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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:13 pm 
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Here's one way to pass the off season.
This guy bought a BAR003 tub off of ebay and has been buying and modifying different other bits here and there to build his own F1 car. Looks like he's done a decent job of it so far.
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2012/12/backyard-formula-one/

So how many of us has the drive, and skills to do something similar?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:49 pm 
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Impressive project!

(that's not Peter Windsor's old garage is it?)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:06 pm 
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cool thread, here is some more in fo from some magazine: http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1x3li/ ... ces/24.htm


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:25 am 
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Truly Amazing and something I've always dreamed of.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY F1 car
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:00 pm 
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A DIY F1 car? It's been done before:

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Read the full, amazing story of Peter Connew's F1 car here: http://www.motorsportretro.com/2011/05/connew-formula-1-team/


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:11 pm 
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http://www.furorecars.co.uk/

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 Post subject: Re: DIY F1 car
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:24 pm 
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Wow, I figured that the hive mind of the forum would be able to pull up a few more similar stories from over the years, but this is fantastic!

Keep 'em coming folks.


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 Post subject: Re: DIY F1 car
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:40 pm 
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Gimax wrote:
A DIY F1 car? It's been done before:

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Read the full, amazing story of Peter Connew's F1 car here: http://www.motorsportretro.com/2011/05/connew-formula-1-team/

The deeper I got into that article the more I recalled having read it before. Great story.

There no way in hell that you could knock something up in a garage and take it to a GP event and make it past the gate these days. Those were some clever, hard-working, passionate people in that story.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:27 pm 
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More about the Connew F1 car - this time in the words of Barry Boor, Peter Connew's cousin and the chap who made the bodywork for the car: http://www.axos.nl/retrorace/temp/The%20Connew%20Story.htm


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:11 am 
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I remember seeing that BAR on ebay a few months back and it being properly expensive for just a show car with no internal bits.

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I went to a hillclimb once (with the great granddad of the caterham) and one of the entrants had a converted Tolman f1 car. When he told us how much he paid for it we were sick. My mate said he would have used it for going to work on nice days.

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Remember seeing this car at Brands where as I recall it failed to qualify due to steering column failure. Whether that was the true reason or not I do not know. I followed its progress because it was put together just up the road from where I lived at the time. i.e Chadwell Heath.

Also about the same time I recall other shoestring operations such as the Token and Safir entries, anyone else remember those?


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 Post subject: Re: DIY F1 car
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:52 pm 
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RaggedMan wrote:
Here's one way to pass the off season.
This guy bought a BAR003 tub off of ebay and has been buying and modifying different other bits here and there to build his own F1 car. Looks like he's done a decent job of it so far.
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2012/12/backyard-formula-one/

So how many of us has the drive, and skills to do something similar?

...and money, $13,000 may not be on the level of the millions it costs to develop an F1 car, but it's still not pennies. :uhoh: I had the idea a few years back of restoring a Porsche 356A- my dream car- but the price of it made my stomach turn, time for me to go to school and get a high-paying job. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: DIY F1 car
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:10 am 
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I wouldn't have the drive, time, energy, knwoledge or money to do that.

Be very cool to do, but not something I could do unless I won the lottery.


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