is a kit car manufacturer established in 1999. In 2002 they acquired the rights to the Sylva Striker
The Sylva Striker is the most enduring of the Sylva models and was a radical evolution of the Star and Leader dropping the Viva donor car in favour of purpose built suspension and lighter bodywork...
kit car, which they have since modified and on which the Fulcrum is based. It is based in Shelwick
Holmer and Shelwick is a civil parish in Herefordshire, England. It is immediately to the north of Hereford, and includes Holmer, Munstone, Shelwick, Shelwick Green....
, just north of Hereford
Hereford is a cathedral city, civil parish and county town of Herefordshire, England. It lies on the River Wye, approximately east of the border with Wales, southwest of Worcester, and northwest of Gloucester...
. In August 2010 the company was purchased by Callum and Jeremy Bulmer from the original owner Mel Coppock.
Raw manufacture three models, which use very similar chassis and layout. The Striker, Fulcrum and Phoenix.
The Striker can be bought as a self-build kit, or as a part or fully build car.
The original Raw Striker was substantially the same as the Sylva Striker, with minor changes. It is a lightweight, spartan, sports car, with a FMR layout. There is a large range of suitable engines, though Raw themselves specialise in the Toyota 4AGE engine.
The Striker is a successful racing car with particular success in 750 Motor Club
750 Motor Club is an auto racing club in the UK. It was founded in 1939 and was originally for Austin 7 fans . It later led to racing and the 750 Formula where specials were raced...
races. Additionally, there is a race series only for Strikers in Ireland
Ireland is an island to the northwest of continental Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth...
and another single-make series is being launched by the 750 Motor Club for Raw Strikers.
The Raw Fulcrum was introduced in 2008 and is substantially the same car as the Striker. It has different bodywork without the open wings of the Striker. This closed bodywork improves aerodynamics significantly.
The Raw Phoenix, the latest addition to the Raw range was originally designed as an aerodynamic enhancement for the Striker chassis. The Phoenix, a smooth lined retro styled full bodied car was added to the Raw range at the beginning of 2011 to complement the others in the range.
In addition to the Headquarters in Shelwick there are the following representatives:
- Raw Striker (North) Limited, Tingley, Wakefield, Yorkshire.
- Raw Striker East, A.B. Performance, Pie Hatch Farm, Brettenham, Buxhall, Suffolk
- Ryans Garage Motorsport, Ballindoney, Ballywilliam, Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland.