Empire-Force Capacity Increase

Somerset-based Bill Chaplin is known on the hills both as one of the paddock’s lovable-rogues and also as a demon builder of bike-engined hillclimb machinery!

Empire Force DS600

A much larger engine will fill this space in 2013.


Having started Force Racing Cars in the early-noughties, Bill now produces the beautifully built Empire Racing Cars.

As well as having a busy off-season building new Empire chassis for the 1100cc & 1600cc Racing Car Classes, Bill is also making some pretty serious modifications to his own single-seater.

For several years now, Bill has co-owned a Force DS600 chassis with Shelsley, Moto GP & BTCC commentator Toby Moody. The pair have competed in the 600cc class with additional selected co-drivers and the car has taken several class records at National level.


For the 2013 season, the duo have decided to move up a class and equip the car with a 1000cc GSXR engine.

The power hike should see the car moving a fair bit quicker from now on, but it is a shame that we won’t hear the screaming 17,000rpm 600cc unit again!

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