Thursday 5 May 2011

Thursday Pitch


“She’s got a yellow front fender
And a grey one on the back
But my income tax is coming
And I’m gonna paint her black…”

Projects stall for all kinds of reasons. Money, time, relationships, work commitments and garage space are all in the mix. Sometimes you just lose interest, or bite off more than you can chew. Not to mention when you get hung up on a fruitless search for New Old Stock air to put in the tyres of your GT-HO.

I’d like to go out and interview the owners of 6 long-term unfinished projects and find out what went wrong. Maybe we could all learn something!  

If you've got an unfinished project story, post a comment and let us know.


  1. I guess it would be rude of me not to go first. My greatest unfinished project was my ZH Fairlane. I'd argue that it wasn't "unfinished", because I was driving it around to the very end, and I didn't have a set goal for it.

    All it really needed was a good gearbox and a reliable fuelling setup and it'd still be burning up drag strips and country roads today, although it's more likely that my luck would've finally run out and I'd have climbed a gum tree with it.

  2. Where's Bishop when you need him?

  3. I'm off trying to finish a project. Or two.

    I guess the XY Falcon Circuit racer is the big "one that got away"

    Longest ongoing is the Mito - reality is a good weekend's work would probably finish it.

  4. It's a shame I didn't get to see the xy running - regarding the mito, put a weekend aside and get stuck in?

  5. got a 3 year old bike project that's fast been going nowhere!

    you know how to contact me :)