In the last couple of posts about last Sunday’s visit to Wiscombe Park, I showed something of the variety of types of car that are used for speed hillclimb competition. This is another car that interested me. It is something of a ‘mixed bag’, known as a Kayne Special. I didn’t get to talk to the owner, so I didn’t get any detail information at the time, but fitted with a Rover V8 motor, it did have one of the largest engines in competition on that day. I do like large engines in small cars.
First a couple of shots taken in the paddock,
Since the weekend, I have done a little ‘googling’, and I have found ‘Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres’, a blog which provided a lot of information about the Kayne Special. In fact there was a series of three Kayne Specials, designed and built by one Colin Cooper. The following links, Kayne Special 1, Kayne Special 2 and Kayne Special 3, summarise the story of these cars, leading up to the one, driven by John Biggs, that was seen at Wiscombe Park last weekend.
My thanks to Ralph for providing information which gives some background on the Kayne Special. I would also recommend his blog to anyone interested in motoring and motorsport as it provides a variety of ‘gems’ of information.