After the launch in London, the car was returned to our production facility for morepublicity shots. It was then to be subjected to extensive destructive testing!
First twin-engined Caterham?The engine being delivered ready to be re-fitted.
Engine is so light it can be fitted without the use of specialist lifting equipment.
Slight incident in the garden resulted in minor frontal damage. Barney lurks in the background...
Mark repairing the damage.
As an important member of our team, Barney also gets to drive the prototype.
Must admit this is perfect for me. Always wanted a 7, and always wanted a Golden Retriever!
No - of course he does not want to get out!
1 bdp car!
(that is 1 'brake dog power' car)
Ok - at this point you can see what Barney is thinking...something like "...one more humilating picture, and I will have you..."
Tessa and I about to take the car for a quick drive...but something has caught our attention...
....it seems that Barney might have had enough, and is finally about to crack!
"AAARRRRRGH" "Woof" - Barney finally cracks and goes in for the kill!
"HELLLP - he's got my gearstick!!!!"
....and that was it - Barney had been very patient, but fact is, he likes to have a good chew on a cardboard box...!
...he had sat and watched us build this huge cardboard box - all ready for him to play with!! Once given the go ahead, there was no stopping him!!
Reality was that as soon as we had finished the project and photographed it, storage was a problem, so it had to go...
....Barney was happy to help!
He was an expert at stripping the car, taking great care to dismantle every single joint!!
For some reason, Tessa was equally keen to help take the car apart!!!
One last look at the beautiful nose cone and grill. In the background you can see Tessa either feeding Barney some more car, or trying to take it off him!!
Soon, it was all over!!
Looked like a very nasty car crash!
Barney was loving it though.
Mark uses more delicate means to dismantle, while Barney just keeps on tearing...
And so that was that - the car was once again flat packed, and off to a local skip.
Still - it kept Mark and I off the streets for a while, and had been a bit of a laugh, with some great photo opportunities. Just got to think of the next project now....now, where are those new 2005 F1 regulations....