Background Behind The Kit Build
For many years we've looked on enviously as Westfields,
Caterhams, and a wide variety of sports/kit built cars motor
around the roads of North Oxfordshire. The fact that
virtually every driver and passenger have grins from ear to
ear shows that motoring pleasure is not yet dead. Keen to
sample some of that enjoyment, we searched for many a long
month through the Kit Magazines looking for the right
vehicle for us to build.
It wasn't until we read the October 2007 edition of
magazine, that we can across the
MEV Rocket, and we just
knew that this was the car we wanted to build.
Read disclaimer page before proceeding
Stoneleigh Kit Car Show 2009
With our own car still not quite ready, it was still very pleasing to see some of the other
Rocket constructors show off their vehicles, and to see what Stuart's furtive mind had brought to fruition.
This time in the form of the Atomic.
photos from the show + other images
A Rocket can be built from a Ford Focus donor as the primary component
A small selection of components from other vehicle can be and are
being utilised to make the build as uncomplicated as possible. The
alternative is to use a selection of new components, especially in the braking department, although
the increased cost impact over donor vehicle parts is significant.
Aftermarket wheels/tyres, seats, steering wheels, seat belts,
lights and other custom items, allow you to make a
distinctive vehicle, totally unique.
The unique design of the MEV is a great starting
point. However, the minimalist approach means that you really can
mess up the whole look of the finished build if to don't get
the right colour scheme, and cut corners on the
interior (is there one with a MEV Rocket), as nearly
everything is on display.
With the benefit of computer graphics it is fairly easy to
try out even the most bizarre colour schemes on a "virtual" MEV
Take a look at a few HERE....