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Peter May Engineering becomes authorised Tillett dealer

Peter May Engineering becomes authorised Tillett Racing Seat dealer

World leading MG Midget and Austin Healey Sprite specialist, Peter May Engineering, is putting safety and comfort first, by becoming an authorised dealer of Tillett Racing Seats. The new agreement will see the West Midlands based business not only stock competition seats best suited for use in both Midgets and MGBs, but also offer a West Midlands outlet for the extended Tillett range.

The compact and lightweight design of the Tillett range, make it ideal for use in Sprites and MGBs. The slender dimension allows the seats to be positioned further back in the car to provide greater comfort and a better seating position. Peter May Engineering will stock Tillett’s latest racing seat, the B6 Screamer. This FIA approved seat is a perfect fit in a Sprite and comes in both narrow and XL sizes.

Tillett has built a reputation for designing and building high quality lightweight seats for competition and road usage. The market leading kart seat manufacturer across the world, Tillett has used its design knowledge and innovation to develop products for car market as well. Offering a comprehensive range of racing seats, Tillett has also developed products for manufacturers such as Caterham Cars.

The new B6 Screamer is FIA approved to 8855-1999 and replaces the popular B6F and B6F XL for 2018. The seat features a host of design updates, such as repositioned belt holes for taller drivers and a redesigned rear of the seat, to make it more compact to avoid roll bars. Importantly, the weight is now 20% lighter than the B6F, but due to its redesign, the seat still retains Tillett’s trademark superior strength.

The Screamer can be used quite comfortably without any padding, meaning that a lower driving position than most other seats on the market can be achieved. The seat is ultra-rigid, which stops the harness and Hans device from coming loose during an accident. This rigidity coupled, with the fact that the seat can run without covering, adds to driver feedback from the chassis and the lack of covering also works better in any harsh environment.

Dominic Mooney, Managing Director at Peter May Engineering, commented: “We have been fitting Tillett seats in our cars for many years and have always recommend them to our customers. The Tillett range offers high quality, superior strength and excellent comfort ideal for use in both racing and road cars. “

“PME continues to supply products and services that help our customers get the maximum enjoyment out of their cars, which is why we, as a business, continue to partner with companies such as Tillett, to provide the very best quality components on the market.”


Peter May Engineering launch online shop

Leading Midget and Sprite specialist, Peter May Engineering, has launched a new website to help customers access its parts quicker and easier.

The new website site features a redesigned layout, as well as the addition of a new online shop, to allow customers to browse the Peter May Engineering range and make a purchase with ease. With a growing global customer base, the new website utilises the latest ecommerce technology to ensure safe and secure transactions are maintained, at all times; regardless of where in the world the customer is making the purchase.

The fully responsive site offers the complete Peter May Engineering range of parts to be accessed on any devise, to enable customers to also browse and make purchases while on the move. Customers can also contact the Peter May Engineering team direct, via the feedback, to ask questions or request quotes regarding individual parts before making a purchase.

For nearly 40 years, Peter May Engineering has continued to develop products and services designed to make owning and enjoying their Midget or Sprite easier, regardless whether they are used on the road or in competition. The new website is yet another way Peter May Engineering is trying to help make life easier for its customers.

Leading Race Components Specialists Gains New Ownership

  • After eight years of collaboration, Midland Classic Restorations and Peter May Engineering will combine to become one company
  • Midland Classic Restorations managing director, Dominic Mooney, will take over the reins of the two companies in 2017
  • Both Midland Classic Restorations and Peter May Engineering have a long history of building highly successful competition and performance components over the last 37 years
  • Launched in 1979, Peter May Engineering continues to be one of the UK’s leading A and B Series performance engine and competition component specialists

After 37 years, competition engine specialist Peter May Engineering will see a new name take over the reins of the business, in a move that will secure the long term future of the well known firm. Dominic Mooney, managing director of Midland Classic Restorations, will officially take over the running of the engine and specialist parts business from Peter May in March 2017.

The two businesses have continued to work in collaboration on numerous projects for the last eight years. During which time, Peter May Engineering and Midland Classic Restorations have shared premises in Worcestershire, which the pair have developed into a bespoke race workshop capable of building race winning engines and delivering outstanding race preparation services.

Peter May Engineering will continue to develop and supply its trademark A and B Series competition engines and performance parts. However, the change of ownership will see the launch of a number of new performance engine products and specialist competition parts during 2017.

Peter May will continue to work within the business in the short term before taking retirement in March 2017. During this time, both May and Mooney will continue to collaborate on their existing projects and the development of their renowned championship winning racing engines.

Peter May, director, commented: “I am extremely pleased to be handing the reins over to a very safe pair of hands. Dominic is a very talented engineer who has developed some exceptionally successful race engines over the last ten years. He has some great ideas to drive the business forward and I know he will continue build on the reputation that my brother and I worked hard to achieve over the last 37 years.

“Over the last eight years we have continued to work together on numerous projects and during this time we have shared many engineering ideas and product development plans. I am sure that my customers will continue to enjoy the success and reliability they have always gained from using Peter May Engineering parts and engines.”

Dominic Mooney, director, commented: “I have continued to enjoy working with Peter over the last few years and have benefitted from his knowledge and experience during this time. I have a number of plans moving forward with regards to a range of new products for the future, but for now my intention is to continue to build on the good company name that Peter has developed and ensure that we continue to develop the very best engines and parts for our customers.”