Rawles Motorsport Grand Annual Open Day 2018 [...]
ABOUT RAWLES MOTORSPORT
Rawles Motorsport Ltd has been restoring Austin Healeys for over 30 years and is widely recognised as the UK’s premium restorer, with a wealth of experience in every model; from the 100 through to the 100M, 100S, 100/6 and up to the late, 3000 model.
Our large knowledge base, tailored facilities and Austin-Healey specific tooling resources means not only can we restore your car to concours levels of originality and superior quality but also provide unique solutions to upgrade the refinement, handling and performance of your car.
Rawles Motorsport was first established in 1987 with the primary objective of routine maintenance and full restoration of the Austin Healey.
In 2007, Healey enthusiast and engineer Andrew Cluett bought the Rawles Motorsport brand with a view to developing the company into the finest all in-house restorer of the illustrious Austin Healey marque.
In his 11 years of ownership the company has forged from strength-to-strength owing to the addition of two new painting facilities, uniquely engineered product solutions, one of the most powerful rolling road dynamometer in Europe as well as unique Austin Healey chassis, tub and body panel jigs to ensure high anatomical accuracy.
The Rawles Motorsport team aims to provide an all-encompassing top quality of service to customers through all in-house facilities. We recruit the most enthusiastic and obsessive individuals and train them on Austin Healey concours guidelines to achieve the highest standards of restoration.
We believe in the utilisation of modern technology and continuous development to improve both our quality standards and product offerings. It is from these pursuits that we are able to offer upgrades developed by ourselves and specialists partners to improve the performance, refinements and handling capabilities of both Austin Healeys and other classic marques.
Thank you for handling the successful sale of UXJ 470. Living in Spain and having to have the car transported to you I was a little worried. However every thing went very smoothly and I was pleased that you secured a sale within a month. The fact that you took the car to Goodwood and Beulieu at your expense shows to me a genuine concern on your part to secure a sale. As you are a respected Healey specialist the buyer could run up the car on your rolling road and I now know that this together with the fact that your engineers made the adjustments requested confirmed the sale. I would certainly recommend your services to anyone wishing to sell or buy one of these wonderful cars.I already miss the car and hope to be at your next open day or even hire your own car for a special weekend before then. Thanks again for your excellent service.
Can I say thank you to you and Vince not only for organising the delivery of GSK so swiftly but for the amazing job you have done with her. I forgot what a beauty it is and the work you have done is fantastic. Your care and attention to detail is massively appreciated.
Many thanks to the team for a successful fast road engine rebuilt on KBS 552. Very pleased with the results; in particular the fantastic surge in torque and brilliant sound the side exhaust is producing. As for the exhaust - the speedbumps are definitely less of a problem. Of course happy to recommend the service I have received at Rawles over the years!
This is to thank you and the team for the magnificent job you have done on 616 FOC, my 1962 3000 MKII over the winter. When I put the car away and went off to Hong Kong in 1991 the car was borderline MOT pass, so I knew by 2008 I was looking at a complete rebuild. I am glad I bit the bullet and came to you, I found the work was done very well, I was kept right up to date with where we were, and everything was neatly recorded as we went along. I would be happy to recommend your service to others. My children got tired of the time I spent discussing the minutiae with you, but when we drove off in the car on a misty afternoon in February they were so excited, and I felt the same. So thank you personally and all the Rawles team for the work you have done, the bodywork is lovely, the interior leather is lovely, the enigre is going beautifully and the handling is great on the new tyres.
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.
I have enjoyed 10 good years of Healey motoring and am sure I will return in the future. In the meantime, thank you for achieving an excellent result on the sale.