Racing Improves the Breed – BMH

‘Racing improves the breed’ is an overused and often abused saying, but is totally apt when it comes to a number of products offered by British Motor Heritage (BMH). So, in addition the company’s long-established range of original specification replacement bodyshells and panels, a host of specialist items is also now offered by this versatile supplier, including:

Competition parts for the MGB

The BMH MGB leads the way through the rain

BMH’s managing director John Yea has now been successfully campaigning the company’s FIA specification MGB in a variety of high-profile historic race series for some nine years. His first-hand experience of ‘Britain’s favourite sportscar’ on the track has directly resulted in the following being made available from BMH:

  • 4.1:1 crown wheel and pinion
  • Close ratio gear set for ‘4-synchro’ transmissions
  • Alloy door and boot-lid skins
  • FIA specification alloy front valance
  • Seam-welded replacement bodyshells
  • Bespoke bodyshells featuring full-range of BMH alloy panels (these are sold without warranty for motorsport use only)

Bodyshell tubs for the MG Midget

A replacement MidgetSprite tub

BMH also has a competition Midget with which it contests hillclimbs and sprints. This experience plus ongoing requests from owners of Lenham, Ashley and WSM-bodied Midgets and Sprites has led to the availability of replacement tubs, in addition to original specification individual panels and complete bodyshells.

Race-proved products from BMH’s Motoring Classics range

The Zircotec-coated exhaust manifold of the BMH MGB

The following were all thoroughly tried and tested courtesy of BMH’s MGB racer before being added to the company’s ever-growing list of online sales items:

  • Revotec cooling fans
  • Zircotec heat management products
  • EBC brake pads and shoes
  • Samco silicon hoses
  • StartMonkey 400 lightweight jump-start system

Further information on replacement panels, bodyshells and the Heritage Approved Specialists from which they can be bought can be found at, while for details of all items purchasable online under the Motoring Classics banner please log onto

About BMH

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. Further details of BMH and its products are available at Motoring Classics is the retail arm of BMH, which sells related products direct to the public via It is also the name of BMH’s quarterly magazine.

Note: Press release courtesy of BMH by Gordon Bruce Associates Ltd.