About time for an update on the goings on at the Rennmax works...
Problems getting someone to sort the electronics problems so that both the Commodore V6 car and the Corolla rear-engined car have meant that Bob has set them aside for now and is pressing on with his next unusual project.
I think I mentioned that he has been given some BMWs to provide him with the mechanicals, but the car itself is to be built for the purpose of creating a really
nice looking front-engined racing car.
But an update on the stalled position of the Corolla-engined car:
Oh, sorry, that's the birds. Two lorikeets, two sulphur-crested cockatoos and a king parrot, they come calling every day bothering Bob and slowing down his work. But then, sometimes they are company for him too.
This is the rear bodywork he's had Les make up for him after he created the shape. Of interest, the numberplate area is the same shape as it was on the Corolla so that the badge, the numberplate light and the light all fit straight on:
Pretty neat, but the side and front-on pics are showing a few incomplete areas, like the instrument panel and nose panel.
One of the donor BMWs is in the background of this pic showing the front of the chassis and the embryonic buck for the bodywork around the cockpit and rear of the car and the underside of it:
The rear of the buck still has a long way to go...
...while the front is proceeding apace:
And, as Britto has now turned 80 he has begun another decade in which we all hope he keeps right on doing what he's doing.
Edited by Ray Bell, 26 April 2018 - 21:40.