Replicas, Body Kits and other Fake News
... It's All Phoney Stuff!
As the sun dipped below the horizon in the UK (but just rising in Vancouver, Canada), NOTUS John and 7Spot Jim, hastily put together Livestream Chat Room to discuss a new show idea for 7Spot: “Replicas, Body Kits and other Fake News”.
The genesis for the first episode was generated because 7Spot members reached out to find out what new programming is in the works.
Viewers eagerly await to see what exciting projects and interviews 7Spot have in store for the the future and it just makes sense to Go Live and Have a Blather.
In the streamed chat room, Jim and John, sat surrounded by stacks of notes and photographs, ready to dive into the world of non Lotus or Caterham 7s,
… just Replicas and Bodykits.
Thus, the Show name “Fake News” was penned.
Jim leaned forward, his enthusiasm evident as he began, "What kind of Replica, Body Kit and Fakes can we come up with for 7Spot, do you think?
Locally (in BC), he said, we have a couple of builders I want to interview.
John nodded, his eyes lighting up with excitement as he added,
First up, we have David Birchall, who's been working on an incredible all-aluminum Fiorono T-48 Replica.
The attention to detail in this project is simply astounding."
Jim chimed in, "And let's not forget Mike Machin, who's just completed his space frame for the Haynes Roadster.
“It's always inspiring to see builders at the beginning of their journey."
"Yeah, looking forward to that," John agreed with a smile.
Their enthusiasm only grew as they discussed their upcoming international interviews.
"We just had a chat with Thomas Stillwell in the US," John said.
"He's received his MK Sportscars 7 kit from England, and he's eager to do a live stream walk-around interview with us."
Jim nodded eagerly. "And we're not stopping there!
We've got a builder from Australia lined up for an interview too.
His car is a self build EXO style roadster similar to an ExoBusa.
The builder, Tim Woods, has a host of details to share and it's going to be fascinating to hear about his creative process."
Jim couldn't contain his excitement as he continued, “and speaking of fascinating in Oz, wait until you hear about the GSM Dart I stumbled upon!
I was surfing Facebook, looking for content and I stumbled upon this fabulous, fully restored racer from the late 50s, … the GSM (Glass Sport Motors) Dart!
It is a South African gem and is a true piece of automotive history."
John nodded in agreement. "We're thrilled to be interviewing the owner and taking a look at his Automotive Shed.
Plus, he's an automotive designer himself, so it's bound to be an insightful conversation."
John and Jim exchanged their excitement as they discussed their upcoming shows.
"We've got a Shed Visit planned at Gary Sanders' personal garage," Jim said,
"The man's a legend in the automotive world, and we're lucky to have his friend and Pikes Peak award winner, Duncan Cowper, hosting the show."
John grinned. "And let's not forget about our international interviews too.
From the Philippines to the UK to Australia, we'll be showcasing builders and their incredible projects from around the world."
“For our first show,” Jim added, “let’s ask Paul Wylde to join in.
He’s always got something great to say about MiniKits and it looks like he's got his eye on another Mini-based car to buy, a GTM Coupe. … The excitement never ends!"
John added, “Let’s not forget to remind our viewers that aside from our Livestreams and Recorded Interviews, we are working on several “Highly Secret” Documentary videos too.”
With a final nod of agreement, John and Jim signed off their Livestream Chat, eagerly waiting to share the great news with the 7Spot Nation.
From local builders to international designers, the world of automotive craftsmanship was about to take centre stage once again.