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Welcome to Budget Racer, I am still not entirely sure what I am doing with this site, other than putting down stories and information that people keep asking me about.
By no means am I an expert, I am just a bloke who has had a go at racing on the cheap and has a few tales to tell. Racing is in the blood, it’s a state of mind, you either get it or you don’t and so as the old saying goes ‘if I had to explain, you wouldn’t understand’. As this site is quite new I will be adding to it and learning as I go, so any suggestions are very welcome .
There are three main sections, a 'basics' section covering how to get started, a ‘Techy’ section covering general principals of car preparation. Then there are the individual car stories, the narative behind the metal.
This site is written by me; Ralph Hosier. I am a chartered engineer and have worked in the car industry since 1990. I have a small workshop and build cars for friends and occasionally real customers but earn most of my money from writing for magazines such as Evo.