Our good friend Jon Golding of Homegrown Hot Rodswww.homegrownhotrods.co.uk will be the guy to pick up some Gibbs from this weekend at the NSRA Supernationals. The weather is looking good and a huge turn-out of the country’s best hot rods and customs is expected!
Last weekend I took my precious 1932 Ford hot rod to Pendine Sands in Wales for the annual speed trials. http://www.vhra.co.uk/VHRA/Pendine_Sands.html Prior to the event I used Gibbs to protect the underside of the car from corrosion from salt water and sand on the beach and I’m glad to say that after a 600 mile round-trip and two days of racing on the beach all that was needed was a quick hose off and the car was as good as new.
This amazing event that we were proud to be associated with, has been awarded the 2013 IHMA Motoring Event of the Year. Our congratulations go to the club and the organisers. http://www.vhra.co.uk/VHRA/News/Entries/2013/11/18_Winner_-_IHMA_-_Motoring_Event_of_the_Year.html
Gibbs Brand Lubricant was a proud sponsor of this amazing event organized by the VHRA on the birthplace of Land Speed Racing; Pendine Sands in Wales. For a full report please check out this link.
Congratulations to all the class winners receiving prizes of Gibbs Brand Lubricant:
Fastest Blown Flathead: Neil Bennett (Batten’s Special)
Fastest N/A Flathead: Mark Brett (Ballamy Special)
Fastest 4cyl: Phil Wells (’27 Ford)
Fastest 6 cyl: Johnny Best (’34 Ford)
Fastest OHV: Russ de Barr (Ford Model A)
Fastest Full-bodied car: Dan Parker (’39 Ford)
Fastest Car of the Day: The prize of a Gibbs Brand jacket for the fastest car of the day went to Neil Bennett in his Batten’s Special, running an impressive 114.56 mph. (Batten’s Special was built in 1935 as a Brooklands sports/racer. It features a much modified 1932 Ford V8 chassis and a highly tuned V8 engine. The supercharger is a later addition. This road-legal car has continuous competition history since built. It has been in Neil’s ownership for almost forty years.)
Gibbs Brand are proud sponsors of the 1st Annual Amateur Hot Rod Races at Pendine Sands on September 7th.
This amazing event held by the Vintage Hot Rod Association will be the first time that cars have raced at this, the birth-place of land speed racing since the 1920’s!
Check-out this flyer for more details: http://www.vhra.co.uk/VHRA/Pendine_Sands.html
This weekend sees The Countess of Warwick Country Show . This charity event is held every year in the picturesqe village of Great Easton. The country show is always well attended and is the quintessential English Country Fair..Attractions include : Tug of war, classic tractors, heavy horses, ploughing match and a classic car show, in which the Gibbs Mustang has been invited to attend.
Chris Easton will be on hand with the Gibbs Shelby Mustang to help raise money at the Little Havens Petrol-Fest The exiting family track-day fundraiser allows members of the public a chance to ride in a selection of exotic and classic cars with all money raised going to LittleHavens Children’s Hospice.
The fun-packed day also includes a classic car show, bmx stunt riders,fair rides and refereshments.
The Gibbs Brand Race car will be there to offer rides in support of this great charity
To continue the theme american cars, cheer leaders, monster trucks and even american footballers added to the mix.
The Gibbs mustang was in attendance as well as a varied selection of vehicles including the back to the future Delorean
.Even the Pirates of the Carribean
The day also hosted a full selection of racing,Including of course the Nascar race cars.
Nick Vincent, Pro-Laminates’ proprietor wanted to display the chassis in bare metal to show-off the quality of the fabrication work, so rather than cover it in paint he coated the entire frame with Gibbs Brand to prevent any surface rust or finger marks spoiling the appearance. “A light dusting of Gibbs was all that we needed to make the chassis look fantastic, and it’s great to know that we can paint it later with no worries” said Nick.
More details of the show and Pro-laminates car coming soon!