The man who builds F1 cars in his shed
"It was like a jigsaw puzzle without a picture on the front, with the jigsaw pieces spread all over the world... and none were for sale," he says of his initial forays into kit-form F1. The problem is that you can't ring Bernie Ecclestone and order from a catalogue of parts. This meant hours and hours of trawling websites looking for bits so he could put a car together, one piece at a time.
Dedication uncovered three chassis for sale - all BAR Hondas - from 1999, '00 and '01. "I chose the 2001 BAR003, as it was the most successful year for BAR out of those three," he says. The car never raced, but was a T-car for six or seven races and in the pit during the 2001 Australian GP. So some F1 magic may have leaked into it by pit-lane osmosis.