Back in 2005, a time we barely remember ourselves, Prince Charles married Camilla, YouTube was founded, and Speedster IT was lucky enough to sponsor a sports car.
Not to say this was our proudest achievement but we were pretty chuffed! Doing a bit of research, we even found out that it didn’t do too badly either… The car was named Morgan Aero 8 GT and was driven by Keith Ahlers and Oliver Bryant’s racing team Team Aero Morgan. Here’s a snippet from a news article on Sunday the 29th May 2005.
A hard fought GT3 race at Thruxton saw Keith Ahlers and Oliver Bryant secure the first victory in the British GT Championship for the Team Aero Morgan.
Having qualified in fifth place for the race, Ahlers took the start in the Aero 8 GT and ran well in class before handing the car over to young team-mate Bryant who went one better than his second place finish at Croft to secure victory.
“Thruxton has always been good to us,” Ahlers said afterwards. “We ride the bumps here really well and we did a test here earlier in the year which gave some good set-up data for today and after qualifying fifth for the race I was confident of a good podium finish.
It looks like Team Aero Morgan continued for a few more years, going through various reincarnations of their team name, dropping Morgan and going for a stylish but simple Team Aero. Both Keith and Oliver continue to race in many classes including the Goodwood Revival meetings and International events.
Makes us question what we should sponsor next… a cooking competition? All of our support team saving their heads? or another car to live up to our ‘speedster’ name?
Let us know the most interesting, whacky or meaningful thing you can think of and we might just sponsor it!
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