Topcats Racing host Pistonheads Sunday Service on May 31st!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News | Posted on 14-05-2015

20140629_135631 (2)We’ve been sitting on this news for months, busting to let everyone know that we have been chosen as a venue to host the hugely popular Pistonheads Sunday Service on 31st May! It’s a big undertaking as we now share the calendar with the likes of Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Porsche, Mercedes Benz World and Goodwood. No pressure then! Preparations for the event are underway……we’ll put on a great show! All 250 available places were taken within 3-4 hours of the event release going live and there are another 125 cars on the reserve list!

http://www.pistonheads.com/calendar/event.asp?i=57101

 

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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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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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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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Here is where it’s at on Saturday afternoon!!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News | Posted on 25-06-2014

Logo signWhere have you been if you haven’t already heard that we are having the Grand Opening of our brand new custom built 10,000sq.ft workshop at Westcott Venture Park on Saturday from Midday until 5.00pm?!

TVR Car Club Bucks, Herts, Beds, Middlesex, Oxon and Northants are confirmed to attend with the home counties arriving in convoy. Anyone that fancies tagging along can meet up with them at the Crows Nest Pub and Restaurant, Tring Hill, Tring, Hertfordshire HP23 4LD from 11am. Also visiting us are the V8UK Club, Marcos Owners Club, Fiat 500 Club and a whole bevvy of beautiful supercars.

We have an exciting Programme of Events for our visitors. We have car competitions along with Favourite Car of the Day voted for by the public. The lucky winners will get a trophy, prizes from Greenwich London Hotel and a Topcats baseball cap! All visitors can enter the competition to win £450 of car enhancement detailing courtesy of Prestige Detail in Luton. Best of all it’s free to enter, you don’t even have to buy a raffle ticket!

Programme of Events

Programme of Events

Parking Plan

Parking Plan

Roar in the Valley! Because power and petrol is in our blood, we just can’t help ourselves; we are going to have a 1 minute Rev Off for all cars that want to take part. Free ear plugs will be supplied for those of a delicate nature!

BBC Top Gears Original Stig, Perry McCarthy will be kicking off proceedings and never fails to entertain the crowd. He will also bring copies of his highly acclaimed and top 20 twenty motorsport books of all time, ‘Flat Out, Flat Broke’ available for purchase at a reduced price and signing.

The highlight of the day will be showing off our incredible new facilities and most of all our very special creation, the TVR Sagaris LS9. Dynoed and mapped yesterday. You’ll have to come to the opening to find out how much punch this unbelievable car has got. We think it is the fastest road going TVR in the world! It will be unveiled and fired up and will hopefully go out for some burnouts just to show off (weather depending).

We have three fantastic local bands playing on our live music stage plus our very own compere for the day to keep us on track.

All visitors will receive a welcome pack with everything they need to take part!

Even if the weather’s a bit shaky, who cares!? We just take the party inside! After all we can get more people in our new workshop than a beach party in Ibiza!

See you there!

 

 

 

 

 

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The rain men are very good drivers!

Posted by | Posted in Latest News | Posted on 28-11-2012

Making waves

Hull based modes of transport would have been better to displace the tidal waters that flooded the Brands Hatch circuit at the weekend for the non-championship Britcar GT Open and Sports Car double header race.

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Topcats Racing Marcos show they still have what it takes to get in front of the Ferraris.

Posted by | Posted in Britcar Post Race Reports, Latest News, Racing News | Posted on 22-06-2010

Topcats Marcos Leads the Race

Topcats Racing’s Marcos Mantis GT cars showed to a crowded Castle Combe that even a £½ m GT2 Ferrari can’t necessarily beat the years of development that have gone in to making the aging Marcos one of the fastest racing GT cars in the UK.

Although the Marcos of Neil Huggins and Raphael Fiorentino was pipped to pole position by 1 tenth of a second by the Aaron Scott Ferrari, the championship leading GT2 Ferrari of Gamski/Robinson sat on the second row for the start of the race, as did the Ferrari 430 of Cameron/Edmonson.  It was a great sight to see the Marcos fronting the prancing horses.

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Bad luck snatches victory from Topcats Racing at Snetterton

Posted by | Posted in Britcar Post Race Reports, Latest News, Racing News | Posted on 21-04-2010

Topcats Racing could taste victory in the closing stages of the race at Snetterton on Saturday in the 150 minute Britcar Endurance Championship, but bad luck put an end to the team’s expectations of an outright win.

Despite viagra tabs opposition from the class 1 contenders of McInerney/McInerney in the Mosler MT900GT3 and the Gamski/Robinson Ferrari 430 GT2, the flying Topcats Racing Class 2 Marcos Mantis, driven by Huggins and Fiorentino, were odds on to win the race as the final pit stops played out.

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