Hi All -
In perusing the onslaught of catalogs that come at this time of year, I came
across a listing for a book that might be interesting:
ROADSTER: How (and Especially Why) a Mechanical Novice Built a Sports Car
from a Kit by Chris Goodrich The review reads, "Stereotypically, a man in
the throes of male menopause buys a red sports car. But that was too
predictable for Chris Goodrich; he decided to build one instead. A
self-confessed 'auto-idiot', he was soon in over his hood - but that proved
to be part of the fun, because in the fourteen months it took to build the
Caterham Seven roadster, he learned to appreciate not only how cars work but
the role they have played in shaping American culture. The Caterham Seven, a
1957 Lotus design, is everything a sports car should be and more - noisy,
drafty, uncomfortable and absolutely thrilling. In completing the Seven, al
finally driving it, Goodrich finds a completion of his own - a personal
connection between theory and practice, the mental and the manual."
Of course since many of you all are LIVING that scenario (except not from a
kit) it may hit too close to home....
The book can be had from Daedalus Books for a mere $3.98 + shipping (which is
probably more than the book) at 1-800-395-2265 or www.salebooks.com.
NYI, blah, blah, blah...