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Fiennes Performance:
A Little More About Who We Are…

Power is nothing without precision engineering to back it up, and performance is as much about longevity, durability and predictable performance as it is about speed. At Fiennes Performance our specialist precision engineering skills have been honed over two decades. The range of services we can offer is truly world-leading, and includes everything from complete engine […]

British Race Tracks – Silverstone

Say the name Silverstone and immediately most people think of the British Grand Prix. But there is a wealth of history of this famous circuit, and its offerings today are far more varied than just that one event. The Silverstone Classic is an important annual fixture in our calendar here at Fiennes Classics, Fiennes Performance […]

British Race Tracks – Thruxton Circuit

Thruxton Circuit, near Andover, Hampshire, is a 2.3 mile circuit that plays host to British Touring Car and Formula 3 racing events. Its particular distinction is that it is known as the ‘Fastest Circuit in the UK’, a boast that was proved largely accurate in 1993 when Damon Hill averaged 147 mph around it in […]

Porsche – The Heritage of a
Performance Engine Icon

There is something about the Porsche name that conjures up images in people’s minds. The iconic silhouette of the 911, that has changed so little through the many years and many incarnations of its production history, is one. But for those of a more mechanical mindset, it could just as easily be that famous flat […]

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 […]