Matech GT3


GTJack

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You have obviously been very busy. Unreal amount of custom part fabrication. Looking forward to seeing the finished product and it on the track. Will you take it over to the new course on Vancouver Island?
 

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A few months ago we decided to put some together some content for our Youtube channel , here’s the link to the first video on the Matech GT3 .
Pretty happy with finished product , hope you enjoy It.
 

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Wow,, that was great. Thank you for posting. Love the RED.
 
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Brombear

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Very good video, loved it. The presentation was on a pro level, very understandable, good camera, audio etc. And to compare with an empty shell really allows to understand the differences that cannot be seen on a track ready car.

Thanks for posting, hope to see more videos from you.
 

spartan

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Great info. Thanks for sharing.
 

BtwoG

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I very much appreciate you sharing your car with us. Super cool.
 

RJY

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Great video. Can’t wait to see the videos of the other cars. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Great job on the video and the vehicle. It looks stunning... Love me a beautiful Matech!

Life is good,

Lance
 

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Was hoping to get up your way...but I'm not an "essential anything"....great video.
 

BBRGT

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Was hoping to get up your way...but I'm not an "essential anything"....great video.
Thanks , same for me , was planning on racing in several series this year but have done nothing.
 

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Great walk around video Tim. I remember back when the Matech program was in it's embryonic stage there were two companies that wanted to build the FIA approved GT3 car. There could only be one and it needed Ford as the Manufacturer to approve them. I think it was between Marc VDS (who later went on to run the GT1 cars) and Matech and Ford went with Matech. I also seem to recall that Jost Capito who was the head of Ford Team RS (the European SVT equivalent) wasn't really that enthusiastic about the project at all and was fairly reluctant to bless either one. I was at Roush and we reported to Jost for the 101 European GT program.
 

BBRGT

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Great walk around video Tim. I remember back when the Matech program was in it's embryonic stage there were two companies that wanted to build the FIA approved GT3 car. There could only be one and it needed Ford as the Manufacturer to approve them. I think it was between Marc VDS (who later went on to run the GT1 cars) and Matech and Ford went with Matech. I also seem to recall that Jost Capito who was the head of Ford Team RS (the European SVT equivalent) wasn't really that enthusiastic about the project at all and was fairly reluctant to bless either one. I was at Roush and we reported to Jost for the 101 European GT program.
Talking to Sascha at Matech it sounds like in the early stages of the program Ford was not interested , so I think you are right.
The fact that the first 5 cars were built from complete production cars and Ford only decided to sell the frames after 5 cars were built also shows the lack of interest from Ford.
I recall early in the first season Matech actually tried to run the car with supercharged 5.4 engine and had cooling and fuel mileage issues.
 
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ByeEnzo

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Thanks for posting your video on the Matech car. I have the big coffee table book about their racing effort.

I just received my Mk II and it has the air jacks. More to follow on that once back from PPF folks.

I run a FGT GT3 in the iRacing simulator. Fun car that i use in the VRS Sprint series. Here’s a fun video of “testing” at Barber in Alabama. Software engineers must have been bored. Must say the chassis and drivetrain are robust 😂

 
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Matech GT1

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Beautiful example of a Matech. Great video too.
:)
 

BBRGT

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Thanks for posting your video on the Matech car. I have the big coffee table book about their racing effort.

I just received my Mk II and it has the air jacks. More to follow on that once back from PPF folks.

I run a FGT GT3 in the iRacing simulator. Fun car that i use in the VRS Sprint series. Here’s a fun video of “testing” at Barber in Alabama. Software engineers must have been bored. Must say the chassis and drivetrain are robust 😂

Great news about getting the Mk II , did you add a passenger seat ?
 

BBRGT

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Beautiful example of a Matech. Great video too.
:)
Thanks
 

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Great news about getting the Mk II , did you add a passenger seat ?
yes, passenger seat. Dual cool suit hookups.
 

BBRGT

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yes, passenger seat. Dual cool suit hookups.
When are we going to see some photos of the Mark II , do you have it back from getting the PPF done?
 

ByeEnzo

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I get it back in next few days and will post up a thread. Gotta get it to the track!
 

steved57

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I get it back in next few days and will post up a thread. Gotta get it to the track!
Cresson ?