racing

Here is the our racing news and anything to do with our car…

TVR Vixen racing

TVR racer Pete Reeve contacted the workshop to ask if our owner/founder Lee would like to share his race car in a 40 minute race at Brands Hatch and naturally Lee jumped at the opportunity.
TVR Vixen racing 2

The day dawned bright and sunny and with the TVR checked and cleared to race by the scrutineers Pete headed out on to the circuit where he posted a time quick enough to put the little car in the middle of the grid. After 15 minutes he headed in to the pitlane where the driving duties were handed over to Lee who spent the remaining 15 minutes of the session getting used to and learning the car.

When the qualifying results were published the team were happy to see that they were in the middle of the pack and with the knowledge that they could go quicker the race was being looked forward to. As the day progressed the weather started to close in and the meeting had to be abandoned due to bad fog. The team left the circuit happy with their qualifying position but disappointed they did not get to race.

TVR Vixen feature article

McNair Motorsport were privileged to be contacted by Retro Cars Magaine who were interested in carrying out a full feature on the TVR Vixen that we built. After seeing the car in the flesh a photo shoot was arranged where the photographer took over 100 pictures of the yellow car.

The owner/driver of the car was contacted and interviewed for the forth-coming feature. When the magazine hit the shelves we were happy to see a 4 page feature had been written about the racer.

Our ‘Radical’ new car !

After building, running and developing our Honda Integra for the last 7 years a decision has been made to move on to something different.

After looking at various cars we have purchased a 2007 Radical Prosport.

The car has a mid mounted Suzuki GSX1300R Hyabusa engine and gearbox which has 200bhp and a 6 speed sequential gearbox.

The chassis is a purpose built spaceframe with front crashbox structure, four piece lightweight body, centre lock split rims and various high downforce aerodynamic devices.

The car weighs in at a lightweight sub 500kgs.
It has a 140mph top speed and a sub 4 second 0-60mph time.

We will be testing the car this year with a view to racing it later on in the season.

pre-Season 2014

The racing season hasn’t started yet but we are actively preparing the car and considering some testing.

You can read more about the car here