Reliant Robin Racing Full Contact
another from my dusty VHS collection.
fig of 8 racing,
filmed on 28th August at Hednesford Hills Raceway ,my fav stocker track in
Black Reliant Rebel Saloon Restoration
We picked up a lost looking Reliant Rebel on a Thursday afternoon.
Friday we stripped the car of its body. Saturday and Sunday was spent
painting. Its now Monday and I'm ordering parts... The green is hopefully
only a base coat... Its far too green ;)
Anyone got two complete doors? Regal/Rebel...
Exhaust... brake parts...
shocks...wishbone ball joints?
Hope to have it rolling by the end of the day... obviously unpowered...
Portraying the british vehicle maker Reliant and their best known model
Reliant Scimitar reborn
When Martin Port discovered two cylinders of his Ford V6 had little or no
compression, it was time for the heads to be rebuilt. As a result the
Reliant spent a couple of months in the workshop, but these are the moments
when Port could finally put his principal commuting car back on the road.
Supercharged Scimitar at Curborough Sprint Circuit
Ben Gough drives the mighty super charged Reliant Scimitar GTE at
Curborough test day in Staffordshire. Modified V6 Essex engine fitted with
a Vortech blower.
For more details of this car and Reliant Scimitar or Reliant Sabre cars
Dave Poole :o)
V8 Reliant Kitten
A short film we made as part of an audition for a TV show (Thunder Races).
Darvi Reliant Race Engine First Run
Reliant 850 race engine from the 750mc formula, first startup and initial
fettling. Carb needs jetting properly but its a good starting point.
Will be fitted to a 1994 Reliant Robin Mk2
Reliant 850 Engine test
Running on the test rig. Got 4 branch manifold, electronic ignition, high
compression skimmed head, new gearbox, racing inlet manifold, alloy rocker
cover. Once fully tuned, it will be going back into my Robin Mk2 SLX.
RELIANT RACE AT NEC AUTOSPORT SHOW
Now for a limited time only is something a little bit quirky and amusing,
and a subject very close to my heart - Reliant racing!
I learned to drive in one of these and owned one for over 3 years (a light
brown Robin estate), and used to tow my 2 racing motorcycles on a trailer
to all the meetings with it.
Let's now clear up a few myths about these marvellous machines:
Firstly there is no such thing as a "Robin Reliant", and secondly Del Boy
from "Only Fools" NEVER owned or drove a Reliant Robin, his was the Robin's
predecessor the Reliant Regal Supervan with the smaller 750cc engine and
larger wheels - a replica of which was blown up during the Olympic closing
ceremony in London a few months ago.
The Robin was ultimately followed by the Rialto with the wedge shaped front
end which you can see in the video, but the Robin came back a few years
For anyone outside of the UK this machine exploited a legal loophole in the
law and was able to be driven on a full motorcycle licence without driving
lessons, hence it's success. The vehicle is very light as the body is made
from glassfibre, and as a result was quite fast at around 98mph (for mine
Nicknames given to the Reliant vehicles include "Plastic Pig" and "The
This video is a demonstration as part of the Autosport live action show at
the NEC recently
HoverVan Havoc - Top Gear - Series 20 - BBC
Please be aware that Inhaling pure oxygen is potentially hazardous. Jeremy,
Richard and James embark on a project to build a car that can turn into a
hovercraft and bring relief to flooded areas of Britain. Their efforts
don't start smoothly, but it's not long before the trio is demonstrating
the brilliance of their creation with an eventful journey down the River
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