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At 7Spot we are Obsessed.
We can’t help ourselves and embrace our condition.
Definition of Obsession:
: a persistent disturbing preoccupation with an often unreasonable idea or feeling
: something that causes an obsession
We (at 7Spot) obsess over Livestreams, Creating Recorded Interviews, Telling 7 Stories, and bringing Fresh 7 News from … pretty much everywhere!
Cornwall (UK), Adelaide (Aus), Vancouver (Can), Wexford (Ireland), Liverpool (UK)
We’ve got Hillclimbing Beach Buggies in Cornwall, Busas and Bolwells in Adelaide, an Alfa Locost in Vancouver, and introducing Craig Brake ( a man who is totally Driven to Obsession) in Liverpool.
Obsession Can Take Its Toll.
Trevor Rolfe has been busy, … Obsessing over an Assignment
and has something very special to share … Soon!
As we say … Stay Tuned!
7Spot & DTO
BORN OUT OF OBSESSION | DRIVEN BY SPEED
by Craig Brake:
We could talk about a lifetime of key moments that have shaped what we have become and it will take up countless hours so I’ll give you the bullet points instead.
. 1st Drive as a 6-7yr old on my dad's lap whilst he controlled the pedals and I held the steering wheel of the black mini family car on Porthmadog beach in North Wales.
. At 15yrs and 11yrs, Sean and I along with our brother James got an ex-military Land Rover Lightweight S3 for Christmas which we took out on the green lanes of the wayfarer routes of Wales with a bunch of wannabe hairdressers in highly modified Suzuki Vitaras (which often outperformed us). … oops!
. Sean and I purchased our first kit car.
. Jump to the present and here we are with some incredible projects currently running in the Driven To Obsession workshop.
As many will likely know, we first became an agent for MK Sportscars as part of our inception, taking on 2 of the RX5 kits to build up as demonstrators along with a revamp of our first kit car.
We quickly filled up with work from a number of brands and learnt all of the little quirks manufacturers have along with “bootleg” type jobs we have been tasked to fix.
This side of the business ticks along smoothly as we settled in past our first 12 months of trading … But that’s not the whole story.
During a spirited test drive of a newly fettled 1.6 EcoBoost kit car we paid a little visit to Manor Park Classics (a recently opened auction house).
During this visit we came across a familiar-looking emblem.
It was the Chevron GR8 but with a couple of tweaks. … This one had license plates and the advert stated “available with all moulds and jigs and a few spares”.
Sean and I have a very similar look on our faces as the cogs start to increase in speed.
There was one problem, the car was going under the hammer in less than 24hrs and we didn’t have the funds readily available to do a deal or even weigh in on the auction.
At this point we felt a bit empty and hopeless and repeated the affirmations of “if it’s meant to be, it will be”.
Fast forward 24hrs and I'm sitting in a dark cinema with my wife and kids and the auction is on my phone during the trailers.
… The hammer drops at £17k and it’s a No Sale!!!
I, being cunning, persuaded Manor Park Classics to let me put a package together should this happen and take first refusal.
In just over a week the deal is Done!!!
We haven’t heard the thing even start at this point. So what did we buy?
… Stay Tuned! … Craig will be Back with Much More!
Obsessing over Machining and Fabrication
… and What’s This All About?
There’s some explaining to do here!
All will be revealed soon but let’s just Clean up that mess and Get Back to Work!
… so obsessive!
Obsession, It’s a Lifestyle … 7Spot Jim
I had a Chat with a friend in Canada this week about his Panoz Roadster.
Lately, I’ve been building material for another foray into the TMC Costin Story and look what I found!
For your viewing pleasure:
Ain’t the Canadian Winter Wonderful?
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