Colin McRae/Robert Reid, Rally Winning Escort Update

October 20, 2018

Escort update as we remove the wide (Group 4) body kit.

New Stock Land Rover Discovery

October 20, 2018

Porsche pic of the week

October 19, 2018

Nice feature from another friend, Nick Faure

October 16, 2018

Nice period picture of my friend Phil around 1986

October 16, 2018

Phil at Peat Road Motors (Glasgow) with his 73 Porsche 911E

Porsche pic of the week

October 12, 2018

Porsche 356 Speedster

Porsche’s new 935

October 11, 2018

Amazing but true, Porsche resurrected 935 by unveiling this new version during the rennsport meeting of Laguna Seca.

Frank-Steffen Giant, dad of the 918 Spyder and now vice-President of the motorsport department, said it was a birthday present from the competition service for the 70 years of the brand.

The dimensions are not common: the new 935 measure 4.87 m long and 2.03 m wide while the gt2 rs measure 4,55 m and 1,88 m wide, and this is accompanied by changes Equally huge aerodynamic. The whole body has been reviewed and almost all parts are carbon. The rear fin is disproportionate, and the front headlights are missing: they are replaced by small fires in the front shield.

Visually, the 935 resumed the livery of the famous 935 “Moby Dick” and its sails of rims painted in red. In the back, the lights are installed on the fins of the fin, it’s a wink to the 919 hybrid.

Under the hood, there is a flat 6 of a 3,8 litre bi-Turbo Cylinder, borrowed from the 700 HP Gt2 Rs, combined with the pdk box with pallets. The brakes are made of steel with 380 mm discs at the front, 355 mm in the rear, and the weight is 1380 kg (compared with 1470 kg for gt2 RS).

Contrary to the 935 of which it bases the bases, 935 will not be approved on the road, it will only be intended for intensive drives on circuit, but does not respond to any competition programme. It thus joined the very closed club of cars cut for performance without compromise, in the image of the ferrari fxx k or Aston Martin Vulcan.

77 units will be sold at a price of € 701 HT, customers will be delivered from June 2019.

Winter Trial. Book now

October 11, 2018

Porsche pic of the week

October 5, 2018

Porsche 993 

Is this Porsche still around

October 4, 2018

Porsche 356A

Some fantastic events for 2019

October 1, 2018

As the 2018 season draws to a close, thoughts will be starting to turn towards events for 2019.

Classic Car Tours have a number of exciting events taking place in 2019 to whet your appetite.

Please click on the links below for full details of each event.

 

CLASSIC WINTER TRIAL 22nd to 24th FEBRUARY 2019

http://www.classic-car-tours.com/classic-winter-trial

 

DRIVE IT DAY 28th APRIL 2019

http://www.classic-car-tours.com/drive-it-day-scotland

 

SPA CLASSIC 17th to 20th MAY 2019

http://www.classic-car-tours.com/spa-classic

 

LE MANS 24 HOURS 13th to 17th JUNE 2019

http://www.classic-car-tours.com/le-mans-24-hours

 

CHAMPAGNE TOUR REIMS/EPERNAY 27th JUNE to 1st JULY 2019

http://www.classic-car-tours.com/champagne-tour-reims

 

GOODWOOD CIRCUIT/TRACK DAY 25th JULY 2019

http://www.classic-car-tours.com/goodwood-circuit-day

 

SCOTTISH HIGHLAND TOUR 8th to 12th AUGUST 2019

http://www.classic-car-tours.com/scottish-tours

 

SKYFALL TOUR for ASTON MARTIN OWNERS 21st to 26th AUGUST 2019

http://www.classic-car-tours.com/skyfall-tour

 

GOODWOOD REVIVAL 13th to 16th SEPTEMBER 2019

http://www.classic-car-tours.com/goodwood-revival

 

TOUR of ARGYLL 22nd SEPTEMBER 2019

TBC

 

LE MANS CLASSIC 2nd to 6th JULY 2020

http://www.classic-car-tours.com/le-mans-classic

 

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Regards & best wishes

 

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Porsche pic of the week

September 28, 2018

Porsche 911E

New Stock Porsche 911 Supersport

September 28, 2018

Buy from the people who know

September 27, 2018

Porsche 911-964. Fantastic cars. Buy from Border Reivers who know these cars. Built from late 1989 the 964 was replaced by the 993 in 1994. These cars are almost 30 years old and although they have a galvanised body which holds back corrosion but unfortunately doesn’t prevent it. Above the back tail lamps has become a real issue.

Is this Porsche still around?

September 26, 2018

Cool (RV) mobile home

September 26, 2018

No Smart car here 

Porsche pic of the week

September 21, 2018

Porsche 964

New Stock. Seven Sprint (delivery milage). CATERHAM SPRINTS BACK TO THE SWINGING ‘60S

September 20, 2018

Caterham Cars has built a variant of its iconic Seven that was seemingly planned in the mid-1960s but never launched – the Caterham Seven Sprint.

As though dug up in a time capsule, the retro detailing of the Caterham Seven Sprint will delight Seven purists and provides the perfect scene-setter to the brand’s ‘60 Years of the Seven’ anniversary.

The Sprint was launched at the Goodwood Revival, a fittingly retro setting for a car with one wheel firmly planted in the ‘60s.

Powered by the same 80hp, three-cylinder Suzuki engine installed in Caterham’s entry-level Seven 160 model, the Sprint features a host of nostalgia-soaked features, including a choice of six paint colours that were original British manufacturer colours available in 1966/67.

Caterham Cars CEO, Graham Macdonald, said: “We have always prided ourselves on continually developing the Seven during the 44 years we have been custodian of the model.”

“But we never wished to dismiss our heritage either and I know there are plenty of Seven purists and aficionados out there who will really appreciate the level of detail we’ve gone to with the Sprint to resurrect the spirit of those early cars.”

“It’s a car that has been built today, with all the benefits that modern engineering brings with it, but the essence of the swinging ‘60s and is the perfect precursor to our 60th-anniversary celebration in 2017.”

The launch of the Sprint heralds the start of Caterham’s ‘60 years of the Seven’ celebrations, which culminated with a spectacular Caterham festival at Donington Park. To reflect the anniversary further, only 60 Sprints will be destined for the UK and European markets.

The Sprint chassis is powder-coated grey, making it period-accurate for a Series 2 Lotus 7, while the suspension and rollover bar are also reminiscent of Colin Chapman’s original.

With flared front wings, polished exhaust silencer and uniquely retro-styled, individual rear lights, the Sprint harks back to the early days of the Seven and the choice of paint colours completes the exterior effect.

Wheels will be painted cream and finished with polished hubcaps, while the main bodywork, emblazoned with retro Caterham branding and Sprint logo, is available in original British colours, named by Caterham to reflect their heritage –Cream, Mellow Yellow, Regency Red, Camberwick Green, British Racing Green and Misty Blue.

Inside the cockpit, the sepia-toned impression continues, with a wooden-rimmed sports steering wheel and dashboard in scarlet red, complete with a classic oOOo instrument layout. The tacho even features red and yellow sectors, in true ‘60s style.

Meanwhile, the interior panels and Muirhead Scottish seat upholstery is hand-stitched in the period style and finished in striking scarlet red.

The interior and luggage space are carpeted, as befits a ‘60s connoisseur and there are very few concessions to modern life, the main one being the three-pot Suzuki engine, which generates performance good enough to be considered beyond mundane but perfectly capable of a more leisurely application.

The Caterham Seven Sprint will be available as a factory-built car only.

2017 Caterham Seven Sprint – Number 25 of 60 and 150 miles only

 

More Fraud Stories Porsche Cars North America

September 17, 2018

It’s on its way to becoming the biggest fraud case in Porsche Cars North America’s history.

Champion Porsche, the largest Porsche dealer in North America, is facing a problem: Shiraaz Sookralli, the dealership’s vice president of marketing, has vanished without a trace. This would have only been a case of a missing person, except for one thing – he brought a huge amount of customer deposits with him, amounting to $2.5 million.

According to The Drive, a lawsuit has been filed by Champion Porsche against Sookralli, who personally handled high-valued customers who wanted to own the ultra-elite 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS models. Little did the dealership know, the exclusivity and rarity of these Porsche cars have its cons, and one of them is on its way to being the biggest con in Porsche Cars North America’s history.

The exclusivity of the 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS:

The news spread like wildfire on Rennlist, which is among the most popular online forums for Porsche lovers. Per the thread, Sookrali allegedly commissioned a separate company called “Champion Autosport” and made fake documents to lure buyers of the exclusive Porsche cars. These deep-pocketed customers were tricked into thinking that they were placing orders for a real car. His longevity and position within Champion Porsche’s administration gave Sookrali a good reputation as a legit salesman, allowing him to persuade these customers into making huge amounts of deposits into a secret bank account – all to gain exclusivity to own a 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS. The bank account has been emptied out as of this writing.

Sookrali’s con didn’t only hurt his own reputation, but Champion Porsche’s and the entire Porsche Cars North America’s as well. The dealership said that it has no knowledge of Sookrali’s schemes, however, the victims aren’t buying the explanation due to a previous lawsuit involving Champion Porsche, Sookrali, and a nearly-identical scheme, according to The Drive. The dealership’s silence towards the issue didn’t help either.

Unfortunately, Porsche Cars North America isn’t safe from the ordeal as the company received complaints from angry customers, as transcribed in these dedicated Instagram and Twitter accounts. It’s quite natural to happen, but the company already has its hands on the issue. A spokesperson from the company said “Champion Porsche has assured us it will help Porsche buyers who might have been impacted and is asking those customers to give their information to Champion’s legal counsel.”

Interesting new stock due in

September 16, 2018

My friend who’s a total petrol head and talented home restorer has offered me a few interesting cars.This Morris pick up which belonged to a carpenter back in the day, did a fantastic job of the rear bodywork. It has been freshly recommissioned and the front repainted . This would make a fantastic advertisement vehicle . The 2nd is a Vanden plas Princess this is a beautiful genuine car which has just had the bumpers re-chromed (Rolls Royce engined)3rd is this Alvis4th is a Frogeye sprite in Cherry red and the 5th is a Sky blue Sunbeam Tiger.

Details to follow once the cars arrive

Classic car firm JD Classics enters administration

September 14, 2018

Porsche pic of the week

September 14, 2018

Porsche 356 Cab

New Stock Austin Healey 100-6 2 seater

September 13, 2018

Due in Shortly from the states this Genuine Californian rust free Austin Healey 100-6 2 seater BN6. The most original body /chassis we have ever imported in over 30 years. 2 seater Healeys are extremely rare. 

McRae Escort update

September 11, 2018

Removing the Group 4 axle

Fitting the new axle 

The RS Gearbox

I wanted the car worked on by the people who originally worked on it, know the car and did the original conversion. It is being done by Allan Clark. I am standing in Allan’s drive and that was the McRae family home in the back ground. (what a link) Below it almost the same angle with Colins 1st rally car.

As a result of the cars progress being put on the socials, several very helpful people have come forward with great stories , information and some original parts from the car so far we have obtained, the original boot lid and spoiler, wheels, spot-lamp brackets, lights and seats.

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Testimonial

This is to state that when I visited the premises of Border Reivers,I was really impressed by the knowledge of Tom Fitzsimmons when it comes to Porsche.The standard to which the cars are presented is meticulous.I have been communicating with them over many years as their offerings of Porsche have seemed mouthwatering, but one never knows by conversation alone the extent of enthusiasm and detail knowledge that Tom has put into the business, so it was a real pleasure to be there for real. I have been connected with the Marque Porsche ever since the early 60s and have driven them internationally and for Porsche themselves over many years. I have been buying, selling and racing Porsche for 48 years and it is a real pleasure to see such enthusiasm translated into such a passionate business always seeking perfection in the product.UnknownQuick Nick with his trade mark front wheel in the air

Nick Faure.7 times Le-Mans entrant racing for Porsche.BRDC Member