Hi, I’m Ben and my wife Becky and I have decided to build a Caterham 270. We first hired a Caterham for the day on our honeymoon and ever since have always talked about getting one. It was a whole load of fun and just being in it felt like an event.

In March 2017 we took the plunge and placed an order with BookaTrack who are our nearest Caterham dealer. We looked at some second hand cars but after some advice from seven-owning friends (thanks James and Tim!) it was clear that building it was a big part of the fun and really helped them bond with the car.

We want to make sure we remember the process so hopefully this will encourage us to take plenty of photos to look back on in future, and it might even come in handy for anyone thinking of doing the same thing.

This blog is a way for us to share the progress of our Caterham build with our friends and family (and anyone else who’s interested!) and hopefully get some advice if anything goes wrong.

Please feel free to get in touch using the contact page and leave comments on the blog posts as we write them. You can also keep up to date with progress updates by following @woodscaterham on Twitter.