In-car footage from our Riley 1.5, taken during the 'Goldies but Oldies' race for 1950's saloon cars at the Brands Hatch Masters Festival. Other cars include - Wolseley 1500, Sunbeam Rapier, Auistin A35, A40, A105, Morris Minor, Jaguar Mk 7, Volvo and Ford Falcon.
Goodwood Revival 2010, St Mary's Trophy, Race One
Race one of the St Mary's Trophy for saloon cars raced between 1950 and
1959. Martin Brundle was the highlight of the race for me, moving up from
4th place to challenge for the lead in his Austin A35 (car# 1), before
contact with the leader punctured a tyre and ultimately put him out of the
race. His efforts were more than appreciated by the crowd though! Tom
Kristensen took the victory in his first visit to the Revival (driving an
Austin A95 Westminster), after a good race with Patrick Watts (in the Volvo
Amazon 122S) was cut short by mechanical failure.
Cars from extinct British manufacturers
With Chrysler and Pontiac on their way out in the US, here's a reminder of
a few of the British car manufacturers that have gone out of business in
the last few decades.
Morris Minor Longleat Hillclimb
Found a bit of incar footage from 2004 of my Morris Minor at Longleat
Hillclimb run by Woolbridge Motor Club.
The track is always very slippery and on this run had damp patches as well.
Approx 300 bhp and reached 100 mph on two places of the run.
1970 Sunbeam Alpine (fastback) with 4.0 BMW v8 engine.
1970 Sunbeam Alpine project....
The donar car was a 1994 BMW 540i touring, all the wiring loom, engine and
gearbox (6 speed manual). This project will take me the next couple of
years to get together but for now here's a teaser of how far i've gotten.
Chassis has not been modified but i have cut away some of the bulkhead for
better clearance, and stiffend the engine mounts with the BMW's
car weighs 1000kg exactly, the engine is all ally so the overall weight is
much the same as it was with the original cast iron 4 cylinder lump!.
the Bmw engine produces 286bhp, but i have removed the cats and other
restrictions taking this one up to 300bhp.
i will be useing the bmw 6 speed manual gearbox but will use the limited
slip diff from a ford capri, this is a simple bolt in mod.
more information and video's to follow!
Sunbeam Rapier H120 Engine
My dad's Sunbeam rapier H120. This has been rebuilt by Coltek Racing
Engines. This is the first time it has been Tried out.
Racing a Riley 1.5 at Donnington
Our Riley 1.5 racing in the 'Oldies but Goldies' race at Donnington in May
2008. Racing against other 1950s saloons including Minors, A35s, A40s,
Jaguar MkVIIs, Aston DB2, Standards, Sunnbeam Rapiers. Unfortunately
another DNF for us!!
HRSR Saloon Racing
Get the buzz of Historic Racing Saloons with the Historic Sports Car Club.
Donnington Park, Brands Hatch, Silverstone and Oulton Park all rolled into
Austin A35 - track test, Silverstone
One of five A-series powered racing cars track tested on an RMA trackday,
Silverstone (Bridge) GP circuit, for a feature in issue two of TrackDriver
Feature: Jim Cameron
Video: OnBoardVision (VBox)