Its gone!

Car sold, collected and gone.

It was a great little car and taught me a lot. Hayley caught me on ebay looking for a replacement but I can’t think of anything that will be as good allround and I can’t decide if I want to focus on hillclimbing or classic rallies. In the mean time I’ll keep my hand in with some speed events in my Boxster.

To celebrate here is favourite picture.

About Shoestring

I just an ordinary guy with a busy job trying to compete in motorsport. I like to make things difficult for myself by living far away from most of the venues, using a car known to have "issues" and living in the cobble-streeted heart of a Cathedral city and therefore having no room to store a trailer or a van. This means that I have to drive to every event. Or get creative with hire vans...
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4 Responses to Its gone!

  1. Rachel says:


    I’m really sad you’ve sold your car – I’ve followed you for a few years, and always turned to your site whenever things were getting depressing on my own car, for inspiration and hope for the future.

    Hey ho – good luck for whatever you have planned in the future – and I’m sure you’ll miss her soon!!!!! 🙂

    • Shoestring says:

      Well it is a shame and I do miss the car. I’m going to do a few events in my other car thjis year and I believe I will see you on Sunday as we’re both competing in the SCCON event at Tibenham. I’m really glad you like the blog. I may well have another old car soon and will keep you informed!

  2. nick barrett says:

    meet you at waterbeach – 8th July – I have the blue midget – where did you get the trumpet air intakes for the midget !!
    Any other tips – fitting a panhard rod – anti tramp bar!!

    • Shoestring says:

      Hi Nick,

      was good to see a 1500 cutting it at Waterbeach and you were considerably faster than me in my 250bhp Porsche! I missed the little car then. I didn’t buy the trumpets but I expect you can get them from Jigsaw. They have lots of cool parts for the Triumph engine. I never found traction a problem with the spec I was running. I was running standard rear suspension design with lowered but standard stiffness springs and uprated lever arm dampers. Springs were left soft for traction. I think you said you have a teloscopic dampers but I can’t remember which end!

      Let me know how you get on.


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