All about racing a 1971 Triumph Spitfire MKIV 2001-Present

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...

Engine…

Notes from the future : Again, this is old content that I’m restoring from before I started racing.  For what it’s worth, the approach...

Brakes

Notes from the future: Wow, again this is an old post but future me is thinking, ‘That’s all I did? Just replaced the pads...

Safety

Notes from the future : Again, this was written in 2001.  It was pretty much all I did at the time to get started, but...