Hello all, just thought I would take two minutes to introduce myself.
I was/am the proud owner of a 1997 Ford Puma. Yes proud (anyone who has not driven one really should they are a fantastic car).
Summer 2011 my family grew by Two, DOGS that is!
Getting about in a sports coupé with two lurcher’s involved wedging them on the back seat and driving with a gas mask on. Often spending many miles with one of them resting a head on my shoulder.
So a bigger car was the only option, and on our door step we found a cheap 4x4 with plenty of room in the back for the two monsters.
The Puma sat on my mothers driveway (S.O.R.N.) for sale. A few people were interested but insurance quotes soon put most of them off. So from mid October it sat there looking at me wanting to be driven. The MOT ran out, the tax ran out and the battery ran out.
In the back of my mind I had thoughts of turning it into a project car of some type, to do what I had no idea. But I didn’t have the time or the space or cash to do anything on my own.
One family Sunday lunch at mothers house ( I remember it well – Roast Pork, Spuds, Carrots, Swede and Yorkshire Puddings – No dessert though!!). While filling our faces my brother and myself connected on another level and we started watching Rally cross videos on you tube after lunch (as there was a lack of pudding, including the Top Gear episode where they start doing Rally-cross for the cost of Golfing).
The idea was born! And PROJECT PUMA was set loose upon the world.