by Jeremy Sale
photos by Diane Dale
Britain West Motorsport have put the finishing touches on their brand new 8,000 sq. ft. shop and so they invited us all to their open house, Saturday, March 18th.
On hand were over 20 exotic formula cars, sports cars, rare vintage racing cars, including a lovely Formula One Cooper, once driven by Bruce McLaren and some more “regular” British vintage cars. We were also able to have a gander at Ted Michalos’s “new” red Lotus 23B. A tasty piece of race kit, hope I didn’t leave any drool marks…
We were able to tour the shop, check out the cars, meet the Britain West Motorsport team and try our hand at a racing simulator, though I decided not to embarrass myself in front of the younger crowd lining up “for a go”. Besides, no Mosport video was available on the machine; we are so lucky to have this iconic track in our neighbourhood.
Lots of products were on special, plus refreshments and door prizes as well. It was worth the drive from Mississauga!
Started in 1975 by Oliver Clubine, BWM is now run by son David, who says “We have been proud to carry on Oliver’s original work, he led by example and built a solid foundation for us to work from. The business continues to be interesting, and sometimes challenging, however the people we meet through it make it all worth while.”
BWM has an in-house machine shop, tooling and testing dyno. The immaculate shop was a perfect venue to see some of the race cars being worked on.
Check them out at britainwestmotorsport.com