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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.


Owned & driven by Andrew Stritch, I built the frame & front end for this car about 15 years ago for Andrew's father Terry. Terry used an Alfasud engine & gearbox, with the Alfa discs as fiddles, and Kombi droppers. The car is very successful, winning both the Geoff Taylor Trophy & the John Pryce Trophy in the hands of both Terry & Andrew. The car now runs a Subaru engine but retains the Alfa box (transaxle) & discs. Alfa diffs are really tough, and easy to replace if necessary.