The first edition of this bestseller inspired so many people to build their own sports car that there now exists a thriving Locost Car Club, and an MSA-approved race series for Locosts run by the 750 Motor Club and sponsored by Haynes. 'a great book designed to get people involved' Motoring News
The second edition - in full colour - is updated and expanded throughout, with a new chapter on all aspects of racing a Locost, sections on improving handling, information on how to get through the Single Vehicle Approval test, and builders' own stories.
'Build Your Own Sports Car for as Little as £250 and RACE IT !' (ISBN 1-85960-636-9)
The newest version of the 'Locost' book, written by Chris Gibbs, is now available, unfortunately Haynes have withdrawn the original book, so it is not available 'new', it is still worth getting hold of a copy either second hand or in some shops as 'old stock'
practical "Build Your Own Sports Car" provides all the information
needed to build a road-going two-seater, open-top sports car on a
budget, using standard tools, basic skills and low-cost materials. The
down-to-earth text clearly explains each step along the road to
producing a well-engineered, high-performance sports car, providing a
learning experience in engineering and design - and opening up a whole
new world of fun motoring.
A couple of words of caution, if built to the book plans and dimensions you will need to 'shorten' the Sierra drive shafts, and the Locost SA bodywork does not fit this chassis.
Your Own Sportscar on a Budget' ISBN no -