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AS FAR AS I’m aware we are the first kit car magazine ever to invite a celebrity columnist to write on a regular monthly basis. So it’s an especially warm welcome to Tiff Needell, who’s joining the CKC team to write about his driving experiences, what he looks for in a good handling car, whether he might ever consider building a kit car and hopefully a whole host of other subjects that are relevant to any self-respecting petrolhead. Of course, Tiff needs no introduction, being well known to most for his exploits first on Top Gear and, more recently, as the master of the sideways driving technique in Channel 5’s Fifth Gear. And behind all the showmanship there’s a guy who can really drive... a brief taster of F1 was swiftly overtaken by regular drives at Le Mans, finishing third in 1990 driving a Porsche. I have to say that when the CKC team sat down and discussed the possibility of inviting a celebrity to join us, Tiff was the obvious choice. You just know that he’s a real, genuine car enthusiast like the rest of us... just with considerably more driving talent! Perhaps more importantly, we also felt he would look on the kit car scene with a more open mind than some of those who made it onto the shortlist. We obviously hope that Tiff’s involvement may encourage those who never previously considered a kit car to dip into CKC and like what they see. If that’s you... welcome to the amazing world of kit cars!
Editor’s choice... TIFF! Want to hear how Tiff almost built a kit car in order to go racing? p15
CALIFORNIA KIT CAR MEET Some weird and wonderful cars spotted at this famous stateside show. p26
MARLIN SPORTSTER BUILD The Marlin Sportster used the BMW 3-series donor before anyone else. p54
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GD427 ROAD TEST Some cars are just so good! GD427 gets the full CKC Road Test treatment. p86
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MEET THE TEAM Your kit car specialists EDITOR Ian Stent
FEATURES EDITOR Adam Wilkins
TECHNICAL EDITOR John Dickens
AUTO STYLIST Italo Sciacca
CV – Built two kit cars, owned eight others, driven virtually every type of kit car produced over the last 20 years.
CV – Built a Sylva Riot. Raced a Tiger Avon for five years. Kit car journo for nine years.
CV – Has run a kit car as his only car since 1980! Designed unique fibreglass chassis and suspension for his GTM Coupé. Very clever!
CV – Studied car and product design and has worked as a design consultant on many cars.
“You know this demo car isn’t being generous with the numbers as soon as you punch the throttle... it’s stupendously fast.”
“Have you ever agreed to something without knowing what’s involved? I did when I agreed to manage a team in the Gome Six-Hour.”
“The final assembly could be done using adhesives, aluminium welding, brazing or rivets. I chose to use rivets.”
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CV – Currently presenting Channel 5’s Fifth Gear. Previously a Top Gear presenter and been a top flight race driver since the mid ’70s.
“I do sometimes wish I had a little project on the go in the garage but there are simply too many other things going on in my life.” Tiff p15
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In this issue 40 36 CLUB LIFE Italian Replica club blind autotest and Newark’s nightime festivities.
39 EVENTS DIARY Our Events Diary is updated monthly to keep you in the know.
8 NEWS DNA’s new Ford Cougar based Ferrari replica, and much more.
40 DESIGNER THREADS Italo shows you what he thinks a new XK120 could look like.
15 TIFF Tiff Needell joins the CKC team as our new monthly contributor.
44 OUT & ABOUT – GOME 6-HOUR ENDURANCE Our own Wilkins manages a team at this gruelling test for any kit car.
16 MK INDY R CKC Running Reporter Jack Tait has finished his MK Indy.
48 NG TF – PART TWO Chris Humphreys’ completed NG TF in all its glory.
23 LETTERS Your chance to make your views heard.
86 ROAD TEST – GD427 Is this the best Cobra replica on the planet? Let the numbers decide.
24 OUT & ABOUT – NEWARK The fun and games from this year’s Newark kit car show.
94 CLASSIFIEDS In the market for a second-hand kit car? You may find it here!
98 30 DAYS A month in the life of Features Ed Wilkins.
48 26 26 OUT & ABOUT – FUN UNDER THE SUN, CALIFORNIA The Nott’s Berry Farm show in California predates our Stoneleigh.
30 RACE DIARIES New reporters and updates from those already in the thick of competition!
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54 54 MARLIN SPORTSTER BUILD – PART ONE Patrick Short’s build of a BMW based Marlin Sportster.
60 ASK JOHN John Dickens answers your technical questions.
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After his dad built one of the first SDR V-Storms in 2009, 17-year old Jack Tait didn’t hang about when he built himself an MK Indy R. Eight weeks later it was finished.
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THE TAIT FAMILY is single-handedly becoming one of the kit car industry’s biggest benefactors. After Jack’s dad, Phil, assembled an SDR V-Storm in 2009 (featured in the September 2009 issue of CKC), Jack then leapt into an MK Indy build while Phil popped in a new order for a Blackjack Zero and has plans for a second Subaru powered V-Storm once the Zero is on the road. Can you get
knighted for services to the kit car industry? Or perhaps we should change the name of Hall 2 at the Stoneleigh Show and instead call it the Tait Hall. Come to think of it, do they already buy a lot of art, too? The order for the MK was actually placed back in 2008, before the SDR V-Storm had been launched. Phil was going to build it with his son, but then saw the V-Storm at a show, fell in love with it and placed an order for that too. The MK order was still in place, but delivery prorogued while all attention focused on the V-Storm. This was also a project done in double quick time, completed by Phil in just nine months. And despite it being his first car project, there’s little doubt that his previous experience building aeroplanes must have helped.
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Championship at Cadwell Park. As I went out for the qualifying session I started having problems with the car darting and weaving under braking. For those that don’t know, let me tell you that Cadwell Park is very narrow and when you are braking hard alongside some of the big BMW, Lotus or Sierra race cars there’s not much room for error! I lined up for the race with some tracking and bump steer adjustments feeling pretty happy I’d fixed the issue.
On previous occasions when I have had to line up at the back of the grid I’ve quite enjoyed it – ZCars Minis are known for their fast starts and I can sometimes jump three rows of the grid. But, as I was saying ‘...when it isn’t going well it can be terrible.’ We were still forming on the grid at the back when the lights went off but I was ready for it and started well, only for mayhem to break out in front on the narrow straight, so we were reduced to slowly filing
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through the pile of bodywork left on the track whilst the rest of the pack raced away. Thinking that must be the end of my woes, I charged round, passing quite a few cars and trying to salvage some sort of result when I caught up with a close midfield battle. As they dummied and tussled with each other, I went to make my pass only to be forced right off the track and on to the grass, halfway down the straight at over 100mph. I guess in the heat of their battle I wasn’t spotted. The first bump ripped off the splitter and the
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Chris Humphreys’ NG TF
Traditional Values The build of Chris Humphreys’ NG TF was covered in the last issue. This month, Adam Wilkins takes a look at the finished car. THIS IS WHAT I like to see. To take photos of Chris Humphreys’ NG TF, I met him at his place of work – but he hadn’t brought the car to work just because I was going there. The parking permit stuck to the windscreen is a hint that this car is used regularly. Indeed, he clocks up about a third of his annual mileage at the wheel of the NG, commuting in it whenever the weather is dry. The fair weather policy is down to Chris’s own comfort more than any shortcomings of the car. As well as the daily slog, he’s been on owners’ club rallies and on holiday in the car totalling 20,000 miles in the process. We covered Chris’s three and a half year build in detail last month and the finished example lives up to my expectations of a carefully put together
The TF’s styling was one of the key selling points for owner Chris Humphreys.
car. It’s helped by the TF’s accomplished styling and quality components. With the metallic green paintwork and contrasting brightwork glinting in the June sunshine, it looks stunning. Recapping on the build today, one quality that Chris says is vital during a kit car build is the belief that any problems can be resolved. “It might cost you a bit more in time or money than you expected, but there’s always a solution,” he says. This stoicism was tested – and probably strengthened – when Imex Group International, NG’s owner at the time, went into liquidation after he placed his order and before the body was delivered. This stood him in good stead for further vicissitudes during the build. Chris credits his mother with his pragmatic
characteristic. Although sadly no longer with us, she did once have a ride in the NG at the age of 90! Since the car has been on the road, Chris has improved its spec. One area of improvement was the rear suspension. Because the slope into Chris’s garage is quite steep, he was wearing out his lowslung exhaust each time to car went in and out. As the rubber bumper MGB models have higher ride height than this car’s chrome bumpered donor, Chris decided that the springs for a rubber bumper MGB roadster may do what he needed. This was to be a ‘trial and error’ type of solution, but the springs aren’t expensive. It turned out that the grounding problem was solved and the ride remained compliant but the car now sat too high at the rear. After 1000 miles and five months, the springs hadn’t settled and the
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As well as the daily slog, Chris has used the NG to go on owners’ club rallies and on holiday, clocking up 20,000 miles in the process
ride height remained the same. Chris has now added 25mm lowering blocks between the rear axle and the leaf springs giving a more level ride height half way between the two standard MGB set-ups. In addition to the upgrades, there have been a few teething problems that have needed to be dealt with. In most cases, it’s component failures that have caused issues rather than any problems with the NG’s design or Chris’s build. One of the main benefits of the TF’s MGB basis is the ease with which spares can be obtained. Numerous MG specialists supply everything you could ever need. Chris tends to use MGB Hive for most items and he likes their friendly service and
Barnet, who suggested a technique to affordable prices. For more obscure parts, Interior has all the remove the paint without damage to the he can’t fault the extensive range of spares classic cues, and car’s finish. Top marks to them, that are stocked by Moss. boasts 2+2 seating. incidentally, for not immediately Only once has the car broken down, Engine is old suggesting a respray. which was when the alternator failed. school, coming from the Using cellulose thinners on a cloth, Having said that, there was enough MGB donor. Chris was able to wipe away the excess charge left in the battery to get Chris paint. It’s important to renew the cloth home. Coincidentally, he happened to be often and quickly dry the body and wash it using the NG at the time because the with a detergent solution to prevent the alternator in his ordinary car had failed two thinners eating into the paint beneath. days previously! After a painstaking three hours, the By far the http://www.completekitcar.co.uk/Issue/latestissue.html biggest incident, though, bodywork was back to its former glory. Two was caused by an outside influence. One things worked in Chris’s favour. Firstly, the night, Chris’s garage was broken into and a can of petrol was stolen. While the thieves were there, they mindlessly CHRIS HUMPHEY’S NG TF sprayed the NG with black paint they Engine: MGB 1800cc B-Series, twin SU carbs found on a shelf. Bonnet, wings, Gearbox: MGB all synchro 4-speed with overdrive headlights, seats, grille, dashboard and Suspension: Standard MGB lever arm front suspension with Spax dampers. windscreen were all daubed with the paint Standard MGB live axle rear suspension with Panhard rod. Pin-drive wire in a random act of vandalism. It was wheel conversion another test of Chris’s ability to overcome Brakes: Front – MG solid discs and calipers. Rear – MG rear drums adversity and, while it was undoubtedly an Wheels/tyres: MWS wire wheels with 185x65 R15 Firestone tyres. upsetting sight, he set to work to clean up Interior: Full NG interior trim package, walnut veneer dashboard with MGB the car. He first contacted the company sourced instruments. Moto Lita steering wheel, NG seats with integral shoulder location for inertia reel seat belts who painted the car, Silvercross Motors of
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Hugely impressed with Gardner Douglas’ GD427 when we drove it last year, now it’s time for the CKC road test.
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THE COMPANY Gardner Douglas Sports Cars was launched in 1990 by Andy Burrows, although he’d been actively involved in the scene as early as 1984. Initially working with an existing manufacturer, RW Kitcars, the first Andy Burrows’ designed kit car was a Cobra replica marketed as the RW427 towards the latter part of the ’90s. It was this that swiftly became the GD427 in 1990. Gardner Douglas Sports Cars operates from a 5000sq ft unit on a secure exWW2 airfield just outside Bottesford in Nottinghamshire. The company employs six people and is slightly unusual in that it makes all the fabricated metalwork and
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MODEL BACKGROUND In a world of ladderframe chassis and Jaguar based suspension, the GD427 was quick to stamp a unique identity. From the outset, the GD427 came out with a backbone chassis and semi-monocoque fibreglass body that could be swiftly demounted from the chassis. The GD427 was also launched as a Mk3 Cobra replica and not the more common Mk4 inspired shape. This more slender styling has always slightly divided opinion and in 2008 Gardner Douglas developed a new Mk4 body style to run alongside the existing Mk3 original. Although originally developed around the familiar Jaguar XJ6 suspension components found on most fake snakes,
by 1993 Andy Burrows had begun working on a modern suspension package to satisfy demand for turnkey cars from Europe. This required all-new components throughout, and a Ford based Euro chassis package soon followed and immediately met with acclaim in the press. A factory backed race version of the EURO was then campaigned in the 1996 BRSCC Sports and Retro GT Championship, winning in its first full year of competition and then repeating the feat the following year. The Euro remains the company’s benchmark car, but it’s important to remember that the Jaguar based GD427 remains very much available, and is the more affordable option if funds are limited.
THE TEST CAR This is the same car that we drove at the end of last year, for our Car Of The Year feature, where it was just pipped for top spot by Westfield’s Sport Turbo. The demonstrator is based around a Euro chassis and features a brand new LS2 engine with performance camshaft and aftermarket engine management system to produce a monster 480bhp. The car is assembled to GD’s turnkey specification, with new components throughout. Significantly, the bodywork is the more recent Mk4 variation.
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There is a lot of clever thinking gone into the design of the GD427 (whether Jag or Euro based). The fully triangulated backbone chassis works beautifully and is largely identical for either suspension package. As Andy Burrows once told us, “it’s the most simple way to get beam strength and torsional rigidity into a lightweight structure.” But with all the steel structure in the centre of the car, the bodywork needs to be a bit special, providing both its own structure and also vital safety strength for the occupants. The GD427 does this via a semi-monocoque fibreglass body that features honeycomb sandwich floor sections and foam-filled sills and side panels. The quality of the moulding on either Mk3 or Mk4 bodywork is such that this is one of the few Cobra replicas that is offered in a coloured gelcoat finish and the quality of various bodies on display when we recently visited, confirmed this is the highest quality fibreglass body on any fake snake we’ve seen.
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