Hot off the race track

Posted by MattCJ on 26 October 2012 | Comments

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'Gentleman, start your engines'.
I don't know about you, but if this was my car and I'd spent an extortionate amount of money on returning it to it's former glory, I'm not sure I'd want to throw it around a track at neck-braking speeds 'just for fun'.
But that's what the owners of the beautiful Ferarri Daytona love to do. Whatever you think about cars, you can't ignore the beauty and skill of craftmanship which has returned this once unloved vehicle to it's former glory. The workmanship is spectacular and even if, like me, you don't fully undertand what all this means, it still sounds damn clever; Converted to Group IV Competizione specification from a road car in the mid-seventies by Swedish Ferrari dealer and racer Ulf Boman, and extensively campaigned through the 70’s, ‘80s in Europe and subsequently in the USA. Returned to the UK early 2011. Race prepped by Ian Gwynne at BGMSport. Some of the works recently undertaken by our very clever clients are;

  • Complete strip to bare metal
  • Remedial metalwork to repair localized corrosion.
  • Fabrication of rear brake ducts
  • Metalwork to allow fitment of Monza filler cap
  • Fettling and fitting of:
    • New aluminium bonnet and frame
    • New aluminium door skin
  • Fully riveted as per original
  • Full rewire with period materials including ancillary lights and reworked dash
  • Interior re-trim to racing specification
  • New Perspex throughout incorporating vents and sliding panel
  • Full repaint in two-pack to match original livery

This Ferrari is now back racing around Europe and appears on various YouTube clips.
Impressive eh?
It's not all about exhaust fumes and bare metal though...smell that freshly printed literature...we wrote and produced this ad to help Thornley Kelham communicate the inspiring rebuilding and restoration work they do. It's running in this months (Nov) edition of Octane UK. Don't forget to keep an eye out for more of their ads. If you think this is interesting, you can check out more of our Thornley Kelham work on our homepage here:, but for now, drive carefully and no rubber-necking.

DAYTONA AD Viz insitu

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