Jemi­son swaps re­mote con­trolled cars for real thing with Vaux­hall Chevette chal­lenge

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

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.”

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