MR2 crash at Cadwell Park
race 2 in the MR2 championship at Cadwell Park July 2009. Starting from 3rd I missed a gear on Park straight and lost a number of places. Whilst pushing har to regain a position I put a wheel on the grass spinning out and crashing into the tyre wall.
MR2 Brands Hatch 2010 - Best Race Ever
Alex is starting on pole for the final race of the 2010 Mk1 MR2 Racing series, in what turns out to be the most exciting race yet with crashes, spins and slides on the wet Brands Hatch Indy circuit.
To win the 'Driver of the Year' title, Alex needs to finish somewhere in the top 15 drivers. He gets a poor start and drops down to third place, but watch as things go from bad to worse at the second corner.
Alex manages to keep it out of the gravel at Druids but has to wait for the whole field to pass before he finally rejoins in 30th place. He is then on a mission to make his way up the field as quickly as possible.
As if things could then get any worse, 3 laps in exiting Druids a car in front spins and collects another one, blocking the track and leaving Alex with pretty much no escape.
Thankfully, the MR2 still seems fine to drive, so Alex pushes on making up for lost time and places.
In the end, after 15 laps, he manages to make up a total of 26 places, finishing 4th overall, meaning he had done more than enough to take the title.
The best race yet!
Toyota MR2 Mk1 Donington - Sideways moments!
Me driving our race prepped Toyota MR2 Mk1 around Donington on a very wet and rainy track day. This is a selection of all the best bits - spins, offs and a very hairy moment down Craner!
Driver is Alex Gassman.
Toyota MR2 Mk1b T-Bar Restoration
Restored in memory of a loving mum and a great granny. This car was beautifully restored by MVE Classic Cars in Droxford Hampshire. http://www.mveclassiccars.co.uk/
Toyota MR2 Mk1b T-Bar full restoration.
Toyota MR2 AW11 4AGZE + SC14 Supercharger + 6-Speed
This is a video of my 1987 Toyota MR2 AW11 with a fully rebuilt 4AGZE motor, SC14 Supercharger and C60 6-speed gear box.
Many mods have been done to the car including 164mm crank pulley to spin the SC14 faster, custom W2A Intercooler, KAZZ LSD, brand new Koni's, sway bars and a whole lot more. Oh I should not forget the bloody nice Recaro seats. :P
For those wondering what the pipework is coming off the Intercooler it's a custom air bypass valve system for the Supercharger also know as an ABV, it's been made up from an external turbo wastegate. When the car is in vac the valve on the wastegate will open allowing air to bypass the Supercharger through the thin pipe you can see on the left which pulls air from just under the throttle body and flows directly into the intake manifold, when the Supercharger kicks in the valve in the wastegate will slam shut allowing the SC14 to pull air through it to compress and then passes through the Intercooler and into the intake.
If anyone wants more info on this bypass setup just leave a message. Also full build info along the way can be found in my ride thread on Toymods, below is a link to my thread, note you will need to sign up to be able to view it.
Cadwell Park with Martyn Bell
Recorded in March 2004, this is Martyn at his most fluid. This is his view on the best lines to get you round Cadwell in record time. Cadwell Park is based in Lincolnshire and once described as the best kept secret in British Motor Racing.
Cadwell Park Track Day 31/07/10 - On-board Toyota MR2 Mk1 Race Car
My final run on this track day at Cadwell Park on 31/07/10 in a Toyota MR2 Mk1 race car which was pretty busy as it was getting towards the end of the day. The laps were actually fairly scruffy - running wide a few times and locking up into the hairpin, much to the amusement of my passenger, Ian :) My previous run mid afternoon was much neater but I only remembered to mount the camera at the end of the day!