Last round I found the engine was stuck and without a driveshaft I could not break the engine free. Today I install the missing driveshaft, deal with more surprise missing parts, and again see if the Sprite will run.
Category: Austin Healey Sprite
Racing video from my 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S in the 2012 HVR Showboat Showdown at Motorsports Park Hastings with the HVR. This race was held on Sunday September 9th 2012 during the NASA and HVR race weekend. This was my first time racing my then fairly new to me Cooper S.
I decided to paint the Number 6 Barn Sprite because it looked terrible and needed to painted anyways. What better paint job to give it than one in tribute of one of the most colorful car gals of the 1960s Donna Mae Mims. Mims was the first female driver to win a National SCCA Championships in it’s then 20 year history.
Today I take the Number 1 Sprite that I found in a barn a month ago down to the 2020 Heartland British Auto Fest in LeClaire, Iowa.
Today I finally take a look at the barn find Sprite I labeled #2. I clean it out and see if I can get it started without any parts.
A few miles from me I found an Austin Healey Sprite that was once owned and raced by Jaguar CEO and President Mike Dale.
Today I take a quick look at what was packed into the Number 5 Austin Healey Sprite barn find.
Today I look at the six MK I Austin Healy Sprites that I found together in a barn.
Take a look at three Austin Healey Sprite race cars I have been working on the last couple years and are finally in FIA approval.