The Barmy Army
We are holding a Thank You day for all our sponsors at Birmingham Wheels on September teh 5th. The F1 2 seaters will be there along with an F2, Rebel and some stoxkarts. Without sponsorship this season would never of happend so it is our way of saying thanks!!
Belle Vue Bank Holiday Monday
Captain Chaos will be racing at Belle Vue on June the 4th in both his F1 and a charity Banger race in aid of Aspire make sure you get along to watch!!
Belle Vue 9th April
Well we competed at our second meeting of the year and although we had done a lot of work on the car we soon discovered in heat 1 that things were still not right. As the evening went on the car got better and by the Grand National we were quite pleased with our pace. Some front suspension set up and steering box adjustments should see us being more competative at the next meeting which is on the 29th April at Belle Vue again.. hope to see a few of you there.
New Sponsor on Board
We are really Pleased to announce that ZERMA Machinery and Recycling Technology (Shanghai) Ltd. have come on board as one of our main sponsors.. This is fantastic news which confirms that we will be able to fullfil our comitment this year.. Many Thanks to Richie Monkhouse for sorting this out for us.
Belle Vue Round Up
Well we eventually made our return to the track today. Firstly a massive thank you to all my sponsors, Luxury Loos, LS Engineer Sevices, Skye direct, itsthepits, Startrax, Zerma Machinery and Recycling Technology (Shanghai) Ltd, NFR and all the members of the Barmy Army. Frankie and AJ did a great job of getting the car sorted, we have a couple of minor issues which we will get sorted before our next meeting. Thanks to all the lads that helped out today as well.
StockCar Magazine have publised a small article about the return of Captain Chaos.. All publicity is good!!
A long night at the FWJ workshop has finally seen the Chevy Lump fitted. A few minor alterations were needed to make it fit. Now in with headers, Silencers and gearbox all done. Seat fitted Powersteering and rad... should be ready to fire up today!
New Meeting Sponsor
We are pleased to announce that Captain Chaos will de sponsored at the first 2 meetings by ZERMA Machinery and Recycling Technology (Shaghai) Ltd.
This sponsorship will make sure we have some decent Rubber on the car. Many thanks to Richie for securing this for us.
7 Days to go!
With less than 7 days to go before our first meeting of the year we are feeling the pressure! The engine is still not fitted ! We are looking for a meeting sponsor for the season opener at Belle Vue!! £100 gets your nme or your company name on the Aerofoil, automatic entry to the Barmy Army and your details into a draw to win a go in the car at our Sponsors day at Birmingham wheels. There will be lots of people taking pics of the car at this meeting so a great chance to get your name out there! Please feel free to get in touch if you are interested in becoming a meeting sponsor!
Startrax Press Release
Nearly done, decided to keep it simple. Just the wing to do now!
Time for Stickers
The car is going to be sign written this week and there is space for additional sponsors, we seriously need your help to get the car on track. Please take a look at the sponsors page to find out details and costs, it's not as expensive as you may think.
Hope you can help.
Work in Progress
We collected the chassis from FWJ's workshop on Thursday evening. Sent it for shot blasting Friday and have had a very busy weekend in the garage getting it painted.
A big thank you to Billy, Joe, AJ, Christina and Ash for all their help getting the car ready to paint and for spending all weekend in the garage.
We have had a bit of a job finding old style Coach Paint. Found a company in Manchester who have supplied me British Leyland Pagent Blue.. Looks stunning.
The Chassis has gone away to Storplan Racking for Shot blasting. Hopefully start painting it this weekend. Pictures will be coming soon.
The car has had new bumpers, Nerfs, Panhard Rod Brackets, and trademark side scallops fitted. We are now about ready to paint etc and we are looking for someone who either has a contact in the paint industry or the facilities/ ability to be able to paint it for us.. please feel free to contact us.
The Latest News From The Barmy Army
A quick update of where we are at..
I have Purchased the Ex Tony Smith (91) FWJ Built Chassis that I Raced at Coventry
I have purchased the Ex Dave Nicholls 510 Big block Chevy and Gearbox.
Tyres for Birmingham Sponsors day Bought
New Shale wing Bought.
Neck Brace ordered Thanks to an associate Sponsor
Fireproof Underwear, Crash Helmet and new Racesuit - NFR
Harness, Gloves & Race Boots - RaceQuip.
Anyone got a contact for Paint?? I need 5 litres of Enamal coach paint, British Leyland Pagent Blue and 1 litre of Post office red.
Heat 1.. a couple of issues in the first race, too much right foot on the exit of turn 4 saw the superstars past, unfortunatly the steering kept sticking and I could not get it off lock and to top that off we lost the brakes on about lap 5. Back in the pits we saw the UJ on the steering was catching the rocker cover so Paul and AJ got it sorted. Frankie said we needed a longer rod on the brake cylinder to try and get a better pedel, got it all done ready for heat 2.
Heat 2. Brake pedel felt great, on lap 1 saw a car half spun in turn 1 backed off early hit the brakes but the car slid sideways into the parked car. The car would not start and we took a couple of knocks then she fired up just as the yellows came out, joined the back of the grid but get told I was the reason there was a stoppage so not allowed to re join!! Crazy if you ask me!
drew pole Red for the feature, took a hit on turn 3 but the car felt good for a couple of laps but then the brakes packed in again, I had to back off early and double pump each time, struggled through the race but well off the pace! Back in the pits we check the rear hubs and a disc is comming loose so we sort that and straighten a rear caliper bracket..
Car felt good but just a couple of laps in the brakes went again!! goggles also clogged up and we took a few hits , rubbed the wires a couple of times and drove straight into the back of Dan Johnson who was parked in the fence!! Mind you got a 9 out of 10 for my 360 spin on turn 2!!! A few jobs to sort before the next meeting, new earth lead on the battery, new brake master cylinder, cut the left foot brake off and extend the clutch pedel and straighten the well bent front bumper!! Had plenty of fun though and lots of support so thank you all guys!!
Birmingham Wheels Wed 5th September.
We are holding a sponsors day at Birmingham wheels for all our sponsors as a way of saying thank you for their support. They will get to have a go in a Stoxkart, Rebel, F2, the 2 seater f1 and my F1.
... ... As we are down there for the day we are also offering Barmy Army Members the opportunity to either have a match race in the F1 seaters or the chance to drive them.
The special offer price is £30 for a passenger match race or £50 for 8 lap sessions.
If you are interested then you need to book in with Kay Fitton on 0161 7234012 and give her your Barmy Army Number...