History

Gary Gunn built his first car to race around the beaches near Morcombe when he was thirteen. He learnt how to make things from a neighbour called Tommy Shaw and now all Gunn cars bear the prefix TS as a tribute to Tommy’s early guidance.

Click to enlarge Gary went on to build cars for grass track racing and eventually circuit racing whilst pursuing a career in graphic design. He was constantly asked by other competitors to repair or modify their cars so he eventually went full time as Gunn Racing. His ambition to create his own car was fulfilled with a Vauxhall Supersports Gunn campaigned successfully on a shoe string budget with Niel Burroughs behind the wheel. Sadly the money ran out.

Click to enlarge Gary and Jonathan Loader had known each other for some time through Sports2000 racing and Gary prepared Jonathan’s Tiga for the 2000 season where they won the class championship. They went on to win all three class championships over the following seasons in the Tiga, a Lola and a Crossle.

Click to enlargeOver Christmas 2001 a plan was hatched to convert the Supersports Gunn to the new Sports 2000 Duratec specification and hopefully to sell new cars. This required a more professional approach to the business and Loaded Gunn Racing was set up to carry out the work. The converted car was completed the night before its first race at Castle Combe and won on its debut.

Six further cars have been built and sold ranging from TS6 to TS9. TS11 broke cover in 2010. Loaded Gunn has also carried out the majority of conversions of Pinto cars to Duratec power and specification including Lolas, Swifts and a Royale

Click to enlarge During this period Loaded Gunn has produced four further new cars for customers as well as repairing and modifying many race cars, mostly historics. We carry out fabrication work for other marques and are becoming involved in the rally scene.

Season Success - 2010

The new TS10 project became the TS11 race car ready for the 2010 season. Long time Loaded Gunn supporter and ex-British Champion karter, Neil Burroughs has asked to drive the car and he made his debut at the first round at Snetterton on 25th April.

With the new March driven by last year’s champion (in a TS6), Mike Jenvey also making its debut and the much developed MCR in the hands of Patrick Sherrington we knew we had our work cut out.

Neil put the car on pole, won the race by 26 seconds and set the fastest lap so we were all thrilled and relieved after all the work over the winter. Actually the car went on to utterly dominate the season with seven wins, six pole positions and six fastest laps. We scored maximum points to win the Championship.

Find out more about Neil Burroughs at NeilBurroughs.co.uk

2010 Season Race Results

25th April
Snetterton
Pole Race Win
Fastest Lap
23rd May
Brands Hatch
Pole Race Win
Fastest Lap
6th June
Cadwell
Pole Race Win
Lap Record
27th June
Silverstone
Pole Race Win
Fastest Lap
31st July
Oulton Park Int
Pole Race Win
29th August
Rockingham
Q2  Race Win 
Fastest Lap
3rd October
Silverstone GP
DNF   
17th Oct
Brands Hatch Indy
 Pole Race Win 
Fastest Lap

Season Success - 2009

The 2009 season was one of the most successful for Loaded Gunn with a Gunn TS6 driven superbly by Mike Jenvey winning the Sports 2000 Duratec Championship taking six victories and setting many new lap records. It is true to say that Mike has raised the bar in the Duratec category.

In the Duratec Derek Bell Trophy class (for drivers over 50) the winner was driving a Lola converted to Duratec by Loaded Gunn and Gunns finished second, third and fifth.

In Pintos Jonathan won the Historic Class Championship in his 1980 Crossle for the third time also picking up the Derek Bell Trophy and was second in the Historic stand alone mini-series.

Successful one off drives for Jonathan (Derek Bell Class win and sixth overall at Silverstone GP) and Paul Streat (seventh at the Formula Ford Festival round fist time in a Duratec car) in the recently acquired TS11 rounded of a great season adding to our string of race and class wins.

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