Sylva Mojo

Hi, my name is Trevor, and here you can follow my build of a "Sylva Mojo" kit car. Please remember the oldest news is at the bottom of this page, so if you have not visited for a while, please read from the bottom up.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Mojo now on the road!

The DVLA called me this morning saying the Mojo was now fully registered and road legal, and that I could pick my tax disk up from them. I popped straight over to their offices and headed straight back home, tax disk in hand.

The registration plate was a present from my girlfriend, Alison. You may recognise it from the Jester, it was being used by it too for a period just over two years ago. See here

I bolted the plates on and put the tax in the window, only to be met with heavy rain. VERY heavy rain, that didn’t stop for hours. (Hence why the picture is taken of the car still in the garage.)

I managed to have a small ten minute local drive in it, then returned home as it started raining again.

So its been a bit of a false start for the Mojo, but check back over the next few days as I take some nice photo’s of it out and about. (And don’t forget the National Kitcar show at Stoneleigh this Bank holiday weekend). Talk about good timing!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

DVLA inspection completed

The DVLA inspected the Mojo this morning, and are quite happy as to the identity of the Vehicle, and where all the donor parts have been sourced from. (This was backed up by me having already sent them what seemed like hundreds of receipts for absolutely everything on the car.) The DVLA informed me that the paperwork should be processed within the next few days, and the tax disk will be posted out to me. (I am going to try and pick the tax disk up directly from the DVLA, so it can’t get delayed in the post).

As it’s the National Kitcar show this weekend coming, I really need the DVLA to get this processed ASAP.

The car will then be "fully registered and on the road."

Unlike the SVA test, the road traffic act does not allow you to drive an unregistered car to or from a DVLA inspection. So I had to hire the lorry pictured to take me there and back. The inspection took place at VOSA’s depot in Newbury.

I am pleased to report that we only got caught in one short shower on the way home, but the interior of the car remained completely dry.

It’s within touching distance now!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Weekend Changes

This weekend I have bolted my alloys back onto the Mojo. I had a puncture in one of them, so used an old set of steel wheels for the SVA test. I have also attached my small sports steering wheel, it looks a million times better than the old large ford item I was using!
I am now all set for the DVLA's inspection on Tuesday, the weather forecast says it's going to be heavy rain all day - bugger.
Check back here Tuesday evening for more pics and info. It's getting exciting now, not long to go!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

DVLA Inspection date - 29/04/08

All kitcars in the UK must be inspected by the DVLA before being issued with a registration number and tax disk.

My local DVLA office in Reading have given me a date for the inspection, Tuesday 29th April, three weeks today.

Within a few days of that date, it will be fully road legal, hopefully in time for Stoneleigh in early May, the national kitcar show. Over 4000 kitcars attend this bank holiday weekend show, and I should be one of them!

Friday, April 04, 2008

SVA test passed

Sorry for the lack of updates over the last few days but the Mojo has now passed its SVA test. All kitcars once through the safety related SVA test must then be inspected by the DVLA before being issued with a registration number and taxdisk, making them fully road legal.

The current waiting time in the Reading area is around 3 weeks for the inspection. As soon as I have a date I will post it up here.

On the way to the retest I popped into London’s Ace Café, where 5th Gear is filmed It’s on the North circular too, the same road as the SVA testing station in Edmonton. I was running very early and it was nice to see all the memorabilia they have on display there too.
There were 3 traffic police cars parked up there, they were all very interested in the Mojo, asking questions and chatting, they knew of the SVA rules about driving to and from the test, so didn’t ask why it didn’t have any reg plates or a tax disk!

By some margin, the largest hurdle has now been cleared, I'm on the home straight now!