Any BTCC fans out there? You might recognise this Ford Focus ST if so! It’s driven by Alex Martin of Team Dextra Racing (currently 28th in the driver standings), and came to us toward the end of last year to be completely stripped ready for new season colours and livery.
The guys behind Team Dextra, Team Parker Racing, definitely keep busy, with their BTCC bio mentioning ‘track days, drift days, slalom days, technical support and looking after customers.’ to name but a few of their offerings.
If you’ve not spotted them yet, keep a look out on the 27th-28th August, as the Touring Cars are next racing at Rockingham – which happens to be the track where Alex finished best last year!
A great example of the finish we can get on motorbike frames. This frame is from a Russian WWII motorbike, and looks terrifying to us!
This Jaguar XJ6 was stripped using our crushed glass media. The owner only needed the exterior paint removing, so we were able to work on the car with the suspension in place.
There was quite a lot of filler on the car panels, but the owner wasn’t concerned – he commented that for an XJ6 this wasn’t very much at all!
This 1920′s Lagonda (pre-Aston Martin) was quite the monster task. The photos we have really don’t show how much work was required, as it was so long it almost didn’t fit into our blast room! The owner covered the engine over, but was aware that dust would still most likely creep into every corner, and decided not to have work on the original wooden inner frame. The exterior of the car was cleaned using bicarbonate of soda only (another reason it took quite some time!)
The owner of this Renault 5 plans to re-build it as a track car. We actually worked on the car quite a while back, and hear through the grapevine that it is well on the way to completion! Here’s the before and after photos – we used glass only to strip the paint from the car, as it was the quickest and most effective media on this occasion!
We don’t often work on engine bays only, but on this occasion the car was completely stripped down (except for the suspension), so dust getting everywhere wasn’t a concern.