Congrats to Dale Vince and the chaps behind the Nemesis EV. An average speed of 148mph is nothing but impressive for a leccy chariot, and apparently the needle will hit 100mph in 8.5 seconds. Gulp. Let’s get it on the quarter mile drag strip and see what it will do, then I’ve got a bench […]

Now in TechniColo(u)r

Bye bye crap home-brewed blue paintwork, hello yellow. Actually, the Flux Cap has not been gunned over in a straight-forward yellow. It’s an orangey yellow. Officially speaking Lambretta scooter Yellow Ochre (Giallo Ossido) – a colour used predominantly on GP models throughout the 1970s.     So it’s a period hue, and it’s actually not […]

That Bloody Grille

When I bought the Enfield some bright spark (the previous owner) thought it wise to bolt the rad grille of some ’90s Rover to its nose. Understandably horrified, when I dropped it off at Webster Race Engineering me and Jon Webster took the responsible role of taking the orrible thing off and showing it the […]

I Hate That Blue Paint

It was time to collect the Enfield from Webster Race Engineering and begin stripping the bodyshell of 30-odd years of paint, filler and primer. Webster had finished everything bar the front brakes.  They’d fitted new hard brake lines, fabricated a new master cylinder reservoir and plumbed in a Moroso line-lock. The latter is for gripping […]

EV muscle

The humble little Enfield EV has been down the gym and it ain’t so humble anymore. Yes, it’s still short, but now you’re looking at an electric muscle car in the making. Well, hopefully. There’s a saying ‘Short man syndrome’ which, perhaps rudely, suggests some height challenged blokes make up for their stature with a […]


Wheels make or break a car. My zero emission hero needed appropriate rims, but it was easier said than done due to the sizes required not being in huge demand these days.The trouble is, we needed to bin the 10-inch originals for 12-inch front and 14-inch rear wheels. That meant most styles were either for […]

Hello Motor(s)

It’s a bit odd trying to constantly remind myself that we’re putting together this hot street/race car, with tasty hot rod stuff like a custom narrowed back axle, roll cage and dropped stance. And yet… …it will never have pistons. Or exhausts. Or valves. Or a distributor. Or a carb/injection. Or radiator. In fact, the […]

More like hot wheels than cold custard

We’re getting closer. The Enfield is starting to look more Hot Wheels than cold custard. It’s hard to believe looking at these pics, but we’ve tried to keep the Enfield as close to its original design as possible. Take the rear suspension for example – it started off as a solid axle with a four-link […]

Enfield started surgery

The Enfield started surgery at Webster Race Engineering back in April. By this point Jon Webster and I had discussed at length how I wanted the Flux Cap to sit, look and what would be required in order to make it as stable and strong as possible on the quarter mile. I didn’t want people […]

What batteries or motors would work best?

Bar looking at the work of the Black Current EV Beetle and White Zombie EV Datsun, I wasn’t really sure what motor(s) or batteries would work best. The main issue here is cost, because there are some outstanding electric motors out there, but you can easily spend £25,000. I didn’t have that. Several dozen emails […]