Happy New Year!
We say hello to an exciting new year with a packed 2018 season.
Our Race season finished at the end of September after SPA, Belgium.
We had mixed results, Max took pole in the wet, an amazing
achievement. But unfortunately a fellow competitor took him off early in the race and the damage to the car finished racing
for this year. Stuart and Paul took 2nd in Class, another great result and after deciding not to compete in Portugal
finished 3rd overall in the championship. Thank you to all our drivers and support team for a good year's racing.
We look forward to building on this year's results in 2018.
Latest News :
We had a successful Silverstone Classic 2017, with a Class win
and a 3rd in Class.
to the owner drivers and thanks to all our team members for their hard work in the
run up to the event and during the course of the weekend.
We are now a Stockist for Powerflex, this means we stock
and sell Powerflex Bushes for our Bmw's, Jaguars, and Triumph Dolomites.
We will be able to offer Bushes for other cars in the Powerflex range too.
Getrag 262/5 News:
New to our range is the very strong and reliable Getrag 262 dog
leg gear set. Picking up from the Jaguar, BMW and Volvo exploits of the 80's; we have had a helical, synchro gear set
made to replicate these successful gears.
ratios are as per the BMW set;
1st 2.337:1 36/16
2nd 1.681:1 34/21
3rd 1.355:1 30/23
5th 1:1 27/26
1st and reverse remain, the kit comes with 2nd, 3rd, 4th and the input shaft, a lay cluster and bearings.
Steel baulk rings are used instead of the standard bronze items.
See our Transmission section
for prices and more information.
Stuart Morrison took The 2014 Tunnock's Tour of Mull rally
by storm in his Retro Engineering Powered Mk2 Escort. He achieved some spectacular stage times which included a second fastest
and many other top ten times. Sadly, a clutch release bearing failed on the last stage, preventing him from finishing in the
top 10. A new engine has been ordered for next season, the current one having served him for 3 seasons, without a single problem.
BMW 1800 Fia car.
We have started building a new 1800 BMW Fia car for next season. Starting from an Australian rust free car
- not bad for 49 years old! The car has been stripped, lightly soda blasted and is now back in our workshops having it's
cage and fabrication work prior to a dummy build and then paint.
Sub assemblies are well on the way: front subframe blasted,
strengthened, modified and powder coated. Rear beam modified, blasted and powder coated, all arms, modified and painted. The
rear diff is underway, along with the gearbox, which has our new full synchro, straight cut, close ratio gear set fitted.
Classic Safari Challenge 2014 -
2nd overall in Africa
In January this year we started preparing
a 1965 289 Mustang convertible for the Classic Safari endurance rally. The car was shipped to South Africa in March and started
the gruelling 26 day rally on the second of May. Starting in Cape Town and heading to the Kruger National Park, then into
Zimbabwe and the Victoria Falls, then Botswana and the Okavango Delta, on to Namibia and back to Cape Town 9000km later! 3500km
of 'special stages' and many road miles on a loose surface. The car ran well and has picked up a few gold medals
along the way, to finish an outstanding 2nd overall. Described by the organisers as 'the best drive by a Mustang Crew
in the history of the rally'. The car took a pounding, shaking a few things loose along the way and requiring a suspension
arm replacement and a steering rack repair, but stayed the test, unlike a few other 'enduro prepared cars'.
The next event is 'The road to Mandalay', starting next February
at Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Preparation has started for this event; complete mechanical overhaul, upgrade and improvement.
A new roll cage has been made to try and 'stiffen' the car, we had severe shell flex, especially when jumping!
You may follow this event at www.endurorally.com