It has been a bit too long since I have actually done anything substantive on the Shop Project, the Sportsman. However, the same does not hold true for this website as a whole and the services offered here. As you know, this website was originally built to make sure that good leads of cars for sale would not die at their expiration. In nearly four years, this simple site has grown into so much more than that. With small strides, we are moving into numerous service which you can learn more about by perusing the tabs above. However, this post is dedicated to building a better Bantam.
What does this Better Bantam phrase mean? Why does the title have foreword in it? Those are good questions and I’m glad you asked. I’ll start with the easy one first. The Foreword is an indication that I am planning to post many more entries under this category. If you enjoy them and see some utility here, feel free to let me know by following or even emailing me; this way I’ll be a bit more compelled to keep them going.
As to the meaning of the phrase, these posts will be dedicated to not only our efforts but those of other enthusiasts who are seeking to keep the torch burning for American Austins and Bantams. Unlike the Shop Project posts which work through a specific car at a time, one step at a time, these entries will be not be so strict in their content and order. Some entries will show you how new parts are being created that overcome the deficiencies of the originals and are intended to outshine their original counterparts in every way. Other posts will demonstrate simple improvements that may make these 1,200 lb wonders more enjoyable to drive. A better Bantam is more endurable, more roadworthy, more fun, and easier to repair. These posts will be introduce you to parts reproduction efforts, technical tips, and improvements for these cars overall; hopefully including photos, videos, and attention capturing content.
The point of these entries will be to chronicle this flourishing hobby and to give you a glimpse into its unique nature. Seeing how owners and enthusiasts around the world are contributing to the longevity of these cars may be both eye opening and inspirational. I’ll give a few posts a go, but I welcome your input and contributions.
Have a great evening!