|Posted by Simon Ganderton on March 7, 2015 at 2:40 PM||comments (0)|
Th Ronart was entered into the Historics at Brooklands auction today and was successfully sold, I wish the new owner all the best with his purchase for the future.
Brooklands is a fantastic setting and well worth a visit, we highly recommend it.
Time for a new project - I have a Jaguar XJR on the drive which is calling out for attention for its 4.0 Supercharged V8.
|Posted by James on May 16, 2014 at 7:15 PM||comments (0)|
Summer has arrived and it is a better time than ever to get yourself a Ronart! The car is still for sale, and if your interested, do contact us via the many ways through the website or telephone/email using the details in the previous post.
|Posted by James on November 14, 2013 at 2:50 PM||comments (2)|
After a wonderful and warm summer driving the Ronart it is now time to move on and the car is now being offered for sale.
It has been an incredible few years building the car and even more of a blast to drive but I need to free some space and capital for the next project.
If you are interested then please feel free to contact us via the contact page, email at [email protected] or call on +44 7737 499586
|Posted by Simon Ganderton on June 20, 2013 at 9:15 AM||comments (0)|
Having applied for the registration in person and easily passing the one donor test, I was confident that the new number would drop through the door within a couple of days. As the sun shone brighter and May became June there was no sign of it but the days continued to tick away. After a week I called DVLA to ask what was happening and I was told that I was not allowed to enquire until a full two weeks had passed! I waited patiently but still no sign of the number. After the full two weeks ha...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Simon Ganderton on May 23, 2013 at 4:10 PM||comments (0)|
Having had some splendid weather for the Ronart's first two outings, things didn't look too good for the visit to Poole for the DVLA inspection. I took a few precautions by covering half of the cockpit with plastic sheet and the seats with towels but as I set off the sky turned black and the heavens opened. Unfortunately for me, it wasn't simply rain but a full on hail storm! After a couple of minutes, the pain was too much and I had to dive into a petrol station for shelter. After the worst ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Simon Ganderton on May 21, 2013 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
Having addressed the issues raised at the first IVA test I took the Ronart back to Northam to have it re-assessed. The same tester as before ran through the list of items that he had raised checking that I had done something about them, in all about 20 mins - not bad considering the £90 retest fee! No further issues were raised and a certificate was duly issued.
I then went to the Bournemouth DVLA office and applied for a registration. There should be no issue here as I...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Simon Ganderton on May 8, 2013 at 8:10 AM||comments (0)|
It was a lovely, sunny morning as I left home in the Ronart for the IVA test in Southampton. This was the first outing for the car and I was immediately struck by just how windy 30 mph can be! with no screens fitted I had to wear full goggles to drive and I had to remember to keep my mouth closed. The drive to the centre was great, there were no issues and we arrived in plenty of time.
The tester was a pleasant chap and clearly knew the rules as within a minute he declared t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by James on March 1, 2013 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
So, lately, we have been doing the little jobs, the whole interior is completed (photos soon), a passenger headrest fitted (see below), a crank-case breather fitted and all sorts of thing of that manner.
A requirement for the individual vehicle approval test (IVA), is that we must have a headrest for all seats. Another requirement is that nothing can be (nor appear) temporary. Normally, to meet the headrest requirement, Ronart would lend you a headrest which can...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Simon Ganderton on February 3, 2013 at 4:20 PM||comments (0)|
Over the Christmas period I was able to get the wings glassed into final position, though they still need to be shaped and polished, they are at least where they should be. This enabled me to fit the remainder of the lights which were quite straightforward. With everything wired up it was very pleasing to test all of the switches and find that it all worked as planned.
Attention has now turned to the interior where I have now managed to get most of the carpets fitted, I woul...Read Full Post »
|Posted by James on December 30, 2012 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
I can only apologise for the lack of activity on the website. I haven't been able to update the site because of school, exams and other commitments in general. Anyway...
You may be wondering how the title of this post can be what it is. Well, it has surprised us too. Dad has been hard at work in the garage. He has got the rear section on, with some difficulty (meaning lots of help from me). He has got all 4 wings on the car, fitted and fiberglassed to their brackets. He has...Read Full Post »