I had a big push leading up to the London Classic Car Show in late Feb, to get the oil cooler, oil tank, fuel tank, sill stowage bins, battery tray and the original rear stowage bins designed, manufactured and fitted. These were all manufactured by Pro Alloy, who I must thank for the detailed feedback on all the designs to optimise the for efficiency and manufacture. The quality of their welding is stunning!

Also did the first fit of the door windows, headlamp covers, headlamps, rear lamps seat belts and several other items. We have added a few photos of our London Classic Car Show stand taken before the doors opened on the Thursday Gala evening. Very hectic 4 days talking to many people about the project and the many engineering challenges. Such as chassis manufacture, replicating the magnesium rims for road legal tyres, windscreens for road legality, and the many issues involved with gaining IVA approval.
And had 2 high points from the show. The first was having a lovely chat with a certain David Piper and his wife. During which we discussed why he took moulds from 010 (for the 1970 Le-Man's winner replica), and that the bodyshell I had bought also came from those moulds. And thus confirming the reason why I immediately bought it back in 2011, because it looked so accurate to the originals! David was also very complimentary regards the build in general, making the 5 year reverse engineering journey very rewarding. Now we need to finish it, get road legality, and drive it down to show him!
The second high point was Dick Crosthwaite (of Crosthwaite and Gardiner) dropping into the stand for a 20 minute chat on the Sunday morning. Again he was very complimentary regards the build and especially the 1-piece magnesium wheels which we had to design and manufacture to specific widths to fit road legal tyres. And he extended an invitation for us to visit the factory.

 

The London Classic Car Show

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