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Back End

Brakes

Engine

Front End

Front End 2

Frame

Fuel tank

Steering

Tyres

Wheels

Other cars

Over the years I've built a total of eight cars, and two or three front ends. The first car was nothing like the rest, and the rest all follow a similar theme.

I took the opportunity to take a few pics of these at Foster on our annual two-day trial there. 22-23rd October 2005. Another good car, now owned by Peter Hill wasn't there, but I hope to include this car in the near future.


I can't remember when I built this one, but I do remember swapping some bricklaying for it. Ady Dekker (a bricklayer) originally owned the car, distinguishing himself by winning the 1985 Park Orchards (John Pryce) Trial. The car had about 3 owners since then & is now owned by Peter McKinney who debuted at Foster 2005. Powered by a 1600cc VW with swing axle rear, cw Kombi droppers. Like acouple of my other early cars, this one originally had a swing axle front end, based on Hillman Imp axle stubs. At first this looked like an easy construction job, but the track changes on full bump were so much that it was always hard to judge where the pegs were.