Colin McRae Driving to victory in NUS 877P

February 27, 2017

Colin McRae driving the Ford Escort MK2 registered NUS 877P to Victory at the Hackle Rally in 1990

The Trophy Colin won with his co-driver Robert Reid

Their is a full page feature on the car in the book (McRae – Just Colin’ by Colin McMaster and David Evans)

And show up in the Statistics page of Colin’s career drives

Border Reivers are honoured and humbled to own the car that Colin McRae drove to victory. Its not often one gets to drive let alone own a car so closely associated with your Hero’s.

Both Scots went onto become World Champions Robert Reid as Co-Driver to Richard Burns.

 

Porsche pic of the week

February 24, 2017

Another great article from Petrolicious

February 21, 2017

This Porsche 356 Has Not Had Your Typical Restoration

By Petrolicious Productions
February 15, 2017
13 comments
Photography by Petra Sagnak
Story by Thomas Gerwers

 

 

 

 

 

This Porsche 356 “Pre-A” is quite often the most controversial entrant at the classic car shows it appears in, and is it hard to see why? As difficult as these images make it to believe, the car began it’s life in quite the usual way, i.e. with paint and a full interior. It wasn’t soon after though that it’s interesting path through life was underway.

An American pilot first purchased the car in 1956 while he was stationed in Germany, where the two remained for a time before his subsequent reassignment to Alaska. Quite the change in scenery, but not a entirely new view, as he was still looking over the dash and out the window of the same Porsche he had while overseas. The less than perfect Alaskan roads certainly accelerated the car’s aging process, and it wasn’t long before it was placed in a barn for indefinite storage. Prior to being tucked away, the 356 was used, fittingly for its locale, in various ice racing events, so purists still reading this should take solace in the fact that it wasn’t subjected to only rutted and semi-paved commuting up in the 49th state.

Some time after being “stored,” Belgian Porsche enthusiast and restorer Mike Tempels came across the little Porsche and decided it was worth exhuming from its frozen still existence. Strange legal gremlins made it such that the car could only be exported back to Europe in pieces, a frustrating but not insurmountable ordeal that involved over a year’s time and a long flatbed journey across barren terrain in order to reach the nearest shipping port in Anchorage.

After the car’s second overseas journey in its lifetime, the restoration was begun in earnest. A truly daunting undertaking. The interior had all but disintegrated, the underpinnings were the definition of rust, the front and rear had sustained damage at some point, and do I even need to mention that drivetrain was in the midst of a nap it didn’t intend to wake from?

Mike gave the engine and the rest of the mechanical pieces a complete overhaul, but touched the body only where it was absolutely necessary, preserving as much as possible of its unpreserved state; the patina isn’t a sign of neglect, it’s a vivid image of the car’s history.

This process of semi-restoration was a family project. Mike’s wife Nicole, daughter Jody and her husband Jeff Gransjean, and his nephew Yannick Schynts all contributed to the 4 months of work necessary to bring the car to its current state. For example, Jodie took care of the seats by using the metal frames of some 1950s truck seats covered with simple leather straps in order to have the inside of the car match up with it’s wildly un-concours exterior.

This unique 356 made its first contemporary appearance at the 2015 edition of Schloss Dyck Classic Days in Germany. Unfortunately this is also where Mike blew the engine. As should be clear by now though, not much can keep this car off the road now, and a new unit was quickly fitted. The text on the rear of the car sums it up pretty well: “A Porsche Never Dies.”

 

 

Rolex selection from the Edinburgh Watch Company

February 18, 2017

Our friends at Edinburgh Watch Company have selected  some of their favourite sport Rolex to form part of their winter collection.
Whether you prefer a Submariner, Yachtmaster, Daytona or Explorer each of these are beautifully engineered watches with timekeeping to the COSC standard that allows them to bear the chronometer status.
A Rolex sports watch is as popular today as it was back in the 1950’s and judging by prices for vintage examples are a great long term investment that can be enjoyed by you today and a great heirloom too!
Aspirationally a Rolex is a highly desirable item as well as being an excellent timekeeper and with many styles to choose from there is a model to suit most tastes.
Today we share some photographs taken by EWC’s owner Jonathan in a winter scene to get you in the mood  for some fun on the piste this season.  Should skiing not be your chosen sport a Rolex is equally happy as a sailing partner, a dependable dive watch or for you sports fans a Daytona Cosmograph made famous by Paul Newman or sitting under your shirt cuff while out for dinner!
All of these watches bar the vintage Explorer are unworn, still in their protective Rolex seals and offered with an excellent saving off list.
So if you are in the mind for a February treat to yourself or a loved one please take a look at the Edinburgh Watch Company site and tell Jonathan Tom sent you along for a special Border Reivers customer deal!

Porsche pic of the week

February 17, 2017

Porsche 356A

LE MANS CLASSIC 2018

February 17, 2017

Dates have now been confirmed for the 2018 Le Mans Classic weekend.

Our 4 night/5 day exclusive package takes place between Thursday 5th July to Monday 9th July 2018

Full details can be found via this link http://www.classic-car-tours.com/le-mans-classic
This event is always sold out, so it is advisable to book early for this not to be missed bi-annual historic festival.

To request a booking form or to make a reservation, contact us at info@classic-car-tours.com

Regards & best wishes

Bill Telford
Tour Director
Classic Car Tours
00 44 (0)141 956 5626
Mobile 00 44 (0)7876 211785
www.classic-car-tours.com
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Next months Octane magazine cars to buy 2017

February 15, 2017
Look like it time to get our wonderful 997 GT3 snapped up

 

Interesting article from Petrolicious on the Kids Morgan

February 14, 2017

The Morgan EV3 Junior Is Here To Drive Petrolhead Kids Into The Future

By Andrew Golseth
February 7, 2017
1 comments
Photography by Morgan Motor Company

We love the Morgan 3 Wheeler. It snugly fits two, it’s noisy, there are no cup holders, there is no glovebox, no roof, and you have to drive with one arm hanging outside of the doorless torpedo body in order to use the steering rack to it’s full potential. Needless to say, the handmade retro British cycle-car isn’t the most practical mode of transportation, but we don’t care.

We don’t care because the Morgan 3 Wheeler is baked with the most splendid ingredient of them all: pure fun. Its dismissal of rationale and practicality is overcome by pure driving pleasure. It proves that even when you grow up, you don’t have to give up being a kid. We suppose, then, it’s quite fitting Morgan downsized its latest high voltage EV3 model trike for the next generation of petrolheads.
Like the adult-sized EV3, the Morgan EV3 Junior is an all-electric 3 Wheeler that’s been scaled down for ages 6 and up—though, admittedly Morgan didn’t specify a weight limit so by all means be our guest, adults.

Also like the full-size versions, the EV3 Junior is coach-built with a full carbon fiber body featuring a hand stitched quilted cabin suited for one. The wood dashboard features a single drive gauge and leather wrapped three-spoke steering wheel.
Standard paint colors offered include Sport Red, Sport Green, or Sport Ivory, with either black or tan leather interior, but for an additional cost Morgan will paint the Junior to your dapper child’s exact specification. Sticker packages are also available for further personalization.

A full charge takes approximately 4 hours and yields an estimated 10 miles worth of drive time, depending on your kiddo’s lead foot. Top speed is limited to 16 kph (~10 mph) and a 12-month warranty is included along with an operating handbook.

Available for £6,662.50 (plus value-added tax) this sort of class doesn’t come inexpensively, but we can’t help but think it’s worth it. After all, isn’t seeing your youngster become a petrolhead priceless?

 

Happy Valentines Day

February 14, 2017

Finally Finished our RHD 1972 911T

February 11, 2017

 The restoration/preservation of our 911 is now finally finished & we are sure you’ll agree its been worth while.

Due to the amount of interest we have decided to put it to auction, It will be offered by Silverstone Auction at their next sale (February 2017)

Porsche pic of the week

February 11, 2017

Porsche 911 3.2

New Stock Bentley GTC

February 10, 2017

Border Reivers are delighted to offer this future classic. The stunning Bentley GTC. Original purchaser from new with only 28k miles and a full main Bentley dealer service history. Immaculate.

New Stock Porsche 996GT3RS

February 10, 2017

Border Reivers are delighted to offer this rare Porsche 911-996 GT3RS from 2004. It comes with a Full Porsche Main Dealer Service History. 29k miles. Last service by Porsche Glasgow September 2016 (£1200). Due in shortly

New stock Land Rover S3

February 10, 2017

Border Reivers are delighted to offer this 1972 Land Rover Safari in fully restored condition.

SPA-Classic

February 9, 2017

SPA CLASSIC TOUR 18th to 22nd  MAY 2017
Enjoy four nights in 4 star accommodation and the opportunity to drive your car on the iconic Spa Francorchamps circuit.
See full information on this exciting event here. http://www.classic-car-tours.com/spa-classic

Is Child labour still legal in Scotland

February 5, 2017

TJ wanted me to take the Turbo with us to football training, no problem your cleaning it young man! deal done

Porsche pic of the week

February 4, 2017

Nice to see the rear spoiler being used properly. I just love the Mothers Pride bread.

Lets not forget the Marshall’s.

February 4, 2017

Whilst you enjoying the rally, Lets not forgot about the marshall’s who stand freezing for hours while your in your warm bed. They get no credit but plenty of abuse. Without them their is no motorsports ……. Wendy Brown (time keeper) looking rather fetching in her Orange survival gear! during The Winter Trial Rally. Big Thanks to Wendy & David Brown who did over 3500 miles in a week marshalling the Trial.

They are the 1st people you look to for help when the shit starts flying

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angle2 EINE REISE NACH SCHOTTLAND Porsche 356 A Bj. 1959 - sehr guter Zustand, für Rennen aufgebaut! Anzeige gefunden, sofort in das Auto verliebt - Anbieter Border Reivers?? Wo- Schottland?? Also, einen Flug gebucht nach Edinburgh und kurzer Hand auf die Insel geflogen. Ganz idyllisch ein Stück hinter Glasgow an einem See gelegen hat sich die Firma "Border Reivers" versteckt und auf hochwertige Autos spezialisiert. Der Inhaber - Tom Fitzsimmons ist mehr als freundlich uns hilfsbereit und versucht seinen Kunden fast jeden Wunsch von den Augen abzulesen, hat uns spät nachts noch zum Essen ausgeführt und kurz vor Mitternacht nach zurück nach Glasgow gefahren. Wir konnten in einer blitzsauberen Halle das Objekt der Begierde in aller Ruhe inspizieren (und alle anderen Auto's auch noch) und durften danach eine Probefahrt durch die Highlands absolvieren. Sämtliche Sonderwünsche und Umbauten wurden durch Border Reivers noch erledigt und gegen Entgelt wurde der Wagen noch bis vor die Haustüre in Deutschland geliefert. Ein wirklich perfekter und freundlicher Service der nicht selbstverständlich ist. Many thanks Tom, it was great to make business with you! Thomas Eder aus Bayern Thomas Eder Racing his Porsche at the Nurburgring (Translated below) A TRIP TO SCOTLAND to veiw a 1959 Porsche 356A - Very good condition, built for racing!  As per the add, I fell in love with the car which was offered by Border Reivers, So a flight booked flown to  Scotland. Quite a bit away from idyllic Glasgow situated on a lake,is where the company "Border Reivers" hides and specializes in high quality cars. The owner - Tom Fitzsimmons is more than friendly to us and very helpful. Caters to his customers every whim. He gave us late night run to Glasgow for a meat, shortly before midnight after back after it. We were in a spotless showroom, full of the objects of desire. He gave us peace to inspect and allowed us to undergo a test drive through the highlands afterwards. We agreed the purchase and some special requests and modifications to be carried out which were done by Border Reivers. We paid for the car and it was delivered to our doorstep in Munich, Germany in a covered transporter. A truly perfect and friendly service which is not self-evident. Many thanks Tom, it was great to do business with you! ThomasEder aus Bayern Thomas Eder Racing his Porsche at the Nurburgring  

Thomas Eder (Germany)