How Jor­dan is help­ing re­store a TVR Tus­can Chal­lenge racer so his fa­ther can roll back the years

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Every­time An­drew’s dad Mike took to the track in the TVR Tus­can Chal­lenge, his young son would be cheer­ing on from the side­lines.

Jor­dan Sr spent a cou­ple of sea­sons rac­ing the fear­some rear-wheel-drive mon­sters, and it was some of his most en­joy­able times in the sport. But now, 30 years af­ter the cat­e­gory was in­tro­duced and more than a decade af­ter it faded away as a be­spoke se­ries, the mon­ster is back. An­drew and Mike are in the process of restor­ing his old racer and there are plans afoot to gather to­gether some of the se­ries’ star names and driv­ers next sea­son for a cel­e­bra­tion.

Jor­dan’s car was owned by his for­mer TVR Tus­can Chal­lenge ri­val Michael Caine while, iron­i­cally, Jor­dan had sourced Caine’s old car. They con­ducted a swap, and both ma­chines are be­ing fully re­built by the Jor­dan Rac­ing Team for the sea­son ahead.

“They are such amaz­ing cars,” says Jor­dan Jr. “I re­ally want to have a go, but I best leave this one to dad. It was his idea: he was watch­ing an old sea­son re­view on VHS last year and he text me say­ing that he re­ally wanted to get a car back to­gether. Along with Cainey, it snow­balled from there. I think there are quite a few cars knock­ing about and peo­ple are get­ting them back to­gether.

“I re­mem­ber those cars, and the awe­some sight and sound of them, from when I was a child. It is go­ing to be quite some­thing to see them up and run­ning again.”

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