Post by fat-stig on Oct 22, 2017 23:15:36 GMT
Let me introduce myself a little:
My name is Peter, 37 years old , married, self employed, 1 son and another little curse word on the way.
I live in Holland, so excuse me if my writing is not totaly correct, but you can always look at this topic as a photoalbum
I have been fouling around with mopeds, bikes and cars all my life ( wish I kept some ).
I have build a fair share of road going cars and now in the process of making a racecar from scratch.
I've found this awesome forum linked in another cool website ( landcruiser.net ), Have been reading different topics / story's of you guys and some of there are just stunning
In Holland there are not many real petrolheads, don't get my wrong there are plenty of young guys who polish there rims and spoilers , and have other people mount there online ordered power gaining exhaust mufler from chinabay, but there are not many people around who realy make stuff, or try something different.
so why this thread ?
don't realy know, but maybe it leads to a working racecar some day.
We ( I build this car together with one of my beste friends ) are already 2 years in the build, so the first part is going to be a flasback.
were we go:
After I sold my old racecar ( almost 10 years ago ) I haven't been near a track, as I was busy setting up my life and business and nor had the money or time to go racing again. 3 years ago I went to the Historic grandprix of holland, and the vibe came back , harder then before. I realised ( and convinced my wife ) that it was the ultimate way of dealing with the stress of owning a business.
Off course I told my buddy about the great cars I saw and the hammering V8 sound witch just hits you on the chest. Off course he was becoming more and more interessted as I kept talking about racing again. But after a quick search on the internet we both landed back to earth, the good stuff is just not affordable. The fact that Jon was in between jobs didn't help very much.
We raced seven type cars before with bike power, there are great fun but after racing them a couple of years the wow factor seems to slip away, so we wantend to move up a notch. I like the V8 rumble very much, but a sportscar type race with a v8 starts somewhere at 50k so thats a no go.
But what if we make are own sportscar
I had build a car before, so how hard could it be
After numerous evenings searching the NET for ideas, whe came across a UK based company who makes GRP bodies for classic Lola racecars.
As we both hate GRP work, we both agreed that we were going to buy a complete bodykit and make the rest ourself.
Not sure how it exactly went down, but whe settled for a Lola T492 body in black
should end up looking something like this.