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2016 - The Peter Andrews Memorial Sprint
July 17 saw the 4th running of the Peter
Andrews memorial sprint at Woodbridge run by the
Fressingfield Oily Rag Club and Javelin Track Days. Last
year saw the green Cipher dip it's metaphorical toe into the
world of sprinting. The 2015 effort was better than expected
with no major drama for the green Cipher, so for this year
expectations were raised. The day started dry and cloudy
with some sunshine forecast so already better than last
years slippery and rainy start. The usual wide variety of
cars had gathered in the paddock area ranging from a McLaren
MP4-12C to a couple of historic formula Fords and a 1934
Lagonda Rapier driven by it's equally aging owner with great
verve. Then in between were the slightly more normal mix of
various old and new saloon and sports cars to complete the
After completing scrutineering and a couple
of sighting laps the green Cipher was ready to go. Since
last year the car has had another gearbox fitted to cure the
occasional jumping out of second gear problem. The shock
absorbers have been replaced with GAZ adjustables all round
( the fronts being supplied by the excellent Reliant Kitten Register
parts scheme) and I now have matching rear wheels and tyres
after the disc brake conversion last year meant initially
just upgrading the front wheels to 13". So first run of the
day and I have over 5 seconds improvement over last years
best time. After a few more runs the day is over too soon,
but the car is working very well and I've now shaved over 7
seconds off last years best time, but mainly the days about
having fun and we've all have a brilliant day out.
Above photos by Ken Carrington from www.kencarringtonphotography.co.uk
2016 - A 1:43 model of the Cipher is now available.
I'm advised by David
Roots that he has made a standard collectors' scale 1/43 model of
the Mk1 Cipher. The master model was hand made and the model
is made from a set of solid resin castings. Models are
available from www.theessenceofthecar.co.uk priced at £48
incl. postage, find it under the GT and
Sports section. The models can be finished in most colours in line with
the buyer's choice.
June 2016 - Green
Cipher regains its reversing lights with a new gearbox - here
May 2016 -
New Reliant book now available
A new book about
the history of Reliant Motor company is finally
out. Written by Elvis Payne it covers Reliants
complete history in a single volume, including
many prototype cars and projects that Reliant were
involved with. I haven't seen the final version
yet but I'm told the Cipher is included.
2016 - Sienna update part 6
provides part 6 of his Stevens Sienna project
April 2016 - Some new pictures of
the original Stevens factory circa 1980/81
have been added the the photo gallery page - here
April 2016 - Blue Cipher project update and Sienna update
provides a project update and Grant provides part 5 of his
Stevens Sienna project
2016 - Join the Crowd, The 'Cipher'
Crowd, ‘Make it Happen’ …… 'Spread the word'.
Tony Stevens is now actively
seeking funding for his new Cipher project. This is
initially being targeted at sports car enthusiasts, 'made in Britain'
supporters and straight investors looking for something
interesting with excellent profit potential. Further details
can be found on the new Stevens Cipher website or by contacting Tony direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 2015 - A
couple of articles profiling
Tony Stevens appeared on classiccarmag.net site.
Motoring journalist Grant Ford
has profiled Tony Stevens career and cars, part 1 appears here, while part 2 can be
found here. Grant is also restoring
Tony Stevens original prototype Sienna car which is being
covered in the same magazine the first part can be found here.
- Telegraph article about past and future Ciphers
The Telegraph ran an article on
15th November about the original Cipher, the MX5 and a
little about the proposed new Cipher model.