This car was built in 1997 by John Wynne and is currently owned and driven by Peter Stone. Originally conceived as a hill climb, Formula Libre car it is car number 76 of 81 built to date by John Wynne. Johnís vehicles have included various style racers from open wheelers to clubmans. John Wynne worked for Ford back in the 70ís. He built most of Alan Moffat's race winning V-8 Fords and made significant contributions to the Ford Falcon GTHO Phase 1, 2, 3, and 4 development.FOR THE FULL STORY ON THE JMW MARQUE CLICK HERE.
Today this JMW car is powered by a Suzuki GSX-R 1100 bike engine. In the past it ran a Kawasaki engine with a Toyota supercharger, but proved to be difficult to set up correctly, unreliable and uncompetitive.
The current owner, Peter Stone, has been active in club level motorsport for the last 6 years running
a clubman style car and acquired the JMW from its former owner, Vern Hamilton, in 2003.
Here is a link to Vern's own racing website
Vern, an experienced and successful racing driver during the 60's,70's and 80's, has run the JMW 76 successfully in a number of hillclimbs in QLD of recent years, including Mt Cotton where the vehicle has run a respectable 43 seconds.
The vehicle incorporates a number of lightweight components, many being motorcycle derived. The total race ready weight of the vehicle is 340kg.
The engine is from a Suzuki GSX-R 1100 of 1988. Capacity is now 1196cc and it produces a healthy 170 bhp with a
little help from a 5mm over bore, modified cyclinder head, 13.5:1 CR, camshaft timing adjustments and a set of 4 x 40mm smoothbore flat slide carbs.
It delivers the power to the wheels through a 5 speed sequential shift transmission and chain driven open differential assembly.
Top speed is circa 220 kph on a good day with lap times around Phillip Island of 1:46 and around Winton of 1:32.
PRIVATE PRACTISE AT MORWELL HILL CLIMB CIRCUIT.
CHECK OUT JAMES IN SOME VIDEO ACTION FROM MORWELL HILLCLIMB (130k)
GEELONG SPEED TRIALS - 15 NOVEMBER 2003.
PHILLIP ISLAND SPRINTS - MSCA - 25 APRIL 2004
WINTON SPRINTS - MSCA - 2 MAY 2004
SALE RAAF BASE SPRINTS - RACES - 23 MAY 2004
PHILLIP ISLAND - SEPTEMBER 2005
WINTON - AUGUST 2006
PHILLIP ISLAND - NOVEMBER 2006
IN CAR ACTION WITH JAMES AT THE WHEEL AT WINTON RACEWAY (1.0M)
TRACKSIDE ACTION AT WINTON RACEWAY (360K)
A LAP OF PHILIP ISLAND
WINTON - REAR VIEW
WINTON - FRONT VIEW
If you would like further information on my car, or if you would just like a chat you can contact me, Peter Stone, via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone on (03) 9763 9955 [international +61 3 97639955]
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