Drivers: Richard Danvers and Lucy Dawes
Age(s): 27 and 26
Reason for running: Richard’s grandfather passed away a year ago, leaving him a 1959 JHW Peregrine 300S that his grandfather had owned from new.
Unfoutunately, when he got the car, it had been sitting since 1980. the engine was seized up, paint was falling off and the interior was beyond gone. So, Richard decided, rather than restore it to it’s former glory, he’d unload the engine, gearbox, and all other salvageable parts to a classic car specialist (who could actually make use of them), and set about creating something rather unique.
Richard rebuilt the body from the ground up, installed entirely new running gear, a brand new interior, and a 7.0L V12 engine that he had built specifically for the car. And, to honor his grandfather’s memory, he painted it the original shade of Maroon.
the resultant car was dubbed the JHW Peregrine 700X ‘Blood Eagle’ in reference to it’s brutal motor, and it’s deep shade of red.
for this run, Richard roped in his good friend Lucy Dawes to help him share driving duties, and to help out with any mechanical melodramas that happened along the way.