We are very proud to announce that our racecar was on show at Autosport International – The Racing Car Show held at the Birmingham NEC, following our success of winning the BMW Compact Cup Championship.
As a result of delivering quality service for many years on both private and commercial vehicles, we were asked by one of our clients to build them a racecar. The vehicle was required to be to full race specification and meet required safety standards. Well what could we say? We thrive on challenges and delivering on customer requirements, so the answer was clearly a yes!
We got to work on our first project, with the help of our client, Russell Dack. Russell worked closely with our team all the way through the build from start to finish, he was passionate and excited about this project, as we all were.
Russell winning the Compact Cup was a very proud moment for all of us, but didn’t come without some very trying times throughout the season. Unfortunately, midway through the season Russell had a major crash. The car was in need of some serious TLC to get back on the track, as you can see from the below image, in fact, a donor car was needed to ensure Russell could continue the season retain his place in the Championship.
Luckily, due to this build being such a success, we had already decided to build our own to see how we fared in the world of racing… As a result, we already had a car, the only thing for us to do was to get it ready for Russell. There was still a great deal of work to be done to get this ready to compete, stripping, spraying and rebuilding our car.
The team at D&A all pulled together to ensure the car was ready in time for the next race. All departments worked around the clock to get Russell back out there, including; race crew, mechanics and paint shop.
We got Russell back out on the track in our car, and he didn’t fail to impress by carrying on the season and taking 1st place on the podium.
Great work to all at D&A, and Russell for some superb driving. We look forward to seeing what this season brings.
Lots of work needs to go into these race cars, they are stripped bare and fully rebuilt to the customers specifications, upgrading components, meeting all safety requirements to protect the driver and of course giving the cars the all important finishing touches in our body shop for paintwork and livery. The quility of the build is a testimont to our in house specialist Mark Green and Tim Madden.
Take a close up look at the stunning paintwork on our racecar, which is a real testament to the quality and professionalism of our body shop team, especially Pete (AKA Pete the Painter) for the great finish.
Over the Easter weekend we had our first race of the season at Silverstone, here are the three cars we have built to-date all ready for a fun packed weekend of testing and racing.
The 2016 season is going to be very exciting, not only are we competing against other drivers, but also two drivers who we have built cars for, one of which is Russell, last years cup winner, back in his own car.
Our racecar is now even part of a computer game, so everyone can enjoy the fun… Formula Fast Go Karting have loaded our racecar onto their simulator, the stats you are shown on the simulator are the exact data that comes from the car itself, down to exact corner weights and the actual BHP test we completed on a Dyno run. Our in-house 3D/HD Tracking machine provides even the wheel alignment data. How cool is this, take a look.
News of the success we’ve achieved with our racecars is spreading, and as a result we are being asked to build more for both private use and businesses, who often use them for marketing and corporate days.
As you can see, we have also had lots of interest from businesses keen to sponsor our cars.
We are very fortunate to have a great team around us, which ensures we can be the one stop shop for all our clients motoring needs.
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