May 2019 issue
- Exo SVE Rocket II – 555bhp per tonne!
- Gardner Douglas GD 427 – New LS7 throttle body kite
- SHADO Jeep – Weird ’70s sci-fi prop on the road
- Road Trip – Around New Zealand with 26 kit cars
- Rochdale GT – Wild VW based restomod
- How To – Make rigid brake pipes
- …and much more!
With 555bhp per tonne thanks to it’s 2.3-litre Ford Ecoboost engine, there’s no doubting this Exo SVE Rocket II is quick. But there’s more to it than that – the approach this builder has taken makes it just the sort of modern kit car we’d like to see more of. Ian Stent takes a closer look, and drives it, in the May issue.
Gardner Douglas is always in a process of continuous development, and the latest progress has been the introduction of a throttle body package for the Chevrolet LS engine. Adam Wilkins looks at the details and tries it on the road.
Have you ever seen anything like this? The SHADO Jeep was a prop for a 1970s sci-fi series… and via a scrapyard halfway around the world it has recently found itself back on UK roads following a thorough restoration. That font of all Mini special knowledge, Jeroen Booij, has the details.
No fewer than 26 kit cars embarked on a 1400-mile road trip around New Zealand to mark the end of the country’s summer. Carey Marsh has the story from the seat of his Fraser Clubman.
This Rochdale GT isn’t all that it appears. Jack Wood meets the creator of this Volkswagen Beetle based, Subaru powered hillclimb machine, nicknamed Bad Toad.
Martin Scott shows you how to make rigid brake lines, no matter whether you’re building a new kit or restoring an older car.