1996: The design begins
2004: Hayabusa Engine Purchased
2005: Formula Atlantic Donor Car Purchased
May 2010: Camaro Race Car is Sold
June 2010: Milling Machine Purchased
August 2010: Lathe Purchased
Currently: Frame Design in Process
September 2010: Machining parts has begun
August 2011: Mock-up frame partially complete, enough to design frame in ACAD
September 2011: FEA analysis completed, 4130 chromoly tubing purchased
October 2011: Frame construction begins, see video below
November 2011 - February 2012: Life happens, home projects have bumped this project down in priority
Frame construction has begun on the TV1, but so is a new playroom for the kids, so I haven't touched it for months. See the video below.
The dream started coming to fruition in 2005 as the budget started to ramp up. A reversing gearbox from Quaife was purchased from England, a spiced up over bored 230 hp Hayabusa engine was purchased on Ebay, and a donor car for the suspension was purchased in the form of a Reynard 90H Formula Atlantic race car.