Vintage Motorsports is the premier completion facility for customer supplied Backdraft Racing component vehicles. By foucusing on Backdraft Roadsters we have taken the replica market by storm. Going into our eighth year of involvement with Backdraft Racing we have never been more excited about what the future holds for these beautiful machines and we intend to do what it takes to remain the leading independent installer.

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The Backdraft Roadster is not a kit, it is a hand crafted replica of the infamous British roadster with an American V8 that captured every car lover's heart in 1965. It combines the historic looks of the original with the modern performance underpinnings of a BMW 3 series. The result is a stunning recreation that maintains legendary visuals while offering industry leading comfort and safety. Built under contract by TR Tech of Durban, South Africa the Backdraft Roadster is imported to the United States as a turnkey minus.

Through continuous improvement and refinement the Backdraft Roadster has reached the top of its class for price versus performance and features. Backdraft Roadsters are sold in rolling chassis form through multiple distributors throughout the World. Once you have purchased your Backdraft Roadster, Vintage Motorsports will be happy to finalize it for you.


BODY The body is reinforced at strategic points for extra strength. All the hanging components are double skinned to add extra strength to the overall structure.

PAINT WORK After meticulous preparation the body shell is painted using a modern basecoat/clearcoat paint system. The final stage of the paint work is completed with the application of three layers of clear coat to ensure a high gloss and durable paint finish.

CHASSIS The chassis is constructed from top grade 2 x 4 rectangular steel tubing. The chassis is reinforced with steel plates in several areas to add strength to high stress areas. The final phase of the chassis building is completed when it is treated to an epoxy coating. This adds to the overall appearance and also helps to protect it from the environment, to help ensure a long life for your investment.

STEERING The car comes standard with a rack and pinion type steering system. The car can accommodate a power assisted steering on special order, but with our optimal weight distribution in the car, this is not necessary.

FRONT SUSPENSION The front suspension has cast lower wishbones with a coil over strut. We also use a stabilizer bar which adds to the overall handling of the car.

REAR SUSPENSION The car utilizes a full I.R.S (Independent, Rear, Suspension) system, with a centrally guided multi-link, 2 track control arms and one longitudinal arm. The rear suspension is fully adjustable and features polyurethane bushings.

BRAKES The car features power assisted brakes with discs on all four corners. With ventilated discs in the front and solid discs in the rear, the car comes well equipped.

WHEELS The wheels are a "Halibrand" style aluminum knock off design. They come in 17" as standard and can be upgraded to 18" as an optional extra. Optional finishes include custom colors, full chrome, and polished lips.

INTERIOR The cockpit is fully carpeted with a high grade carpet. Floor mats with bound edges and embroidered Backdraft Racing logos are a standard feature. The seats are upholstered in top quality leather. The drivers side seat features an adjustable slider. The interior of the car is not only fully functional, but it is also very comfortable and can accommodate a "taller" driver (in excess of 6 foot, we have customers that are 6'5" tall and still sit below the windshield). The interior is completed with a wood rim steering, self cancelling turn signal and a full compliment of 7 gauges.

ROLL BAR The car comes standard with a stainless steel driver side roll bar, which comes mounted to the frame. This is a fully functional 2 piece unit.

GENERAL The crate car comes fitted with an aluminum radiator with a thermostatically controlled shrouded electric fan. The radiator cooling lines are custom made and come supplied in stainless steel. The hood has stainless rivets pre-fitted for authenticity. A tunnel mounted park brake lever is fitted as standard equipment and comes finished with an aluminum handle. The crate car also comes standard with stainless steel windshield wipers, wind wings and sun visors. The engine compartment is clad in stainless steel to compliment the car and deflect the heat from the foot boxes.


If you would like to make your Backdraft Roadster truly unique or just expand on the list of standard features we offer a long list of Options we can install for you including:

  • Tonneau Cover
  • Soft Top (Cloth or Vinyl)
  • Hard Top
  • Rondells (Meatballs, Gumballs, etc.)
  • Rookie Fender Stripes
  • Pin Stripes
  • Passenger Mirror
  • Ray Dyot Mirror
  • Chrome Bumperettes (Overriders)
  • Full Chrome Bumpers
  • Emblem and Badge Packages
  • 3M Invis-a-shield Paint Protection Film
  • Custom Color Interior
  • Passenger Side Roll Bar
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fire Suppression System
  • Gauge Upgrades
  • Custom Dashes
  • Glove Box
  • Moto-Lita Steering Wheel (Wood or Leather)
  • Heater System
  • Heated Seats (Dual Temperature)
  • Air Conditioning System (with Heater)
  • 18" Wheels and Tires
  • Full Chrome or Polished Wheels
  • Custom Wheel Center Colors
  • Wilwood Big Brakes Upgrade
  • Ceramic Brake Pads
  • Ceramic Coat Headers (Silver / Black / White / Red / Blue)
  • Ceramic Coat Sidepipes (Silver / Black / White / Red / Blue)
  • Oil Cooler / Shroud / Remote Filter
  • Optional Rear End Gear Ratios Available
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Power Steering
  • ... and Many More

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