We are enthusiasts and enjoy nothing more than competing in race, rally and hillclimb events. Following our Le Mans Classic exploits in 2010 where we were the first drum braked car home in our XK120, things went a little quiet until Guy had a fantastic result at the Goodwood revival in the same 120 and then again in the Cooper Bristol. Neil raced in the Triumph invitation race in his ex-works TR2 ‘PKV693’ and blew a half shaft oil seal bringing proceedings to a premature halt. Guy has just returned from competition in the Malta GP where the Cooper Bristol won trophies for class wins and the Healey 100S was hustled around the circuit by Classic and Sports Car scribe and XK enthusiast Graeme Hurst.

Forthcoming events on the Fender Broad calendar are Silverstone Classic 60 minute pre 1955 sports car race followed by 60 minutes 2 driver race at the Spa 6 hours event. Both in the ex-works TR2. Guy will be riding solo at the Goodwood revival this year in the Alta Jaguar and Neil will be doing the same at the Triumph Invitational event at Mallory Park in August were we will team up in the 60 minutes 2 driver FIA appendix K sports car series run by the CSCC.

Angus is also attending the final round of the Castle Combe GT series in his 2007 Dodge Viper GT2 which will certainly be a fan favourite. Being the cars first outing since the Silverstone Classic last year, we’re excited to see the car back on track.

If you are attending any of these events don’t be shy come over and say hello, We’d love to see you. This page will be refreshed on a regular basis with competition drama!

Fender-Broad at the Silverstone Classic

The Silverstone Classic is well-regarded as one of the world’s very finest historic race meetings. From Pre-War vintage Bentleys and Bugattis to moder, cutting edge Le Mans endurance racers from the early 2010s, the depth and variety of this tribute to competition is always a fantastic occasion.

In 2022, my father Neil and I decided to invest in a 2007 Dodge Viper GT2 to race and having entered into the Masters Historic series and the Masters Endurance Legends class with other fantastic Le Mans racers from the 2000s and 2010s, competing in the Silverstone Classic 2022 was sure to be a very surreal event. 



GRRC Members Race 2017

This year we’ve been invited to attend and race in the 72nd Goodwood Road Racing Clubs race meeting in March. Guy Broad will be at the helm of our ex-works Triumph racer; PKV 693 as he battles for Fender-Broad glory!

The event is a continuation of the 71 club meetings held at Goodwood during the 1950s and ’60s for the members of the BARC. The 72nd Members’ Meeting should be unlike anything that’s gone before. With the flair and innovation that typifies Goodwood motor sport events, this should be a memorable weekend of shared passions and enthusiasm. It will feel unlike any other event, with its own distinctive atmosphere and we’re looking forward to putting PKV through its paces once more!

Le Mans Classic 2012

It’s dusk and we had just been interviewed by a young lady from Motors TV in their live night time show. I’m starting to feel like some of the professional racing drivers I am about to enter the track with.

Why interview me? Well, that’s the very essence of Classic Le Mans. I have visited Le Sarthe as a spectator many times. I worked in the pits in 2001 with Dick Barbour Racing and now it’s my turn as a true Le Mans 24hr enthusiast to live the dream. That’s what the Le Mans Classic gives an owner of a special car the chance to do.

Tulip Rally Retrospective 2008

Pascal called and said why don’t you bring your ex-works TR2 PKV693 to Holland and join sister car OVC276 in replicating part of the Triumph Works entered team from 1955. What a damn good idea I said!

Good ideas are all well and good. However fail to prepare then prepare to fail seemed appropriate in what happened next.

PKV693 is set up as a race car I told Pascal. No bother he said the rally is all on sealed would transpire that he was lying to me!!

The idea took seed in my mind. After all the rally is a big TR event and to have 2 of the works entered team from 1955 must be good.

In short I took my dad on the rally as a ‘lad and dad’ event. Hopelessly under prepared and without any navigational aids or measuring devices, we rolled up to the start in a car that was so low to the ground in barely cleared the smallest speed bump. The following 5 days were sun drenched and also the toughest navigation I have ever experienced. To be fair my dad was hopeless on the maps however I should have told him how hard it might be, especially for a novice without measuring devices on 4 different scaled maps! All summarised by a secret check where the official stared at our sun drenched red faces and at our matching red dashboard and enquired as to the whereabouts of our Halda, ‘we don’t have one’ I replied, ‘you must have a GPS system then’ he said. ‘no we’ve nothing’ I said. ‘Crazy f##ing Englishmen!’ he shouted whilst laughing and waiving us on to a glorious finish with no breakdowns and third place on the TR Team prize.

Oh yes we did have a mechanical fault. As we pulled up the finishing ramp the sharp angle pulled the exhaust off! Only breakdown of the event. As for Pascal’s maginificently prepared rally car…He snapped a half shaft on the first day!!!

Preparation is everything…isn’t it? We made some great Dutch friends too who liked our car and the fact we were slightly mad enthusiasts!