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  1. We are very please to update and remind you all that the rs500 owners.com has been invited to display at this fantastic event . Located at the Birmingham NEC this is a perfect central location for everyone , and being indoors its perfect for our typical british weather . Please pop along to this event and come and see us on stand ,, 8 - 340 There is plenty to see and do at this spring event , so kick off this year at one of the best classic shows of the year Paul
  2. RS500 Genuine Group A Brakes

    How much for the brakes ?
  3. Stunning Group A rs500

    Group A rs500 for sale Rouse Dunlop Sierra RS500 Chassis # ARE RSCA 007 88 Andy Rouse and his company, Andy Rouse Engineering (ARE) are firmly ingrained in the folklore, of the mighty Group A RS500 Sierra. Hired by Ford Motor Company as a development engineer, to take the XR4Ti from a contender, to a winner, Andy and his gang were instrumental in making the Group A RS500 the global success story it was. In late 87 and early 1988, you only had two choices if you wanted to buy a brand new, competitive RS500 and ARE, who won the prestigious RAC TT against the DJR and Eggenberger cars in 1988, were a smart choice for a cashed up team. In 1988, Japan’s economy was absolutely booming and Group A was too, with the popular series racing in Australia, Germany, UK, France, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Spain and anywhere else that had a racetrack and wasn’t the USA. Poor old USA dipped out, again… In the Japanese Touring Car Championship (JTCC) there were 44 entries in that year’s championship alone and after the 1987 WTCC, it was obvious that an RS500 was what was needed to run at the front. The TRAMPIO team struck 1st blood with buying Andy’s WTCC car in 1987 while the circus was in town, then pulling a rabbit out of the proverbial and buying an Eggenberger customer car, the first one ever, for the start of the 1988 JTCC! A Group A arms race was escalating quickly and one seriously cashed up team, SUNTEC SHIMIZU, with team sponsors Dunlop, purchased a complete customer Group A RS500 Sierra, chassis # ARE RSCA 007 88, from Andy Rouse Engineering (ARE) in early 1988. The 7th car built in 1988 by ARE, she was sporting all the latest upgrades and evolutions learned, after the furiously paced WTCC highlighted the early RS500’s fast, but fragile nature. #007 Raced in the Japanese Touring Car Championship from 20/3/1988, Rd 2 of the JTCC, until the 11/11/1990 at the Mt Fuji InterTec, the 6th and final round of 1990. Fortunately for history buffs (AKA; me.) #007 was the only RS500 Sierra raced by the team and always had the same distinct, Dunlop works paint scheme, which is still on the car. Another bonus for tracking her history is that #007 always raced in #3 or #30 for 1988, then was #13 for 1989 and 1990. If only they were all this easy! To add to her international flavour, #007 was raced by the famous Naoki Nagasaka (Japan), Mauricio Sala (Brazil), Eje Elgh (Sweden), Mauro Martini (Italian) and Jeff Krosnoff (USA). So this English car, that raced in Japan and now resides in Australia has always had a very cosmopolitan life. How could you not love Group A? Of its 3 years in period competition in the JTCC, #007’s highlights were: • 1988 Rd 4. Race de Nippon, 2nd Sala / Elgh. • 1988 Rd 5. Sugo 300, 1st Sala / Elgh. Lowest qualifying result was 6th for all of 1988 season. • 1989 Rd 1. Nishi Nippon 300, 1st Nagasaka / Sala. Lowest qualifying result was 3rd for all of 1989 season. • 1990 Rd 1. Nishi Nippon 300, 3rd Krosnoff / Martini. Lowest qualifying result was 6th for all of 1990 season. If you have a hunt about Youtube for the JTCC, you will find that nearly every round from 1987 onwards is up there (Not always correctly labelled though!) and watching #007 is most enjoyable. The team either had orders that only Qualifying and the race start counted (Like Kerry Packer did), or they just loved being the fastest Group A car and weren’t too fussed about actual results. The pattern for # 007’s race weekend seemed to be: Qualify extremely well, then, when the flag drops, run like a red-assed ape, until the car expires in a most glorious manner. As the results above show, occasionally you will win with this method, but one thing that is guaranteed, is that the car becomes famous! My personal favourite #007 moment is the 1989 Inter – Tec (Japan’s Bathurst 1000, or Spa 24Hr) where 007 starts in Q2 and when the flag drops, she absolutely clears out on the pack. Leaving the works HR31 Nissan’s and Eggenberger and other Sierra’s in her dust. Of course she blows up 76 laps later, but it is classic footage! History will show that #007 wasn’t much of a finisher, especially as the JTCC races were all about 300K’s long, but she was blisteringly quick. Come 1990, the reign of the RS500 in the JTCC was over. Nissan’s legendary BNR-32 GTR “Godzilla” won on its 1st round debut on the 18th of March, with #007 coming home 3rd, behind the 2 leading Godzilla’s. To cut a long, but interesting, story short; 29 races later, on the 31st of October in 1993, the GTR had won every single round of the JTCC since it’s glorious debut. Try as she might with her amazing speed, #007 was now obsolete. Even her old party trick of running out the front at 11/10th’s, wasn’t enough to stay in front of the mighty GTR’s. #007’s last race in Group A was at the Inter-Tec on the 11/11/1990. With an accomplished career and a chassis that never received any big hits, she was then used by the race teams preparatory race school and was sold to one of the team boss’s friends, Mr Hashimoto, to join his collection of old race cars. There she lived a great life in retirement, being used occasionally for club days and nostalgia events. In 2012 #007 was sold, with 3 other siginificant cars, to Ecurie Bowden, who dusted her off and went racing in Group A historics, while the teams trusty Group C RX7, was finished being repaired. In late 2013 a deal was struck with family friend Duncan Mackellar and #007 found a new, enthusiastic owner. She was given a comprehensive restoration, with every component pulled down and refreshed, with all the CAMS upgrades allowed (Motec, Steel roll-cage, Ball-bearing Turbo etc) incorporated. The fresh, beautiful and FAST #007 made her debut at the Australian Grand Prix, much to the delight of the Japanese members, of Australia’s most international race. She was then off to Bathurst for the Easter event, where she finally found some pace, as the team came to grips with the new Motec system. (Very easy, when you know how…) After Bathurst, #007’s true form came to be shown. As I type this document, #007 is currently leading the Heritage Touring Cars Group A National Championship, with only 1 more event to go. How’s that for pace and reliability!? Duncan has upgraded to a late spec’ Eggenberger RS500, so #007 needs a new home. #007 will come with a freshly rebuilt engine and minimal hours on the driveline, ready for the 2016 Heritage Touring Cars Season, or Sandown if you’re quick! Hopefully #007’s new owner will be someone who likes to run at the front, but maybe at 9/10th’s this time around? Works completed in #007’s restoration: Engine rebuild using mostly new parts. ECU upgrade to Motec. Safe tune, with dyno charts. Original Rouse “Zytec” adjustable boost adapted to the Motec (1 to 5 settings; wet to qualifying). Steel roll cage custom designed for driver safety and chassis rigidity. Bare metal respray. Every suspension part stripped crack-tested and rebuilt. New rose joints everywhere. Her HUGE brakes stripped and rebuilt. New set of wheels. Race fettled with an eye to outright speed and ease of use. The above advert was superbly written by Chris Bowden who owned the car and raced the car over in Australia ( thanks Chris ) ........................................................................................... To update , the car was sold to the current owner who brought the car to the uk for the Goodwood members meeting where sadly the engine had a failure , so the engine was removed and taken to SCS ( Harvey gibbs ) where it underwent a complete top to bottom engine rebuild , a brand new engine loom and a modern ECU ( life to be exact ) So this car is now on the button and ready to race There is a selection of spares with the car ( to much to list ) but if you would like to know more then please just ring for a chat . This is a fantastic car with superb history , and having recently been subject to a full nut and bolt rebuild , inc engine etc its ready to go This rs500 has full CAMS papers Please call to arrange to view this superb genuine group A rs 500 Asking price is £200,000 inc spares . You cant build a car of this spec for this money Please call 07759 729390 to arrange to view A p/x is possible https://www.youtube.com/watch… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUveX4Bizmc 68BC3B35-72AF-4914-A396-7C04B9666D0C.MOV
  4. My new rs500 track toy.

    Looks fantastic , great job
  5. Manchester classic car show

    We are pleased to say that rs500 owners have been given a stand again at this years event . Please come and say hello details here http://www.manchesterclassiccarshow.com/
  6. Manchester classic car show

    A great weekend had by all who brought the cars along , and thanks must go to you all Ash / Mark / Andy / Andy and AJ / Darren lets hope we get an invite again next year .
  7. Brock/Mobil Sierra Auction

    A great car with some early group A history , altho i do understand the confusion with its Brock connections is not as it would seem , but still a great car to own , if just a little OTT price wise
  8. Low miles / owner rs500 at auction

    Hi Scott It doesnt make sence that the higher miles car sold for more ,, i cant work it out . The moonstone car IMO was priced to low and may have made people wonder why , it was cheap
  9. Low miles / owner rs500 at auction

    http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/1987-ford-sierra-rs500-cosworth-11000-miles
  10. Latest rs500 restoration

    I'm please to finaly get started on this resto only 25,000 miles from new been in storage for many years having full repaint / under bonnet resto / wheel refurb and uncracked dash fitting
  11. Group A rs500 for sale

  12. Group A rs500 for sale

    Group A rs500 for sale . Chassie number ARE 0185 We are pleased to offer this stunning group A rs500 This was originally a 3 door cosworth built by Andy Rouse as a development car in 1985 The car has a large file of history , inc, receipts , Photos and clippings . Since being purchsed by its current owner this rs500 has been rebuilt from scratch and converted to rs500 spec , inc Harvey Gibbs 500plus bhp engine Getrag 5 speed gearbox 9" ford motorsport rear diff Complete new rear beam , will all new rose joints Brand new front uprights , will new spindles / bearings etc Rebuilt AP period brakes New Air jacks etc etc The car is on the button and race ready , and in the right hands will be a winning car as proven with its previous success that includes 1st place at silverstone classic in 2017 , against no other than Gianfranco Brancatelli in the Bastos rs500 with Ruedi running the car . among other victories , the car also holds the Group A lap record at Knockhill. This car is ready to run in this years season in the HSCC souper tourer series , or the Legends series ( or both ) This well sorted rs500 comes with full HTP papers and stcks of race history . The car is ready to go and can be viewed strictly by appointment only . These cars are now in high demand and being purchased by some big names in the race world and prices are only going to go up . There were not many rs500 touring cars built and they dont come up for sale very oftern , and more so at a price that is less than the build cost of a winning car , with history . A p/x is possible for other race or road cars Please call 07759 729390 for more info or to arrange to view Price = £175,000
  13. Group A rs500 for sale

  14. Group A rs500 for sale

  15. This car is the very car that was used by ford for all the posters of the 500 in Texaco livery The owner Peter who has had the car from new has asked us to do a presentation resto on this car , he wants to carry on driving the car so he doesn't want it back like new , just reliable and rot free
  16. Restoration of a special 1 owner rs500

  17. Restoration of a special 1 owner rs500

    We were asked to check the engine over so removed the head , the gasket and head was blocked at one side , no idea how it didn't boil over he bottom end is in great condition for its miles
  18. Restoration of a special 1 owner rs500

  19. Restoration of a special 1 owner rs500

  20. Restoration of a special 1 owner rs500

  21. Restoration of a special 1 owner rs500

  22. Restoration of a special 1 owner rs500

  23. Restoration of a special 1 owner rs500

  24. The restoration of DJR2

  25. The restoration of DJR2

    I am very proud to say that i have been asked to take on the task of a full nut and bolt restoration of the long time missing Dick johson number 2 rs500 race car The car The car was delivered to me by its owner of 13 /14 years a few months ago to view and give my opinion on . To say i got excited is a massive understatment , lol , The car looked so unloved yet still in amazing condition . After looking round the car i was shocked to see that the car was still very much as it should be and that the shell other than panel damage and repairs was in fantastic condition A long chat with the cars owner ( and some serious arm twisting by myself ) we agreed a full bare shell rebuild was the way to go The owner was set on racing the car but again after some serious ear bashing from myself we agreed to meet half way and that the car should be rebuilt to a high standard but still MUST be a car that can be used on track The owner is posotive that others can enjoy the car and it can be used for charity rides etc at events and can also be used correctly and in anger if he feels the urge . So, with this in mind the car was stripped to a bare shell and sent away to be dipped and coated to remove years of paint ( and a few tins of filler ) so we can start again . As said above the car is in amazing condition , but we checked the cars chassie on a body jig and other than a small pull to the o/s chassie leg ( and we are only talking a few mill ) she was perfect and ready to go . The car is now ready to start the body rebuild , I have managed to find a Gen ford back panel , 2 gen ford rear quater panels and a gen for bonnet landing panel . Sadly i cant find gen front wings but with a little playing about im sure i can get the none gen wings to fit well . Well here she is , sat ready for the new panels ,Ill keep the updates coming as i go along Thanks for looking Paul Before dipping On the trailer after dipping In the workshop
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