Saturday, 27 September 2008

RBRR Route and Sponsorship

For anyone looking to follow the route of this year's RBRR, here's a handy link showing the suggested route through each of the 14 control stops, courtesy of Google Maps -

Having spotted a few other entrants using the Justgiving website to collect sponsors, I've decided to follow suit in an attempt to gather sponsors from those family and friends I won't be seeing before the event.

If you'd like to sponsor me, please go to -

Any amount - however small - would be great.



UPDATE : Sponsorship from 2008's RBRR totalled £548 between myself and my co-driver Mark Bland. Thanks to everyone who sponsored us!

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Shorrock Supercharged Spitfire 1500

Spotted this on eBay earlier this week - a Shorrock supercharged Spitfire 1500.

An interesting installation using what looks like a Herald 13/60 inlet manifold. Unlike Lewis Jones' installation, this time the Shorrock unit has been fitted the same way up as per the Herald setup, but I'm surprised there's sufficient bonnet clearance. I don't think the GT6 bonnet helps, as the bulge ideally needs to be offset over the right hand side of the bonnet. Anyway, it's a 1700cc engine (I'm not familiar with that engine setup) I can't tell how the rear of the Shorrock unit is supported - the inlet manifold on the 1147cc setup incorporates a bracket.

Here's a link to the listing on eBay -