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10th September 2014

In-vehicle information system for the classic motorist

Debuting at Goodwood Revival 2014

  • Modern technology that blends into a classic car’s interior
  • Single unit for gauges, alerts, rally computer, service reminders, & data-logging
  • Design inspired by a 1950's rally computer
  • Peace of mind while you keep your eyes on the road
  • Crafted in the UK with fine heritage detailing

Classic Car enthusiasts at the Goodwood Revival, 12th-14th September 2014, will be the first to get hands-on with GaugePilot™. With period-perfect good looks and heritage detailing, GaugePilot offers the classic motorist peace of mind through a configurable set of gauges with programmable alerts, service reminders, data-logging, plus a rally computer for your motoring pleasure. The GaugePilot Pro, (SRP £1,200) will be available to order on stand 280 (in front of the Bonhams' auction house).

Brilliantly British - GaugePilot is "proud to be brilliantly British". Designed and manufactured by time served UK craftsmen, using both traditional engineering methods and state of the art 3D printing. GaugePilot joins the old and the new to produce an instrument of the highest level of precision and performance in all of it's parts.

Crafted for you - Each GaugePilot is bespoke, providing the customer the option to personalise the gauge display and case finish. For example: What range and redline do you want for your tachometer? What finish of front bezel will look the best in or under the Dash? Bezels are available in a number of finishes including polished aluminium, black shot, and even 18ct gold plated*. (*surcharge applies)

Why GaugePilot? - The recipe for GaugePilot was born in the tea room at Sammy Miller's Motor Cycle Museum in the heart of the New Forest. Simon was developing a multi-function display to simplify his classic’s dashboard that was littered with ancillary gauges. Nigel was developing a fuel injection and twin plug system for his classic Porsche 356 and wanted to monitor it's performance on road trials. Nothing was available that could monitor the outputs he required and had period looks so that it could be installed in the car full time. This was the spark that brought Simon's electronics and software expertise and Nigel's mechanical engineering and design skills together to create something new within something old.

GaugePilot- What does it do?

Gauges - GaugePilot can monitor the critical outputs of the engine and will alert the driver when something is wrong? GaugePilot will monitor up to 32 inputs from installed sensors*, and works with both 12 volt and 6 volt systems. Alarm targets can be set on screen by the user, GaugePilot will warn that a near danger level has been reached, so the driver can stop safely and in good time to protect the vehicle. (* 7 directly connected inputs; remaining via compatible third-party devices)

Steve Mortimer who has pre-ordered a GaugePilot for his meticulously rebuilt 1960 Volkswagen Beetle says “I hate ‘gauge fever’ on the dash, this piece of kit will monitor everything I need to ensure that my £8000 engine upgrade is kept safe and, above all, it looks of period”

Service Reminders - “When is my next safety inspection due? When did I last change my brake or transmission fluid?” GaugePilot will store all this information for the user and alert to when routine servicing is due.

Data-logging - Bespoke data-logging software monitors, collates, and records all GaugePilot inputs so that you, or your mechanic, can recall and analyse how your engine has performed as you were driving, and view any alerts triggered. Logged information can be recalled on screen or can be exported, via a USB memory stick, to your Mac/PC.

Rally Computer - GaugePilot is styled on, and is physically interchangeable with, a 1950's mechanical rally computer, so it is vital that it also functions as per the original device, monitoring accurately average speed and distance vital for tulips for regularity competition.

A GaugePilot will be fitted to a Mercedes 230S Fintail that will be taking part in the 2nd ERA Trans-America Challenge in 2015. Michael Eatough, who owns and pilots the Fintail, was the first to order a GaugePilot on seeing its specification.

Further Details

Visit for further particulars GaugePilot is a product from Hambly Industries Limited, who create innovative products by blending classic design with modern innovation. GaugePilot is a trademark of Hambly Industries Limited.


Press Contact:-

Simon Hambly

Hambly Industries Limited

Tel: 01256 637360

Mob: 07973 258357


Nigel Cousins

Hambly Industries Limited

Tel: 01256 637360

Mob: 07785 720621


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