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The website of John and Robin Beardmore (Beardmore Bros) England's premier car builders and modifiers. Specialising in Morris Minors modified and standard.
See all their cars with build up pictures on these pages.
My old Kitten recently came out to play again........
It also ran down the drag strip at 10.86 secs and that was running
out of gearing at 3/4 track. VIDEO
I am having a clear out of bits and parts FOR SALE HERE
|This is John`s new
project, a space framed, 2000cc Fiat engine with 16 valve cylinder head,
independent double wishbone suspension, 178mm widened Morris Minor convertible
for hillclimb and sprints.
The 100 pages ( and over 800 photographs ) show the design and build of this radical and innovative vehicle. Also at the top of many of the pages John gives lots of tips and advice.
|John`s Reliant kitten
has a 3528cc Rover V8 engine, space frame chassis, rear tyres that are
12" wide and can accelerate from 0-100mph in under 10 seconds.
The 16 pages ( and over 120 photographs ) show the build and driving of this insane vehicle.
|Robin`s famous pickup
with the removable roof. It started as a van, then was a pink pickup,
before the final super smooth creation.
The 4 pages ( and 43 photographs ) show the many different incarnations of this award winning, television featured vehicle.
scratch built half scale model of his roadster pickup.
The 2 pages ( and 15 photographs ) show the making of the body from wood, fibreglass and filler, the motor cycle powered chassis and a comparison with his full size roadster.
Race Performance and Construction Magazine
This is an Austrailian magazine aimed at the home car builder and competitor and is well worth getting hold of if you can. My Minor was in issue 3 and I was partly responsible for the idea of the magazine.
|Robin purchased a part finished 1932 Ford 3 window (chopped) coupe, with 350cu Chevy, 350 trans, Ford 9" axle, Micky T`s and fortunately independent front suspension. We sorted out the suspension, steering, brakes, plumbing, interior to make a fun car.|
|1932 Ford 3 Window Rod|
|John`s 1600cc Fiat
twin cam powered Morris Minor van with reinforced and modified Minor suspension
for road use and tarmac rally. It features vented disc brakes, coil over
spherically jointed suspension and a rollcage / chassis strengthener.
The 10 pages ( and 80 photographs ) show the build of the van, detailing all the modifications, and how the new owners have made it there own.
|Dad`s Minor convertible
has 2000cc Fiat power and was used to tow his caravan around Europe. The
car has many modifications to make it more suitable for modern day motoring
but retains the standard Morris Minor looks.
The 4 pages ( and 43 photographs ) show the build of the car including fitting the Fiat engine and the car on holiday. The car has been sold and is now in the USA (Hollywood and then Arizona).
Beardmore Bros TV Appearance
See How We Did On Thunder Races
We converted a Fiat Uno into a high powered mid Saab engined rally cross car in two days.
|Dads latest classic car has a 1950cc MGB engine and gearbox and is used to tow his now larger caravan around the UK and Europe. The 34 photographs show the car and fitting of the engine.|
|This was John`s first
Minor and the one on which he learnt the basis of his skills. Initially
1275cc powered it soon gained a 2000cc Fiat engine, the first of his many
The 5 pages ( and 52 photographs ) show the build and driving of this historic vehicle. Plus the car over the years in the hands of its new owners.
|John`s Lada with
2000cc Fiat power and capable of 0-60 mph in 7 seconds was used as a road
car and for tarmac rally. This unusual base for a vehicle demonstrates
John`s radical thinking.
The 2 pages ( and 19 photographs ) show the build and driving of this street sleeper.
rubber winged GPO van proves that standard cars also feature in his life.
This vehicle has had a complete restoration to better than new and has
a complete set of period tools in the back.
The 6 pages ( and 57 photographs ) show the long restoration from complete wreck to pristine van.
|A Morris Minor convertible
built onto a van chassis with 2000cc Fiat power and low ride height. We
regard this vehicle as one of the best all round cars we have built.
The single page has 6 photographs.
|4 photographs of one of Robin`s early vehicles.|
|Robin`s Lancia Delta, originally 1600cc, now with 2000cc Fiat Croma power. Was his everyday vehicle.|
|A 2000cc Fiat powered street sleeper Minor built for Andrew.|
|Robin`s radio controlled
Morris Minor saloon completes the line up of his different scaled Morris
The 12 photographs ( on a single page ) show how the body was made from a pot Morris Minor, using a flexible mould.
|Information about John|
|Links to websites featuring car builds and other interesting and useful sites.|
|Videos of our cars drag racing, hillclimbing, being built and being driven................|
|The vehicles on these pages have been featured in many magazines. The articles are scanned and shown here.|
|A section on how to do various car building and related tasks.|
|Read the recommended magazines, books and literature and you will have access to the same knowledge as the brothers.|
|Many cars over the years have left a lasting impression with us. On these pages see some of them.|
|Comments, suggestions, questions and feedback. Please e-mail us.|
|Items for sale.|
This website was compiled by John W. Beardmore © May 2000. Last update July 17th 2012.