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The Performance Mini: a brief history

At Fiennes Performance we know Minis. We are steeped in experience with all kinds of Mini engines, we know every trick in the book, and a few more, for extracting the maximum performance from them. But how did an engine designed to be a model of the simple and the reliable end up as a […]

Cylinder heads: our specialist services

As you walk through the workshop each day, you’ll always see something different to the day before. The same noises fill the space – machines turning, the hot wash steaming and tools clinking. But the work that fills the shop is always varied. A little different to his usual work load, as I walked through […]

British Race Tracks –
Rockingham Motor Speedway

Within its relatively short life Rockingham Motor Speedway near Corby in Northamptonshire became one of the most famous and iconic racing venues in the UK. After 10 years’ of planning and 23 months of construction, it was officially opened by the Queen on May 26th 2001 having started operations in the January of that year. […]

Fiennes Performance:
Meet Our Team & Our New Workshop

At the end of February this year, Fiennes Performance, formerly Rob Walker Engineering, moved from its premises at New Yatt Business Park in Witney to join the other Fiennes Group divisions at our Cotswold hub, bringing our family altogether at Broughton Poggs. With Rob Walker Engineering having grown since starting out more than 25 years […]

Fiennes Performance are delighted to be working for
Drag Racing legend Robin Read

It was a pleasant surprise just before Easter to welcome Robin Read with his longstanding toolmaker and engineer Bertie Hopkinson to our Broughton Poggs base. They met with our Lead Engineer Matthew Radburn and have entrusted him to carry out some crankshaft work for them. Matthew was formerly at Rob Walker Engineering, who Robin had […]

Fiennes Performance Supporting
Young Racing Talent

Following in the footsteps of his great grandparents, grandparents and parents, Finley has racing in his blood, his father is the current National Hot Rod European Champion and took Finley racing for the first time at two weeks old and in his pram. He started racing at the age of six in the Spedeworth Ninja […]

A rising star in the workshop and on the race track

Fiennes Performance are fortunate to have a talented apprentice in our workshop who also happens to be the best driver of his age in the country, possibly even the world – and that’s no exaggeration.