Photos below, by Motor Sport Transmissions.
The Vauxhall Firenza ‘ Old Nail ‘ is the most successful Racing Saloon Car in British Motorsport History, achieving some 63 race wins with the legendary Gerry Marshall at the wheel. The car was meticulously restored by Paul Chase-Gardener and was featured in the July 2013 Octane Magazine.
Motorsport Transmissions are proud to be involved with the gearbox part of the restoration.
The blue Capri is the ex-Klaus Ludwig car fully restored by Steve Slyfield. Its ZF race gearbox by MST.
Motor Sport Transmissions are officially associated with ZF as their S5-18/3 gearbox technical expert.
Wayne Lee Motorsport Ltd named an official ZF agent for classic car transmission service and rebuild
Wayne Lee Motorsport Ltd, trading as Motorsport Transmissions, has been appointed an official agent by ZF Services UK for the service and rebuild of classic car transmissions.
The Brampton-based company, near Carlisle, specialises in the ZF S5-18/3 used on cars taking part in historic rallying and racing.
The ZF S5-18/3 has been a key feature in motorsport since the early 1970s when it was fitted to most of the ‘works’ Boreham Ford Escorts, Mk1 and Mk2.
A spokesman for ZF Services UK said: “Wayne Lee has an excellent track record with an unrivalled knowledge of the S5-18/3 to assist ZF with this project and has provided support of a high technical quality for classic car events around the world for years.”
MORE ABOUT ZF:
ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology with 122 production companies in 26 countries. In 2014, the Group will presumably achieve a sales figure of more than €18 billion with about 72 000 employees. In order to continue to be successful with innovative products, ZF annually invests about 5 percent of its sales (2014: around €890 million) in research and development. ZF is one of the ten largest automotive suppliers worldwide.
ZF Services ensures that ZF systems expertise is carried forward consistently into the aftermarket. With integrated solutions and the entire ZF product portfolio, the business unit guarantees the performance and efficiency of vehicles throughout their lifecycle. Driveline and chassis technology by ZF is offered in the aftermarket business using the well-established product brands Sachs, Lemförder, Boge, ZF Lenksysteme, and ZF Parts. With its global service network and portfolio tailored to customer requirements, ZF Services has also become a popular partner in the non-automotive sector.
In 2015, the company will celebrate its centennial. Originally named Zahnradfabrik GmbH, ZF was founded in Friedrichshafen in 1915 by Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH among others. In its early years, the company developed, tested, and manufactured aircraft transmissions. After 1919, the company’s focus shifted to the automotive and commercial vehicle industry under Alfred Graf von Soden-Fraunhofen, the first general manager and later head of the company. In this sector, the company registered numerous patents for innovative transmission technology and established itself once and for all as a major technology supplier. The first location outside Europe was founded in Brazil in 1958, launching a globalization drive that still continues. In addition, ZF constantly expanded its range of expertise – also through acquisitions. In 1984, ZF acquired the majority share in Lemförder Metallwaren & Co. KG, a move which extended the product portfolio to include chassis technology. In 2001, ZF took over the former Mannesmann Sachs AG to strengthen its value added chain with driveline and chassis components. It adopted the current name of ZF Friedrichshafen AG in 1992. Today’s product range includes driveline and chassis technology such as transmissions, driveline and chassis components, as well as complete axle systems and modules. ZF products are used in passenger cars, commercial vehicles, construction and agricultural machinery, rail vehicles, and marine applications. The company also focuses on the wind power and electronic components business. In addition, ZF Services represents the Group on the international aftermarket. In 2014, ZF announced its intention to acquire US automotive supplier TRW.
The shareholders of ZF Friedrichshafen AG are the Zeppelin Foundation, administered by the City of Friedrichshafen, holding a share of 93.8 percent, and the Dr. Jürgen and Irmgard Ulderup Foundation, Lemförde, with 6.2 percent. The “Motion and Mobility” slogan clearly states the company’s core mission: Right from its foundation, ZF has developed and manufactured innovative products for all people around the globe who want to move things reliably, comfortably, and safely and experience the ultimate in efficient mobility. Quality, technological leadership, and innovative power have always defined the Group’s identity – today as much as ever.
For further press information and photos please visit: www.zf.com
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