A very special car. This car is the very last Esso Touring Car Capri ever raced. Built by CC racing and developed for Group 1 racing, this car was raced to 5 victories in 1982 by Vince Woodman and was narrowly beaten to the championship in the final round of the year on a tie breaker by the TWR Rover 3500 V8.
The car has actually been owned twice by Ric Wood and has recently been restored to its original magnificent Esso colour scheme.. The car also has one of Ric Wood’s ultimate V6 Essex race engines producing 269bhp (39bhp more that its 1982 output).
Vince Woodman won 4 races in the 1982 British Touring car championship. In the photograph (Left) he leads the field in the British Grand Prix supporting race at Brands Hatch.
The car was sucessfully driven by a number of top drivers including :
Vince Woodman – CC racing
Brian Chatfield – Privateer
John Clelland – BTCC champion
Peter Winston – ex World Hot Rod Champion
Mike Sarsfield – Privateer
Ric Wood again who restored the car to its original condition, specification and colour scheme.