All about racing a 1971 Triumph Spitfire MKIV 2001-Present

Oulton Park

Notes from the future : It seems that this was my first race.  I’d taken the Spitfire to Brands Hatch a couple of times...

About me

Notes from the future : Well, I don’t smoke anymore, so that’s one less hobby.  I no longer work for researchsummary either – the...

Sponsors

Notes from the future : Firstly, Marlboro no longer sponsor motorsport anyway (allegedly).  Secondly, I’m still happy with the painting we bought from Ian...

Costs

Notes from the future : Remember that these are from a) 2001 and b) before I’d entered my first race.  Also, if you have...

Body…

Notes from the future : This is pretty much what I still run, the car has a fibreglass bonnet, front valences, hardtop and boot...

Wheels and Steering…

Notes from the future : Hmm, this is a good example of how little I knew.  There’s tonnes I could have written about here,...

Transmission

Notes from the future : This is how I started out, nearly 20 years ago.  It did work (for a few races).  I wouldn’t...

Fuel

Notes from the future : Not much to say here, again this is old content that I wrote before I had any idea what...

Suspension

Notes from the future :  We’re getting into the meat of things here, again none of this stuff stayed on the car for very long...