This web site shares the story of my home built (Melbourne, Australia) Locost clubman sports car. It’s a “Lotus 7” style “clubman” that is definitely NOT a “kit car”. I constructed it from scratch, based on the “Locost” sports car design in Ron Champion’s book “Build Your Own Sports Car - for as little as £250”. The project cost a lot more than £250 (UK book), and some may say it could be called a Hicost, but you can’t place a value on the pleasure the build brings and the personal satisfaction obtained when explaining, “I built that car in my garage!”
You can follow my Locost project from beginning to end and see the result of my nine years of blood, sweat and tears. The car is now registered and enjoyed by friends and family as well as myself. However, I wouldn’t call the car finished just yet. Even though it’s on the road I still have some changes, improvements and updates planned. So lets call it a work in progress.......