“I’ve upgraded!” says Andy
Saunders, the UK car customiser helping us build our very own DeltaWing. “I’ve
now got six pictures of the car to work off. Last time I saw you I only had
three. Shame – I’ve nearly finished now.”
As regular TG.com watchers will be
aware, last month, along with Nissan, we hatched what has turned out to
be an insanely last minute plan to build a home-made version of the DeltaWing.
An endearingly amateurish tribute to the cigar-shaped racer that is actually
one of the most revolutionary endurance cars in decades. Made out of an old
Westfield and bits of a Hillman Imp, among others.
(And just to be clear: this is just a piece of Le Mans-based fun to get
our magazine reporting team to France and back. It won’t be on the TV, and we
won’t be racing it, much as we’d like to.)
Luckily for us, the bulk of the work’s been undertaken by one man – the
aforementioned Andy Saunders. And as you can see, he seems to know what he’s