GALLERY: Fenland car manufacturer Tiger Racing creates Wisbech Sportscar Centre
SPORTSCAR manufacturer Tiger Racing has brought its engineering centre and workshop all under one roof at a new home in Wisbech.
The family-run company will also restore and sell classic British sportscars - including Lotus, MG and Triumph models - at the new Wisbech Sportscar Centre in Anglia Way.
The centre brings together Tiger’s workshop, previously in Thorney Toll, and the engineering centre which was in Thorney.
Founder and managing director Jim Dudley said: “We have restored classic cars for a long time as well and this new centre enables us to become more of a general sportscar company.
“Not only will we restore classic cars, we will also sell them - we already have quite a few old Lotus and MG models.
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“There are also classic sportscar owners who need their cars servicing or need an MoT carried out. The centre means we specialise in this - and customers can take a look at our Tiger models at the same time.”
Tiger Racing was formed by Mr Dudley in 1989 to produce a range of kit built sportscars. Originally based in London, the company moved to Thorney in 1998. Since its formation Tiger has built more than 2,500 cars.
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Mr Dudley is primarily responsible for design and development while wife Sue looks after the parts service and general administration. Their daughter Laura handles the accounts and son Paul is production manager.
Gary Tame is fabrications manager and, as chief technician, Colin McLaughlin is the man to contact for technical enquiries.
Tiger cars have previously featured on Top Gear, Pulling Power and Fifth Gear. It was on Fifth Gear in 2003 that the Tiger Z100, a twin bike engined machine, took the 0-60mph world record with a time of 2.9 seconds.
Its latest model, the Aviator, was released last year. Designed by renowned automotive designer Simon Keys, the car is aerodynamically superior to predecessors to further improve handling and top end performance.
For more information and to look at the current stock, visit Tiger Racing at Unit 10 Anglia Way, Wisbech, call 01945 466200 or visit www.tigerracing.com