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HEL Performance 2012 Time Attack Build

#1 User is offline   HEL Performance 

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 02:49 AM

Hi all. Joined the club this week to start learning some more about the S2000, looks a great club :thumbup:

For those that havent heard of us we manufacture braided brake, clutch and oil lines in the UK and 70 different countries round the world. HEL worked predominantly in the motorcycle sector until about 2 years ago when we then ventured into the automotive market and began producing car kits. We've had great success with that and continue to expand our ever growing database of kits we can produce.

This year we built a Time Attack Evo 6, which we entered into the Club Pro Class with pro-driver Charlie Butler-Henderson (Yes, brother of Vicki Butler-Henderson, 5th Gear, Top Gear etc.). Charlie brought alot to the table with not only his previous racing experience, but also his experience as a driving instructor with Palmer Sport. It was the latter experience that helped in our decision to do an S2000 for the 2012 season......

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At the end of this years season we fell out of love with the Evo having had a series of annoying niggles with it all year. We had the opportunity to use a freshly re-built ex-BTCC Civic EP3 (Halfords 2004 BTCC winning one) for the last round. To say we enjoyed this would be a MASSIVE understatement.....it was awesome! Handling was out of this world as you'd expect of a highly fettled with chassis, but also without doing anything other than putting fuel in it, it just went round and round all weekend!!

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SO, lets cut to the chase. We decided to stick with Honda after that experience, and do something not yet been done in the UK Time Attack Series. An S2000. The car will be built throughout 2011, tested in early 2012, and run in the 2012 TA Series. The build will be documented on here, and in the new Total Honda magazine, which comes out in early 2011, where a full write up of the progress on the car will be made.

We havent wasted any time with it anyway....

Bare S2000 shell arrives TODAY. Thanks to Andy@integrastella for sourcing for us. Full roll cage and seam welding first on the list. :)

Updates to follow!

This post has been edited by HEL Performance: 02 November 2010 - 05:51 AM


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Posted 02 November 2010 - 08:27 AM

Sweet... Can't wait to see what you do with it. The S2000 is a very capable chassis to start out with.
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 08:41 AM

Shell is already booked in this morning for full seam welding and completely custom rollcage and chassis strengthening work, should be back with us again by the end of the month :D

Its not even arrived here yet!!!

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 09:24 AM

Good luck with the build! Sounds like it'll be awesome.

I have gotten your brake lines for each of my motorcycles, and you guys just went up a few more points in my book with choosing the S2000! :D

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 10:32 AM

:thumbup: Looking forward to following this thread.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 10:47 AM

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 11:00 AM

Project 2011/2012 has landed!

Not much to look at but a good place to refer back to when its progressing next year to see how far its gone!

First impressions - LOTS of unneccessary weight to get out of the shell, I can see the angle grinder coming in very handy this month!

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 11:28 AM

Hel, 99.9% percent of all UK S2000s are Silverstone, I think they paint them with extra Lead flake because they are always the slowest.

I hope your going to come up with a nice alternative colour scheme for your project.
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 12:06 PM

Subscribed, a huge fan of TA (almost competing in the club class last year with my EP3). Cant wait to see an S2000 compete, if you ever fancy some photographs done of it over the next year feel free to drop me a PM!

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 12:11 PM

Great car choice-


As an amateur S2000 turbo track-day tinkerer I will be very interested to see what you do with this!

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 12:42 PM

There was very nearly an S2000 in the Time Attack series about 3 or so years ago, but the owner sadly passed away before the series started. He was a great guy so I'm watching this thread with avid interest.

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 01:28 PM

Might have 2 if Dixon pulls his finger out :D

This will be a great thread. I'm sure there will be a lot of support for the team from this forum :thumbup:

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 01:44 PM

HEL, looks like a very interesting project.

Can we get some club stickers on the car? :) PM me!
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 01:47 PM

Helagood :)

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 01:58 PM

I followed you guys on the mlr forum(when I had my Evo 6)before deciding to come back to another s2000. the Hel Evo 6 was a beast!!! Can't wait to see what you guys will do with a S2 :dance2:

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 02:45 PM

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Might have 2 if Dixon pulls his finger out :D

This will be a great thread. I'm sure there will be a lot of support for the team from this forum :thumbup:

No I won't, I have already won TA champion twice so I am not going back.

Mine will be racing in a proper race series.

Is funny coz I nearly bought that shell until Ben told me this morning he was the one who bought it just before me!
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 04:11 PM

I'm not sure how you think of winning or even doing TA in it... it hasn't even got wheels!


Subscribed to this, looking forward to an awesome build :D
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 04:51 PM

Sweet! Looking forward to following this build. :thumbup:

Oh, and you should probably paint it red....we all know it's the fastest colour! :D

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 05:11 PM

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Sweet! Looking forward to following this build. :thumbup:

Oh, and you should probably paint it red....we all know it's the fastest colour! :D

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Funny you should say that..........it WILL be red...this build needs to match the lorry...

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 05:48 PM

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Funny you should say that..........it WILL be red...this build needs to match the lorry...

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I like your style! :thumbup:

Too bad I leave next Oct so I won't get to see it in action. :(

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 05:52 PM

Leave for good?

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 02:05 AM

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Leave for good?

yep, pretty much. I'm hoping to stay overseas....Japan or Hawaii, I'm not quite ready to head back to the US.

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 03:16 AM

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yep, pretty much. I'm hoping to stay overseas....Japan or Hawaii,

Hard living! :rolleyes:

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 04:09 AM

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Hard living! :rolleyes:

Somebody has to do it....might as well be me :D

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 05:24 AM

Is that the shell he had with the private plate? Looked straight on the ebay pictures.
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