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Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Thu 24th March 2016

In late 2015 Keith Adams of Modern Classic interviewed Steve Harper in his Studio about this past...

SEAT Rally Car - sketches 1999.08

In August 1988, Camber offered SEAT the SHADO designed 'footprint' conscious caricatured Ibiza as a way to promote activities within their Motorsport Division.

The project began in January 2000 when Gwyndaff Evans Ibiza Rally Car was delivered to the workshops at Fletcher Sportsboats.

The Ibiza car was over 3.7m long, and for the ride machine, the car caricature length needed to be reduced to below 2.5m.

So by carefully adding mould shuttering over the car, part sections were produced, which when reassembled met the required length.

The ‘stepped’ body shape was then reblended using foam and body-filler by modelmakers John Grimshaw & Jim Oates, and 2 weeks later the finished model was ready for to be tooled for production.

This model was then used again, as the basis for the modelling of the interior panels and screen surround.

Once those parts were completed, the first cars were ready to be built by the end of March, by the CAMBER technicians.

15 cars were built in total, and these were installed in a wide variety of venues throughout the UK.

Then, by connect them all via the internet, a National championship was created to challenge users of the popular ‘Rally’ games.

The winners were entertained on Rally events, and the overall winner was rewarded with a SEAT Ibiza car.