Racing

RH Classics has many years hands-on experience with race car preparation, driving and event support.

We have built, prepared and maintained a wide range of historic cars that have competed successfully in a number of world class events on the historic motor sport calendar, including the Goodwood Revival, Silverstone Classic and the Mille Miglia amongst others.

Our first-hand experience in preparation is significant and our expertise covers everything from Sports Racing cars of the 1950’s, including XK120, ‘C’ and ‘D’ Type Jaguars, into the 1960’s with E Type’s,  Aston’s DB4’s, Mk 2 Jaguar’s, Lotus Cortina’s and all Ford V8 powered variants from Lola GT through Cobra’s to Ford GT40’s in addition to more modern cars, such as a Ferrari 308 GT4, which was one of our most successful entries in recent times.

Richard is a highly experienced racer in his own right and is just as happy sitting behind the wheel as he is lying underneath a car, tools in hand, whilst Jodders, our main workshop technician is a hugely talented race mechanic with over 20 years hands-on experience with some very high profile teams.  And whilst his day job is very much with us, we’re delighted to see him travel around the UK and Europe most weekends during the historic racing season, where you’ll witness his artistry on a wide variety of machinery.

Our current project is a early 60’s Zink Mk111 Z-4, which Richard has painstakingly rebuilt and is currently being readied for the 2020 historic racing season.  One of a handful of examples known to survive worldwide, our example has enjoyed a full and varied race career back in period in the SCCA series in the hands of John Gordon, including the America Road Race of Champions in 1966 and much on-track action at Watkins Glen throughout the 60’s. 

With superb rear engined handling combined with great power to weight care of its’ Ford-Cosworth- Lotus twin cam, the Zink is a fabulous warhorse and a very effective weapon that was very little known on European circuits back then, but that could be all about to change, some 55 years on and about time too… 

RH Classics is well equipped to offer a comprehensive support service to you and your race car; our standard of preparation second to none – if you’d like to learn more, please contact us to discuss your requirements.