Well, I'm now ready to share my build experience. I've been lurking and learning for a couple of months now and finally decided it's time to give something back. But before I start, let me give a little background info about me. There may be someone out there who doesn't know whether they can do this or not. Maybe I can help you decide.
My name is Rod. I live in Tennessee. I am and have been a professional photographer and studio owner for about 40 years. I've been interested in cars, especially performance cars since I was a kid. I've kinda always liked driving something a little different. I had a 53 Studebaker at one time, then I found out about sports cars. I bought a Triumph TR-4, then a TR-4A(independent rear),TR-250(6cyl.),TR-6,TR-7(what was I thinking), then I jumped over to a Fiat 124(nice car, more refined than the British cars of the time), then a Fiat X-19(mid-engine), and a little later, a LOTUS EUROPA JPS TWIN-CAM(I think all were twin cam) actually. Great handling car but it had it's quirks. At the time I lived in Houston, it tended to over heat in Houston's weather. Anyway, later, I had a first generation Masda RX-7(great car) and then a NIssan 300(another of those "what was I thinking" cars), and later a Honda CRX(fun car) Anyway thats who I am. Oh, I forgot. Back in the 70s(does anyone remember the 70s) I photographed all the Indy car races as well as all the NASCAR races for a couple of years. I photographed most of the famous and not so famous drivers of the time. A.J.Foyt, Al Unser,Richard Petty, David Pearson and hundreds more. I even photographed the great Mark Donahue.
I've always dreamed of building my own car, but of course never had the money, or time, or know how, or place. Well, you get the picture. Of course, over the years, I considered a kit(maybe one of the Cobra kits) or something. I even dreamed of building a mid-engined car, somewhat like a Mclaren Can Am replica, but building a kit, it's not really the same as building your OWN CAR. So here I am. I don't even have a garage, but I do have a basement. People have been asking me how I'm gonna get the car out of the basement. Well, If I can build a Locost 7 myself, I figure I can get the thing out, one way or another.
Since I'm a pro photographer, please don't expect great photographs. Too much work. I'll just post snapshots, at least until maybe the car is finished and outside, Then I'll get more serious about the photos. However, if anyone needs a better view of anything I've posted, just let me know and I'll be more than happy to supply better quality photos, or different angles, etc. Just ask.
All comments, good, bad, or otherwise are welcome. All help is appreciated.
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