... a bit Suffolk
|26 de 2008|
Four contenders so far for the sad email prize! Favourite Christmas present ...
|18 no 2008|
Having just got round to reading the Ginetta feature in the November issue of Classic and Sports Car we were amazed to see that our friend Richard Heseltine quoted the 1.9 G32 as having a Peugeot engine! Well, why ask, when you can make it up?!
|13 no 2008|
Reading through a 1970s copy of Autosport as one does here, we were amazed at the amount of Ginetta content and marvelled at the style of the advertising. John Absalom dominated at Rufforth beating another G4 driven by a singing Welshman.
Brian Alexander took the class record at Prescott from a Chevron B8.
|31 oc 2008|
The Brands Hatch BOAC 1000km event in early 1969 was actually called the "500" according to the lucky purchaser of the Hickling G4.
|30 oc 2008||The Brands Hatch BOAC 1000km event in early 1969 had at least two discerning spectators. |
Take a closer look by clicking on the picture and please let us know if you recognise either of these two cars.
Our G4 has had a new rev counter, oil pressure gauge, race seat and some other minor fettling recently.
The engine from the G2 is out and apart, soon to be rebuilt
|21 oc 2008|
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|22 se 2008|
We should have the dates and regs for next year's Ginetta Heritage Race Series very soon and there is an online G15 user guide in the pipeline.
|12 se 2008|
We love racing. Racing customers take priority. We were a little perturbed to learn that someone might not want to go Ginetta racing because he felt that; should he have an incident, the spares would take a long time to come to fruition. In fact, the period of 9 months was mentioned!
When Mark Faulkner had an off at Spa (not his fault) he had a new front and rear for his G12 fitted in 2 days! Brian Ashley and several other G12 and G4 racers have had a similar service, not that there is a huge demand. We have all the G4 and G12 panels in stock. We have G12 chassis and a G4 chassis of each type in stock!! We have donor G15 chassis and the jig right here. And now with the support of the factory we are beginning to fill up our G15 moulds too.
We have almost everything for a racing Ginetta G4, 12 or 15 on the shelf. It's some of the trim and restoration items that take a little longer. With only 180 man hours of highly skilled, Ginetta experienced labour capacity a week, the restorations do take time - especially if a race job comes in to jump the queue. But if a racing customer has a problem we can assure a rapid turnaround as long as the budget is there; and at £35 + VAT an hour we are not expensive!
|20 au 2008|
We went up to the Factory yesterday. Like us, but on a different scale, they seem to have a lot on. There are some exciting versions of the G50 about including the road car that has a boot for two sets of Golf clubs, and electric G50 and a 500 + bhp G50.
We rescued all the old moulds which means that we can now produce panels and in most cases COMPLETE SHELLS for the following on behalf of Ginetta Cars: G4, G8, G10, G11, G12, G15, G17, G18, G22, G4/4, G29, G32 but not the G33.
|2 au 2008|
Possibly the widest Ginetta G21 we've ever seen was collected for work this week. Jaguar IRS and a Cosworth V6 and all sitting on 15" rims!.
Peter St Barbe's G4, repatriated from Canada is now in one piece and off for paint, ready for the Ginetta Heritage Race Series.
We will also be involved with a new UK Historic Sports Racing and Prototypes Race Series along with Chevron and Crossle which will be of interest to those lucky folks with G16, G12 and G4R. As long as they are to period specification replicas will be able to race along side the genuine cars. The first 1 hour Race is in October.
|22 jl 2008|
|25 jn 2008|
We've been ridiculously busy recently. The things we can tell you about include Eric's G27 ebaY special that ended up with a new engine amongst other things!
We were thrilled to be able to buy one of only 8 surviving G2s last week. It's not far off being a runner and may be destined for the Ginetta Cars Heritage Collection. However, it's such a delightful little thing that we would be pleased to keep it.
|17 my 2008|
Pictures of the Ginetta G27 race car are in.
We have a G15 with a lot of work already done, that requires completion, coming in soon.
|9 my 2008|
The Ginetta G27 runs, drives and stops! It's a cheap way into Club Ginetta at £4950
Our own G4 has sold already, so our plans to rebuild that one for the September festival have been scuppered.
|6 my 2008|
The weather has been great for driving a G4 about recently so we took some photographs at last.
|7 ap 2008|
Despite the threatened snow the first 2008 Ginetta Festival at Cadwell Park over the weekend was a great success. We got to drive 25 URO around the track at lunchtime along with some hardy Ginetta Owners Club members. The racing was terrific and the hospitality first class. Thanks chaps!
|2 ap 2008|
More information on the First Festival! The Ginetta Cars site has some great information and so does the Motor Sport Vision one. Coming soon: a genuine square tube G4 for restoration completion and a couple of interesting G27s.
The ex Minilite wheels sponsored G4 from Canada is coming on well in the workshop.