1986 Spice Pontiac Fiero
British based Spice Engineering was created in the late 1980s by Gordon Spice. The purpose of the company was to build their own road cars and enter them in racing competition. Spice was able to secure a contract to construct two Camel ‘Lights’ chassis for General Motors. The cars were to be powered by a 3.0-liter four-cylinder Pontiac ‘Super Duty’ engine that produced an impressive 350 horsepower. Spice was given instructions to create the body similar to the production Fiero cars, thus its nickname being the ‘Spice Pontiac Fiero. Graham Humphrey provided the chassis drawings for the monoque while construction was handled by BS Fabricators. Final assembly of the cars were handled by Spice Silverstone works.
This was the first chassis that went to GM / Pontiac. We campaigned this particular Spice Fiero chassis in the IMSA GTP Light series for several years after it had been acquired from Pontiac. Thus a bunch of us Northwest USA enthusiasts crewed and ran a race team across the USA at an age when most people were still in trade school or college or just starting to actually turn wrenches. Lots of fun, stories and highlights along with being in the midst of a great racing series when the all conquering GTP Porsche’s, Nissan’s, Jaguar’s and the Toyota’s were on the cutting edge of aerodynamic technology in automobile racing.
This is the Spice Fiero several years ago when under restoration to its original (as built) configuration.