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UK Kit Car Enthusiasts' Homepages

Welcome to the links to websites for kit car enthusiasts' homepages in the United Kingdom.

This is a very large section - with scores of websites that feature dozens of different types of kit car.

The UK is home to thousands of kit car builders. Many of these post detailed build diaries - a great source of information for anyone looking to build a similar kit car.

Others show pictures and videos of their cars on the road.

Links here are split in to categories according to the make or type of vehicle concerned.

Replicas

Chesil Build Site Build diary with details of a Chesil Speedster project to recreate a Porsche 356.

GT40 Sports Cars Page within larger homesite of Rubin Sundt, a Ford GT40 enthusiast, which has details of GT40 replica publications, information about the enthusiasts' club and some pictures. There are links to other websites from Ford GT40 followers. And the site has details of construction, testing and replica Ford GT40 build tips.

J, J & M's Westfield Build Westfield XI - Lotus Eleven replica - build diary from a family that already run a Westfield SEiW FW. Site has details of both projects.

Mark's MEV Replicar Build diary showing the construction of a MEV Replicar - inspired by the Aston Martin DBR1 - based on a Mazda MX-5.

Porsche 356 Convertible D Site is for a replica Porsche 356 build with elements of Convertible D and Speedster design. The author bought his body from the now defunct Legend Motor Company and the site has details of the problems surrounding that original decision and how the car was eventually put on the road.

Ricola Racing Site written by an owner of a string of specialist vehicles. The site charts their ownership. They include a Street Beetle/Chesil Speedster, Phantom GTR, GTM Libra, Karmann Ghia and Beetle Cabrio.

www.lamboreplica.co.uk Lamborghini replica resource which combines forums with a very detailed build diary posted by its author. The build is of a Parallel Designs Torero S Lamborghini Diablo lookalike and there are step by step accounts of its progress and many pictures.

Cobras

Building a DAX Cobra Kit Car? Site from a builder of a Dax Cobra replica who describes how he is unhappy with the service he received from then-manufacturer Dax Cars.

Building a Dream This is a page within a larger homepage site that shows the building of its author's Dax Tojeiro. There are some details about the history of the car and pictures showing different build stages. The vehicle was completed in 1988.

Cobra 427 Replica Build Site Month by month diary of a Crendon Cobra 427 replica build up. Car uses Jaguar parts and visitors see each stage of the process - from the decision on which kit to choose through to the SVA process and a costs section that lists every single part.

My Cobra Homepage Cobra build up page with details about sourcing parts and building a Dax Tojeiro car on Jaguar mechanics. Site has pictures of various stages and details of the registration process.

Cobratone.co.uk Cobra enthusiast's website. He describes how he has built and driven a Pilgrim Sumo before then undertaking an AK 427 project.

sumobuild.co.uk Pilgrim Sumo build diary. Detailed step-by-step write up of the process. The car features a Rover V8 power unit.

MEV

Mark's MEV Replicar Build diary showing the construction of a MEV Replicar - inspired by the Aston Martin DBR1 - based on a Mazda MX-5.

MEV Rocket Build MEV Rocket build project. There is information and pictures about all stages of the build - from sourcing of a 1.8 Ford Focus insurance write-off, through to SVA testing.

MEV Sonic 7 This site features an MEV Sonic 7 build based on a Ford Focus donor. Various stages of the build are shown in words and pictures.

Three Wheelers and Citroen Based Cars

Our Lomax 223 and Robin Hood V8 This website has details of two kit cars owned by the same couple - a Lomax 223 and Robin Hood V8. Includes links to a number of technical files. These include the original Lomax build manual, prices and Citroen 2CV mechanical information.

Ultimas

Bob's Ultima Site Month by month Ultima GTR build diary. Site has detailed descriptions of the process.

ShitHotFast.com Ultima Spyder site by two enthusiasts who describe how they spent two years building their 5.7 litre Chevy-powered V8 vehicle.

Ultima GTR Info Site Month-by-month entries for an Ultima GTR project - from the first visit to the factory onwards. Also posted is a list of each and every tool used during the build process, with details of costs.

Dutton

Dutton Melos M4892 Site charts the rebuilding of a Dutton Melos that had been off the road for many years. Includes lots of pictures and background information.

Dutton Phaeton S3 Story of a Dutton Phaeton built in Scotland back in the 1980s. Includes tales of building, driving and kit car shows attended. Site also has details of the owners' other vehicles.

Rob's Dutton Cars Site has information about the author's Dutton Phaeton S2, powered by a Fiat engine.

Tim's Website This has details of the author's Caterham Seven, powered by a 2.0 litre twin cam engine. And there is another page with information about a Dutton Phaeton Series II that was used for racing. The Phaeton had a Lotus twin cam 1700 engine.

GTM

GTM CARS LTD April 1981 to March 2003 Lots of historical information on this page about the development of GTM. Site shows a variety of promotional brochures and press articles from the period.

GTM Coupe Page This covers the rebuild and progress of a 1987 GTM Coupe. Has regular posts showing the rebuild and ongoing use of the car. Also included is a page with a GTM Coupe register of cars including vehicle pictures.

GTM K3 Rebuild Blog website with entries charting the rebuild of a 1995 GTM K3 Rossa. Includes pictures and updates of the vehicle.

GTM Libra Build Facebook page with GTM Libra build diary. Regular updates with pictures and text showing progress.

GTM Libra Handbuilt by Paul Drawmer GTM Libra build website. Has sections showing collection of the kit through to assembly and completion. There is a page dedicated to the GTM Libra and its suspension settings.

GTM Libra - Kit Car Specifications and pictures showing a GTM Libra bought by the author in 2007. Site shows lots of photos of post-purchase modifications on the car - which is powered by a 1.8 litre K-Series engine.

Our Kit Car Index Page Continuing story of a GTM Libra completed in June 2000 and its use and upgrades since then. Site has lots of entries and pictures showing work undertaken.

Peter's GTM Libra Site GTM Libra build website. Has details about the construction process, donor engine and a full costs breakdown.

StefanCarlton.net Has details of kit cars the author has owned:  a Marlin Roadster and GTM Libra. Includes sections with itemised receipts for all expenditure on both vehicles.

Steve's Cars Author has owned a number of kit cars and this site has details of a Mini based GTM Rossa and Quantum Saloon based on a Ford XR2 donor. Site includes various construction pictures for both vehicles.

Quantum

Steve's Cars Author has owned a number of kit cars and this site has details of a Mini based GTM Rossa and Quantum Saloon based on a Ford XR2 donor. Site includes various construction pictures for both vehicles.

Miscellaneous

The Beauford Project Build website that charts the construction of a four-door long-bodied Beauford. The car is powered by a 2.0 litre Ford engine.

Bike Engine Transplant Central This is dedicated to using motorcycle engines in kit cars. Has details of suitable donors and several in depth build up features.

Blatter Blog from a Fisher Fury enthusiast. Lots of posts with technical specifications, photos and updates.

Colin's Beauford Project Build diary showing a Ford Sierra based Beauford. Owner had previously built a Dutton Phaeton and Westfield SEi and was looking for a more spacious car, the site says. Completed vehicle is now used for wedding hire. Site has build updates, pictures and specifications.

Eliot Mansfield's Twin Turbo Chevy Dakar 4x4 This is a very detailed site with lots of information and pictures showing the build and driving of a 4x4 Dakar. The site includes information about the installation of a Chevy 350 power unit and how it was mated with a Land Rover LT230 transfer box.

Derek Lawson's Eagle SS MK3 Site for a Ford Cortina based Eagle SS with gullwing doors. Has details about the owner's ongoing work on the car which includes a rebuild with a 2.1 litre Pinto engine.

The Diverting History of Bertie Site charts a Burlington Arrow, its original build in 1983 and subsequent rebuild in 2000. The car is used in long distance classic trials events and the site describes how it was first completed using Triumph Herald donor parts

Downdraught Automotive This site has details of three kit cars that have belonged to its author - a Spartan, a Dutton Sierra and an Eagle RV Jeep lookalike. There are details about each model and modifications carried out.

Euro-Nova This website is for followers of the Nova and its sister vehicles. These include the Sterling, Avante, Eagle SS, Cimbria, Eureka. Includes a forum and downloadable manuals as well as original factory brochures.

Ford Based Specials Big page within a larger site about classic cars. It is dedicated to 1950s specials made on Ford donor parts. Has text and pictures showing models from names such as Ashley, Buckler and Tornado.

Ginetta G33 This site has lots of information about the Ginetta G33, its history, development and the pleasures of driving and owning one. Also describes the G34 project - an attempt to produce a Swedish version using Volvo mechanics.

Ginetta G27 This is a step by step guide to building a Ginetta G27 from a "kit in a box" package - from delivery through to SVA testing and driving.

Imps In Character This page is part of a larger Hillman Imp site which lists specials and kits based on the Hillman Imp. Some of the names include familiar cars such as the Clan Crusader and Davrian. And there are other aptly named vehicles like the Blimp and Chimp.

Jago Geep Build Facebook page with Jago Geep pictures and text showing a Geep that was built in 1989, based on a Mk2 Ford Escort.

Jim's VW Nova Restoration Blog website that charts the rebuilding and restoration of a Nova exoticar. Includes lots of posts showing the process and further entries after completion.

My Nova Kit Car Pages within a larger homepage site that chart the history of the owner's Nova - which he bought back in 1989 and has rebuilt twice. Includes photos of the rebuilds and specifications. Also shown is a Nova Mark 1 kit bought unbuilt from eBay that the author has acquired. Author has another website about the same car at Dave Skinner's Nova Kit Car which has more information about the same vehicle.

NG Kit Car NG build site split into several sections which cover various stages if the project - such as preparation, setting up of the rolling chassis, bodywork and putting the car on the road. Author has a previous website at www.ngkitcar.co.uk

Quantum H4 Turbo Site has details of its author's Quantum H4, a 2+2 sports coupe. There are sections outlining the build process and a subsequent purchase - a fully built Quantum Saloon now used as a second car.

StefanCarlton.net Has details of kit cars the author has owned:  a Marlin Roadster and GTM Libra. Includes sections with itemised receipts for all expenditure on both vehicles.

Stimson Gallery This is a page dedicated to pictures of cars designed and produced by Barry Stimson. Includes photos of the Mini Bug, Scorcher, Safari 6 and Trek models.

WLR Build Build up site for an AGM WLR project. Has pictures of the car's progress and the Sierra based car's construction. Power comes from a Rover V8 engine.

Lotus and Caterham Sevens and Seven-inspired Kit Cars

Lotus and Caterham Sevens

Mostly Caterham Seven Links Contains Caterham links from commercial sites to clubs, motorsport and homepages.

Tim's Website This has details of the author's Caterham Seven, powered by a 2.0 litre twin cam engine. And there is another page with information about a Dutton Phaeton Series II that was used for racing. The Phaeton had a Lotus twin cam 1700 engine.

Westfields

Andy's MX-5 SDV Westfield Build Mazda MX-5 based Westfield build diary on blog website. Lots of posts showing each stage of the progress with many pictures.

Bob's Megablade Page Motorcycle-engined Westfield Megablade build site with details of a car powered by a Honda Fireblade power unit.

Build a Megabusa Westfield Megabusa build website. Has blog entries describing the construction process through to IVA and driving on road and track.

cosworthwestfield.co.uk Site has details of a Cosworth powered Westfield. Includes pictures, videos and specifications.

Graham's Westfield Build Single donor Mazda MX-5 based Westfield build. Blog site which has regular entries from buying the donor to IVA.

HarvSport.com Site has details of a Westfield SEiW Zetec and information about how the author rebuilt it after ten years of use.

Interstellar Motorsport Site from a racing enthusiast who drives Westfields on the track.

Jacob - Just Another Car Owner's Blog Westfield SEi owner's blog site. Car was rebuilt following a crash and site has ongoing updates on progress since.

Jeff Cooper Car Sales - Westfield Megabusa Specs Site has pictures and specifications of a Westfield Megabusa along with videos.

Jessop Racing Site describes the progress of a 1989 Westfield SE bought and upgraded by its current owners from a Ford Crossflow engine to a 2.0 litre Vauxhall XE unit.

Jim's Westfield Build Pages Construction of a 1800 Zetec powered Westfield. Has many pictures of the components.

J, J & M's Westfield Build Westfield XI build diary from a family that already run a Westfield SEiW FW. Site has details of both projects.

Kevin's Westfield Build Blog build diary website which keeps a timeline of a Westfield build prior to and post-IVA.

Mark's Mazda SDV Westfield Mazda MX-5 based Westfield build website. Lots of entries during and beyond construction. Author has gone on to build a Replicar by MEV.

Megabusa-build Westfield Megabusa build diary website. Visitors can browse by month or categories that include chassis, engine, bodywork, electrical and SVA.

Mellow Yellow Build diary that shows a Westfield SEiW project. Car uses a Vauxhall 2.0 litre engine.

MX5 Westfield Build Westfield build diary showing the construction of a car based on a Mazda MX-5.

Paul's Stuff Site has details of a Westfield SEiW bought pre-owned by the author. Also includes info about a Ginetta G27.

Paul's Westfield Build Site has a slide show with lots of pictures showing the construction of a Westfield.

seight.net Site has details of the author's Westfield SEiGHT and subsequent MegaSEiGHT - including detailed account of SVA test.

Tim and Tom's Westfield Build Diary Westfield 1800 build website with lots of posts through the process and onto driving the car.

Two Go Mad in the Garage Westfield build blog with further entries after completion

Vinny's Westie Westfield SE owner's site with details of a car that has been converted from a 1600 to 2.0 litre Zetec power unit.

Westfield1800.com Site showing the build of its author's Westfield 1800. The pages include details of the modular build process as defined by Westfield's kit.

Westfield Build Westfield Speedsport 1800 build diary website. Includes a time log of all work carried out - which shows a completion time of 275 hours. Subsequent entries show the car being driven.

Westfield Build, Mazda SDV Mazda MX-5 based Westfield build website with month-by-month blog entries during and after completion of the car.

Westfield Fireblade Track Car Story of a Westfield enthusiast's bike engined build - also touches on a former Locost track car.

Westfield FW500 Build diary that shows the construction of a Vauxhall turbo-powered Westfield.

The Westfield Project This Westfield build site has details of an SEiW 2.0 litre Zetec powered project. There are detailed specifications and lots of pictures. And a build calendar charts the construction progress.

Westfield SEiGHT Information about the Westfield SEiGHT, its specifications and performance. Includes details of publications and techical tips for building and maintenance.

Westfield Sportscar Build and Information Site Detailed build site with lots of pictures and updates showing the completion of a Westfield fitted with a Zetec engine.

Westfield World Westfield technical info, events, pictures, tips and lots of links to both owners and trade websites. This is a very big resource - site has featured Westfield galleries, which show lots of Westfield enthusiasts' kit cars.

www.westicles.net Westfield enthusiast's site with details of two cars: a 1600 CVH engined car, later converted to CBR1100 Blackbird power; and a Zetec model.

Westy Build Westfield build diary site from starter kit onwards

Westfield Eleven

J, J & M's Westfield Build Westfield XI build diary from a family that already run a Westfield SEiW FW. Site has details of both projects.

Locost

Loco Ninja Month by month diary of a Stuart Taylor Loco-Blade kit build

The Roadster Kit Car Build Build diary that shows the construction of a Haynes Roadster. Lots of pictures and text that show the build from welding of the chassis through to IVA.

Tiger

Building a Tiger Cat E1 Ford Sierra based Tiger Cat E1 build.

Dave's Supercat Site A Tiger Cat E1 build site. Pages include pictures and text of the various stages.

Giles Cooper's Tiger Website Tiger Cat enthusiast's site which has details of the car's original build, its current specifications and ongoing modifications.

Jam's Tiger Avon Blog website where its author showcases his Zetec powered Tiger Avon kit car. Contains regular entries showing the car's progress.

Mark's Tiger R6 Detailed site with lots of info about at Tiger R6 build project.

Tiger Avon Build Diary Lots of entries on this site about a Tiger Avon build. Includes videos of the completed car and updates on driving and ownership. Car uses a Ford Zetec 2.0 litre engine.

Zetec-Cat Site is a gateway to two build up sites about separate Tiger Cat projects. Both used a Ford Zetec engine installation.

Robin Hood

Joey and Bill's 2B Project Site is for a father and son built Ford Sierra based Robin Hood 2B project. Has a detailed build diary with passages describing the preparation of the donor and kit collection.

Our Lomax 223 and Robin Hood V8 This website has details of two kit cars owned by the same couple - a Lomax 223 and Robin Hood V8. Includes links to a number of technical files. These include the original Lomax build manual, prices and Citroen 2CV mechanical information.

Will's Super Spec Site has a detailed build diary with lots of pictures showing the construction of a Robin Hood Super Spec.

Dax Rush

Chris's V8 Dax Rush Site Detailed build diary for a Rover V8 engined Dax Rush. There are lots of reports on each stage of the construction process.

Duncan's Dax Diary Site for a now-sold Dax Rush kit car build. Includes a step-by-step build diary with pictures of each stage in the construction process.

Tim and Tom's Car Pages This site has the build up process chronicled from the decision to buy a Westfield through each stage of the rest of the process. Also includes the pair's next project - a Dax Rush. A third car, aimed at track racing, is also featured - a Fisher Fury.

Trevor's Dax Rush Build Site Site features its author's now-sold Dax Rush build diary. Has plenty of pictures and text showing the process and information about the V8-engined car being driven following its completion.

Other Lotus Seven Inspired Kit Cars

Jeffrey Historic Kit Car Site features the author's rare J4 Jeffrey kit car. Has pictures and lots of background information about the Jeffrey kit car marque.

kit-car-build.com This website tells the story of a motorcycle-engined MAC#1 kit car build.

Peter Wannop's Website Locust owner's website with information about the plan-built sevenesque car using Ford Escort 1300 Crossflow engine.

The Road Ahead MK Indy enthusiast's website - which charts his driving adventures in the car.