Driver review 119 Dan Buckley


Dan has been racing in the slick cars for most of 2018 . He owns a number of race cars including a Mercedes national hot rod .
The car he has raced most of the season has been his Malcolm Blackman Peugeot 205 replica . The car has turned heads around the raceways over the last 12 months , especially those who are fans of the retro race scene.
Dan purchased his Mk2 escort classic hot rod from none other than 144 Tim Foxlow , this car is the ex 198 Andy Steward championship winning car .
When it arrived with Tim it was re panelled front and rear . Tim reckons most of the paint on the front was his anyway , from a tad of race rubbing on the behind of the spanker ( Tim’s previous car ) .
Dan has had the paint work perfected and liveried in his own paint scheme , which is absolutely stunning .
So how did it all fare for Dan ?
Dan raced the night before Best in Britain 2018 in the slick cars with the Escort , the drive in the distributor decided to spin and ended his nights racing rather shorter than he wanted . The Peugeot on that night was lent out to 333 Lee Wood who is out with engine issues at the moment. Lee really pushed the pug to limits around Birmingham Wheels.
Dan Managed to make Hednesford with the car but again ran into a few teething issues .
Hopefully Dan after having the car on show at the Autosports and Motorsport with attitude shows will be ready for season 2019 .
The car has pedigree and so does the driver , its a pleasure to have Dan on Board at classic hot rods.

words Andy H

picture Martin Kingston

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