Chassis # EGMO 3467-1
Engine # 126
Before the 1988 JTCC season Trampio Toyo Tyres ordered a new RS500 Gp A car from Andy Rouse, but the car proved to be unreliable, mostly in the engine department. So they ordered a new car from Eggenberger Motorsport. This car then won the JTCC championship in 1988 including the Fuji 500 with Klaus Niedwiedz.
The car continued to race with Trampio through 1989 and 1990. After a short career with Paul Chan in Macau the car went to a collector in Japan, this was around 1991/1992. Around 2009 the car switched owners and was transported to Singapore. Later in 2014 the car was bought by Alex Elliott and it was shipped to the UK. Eventually, the car was purchased in 2017 by Vink Motorsport. During the cars racing career it has not had any significant accidents, showing very few signs of damage.
To confirm the history of the car, the recently added (while it was in Singapore) Trampio vinyl details were removed. In the process of doing so layers of paint were removed and, as expected, the Paul Chan “QUART” livery as at Macau in 1991 was found underneath. Below that we also found the Trampio livery as expected. It was clearly painted on, not in vinyl as you might expect. This confirmed the correct livery for the car and the spare front bumper with the car is still in the Paul Chan livery. Funny detail is that there is a big spare package which has been with the car since 1988, new parts still packed with Eggenberger tape. The car has not been run or driven since 1991. Everything on the car as it was then. So it is 100% original down to the radio. The seat, fire system and fuel cell are all original and dated 1988. Nothing is missing. The original Eggenberger engine is still in the car and its engine number is still clearly visible.
The car is completely dismantled, the body has been restored and painted in the Trampio design. We at Vink Motorsport did a complete restauration of the whole car. In 2021, the car is ready to compete in historic racing series again.