Monthly Archives: July 2013

  • A closer look at our Escort Mk2 project, part 1

    Here we have a closer look at our new Escort Mk2 project before work starts, we are currently waiting for the engine to arrive before we can start bolting things on (2.5 N/A Cosworth)



    Full Group 4 Modern spec shell, tarmac alloy arched and painted throughout in arctic white


    Steel bonnet and boot, alloy arches. steel bumpers. Full weld in Safety Devices roll cage, sitting on out 20mm Sill Stands

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    Tarmac 13" spec light weight alloy arches, TIG welded, wire edged and riveted on with countersunk rivets: Escort Mk2 Tarmac Alloy Arches

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    Alloy rear spoiler, attached with countersunk rivets. The boot lid is fastend down with 'bonnet pins'. The short Group4 alloy front spoiler again fitted with countersunk rivets mates up to the alloy front arches. New Front steel bumpers, remanufactured to original Ford spec. For more details see links below:

    Escort Mk2 Alloy Rear Spoiler

    Escort Mk2 Alloy Front Spoiler

    Countersunk Rivets

    Escort Mk1 / Mk2 Bumpers

  • Beta Racing cabinets now available, as used by professional race teams

    New for 2013, these Beta cabinets are now available in two types, C39MD and C39SM and three colours, Beta orange, red or gray.



    Beta 45678
    As used by professional race teams, C39 Beta workshop units



    Red C39SM version with built in bin and paper towel holder



    Gray C39MD, 9 drawer version, including heavy duty ply work top.

    Both units have 7 drawers on ball bearing runners on the left hand side and a centralized locking system. all drawer are lined with rubber mats. The C39MD has another two deep drawers on the right hand side to sore larger items
    The C39M has integrated bin and paper roll dispenser and one large drawer
    Both units have multi ply work tops, 4 castors (one with brake) with covering skirts.
    These modular units were only available custom made to professional race teams until this year, Beta have now made them available to the public. Used be MotoGP, Formula, Touring Car, WRC teams etc.

    More details here: Beta Racing Tool Chests

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  • Get ready for the film of the Year: RUSH, about the 1976 Formula One season!

    Rush is an upcoming 2013 action film directed by Ron Howard about the
    1976 Formula One season and the rivalry between drivers James Hunt and
    Niki Lauda.

    After a catastrophic crash at the 1976 German Grand Prix at the
    Nürburgring that could have killed him, Formula One driver Niki Lauda
    returns to face his rival James Hunt in their pursuit of the 1976 World
    Championship at Fuji in Japan.
    The film was shot on location in Great Britain, Germany and Austria.
    Filming has taken place at the former World War II airfield of
    Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire, and Snetterton (Norfolk), Cadwell Park
    (Lincolnshire) and Brands Hatch (Kent) and at the Nürburgring in
    Germany.  Some original vintage race cars were used in the film

    The film is due to be released on September 27, 2013

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