We were back at Goodwood with the recently completed ’65 Ford Mustang for its first shake down with former Hesketh Formula 1 driver Rupert Keegan. The car ran extremely well with only a few small issues to dial out. Some adjustments to the brakes helped improve things and now the vehicle is back in the work shop it will undergo a few more tweaks before its next outing. The car is scheduled to make it’s race debut, since restoration, later this season.
This weekend Snetterton will be hosting the second round of the HRDC 2012 calendar. CCK will of course be attending bringing with us James Turner’s Ford Zodiac and Dave Griffith’s Standard Vanguard for Touring Greats, Ian Burford’s “Lumbertubs” for Grand Touring Greats and finally our very own MG1100 which will be driven by James Turner in TC63. Let’s hope its a dry one. See you there.
Racing driver Darren Turner and his good friend James Turner have brought their 1959 Ford Zodiac to CCK. This classic Ford is believed to have been a race car since the 1970’s and although it has been well prepared their are few things we will address in order to provide Darren and James with a competitive and reliable car for the up coming HRDC “Touring Greats” race series. Darren is most well known for his two class wins for Aston Martin at Le Mans, he says he enjoys historic saloon car racing as a relaxing weekend. We will be looking after the Zodiac and supporting James and Darren for the 2012 season.
James Turner said,
“Darren and I have known each other since we worked together at Aston Martin Racing in 2005 – he was one of the team drivers and I was commercial director. Since then we have had a lot of fun together and I guess that Darren’s first appearance at the Goodwood Revival Meeting (in the Mini and Cobra in 2009) sparked his interest in historic racing. We talked about getting a car together and the Zodey is the result. Julius Thurgood at HRDC could not have been more helpful in advising us and so we are keen to support his excellent HRDC series as much as possible. We only did a few things last year in what was my first season of racing but I did manage to luck into a class win on my solo debut at Brands – so it must be a good car! We had admired the CCK approach each time we saw them during the year and we were delighted when the chance to put the Zodey with them arose at the end of the season. We can’t wait to get the old girl back out again and doing some more races…”