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WATCH: This car that was transformed from a piece of scrap metal into a racing rocket 20 years ago


A car transformed from a piece of scrap metal into a racing rocket 20 years ago has been reunited with the man who breathed life into the motor.

Development engineer Phil Stevenson, who saved the car from the scrapheap, built the two-seater sports car as a labour of love in the 1980s based on components from a crashed Ford Escort rally car.

After two years of pouring his life into constructing what became dubbed the 'Stevenson Rocket', he sold it on for £1,000 before moving from Holywood, Co Down to Austria for work.

 

After some 20 years apart, the engineer was reunited with his hotrod at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum.

 

The racing machine had been snapped up by brothers and racing car fanatics Roy and Kieron Smyth.

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