1963 Hillman Imp that my father has built in his shed over the last 2 1/2 years. A Yamaha FJ1200 engine has been fitted in the left rear of the cabin driving onto a short tailshaft to a modified Skyline Diff. The footage is of the first race entered on completion which is at the MG Car Club Newcastles' Ringwood Hillclimb track. It set a fastet time of 34.11 seconds which is a faster time than our R32 Skyline GTS-t has set at this track to date.
Sunbeam Imp Historic Racer Debut/shakedown
First test of our new GP 2 FIA Sunbeam Imp Sport. This car is a replica of the famous George Bevan / Bill McGovern BTCC-winning Imp of the 70s. The track is Rudskogen, the race is a round in the Norwegian Championship for Historic Racing incorporating classes from 1961-76, from a 1000cc Opel Kadett to a 76 Broadspeed Capri. The gearbox is a spare, with totally wrong ratios, so it wasn't exactly a bullet out of some of the corners - but will be remedied for the next race.
hillman imp on top gear Dave, Northumbrian ACO
a bit painfull to watch if your an imp fan
quite funny when he talks about the imps handling being bad then said that they were very good in rallying
many thanks to Dave aka imp.sport the Northumbrian imp club aco for uploading the video to the imp club so it could be added on here