Buckton takes Pre 72 laurels at Formula Ford Festival
Chevron Young Ambassador, James Buckton claimed the Pre 72 honours at this years Formula Ford Festival with his Elden Mk8. James was also 4th overall in Historic Final for Pre 90 FF1600’s.
The Chevron Ambassador program, mentored by Brian Redman and Mike Wilds, supports selected up and coming drivers. The Chevron Young Ambassadors are Historic FF1600 drivers James Buckton and Callum Grant plus Jessica Hawkins who has stepped up from karts this year.
Success on the Maltese Hills
Hubert Camilleri in his Chevron B43 won final round of the Grimaldi Lines 2013 Hillclimb Championship which took place at Pinellu, Malta on Oct 20th edging out Mark Micallef in his more modern Radical.
This event was slightly different to usual Maltese Hillclimbs in that it was held on a recently completed by-pass giving a much smoother road surface than normal.
Multiple champion Hubert Camilleri and his Chevron B43 are well known in Malta. He bought the car from local racer Teddy Aquilina in the 90’s and with the help of Robert Cauchi of McLaren Garage has made extensive modifications over the years including fitting a Cosworth YB engine, later upgraded with electronic fuel injection.
Kreepy Krauly March 84G
Well known Group C racing car – March 84G ‘Kreepy Krauly’ with its super Porsche engine had its extensive restoration successfully completed by the Engineering & Fabrication Shop at Chevron Racing just in time for its maiden departure to Group C Racing’s event at Paul Ricard. Over the summer the car was stripped down to a bare chassis and every component checked, cleaned, repaired or replaced where necessary.
Rear suspension prior to removal and hub ready for inspection.
Starting to remove the front suspension.
Rebuilding the car. Steering rack and front suspension in place.
Rear suspension fitted.
The Diffuser needed some repair.
The bodywork was in reasonable condition but did require some attention in places.
Suspension ready to be fitted.
Fitting the Porsche Twin Turbo engine.
After many hours of work by the dedicated Chevron Racing engineers the 84G is back on four wheels.
All systems are checked and the car is then put on the Chevron Racing Set Up Pad.
Finally the car moves out of the workshop and into the Cheshire sunshine. Owner Didier Sirgue wants to race the car in the last Group C race of the year at Paul Ricard in less than a weeks time.
The Race Team stopped off at a superb new test circuit at Fontenay in France on the way to the famous Paul Ricard circuit. The car went very well for its first race and will compete in the 2014 Group C races hopefully to include the pre Le Mans race. James Malkie said ‘It was an interesting & exciting project to manage & we were very happy with the final result. “We managed to maintain the car’s historic integrity whilst making it as competitive as possible”.
Didier Sirgue (2nd from right) joins the other Group C drivers after a satisfying first run in the Kreepy Krauly March 84G.