Or simply -
Set amongst the rolling hills and thrilling backroads of the scenic North Pennines, C1 Autoworks is built on my passion for driving.
I never chose this car, nor was it my first, but it struck a chord with me in a way that others haven't and it didn't take long to realise there is something particularly special about the well-conceived simplicity and lightweight handling the C1 has to offer. There's no doubt why this chassis has become the basis for several motorsport championships in the UK; has enjoyed much success in the F1000 rally championship; or why Toyota's 1KR-FE engine was selected by Japanese tuning legends TOM's Racing as the foundation for their F20 formula racing engine.
I've owned a few over the past 10 years and in 2017 decided to start racing competitively in the humble Peugeot 107.
During this time I've dabbled in all sorts of engineering projects and experimentation with the chassis. I like to build particularly well-refined cylinder heads for competition engines and I'm proud to say I've developed the car - based on mostly standard components - into something fast, fun and reliable that's enjoyable every day, in any circumstance.
This journey is culminating in the quality work, competitive results and specialist knowledge you'll find here...
Ben, C1 Autoworks
Photo: Harewood 'Mike Wilson' Hillclimb 2021 - I was very kindly sent a whole bunch of photos from the weekend by a great customer & fellow C1 track enthusiast.
It was really nice to have your support on the day, thanks Alastair :)