In 1989 I was in England, searching a good engine builder company, specialized on BMC A-series engine’s and FORD Kent engine’s. I contact a lot of engine builders, RICHARD LONGMAN, OSELLI, JAN O’DOOR (JANSPEED) and finally GLYN and NICK SWIFT from SWIFTUNE RACING.
The first contact with GLYN SWIFT was not easy! But now, after 20 years of successful and professional cooperation between SWIFTUNE and LONGSPEED, we are very proud with this contact. SWIFTUNE RACING was advanced in the last 15 years to THE LEADING RACE ENGINE BUILDER world wide.
Also in 1989 I first contact ANDREAS HOHLS from MINI MANIA. Actually MINI MANIA is THE LEADING DEALER for BMC MINI parts and PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT, as well in Historic Racing.
MINI MANIA was and is a professional partner for LONGSPEED since 1989!
Other professional UK partners from LONGSPEED are:
K.A.D. ; IAN CURLEY Specialized Mouldings; PETER VICKERS from ALTERED IMAGE COACH-WORKS; GERALD & LEIGH DALE from MONDO SPORTS; CASTROL Lubrications, MB Racing Wheels; MINILITE wheels; REVOLUTION wheels; YOKOHAMA semi-race tyres ; DUNLOP Racing Tyres, Slick and Historic Tyres CR65.
When British Motor Heritage offer in 2003 the MINI shell in three different marks, we are focused immediately to rebuild MINI’s from bare shell to a brand new car including engine and gearbox rebuild. Up to date, we are specialized on professional rebuilding existing Mini’s to owners high specification.