The TSSC Race Driver File (c. 1998)

Martyn Adams - Modified MkIV Spitfire

Mechanical engineer from Castle Donington.

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Mark Field - Modified MkIV Spitfire

Huge owner of Jigsaw Racing Services. He and his wife Jo, are the TSSC championship race organisers.

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Andy Jowett - Modified MkIII Spitfire

Owner of ADJ Motor Services and ADJ Wedding Hire. Also looks after Steve Crane's and Martyn Adams' cars. Andy drives the 1997 championship winning car and was the 1999 TR/TSSC newcomer champion.

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Jon Wolfe - Modified MkIII Spitfire

Hmmm...

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Steve Crane - Modified MkIV Spitfire

Electronics engineer - runs his own business with his wife. 1998 TSSC Championship winner.

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Steve Adams - Modified GT6 and/or MkIV Spitfire

The Marketing Director of Simply Kitchens and co-director of FBR with Dave Thompson.

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Kevin Ginger - Modified MkIV Spitfire. 1978. 1296cc. Blue & orange

Importer and distributor of cheese and wine, mainly from the big European fresh food market at Orly, Paris.

Past racing success: 1999 750 Motor Club Roadsports champion. TSSC Race Champion in 1991 and 1992, the last time I entered the championship on a full-time basis. I have been racing since 1981 and did 2 years in single seaters. I still do karting, time permitting.

Interesting modifications: Professionlly built chassis and body tub, weight kept as light as possible. All body panels plastic except rear wings and boot floor which are steel as per sportscar (750 MC) regulations. Engine and gearbox are top secret, Koni shock and springs all round.

Sponsors: Myself.

Other points of interest: I also have a Caterham Vauxhall and will be racing it at selected races this year.

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Alistair Pugh - Modified MkIV Spitfire. 1974. 1296cc. Green.

Automotive design engineer - for Lear Corporation - designed the seats and airbags for the 2001 Ford Mondeo. Previously worked for IN Racing preparing 1950s Grand Prix cars. See www.inracing.co.uk

Past racing successes/failures:
Leading Class C at Brands Hatch in 1999 until a certain yellow and blue Spitfire used my door as a brake, hence 2nd in class!! Previous explosive escapades in a 1929 Austin 7 with the Vintage Sports Car Club before racing the Spitfire.

Interesting modifications:
Roller rockers, tubular push rods, twin Webers, oil cooler, polyeurathene bushes, 4-1 exhaust manifold, glass fibre bonnet and boot. Bought the car in the USA

Sponsors
Jigsaw - parts, MJS Autos - Bodywork, very good at repairing dented doors!

Other points of interest:
Just had a beautiful baby girl, Abigail. Very keen omn racing at an early age. Start as you mean to go on.

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Andy Vowell - Modified MkIII Spitfire

A west country golf fan (the game not the VW) and naval architect for the MOD.

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Adam Bagnell - Modified GT6

I don't know anything about him.

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Clive Gimson - Modified GT6

Part time racer, part time hill-climb and sprinter.

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Dave Thompson - Modified GT6. 1970. 1998cc. Dark blue with white stripes.

Lives in Biggleswade. Operations Manager at Unichem Pharmaceuticals Wholesaling Operation. Responsible for a depot supplying 561 accounts; independant retail pharmacies, Boots, Safeway, and hospitals in London and Essex. Staff of 146, 27 Transit vans, 3 7.5 Tonners, 1 17.5 Tonner. Turnover of 8.5m per month.

Past racing successes/failures:
Mainly failures. In 1st season, T-boned Bob Mosely's Spitfire at Croft and ripped front left-hand side wheel off at Cadwell after skidding on oil dropped by one of Bob Mosely's friends (revenge?). 2nd in Standard Class in 1st two seasons, 1st in class in 1999. Hold 5 class lap records at the start of the 1999 season.

Interesting modifications:
The car will run 2000 with a straight chassis (for the 1st meeting at least) and for the 1st time in 3 years. All glass (except front screen) replaced with perspex and decided it's warm enough without the heater now too! All usual mods.

Sponsors
Yes please...Rebus Personnel sponsored FBR in 2nd season.

Other points of interest:
FB Racing run my GT6 and Steve Adams' (ex-Bob Mosely) Spitfire IV. We are attempting to get a Toyota Celica MkI and a MkII ready to run in Post-Historic Saloons. These cars will be available for rent-a-drive in the near future, if anyone wants a go. Web site
www.first.at/fbracing

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Andy Winterton - Standard Spitfire IV

Currency option and risk management specialist. Was once an automotive engineer, a long time ago before earning a living became a necessity!

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Jon Low - Modified Spitfire II/III. 1965/67. 1296cc. Orange/Black/Grey.

Computer network engineer from Chatham in Kent.

Past racing successes/failures:
1989/1990/1991 British Scooter Road Racing Champion, 1990/1991/1992 British Scooter Grasstrack Champion.

Interesting modifications:

Sponsors
Quiller Triumph.

Other points of interest:
The only Vitesse still racing! Any others out there want to race?

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Alan Petit - Modified Spitfire I/II. 1963. 1330cc. Green.

City securities broker from Crowborough in East Sussex.

Past racing successes/failures:
Raced twice in the Isle of Man and has entered the Manx Classic on 3 occasions. Undertaken many hill climbs and rallies prior to 2000.

Interesting modifications:
SAH bonnet.

Sponsors
I wish!.

Other points of interest:
1st proper season of racing - steer clear.

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Dr. John Davies FRCA - Modified Vitesse Coupe. 1967. 2000cc. Blue.

Consultant Anaesthetist at Lancaster Royal Infirmary.

If you want to know more about anaesthesia, look out for National Anaesthesia Day, 25th May 2000 at your local hospital.

Past racing successes/failures:
Finishing, more often than not - last achieved back in 1997!

Interesting modifications:
Became a Coupe after the 750 Motor Club insisted that a Saloon wasn't 'sporty' enough. Rotoflex conversion, rear anti-roll bar, uprated front brakes with Capri 2.8i vented discs and Austin Princess 4 pot calipers. Bodywork mods as per photo - extra downforce guaranteed...but at over 150mph...hmmm.

Sponsors
Yes please.

Other points of interest:
The only Vitesse still racing! Any others out there want to race?

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