As we near the V8UK Full Power Launch on Sunday 12th April, we can confirm that a fabulous 20 mile convoy route through the Buckinghamshire countryside, all with left hand turns only to keep the convoy together and some strategically placed people at the junctions to ensure a continuous flow from the Topcats workshop has been set. To record the occasion we will have not only a helicopter but also a drone to film the full length of the convoy before it sets off. We have a 1 1/2 mile avenue on a private estate to enable us to get all cars into formation. We will have a range of V8 products on display including engines on stands, upgrades and parts for your car. Photographer artist, Richard Duckham will be on hand to take photos of your pride and joy and work his magic to make it look truly spectacular. You will be able to purchase the images from a range of different formats incl. banners and canvases. Competitions and prizes will be awarded by the V8UK Club. A catering unit will be here to sell bacon rolls in the morning and fish and chips and burgers for lunch! Free tea and coffee until finishing time at about 2pm. Let’s see how long we can make this convoy! See you there!
Steve Glynn will be racing his Sagaris GT car with Topcats Racing for the first time at Silverstone circuit tomorrow in the Britcar Trophy Championship with qualifying starting at 9.40am. There will be 2 x 45 minute races with the first race starting at 11.40pm and the second race at 5.15pm. The car has undergone major works over the Winter to prepare for a full season in the championship with sights set on the title. We will update tomorrow post qualifying and during the race. Please feel free to come and say hello if you are spectating! For more details re. the timetable please follow the link:
It has been almost 6 years since we ran our hugely successful programme of race car driving experiences (we ran them for 6 years – over 40 events!) which were unparalleled by any other driving experience available to those with just a road driving licence.
As a one off opportunity on Monday, 10th August, we will be offering a limited number of places to drive our TVR Tuscan Challenge race car and Caterham R300 with fully qualified race instruction and no speed or rev restrictions. The TVR Tuscan Challenge car is equipped with dual control to allow the driver to fully explore the speed and handling of the cars. The cars are also equipped with radio comms between driver and instructor.
We are pleased to offer a full or half day experience to suit your budget.
Topcats Race Car Driving Experience
Full Day: 4 x 20 minute driving sessions, pre-drive sighting and demonstration lap with instructor and fast lap ride at the end of the day with one of our racing drivers. (2 in TVR / 2 in Caterham)
£725 incl. VAT
Half Day: 2 x 20 minute driving sessions and fast lap ride at the end of the day with one of our racing drivers. (1 in TVR / 1 in Caterham)
£375 incl. VAT
This option will be restricted by uptake of two drivers sharing a full day so if you have a friend who would like to share the day with you that would be great!
Two lap fast lap ride in the 600BHP Marcos Mantis GT car: £100 incl. VAT
Fireproof overalls and crash helmets are provided free of charge for the day.
Alternatively, you can vary your driving experience and book in your own car to drive on track for half a day and drive our race cars for the other half.
This combination will be restricted by uptake of two drivers taking both halves of the day so if you have a friend who would like to share the day with you that would be great!
Full Day discounted track fee to drive your own car on track: £419
Half Day discounted track fee to drive your own car on track: £215
If you just want to book your own car in for a full or half day experience why not choose to sit in for one of our fast lap rides in our 600BHP Marcos Mantis GT race car in between?
Our engineers will assist with customers own cars when possible if required but the race cars will have to take priority.
A special code will be given by Goldtrack for those booking their own cars in under the Topcats Racing umbrella to get their discounted track fee.
Payments for the Race Car Driving Experience will be payable to Topcats Racing (UK) Ltd.
Please contact Charlotte Gilbert to book or if you require more information on 01296 655109 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As with all race car driving experiences and lap rides, all participants are required to sign an indeminity form with Goldtrack and Topcats Racing. For participants in the race car driving experience, the cars are insured with up to a £2000 excess payable by the participant driving in the event of damage to the car.
This event is subject to change or cancellation. If the event does need to be cancelled we will do this before payments are made to Goldtrack.
Topcats Racing are very sad to report that Jem Marsh, co-founder of Marcos cars, died yesterday. Topcats Racing were privileged to have raced a number of cars that were created by him and still race 2 of his Marcos Mantis cars today. The team were also privileged to have met him on several occasions including when he waved the chequered flag as the Topacts Marcos Mantis cars crossed the line. The team are running both Marcos Mantis GT cars in the Britcar 24hr race on 25-26th April at Silverstone GP Circuit and will honour his memory with a memorial tribute displayed on each of the cars. RIP Jem. X