JWA Race Engineering invite MIA members to visit them at Silverstone Classic
19 Jul 2019
Silvertstone Classic 26-28 July
JWA Race Engineering - Garage 26
From its inception over twenty years ago, the name of JWA Race Engineering has been synonymous with Historic Motorsport. With the founder and many of the senior staff growing up in the legendary sports car era of the late 60’s early 70’s and arguably the golden era of iconic cars and characters in Formula one, this is perhaps unsurprising. Add to this mix a fascination with Le Mans and endurance racing and the DNA of the company becomes very apparent.
Having quickly established themselves as a fixture on the Historic scene from their 1998 beginnings, the winning of the 2003 Historic Formula One Championship with a customer’s Tyrell O12 rubber stamped their credentials as a race preparation outfit, but equally significantly, as a producer of high quality parts and components. Their manufacturing department, initially born from their own frustrations at being unable to rapidly source quality parts between races, was already forging a growing reputation in general motorsport circles. On track success however triggered a significant increase in demand from Historic Racing peers and competitors, as news spread of the Staffordshire outfits reverse engineering ability and understanding of teams crucially important ‘right first time, on time, every time’ requirement, the speed of this recognition matched only by the growth in popularity of the Historic sector itself.
Fast forward to 2019 and this reputation remains unchanged, in fact it has now spread to the design, manufacture and supply of parts to industries outside of motorsport, however it is undoubtedly racing and Historic racing in particular that the core of this expertise still lies. The team is proud to still be supplying many of those initial customers alongside more recent converts to the fastest growing sector in motorsport today, whilst also providing track support for a number of clients in various Historic Series. One of those series, The Aston Martin Masters Endurance Legends, is part of the busiest and most enjoyable date in JWA’s calendar, The Silverstone Classic . Held this year over the weekend of July 26-28, the event is a must for Historic Racing fans, with a fantastic mix of nostalgia, music and of course noisy motorsport!
This year JWA will be running a customer’s 2008, Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2, not to mention supplying a wide variety of parts for cars on the majority of grids, and the team would be delighted to welcome any fellow MIA members and guests to join them at garage 26 for a chat and a closer look at the fantastic Aston at any stage of the weekend.
JWA contacts over the weekend are;
Friday & Saturday………………..James Watt 07785 923202
Sunday…………………………………Ali Scott 07711 635760