Ian Burford's Lenham LeMans Coupe

 

 

 

Ian Burford Lenham Le Mans CoupeIan Burford Lenham Le Mans Coupe

Ian Burford Lenham Le Mans CoupeIan Burford Lenham Le Mans Coupe

 

Ian Burford has recently purchased this wonderful Lenham Le Mans Coupe. This car has a bit of history, as it was rallied by the Late Gordon Howie. Recently the subject of a rebuild undertaken by the previous owner, Barrie Williams. "I found your website via Yahoo and I thought I would make contact. I have just bought Barry Williams Lenham Midget GT. It used to be owned by Gordon Howie who successfully rallied it before it was bought by Barry Williams, re-sprayed red from blue and equipped for circuit racing. It has not been raced; however I do have pictures of Barry driving the car past HRH Prince Philip! My plan is to get my National B licence and compete in the HSCC or Master Series with it."

 

Andy Gibson (Of the ArkleySS Register) co-drove with Gordon in 1998. "You may like to use the attached picture on your site, which is of myself (co-driver) with the late Gordon Howie (driver) competing in the Rallye des Géants in France in 1998.  http://www.phautosport.com/Rallye-1998/Rallye-des-Geants-1998/Engages.php shows the entry list."

Gordon Howie Lenham Le Mans Coupe 1998

 

Below are a couple of new photos from Ian (July 04 2011): "I have been racing my Lenham for just over a year now. I am having a lot of fun and the car is going well, being looked after by Shaun and Graham at Classic Cars of Kent .I have attached a few pictures of me racing:  the first is the Lenham on the grid at last year’s Silverstone Classic. The other is a bit of an arty shot taken by a friend of me at a very wet Brands Hatch."

Ian Burford Silverstone ClassicIan Burford Brands Hatch

 

Many thanks to Ian and Andy for the use of their photos and words.