BMW 2002 Youth Project

Motoring scribe Adrian Burford (of Roadworx Communications) is restoring/ building a first car (a BMW 2002) for his son, James. Alec and the Evolution 2 Motorsport staff are proud to be assisting them with this project.

2002 Youth Project

BMW 2002 Youth Project

Ever sat and thought, what would be the best first car to buy my son or daughter now that they are about to obtain their driver's license? A difficult decision for many, with many options available on the market, some great, others representing safety features similar to that of a sardine tin. Ever wondered how great it would be if you could build the ideal car for your child that best evokes their personality and desires?

Before we share more on the BMW 2002 Youth Project , Evolution 2 Motorsport would like to highlight that building a car, with your own two hands is no easy task, it might leave you broke, divorced and possessing a home where the coffee table is an ideal platform to modify your gearbox into a short shift unit.

Taking the above into consideration, building a car is possible, you just need the right mindset, a great side kick and a few good people within the industry to help you out. Well known motoring scribe Adrian Burford (of Roadworx Communications) is one such good man, and now he is taking on an ambitious project with his son James Burford to build a old but new BMW 2002 for the youngsters 18th Birthday next year.

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Youth Project

A BMW as a first car?Classic cars are inevitably a work-in-progress, even when freshly baked. You commit fully when you own an oldie, but the extra effort that comes with it is normally rewarded by a character-filled car that can be an important part of one’s life and of course, have decent value in the long term.

The old car ‘thing’ often comes from a parent, or a car that links to one’s past, or simply to a long-forgotten car parked in the yard, being slowly nibbled away by the dreaded tinworm, while anything made of rubber atrophies and the upholstery turns to dust. Then there are the legal issues of registering a car which may have been off-system for decades, and has got R5 000 in licensing arrears to be sorted out…

On a more practical level, there are safety issues to consider (ABS, airbags – what are they?) and reliability: cars don’t break down nearly as often as they used to, thanks to the demise of humble condenser and points ignition, and the carburettor. They require far less maintenance and use way less fuel and generate a lot less pollution.

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