Bodyshop - Motorsport

Motorsport is a subject close to the heart of Backwell Motors.

Proprietor Charles Atherton has many years experience in motor racing which has been crowned in recent years by dominating a very popular saloon car championship - outright champion in 2000 and 2001 - in a car built at Backwell Motors. (Since 2001 Charlie has raced in a different series.)

The best guide to the services offered for competitions is in an overview of the build of the Vauxhaul Corsa racer.

The car was built from a scrap shell
Shell cleaned and excess material removed
Shell seam welded
Roll cage welded in
Structural components added
Various panels and covers fabricated
Modifications to wheel arch areas
Material removed from panels to championship regulations
Filed and rubbed down as necessary
Primed and painted
Door, bumpers, lights and glass fitted

After this the vehicle had its mechanical fit.

Many other cars have passed through the bodyshop doors, a gallery is to the right.