I know for the most part that Build-Threads.com is kind of a one-way thing. I post, you read, that type of deal. But the truth is that I love hearing from readers via email, Twitter, the Facebook page, and the new Facebook Discussion Group. Whilst everyone’s projects can’t be featured, I still love seeing what people are up to. Most of the time it’s regular guys like myself, tinkering away at their project in the garage, but every now and then something far beyond the reaches of us common folk greets me. Just the other day, Lewis from Peasnell Racing Designs sent me a Facebook message with a few images of his work, letting me know very politely that he’d love to see his work on the site if I ever had a ‘slow news day’. What I saw left me gobsmacked, and I couldn’t wait to share it with everyone and hopefully give Lewis a platform for his work via this humble website. Before we start salivating over the fabrication and design, I’ll leave you with this quote from Lewis to remind us that, although his work might be otherworldly, deep down he’s just a normal guy like you and me…
“Growing up I loved LEGO and drawing, this is just my grown up version, I’m sure.”
Visit Peasnell Racing Designs on Facebook and give them a like to stay in touch with their future work. I’d like to thank Lewis for allowing me the opportunity to share his work with the world on Build-Threads.com.
MATTHEW MCCONACHIE MK2 GOLF 650hp 4WD GOLF RACECAR BUILD:
One of my favourite customers Matty is just the most placid, easy going client I ever had. This monster of a machine is nothing more than a play toy for now but were gently nudging Matty into competition. With 4WD and well over 600hp on tap this one will be one bonkers machine. Very almost complete, the car is now in paint and is currently being wired and plumbed… Watch this space this one wont be long now before its hitting the streets.
BMW RACECAR CONCEPT SKETCHES:
Penned for a potential new customer interested in tin top racing. This concept was modeled to demonstrate the simplicity of this build type. I love the spaceframe under a body method of building racecars it’s so easy and so elegant. My idea for this project was to be a common, repeatable low budget chassis, capable of accepting numerous body types over the top with minimal changes required to actual engineering. The project is ongoing and available to any serious parties interested.
Charlie Davies Fiesta Zetec Cup car:
Charlie by name, Charlie by nature 😉 A great young lad with his feet firmly fixed on the floor but his head very much stuck in the racecar cloud. This was Charlies first racecar. More of a practice toy to get a feel for the track and hone his talent, this week saw his first real track experience in the little Fiesta and we hope Charlie and his equally enthusiastic junior co-driver Jacob Wright will build a strong future together in Rallying.
GT AND LMP PROJECTS BY PEASNELL RACINGDESIGN AND TOGAY YUVANC
During 2005 I formed a good working relationship with a very talented sportscar designer and aerodynamicist Togay Yuvanc. Together we share a common dream, to one day be able to compete at LeMans in our own vehicle, A concept was born and between us a huge amount of time and resources went into the design project. With the ever talented Togay leading the design process and countless meetings with potential investors we really believed we stood a good chance for success. Sadly economic climate and personal life challenges leant P28 project faded outside the current technical regulations and project was muted. Not put off by this and certainly not deterred a new project is currently being penned by Togay which I hope to be able to start engineering sometime in the near future.
FERRARI 550 AND 575 GTC CONCEPT DRAWINGS AND RACECAR BUILD
During 2003 I was fortunate enough to be invited to Italy to work on the construction of the works Ferrari 550 GTC Racecars. The initial build programme was for two cars, to be raced by the JMB Ferrari team in the FIA GT Championship. Up against some tough competition from the ever strong Prodrive 550’s and Saleen S7’s the 550’s never really found their true pace before the evolutionary 575 GTC project kicked off in earnest. After project end but still very much inspired by the 575’s I continued my own evolutionary process with the car. It was here I honed my CAD skills and began producing the Renders you see today. Some of you may remember Kristian Somogyi SVK customs and his 550 Drift car project ? Well Kris now has all the files necessary to build one of these Evolution models and hopes to do so in the near future.
ANDY KNIGHT MK1 GOLF
Andy Knight G60 MK1 Golf Design and Build – Being built for my good friend Andy, this is his first proper racecar build, a real labour of love and a long hard struggle to get it to what you see today. He hopes to compete in some Hillclimb, Sprint and Rally events. But lots of testing and practice first of course. Target date January 2015.
LEIGH PRATT’S HONDA CIVIC EK4 RALLY CAR BUILD
Out of all of my friends Leigh Pratt is the one we hail as having the most actual driving talent. Competing in Rally events with his farther John for many years, Leigh hopes this new build will take things a step further for them. Being entered into a class similar to Super 1600, the little EK4 proves to be regularly the fastest in class so is very popular still. Target – Manx Rally