Goodwood 2016, excellent images by Tim Scott.
A selection of photographs of our latest Brescia Bugatti rebuild which competed amongst the Edwardian monsters in the S F Edge trophy at the recent 74th Members Meeting at Goodwood. And an article from Goodwood which explains the story:
Recent projects have included making an early Bugatti radiator surround to original pattern and the making of a complete set of 3 tanks for an Alfa Romeo 6c GS from the correct leaded steel to factory drawings.
A full rebuild of all original components, chassis, axles, gearbox, steering and brakes. The crankcase was replaced with a new item and new engine internals fitted.
-5 degrees, very cold fingers but well worth it just for the photos!
The final car from 2015's production being made ready for dispatch back to France to enjoy some New Years motoring.
Just about finished just in time for Christmas feasting! Zinc coated steel lugs with Ash legs and top.
Ash timber framework, paneling in aluminium and copper tank completed for Peugeot 153.
Bugatti Brescia engine building. Two engines have recently been completed here. Monuments to quirky yet effective engineering, brass and copper.
Chris Warman in his Brescia which we reconstructed from boxes of parts two years ago. Chris about to start his 2nd run at the Prescott Autumn Classic where he went on to win the Bugatti Handicap. Not a bad day out for a combined owner/car age of over 170 years!
Two more Brescia engines just completed, both with new twin plug, 16 valve blocks. New cranks and rods with high compression pistons.
Between 1957 and 1967 a hill climb took place in the grounds of Chateau Impney (confusingly not in France but glamorous Droitwich!) This year it was revived in a magnificent weekend. Photo by Alan Cox
Scuderia Way! Returned to Goodwood complete with Maserati 250f, Ferrari 250 SWB and a Jaguar E type as support vehicle! All going very nicely.
3 old racing cars, 240 litres of petrol, 19800cc combined capacity, 1 fortified farmhouse, too many bottles of wine, 1 fine cassoulet, 18 baguettes, several terrified passengers, 30 degress c sunshine, 10 sunburnt Englishmen and 1 beautiful concrete bowl that is the Montlhery Autodrome. Easily the finest vintage motoring event on the calendar! Roll on 2017!
One 1928 Alfa Romeo 6c engine is nearing it's complete rebuild here. Just the new supercharger to finally machine and fit. It's a fine looking engine.
We returned to Goodwood for the 73rd Members Meeting with a Maserati 250f. After a winter of carrying out various modifications and tuning it was pleasing to see a massive improvement in performance since the 2014 Revival meeting.
Starting 3rd on the grid ahead of 3 other 250f’s and an assortment of over 20 other GP cars, Simon Diffey challenged the BRM Type 25 for the lead until spinning at St Mary’s. After a dramatic, self propelled restart he then stormed back through the field to take 3rd place at the flag.
We have recently commenced work on the complete restoration of an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport. Here are just some of the components, new and original, which make up one front brake and hub.
We are currently undertaking two more Bugatti Brescia rebuilds.
Completed late last year, the body, screen and (more importantly) the dazzling paintwork for this little, 1928 Austin trials car. Can't quite see how this type of paintwork ever worked as camouflage but it looks rather fetching on the trials scene apparently.