Topcats Racing join the new TVR Network!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Main, Service and Upgrades News | Posted on 26-05-2015

HeritageWith exciting new developments happening at TVR Manufacturing and the launch of their TVR Heritage and Performance Network, we are pleased to confirm that we are a TVR Manufacturing Network Member and are listed for both Heritage and Performance categories.

PerformanceWhilst nothing changes for our customers, it will help us to continue to offer great service and value for money for the care of our customers TVR’s and affirms us as one of the leading TVR specialists in the UK.

We are proud to be recognised by TVR Manufacturing and look forward to the future with them.

Please go to the following link to view our profile: http://tvr.co.uk/network/members/24/profile

 

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Count Down to the Full Power Launch!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Main | Posted on 31-03-2015

Convoy (2)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!

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Sagaris Debuts with Topcats at Silverstone this Sunday

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Main, Racing News | Posted on 28-03-2015

Steve's SagarisSteve 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:
http://www.britcar24hr.co.uk/home/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Timetable-Silverstone-1st-round.pdf

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Come and enjoy the driving experience of a lifetime!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Main | Posted on 19-03-2015

DSC_3548 A rare and unique opportunity to drive, unrestricted, in our hugely successful race cars on the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit!

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.

TVR Tuscan ChallengeAs 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.

2011-11-19 10.36.17We will also bring our 600BHP Marcos Mantis GT car for fast lap rides with one of our resident racing drivers who races the car and knows how to peddle this car fast!

 

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: charlotte@topcatsracing.com.

 

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.

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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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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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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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sales-i to do 52 mile Ridge Walk in aid of Sense

Posted by | Posted in Main | Posted on 22-04-2010

sales-i Walkers

sales-i Walkers

sales-i will be setting off on a big challenge on the 24th April when they attempt to walk 52 miles, non-stop, across the famous Ridgeway, stretching from their start point near Watlington in Oxfordshire at 8.00am on Saturday morning with the aim of reaching the finish near Marlborough at around 3am the following morning.

8 dedicated members of the sales-i team have spent all their spare time over past few months training for the big event and are raising money in aid of Sense, a charity for Deaf/Blind children.

Anyone who would like to make a donation and support the team please click here…

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Come and see Topcats Racing at SILVERSTONE GP this Weekend, 3rd and 4th April 2010

Posted by | Posted in Latest News, Main, Racing News | Posted on 30-03-2010

Owner driver, Andrew Beaumont and last years Britcar 500 Champion, Ben Clucas, will be pairing up again to drive the Mosler MT900 GT3 and contest the UK and opening round of the Dutch Supercar Challenge at Silverstone GP this weekend,  Sat/Sun, April 3&4th.

Mosler Challenge

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