Dr Andrew Walkers Clubman

 

Built in 2003-2004 to same specs chassis as my clubman but with one and half inch lower ride height. The engine and gear box are out of Suzuki Bandit motorbike of approximately 1100cc. Five speed sequential gearbox, Quaife reverse Joey box fitted in the tail shaft running back to Ford escort differential. Front brakes are escort which prove to be fine as the car is only used for hillclimbs and super sprints.The weight is around 400kg.

 

The car could have been built lighter but was built to a budget. Has a Quaife quick steering rack fitted and Spax adjustable shockers with adjustable front sway bar. The car is excellent to drive due to its light weight and responsive engine making change of direction very good.

 

Its revy engine makes it accelerate really well. You have to drive it like as if you stole it. After nearly 3 years of hill climbing the clutch and gear box has been very reliable. I drove the car at Ringwood hillclimb in February of 2006 and broke the class record by three quarters of a second and no one can get near it.

 

The car has lots of potential to brake more records and can be developed a lot more.

Turnham Suzuki
Turnham Suzuki