This website shares the story of my home built (Melbourne, Australia) Locost clubman sports car. It’s a “Lotus 7” style “clubman” that is definitely NOT a “kit car”. I constructed it from scratch, based on the “Locost” sports car design in Ron Champion’s book “Build Your Own Sports Car - for as little as £250”. The project cost a lot more than £250 (UK book), and some say it could be called a Hicost, but you can’t place a value on the pleasure the build brings and the personal satisfaction obtained when declaring to all who will listen “I built my own sports car at home - and got it registered!”
In these pages you can follow my Locost clubman project from beginning to end and see the result of eight years of blood, sweat and tears. The car is legally engineered and road registered and enjoyed by friends and family as well as myself. My daughter loves driving the clubman so much that she borrowed it one weekend and never brought it back! She is now the proud custodian of the clubby and puts it to good use every opportunity that she gets.