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Welcome to Rawles Motorsport : Austin Healey and Classic Car Restoration, Brokerage, Maintenance and Vehicle Sales.

Call us on +44 (0)1420 23212 or email us sales@rawlesmotorsport.co.uk

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New restoration and upgrade guide launched get your copy today!

New 52 page restoration and upgrade brochure to be launched. Get your copy today by calling 0142023212 or e mail us here

Vanderspar : Chronicles - Good read

edward vanderspar with two of his Austin Healeys at Rawles MotorsportEdward Vanderspar is a very special person; he is a Musical virtuoso, Austin Healey and classic car enthusiast, World Peace Ambassador, inventor of the Porsche “Vanderspar valve”, amateur motoring journalist, and patron of Rawles Motorsport Ltd,

Edward and I enjoy each others company, the odd road trip, developing the Austin Healey our business and people; his enthusiasm is a continual tonic and catalyst to me to develop both products and people in Rawles Motorsport Ltd.

I am lucky of his support (along with many others to my business), but Edward likes writing about his and our experiences in a style that awakens the reader to a passion for the Austin Healey and how we collectively strive to improve.We are currently working on his favourite car “Bertie”, and restoring him the “ultimate BN7”, follow these pages as these occasional helpful and entertaining articles are written and share his knowledge and passion.

Renaissance BN7 

Edward is on a train to Turin and his thoughts are of his recent cisit to our stand at the Goodwood revival 2016 where his BN7 restoration porject was on display.

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Big Healey Tyres

Edward talks about Austin Healey tyres, tread and size : click to read the full article...

Finally in tune the greener BRG Healey : 

The story of the fast flow manifold and Edwards BJ8 : click to read the full article.....

Finding Edwards first BN7 project

Fascinating well written articel about finding Edwards first project, the wait, the negotiation and rebegotaiting and our road trio to pick up in Belgium :  click to read the full article

 

Edward meets Tokuya Ito on the Rawles Motorsport stand

 

The Musings of a Gentleman Restorer - Tony Hall's XK Jaguar rolling road session

The musings of a gentleman restorer

Tony Hall recently had his Jaguar XK tuned on the Rawles Motorpsort rolling road and wrote about his experience in the XK Gazette and this is a reprint of the article. Special thanks to Patrick Hanratty for sendng me the article.

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FDJ262C Austin Healey MK3 repainted

Owners Moy and Hague tasked Rawles Motorsport to paint their Austin Healey 3000 MKII to the highest standard and the team delivered. FDJ262C has enjoyed a bare metal re spray full exterior and engine bay. Shrouds were removed and repaired, floors and sills were replaced. Under the bonnet was completely repaired and painted as well as benefitting from a full rewire. All chrome was replaced or restored and new stainless wheels, spinners and Avon ZZ tyres fitted. In the interior we fitted new dashboard, carpet , seat belts and furnishings. A stunning car. •

We are recruiting

Rawles Motorsport is growing and we often need skilled classic car technicians so if you have skills in any aspect of classic car restoration and maintenance and would like the opportunity to join a great team working at the top level of their profession then please  e mail andrew@rawlesmotorsport.co.uk or call 01420 23212.

Current Vacancies include:-

Full/Part time mechanic skilled in classic car marques such as Jaguar and Austin Healey.

Part / Full time panel beater, classically skilled in panel work and able to weld / work  in aluminium.

Part Time Valet and man Friday to assist in the smooth running of the workshop.

Part Time accounts assistant / administrator skilled in sage accounts software who enjoys working with our customers.

If you have classic car skills and an interest to work in a dynamic and successful company with a happy, driven professional team that produces spectacular quality restoration then please call Andrew Cluett on 01420 23212 or e mail your CV to andrew@rawlesmotorsport.co.uk. Pleas register if you have mechanical, upholstery. metal skills or other classic car experience.

 

 

Fast Flow Manifold Testimonial

RM manifold is a thing of beauty

I purchased one of your new manifolds last season but just found out yesterday 
that you guys are the ones who designed and produced it.
 
To me it is be the single most beautiful piece of casting art that I have ever seen and 
may be the nicest part on my car (next to the COSWORTH Pistons, but you can’t see them).
 
I’ve owned this same car for 43 years and have always wondered how it ever ran properly with such an archaic intake manifold.
Although the race cars had individual intake runners for the triple Weber of HD8 set ups I wasn’t inclined to race 
so I just lived with the OEM manifold, until I saw yours!
 
Thank you very much for investing your time and effort in producing these manifolds, they are truly a work of art.

Pete Carbone, USA

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One Direction in our Austin Healey

One directions louis Tomlinson drives a Rawles Motorsport restored Austin Helaey

X Factor winners and super band One Direction were looking for a classic car to appear in a video with them and chose the Rawles Motorsport  restored car XBL 388E, The car was completed after a full restoration in 2012 and was chosen as one of the finest examples of an Austin Healey available . The video scene was shot in Hyde Park and band member Louis Tomlinson drove the car thought it was fantastic.

Whilst the video has not been launched the shoot was witnessed by many and was posted on twitter in minutes. Interest in our Austin Healey hire for prom nights for teenage girls has exploded, so we hope the band will help to introduce the Austin Healey to a new younger generation.

To see more photos of the car click here.

To find out how you can hire this car click here.

Louis Tomlinson has the keys of the Rawles Motorsport prepared Austin Healey

Action on set in Hyde Park

Storage services

Storage

Our storage facility is located just off the A32 and is convenient for the Hampshire and Surrey areas. The unit is insulated and in a quiet small industrial park with gated access that is locked at 6.30 pm.  The site owner is resident providing a secure environment.  Our insurer Aviva has approved the unit for car storage.

We offer 4 levels of storage. All levels include storage in an insulated unit with your car covered in a Gore-Tex fleece lined cover.

1. Bronze

£23.00 per week

Insulated, secure storage with a Gore-Tex fleece lined breathable cover to protect your car. The car battery is isolated.

2. Silver

£25.00 per week

Insulated, secure storage with a Gore-Tex fleece lined breathable cover to protect your car. Your car is continuously connected to a battery conditioner.

3. Gold

£28.00 per week

Insulated, secure storage with a Gore-Tex fleece lined breathable cover to protect your car. Your car is connected to a battery conditioner and the engine is started once a month and run up to operational temperature, your car is driven a short distance to turn wheels.

4.Platinum

£34.00 per week

Insulated, secure storage with a Gore-Tex fleece lined breathable cover to protect your car. Your car is connected to a battery conditioner and monthly your engine will be run up to temperature and all fluids checked. Subject to roads being dry and salt free your car is driven a minimum of 10 miles. Gauges are read and e-mail sent to you to confirm (fuel charged at cost as required).

Motorbike Storage

£11.00 per week.

Other Services

Service and Maintenance, Body shop, Restoration and Upholstery can all be carried out by our skilled craftsmen whilst your car is with us for storage.
We also operate a rolling road for tuning and to optimise the performance of your car.

Extras

Hard top storage for the summer:  £85.00.

Pick up and drop off in our enclosed trailer:  £2.00 per mile round trip.

All prices quoted are plus the prevailing rate of VAT.

Terms

All storage contracts are for a minimum 3 month term payable in advance and subject to the Rawles Motorsport Ltd standard Terms  and Conditions.

 

Goodwood Revival

Edward Vanderspar writes about his BN7 Austin Healey at the Goodwood Revival

BN7 Heaven

At Rawles Motorsport we are fans of the BN7 car and are currently building the third of three complete restoration cars in the last 18 months. Follow this page as it bulids to a tribute to these cars and the skill of our Team of craftsmen.

BN7 cars in transit outside ballot college in Oxford

This photo shows 6 BN7 cars in transit from the factory outside balliol college - Note the cars don't have engines or wheels.

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