Jemison swaps remote controlled cars for real thing with Vauxhall Chevette challenge
Ben Jemison hopes to put a Vauxhall Chevette back to the forefront of UK historic rallying with the culmination of a long-term project.
Yorkshire-based Jemison, 24, is the son of seasoned engineer and competitor Ian, but has been busy until now racing remote control cars all over the world.
In the background, he started to build a Group 4 historic specification Chevette seven years ago. “I’ve been on it too long,” he said. “But we have done five or six customer cars since then and mine got put away for a long time. We brought it back out in 2014.”
The car is a replica of the last works cars and is now a rolling shell.
“It is being built as a gravel car and the aim is to get to the BHRC,” said Jemison. “The car is a work in progress and so is the driver.”