GELSCOE MOTORSPORT’S PRE – 65 GT40
After obtaining the complete and original set of GT40 drawings a number of years ago, Gelscoe Motorsport set out on the long road to recreating the 100% perfect GT40. Still kept in the original FAV drawing cabinet, the thousands of detailed hand drawn plans enabled us to reach that goal. Never before has anyone been able to manufacture a Chassis, or in fact complete Car to the standards of the Gelscoe pre-65 example.
Ronnie Spain and John Etheridge, both leading lights in the GT40 world, declared the Car “perfect in every respect”. In fact on first inspection Ronnie Spain asked what Chassis number it was for his records !.
The FIA now look upon the Gelscoe Motorsport example as the official continuation GT40 Car, not only due to the 100% detail, but the fact the Cars are constructed from the original drawings.
All the Cars built by Gelscoe Motorsport have been granted FIA HTP Papers. Chassis one has been raced in the Masters Historic Race series.
Every single part of the Car is made within the UK. The Chassis is constructed by our own team within Derbyshire and has never been anywhere near South Africa!.
After several years racing his Ferrari 275 and Alfa TZ1, Ross Warburton became the proud owner of a Chevron B8.
Gelscoe found this famous little car, sat out in the desert in the heart and heat of California, after returning it to the UK we set about the restoration. Ready on time for the Donington Masters test 2009 and has since been raced at Silverstone at the well known latest Guards meeting where it headed every lap up to the driver changes.
Next race… Magny Cours 2009
This picture is prior to restoration
Two days before the first test.
Jon checks the Car over after its first lap in a very long time!.
Gets up to speed with Andy at the Wheel
Le Mans winner Jackie Oliver tested GEL W 001 at Mallory Park at a private test session earlier this month. He completed a number of quick laps during the day and declared the car to be identical to his 1969 winning chassis of which this Gelscoe built car was based around.
Many thanks to the owner of GEL W 001, Claude Nahum, for the use of his car.
After several years of trying Gelscoe Motorsport finally won the Goodwood TT.
Driven by Jean Marc Gounon and Peter Hardman… Sir Anthony Bamfords 64 GTO Ferrari won the fastest TT race ever recorded. Lapping the Goodwood circuit in 1.25.4 to become the fastest ever TT car to race at the revival.
Both drivers raced on at the absolute limit to bring home the win which has been so close on at least two previous events.