British Motor Heritage (BMH) will have two stands at Race Retro – its regular one in Hall 2 and another one opposite dedicated to Piloti shoes – the latest addition to the company’s ever-expanding Motoring Classicsrange of online automotive parts, accessories and lifestyle products.
The Main stand (No.B6) will feature details of: BMH’s extensive selection of replacement panels and bodyshells for such popular British classic cars as the Mini and MGB; bodywork and mechanical race parts for the MGB; Zircotec heat treatments; and the aforementioned line-up of products available direct from www.motoringclassics.co.uk that spans everything from car covers to clothing and model cars to Moto-Lita steering wheels.
The centrepiece of the display will be BMH’s latest motorsport project – a 1962 Austin A40 primarily created to compete in the HRDC Touring Greats race series. Its much-publicised build story is unique in having been largely carried out by a pair of Oxford Brookes University students as part of their motorsport engineering course. Following its completion last year and a few successful forays onto the track, the venerable ‘granny’s shopper’ is now fully sorted for a season of ultra-competitive motor racing. A series of videos of the project can be found on YouTube – see Motoring Classics ‘From granny’s shopper to classic racer’.
The Piloti stand (B18) will provide show visitors with the opportunity to examine the range, try shoes on, and place orders. The comprehensive choice of styles covers everything from performance through casual to luxury; truly shoes for every occasion. Specifically designed to support the foot when at the wheel, they feature the Roll Control ™ spherical heel which protects and cushions this part of the foot as you drive, providing extra comfort and control. While walking, it mimics your natural heel shape and supports your stride. Piloti shoes feature premium leathers and suedes, race inspired design details, and the Piloti signature tread pattern on the sole.
British Motor Heritage (BMH) was established in 1975 to support the owners of classic British marques by putting genuine components back into manufacture; using original tools wherever possible. To date it has built over 6,000 replacement bodyshells for the MGB, MGR V8, MG Midget, Austin Healey Sprite, Triumph TR6, original Mini and Mini Clubman, as well as thousands of individual replacement panels. These and other items are distributed internationally by a 60-strong network of specialists.