Our home-made DeltaWing is nearly ready
Le Mans is approaching, and so is the deadline for this ambitious little TG magazine project…
Posted: 01 Jun 2012
“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 doing…