When I first began the TrustInRust.com, I was acting on a long held dream of building the best sort of car site possible. As I can’t stress enough, this is a continual work in progress. My dream site requires way more money and web-design savvy than I presently have.
My original plan called for video installments and write-ups regarding the restoration and building of particular vehicles. My initial thought was to buy a complete junker of a Mustang and build every inch of it on camera with a writeup adequate to help people like me rebuild their own car. In the intervening years, other sites have actually done this; and although I’m a little jealous I wasn’t the first person to execute the idea, my jealousy is outweighed my elation of the fact that this sort of information is finally truly available to the masses. We live in a time when youtube will teach you how to open a bottle of wine with a shoe, and I believe the same should be available for classic cars. We still need an online repository to make sure our hunks of ferrous joy can be enjoyed by generations to come.
Today, I’d like to introduce you to the first of the projects which will provide content made for this website, the 1940 Bantam Sportsman. This is a car that never existed, but it should have.
Far from the economical leanings of the original Bantam and much closer in line with the nonchalant luxury of the Bantam Station Wagon, this car will be the incarnation of something which hadn’t existed before built from the cast off remnants of a 1940 Bantam and other long forgotten bits. Don’t worry, no nice or restorable cars will be harmed in the pursuit of this dream. Stay tuned for part 2, the history of the Bantam Convertible Coupe.