C234 HVW is now ready for its new paintwork!

Just back from the bodyshop this afternoon, and progress on C234 HVW has been really good, with its major structural work now complete, new wings etc and the outside of the shell fully prepared and ready for it's top coats early next week.

The original fuel filler neck has also been rebuilt, allowing us to put back the period Group N fuel tank, cradle, pumps and filter setup - replacing the later Group A bag tank.

Quality is nothing less than we have come to expect from Mike, so can't wait to see the finished article, no doubt better than factory!

Action from the 1988 'British Midland' Ulster International Rally...

A great action shot from the 1988 'British Midland' Ulster International Rally and C234 HVW in full flight with Gwyndaf Evans at the wheel, on their way to a Production class win and 9th overall.

Gwyndaf Evans winning Group N on the 1988 Ulster International Rally

Found this great shot of Gwyndaf Evans and Howard Davis winning Group N on the 1988 Ulster International (and 9th Overall), the year they took the BRC Group N championship title in C234 HVW. Check out those authentic 80's barnets and 'Farah's' ;-)

Many thanks to Fergus at RallyRetro for the image!

Rally Images Archive website

I've found a really useful website this week, essentially a rally images archive from the last 20 or so years of Irish and UK rallying. I was looking for some shots of the Sierra with Gwyndaf Evans driving - specifically from the 1988 BRC winning season, and the sites simple Driver/Event search function made the task very easy!

Tracked down around 15 photographs from 1987 onwards, showing C234 HVW in scrutineering, on stage and the winners rostrum - particualry useful was the '88 Ulster International win, complete with eigthies babes with 'big hair', champagne and cheesy grins ;-)

If you looking for period rallying action photo's, alongside Kleins directory, this is also worth a look - http://www.rallyretro.com