July 10: Vantage begins last lap
August 18: Terry & Shelby stun the Yanks
August 31: August job sheet
September 10: Corse hits the headlines!
July 10, 2015
Only the interior, glass and chrome remain to be completed on the mighty Vantage.
The Aston Martin V8 Vantage restoration is nearing completion at the Corse workshop.
Virtually all of the mechanical work is done, leaving only the interior, glass and chrome trim to be made and installed. A lot of the parts have had to be scratch-built, which is time-consuming, but from Day One the owner has insisted on only the best for this rare classic.
It's been a huge project - which is saying something, considering some of the major restorations we've done over the years! - but this Vantage will be the equal of any other example in the world.
More photos will be posted on this website when this amazing car is finished.
DATE: August 9-10 & 17-18, 2015
EVENT: Rolex Monterey Reunion
VENUE: Laguna seca Raceway - Monterey, California
VEHICLE (OWNER): 1965 Shelby 350 Mustang Fastback (Terry Lawlor)
Terry Lawlor and his Shelby 350 Mustang put on quite a show at the Rolex Monterey Reunion.
Corse owner Mick Mitchell went Stateside in August to look after Terry Lawler's recently acquired 1965 Shelby Mustang at the annual Rolex Monterey Reunion historic race meeting.
The event, at California's Laguna Seca Raceway, is so big that there's a preview race meeting on the preceding weekend!
Terry got some advance track time at the famous 3.5km circuit by entering the races for 1960s touring and GT cars on the first weekend. He scored a couple of top-10s, which were creditable considering the mixed field and unfamiliar layout.
On the second weekend Terry contested two races for 1965-'70 Shelby Mustangs. In the separate qualifying sessions for the races he was third fastest of the 40-car field for the first race, and second fastest for the second race.
Terry won the first race on Saturday morning, but in the second race in hot conditions later in the day an overheating engine and lack of front tyre grip prevented him from pushing as hard. Nevertheless he placed a fine second.
Terry's performance might have surprised the locals, but not Mick Mitchell.
"It was a great effort by Terry, but not surprising considering what he's achieved in the Heritage Touring Car Series here over the past three seasons," Mick said. "The overheating issues were disapointing, but there wasn't time to test the car before it was shipped to the USA."
TERRY LAWLOR'S RESULTS
Qualifying: Race 1 - 3rd, Race 2 - 2nd
Race 1 (10 laps/35km): 1st
Race 2 (10 laps/35km): 2nd
August 31, 2015
Here are some of the more interesting cars we've being working on this month . . .
September 10, 2015
The Daily Telegraph article featuring Mick & Liz Mitchell
When Australia's largest-circulation newspaper, the Daily Telegraph, was looking for a typical business in Greater Sydney's industrial heartland, it picked none other than Corse Automotive & Motorsport!
After a phone chat with the Telegraph reporter and a photo shoot in the workshop, Corse was featured in the next day's newspaper (above) and online edition (below).
In true tabloid fashion, the reporter didn't let the facts get in the way of a good story - Corse's clients actually come from all over Sydney, not just the posh Eastern Suburbs and interstate. But free publicity like that doesn't come along every day!
The dailytelegraph.com.au feature