Puma Cup seals a new col­lege deal

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Or­gan­is­ers of the Puma Cup se­ries have struck a new deal with Hert­ford­shire Re­gional Col­lege, which will al­low stu­dents to build and en­ter rac­ing cars for the cat­e­gory.

The Puma Cup, which is pro­moted by Ford Rac­ing UK, cur­rently runs as a class within the Clas­sic Sports Car Club’s New Mil­len­nium se­ries and op­er­ates for Ford’s 1.7-litre tin-top coupe.

EMC Motorsport, which sup­plies the parts to build the cars, has de­liv­ered two con­ver­sion kits to Herts al­ready for stu­dents en­rolled on its Motorsport Tech­nol­ogy cour­ses to build. Ford Rac­ing UK has also do­nated a donor car and the col­lege has bought two more road chas­sis to con­vert.

“It’s a great deal that works both ways,” said Ford Rac­ing UK’S Kevin Shor­tis. “The col­lege plans to build two cars per year, and the stu­dents get to do all of the work from weld­ing in the rollcages to fit­ting the sus­pen­sion and pre­par­ing the en­gines.

“Herts’ course is two years, so it is planned that first year stu­dents build the first two cars and then run them in year two, and the process starts over again for the new first year stu­dents.”

Stu­dents will build Ford Pu­mas

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