Beattie (automobile)

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Beattie was originally a New Zealand kitcar created by Stephen Charles Beattie and its manufacture is now based in the United Kingdom.

Beattie made the Beattie SR2000 and Clubman Sports, based on the Lola-Climax Mk1.[1] Kevin Hunt of Redline Performance Cars Limited acquired the design from Stephen Beattie in 1999 and the car was renamed the Redline Sprint with a least two models being available, the Sprint and the Road Sport.[2] It was available up to at least 2007.[3]

Redline Performance Cars Limited changed its name in February 2007 to KGH Enterprises Limited and ceased trading in November 2009.[4] Hunt became a shareholder in Hulme Supercars Limited later in 2009.

In 2007 Redline Racing Ltd, with Christopher Christianson as Director, was formed and acquired the rights for the Redline Clubman Sprint/RoadSport. The company relocated to the United Kingdom in 2009, becoming Beattie Racing Limited, and initially set up manufacturing facilities in Frome. In 2012 it relocated to larger manufacturing facilities at Newton Abbot, South Devon.

They currently make two models, the Beattie LM (Le Mans) and the Beattie RS (Road Sport).[5]

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  1. ^ NZ Classic Car Magazine Issue 1, 28 August 2001
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 7, 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2016. 
  3. ^ Redline Roadsport – Redline Fury – 176, 11 October 2007, NZ Classic Car
  4. ^ http://www.societies.govt.nz/scanned-images/78/BC10058659978.pdf
  5. ^ Current models retrieved 17 June 2015