Topcats Saturday Club and Track Day dates 2015 announced!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Main | Posted on 24-02-2015

Saturday Club picWe are pleased to finally announce our Saturday Club dates for 2015. There are fewer dates than we had hoped as we have a very busy race calendar this year. In addition to the V8UK Full Power Launch on the 12th April and another event which is under wraps at the moment for 31st May, we are excited to invite you all to the following events:

Saturday Club 9am-1pm : 4th July Topcats Club Silverstone Trackday : Monday 10th August* Saturday Club 9am-1pm : 26th September Saturday Club 9am-1pm : 31st October

Marcos in workshopOur Saturday Club events will be themed with different, interesting activities and features for visitors.

* our Trackday event will be planned around the input we receive from those that would like to participate and will include drivers own cars on track / fast lap rides / driving our race cars on track / instruction / team support / consensus on amount of track time for drivers depending on costs. At this point we would appreciate your opinion on whether this is something you would be interested in doing and what you would like to do / how you would like to see the day arranged.  For those that book and wish to have their cars noise tested and inspected we could arrange this to be done at the Saturday Club event in July or by prior arrangement. More details will be available as we plan them so look out for our updates. We look forward to seeing many of you this year!

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New challenge in 2015 with Lamborghini Trofeo for Topcats racer Neil Huggins

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Racing News | Posted on 11-02-2015

Super Trofeo car in  Sepang

Super Trofeo car in Sepang

Accomplished GT racer, Neil Huggins, has taken delivery of a Lamborghini LP560-4 Super Trofeo car from Dusseldorf, Germany to race competitively with the hope for some victories in 2015. A real enthusiast of the marque, Huggins is looking forward to the new challenge. The car will be run by Huggins long-time race partner, Topcats Racing, who have run the driver for many years in their Marcos Mantis GT car in Britcar, GT Cup and several European races as well as Huggins own 1965 TVR Grantura in HSCC.

Well renowned for his exceptional turn of pace on the UK endurance racing scene, Huggins should show well in his debut outing at Silverstone GP circuit in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo on 22-24th May.

LamborghiniHuggins intends to up the ante with his return to the GT Cup and Britcar too with the more technically advanced machine where he is already used to contesting at the head of the field.

Huggins will be putting plenty of miles under his belt in the meantime though with his ‘last hurrah’ in the Marcos Mantis GT car and looking for top honours in the Silverstone Britcar 24hr race from 24-26th April to start the season. The team have also recently announced that they will be running the Mosler MT900R for the 24hr spectacle and currently have drives available.

 

 

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Join us for the Full Power Launch!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Main | Posted on 12-01-2015

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s a date for your diary for all V8 owners! The Full Power Launch organised by the V8UK Club will be holding their annual event here at our workshop on Sunday 12th April. The initial plan is to arrive in convoy via a pre arranged route where you tag on and enjoy an early Sunday morning blast and an Earth shattering rumble to rouse the sleepers! With a start time of 9am and finishing at approx. Midday, we have some ideas in the pot that we are working on for the event and will update you soon. In the meantime, here is the link http://www.v8uk.co.uk/event/full-power-launch-2015/

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A Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Main | Posted on 15-12-2014

eCard Merry2 (2)We would like to wish all our customers and friends a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We have chosen to send an e-version of our Christmas card this year. As the tragedy continues in Syria we have donated money to www.syriarelief.org.uk/aid-for-syria
From all of us at Topcats Racing!

Picture courtesy of Richard Duckham. duckhamphotography.com

 

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Sell your car with us or to us….or store it with us!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Service and Upgrades News | Posted on 04-12-2014

Storage 2If you are considering selling your TVR, Topcats Racing have the expertise, excellent reputation and superb brand new custom built facilities to market your car as SOR or we’ll buy it from you. We are open 6 days a week and no appointment is necessary if you would like to come and visit us. Alternatively, if you just want to safely store your car in our clean, dry unit, our storage rate is £15 per week and for managed storage incl. trickle charging and weekly engine run up is £20 per week. We currently have a handful of spaces remaining. Our facilities are located in Buckinghamshire within a 24hr guarded security park, infra red camera detection and state of the art alarm system to ensure that your pride and joy is well protected. If you would like to talk to us please contact Warren on 01296655109.

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Topcats to run Sagaris GT racer in 2015

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Racing News | Posted on 26-11-2014

Di-vine!

Di-vine!

We are extremely pleased to welcome aboard GT Cup / Britcar / TVR Challenge racer, Steve Glynn and his fabulous TVR Sagaris GT car which will campaign in Britcar / GT Cup in 2015 with Topcats Racing. We would like to say thank you to Tim Hood (a genuinely great guy!) for the smooth handover. He has dedicated so many night time hours to get this car ready for races and support the car at races over the last few years. His business commitments (mallorycoatings.co.uk if you need a chassis powder coated!) are such that he can’t continue next year but we pleased that Steve has chosen us to take over.
We’ll keep you posted on the work we do on it over the winter. Currently LS3 powered but who knows!….

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What do you think about our ideas for Saturday Club and a track day?

Posted by | Posted in Latest News | Posted on 11-11-2014

Formation FinishWe are in the process of planning our Saturday Club events for 2015. For those that are interested in participating we have a buy cialis 20mg couple of ideas that we would like to share with you to get your opinion.

We have confirmation from Prestige Detail (Swissvax), our preferred car detailing company, that they would be able to hold a class for general aftercare and correct washing practices or beginners machine polishing with discounted rates on products on the day.

Secondly, we want to gauge interest in running one or two track days at Silverstone, which is our local circuit. This would provide owners with the chance to drive their own cars on circuit who perhaps have never driven their car on track before, would like to better learn the handling abilities of their car and improve their driving skills with the assistance of our own qualified racing driver instructors.  It would also suit drivers who have track experience but want to improve and would like to take advantage of the extra support. It would be fully race team supported to provide drivers with mechanical and set up assistance throughout the day. We would also bring along 1 or 2 of our race cars (i.e. 600hp Marcos Mantis GT car and TVR Tuscan Challenge race car) to do fast lap rides at the end of the day. We would need to limit this to about 20 cars. Once we know we can make this cost effective we will be able to confirm a price.

These are ideas only at this stage and would welcome any other ideas too!

Ought to mention that the track day probably wouldn’t be on a Saturday…just to confuse you!

 

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Saturday Club goes down a storm with added thunder!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Main | Posted on 27-10-2014

 

Making some noise

Making some noise

Topcats Racing held their very first Saturday Club on the 11th October and the place was buzzing with over 50 cars of all makes and models in attendance including a truly beautiful Camaro SS called ‘Bruce’,  a MKII Cortina Drag car and a whole host of American and home grown muscle cars including TVR’s, Corvettes, Camaro’s, Aston Martins, Caterhams and Monaro’s to name just a few. We would like to take the opportunity to thank James and Ralph from the V8UK Club who, with so many of their members, helped to make it such a fun morning.

We were pleased to see so many of our own TVR and sports car customers there as well as many new faces who came to enjoy the morning and take advantage of our free vehicle inspections on the day and a delicious bacon roll!

Alistair photo (2)We were thrilled to be joined by Cerbera owner, former QPR player and 2012 Paralympian football star, Alastair Patrick-Hesleton. A man with a tragic but very inspiring story.

The vehicle inspections on both ramps kept Tom and Warren busy all morning while several cars took turns to rev their cars up inside the workshop to be captured on video. The combination of some seriously powerful engines with the acoustics of our workshop made for a truly thunderous soundtrack! A compilation of a whole host of V8 powered cars of all differing sounds can be viewed and heard on our Facebook page and check out this link for some noise!

Saturday Club Photo 5Topcats Racing took the opportunity to ask for suggestions from their guests for ideas for future Saturday Club events. There will be around 6 events in 2015 to be held throughout the year with dyno days, detailing and valeting workshops, DIY and maintenance, upgrades and accessories all in the pipeline.

Look out for our calendar of events which will be released early next year!

Saturday Club Photo 3

Saturday Club Photo 2

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It’s going to be a jam packed first Saturday Club event this weekend!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News | Posted on 09-10-2014

Logo signTopcats Racing have had an overwhelming response to their first Saturday Club event which takes place this weekend. A rather eclectic mix of cars ranging from hot rods, drag cars, Corvettes and Monaro’s to TVR’s, Aston Martins and Lamborgini’s with everything else in between!

45 cars will descend upon the teams new custom built workshop facility to admire the machinery on display, chat and enjoy a cuppa and a bacon roll. For those that would like to have their car inspected whilst there can book ramp time with one of teams engineers. Alternatively if you want to show off the work that has already been done on your car or share tips with other owners, we can put your car up on the ramp for that too!

We are pleased to have along London 2012 paralympian footballer, former QPR star and Cerbera owner, Alistair Patrick-Heslton to the event too!

Met Office forecast for Aylesbury on Saturday shows a sunny morning with rain in the afternoon.

This will be Topcats only Saturday Club event this year.  For 2015, six or more Saturday Club events will be held throughout the year and will include dyno days, DIY mechanic workshops, detailing and valeting workshops and we will be inviting guests to add their ideas to our suggestion box on Saturday.

The list of cars and drivers coming this Saturday:

Richard Boon Corvette
Alex Kuhne BMW M3 E92
Michelle Leney TBA TVR
Neil and Julie Wickison 2009 Dodge Challenger
Phil Norton TVR Tuscan
Alex Goss
James King Chimaera
Neil Atterbury Lotus
Nick Wright Monaro VXR
Neil Huggins Ferrari 348
Lez Dix Ginetta G33 V8
Paul Black TVR Sagaris LS9
Chas Chivers Cortina Dragster
Dean North Hot rod
Ralph Bates TBA
James Sturdy Vauxhall Monaro
Jason Paul Wilson Monaro VXR8
Nick Wright Vauxhall Monaro
Tom Semper Ford 100e
Andy Yeates Caterham Roadsport
Andy Dibley
Tom Atkinson Ford Falcon
Mike Harwood Monaro VXR8
Adam Saunders Caterham R300
Josh Kirkwood Audi S4 Avant
Jenny Wren
Warwick Gray Cerbera
Robert Wilson Caterham
Martin Gibson TVR Tuscan
Andy Hazlewood TVR
Stroud Ferrari TVR Cerbera
Ryan Ross Munro Renault Megane RS
James Duncan BMW 650Ci
Nick Hulin BMW M3
Steven Darlington Aston Martin
Barry Stanton TBA
Joanna & Martyn Quigley-Phipps Pontiac
Chris Wilkie RS6
RS6
Aston Martin V12
Audi S4
Stephen Thomas TVR Griffith
Kevin Gomez Lamborghini Gallardo
Colin Haycock TVR Griffith
Peter Neil TVR Tuscan

 

 

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Topcats Sagaris LS9 launches onto the front page of Speedhunters!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News | Posted on 03-10-2014

Rocket Test

Rocket Test

Topcats TVR Sagaris LS9 on the front page of the worlds biggest online car culture magazine, Speedhunters! Take 10 and enjoy the read. Some stunning photos too!

http://www.speedhunters.com/2014/10/prepare-blast-savage-tvr-sagaris/

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