Edward Vanderspar is a very special person; he is a Musical virtuoso, Austin Healey and classic car enthusiast, World Peace Ambassador, inventor of the Porsche “Vanderspar valve”, amateur motoring journalist, and patron of Rawles Motorsport Ltd,
Edward and I enjoy each others company, the odd road trip, developing the Austin Healey our business and people; his enthusiasm is a continual tonic and catalyst to me to develop both products and people in Rawles Motorsport Ltd.
I am lucky of his support (along with many others to my business), but Edward likes writing about his and our experiences in a style that awakens the reader to a passion for the Austin Healey and how we collectively strive to improve.We are currently working on his favourite car “Bertie”, and restoring him the “ultimate BN7”, follow these pages as these occasional helpful and entertaining articles are written and share his knowledge and passion.
Edward is on a train to Turin and his thoughts are of his recent cisit to our stand at the Goodwood revival 2016 where his BN7 restoration porject was on display.
Big Healey Tyres
Edward talks about Austin Healey tyres, tread and size : click to read the full article...
Finally in tune the greener BRG Healey :
The story of the fast flow manifold and Edwards BJ8 : click to read the full article.....
Finding Edwards first BN7 project
Fascinating well written articel about finding Edwards first project, the wait, the negotiation and rebegotaiting and our road trio to pick up in Belgium : click to read the full article
Tony Hall recently had his Jaguar XK tuned on the Rawles Motorpsort rolling road and wrote about his experience in the XK Gazette and this is a reprint of the article. Special thanks to Patrick Hanratty for sendng me the article.
Rawles Motorsport is growing and we often need skilled classic car technicians so if you have skills in any aspect of classic car restoration and maintenance and would like the opportunity to join a great team working at the top level of their profession then please e mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01420 23212.
Current Vacancies include:-
Full/Part time mechanic skilled in classic car marques such as Jaguar and Austin Healey.
Part / Full time panel beater, classically skilled in panel work and able to weld / work in aluminium.
Part Time Valet and man Friday to assist in the smooth running of the workshop.
Part Time accounts assistant / administrator skilled in sage accounts software who enjoys working with our customers.
If you have classic car skills and an interest to work in a dynamic and successful company with a happy, driven professional team that produces spectacular quality restoration then please call Andrew Cluett on 01420 23212 or e mail your CV to email@example.com. Pleas register if you have mechanical, upholstery. metal skills or other classic car experience.
I purchased one of your new manifolds last season but just found out yesterdaythat you guys are the ones who designed and produced it.To me it is be the single most beautiful piece of casting art that I have ever seen andmay be the nicest part on my car (next to the COSWORTH Pistons, but you can’t see them).I’ve owned this same car for 43 years and have always wondered how it ever ran properly with such an archaic intake manifold.Although the race cars had individual intake runners for the triple Weber of HD8 set ups I wasn’t inclined to raceso I just lived with the OEM manifold, until I saw yours!Thank you very much for investing your time and effort in producing these manifolds, they are truly a work of art.
Pete Carbone, USA
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X Factor winners and super band One Direction were looking for a classic car to appear in a video with them and chose the Rawles Motorsport restored car XBL 388E, The car was completed after a full restoration in 2012 and was chosen as one of the finest examples of an Austin Healey available . The video scene was shot in Hyde Park and band member Louis Tomlinson drove the car thought it was fantastic.
Whilst the video has not been launched the shoot was witnessed by many and was posted on twitter in minutes. Interest in our Austin Healey hire for prom nights for teenage girls has exploded, so we hope the band will help to introduce the Austin Healey to a new younger generation.
Our storage facility is located just off the A32 and is convenient for the Hampshire and Surrey areas. The unit is insulated and in a quiet small industrial park with gated access that is locked at 6.30 pm. The site owner is resident providing a secure environment. Our insurer Aviva has approved the unit for car storage.
We offer 4 levels of storage. All levels include storage in an insulated unit with your car covered in a Gore-Tex fleece lined cover.
£23.00 per week
Insulated, secure storage with a Gore-Tex fleece lined breathable cover to protect your car. The car battery is isolated.
£25.00 per week
Insulated, secure storage with a Gore-Tex fleece lined breathable cover to protect your car. Your car is continuously connected to a battery conditioner.
£28.00 per week
Insulated, secure storage with a Gore-Tex fleece lined breathable cover to protect your car. Your car is connected to a battery conditioner and the engine is started once a month and run up to operational temperature, your car is driven a short distance to turn wheels.
£34.00 per week
Insulated, secure storage with a Gore-Tex fleece lined breathable cover to protect your car. Your car is connected to a battery conditioner and monthly your engine will be run up to temperature and all fluids checked. Subject to roads being dry and salt free your car is driven a minimum of 10 miles. Gauges are read and e-mail sent to you to confirm (fuel charged at cost as required).
£11.00 per week.
Service and Maintenance, Body shop, Restoration and Upholstery can all be carried out by our skilled craftsmen whilst your car is with us for storage.
We also operate a rolling road for tuning and to optimise the performance of your car.
Hard top storage for the summer: £85.00.
Pick up and drop off in our enclosed trailer: £2.00 per mile round trip.
All prices quoted are plus the prevailing rate of VAT.
All storage contracts are for a minimum 3 month term payable in advance and subject to the Rawles Motorsport Ltd standard Terms and Conditions.
At Rawles Motorsport we are fans of the BN7 car and are currently building the third of three complete restoration cars in the last 18 months. Follow this page as it bulids to a tribute to these cars and the skill of our Team of craftsmen.
This photo shows 6 BN7 cars in transit from the factory outside balliol college - Note the cars don't have engines or wheels.