Chateau Impney Triumph for everybody!!
The summer finally arrives and we hope all our customers enjoy their cars as much as we do. The Chateau Impney Hillclimb was a resounding success for the organisers. The Spollen family are friends going back many years and indeed generations.
It took great courage and a huge amount of time to organise a fantastic event. Well done to Rod Spollen and his team. We had cars on the track. The Lister Jaguar and XK120 run by Guy and the ex works TR2 run by me. This was about the taking part rather than winning but we did rather well and I was very pleased with 3rd in class in the TR2 which once again continues to punch above its weight in any competitive scenario. The Lister is simply stunning to look at and fresh from restoration looked magnificent.
We had our latest restoration completed and on show in the concours at the Chateau. The car had been on display as a rusty barn find at the Chateau 18 months before and the Stevens family have been involved in every moment of its restoation to a stunning standard. It was great to meet them on Sunday and appropriate that the car return there once again for its first showing as a finished car
Its more about Angus Fender racing than Neil and Guy this year. Angus is a karting flyer who has won 2 rounds of the ultra competitive British Championshiops this year. We have some small sponsors BUT if you want to invest in a young racers future we will make your investment worthwhile. He's a bright 14 year old accomplished musician and worthy of a suitable sponsor to see him into more kart and then car racing through to his ambition to race in GT's at Le Mans and classics too. Please call if you can help us help him realise his talent.
Nest outing for F&B will be Goodwwod Revival hopefully and Malta again. Highly recommend both if you haven't been
Our stock of XK’s is good and there is something for everybody. The Jaguar Mark II we have just recommisioned after 10 years in a barn is remarkable. One owner from new and with a full John Coombs service history. Coombs where the supplying dealer back in 1961 and the car is a delight. The Tony Shaw race E Type quicky sold to a new collector who wants the car to race again. Stephane we shall make it so! It is an awesome car and with so much history. If you can't see what you want in our stock then please ring. We can normally find it. Equally if you wish to sell your car then what better place than Fender and Broad. Give us a call
We have 3 new projects to build over the next period of time. One is a very early right hand drive car. The other 2 are back from America and can be whatever your dream XK is. We are about to embark on our first Broadsport specification XK140 fixed head coupe. Watch this space as we will post period updates on the build which is timed to mee the customers requirements as a 2 year build. We can normally do them in less than a year. However we can be as flexible as is needed to help make your dreams come true
We are in full swing. Please book ASAP to get your car fettled for you holiday. We are p;eased to have Chris bird back with us in Bristol. He has spent the last 2 years working as road crew head for a number of pop groups. He has told Gary Barlow and the Rolling Stones that he is back on the spanners and its great to have him back
Saturday, November 29, 2014