I thought I would start a build thread for one of the specials I build. Its not a hot rod so if you think this is not the right sort of thing for the HAMB please let me know. I have done a number of these cars over the years. In a way hot rods are distant cousins to these cars. Its said that hot rodding came about because there were no sports cars in the US and so Americans modified the cars that were available to make them more like the sports cars and race cars built in Europe. Not everyone in England could afford a sports or racing car either so the 'Special' was created by back yard builders in the same way as hot rods were in the US. In England we never had many roadsters or coupes, cars like this are normally made from a saloon (sedan) car (more door) The body gets thrown out and the chassis gets shortened. Not too many thirties cars had V8 engines here in blighty either. These 'Specials' can be based on just about anything but the one in the photo is based on a Riley 9 Chassis. It was built for the first time in the fifties, when it came to me it had no body because it had been remove at some time in the past. The chassis was shortened, I am not sure what the wheelbase was now but it was a bit too short really. Ok Like I said I intend to do a build thread but if it not right for the HAMB feel free to tell me.