RoToR Racing



Welcome To The Website Of Rotor Racing


This is the website of Rotor Racing, a Motorsport team founded in 1982 by Graham Millar, a motorsport junkie for 40 years, to race Rotor Racing cars. Rotor Racing has always been a group of unpaid amateurs keen on motorsport of all varieties and over the years the group have had a go at most things. You can read about the past activities of Graham and his group in our archive section and keep up to date with recent developments here. Graham has had plenty of helpers over the years and collectively they are called "Rotor Racing." But why "Rotor?" Well the dictionary defines rotor as;





In his early racing days, Graham found that he did rather a lot of spinning. Hence, Rotor Racing.








New RoToR starting to look the part.








Busy workshop.


Here we have a very rare sight, four Clans and one Imp in the workshop at
the same time. Sadly this get together was to show prospective buyers
the cars and to say our last goodbyes. The team have decided that
restoring old cars is not for us. The Clan project was good fun but old
age has caught up with us and we realised it was no longer an attractive
proposition because there are plenty of oldies in the workshop as it
is.Three Clans and the Imp have been sold. We are left with our race
Clan. I was promised by a third party that it too was going but the deal
fell through at the last minute. Perhaps this is an omen and we are
destined to use it but as things stand that seems unlikely.

Our priority for 2015 is to finish the build of the new Rotor hillclimb car. Progress recently has been very slow. When we showed the MSA (the governing body of motorsport ) our plans at the recent Autosport show we were surprised at their response. It became obvious that innovation was not to be encouraged and the technical people we spoke with were quoting rules that did not apply to a car of the sort we are building. Sadly it appears that if you are in the sport for fun as we are you are seen as a liability when it comes to trying new ideas. We took all that they said on board but got the feeling that those the license holders employ had never played with Lego never mind designed and build a race car. A very disappointing experience all in.

We also got a shock recently when our landlord decided that putting our rent up by 25% seemed a good idea. Sadly it backfired because it made us think and when we opened our eyes we discovered that we were paying too much for what we get compared to other Industrial estates. The upshot is that we are actively looking for another unit with a bit more space to expand into so other projects that we have in mind can go ahead.




The build of the new chassis is well under way.  We have also done  ( thanks to MAD PUG ) a 3D model for testing using CFD.



There are still lots to do building the model as can be seen but top marks to Kenneth for doing it. I just hope that all this witchcraft and sorcery works.




As found.


It is hard to believe that it is only 6 months ago that we came up with the idea to join the Scottish BMW Compact Cup.

A lot has happened in that time but it is fair to say that we enjoyed most of the experience. Yes driving standards were a bit dodgy but most of the competitors played by the rules. Getting up to speed was never going to happen in year one but the team and driver did well. The car was ok bearing in mind that it was high mileage and we had no idea of its weak points. Sadly due to the new Rotor hillclimb car coming next year we have decided to move on and the car is now for sale.

Ready to go to a new home.





 








A trio of Cardowan Creameries sponsored cars.



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