Spring finally springs
Racing, rallying and showing
Spring blended into summer seamlessly. It rained all spring and it's raining all summer!! Strange times in the classic and sportscar world. We of course had BREXIT and shaped up to leave the EU. Uncertainty in all respects and some signs of uncertainty for a while in our car world too. However pretty quickly things have settled down and great cars were great cars pre BREXIT and they still are now. The one owner DB4 went to a new home and we were sad to see it go but pleased for seller and buyer that our endevour brought them together in a deal all thought fair. Car sales have been good and we are as always busy in service and restoration
The Retro Classic appreciation is gaining momentum in the minds of the F&B staff. Chris is rather partial to anything Ford with Cosworth after it. James has always been slightly Retro and his diesel Schimitar always makes me chuckle as it rumbles in like a dumper truck into the workshop! The TVR Griffith has made us very very happy. It's a wonderful car and as much fun as you can have in any Retro classic. Sadly now sold. We need another!
How times change. I am writing this on the eve of Le Mans Classic and Chateau Impney Hillclimb. 2 years ago we shocked a lot of more powerful machinery 'dancing' PKV693 the Works TR2 around a wet track at Le Mans to 12th overall. The Hillclimb was a few weeks later last year and PKV and Guy's Lister and 120 powered up the hill to great applause and general recognition. Now PKV is owned by a French gent and Guy is powering up the hill in his Lister and a Frazer Nash. Me, I am at the kart track with Angus Fender leading the British Championship with 3 rounds to go and a new Ginetta race car sitting in the showroom for his transition into cars next year.
Times change but XK Jaguars and TR's continue to be the main stream of what we do. There are 3 new projects we have found that will become great cars in the next year. 2 original right hand drive XK120 and 1 car from the USA. All sitting patiently for a somebody to define how they will be used in future. Race, Rally or fast road touring fun. We shall see.
Just another day in paradise!! Have a great summer. Contact Neil 07794477785
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We did have a great year on the track
We said that the Chateau Impney hillclimb was a great success and Guy and Neil followed that up winning 1st in class with the works TR2 PKV693 in the Mdina GP held in Malta. However all of that was utterly eclipsed by Angus Fender finishing 5th in the British Junior Kart Championships earning him the right to race in the World Finals held at Le Mans. 108 of the worlds finest racers assembled and battled for 5 days. We are delighted to say Angus finished 10th in the World. What a year for the young man. So the TR2 is up for sale to fund his future karting exploits unless a sponsor or sponsors can help the young man achieve his potential and ambition to race at the Le Mans 24hrs.
As always we have a few lovely XK's and a couple of projects fit for Guy Broads magic touch. However have a look at the Jaguar MkIV, Lotus Elite and Kieft 1500. Utterly stunning all of them. If you want to set your pulse racing the XJS V12 Race Cars is a very affordable way of enjoying historic racing. Then have a look at the video of the worlds fastest E Type passing the entire field at Donnington. Its a remarakble car for sale
We have 2 new projects to build over the next period of time. One is a very early right hand drive car. The other 2 are back from America and can be whatever your dream XK is. We are about to embark on our first Broadsport specification XK140 fixed head coupe. Watch this space as we will post period updates on the build which is timed to mee the customers requirements as a 2 year build. We can normally do them in less than a year. However we can be as flexible as is needed to help make your dreams come true
Saturday, November 29, 2014