My Racing Days

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I started my working career as an apprentice motor mechanic and after 4 years I was qualified. I trained on Jaguar, Rover and Triumph and loved every minute of it. I also spent a few years working on BMW’s and was very impressed by the engineering and quality.

I was and still am very keen on motor racing and with a friend decided to have a go at oval circuit racing. I raced a Mini at Kimbolton Raceway a short circuit oval between 1978-79.   I managed two first and two seconds.
My car was powered by an A-series 998cc revving to 8,500R.P.M with a Weber 40 DCOE twin-barrel, with many other modifications.  I built the engine myself.

Mini HotRod overtaking
Overtaking a back marker

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