Familiar racer Trevor Dunford was one of many motoring enthusiasts affected by the recent weather events across Australia. Dunford and his wife losing most of their livelihood in the Cuddle Creek Bushfire in the Adelaide Hills, Dunford himself taken back by the damage and loss incurred but committed to not let it set him back from enjoying life.
Dunford a keen car collector himself had a number of cars from MG B’s to one of the last Holden’s made which were all destroyed by the fire. Dunford was able to save the familiar blue MG B GT V8 that we have seen on track but lost his big project car that was aiming for a 2021 debut in the outright class of MG Racing.
Dunford was building an MG ZT to take on the open class of MG Racing, the car was going to be somewhat based on what he had learnt from Rodney Gibb’s ZT V8 and the aim was to be similar on track together. The car was advanced in the build, including a number of major components and the car itself, all of which have been lost. Trevor is unsure if he intends to restart another project or continue with his GTV8, however he has decided to withdraw from the opening round of 2020.
“Obviously our priorities shifted, I wanted to run the GT until we had the new car close to on the track but now its about rebuilding our lives” Dunford commented.
The MG Racing community have all expressed support including people offering shells of cars to help if he wanted them however Trevor has said that isn’t a priority. Dunford however has said he plans to at the very least get to the SA round in October, “I want to at the very least get to the Bend round of the series, I mean how good to be part of MG Racing at the Bend, so I’ll be there but everything else is a question mark for now”.
Trevor’s new trailer to support his new project was also lost, as was his shed, all his spares and machinery.
The MG Racing community hope to see him trackside as soon as possible