Pieter Bakker of F.I.S.C. ‘Legendary Circuits’ series is holding a new SPA test&track DAY on Saturday 20th of April. It is an open pit lane event at a price of only 450 Euros for the day, two drivers included, passengers free and a free F.I.S.C. Body Warmer. Doesn’t get much better than that. For more info visit the SPA test&track DAY page at http://fisc-eurotour.org/race-calendar/spa-test-track-day/
Despite the damp weather a great day was had by all who attended the first CCK Historic Goodwood Track Day. The event was organised in partnership with James Turner and Fuel Consulting Ltd and attracted a fantastic variety of machinery from a 1917 Le France to a Mk1 Lotus Cortina and Mini Cooper S. We brought down a selection of our own cars including the Volvo PV544, Lenham GT SS1800 and MG1100. We brought ‘Lumbertubs’ with us for a shake down after a misfire caused an early retirement for Ian Burford in the Castle Combe race 2 weeks prior. James Turner was there with his freshly repaired Ford Zodiac. He seemed to be enjoying the car very much spending a lot of time sliding it across the wet track. Nick Swift brought his latest Mini Cooper S out for a shake down. It has only just been put together and according to Nick will be the car to beat his beautiful Fiesta Yellow Mini of 2009 Goodwood Revival fame. We also had Peter Blanchett and his Austin A50 as well as a BMW E36, a Caterham 7 and a Jaguar E type. Thanks of Course to James Turner and to Goodwood for helping to make this day happen.
Richard Conway brought his lovely PV544 down for a rolling road setup. Richard’s PV has a nice patina and was previously owned by a Swedish rally driver. Graham found that the twin weber carbs had a couple of odd jets which were swiftly replaced. The engine is running much better now ready for a couple of track days.
The Volga is being prepped for a track day at Snetterton in a couple of weeks. Graham has made a small modification to the rear wheel bearings and oil seals and will be re-installing the engine shortly. When prepping a race car for a race or a track day we work to check list to ensure that everything is done and the car is safe to drive.