We’re delighted to announce a new and exciting feature for The Fast Car Festival 2017 in the form of a live build from the Harper Adams University Motorsport Club! The club is made up of students from across the University with the sole aim of introducing young people into motorsport.
The students part of the club meet up at least once a week to tinker on the three vehicles they currently have on fleet, before readying them to compete in various rallies. They are a close knit group thanks to a passion for motorsport, something that is rich within The Fast Car Festival. The club is run by students who are elected into Executive roles and control the administration side of things, as well as Public Relations, Sponsorship, Events, and other key positions.
Work on the day will be carried out on a Tomcat. Those familiar with Tomcats will know that Tomcat frames were designed by the late Drew Bowler. The frames are mated to a Land Rover chassis, in this case the club fitted the frame to a 1986 Range Rover. The 2.5-litre turbo diesel received a stage 2 upgrade boosting power to a modest 180-190bhp. Other modifications have been made to the gearbox with an uprated ZF 4Hp22 auto ‘box with the torque convertor taken from a 4.6-litre V8 Range Rover. The chassis has been reworked and damping is provided by Milner Varidamp, utilising remote reservoirs. The stopping is done by EBC drilled and grooved discs and pads all round.
Come and say hello to the students as they make changes to the Tomcat at The Fast Car Festival on 2nd July 2017 at Donington Park.