I'm finally going to get my lazy arse in gear and start posting the rebuild this ultra rare car. It will take some time though, I've been building it for over 3 years and have 100s of pictures that will take ages to go through and sort out. At this moment in time it looks pretty much complete, as it's going to the kit car show on 1st and 2nd of May, and will be on the Complete Kit Car magazine stand. I will not be able to post any pics of it in it's current state untill after the show. I know it will be a bit backwards to see the car before seeing the rebuild, but I'm sure a few of you may still find the rebuild interesting.
Firstly a quick bit of history. Owen Williams designed and built the Warp 8 from scratch in the early 70s, there was only ever going to be 1 built, but the first body out of the mould was a bit of a cock up, the gell coat did not take properly and was left with huge chunks of gel coat missing. So that body was put to one side and another one made, this one was OK. The moulds where then burnt. Not sure why but the first body was then used to build a 2nd car, the one I'm now rebuilding. All I can assume is that a friend of Owens bought the body off him and started the build, we have pictures of both cars together, ULT 455M, and this one. There are pictures of the guy that was building this one but to date we know nothing about him. The pictures we have, show this Warp in the same stage of build as it was when we got it, so it must have remained unfinished for over 35 years. It's been a nightmare of a job and on more than one occasion I've came close to giving up, but at the moment it looks like the other one is gone, so at any cost this one has got to be finished.
I'm going to sort a few pictures and start putting them up, I may be back asking how to do this now, so please be patient. Cheers Mark