21st April 2000
Good Friday saw the annual DJ Sportscars Open Day take place in Harlow. As last year, we were very lucky with the weather, which was bright and sunny with only one brief shower causing tonneaux and hoods to appear as if by magic!
The company demonstrators were all in evidence, plus eight or ten other Rushes, from the mild to the wild. One notable one looked at first glance like it had a rather large spare-wheel cover on the back. This turned out to be a hollow load-space for carrying the driver's collapsed wheelchair! This is the only Rush I know of fitted with hand controls and shows that there really is no reason not to enjoy one!
The new Hayabusa motorbike-engined round-tube chassis Rush was on show in the workshop. This is no doubt to be launched at the Stoneleigh show next week and looks very smart in silver powder-coating with red suspension. The elegant 'birdcage' chassis is De Dion at the rear, but features the new camber-compensation system at the front for the first time in public.
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Thanks to David Betts for some of the above pictures.