The Motor Division
(closed until retirement)
Leading Edge Quality - on the Trailing Edge of Technology
Some of the cars created or recreated (in the past) ... by AMW:
For a joke, it was named after a hamburger.
It grew out of my first race car, a Lola 340.
New frame and suspension and the body is a sectioned Lola 340 piece.
I was able to win a race in this car.
This photo was taken at Shannonville in 1981.
Then I made a new FG body for the car ...
then it was written off at Mosport in 1982 in the armco at turn one.
And then a few other cars followed:
1983 AMW Super Vee
1985 AMW F2000
1987 AMW FF2000
Mosport in 1987
This was a wet race in my 1987 F2000 car.
Building this car represented quite a bit of effort just to get it done in time for the '87 season.
And as far as success is concerned ... we didn't win any races if that is what you are asking.
Lotus 23 for Tony Simms
Lotus Eleven for John DemariaA typical Lotus space frame from late 50's to early 60's ... in this case the Lotus 19.
This car was completed around 1987 for John, who is a great passionate man and racer.
Thank you John
We built these two interesting cars for Jack Boxstrom in 1990/91.
1960 Sadler Mk 5 1960 Lotus 19
Lotus 19 ... 2.5 litre Coventry Climax ... with the infamous Lotus queerbox.
This was essentially a new chassis as the old one was beyond repair.
We were able to salvage some bits ... to keep it's spirit alive.
The 1960 Sadler MK5 ... designed and built in Canada by Bill Sadler
Recreated by AMW from old bits and photos
Brian Redman drove the Sadler at 199? Mosport Vintage Festival.
Thank you Jack
Decobra for Len Dewolf
This car was our own design under the skin
with a Cobra body made up of fibreglass main shell with aluminum doors, bonnet and boot.
Note the fully triangulated backbone chassis ...
which gives immense rigidity for secure handling and a solid well built feel.
Completed around 1993 for Len ... who was an remarkable man to work with.
He put 36,000 miles on this car in the first year of ownership.
Thank you Len
This is an original spec aluminum skinned Cobra ... ... it was completed 1996.
As you can probably see, this frame had a high degree of tubular silliness to fabricate.
A labour of love is what making an aluminum body represents,
but it is a major metal working challenge!
A car we named Henry ... passionately longed for by a generous man.
He has given it a very good home.
Here are some pictures of Henry taken in 2006 ... 10 years later.
And Henry in 2017 posing with his new brother Alfie.
Still shiny after all these years.
Thank you Kim
Building cars was not always easy ... sometimes gentle persuasion had to be applied.