Competition Cars

Francis Tuthill’s competition heritage has been established in the competitive world of Motorsport over the last 35 years. We have been competing on the world stage since 1977 when Francis competed in the London-Sydney Rally in a Volkswagen Beetle.
Today our competition efforts are focused on the various Historic & Classic rallies that run all over the world.
Safari Legends
In 2007 we built six of the sixty cars that started the East African Safari Classic in Kenya. All our cars completed the toughest event in world rallying with no mechanical problems. They also dominated the top end of the leaderboard as they finished 2nd, 3rd. 4th, 5th, 12th and 14th. In 2009, our 6 cars all finished, with 4 in the top 9! In 2011 we won the Safari Classic Rally, with Björn Waldegård behind the wheel of one of our classic Porsche 911 rally cars. Bjorn was co-driven by son Mathias.  This is the first time a Porsche has won the Safari Classic Rally.

We have been stalwarts of the British Historic Rally Championship for over a decade. The likes of Jimmy McRae, Stig Blomqvist, Bjorn Waldegard, Dessie Nutt, John Lloyd and Howard Redhouse have all experienced success in our Porsche 911’s. We have won every round of this Championship as well as winning the Overall title on several occasions.

See our results section for a full results list.

In 2008 we made our debut on several rounds of the FIA European Historic Rally Championship – and immediately found ourselves at the top of the leaderboard. On the Costa Brava Rally in November Richard Tuthill & John Bennie became the first British entry to win a round of this Championship in its current format.

Regularity & Touring
We build bespoke road cars and offer performance upgrades to 911’s to allow them to compete in this type of event throughout Europe.

Competition Parts
Our experience has allowed us to develop tried and tested solutions to maximise the performance of your car:

Our exclusive parts include:

  • Custom made gear sets
  • 8:35 Crown Wheel Pinions
  • Limited Slip Differentials for 901 and 915 gearboxes
  • Adjustable brake pedal boxes for road & race cars
  • Lightweight competition wiring looms
  • Bespoke suspension solutions so that your car performs on every surface -
    from country roads to African rally stages.