these are some of our final race car builds before we call it a day in motor racing

Hirota Tomei ts sunny

This car will be built using the replica regulations as approved for Historic racing in South Africa

First raced

Tomei, a Japanese company specialising in specialised engine parts and accessories was formed back in June of 1968.  The TS Sunny was later sponsored by Tomei as from 1971 onward and became an iconic race car in the TS Cup racing series held in Japan.

crafting

Crafted from unique designs made to the bodywork, these cars were pure lightweight racing cars sporting GFRP wheel arches, hood, boot lid, rear spoiler and the front spoiler. Often most parts were available as works parts direct from the factory NISMO and selective other specialised parts were manufactured and provided by Tomei. This ensured that these little giants could be raced to their absolute maximum often exceeding 9000 RPM.

history

Unfastening the fiberglass hood reveals something special. Directly over its coarse under-plane lie the autographs of John Morton (BRE), Masami Kageyama (GT500 Calsonic/Impul driver), Kazuyoshi Hoshino (Impul founder and president), Michael Krumm (GT500 Motul/Nismo driver), Masahiro Hasemi (Hasemi Motorsport founder), Wada Takao (1986 JTCC Skyline driver), Iida Akira (GT300 WedsSport driver) and Motoyama Satoshi (GT500 Xanavi/Nismo driver).  The other important signature under the hood is that of Kenji Takahashi, the original driver of the Tomei Sunny.

competition

The original car was raced from 23rd November 1970 and did its last race on 20th October 1984.  The car is still competing in the Japanese Classic Car Association (JCCA) and is still a huge drawcard and still enjoys a huge following.

ADVAN TS Sunny

ADVAN TS Sunny

This car will be built using the Pre-80 National Technical regulations for Historic Racing in South Africa

Japanese Classic Car Association (JCCA)

The ADVAN TS Sunny was later sponsored by TOMEI and became an iconic race car in the TS Cup racing series held in Japan.

Crafted from unique designs made to the bodywork, these cars were pure lightweight racing cars sporting GFRP wheel arches, hood, boot lid, rear spoiler and the front spoiler. Often most parts were available as works parts direct from the factory NISMO and selective other specialised parts were manufactured and provided by Tomei. This ensured that these little giants could be raced to their absolute maximum often exceeding 9000 RPM.

The car is still competing in the Japanese Classic Car Association (JCCA) and is still a huge drawcard and still enjoys a huge following.

ADVAN

A12 Engine

KB110

TOMEI

DATSUN 1200 (GX)

DATSUN 1200 (B110)

We will be building this car to the prescribed Pre-80 national regulations

The Datsun B110 reached iconic status back in the early 1970’s among both local and international competitors most notably in Portugal and Japan.

Brock Racing Enterprises

Raced by George Santana, the Datsun 1200 GX was always a threat among the bigger engined cars.  It was the devotion and determination by those that raced these cars to ensure that Datsun remained the leader through perfection as only known in Japan.

George  Santana

We will embark on the regular approach with our Datsun 1200 GX which we will use for the odd club historic race in the Pre-80 category but with the specific intention of being in class D so as to bolster the smaller fields and hopefully encourage some growth further down the field.

JCCA

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