Held at the Beacon Hill Park June 10th. Major support from all the clubs in the local area. Below is an original Austin Healey 100M enjoying the cricket match.
Today the Old English Car Club of BC held their annual Restoration Fair at the Saanich Historical Artifacts Society. We spent considerable time getting the 1967 MGB GT ready for the show which looked spectacular thanks to Victoria Plating and Jetstream Custom Auto who helped the the project.
The day included four seminars, parts for sale and a laid-back park-where-you want car show.
Some of the finest cars in Victoria.
Austin Healey BJ8, MG A Coupe, Jaguar Series II Coupe, Triumph TR3.
This week a gentleman dropped by with special Jaguar that is a very rare sight in North America. What he had was an XJ-S with modifications by Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) who was responsible for developing the Jaguar Sport Group A racecar. The project was fairly atypical of other cars in Group A in that the XJ-S was more a luxurious grand tourer than anything else. None the less, Tom Walkinshaw won the driver’s championship in 1984 and the coveted 24-Hours of SPA in the same.
Capitalizing on these victories, TWR offered a compressive program to tune XJ-S far above its intended performance potential. The Basic package included TWR wheels with Goodyear NCT tires, a comprehensive suspension kit that lowered the car, a race-inspired steering wheel, a new power steering valve that lowered the power steering effect and a purposeful body kit. For those wanted even more, TWR could retrim the interior and recoat all the chrome in black or body color.
Exclusive to the V12 XJ-S program was an ‘Engine Efficiency Kit’ which included a high-flow intake and exhaust. The automatic gearbox could also be fitted with a quick shift kit and a new lever. For even more serious customers with deep pockets, a 5-Speed Manual could be fitted and a 6.0-liter engine conversion not too far off the racing program was available which produced 380 bhp.
The car which dropped by appeared to have many of the upgrades including a two-tone paint scheme that was typical of these cars. The owner didn’t know the extent of the TWR modifications, but he just completed a epic drive from Manitoba to the west coast of Canada. It showed typical signs of 224000 kms.