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Interview With Austen Metcalf of Ozcraft

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Austen Metcalf

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My latest guest is Austen Metcalf ,Master Fabricator and owner of Ozcraft Formula 1 Engineering and Fabrication. Austen spent 30 years at McLaren covering a number of roles in both fabrication and support of the various racing efforts. Since starting Ozcraft Austen has both restored and built a number of premier, show and race winning vehicles. These include a GT40 replica true to the original blue prints and full restorations of ex – Jim Clark & John Surtees historic F1 cars.

Austen has also developed a number of precision engineered product lines for both two and four wheels amongst his diverse portfolio which is too large to list here. You can find out a lot more about Ozcraft here on the website

We talk F1 and the various drivers Austen has worked with, along with his own racing exploits along with the growth of Ozcraft as a business to name but a few highlights!

 

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The Backing Plates are Back

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Took a detour on the way back from Wheels Day to collect my rear brake backing plates from Austen Metcalf at Ozcraft in Bisley. Austen has done an excellent of reworking these later hydraulic brake backing plates to fit my 1929 Sports Coupe. Pnce I have the sump completed I can start on the brakes,