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Render Me A Colour

Colour… the Biggy. It would almost be better if Henry Ford made Caterhams – any colour as long as its black. There are so many great Caterham colours. There’s the classic green, or the recently more popular Porsche blue. There’s yellows and reds. Decals. Single, double or triple stripes. The options are endless.Initial thinking was, […]

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To Blog or not to Blog

Before getting into this build I had only partially been aware of the Blog culture of building a Caterham… both with formal blogs and in some cases with forum posts in a thread. But having taken the plunge it’s clear there are some great blogs out there. Here are some of the ones I’ve come […]

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First Pass of the Build Manual

Ok, so today I had a ten and a half hour flight to Los Angeles from London. There wasn’t much for it but to read the build manual cover to cover. I ended up, reading 2015 V2, which Williams later confirmed as the latest available. I spent the flight trying to digest everything and understand […]

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Pre-Build Starts Here

First deposit paid… what to do next? Even with my still unbelievable June delivery date, I’m going to have to wait 3 months. That’s a lot of planning time and evenings mulling things over. On the todo list is: Option selection Colour – a biggy Sort out the build space Options, options It’s all too […]

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First Test Drives

After the deliberations covered in the Introduction, I found myself in the Williams Automotive show room talking to their Caterham sales guy, Lindon. He was more than happy to let me have a test drive in a couple of 7’s, talk through options and to see what worked. First off, coffee, followed by a sit […]