SVG Motor Sport News

Peugeot 306 GTi Race Car

Track day Peugeot becomes race car

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This Peugeot hatchback belongs to Rahim Baloo who is taking the step up from track days to novice race driver. His Peugeot 306 has come to SVG Motor Sport for the conversion from track day car to race car.

The main upgrades required are to meet the MSA safety standards. These include the build and installation of the roll cage. A race seat and five-point racing harness seat belts along with plumbed in fire extinguisher were also fitted.

To help the car handle better on track adjustable suspension struts have been installed. This will enable SVG to add more camber to the front wheels.

The car will be raced in the Classic Touring Car Racing Club’s Pre 2005 championship.

Peugeot 306 GTi race car roll cage Adjustable strut tops in a Peugeot 306 race car

Mk1 Ford Escort

Mk1 Escort Cosworth

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This looked like an immaculate and a well-sorted car when it arrived in the SVG Motor Sport workshop. The preparation had been done to a high standard but a few things were not quite right.

The main problem centred around the extra wide transmission tunnel. This Escort runs a Cosworth engine and the tunnel had to accommodate a larger transmission. The driver’s seat had been mounted above the wider tunnel and this meant the drivers touched the roof! SVG altered the transmission tunnel and fabricated a new floor that the seat could be mounted to keeping it as low as possible in the car.

New throttle bodies were also fitted. The attention to detail on the car is to show standards and in keeping with the clean and minimalist look, the throttle cable had to be hidden. It has been rerouted so as not to pass over the engine and kept it out of site.

The Cosworth engine was also suffering from overheating and an expansion tank has been installed.

The next job on SVG’s list is to extend the bubble arches to accommodate the larger wheels being fitted to the car. Keep an eye on the site for the final images of the car before it is returned to the customer.

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Jaguar Mk2 race car at Goodwood

Jaguar Mk2 Competition Car

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This beautiful Jaguar is campaigned by Charles Evans and used for sprints and hill climbs. SVG look after the car and prepare it for Charles between events.

SVG are about to undertake a series of safety upgrades to the car to bring it up to MSA race specification. The upgrades will include updating the roll cage and fitting plumbed-in fire extinguishers. The brakes will be overhauled and will have uprated brake callipers fitted.

An upgrade to make the car easier to handle will be the fitting of n electric power steering system.
Progress and more details of the car’s upgrades will be added to the site in the coming weeks.
Jaguar Mk2 race car at Goodwood

Custom Cages Official Centre

Custom Cages Official Centre

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In addition to our bespoke roll cage building services, we are also a Custom Cages Official Centre. The UK’s leading manufacturer of roll cages for motorsport, Custom Cages have been designing and building roll cages for 30 years and supply some of the top race series in national and international motorsport.

As an official Custom Cages Fitting Centre, SVG Motor Sport are approved to supply and fit their roll cages. We can help you select the right Custom Cages roll cage for your car. They have a large number of designs, certified by the MSA and FIA.

Custom Cages are designed using the latest CAD software, CNC bending machines and plasma cutting equipment. They also have a unique cold cutting system developed by themselves.

Call 01342 717282 to discuss roll cages with Andy or Craig.

GAZ Shocks

GAZ Shocks Specialist Supplier

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GAZ Shocks manufacture adjustable dampers and suspension kits for motorsport and for the road. Handmade to the highest standards GAZ Shocks are only available through specialist outlets and we are proud to be one at SVG Motor Sport.

There are many advantages to GAZ Shocks and why we recommend them. Their revolutionary double lip plus piston rod seals design gives excellent performance for track and road. The dampers are electroplated bodies to resist salt spray and grime. Each unit is tested and supplied with its own dynamometer report, made to ISO9001 standard TÜV and ISO9000 certified and come with a two-year warranty.

There is a large range of GAZ Shocks and suspension kits available for most current popular cars and classic cars. Talk to SVG Motor Sport and we will help you select the right dampers for your car and discipline.

Call 01342 717282 to discuss roll cages with Andy or Craig.

Sierra Cosworth Engine

Clubman Race Car Build

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A recently completed project for SVG Motor Sport is this Sierra XR4 4×4 Cosworth. This one was built to compete in the Classic Touring Car Racing Club (CTCRC).

The car is a very good base for a clubmans race car. With its four-wheel drive and Cosworth power, it should be a competitive package without too much modification.

It was brought to SVG as a car already prepared for racing but it became apparent very quickly that there was one issue that needed fixing straight away. The rollcage was not only poorly constructed it used the wrong tubing. Rollcages must be built from seamless tubes. This one not only had seams some of the joints were only partially welded.

Craig Rainer, our rollcage builder, commented:

It would be like having an accident in a car full of javlins! If the seams didn’t break apart the welds certainly would and all this metal would be floating around in the car.

So the first job was to cut out the old cage and build a new one. The next stage was to bring the rest of the car up to current regulations with new racing seat, harnesses and fire extinguisher.

The car is now ready to race in 2017, watch this space as we will bring you updates as it hits the track with the CTCRC.


Sierra Cosworth Rollcage

Sierra Cosworth race car rollcage build

Sierra Cosworth race car rollcage build

Sierra Cosworth race car rollcage build

Sierra Cosworth race car rollcage

Sierra Cosworth race car rollcage seatbelt mounts

Sierra Cosworth race car rollcage

Corbeau race seat

Sierra Cosworth plumbed in fire extinguisher

Sierra Cosworth Corbeau Race Seat

BMW M3 Race Car Preparation

BMW Race Car Preparation

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A new car for an old client. This impressive looking BMW was originally built and used as a track day car, hence it has two seats. The car was bought by a long term client of SVG Motor Sport and we have been tasked with the job of preparing the car so that it is eligible to compete as a Classic Thunder Saloon car with the Classic Touring Car Racing Club (CTCRC).

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Mohamed Elshimy SVG Motor Sport Ginetta racer

Elshimy back for another season in Ginettas

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SVG Motor Sport are thrilled to have Egyptian racing driver Mohamed Elshimy back with us for a full-season in the Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge.

The 20-year-old Automotive Engineering student made a one-off appearance last year at Spa Francorchamps. He returns this season with the aim of consistently being on the podium.

Mohamed said, “I’m really looking forward to another year with SVG Motor Sport, taking on a championship as competitive as the GT5 Challenge!”

The Ginetta GT5 Challenge is part of the prestigious British GT and Touring Car weekends. It is suitable for all ages and levels of race experience and is widely known for being the breeding ground for future professional drivers. The championship runs at seven meetings, five of which are part of the British GT package and the other two as part of the British Touring Car Championship events.

If you are interested in Ginetta racing with SVG Motor Sport click here for details.

1967 Toyota Corona rally car

Three Legs of Mann

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Historic Endurance Rally

SVG Motor Sport director Andy Johnson will be competing in his 1967 Toyota Corona on the Isle of Mann in March. It is rare that Andy finds time to compete himself these days as he is testing or at race meetings with clients most weekends. He has competed in the Toyota on the Pirelli Classic Marathon in the past and for this event, he will be partnered by experienced navigator Tony Jolly.

Hero Events LogoThe Three Legs of Mann is a historic endurance rally organised by Hero Events. The Isle of Mann is the perfect place for rallying, with six hundred miles of roads shoehorned into an island of only 33 miles long by 13 miles wide. 40% of the Island is uninhabited.

The event uses map-based navigation with pre-marked maps, issued one hour before the start of each leg. The event includes night time driving and regularity sections.

More news of our event preparations and the event itself will be posted here. To find out more about our car preparation services please click here.

Three Legs of Mann Rally Plate

JSCC Race Hire Car

New JSCC Hire Car Build

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The build of our second JSCC Citroen Saxo race car is nearing completion. The sister car, to be driven by Charlotte Birch in the 2017 Junior Saloon Car Championship, was completed some time ago and is currently being tested.

This new car will be available for arrive and drive hire or for sale. We can tailor a package to suit any budget from one day tests to a full race season. Contact Andy Johnson on 01342 717282 for details.

About the JSCC
The JSCC is a BARC championship established in 2014. Designed for 14-17-year-olds the competitors all use Citroen Saxo VTRs built to the same specification.

The championship is very popular attracting healthy grid numbers and offers close, competitive racing. The JSCC visits top circuits across the UK which, in 2017, include Silverstone, Rockingham, Anglesey, Snetterton, Knockhill, Croft, Pembrey, Donington and Brands Hatch. There will be 18 rounds at nine meetings, with some of the rounds televised live.

JSCC Website

JSCC Citroen Saxo Race Car