Hello, I hope you don't mind me putting this here. I am trying to drum up support for Team Gigglepin who will be competing at King of the Hammers in a few weeks.
Look out the British are coming......
UK based Gigglepin4x4 will be competing at the King of the Hammers offroad race on Feb 8th 2013 at the OHV in Johnson Valley, California in their Landrover Evo3 racer, join in their support by liking their facebook page:
Richards Chassis 100" custom chassis designed by Jim Marsden of Gigglepin4x4
Engine: Rover 5.0L V8
Axles: Ashcroft Force 9 custom Hi-9 with RCV shafts and CV joints
Suspension: King 14" Triple Bypass shocks, Eibach progressive springs with Hydraulic Bumpstops
Cage: T45 MSA spec full six point P&P cage
Fuel: 120 Litres ATL
Tyres: Maxxis Trepador Stickys 37x 12.0 x 16
Wheels: Stazworks double beadlock
Winches: The Legendary Gigglepin GP84
Transmission: Landrover derived modified HP24 auto gearbox mounted to a modified Lt230 transfer box fitted with a special centre differential,
Batterys: 3x Odyssey pc1500, 24v for winches and lights, 12v to run the car and cooling
Intercoms: F5 full wireless bluetooth
Team Gigglepin from the UK and Australia are honoured to have been invited to race at the King of the Hammers 2013. Jim Marsden from the UK and Wayne Smith from Australia, jumped at the opportunity to share Pier Acerni's container and get their Landrover based Evo 3 racer shipped to California ready to race.
Heres some info from the Team Bio pages
"Team Gigglepin have been racing for 12 years at the very top of the sport.
Having won many major titles, and innovators of the iconic Twinmotor winch. Team Gigglepin are well known and respected around the world.
Team Gigglepin is Gigglepin 4x4 owner Jim Marsden and a host of quality co drivers from either the British Isles or Australia.
It first started 12 years ago when Jim was part of the winning team that dominated the inaugural XX-trem category at the Legendary Belgium National, also securing the Team spirit award in the process.
Since then, Jim and Team Gigglepin have gone from strength to strength and are now racing the Evo 3 race car designed and built by Gigglepin 4x4 in 2011.
After a week of testing and completing SVA (singular vehicle approval), the team headed off to compete at the Ultra tough Croatia Trophy against over 100 teams from over 14 different nationalities. *Cutting a long story short, after 8 days of racing they won by a staggering margin of 4.5hrs and also won the outstanding achievement award for doing so."
I spoke with Jim recently and he assures me he and Wayne are under no illusions about the intensity and difficulty of the King of the Hammers, but they are relishing the opportunity to have a go at this legendary race.
Team Gigglepin will be pitting with Axel Burmann, with Acerni offroad next door at 129/133 GenRight so if you fancy coming to meet us then please drop by and say Hi.