I’ve always rated the STM Loco Lotus Seven-inspired sportscar and when Steve Huckerby took it over and spent a lot of time and graft on converting it to fully accept Mazda MX-5 mechanicals in addition to the Ford-based car. A good kit package I always thought.

news_aries_1News this week that a new kitcar manufacturer, run by Capel Laniltern- (near Cardiff) based Phil Edwards, who is retaining the Aries Motorsport name, has acquired the project and has wasted little time in tearing into it adding further CAD elements to the package and tidying up the chassis jig. The company will be making lots of stuff in-house including the GRP bodywork.

A new demonstrator is currently being built, being readied for the forthcoming Autosport show in January 2016. Both car and bike engines can be used, while Phil also has plans for an ‘RR’ (race-spec) version.

news_aries_2Talking of motor-racing, the company will be campaigning an Aries in next seasons Magnificent Sevens championship and also selected 750 Motor Club ‘Sports Specials’ rounds that don’t clash.

Exciting times for Aries Motorsport and we’ll be bringing you more information as we get it but one thing Phil has relayed is that there is no need for the customer to obtain a donor car if they don’t wish to as he can supply all-new parts..

As an aside, Phil can also undertake pre-IVA checks and general kitcar building tasks.

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