Old cars making fast money: new rev eng service launched by KWSP to preserve motors

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With events like Goodwood Revival increasing the historic racing market, new technologies and expertise are being called upon

As grids across the historic F1, touring car and sports car arenas and with series for vehicles up to the nineties, there’s big money in repairing, rebuilding and restoring old motors.

The surprise in this case is that it’s not simply specialist restorers that are putting skills to good use, it’s the new boys too.

KW Special Projects (KWSP), one of the UKs leading motorsport and engineering consultancies launching a reverse engineering solution for the historic motorsport market.
Key to the new service will be complete digital scanning of any historic racecar, reverse engineering, remanufacturing, digital archiving, inspection and composites expertise.

With the global historic motorsport industry enjoying unprecedented growth and now covering eras when carbon fibre use proliferated, KWSP is in an great position as the reverse engineering technology needed continues to be made more available.

Kieron Salter, managing director of KWSP, explained: “We’ve been looking at the viability of an historic motorsport programme for a while.


“Indeed, we’ve recently taken on a number of projects working with historic vehicles, particularly in terms of reverse engineering and 3D printing capabilities and we felt it was time to now augment that with our international motorsport expertise and knowledge.”

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