A trip to the beach in my Aztec 7

I’m headed off to New York City tomorrow until Friday (I’ll try and post while I’m on the road, but it may be a little slow), where among many other old friends, I’ll see the person who took the photos today from a wonderful day where we drove my “brand new” Aztec 7, the first kit I ever got on the road. It was also the car in which I learned to drive stick (on something other than a tractor or a stolen car that I didn’t really care about wrecking)…

On the way to the beach (Point Petre in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada), a Viper pulled up along side us and the owner sort of looked over wondering what the hell weird sort of car he was racing. We weren’t going that fast, but we slowly accellerated together until about 170 kph when he floored it and disappeared over the horizon pretty quickly. Some time on that trip I blew the engine as well and had to swap in the engine from my Laser 917.

Oh, speaking of travel and the Aztec 7, I’ve been thinking I should hit the Carlisle convention this year (later this month) to see more old friends and document the show. I have some shirts made that I was going to give out to people whose cars I like:

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What do you think?

11 Responses

  1. Hassiem says:

    I would rather put a collage of different kit car photos, and use the same caption.

  2. Well then you don’t get a free shirt Hassiem 😉

  3. Jim Sprague says:

    Personally, I think it looks great… 🙂 Also, for what it’s worth, I spoke to the President of Fiberfab about the windshield issue. He left me information dealing with the windshield replacement, which I’ll post here:

    FAQ’s:
    1) Q: Where can I get a replacement windshield for an Aztec 7?
    A: The windshield that fits in the car is a Lamborgini Muira. The cheapest price I have found so far is a company called Locan (1800-345-9595) that can get the Muira windshield for $1,412 (clear) and $1,553 (tinted). These prices were quoted in Nov. 2000 and may change. Don’t bother trying to call Guardian, the company that made the original windshields for Fiberfab. They no longer have the tooling (the pattern) for it and cannot make any more.
    Another source might be:
    GT Car Parts
    419 W. Lone Cactus Dr.
    Phoenix, AZ 85027-2956
    623-780-2200
    Another A7 owner called me to let me know about this place and said they have several in stock for about $1000.00. Of course, ask for a Lamborghini Muira windshield.

    I’ve also got an idea for a 3-segmented windshield that does not protrude over the hood and will still allow you to use the windshield wiper. I’m working with a local Glass Company now to see what we can produce. More information later as it develops. This replacement windshield would be about $220-300 as compared to $1k+ listed above and still be fully functional.

    – Jim

  4. Slight correction, I was the person who sent this windshield info to Jim which was copied from my Aztec 7 website. I am not affiliated with Fiberfab (old or new) in any way. I just love their cars, and own an Aztec 7 myself.

  5. Paul Vaine says:

    I almost bought a v-8 7 once but didnt care for how the sides go straight down and dont wrap under,
    The way you Countach-ed it with the scoops and wing is too cool, it now looks far less kitcar and far more one off show concept car,
    I saw somewhere a 2 piece windshield design that looked great too,
    Very impressive.
    Cheers,
    P.

  6. deanna says:

    There is a guy on aol, cheyenneranger@ao.com that put the picture of your car on his profile claiming it is his car. His name is James Jounos of Harveys Lake, Pa. He hangs out in a chat room called millionaires lounges. This guy has a habit of stealing pictures off the web and pawning them off as his own.. just thought I’d give you a heads up on this

  7. HAHAHAHAHAHA
    That is way too funny…
    I loved my Aztec 7, but it’s no millionaire’s car.

    Well, if you ever see him there feel free to post this URL.

  8. manfred says:

    hallo no:>ACWK484>in ontario to bad you blew the engineof that beautiful,but what happened to the car[917] you tock the exchange-engine from????If that laser is a wreck,I like to buy it from you-I am in ontario[toronto]E-Mail:blewbyyou3@yahoo.com manfred

  9. Frank says:

    LOL ok too funny. I see someone else is familiar with James G Jounos who stole the pictures off this site and displayed them on his cheyenneranger@aol.com profile, claiming it was his car. Goes right along with the pictures he pilfered off horse breeder sites claiming the horses were his. Along with the boats, planes, etc he displays. He is from Wilkes Barre Pa but claims to be a rich rancher from Wyoming… No such ranch exists that he claims to own. Hes a fake through and through

  10. Frank says:

    LOL ok too funny. I see someone else is familiar with James G Jounos who stole the pictures off this site and displayed them on his cheyenneranger@aol.com profile, claiming it was his car. Goes right along with the pictures he pilfered off horse breeder sites claiming the horses were his. Along with the boats, planes, etc he displays. He is from Wilkes Barre Pa but claims to be a rich rancher from Wyoming… No such ranch exists that he claims to own. Hes a fake through and through

  11. Jay says:

    I remember visiting your site ages ago back when I was middle school when you where going through the troubles with this car. It kind of reminds me of My V6 Camaro RS except no gullwing doors.

    The first time I saw an Aztec 7 was on TV in an Import auto show and I thought it was a highly modified Sterling or something then by accident I found your site and been hanging around ever since. All I remember was it had Porsche engine for go.

    Since then I’ve wanted to build one with a 3.8 V6 for go so I can go beat up on the local Hondas with it.

    This car is a classic I would love to see another generation be built but the closest thing I’ve seen so far is the PISA kit based on the fiero I forget its name but it kind of looks like the Aztec 7.

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