Newsletter: April 2008

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April, 2008

AMS News 9th April 2008.

    Hello everyone – time for an update on all that is happening down at AMS.

    As I write this we are well into spring and all the signs are here. Beautiful clear blue skies in Cornwall closely followed by – blizzards! I have my own opinions about global warming and what is causing it (it is interesting that the surface temperature on Mars has increased by the same amount as the surface temperature on earth over the last few years – obviously all of the exhaust emissions from those alien SUV’s and sportscars!) but one thing is for sure, we are having some strange weather.

    Still, snow + Murtaya = Great fun!

    Four wheel drive and four wheels drifting!


Detling Show

    Well the traditional season opener is almost upon us. We are making the trip over to Kent on Friday ahead of this weekends show. We are taking the Murtaya rally car and the Fireblade powered Toniq R along with 6 members of the AMS team. I hope that we will see lots of you there. We are also competing in an endurance kart race at Buckmore Park on the Saturday evening; this should be great fun with teams entered from manufacturers, owners clubs and magazines. Spectators are welcome at the venue so why not head over after a day wandering around the show.


New Premises

    As the business continues to grow we have a need to beyond the 5000sq ft which we currently occupy. To that end we are just about to take an additional 2500sq ft brand new industrial unit about four miles from the current workshop.

    The new unit is just off of the main A30 dual carriageway which makes access very easy and we will of course be continuing to offer our collect and drop off service to Newquay airport for those who prefer to fly down for a visit.

    There will be more news on the premises and pictures in next month’s newsletter.


Donor Vehicles & Parts

    We have been working away at building up our sources for quality parts and donor vehicles and I am delighted to say that we are now going to be working very closely with Scoobybits, an established and very well respected importer and parts specialist for the Impreza and Legacy. Jason (the man behind the company) is going to be opening a second Scoobybits outlet onsite with us in Cornwall as part of this link up so whatever your needs from a wheel nut to a complete car we are now better placed than ever to provide you with a complete service.


Racing Series Approves Murtaya

    The All Nippon Challenge is a series designed around anything Japanese based and championship organiser Steve has approved the Murtaya to compete. With double race rounds at all of the country’s premier circuits this exciting series provides the ideal place to make a racing debut for a novice with lots of track time and a wide variety of machinery.
We are planning on having a Murtaya class running within the series in 2009 and have created a base package for the control cars including sealed 400bhp engine and 6 speed gearboxes. Make no mistake these cars will provide explosive performance and exciting sport for the drivers and spectators alike.


Magazine Coverage

    The Murtaya is to be featured in EVO magazine very shortly. We have been invited to compete in their Road and Track Car of the Year contest and face very stiff opposition from the mainstream manufacturers. We are the only kit manufacturer invited and will be up against Lotus, Ferrari, Porsche etc so it will certainly be very interesting.
The road and track testing is taking place at the end of April/early May so keep an eye out on the magazine in June/July to see how we fare in this harshest of tests.


Le Mans 2008

    We are once again organising the annual jaunt to Le Mans leaving on Thursday 12th June and returning on Monday 16th. There are already quite a few cars lined up to come with us and there is an open invite to join our merry clan whatever you happen to be driving. We will be taking a Murtaya and Toniq R demo car plus the transit loaded up with essential Le Mans equipment such as marquee, bar complete with on tap lager and beer, chairs, tables, sound system and lighting. As the time is now rapidly approaching please contact Neil Gould should you wish to join us on 01637 889351 or
The more the merrier, and after several years of shocking weather surely we are due a hot and sunny one this time around!


Odds and Sods

    More interesting things in the workshop this month include, a Mark 2 Escort rally car, a Pug 106 rally car, Marlin 5EXI, Strathcarron (which we are transplanting an Impreza engine into) and a Porsche to be converted into a track day weapon. Never a dull moment!


Contacting Us

    Should you ever wish to speak with either Tom or myself about anything relating to the business you are welcome to call in at the factory, ring on 01637 889351, email to or or call on our mobiles;

Neil 07525 670 680
Tom 07525 670 678

    We are always interested to hear your thoughts, opinions and ideas so please do not hesitate to get in touch if there is anything which you would like to talk through.

    That’s it for now folks - all the best until next time.


Neil Yates
Managing Director
Adrenaline Motor Sport
01637 889351.

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