Well, this is me. What can I tell you?
Why did I decide to build an Ultima? For me, well, I fell in love with it when I visited Stoneleigh in 2000 to show my Locost to Which Kit's Ian Stent for an article. From that day, I knew that I wanted one.
But I didn't leap straight in to the world of Ultima building. This was my 3rd build project.
The first was a rebuild of an old Dutton Malaga B+ which my mates and I prepared for trackdays (for the full story see pistonheads).
The Dutton was great but was never truly designed for pure track use and someone else had originally built it. What I wanted was the satisfaction of building something from the ground up (as much as possible) which was specifically oriented to track use. I'd read about the Locost series on the web and once I'd had a look at the sort of costs involved my mind was made up!
So the second project was the build of my race Locost which can be seen in detail at locost-racing.com.
I raced Sevens for 3 years but the spiralling costs and the realisation that, due to the pressures of my job, I couldn't commit enough time to it, meant that that my thoughts turned back to road/track cars and in turn, the Ultima.
Finally some thank you's
Firstly, to Martin Tomsett - for his ongoing support in all my automotive follies
Secondly, to Karl Fisher - for the continued use of the 'touring van' and associated parts supply ;)
Thirdly, to my brother - for being a top bloke and running around for me getting bits whilst I run about working in Europe. Also for making such a top job of his car. Slow it down though eh! ;)
A last but by no means least, to my other half Helen - for being so patient and for giving the boys a hard time on the track!
Well, that's it. I hope you enjoy the site and come back often.