Thursday, 18 April 2019

ASP 1300 survives in Kansas, USA

The British-built ASP 1300 has been a bit of a mystery for a long time. All the information that I had - and used for Maximum Mini 3 - was based on a (very comprehensive) advertisement of the car, dating back to 1967 when it was just a year old. But much more has now come to the surface, including the car itself!

Jason Harris, who is based in Kansas in the US owns it. He wrote: "My dad bought it in California in the 1990's, when it was gold. We painted it back to its proper BRG. He raced it a couple times, but it was overheating like crazy and wasn't happy with the handling so he parked it and went back to his Bugeye race car. My dad and I are currently rebuilding the engine and gearbox to get it back on the track hopefully this year. We're also going to also go though the suspension and cooling system to try to resolve those problems too. Let me know if you have any questions or want any pics of it."

To be continued.

The unique ASP 1300 was built in Britain, but survives in the US, seen here in the 1990s
Picture Jason Harris

The Harrises raced the ASP 1300 a couple of times but it had major overheating problems
Picture Jason Harris

ASP 1300 'S' logo on the car's nose. It is unknown to me what ASP stands for
Picture Jason Harris

I understand it was raced in 1966 by a man named Peter Tower. But there is also this decal. Stephen Langton was killed in a historic race in 1985 when he was driving a Connaught at Brands Hatch
Picture Jason Harris

Chassis construction is well visible here. The car uses a single tube frame 
Picture Jason Harris

No engine at the moment but Jason Harris and his dad are working on a full restoration 
Picture Jason Harris

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