True devotion in recreating a masterpiece of offshore racing, that is the only way to describe Nick Wilkinsons hard work in bringing HTS back to life in readiness for the water again.
For those of you who have not seen the incredible work put into the restoration of VIVA TRIDANTE take a look at Lee Woodford’s web site and follow the transformation
Then consider the next project Lee has undertaken…….Don Shead’s very own TRIDENT
Anyone able to make it to City Hall London opposite Tower Bridge will witness the rebirth of an offshore classic when HTS takes centre stage at the launch of the VENTURE CUP Marathon Race scheduled for the 8th of June, which will be starting at TOWER BRIDGE( www.ventureoffshorecup.com)… She will be resplendant in her new racing livery and although not quite ready for action will be one of the best publicity boosts the club could have dreamed of…..as there is an embargo on full pictures here is a teaser of the business end of this unique racing machine….
The mystery around the whereabouts of the Halmatic, Rolls powered version of Lady Aitkens mount took another twist last week when Maxwell Lord Beaverbrook put us in touch with the owner of the boat which it transpires is the real mcCoy, (if you need proof check the stern picture and the gel coat colour what is left of it.!) not the boat we announced had been found on the 7th of Feb……this is what remains of the original and the owner still has the 2 unreliable ROLLS ROYCE engines as proof ….now as you see she was damaged in a fire and whether she will be restorable is another matter..then there is the matter of which boat is the one reported on Feb 7th?
Anyone looking for a small scale project but with loads of history behind it need look no further than the for sale items where owing to health problems Tim Brand-Crombie has decided to part with 2 Avenger 21’s the first is the Ex Sopwith Carbon Fibre built with trailer and the new item is a 21 on trailer in Black and White GRP and needing engine and seats
Please check the for sale items for details.