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The Project

Back in 1999 I got special dispensation from the boss (wife) to build a kit car. Not knowing anything about kit cars I decided to go to Stoneleigh International Kit Car Show. This was a real eye opener to see what is out there with virtually every kit car company being represented.  I would recommend this to anyone starting out.

After talking to numerous people I decided on the Locost. For the uninitiated, this is where you buy a book and build a car from the ground up. The book in question is Ron Champion's "Build your own sports car for 250" available from Halfords and other good book stores.

In the pages below I will take you through the build of the car  and getting it on the road.