We Have Specialist knowledge about Cars

Clutches, rims, gearboxes, exhausts to Peugeot specialist bodykits you name it we know it.
We work on a variety of vehicles including classic and vintage vehicles. We share our
knowledge & expertise to help you properly service your vehicle and reduce your costs.

Finding A Specialist Servicing Mechanic

Whilst many specialist garages will claim to possess expertise in a certain area, it is often worth asking what exactly they have been trained to deal with.

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The Service History of Ford Manufacturing

Based in Dearborn, Michigan, Ford Motor Company is currently the 5th largest biggest car manufacturer in the world. Their specialist vehicle maintenance is second to none.

Reducing Car Maintenance & Servicing Costs

Here we share some useful tips in order to help you reduce your Peugeot car servicing costs in no time. Find out top tips from the experts.

How Peugeot Changed the World of Motor Racing

Besides relative success in rallying, Peugeot isn’t necessarily the first name that springs to mind when it comes to thinking of the forebearers to modern motor racing. Specialists -Ferrari, Williams and Jordan certainly make their way forward, but the fact is that without Peugeot servicing, it’s doubtful that we’d see motorsport as we do today.

In fact, Peugeot were present at the very outset of world motorsport. In what is believed to be the very first motor race, the Paris-Rouen in 1894, the French specialist manufacturers entered five cars, all of which finished. Albert Lemaitre rose to finish second in the race, driving a 3hp Peugeot, ten minutes ahead of Auguste Doirot, who came third.

Peugeot’s Gift To The World Of Manufacturing

But the manufacturer’s major gift to the world of motorsport came when Georges Boillot won the French Grand Prix in 1912. Swiss engineer Ernest Henry’s revolutionary straight-4 Peugeot engine was streaks ahead of the competition, providing high engine speeds in an age when all other racing engines relied on major displacement in the pursuit of power. The engine was the first to display dual overhead camshaft and boasted four valves per cylinder, a design that would act as a forebearer for change in the future of race engineering.

Vehicle Engine Power, Performance & Servicing

The following year, Peugeot shocked the world by achieving the double of the French Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500. Their serviced engine became the talk of world motor racing, a design that had been refined alongside Henry by knowledgeable racers Boillot and Paul Zuccarelli. It was during this season that Boillot had come tantalisingly close to breaking the 100 mile-an-hour (161 km/h) barrier when he set a new speed record of 99.86 mph (160.70 km/h).

How Car Racing Started Over 100 Years Ago

The outbreak of the First World War in 1914 proved to be a seminal period for Peugeot, whose motor racing division found itself split across the Atlantic. One racer remained in the US at the front of the 2014 season, and when the team found it impossible to have specialist parts delivered and serviced from France in timely fashion, owner Bob Burman made the decision to have the car serviced Stateside in the shop of Michigan automotive engineer Harry Miller, who in road sense at least, advertised himself as a Peugeot specialist.

Revolutionising Engine Power

The opportunity to look at the workings of their revolutionary serviced engine proved to be a life-changing opportunity for Miller, who along with young mechanic Fred Offenhauser, maintained the car’s running throughout that season. Offenhauser was so impressed by what they found that it would ignite a passion for motor racing that would go on to change the world of sport forever.

The two men soon set about designing an engine that worked on largely similar principles to that of the Peugeot engine, and in 1917, they made an enormous breakthrough by designing the ‘Golden Submarine’ motor car for driver Barney Oldfield. The car would go on to win 20 of its 54 races, but what outstripped the Peugeot car’s servicing and performance were its safety and aerodynamic qualities. This attention to science and driver safety drew on principles that are still used even today.

Two years later, Offenhauser would go on to design the legendary engine that bears his own name, drawing on the Peugeot engine for constant inspiration throughout his endeavour. Alongside Leo Goossen, his engine would record a game-changing 24 Indy 500 victories in 27 years in a period of dominance that is unlikely to be seen ever again. From 1950 through 1960, Offenhauser-powered cars won the Indy 500 and achieved all three podium positions, winning the pole position in 10 of the 11 years.

Offenhauser’s specialist servicing and design of engines for midget cars would further propel his name into legend, and 28 years after his death in 1973, Offenhauser was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. And it all started from a Peugeot.

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