Going back to Colin's post on the previous page and current interest in racing space framed cars.
I agree 100% on the interest quickly waining. This has happened before.
The re-surgance of any special saloon/modsports racing is totally reliant on where you can race your cars.
At present these cars can only race in championships like the NW saloons, NSSCC (where I race) , SMC Saloons and the Lyden Championship.
The trouble is that they are totally outclassed by modern machinery if you stick to racing with an imp engine.
Even the most expensive imp engine is unlikely to put out more than about 140bhp whereas most of the cars I have been racing against
in NSSCC put out more than 300bhp. There are two Focus race cars in Scotland both putting out more than 700bhp !
I also agree with Colin in that if you want to race a spaceframed car you need to build a new frame to current regs. ie. tube sizes that comply with current MSA
safety regs and details with adequate wall thicknesses, or you need on old modsports car that you know has been looked after 100% and totally dry stored.
Even then some scrutineers are banning older cars from racing due to old cage sizes.
My own space frame is being powered by a Hyabusa engine as I want a chance of being competitive in whatever class I race in and I know that an imp engine/box
is probably 60kg heavier and will produce 40bhp less.
I have provisionally asked Keith to put me down for a set of panels to clad the spaceframe I have so if we can get a few more orders together it may
be worth his while producing them.
Until I complete the current car I will be racing the spaceframed SC100 pictured below in NSSCC this year.