Alistair Rushforth Motorsports
ARM was founded in 1989 by Tony Rushforth, a former hill climb and rally competitor to help support his son’s (Alistair) fledgling kart racing career. 1996 saw Alistair compete in the Jim Russell Drivers school world scholarship where he finished 2nd overall. This led to several offers from a number of top rated teams to compete in the Formula Ford Junior championships, but due to a lack of appropriate funds ARM had to decline these offers and continue to focus on the British Kart Championships.
Finally a decision was made to move across to car racing and away from karts and single seaters. ARM made to move to race in a single marquee formula, choosing the Mini Cooper Championship and competed successfully for 6 years gaining a wealth of valuable experience in competing and prepping a successful competitive car. At this point ARM and Alistair migrated across the Classic Sports Car Club Tin Tops series. In both 2005 and 2006 Alistair was the Overall Champion and class champion both years running. 2007 saw ARM move to the MGCC MG Trophy where Alistair has been competing successfully, and building the ARM team, cars competing in the MG Trophy and the MG Metro Cup.
ARM provides a number of services for drivers and their cars, everything from race preparation of the cars, event support K-series engine rebuild, along with 1-2-1 driver tuition and event support. The aim of ARM is to provide a path within the team for drivers to progress their racing career. Competing in series suitable for low budgets where a driver can learn the skills required to race in professional support series such as the Clio Cup.