e all know one of the first rules of designing and building a track car is to keep it as light as possible as that all important power to weight ratio is king. That’s if you want to be one of the quickest cars out there, which let’s face it we all do really. There’s also a common desire to be quick enough to catch and pass much more expensive and exotic machinery in something no one would really expect to see other than in Tesco’s car park or a classic car rally. We’re talking sleepers here and that increasingly popular niche of retro sleepers in particular, the shells may be older, but they’re much lighter than anything built from the past decade or so. Find a good one and with a bit of imagination the potential is there to fill the mirrors of factory cars costing the same as a small island.
Andy Griggs was thinking along these lines when he began his latest project, which, incredibly given the end result, was his first foray into building something suitable for track days, “I’ve always been a huge Vauxhall fan,” Andy smiles, “my first car