearance and the 2017 season. The engine is getting top and tailed and we are going through the brakes and suspension making sure everything is in order.
Ian Burford’s Austin-Healey Sprite “Lumbertubs” has been invited to compete in an the BIC Healey Trophy race as part of the Bentley Drivers Club Race Day at Silverstone on Saturday 1st August. There will be an interesting mix of big and small Healeys competing in a 25min race on the National circuit.
Last week we were at Goodwood with Ian Burford getting some seat time in “Lumbertubs” ahead of the 73rd Members Meeting. It will be the first time they have raced at Goodwood so wanted to get in some practice. Ian will be competing for the Les Leston Trophy along with Dave Griffith’s at the 73rd next week. #73MM
Ian Burford’s Austin-Healey Sprite “Lumbertubs” has at last received an invite to race at Goodwood. Originally built in the early 1960’s the car has been campaigned for many years in many different specifications. Ian Burford has owned the car now for the last 3 years and campaigned it extensively. He will now be looking forward to driving the car in the Les Leston Trophy race at Goodwood’s 73rd Members Meeting.
The penultimate round of the HRDC season was held this weekend at Snetterton. Good weather and good racing with great results all round. Dave Griffiths qualified a commendable 12th place but charged through to finish 7th overall and 2nd in class in the race. Shaun was piloting Ian Burford’s Sprite “Lumbertubs” qualifying 8th overall in the Allstars race and finishing 7th overall and 2nd in class with fastest lap. Larry Tucker in the Ahsley Midget also had a good day finishing 13th up from 16th. All cars ran reliably and performed well. Could we ask for anything more?