Author Archives: Russ Bost

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Phew, where did 2018 go? I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I updated this page & my apologies for being so remiss, please feel free to remind me if it starts looking jaded in the future So last year we had new flags & new fliers printed, still plenty of the latter

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Members Cars: Mike

Mike bought his car, a JBA Falcon Sports SRi, as a built car in 2013. He was seduced by its looks, with a design loosely based on the 1930s Jaguar SS1. As it was already finished to a high standard he’s not done much to it beyond a few minor improvements. Being Sierra-based with a

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Members Cars: Dan

At Essex Kitcar Club, we are lucky enough to have, not just one manufacturer within our members, but two! Russ, our chairman produces the Furore Formula & we also have Dan Carpenter who now has the rights, jigs & moulds for the V – Storm WR3, just take a look at the pics below. The

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Members Cars: John

John’s Cyclone is a heavily modified version of the kit car that was offered for sale in the early 2000’s with a Vauxhall 2 litre twin cam engine. John’s has a 1.7 litre Ford Racing Puma engine which required extensive modifications to the original including a unique rear suspension. This and countless other more discretionary

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Members Cars: Dave

As well as the Fury also listed in our members cars, Dave has built this beautiful Dax Cobra. Dave was running an XJ6 & it became apparent that it was going to cost more to MoT the car than it had cost, so a useful donor was born! The kit was purchased from Dax Sportscars

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Members Cars: Dave

Dave’s Fisher Fury Spider took 18 months to build using a kit of new parts from Fisher Sportscars, the only second hand part was the engine, an 1800cc Zetec from a Mondeo, now sporting Webber carbs & a Webcon management system. The gearbox is a modified Sierra unit with an extra tall 1st gear, purchased

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Members Cars: Peter

The AGM WLR was a stunning car to look at when it started out, by the time Peter had finished it, it was even more so; with wider track & wheels needing extensions over the arches, & a home designed tonneau cover the car is very definitely one of a kind – just as kitcars

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Members Cars: Roy

This is Roys JBA Falcon Tourer. He bought the car already built back in 2005. It is based on Cortina Mk4 running gear & has the Cologne 2.3 V6 engine which is lovely & smooth. On the first drive back from purchase it became obvious that the handling was not up to scratch & Roy

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Members Cars: Russ

This is Russ’ take on where kitcars should be heading – mid engined & wild!       The car is a Furore, it is Russ’ own design from the ground up, all done from a double garage in Benfleet. It was completed, IVA’d & registered in 2012, as it now has to be MoT’d

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