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I removed the link to my Email address due to problems with spam!   I welcome genuine inquiries and comments so to overcome spam I provide my Email address as a graphic.

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Open your email and type the address in the “TO” box. 
Apologies for this but it overcomes spam which is a growing problem!

Introducing the owner/builder

 I am providing a bit of information about myself to clarify why I have changed some of the dimensions and design of my Locost.  I use a wheelchair to get around so when I took on this project I made some adjustments to the car to make it  easier to get in and out of and carry my wheelchair.  I made it larger, fitted hand controls and used an automatic to make it easier to drive.

I had a serious accident in 1982 while racing Super Karts. I badly injured my back (spinal cord) which left me a paraplegic.  Using a wheelchair for my mobility didn’t slow me down much, and over the years I have raised three fantastic kids, played wheelchair basketball at a state and Hard at work and pleased with the progress.national level, travelled Australia and overseas and built a career in senior management.

Being a bit more mature, with no kids at home and having a bit of spare cash available enabled me to indulge my interest in classic cars that I had admired for so long.  I restored an XJC V12 Jaguar and an E-Type V12 Jaguar and you can access those web pages by going to My Web Garage.

I was a Panel Beater for many years but had not worked in the trade since 1982.  The skills are still there and I have  the enthusiasm for working on my own projects but the wheelchair does make it a bit more difficult to handle some of the large, heavy or awkward work, but I can still handle most of it - although generally at a reduced pace.

I am lucky to have some good friends who help with the more difficult lifting of heavy and awkward items.  I must admit that without one particular friend, Malcolm, my garage projects would not be possible.

I am now happily retired and enjoying my time pottering around the garage.  So there you have a bit of background on me. I hope your visit to this site is informative and entertaining.  Feel free to email me with any comments, suggestions or questions - I am always open to a chat with like minded enthusiasts.

Don Lewis
Melbourne, Australia

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