Since 1990, when they took over the the Street Beetle project, the Chesil Motor Company has undergone several changes of ownership, but throughout the intervening years have produced over 500 examples of their highly regarded 365 Speedster replica in both kit form and factory built, both for the UK and overseas markets.
After a period of low volume activity Chesil is now in the capable hands of Westfield Sportscars and the Speedster will join their established line-up of Seven style cars and highly innovative autonomous pods. Production will be centred on Westfield's existing premises at Kingswinford in the West Midlands, under the stewardship of MD Simon Westwood.
Apart from the the conventionally powered Chesil Classic, the new fully electric Chesil E will join the range.
Chevron Racing was originally founded by the late Derek Bennett in Salford in the 1960's. He is generally acknowledged to have been an engineering genius, as well as an accomplished racing driver, and was responsible for designing and building several legendary Chevron racing cars which enjoyed enormous success in many national and international race categories throughout the late 60's and 70's. Indeed, as many as six well known racing drivers who used Chevrons regularly went on to become F1™ world champions, including Nikki Lauda and Alain Prost.
Today 'the legend lives on' and the Chevron brand is now owned by WDK Motorsport, who are well-known in the world of classic racing car preparation. They build Continuation models of both the Chevron B8 and B16 and operate out of their premises in Stockbridge, Hampshire.
Founded in 1993, Classic Motor Cars Ltd (CMC) are proud of the fact that they are now recognised as one of the world's leading, if not the leading, restorer of classic Jaguars. They are the only company to have won the Restoration of the Year Award twice in 2011 and 2017. Staffed by a highly experienced team of engineers and technicians they are based at their Bridgnorth, Shropshire workshops, which currently covers over 60,000 sq ft. They are able to provide their international clientele with a range of services from a simple oil change, performance and handling upgrades to full restorations and even bespoke car design and manufacture. They have also collaberated with Ian Callum, Jaguar's recent Director of Design, to create the Mark 2 By Callum, his personal interpretation of the Jaguar Mk2. This very special car is available to order.
David Brown Automotive is a new car manufacturing company, founded by engineering entrepreneur and car enthusiast David Brown. He has no connection to the David Brown whose initials are so closely associated with Aston Martin, although both came from similar types of business background. The company plans to build a limited number of a handbuilt GT car to be called the Speedback GT, which is generally acknowledged to have a strong resemblance to the the iconic DB5, thereby emphasising the unusual coincidence between this David Brown and his namesake and their cars. The Speedback GT will be handcrafted to order by the specialist Envisage Group in Coventry, using a Jaguar XJR supplied rolling chassis and powerplant. Early in 2017, the company announced their second model, the Mini Remastered, a highly individual take on the classic Mini.
DJ is a leading racecar constructor in British motorsport, offering the DJ Racecars Firehawk and Firestorm single seaters that have record holding pedigree in MSA British Sprint and MSA British Hillclimb Championships.
The company, originally established in 1998 and since 2009 in its new venture as DJ Engineering Services Ltd, is also a leading name in the design and production of motorsport composite components, supplying a large range of competition use aerofoils, and custom aerodynamic solutions for all levels of motorsport, from sprint racing to Historic F1 and international level GT racing.
The racecars are built at the factory in the High Peak region of Derbyshire, which boasts full in-house capabilities for design, development and manufacture.