2 weeks ago
After the long break enforced by Covid-19 it was great to get back to some competitive motor sport this weekend with a successful trip down to Thruxton in Hampshire.The event was the opening round of this years CSCC Gold Arts Mag 7's series and proved to be a busy day. A 30 minute qualifying session was followed later in the morning with a 40 minute race and then later in the afternoon with another 30 minutes race. Both races included a 2 minute stop/go pit stop, the format of which had been altered to incorporate new Covid-19 restrictions.Qualifying was completed without any issues and allowed for a new set of tyres to be scrubbed in. From a field of 40 cars, Gregg qualified 20th overall and 1st in class.Race 1 was held in cloudy but dry conditions and even though the safety car was deployed for a short period, for Gregg the race proved trouble free and by the end he had finished 15th overall and 1st in class. The only disappointment was not quite breaking the 100mph average lap speed target. Oh well - next year.Race 2 was a completely different set of conditions. The weather had changed for the worse by mid day and the race was declared as a WET race. Changes to the cars set up were made to allow for the conditions. Again it was to prove to be a trouble free race with Gregg finishing 16th overall and another class win.Congratulations Gregg and well done team. We cant wait for Snetterton now.Thanks also to the CSCC, its officials and marshal's for organizing a superb event under difficult conditions and the new restrictions enforced upon us by Covid-19.TME can offer both a full workshop race preparation service and / or full track support for anybody looking to run in the Gold Arts Magnificent 7's series. Please contact Clive Taylor on either 01284 850690 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.Credit for images to Dave Stallard photography. ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
Finally, this years racing season finally gets underway for us next weekend (25th July) with a trip down to Thruxton in Hampshire for the CSCC Gold Arts Mag 7's series. Gregg Catton will again be using his usual Caterham R400 and this year has entered both the usual 40 minute race and then an additional 30 minute race later in the afternoon. With a 30 minute qualifying session in the morning and both races incorporating a 60 second stop and go pit stop, it's going to be a busy day. Let's hope we can repeat last years excellent weekend. Good luck Gregg. ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
After weeks of lockdown and being confined to the workshop it was great to finally be able get out and do some testing.Racing circuits are not the natural environment for a rally car, but yesterday's track day at Snetterton gave Dave Daniels the opportunity to try out his newly acquired 'Gp. A' left hand drive Mitsubishi. Aim of the test was to enable Dave to get familiar with the car and left hand drive. After 55 miles without any issues, he was delighted with the car and had adjusted to sitting the very different driving position with ease.Here's hoping that the proposed Rix Engineering rally time trial at Wethersfield in September can happen and we can get back a bit closer to rallying as we knew it. Stay safe folks. ... See MoreSee Less
I hope that Dave does'n t get any more DNF's that he had in the old car as I always felt so sad to see him broken down so often on the side of the track. New car looks fab by the way !!! TD.
2 months ago
We haven't posted anything for a few weeks but that's not to say we haven't been working. With the exception of an enforced closure for a short period, we have continued to operate throughout lockdown, all be it on a reduced level and while fully respecting social distancing and sanitizing regulations.Following our two successful tests in the week running up to the start of lockdown, we were looking forward to a busy season of rallies and races with 22 events on the calendar. But then came along Covid-19 and lockdown!!It might be a while yet before we can go rallying again but with the resumption of track days and circuit racing soon to restart, then hopefully we can get some events in this year. Our first race looks like the CSCC Gold Arts Mag 7's meeting at Thruxton at the end of July.Our two main workshop projects are coming along. The work we were asked to complete on the works replica Sunbeam is nearly finished and the restoration of the Series 1 Sunbeam Lotus is progressing well. If you require any assistance or advice in getting ready for the restart of motor sport, give us a call on 01284 850690 and talk to Clive.Stay safe folks. ... See MoreSee Less
Hi Clive Good to see you back on FB Lots of interesting projects by the look of things I must come up and see you to see what Micra tips you may divulge???? Stay safe Barrie
5 months ago
Today was the official test day at Snetterton for the Classic Sports Car Club. For Gregg Catton, it was the first run in his Caterham R400 since the end of last season. Following the closed season rebuild, we started the day with a revised set up from 2019 and between the 4 track sessions we made a few slight changes. At the end of day, Gregg was very happy with the car and was constantly setting times quicker than last year.Unfortunately, it looks like that's our last motor sport for a while in light of current events. We remain open for business as we still have plenty of workshop work and several projects to complete. If you wish to use this enforced brake to complete some work on your race or rally car, do not hesitate to call Clive on 01284 850690 to see how we may be able to help.Stay safe everyone, good luck in these difficult times. ... See MoreSee Less
Will be in touch soon need to get my rwd escort geometry sorted.