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About MikeHughes

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    Whitchurch, Shropshire
  • Cars Owned:
    1968 TR5 (race car since 1977)
    1966 TR4A (non IRS)
    Original TR3 Junior Pedal Car (not a copy!)

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  1. Correction The race is live on the Goodwood website at 10.20 Saturday not Sunday. Mike
  2. Josh Files has just qualified his father Keiths TR4 in pole position for Saturdays Fordwater Trophy race at the Goodwood Revival. A fantastic drive by Josh saw him steadily moving up the timings and setting his pole time on the last lap. Keiths car is one of the Kas Kastner prepared works TR4's that won their class at the 1963 Sebring 12 hrs. Keiths car finished second in class driven by the American driver team of Charlie Gates, Ed Diehl and Bob Cole. First in class was the British pairing of Peter Bolton and Mike Rothschild. Keith purchased the car in the USA several years ago and I was lucky enough to race it at Road America in 2007 before its Sebring history was confirmed by Kas Kastner! Keith then had the car shipped back to the UK and TR Enterprises immaculately restored it to its 1963 specification. Good luck Josh in the race which you can watch live on the Goodwood website at 10.20 Sunday. Mike Hugfhes
  3. No Jon, Dave using the wheels and tyres off my old race car and Robs borrowing the drive shafts! I will be there if the weather looks OK. If so I will be ringing someone for a ticket when I get to the circuit. Mike
  4. Rob Cowing and Dave Bailey are entered as a 2 car/2 driver team. Mike
  5. I will be there Dave, weather permitting, as parts from my old TR5 will be appearing on at least 2 cars that I know of! Mike
  6. I was talking to Graham at the Donington Historic Festival. The yellow peril is now owned by Alan Price whose TR7V8 race car was destroyed by fire in a race at Silverstone about 3 years ago. Graham is racing the car until Alan gets his confidence back.. Mike
  7. Brilliant drive by Martyn Adams in the TR7V8 finishing 2nd o/a in the Future Classics race and matching the lap times of the race winning Porsche in the closing stages. Former TR racers Tony Blake and Paul Dingle, both in Porsches also in the top 6. Mike Cowing appearing after a 10 year lay off in his TR7V8 also went well with plenty more to come I am sure. Mike
  8. Martyn Adams is entered in his rapid TR7V8 in the Future Classics race. I saw him this afternoon on the A500 near Nantwich on his way to the circuit. I will be there but only spectating having sold my TR5 to Dave Bailey last year. Mike
  9. Mick Kermit is now owned and raced by Chris Edwards but when Simon Watson sold the car to Chris he retained the reg. no. 1235 KY which now adorns the beautiful TR4 SLR replica that TR Enterprises built for Brian White who has already had very good results with the car including a 2nd and 3rd overall in the Equipe GTS races at Brands Hatch last weekend and an excellent result in its first race at Spa last year. Mike
  10. It was quick Jon but not very reliable if I remember correctly! Mike
  11. Entertaining race Christian. Why the early retirement? Interesting to see TVR Tuscan challenge car just getting the better of you. They allow them in the CSCC Future Classics series in the UK, albeit that they have to run on treaded Type 1A,1B or 1C tyres. I have fond memories of when the TR Register race series was at Cadwell Park sometime in the early 1990's and the TVR Tuscan challenge was on the same day. Watching Gerry Marshall coming over the Mountain with all 4 wheels off the ground and not lifting until he reached the braking point for Hall Bends was a memory forever etched in my mind! Fabulous car control, showboating for the crowd, but setting only about the 6th fastest lap time! Mike
  12. Did not manage to catch the M1 then Christian!. Hardly surprising really. How far off his lap times were you? Regards Mike
  13. Larry Jeram-Croft I remember you well especially from your Race Championship days. Affectionately known amongst the TR racers as J cloth. Last time I saw you was racing at Anglesey with your son in an MG Maestro languishing at the back if I remember correctly! Mike
  14. I can help with the car's early race history and its participation in the TR Register Race Championship. The car was prepared for racing by Racetorations in the mid 1990's for James Prentice, a gentleman farmer and garage proprietor from the Cheltenham area. He entered the 1996 championship in the Roadsports class where the car was very competitive and despite not doing a full season he finished 2nd in class and was the quickest car in his class by quite a margin. We did not see the car again in James Prentice's hands as he bought himself a lightweight E-type and presumably sold the TR. Mike Hazlewood acquired the car in about 2000 and raced it in our championship only occasionally as his other race car, at that time was a quicker, more modified TR4. Mike Mckenna acquired the car from Mike Hz in 2005 in a deal that involved his very quick, modified TR6 which had been badly damaged in an accident with my TR5 at Oulton Park in 2004. Mike Mc only did a couple of races with the TR Register in the car as well as some Thoroughbred Sports championship races before retiring to Spain with the lovely Graciela and leaving the car in the UK to be sold in due course. I think it will need quite a bit of work before it would be eligible for Equipe GTS or HSCC but the CSCC Swinging 60's is a great series and you already have the tyres for it! Just make sure you get your entries in early as they are nearly always over-subscibed. Mike Hughes
  15. Spot On Roy. Went on to race a semi-lightweight E type and last time I saw him was racing at the Goodwood Revival in a dayglow pink Sprite or Midget!
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