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The MGB has been gracing British motor racing circuits for over 50 years and is surely one of the most instantly recognisable and accessible racing cars in the historic world. This competitive MGB full-race car is accompanied by a specification list running to three full pages detailing the car's upgrades and race modifications and is obviously too long to list here but please feel free to contact the office for further details. The car was originally raced by Alan Mills in the 1990s, before being sold to Brian Lambert in 1994 who painted the car in its current livery of Old English White with a Black hardtop. In 1996, Brian won the Flemings Thoroughbred Sportscar Championship but was sadly pipped to first place by Roy McCarthy in the BCV8 Championship that year by half a point. The MG was then stored for a number of years, and in 2005 was bought by Ian Prior who commissioned BLC Engineering to build a new full-race engine for the coming season. Bob Luff of BLC Engineering recalls that this was one of the best 'B' series engines they ever built, producing a healthy 200bhp. The engine spec sheet is quite lengthy, but the highlights include; 1950cc, 200 bhp, Bob Luff head, 'works' steel crank, 'Arrow' steel con-rods,'Acrilite' pistons, Kent 712SP camshaft, Kent roller-rockers, lightweight Kent cam-followers, Davies Craig electronic water pump, Piper Vernier pulleys, lightened and polished pushrods, an aluminium back plate, a full-race lightweight flywheel, full race 'quartermaster' clutch, custom exhaust manifold, and split Dellorto 48s. The car was fitted with Spax adjustable dampers and custom machined Nylatron bushes at the same time. Ian Prior sold the car to Tom Jones midway through the 2006 season and he used it to good effect the following year, winning the 2007 'BCV8 Championship' and in fact, the car still holds a couple of lap records. In 2011 Tom entrusted the car to his own company, TJ Engineering, to give the MG a complete nut and bolt rebuild and prepare it for the following season. The car was sold in 2012 and has since been used sparingly at a few track and test days, including two BCV8 events last year, one of which was at Silverstone. At Brands Hatch, driven by a novice racer, this able MGB still managed to finish 2nd in class. The current owner has fitted new in-date seat belts and fire extinguisher. Also included with the car are 4 x spare 'Minilite' wheels shod with wet weather tyres and an additional spare matching 'Compomotive' wheel with a new dry tyre. This car is eligible for numerous race categories including the MGCC's BCV8 Championship, Cockshoot Cup, Peter Best Insurance Challenge, and Thoroughbred Sportscar Championship. The regulations for these series vary slightly but not substantially. KYR 294 is a well-prepared and established MGB racer and a great way into club racing. It has been a front runner in the past and could well be again in the future.