Racing Cars by LynxAE
Home of the LR1 & LR1300

Opening Hours : Monday - Saturday by appointment only

Looking for somewhere to race your classic Mini or classic Mini silhouette

Facebook group : Classic Mini Racing - anything goes

If you have a Classic Mini (1959 - 2000) or a Classic Mini silhouette with any engine combination front or rear wheel drive including motorbike engines and would like to go racing then you have come to the right place. We (LynxAE) have been working with the BRSCC to create a race series where any Classic Mini or Classic Mini silhouette can go racing.

This year we are kicking this race series off with a double header (2 races) race meeting at Cadwell Park on 19th Sept. This race will be treated as an anything goes race, no classes just have fun with no pressure. For this race to go ahead we need a minimum of 15 interested people to pay a £50 deposit to the Roger Tello BRSCC. This needs to be achieved before the middle of February 2015.

Click to download form to pay your deposit

If the BRSCC decide not to run the race then the deposits will be refunded. However if you decide not to attend then the deposit will not be refunded.

If the interest is sufficient and the race can go ahead then next year more races will be added and classes can be decided.

Deposits can be made to Rodger Tello BRSCC Tel: 07850 883303

Please pass this on to as many people as you know who may be interested.

Mini Magazine Dec 2014 issue 233 - How to Tech article on LynxAE Mini R1 swap

Mini R1 - Front Wheel Drive Yamaha R1 conversion for your classic Mini
Yamaha R1 1000cc engine with 147bhp into the front of a Mini driving the front wheels with no external modifications and only very minor in situ subframe modifications. more details

Video of car in action now available to view watch video

Mini magazine Nov 2014 issue 232

Lynx AE's Yamaha R1-engine kit looks to bring a whole new breed of budding racers onto the scene with a cost-effective complement to the high-end A-series Mini Miglias.

Thanks to: Jon would like to thank "My long-term sponsor Les at adams and Page, Nigel at AVO dampers, Bob at the Mini Hospital, Neil at Polestar and Richard Pulley for spannering."

Photo courtesy of Matt Woods photography

New engine Dyno room to be ready in 2015

We will be tacking ownership of a Superflow 800bhp engine dyno in November. we hope to have it up and running in early 2015 in our new purpose built enigne dyno room.

CHANNEL5 Classic Car Rescue Series 2 Episode 1
Some of you may have seen Jon on TV in the CH5 series Classic Car Rescue. Where the team rescued a Porsche 928 and brought it to our rolling road. We were all very surprised with the results. If you missed it here it is and also a small clip in which Bernie gets hands on with a very beautiful and rare classic car.

To quote Bernie talking about Jon "That guy really knows his stuff".

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The Mini Register is a free and easy to use website designed to build a register of all minis, and variants of, that remain. With no fees there is no reason not to list your car here. It takes only a few minutes.

You can browse the cars and like them to show you appreciation. View the Your Top 10 to see the highly rated vehicles.
There is no registration, accounts to set up, usernames to remember. Just fill in the form, upload a picture and post your vehicle

When you list your car you will receive and email with the details of your post and also a button.

POLESTAR HS Engine management systems

POLESTAR Systems manufacturer low cost but high performance race ignition management and fuel injection systems. These systems were originally designed and developed for use with the Mini A-Series engine but are now used on a wide range on engines and configurations.

Our customer's cars include many race and road-going Mini's some turbocharged and supercharged. They also include many front running cars in the 750 MC championships and other race formulae.

POLESTAR Systems has been building race ignition management systems since the early '90s. The original POLESTAR 1 powered both Stuart Drake and Peter Baldwin to 1st and 2nd respectively in the 1997 National Mini Migla Championship. More recently they have had many race wins in the 750 MC Championship races.

POLESTAR HS is a new Engine Managment System (ECU) from POLESTAR. It is a low cost yet highly sophisticated system, ranging from the basic 2D Ignition Only System up to the full 3D Turbo Fuel Injection System. More information.

POLESTAR HS Engine management systems - Bluetooth comming soon

Polestar ECU soon to have a Bluetooth connection and existing USB cable connection. It will be posible to use either connection method for even easier mapping. More information.

We can supply a wide range of high quality aluminium,

Water swirl pots. more...
Water header tanks. more...
Radiators. more...
Fuel swirl pots. more...
Intercoolers. more...
Oil catch tanks. more...
Drysump oil tanks. more...
Fuel tanks. more...

Differentials & Straight cut gear clusters  

We are very pleased to announce that we can now supply Differentials & Straight cut gear clusters.

One of the core motor sport transmissions the Rocket Gearbox is as popular now as ever. Straight cut close ratio kits and boxes are available in a range of ratios for whatever your needs, Including F2, Hot Rod, Grasstrack, Ovals, and Rally and Race. more...

One of the core motor sport transmissions the Rocket Gearbox is as popular now as ever. Straight cut close ratio kits and boxes are available in a range of ratios for whatever your needs, Including F2, Hot Rod, Grasstrack, Ovals, and Rally and Race. more...

LR750 Gnome - Formula 750 Concept  

We are currently working on a 750 Motor Club Formula 750 car to be called the LR750 Gnome in memory of Alan Hunt. The LR750 Gnome will run a FIAT FIRE engine and comply with the 750 Motor Club Formula 750 championship regulations. more...


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Based on the brilliant race proven technology of the LR1 the LR1300 benefits from,

- All new body with dramatically improved aerodynamic efficiency.
- Larger AP brakes to reduce the breaking distances still further.
- Improved engine bay cooling.

Running a standard Suzuki Hayabusa the LR1300 has proved to be very competitive lapping Silverstone National circuit in a consistent 60sec.

LR1300 body panels designed and manufactured by Lynx RC Ltd. All rights reserved.

Reduction Gear Starter Motors

Let us solve your starting problems,

  • Lightweight
  • More cranking torque.
  • 50% less than conventional starter

Reduction gear starter motors from as little as £132    More details...

Electric reverse gear kits

Electric reverse gear designed for motorbike engine chain driven cars and trikes.

Aprillia RSV 1000
Yamaha R1 (2000 > 2007)
Yamaha R1 - 2007>
Susuki Hayabusa 1300 (2000 > 2007)
Suzuki Hayabusa 1340 (2008>)
Suzuki Hayabusa 1340 (2011>)
Suzuki GSXR 1000
Kawazaki ZX6R
Kawazaki ZZR1100
Kawazaki ZZR1200
Kawazaki ZZR1400
Kawasaki ZX14
Honda Fireblade

Propshaft version also available
. More details...

Reverse gears designed and manufactured by Lynx AE. All rights reserved (
Copyright© pending)

Dynators and Dynamos

We can now offer a range of traditional Dynamos and 'Dynators'.

Dynators alternators in dynamo casings. These are specially designed for the classic enthusiast who wants the benefits of an alternator with the looks of the classic dynamo.

Dynator prices start from £408
Dynamo prices start from £55

Our range of small light weight race alternators is bigger & better than ever

Alternators from £51 more...
Race alternators from £101
50amp Race Alternator - Smallest alternator on the market from £183 more...
Also available in chrome.

Get your self registered for the 2015 750MC Bike Sports Championship
The Bike-Sports Championship is for Competitors participating in “sports-racing” cars powered by series-production 4-stroke motorcycle engines; this will include two-seater cars and those with a central driving position. Bike Sports - more details

If you have a Radical PR6, Stohr DSR & Speads; Radical SR3, Radical SR4, Radical Clubsport etc then why not have a go.

Just a few of our successful customers
Andrew Aston Paul Ashton
Drayton Manor Park MG Metro Cup
2009 Class B Champion
2011 Class C Champion
Drayton Manor Park MG Metro Cup
2009 Class C Champion
750 Formula
2006, 2007 & 2008
A class Champion
750 Formula
2011 3rd in Class A

HSCC Historic Road Sports
2006, 2007, 2008 & 2010 Champion

750 Formula
2008 B class Champion

750 Formula
2006 B class Champion

Prosport / LM3000

New body molds

We now own a set of brand new mold for the Prosport / LM3000 body.
Spare parts

We can offer a comprehensive range of Prosport 3000 parts more.....
Engine & gearbox conversions available

Hewland NLT ge
arbox conversion with a MIL Quick Shift SA for Prosport now available
. As fitted to Will Curtis's car.

Jaguar 4.0ltr V8 or Chevy LS7 V8 engine conversions. More

MIL Quick Shift SA (Semi Automatic Transmission)

This is a compressed air driven position sensitive gearshift for use on sequential gearboxes and is capable of full throttle clutchless gearshifts. This gear change system has proven to be an outstanding performance enhancement to the LR1 & LR1300, far outweighing our expectations. The reliability has been outstanding with 4 class victories in 4 race meetings..  More

Modified cars and insurance. Thinking of modifying or you have modified your car and are worried about car insurance get free advice here...

Pros & Cons of installing Aftermarket HIDs Thinking of upgrading your cars headlights, then read this article that gives advice on the Pros & Cons of installing aftermarket HIDs.

We are situated near, Northampton, Bedford, Newport Pagnel, Wellingborough, Daventry and Silverstone and can provide the following to our customers, Motorsport support, Engine Tuning, Performance products, A series Engines, Quick Shift & Quickshift SA (Semi Automatic transmission) Sequential gear change using steering wheel mounted Paddles, Ultra lightweight Mini Flywheel, Ignition timing programmable management systems, Fuel cells & refueling equipment, Suspension setup, Stickers/Decals & Graphics, Car hire at competitive rates, Rolling road tuning and Triumph TR6 Lucas PI fuel injection tuning.

We can supply products from a wide range of manufacturers and suppliers such as, ATL, Stack, Elliot, Earls, Aerotek, Polestarsystems, MIL, Hewland, MBE, KAD, Arden, Dunlop, Yokahama, Hewland, Weber, EVANS.

We work very closely with ctms-ltd who have offices in the USA and UK.

Cars, clubs and teams that we have worked on and with include, Subaru, BMW, Caterham, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Ferrari, Austin, Rover, Zeus, Ford, GTD 40, GTD40, GT40, RML Mallock P20, Global Lights, Radical Clubsport, Ginetta, TVR Vixen, Chiron, Bintec GT Team, Prosport LM3000, Mallock K sports & MG, X Power, Yamaha R1 powered Midget, Bike engine cars, MGR1, Mini R1, Mini45, Mighty Mini, Seven, Classic Sports Car Club and Swinging Sixties, Body work supplied by Kellforms Woodmasters Ltd as used on the Retoga

We are currently competeting in the 750MC Bike Sports Series with our Yamaha R1 powered closed top 80's style GT cars the LR1 & LR1300. The space frame chassis and GRP body makes this a light weight yet strong affordable package. At a very light all up wet weight of less than 440kg a standard Yamaha R1 engine or Suzuki Hayabusa gives an impressive power to weight ratio.
As featured in Track and Race Car, Totalkitcar. Winners of the 750 MC Chapman Memorial Trophy - Greatest design achievement 2005 for the LR1

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LynxAE, Unit 1, Hill View, Raunds Road, Chelveston, Wellingborough NN9 6AA

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