Holmes Racing - MGB MGC classic car racing

.Another MGCGT has joined the collection. 1968 steel wheel car restored a few years ago and still very nice in its blue coat.

This one of the cars for MGC 50 we will be taking along and hopefully two more.

MGC 50th Anniversary 2017
Time and spaces are running out fast, so if you want to take part in this Amazing Event you will have to Book your place as soon as possible.
The Event has been organised by Barrie & Ginny Cartmell and will give all MG C members a fantastic four days of activities.

New batch of Alloy radiators have arrived in stock I have a couple of black sprayed ones if anyone wants one not so shiny. £187 + pp 

Steve has a number of half engines/blocks which he is contemplating weighting in at the scrap merchant, most can be cleaned and would be usable. Make him an offer if you need a spare. He has some complete ones but will only part with for a pot of gold etc.
At present no spare cast iron heads available.

Weber inlets and alloy hubs are cast and the hubs machined ready for final finishing and anodising.
Alloy Front hubs

The hubs are made mainly for racing guys with the weight saving on the front suspension but as the original hubs are becoming harder to find in good condition this gives an alternative to replacing those wires with Minilites (less maintenance). Weight is 1.296kg compared with 3kg .

Work continues for us, Connors pride n Joy Mini is getting a refresh new subframe and engine rebuild with SC's new injection system more as we go along

Steve Platers MGC is now in the shop.
 remarkable condition just a few battle scars, patina they say! Engine and box are out and will be overhauled or rebuilt. King pins to be rebushed and new bushes on the torsion bars.

Spares News
A new batch of alloy Inlets for webers is being cast be ready for machining to order.

Looks like the Holmes Racing household will get another MGC race car. In a deal with our MGB going to a good home to be raced seriously.

Another MGC awaiting it ride back home , what 

Great cct if a bit short for a C, several crashes made it a expensive weekend thankfully all drivers were ok , Paul Eales was taken to hospital for concussion but later released and excused work for a while.
Silverstone Race Meeting MGlive. June 4th5th
Not a good meeting car wise lost all oil pressure in race one so a premature end to the weekend. Car is now ready for a engine rebuild and some touchups to the engine bay. not clean enough now.
We stayed and watched for a while Sunday before heading off home, great weekend with some nice people. 
Donnington Race Meeting . 4th April.
First Race of the season and a wet start to the day, not good for the C and V8 . None the less a good turn out for the first one. Some retirements due to failures , head gasket on Allans Metro, and Peter threw a piston thro the block.
Some links to footage from different cars. Click on picture . Pictures by PETER FRENCH great Trackside photographer please support his work on Facebook.

New crate engine complete with spark plugs hanging in a bag..

Sunbeam Alpine in for some Chrome powder coated wires.

The Alloy Heads being machined.

Adjustable drop link to get that antiroll bar set correctly. Coming soon after testing.

Well that's the cars tucked up for the rainy season, plenty to be getting on with ready for next year. The Alloy heads have now been given to a new company to complete having had issues with others over the last year. This is a well respected company who turn out some awesome engines and machine work in Alloy.
New addition to the family 1967 Lhd Sold to France very sadly missed.
All new carpets recent seats, suspension overhauled undersealed , engine pulls very nicely suspect it has been rebuilt.
It will be for sale if someone offers a fair price.

MGC ALLOY Water pump Pulleys including a large diameter one for racing or cars pulling over 6000rpm, this drops the rpm of the pump by 1000 rpm to reduce cavitation.
Standard steel = 833g or 1lb 13.3oz
Race Alloy       = 548g or 1lb 3.3oz £57+pp
MGB  Possibly for SALE due to another race project which needs doing. Please call for details.


The 63 B just back after a long rebuild. a few more small items to do, its got a MOT and taxed again after some 27 years. Hopefully we will be racing her with Connor at the wheel next year in what series we don't know yet. Maybe the Peter Best insurance challenge .
First test run at a wet Snetterton was interesting on Yoko 048's very very sideways , on the Dunlop CR65 was just as sideways but more control. Unfortunately the gearbox was struggling to get 2nd, so out with the box and new syncro  rings and a sprung clutch plate to replace the solid hub one which to be honest vibrated too much for me.

Including the Alloy heads which we have now procured the plugs for casting, the casters "Hastings" are endeavouring to fit us in not easy with such a small firm doing sic fine work form many well known makers.

Engine restraints £42 pair +pp
Exhaust hanger
Gearbox splash /stone guard
Made to Order Flywheel destined for the USA
Tie rods new and painted ready to fit

MGCGT at Silverstone. in the SR and GT challenge.
Peter Best Challenge Snetterton Oct 4-5th.


 No a good shot the colour is a bit off on the flash. by end of December should look like a nice C.

Alloy again UK made, Swan neck header complete with O ring'd plug, replace that old cap with a professional item. £85 each, have come down due to bigger order from us . They may look similar to those advertised elsewhere but our quality surpasses anything on the market now.
MGC Allloy Radiators with drain valve.

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