​LIGHTNING-CARS.CO.UK

                                                                                           Lightning Cars,
                                                                                 63 Barlborough Road,                                                                                       Clowne,Chesterfield.                                                                                                         S43 4QX                                                                                                    

Hi!  And thank you for your interest in the ‘Lightning’ children’s car.
    All the mechanical components are simply nuts, bolts, hinges etc that can be purchased from any good DIY store but a parts list is also enclosed so that if there is anything you cannot source locally all the parts are available from us.
     Depending on what parts you may already have in your shed, and whether you decide to use an old or second-hand cordless drill and wheels or buy these things new, you should be able to build the car for around £150.
    You could choose to spend more because our parts list includes everything you need plus extras like upholstery vinyl and foam for the seat, headlights and big round red rear reflectors, a steering wheel and our elegant spoked wheels so that if you aren’t working on a tight budget, and don’t want to ‘shop around’ you can simply buy everything you need from us.
    Just phone us on 01246812012 to discuss your requirements or to place an order. Alternatively, visit our website at www. lightning-cars.co.uk where you can buy parts online.
    You can pay using any Debit or Credit card, by PayPal or BACS transfer.               You can also pay by post using a cheque or postal order.

    Full details of how to pay are listed on the website together with current prices.    The car is the right size to fit on the back seat of most cars so trips to the park can be embarked on. Spare power packs (drill batteries) will extend the running time so you won’t get stuck half way round!
                   YOU MUST USE THE CORRECT SWING BIN
    The swing bin required is a ‘Whitefurze’ large 50 litre swing bin. It is available in 5 high gloss colours and can be obtained from local shops, from Amazon and on eBay by entering ‘Whitefurze’ large 50L swing bin’ in the search box.

To find your nearest stockist, please contact ’Whitefurze’ at  www.whitefurze.net
 I hope you enjoy making this unique design of car and that the lucky child gets a lot of pleasure from driving it.
 Have fun!
 John Cowperthwaite (Designer: Lightning Cars)
 For current price and payment options please visit our website at;  www.lightning-cars.co.uk


   The buttons above give you several options of how (and how much) to buy. If unsure you can still phone John on  01246 812012​ and there's a nice  friendly welcoming letter at the bottom of this page in case you are feeling nervous

​   The Lightning

 Bargain Offer essentials kit   (No Plans) £99 + £14.95 p&p (UK)

​  HOW DO I START?
     To build the Lightning you will need the Plans/patterns & Instructions. £18 inc. UK

    postage. Overseas £23 inc. postage
    The plans are sent by recorded delivery, tracked, insured and signed for. 
    These cars have been constructed all over to world
    Hundreds of plans have been sold since 2010 with not one single bad review! Just

    lots of kids having lots of fun!
    Option 1...Using the  parts list that comes with your plans you will  be to buy all the

    parts locally ‘off the shelf’ from your local DIY/hardware outlets.
    Option 2...If you are working to a budget, our price list allows you to purchase just  the

    items you need when you need them, in the form of mini- kits for each function.

   (ie: Steering assembly kit, axle mounting kit, mudguard fitting kit etc.)


    Option 3  (Our £99 Bargain Offer)....In a hurry? This could be for you!
    Normally priced at £134,  the £99 ‘Bargain offer’  gets you absolutely all  the

    mechanical components you need to build the Lightning down to the last nut, bolt

    washer and screw!  Including the wheels and steering wheel.
 Just £99 plus carriage!
    You will also need *one cordless drill,  a  **kitchen swing bin,  and 2 plastic sieves (for     the mudguards) plus of course, half a sheet of plywood or MDF.
    *Just about any old cordless drill will do the job.

 (There is no wiring to do. The drill trigger is operated remotely via a bicycle brake cable)
    **You can buy the Swing bin and sieves cheaply  at Amazon, on eBay or at local

   shops  to save post charges. The instructions give contact numbers of suppliers..

                         Have a look and then discuss on 01246 812012

 First the plan 

 Plans/templates/patterns/instructions..£15

 £18 including £3 postage




(If you buy the bargain offer at the same time we can bundle them together and save you the £3 postage

     The drill, battery, swing bin, sieves (for the  mudguards) and the MDF (composite wood  panels) are all supplied by the customer.  These  would be expensive to post and can  usually be  sourced locally.

    Another  advantage  is that you can use  your old  electric drill, the one with the  heavy  battery, and buy yourself a new one.

    The essentials kit is designed to supply  those fiddly bits you would have to find in  hardware stores etc. It does not include  these  parts which you may want to consider.

 A lights set. A pre-formed windscreen frame,  and  an Upholstery kit. You could make them  yourself, but this would be quicker.

 We can supply them at a reasonable  price. Details  near the bottom of 

 the kit parts page.



 NOT SURE?

 However, if you don't want to  buy the full kit of essential parts  you  can  order parts of it. Details  on  this page....

                       


 Plans and Pattern and Postage

 £15 +£3 p&p (UK) 

 ​IN ADDITION TO THE PLANS..... HOW ABOUT THE

​​BARGAIN OFFER
No time to search for parts?
Why not take advantage of our bargain offer?
ALL THE ESSENTIAL
PARTS KITS FOR JUST £99!
All the mechanical parts you need to build the
‘Lightning’ in one complete essentials pack: List price £134!
THIS IS WHAT YOU GET
1. Front and rear axle set…………………………….……..£18
2. Axle beams fitting kit…………………………….……….£15
3. Steering assembly kit…………………………….………£20
4. Hinges and Misc. items kit……………………….………£20
5. Mudguards fitting kit……………………………….……..£ 8
6. Wii style steering wheel………………………………….£ 8

PLUS:  4 x black 6 spoke 12” diameter wheels………….£45
(with bearings [normally £50]- details below)

TOTAL FOR ALL THESE PARTS SHOULD BE  ………..…..£134 ! 

 BARGAIN OFFER PRICE  JUST £99!

 PLUS UK CARRIAGE (CURRENTLY £13.94) ​​


 All the above essential parts for just £99 (plus carriage) For all your parts  requirements ORDER FROM THIS WEBSITE lightning-cars.co.uk
 OR YOU CAN CALL US ON 01246 812012

The Lightning is designed to be a children's 'car'. For gardens and parks where legal. Not on roads or pavements and well away from traffic.


  All the mechanical components are simply nuts, bolts, hinges etc that can be  purchased from any good DIY store but a parts price list is also included so if there is anything you cannot source locally all the mechanical  parts are available from us.
Depending on what parts you have already and whether you decide to use a second-hand cordless drill and wheels or buy new, you should be able to build the car for between £50 and £150
    You could choose to spend more because the price list includes everything you need including, pre-drilled ‘ready to fit’ axles, plus extras such as upholstery vinyl and foam for the seat, headlights and big round red rear reflectors, a steering wheel and our elegant spoked wheels so that customers who aren’t working on a tight budget, and don’t want to ‘shop around’ for all the parts can simply buy everything at once from us.
    The car is the right size to fit on the back seat of most cars so trips to the park can be embarked on.  The drill trigger is operated remotely via bicycle brake cable and provides single pedal operation, progressive acceleration and automatic braking. The drill’s half speed switch will provide a low speed of 3mph for novice drivers, and on high speed you should expect around 6mph for a duration of around 40 mins. Spare power packs that come with most cordless drills, will extend the running time so you won’t get stuck half way round! The car will handle gradients and undulating surfaces including mown grass, without a problem. 
    I hope you enjoy making this unique design of car and that the lucky child gets a lot of pleasure from driving it. JC.

The Lightning is built from a set of plans available from Lightning-cars. The drill, battery, swing bin, sieves (for the mudguards) and the MDF (composite wood panels) are all supplied by the customer.​​

The plans for the Lightning are £15 plus £3 UK p&p.  

                                                          (Overseas £8)


A 'Bargain offer' kit of essential parts is

available for ....................  £99 plus £14.95 UK p&p. ​


All parts are kept in stock at all times ready for despatch. Contact John (phone number 01246 812012) to discuss available extras over-seas postage etc.  (00 44 1246 812012 from abroad.)


Certain non-essential …but desirable …extras are also available, such as:- A working lights set,

A pre-formed windscreen frame, and an Upholstery kit 

(Overseas orders are  quoted individually) ​

jcsportscars.co​​

Office 01246 812012

 Bargain Offer essentials kit +

 Plans and Pattern  and Postage  £114 + £14.95 p&p (UK)

 Plans and Pattern + Bargain  Offer essentials kit + useful  extras and Postage  £140 + £14.95  p&p (UK)