This started life as a half-broken box-type-thing that got ditched from some model that didn't make it - that bit is the black squarish bit that forms the rear half of the box-type frame of the car.
I started off making this into a hot rod; giving it a long front; with exposed engine, shiny wheels etc.
While I was builnding I noticed the resemblance in shape to a Lotus 7 and carried on building it so that it would look more and more like one; the end result being some sort of lotus 7 hot rod...
Nothing very special mechanically, unlike my big black car. The best thing here is probably the fact that the pistons move when the front wheels turn; but I wasn't looking for functionality whilst building this.
My current three big lego cars have all been built in very different ways; the big black one by building onto and around; sometimes slightly changing, the frame of the orinial 8880 model; this one is basically a bunch of technic 'lengths' attaxched to each other and normal lego built around that; with extra reinforcements aroubd the wheel axles and other fragile places - you could drop it and the only likely bit to break is the roof and a couple of tiny bits easily snapped back on; but it wouldn't smash into a million pieces all over the carpet.
The interior and seats used to be a bit more detailed, but I had to redesign it more simply and take some parts and for my next model...
It's about 37.5cm long x 18.5cm wide x 12.5cm tall (with roof) .
P.S. If you are looking to buy lego for your creations, I would like to recommend the following Bricklink lego shop ; "About Town, Castle & Train" ( http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=stacey_love )
I personally know the shopholders, and they are very nice, devoted people. They are currently sponsoring 100% of my 1/3 Lamborghini project, providing all of the parts; and have made various other donations to other models I have made.
The store has a wide selection of parts (over 600,000!), at good prices, and offer an exceptional, fast service (no tax or dodgy exchange rates, next day postage, etc). you won't be disappointed !
I saw one of these...well, just a little bit different...on tv last weekend...racing against the newly introduced "Veritas"...well...the winner was...THE CATERHAM! The Caterham even beat the Pagani Zonda Convertible lap record!
Great job; the Donkervoort super 7 (evolution of the Caterham made by the previous dutch importer) is one of my favorite cars. I am glad I found this car in the Hot Rod club. Technicaly speaking this isn't really an hot rod but that doesn't matter because your car is really beautilly done. I might try to make one in 4-wide (my favourite scale).
Wow, that's awesome! I just saw this on the Rod Club page and it looks great! The angle of the front picture make it look like the front wheels are spoke-less (that would be sick!!). Nice work! Peace - Patrick
This is cool! I've put a link on the MOCpages Rod Club page (in the large scale vehicles section) to here so people can find all the MOCpages Rods easier. If you would like it removed just leave a comment on the page. Otherwise welcome!