4BRH On and Off the Track


Aside from being a highly-respected member of the Tickford Capri community
and expert in maintaining the cars, Brian Hollins, owner of Build 031
 has also held RAC Competition Licences since the 1980s.



Over the past thirty years, Brian has been a prolific track-visitor with his car,
attending events at Brands Hatch, Castle Combe, Goodwood,
Silverstone, Snetterton and even North Weald drag strip!


A typical invitation and application form


Results from an Aston Martin Owners Club sprint at Goodwood in 1984
Results from an MG Car Club sprint at Goodwood in 1985
1986 Sprint at Goodwood
1986 Sprint at Goodwood results - very consistent times
Build 031 under acceleration at another Goodwood event
Build 031 cornering at another Goodwood event
1987 Goodwood Sprint results - very consistent times again


Here's what happened when Build 031 went drag racing:


In the first race, Brian was beaten by Build 090, but only because of reaction
time - in the drag racing world this is known as a "holeshot win" where
the winning car is actually slower, but got off the line faster
In the second race, he made mincemeat of a V8-powered Capri


At Brands Hatch in 2003


Although in more recent years, Brian has not attended track days, he
continues to take great pride in keeping Build 031 on top form.
His car looks totally stock, but has an engine rebuilt by Specialised Engines Ltd in
 Essex with low compression pistons and Stage 1 cylinder heads, together
with a higher-capacity intercooler from Pace Products in Suffolk.


Pace intercooler and Radtec Aluminium radiator


I can testify that Build 031 is definitely one of the quickest Tickfords
 out there and the added torque makes it pull like a train!
Brian also has an uprated gearbox ready to fit from BGH Geartech so it will
be very interesting to see the difference that this makes in due course.



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