Roll cage builder

Ford Mondeo BTCC Super Touring roll cage build

Bespoke Roll Cage for Tall Driver

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Super Touring Ford Mondeo Roll Cage

SVG Motor Sport has lots of requests to build and fit roll cages in all sorts of race cars. Some are pre-made and SVG install them but many are bespoke roll cages that SVG design, make and fit meeting all the appropriate regulatory and safety standards.

A slightly unusual request came from the owner of this BTCC Super Touring Ford Mondeo replica. He had contacted several car preparation businesses who were only able to fit pre-made roll cages, a solution that would normally have been adequate for this car but for one problem – the driver is very, very tall. More basketball player than race driver in stature a standard roll cage would make access to the car almost impossible and he would hit his head on the top bar.

The only solution was to build this bespoke roll cage. This car is not a race car although the roll cage is built to FIA standards and would meet the sporting regulations if it were raced. The car is shown at Ford car shows all over the country and is a replica of the BTCC Super Touring cars driven by Alain Menu, Anthony Reid, and Rickard Rydell. Alain Menu won his second Super Touring championship in one and Ford the BTCC manufacturer’s championship and it is a very popular car at the shows.

The driver’s seat was positioned as low and as far back as possible and SVG designed the roll cage that had the center, top bar further back than normal. The door bars are also lower than standard to enable access to the cabin, but all the modifications are within the regulations. Once installed the roll cage was painted in situ, a complicated job when there can not be any overspray.

 

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BMW E46 Track Day Car Rollcage

BMW Track Day Car Roll Cage

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This BMW E46 is a Track Day car. It came to SVG Motor Sport for this very flashy roll cage. Neatly fitted into the BMWs dashboard the cage was designed, built and painted by us before we installed into the car. While we had the car we also swapped over the controls from the cars original steering wheel to the new wheel which was re-trimmed in Alcantara.
The car left the garage and headed straight to Europe for track days at the Spa Francorchamps and Nürburgring circuits.

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Renault Clio for Race Car Preparation

How long does it take to convert a road car to a race car?

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It the case of Josh Barber’s Renault Clio three weeks is all we have! Josh is a young guy keen to get on track. Having just past his ARDS test and bought the Clio there were only three weeks to the first race he has entered in at Cadwell Park.

Josh has entered into the Pre 2005 championship of the Classic Touring Car Racing Club. The rules of this championship are designed to keep costs down by keeping cars to near standard form. This has meant the work on the car is mostly to comply with safety standards. The starting point was to strip the car of its interior trim, seats, carpets etc. Then came the biggest job, to build the roll cage.

That is where the car is now, race seats, race harness seat belts and fire extinguisher will go in next. The finished car and news from Josh’s first race will be updated on this site in a few weeks.

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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

Peugeot 306 Roll Cage

Peugeot 306 GTi Race Car Build

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SVG Motor Sport are busy building a customers Peugeot 306 GTi into a race car. The car will be used for racing in the Classic Touring Car Racing Club Pre 05 Championship in 2017.

This championship is designed to be one of the cheapest ways into saloon car racing and cars must retain many standard parts. The engines are standard and only original production gearboxes are allowed. Only minor changes are permitted to brakes and suspension and control tyres are used.

SVG have stripped the car of its interior and have installed the roll cage. SVG design and build the roll cages in-house to MSA specifications.

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