FIA Mini Cooper S to compete at GRRC 77th Members Meeting

We are pleased to announce that our tartan red FIA Mini Cooper S will be competing for the Betty Richmond Trophy at Goodwood’s GRRC 77th Member Meeting this April. Following a blistering run up the hill at FOS in the John Rhodes mini we will once again have our own Charles Rainford behind the wheel. Although the car has not seen much action since being completed we are currently building a new race engine for it in an effort to maximise our chances of a strong result. Competition will be fierce so we want to give Charles and the car the best possible chance.

The car was built to illustrate our book with much support from MiniSport along with other suppliers. Click here to find out more about the book.

GRRC 76th Members Meeting

To say it was cold is an understatement. It was bitter, but then who are we if we don’t have the weather to complain about. This weather was so bad it will keep us going with out complaints for the whole season. F5000 cars in the snow? Yep! Still thoroughly enjoyed the racing though so all was not lost. The Gurney Cup was epic as was the Sears Trophy, Gerry Marshall Trophy and the Bolster Cup for pre-war Specials. We had Dave Griffiths out in the Ronnie Hoare Trophy race in the best looking Triumph TR4 on the grid. The black and red Triumph was back at Goodwood for the 2nd time having raced previously at the GRRC 73rd Members Meeting.

Triumph TR4 ready for Goodwood’s 76th Members Meeting

Dave Griffith’s FIA Triumph TR4 is ready to head down to Goodwood today for this weekends GRRC 76th Members Meeting. This winter we built a new engine with a significant jump in power between 4000rpm and 7000rpm. We’ve had two successful test sessions leading up to this event and now it is time to load up head down. The expectation is for a mini ice age this weekend so fingers crossed there’s not too much snow. See you there.

Griffith’s Triumph TR4 to compete at GRRC 76th Members Meeting

We are excited to be attending the GRRC’s 76th Members Meeting at Goodwood with Dave Griffith’s Triumph TR4. Dave last competed at Goodwood at the 73rd Members Meeting. This follows Dave’s class championship win in the Equipe GTS 2017 season. Over the winter the car has been prepped and has received a freshly developed engine with a new cam profile and some lighter weight pistons from JE.

Goodwood Members Meeting Test with Shelby GT350R and Cheetah

Spring had arrived just in time for last Thursdays test at Goodwood Motor Circuit. The sun was shining and the track was dry. This was the final test for the Cheetah and the Shelby GT350R prior to Goodwood’s 75th Members Meeting and the Graham Hill Trophy. Some final adjustments are being made now before we all head down later this week.

Goodwood 75th Members Meeting – Five cars for Weslake Cup

Our favourite race weekend of the year is Goodwood’s GRRC Members Meeting. This year is the 75th event and promises to be the best yet. The Weslake Cup is a race for A-series powered Sports and GT cars and in which we will have the pleasure of running five of them. Starting with our very own Shaun Rainford in the intimidating Lenham GT “SS1800” returning to Goodwood for the first time since it’s 2nd place podium at the 2010 Revival. Shaun’s son Charles Rainford makes his Goodwood debut in his red and blue Lenham Le Mans and Mike Haigh rounds out the Lenham contingent in his sage green Green Lenham Le Mans. Ian Burford returns to Goodwood with his Sebring Sprite “Lumbertubs” and Larry Tucker will also make his Goodwood debut in his Ashley GT.