The first company to really grasp the potential of Chris Gibbs’ ‘Haynes Roadster’ book was Hartlepool-based, Saturn Sportscars, founded by Andy Hugill.

For a couple of years, Andy was kept very busy supplying book readers with a selection of parts to aid in their builds, from a bracket to a chassis to a GRP panel set right up to a standalone Saturn Roadster kit. He even developed a Mazda MX-5-based version, too.

Sadly, ill-health has meant that Andy has had to sell his business, although it hasn’t moved far. Next door, in fact! The Saturn project has been acquired by Nathan Smith of steel fabrication company, NTS Engineering, and he felt that it was a good addition to his existing business especially as he’s built two Saturn Roadsters.

NTS specialises in sheet and box section steel fabrication and Nathan has a long history within the industry, while he has attacked his new addition with gusto and already introduced a carbon fibre body panel set and has plans for a mid-engined kit in the near future.

We’ll bring you more on this one very soon, in the meantime contact 07970 727 994 or visit ENDS.