Tiger Racing

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Tiger Racing (Tiger Sportscars) is a kit car manufacturer, formed as Tiger Cars Ltd in London in 1989 by Jim Dudley. [1] In 1998 they moved to new premises in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, and changed their name to Tiger Sportscars Ltd. Their facilities include a rolling road, two engineering shops, a paint department, a sales and show area, MOT Station, trimming shop and a filled parts department. Tiger also has worldwide agents for shipping their sports cars globally.

Kit car automobile that the buyer assembles into a functioning car

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Peterborough City and unitary authority in England

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Their Z100 model, which is no longer in production, held a 0-60 mph record at 2.8 seconds. [2]

Models

ERA tm

The ERA HSS, or ERA SS, is a single-seater track car produced by Tiger Racing. Tiger Racing say that the styling of the ERA HSS is influenced by early Lotus and BRM vehicles.

Tiger Avon

The Tiger Avon is a British kit car from Tiger Racing, a manufacturer formed in 1989 specialising in Lotus Seven type cars and racing cars.

Previous models include Super Six tm Tiger Hawke Tiger Cub Tiger "D" type Tiger storm Tiger 250lm

Motorsport

Tiger Racing have their own motorsport series in which owners and drivers race. [3] They compete with other owners at Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Mallory Park, Cadwell Park, Donington Park, Rockingham, Snetterton, Castle Combe and Lydden Hill. They also run a hire drive service of works cars for people to experience racing. They often have racing battles with Caterham and Westfield. They sometimes race in the Intermarque [4] run by the South Eastern Centre of the British Automobile Racing Club.

Silverstone Circuit motor racing circuit on the Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire border, UK

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Brands Hatch race track

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Mallory Park

Mallory Park is a motor racing circuit situated in the village of Kirkby Mallory, just off the A47, between Leicester and Hinckley, in central England. Originally used for grass-track until 1955, a new, basically oval hard-surfaced course was constructed for 1956, with a later extension forming a loop with a hairpin bend.

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References

  1. Georgano, N. (2000). Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. London: HMSO. ISBN   1-57958-293-1.
  2. Tiff Needell. Channel 5's 5th Gear July 2006.
  3. Mark Berry. "Tiger racing takes off" The Cambs Times 16 August 2007.
  4. http://www.intermarques.co.uk/series