I absolutely adored this car, the favourite of all I have owned and driven, [and that's a lot]. I have owned it three times, and when I last got it back I spent a great deal of time and money on obtaining and fitting a wire wheel conversion kit to fairly original spec. I even drove it down to 'Stan the Mann's' place, and he was reasonably complementary about it, for a replica. It looked the part, it was quick, and handled quite well, but best of all it really sounded like a 5 litre straight six!
A simply fabulous Italian Supercar. The very best of 1960's Italy combined with the endless torque and brute power of a small block Chevy. Not particularly subtle, but just great fun to drive. I sold the car to Alan Collett, who has put a lot of effort into making it even quicker, and it is now resplendent in a bright yellow livery.
BMW Isetta 300.
Possibly the best car BMW ever made ?
Yet another little bubble car ( sorry not PC ‘Micro car’ ). This was another full rebuild which came out very nicely and found a new home through the kind offices of those good men at H&H auctions.
An excellent luxury car and one of my first in recent times to run on LPG, quite economical, [for a 7 litre V8]. Handling was a bit wallowy but you can't have everything.
MGB Full Race car.
This is pretty close to the ultimate in 4 cylinder MGB's. In my hands and various others it has won over 50 races, and is now being run by Dennis and Adam Ashmore. We campaigned it in the Cockshoot and BCV8 championships, and then ran it for various customers who also won in it. The engine is an all steel full race 1950 with our own cam and many 'tweeks', the rear suspension is quite different, and it can be run with a hardtop, or aeroscreen, a very quick and drivable car.
This beautiful car was en ex concours example taken in part exchange on the Ferrari. It was immaculate and a real pleasure to drive for such an old car.
Bentley Turbo R
What a motor car! Everything that the T1 wasn't. If you put your foot down at 100mph it hits you in the back and zips off the clock. [140+] On private land of course your Honor! In every way spectacular and very reasonably priced these days.
Ferrari 330 MK 2
This was bought with minor accident damage and rebuilt over a number of years. Because of the time it spent off the road, we had to rebuild the engine and carry out quite a lot of other work before we could move it on.
Like all Ferraris of the era, it was unreliable, difficult to start and drove like a truck !
‘Standard class’ MGB
This was a ‘Dry State’ American import first raced with us by Mike Peters, then by my brother Bill and subsequently by John Cartwright and Jake Slack, all of whom had a least one win in the car. It has to be about the cheapest way to go motor racing !