Hand-built car back on road

Graham Curwen with the car he made, recreates the photograph which was taken 5O years ago on High Street in Lancaster.

Graham Curwen with the car he made, recreates the photograph which was taken 5O years ago on High Street in Lancaster.

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A HAND-built car, first driven to work in Lancaster half a century ago, has been restored to its former glory and is back on the road making virtually the same trip.

Graham Curwen, 69, helped build The Curwen Special with his father between 1957 and 1961, and the car, known locally as The Bug, is now gracing the roads once again, when Graham heads to work at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust at Northbarn, Lancaster.

Graham, who also owns a Ford Andrea, a Rover 45, Mazda MX5, a pre-war Reilly 1934 and a Formula 4 racing car which he still races, is also rebuilding a Buckler Special, originally built by his father during the 1950s.

See the Lancaster Guardian (28-07-11) for full story.