A unique range of home built 'Ride On' cars that kids can really drive!

Some parts you may be able to source yourself, others may be quicker and less trouble to buy from us

 

WHEN YOU GET YOUR PLANS PACK YOU WILL FIND AN ENCLOSED PARTS LIST OF ALL THE PARTS YOU NEED.


 IF YOU BUY EVERYTHING ON THE PRICE LIST THE CAR WIILL COST AROUND £450 TO BUILD.

SOURCING YOUR OWN PARTS COULD SAVE UP TO £100.

 YOU CAN SOURCE YOUR OWN OR BUY FROM US.

WE ALSO HAVE A BARGAIN OFFER COMPLETE PARTS KIT for £199.

The  EKO ‘ Safety Racer’ is powered by a readily available 49cc mini moto engine complete with electric start and automatic clutch! You can buy it direct from our UK suppliers for just £99!

   The EKO has geared steering and disc brakes plus a cable operated handbrake.

The car's styling is designed to be an  'Echo' of the 50's era of track cars, such as Vanwall and BRM.


  The car is assembled from parts using our 'Build Pack' containing full size paper cutting templates.( patterns) full instructions and a build manual clearly explaining each stage of the build.

FOR JUST £25.00 Post free

 Designed in the image of 1950’s track cars like the BRM and Vanwall.

 Built in Safety features

* Disc brakes

 *Adjustable throttle stop

* Locking park brake

* Electric start,

 *External fuel filler,

* Enclosed battery

 *Latching engine cover

 *Geared steering

  Simple construction using one sheet of plywood for the floor, 2 (pre-styled!) compost bins to form the body and four mudguards cut from a water butt using templates.

 These robust plastic parts can be painted using plastic primer. 

Your plans pack contains

 Full size paper cutting patterns with overwritten instruction and fixing details.

 A comprehensive build manual with step by step instructions, large colour photos and drawings of each stage of assembly.

It shows you everything you will need to know. You can make some parts yourself, buy them from our parts list or source your own on line or locally.

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The completely DIY version

Prices (CD Plan & patterns only, no parts)

£25.00

(£0.00 shipping)

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

This would suit if you have access to quite a lot of hardware.

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Bargain deal. Less time & effort.

The short cut. The parts you might have difficulty finding.

£199.00

(£14.95 shipping)

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

There are various 'kits' which would make life easier if you don't want to spend time searching or making. Details at email lightning.cars@btopenworld.com

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The EKO Safety racer (Called the EKO as a reference to the Atco lawnmower powered car which inspired it) 


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A few words from the above happy builder (November 2018)

I went with the 49cc petrol engine with electric start. I’m a pure petrol head! Yes I decided to loose the mudguards I think it looks sleeker like the old cigar shaped racer of early times. I used led lights front and rear and also a moped horn! Yes please use the photos as you wish. It took just a little over 12 months but I moved house and it took a back seat for around 4 of those!  Martin.

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