We were at Silverstone this weekend for the Equipe GTS 3 hour relay race. Dave Griffith’s Triumph TR4 was one in a team of three Triumph TR4’s. A great weekend with a lot of action on track that ultimately ended early with a dropped valve. Nevertheless the 3 hour relay format was hugely entertaining and we will definitely be back. Photo courtesy of Flying Tiger.
Workshop has been busy this week prepping the XK140 for the Masters Historic Festival at Brands Hatch and the Green Triumph TR4 for the CSCC meeting at Silverstone. Both cars required some work ahead of there races with new front shock absorbers going on both and some attention to the brakes.
We’ve got a double header this weekend. We are loading and heading up to Donington Park today for the HRDC race tomorrow then back down to Silverstone for the HSCC meeting at Silverstone. Charles Rainford will be competing with the HRDC in is Lenham Sprite and in Sundays race at Silverstone we will have Ian Burfords in his Ginetta G4 and Larry Tucker in his Ashley GT.
Last year we built a new race engine for Sam Polley’s MGB. Sam competes in the CSCC’s Swinging 60’s and at last weeks Silverstone meeting Sam finished 3rd overall and was the quickest MGB in the field. For more info on historic race engines send us an email.
We are having to split up this for this busy weekends racing. We have 5 cars on track, 2 at Silverstone for the HSCC finals and another 3 heading further north for the HRDC’s race at Donington. All cars have been prepped and are getting loaded for our Friday morning departure. Racing this weekend at Silverstone are Ian Burford and Larry Tucker in their Lenham and Ashley Midgets and at Donington we will have Charles Rainford in his 2nd race in the Lenham along with Dave Griffiths in the black TR4 and David Moran in the Lotus Cortina.
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.