12 Volt Planet Sponsors The Fire Fighters Race Team
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 | Paul
The Fire Fighters Charity (formerly known as the Fire Services National Benevolent Fund) is the UK's leading provider of services that enhance the quality of life for serving and retired fire fighters, fire personnel and their families. They offer support for people in the fire and rescue community when they are in need and over the years have helped hundreds of thousands of individuals by providing world-class treatment and support services. It costs £9m/year to keep the charity running and, with no government funding, they are reliant on the generosity and enthusiasm of their supporters.
The Fire Fighters Race Team was an idea spawned by Dave Franks, a serving fire fighter and the Team Principle, which was to take a 1978 Mini saloon, strip it down and re-build it into a full-blown racing machine which will be used to raise awareness of the Fire Fighters Charity. The car will be exhibited at various fundraising activities, shows, hill climbs & sprints and will be entered in the 2014 South East Motor Sports Enthusiasts Club (SEMSEC) race series.
Dave and his small but dedicated and hard working team are making great progress with the build and are now well on the way to getting the car prepared for the track with the body and chassis having recently been painted and vinyl wrapped. Part of the next stage of build will be to get the electrics installed and 12 Volt Planet are extremely proud to have been able to contribute in a small way by providing the wiring components and accessories needed.
You can find out all about the Fire Fighters Race Team including the latest build progress reports on their website: http://www.firefightersraceteam.com/
Dave and the team will also be exhibiting the Mini at Autosport International 2014 at the NEC in Birmingham from 9-12 January, the World's greatest indoor motorpsort extravaganza with over 1 million sq ft of exhibitors and displays. So if you are planning to attend please visit their stand, say hello and show your support.
If you'd like to support the Fire Fighters Charity then please visit Dave's Just Giving page here: http://www.justgiving.com/firefighterscharity-kent-mini
Good luck to the Team and we wish them every success in 2014!