Welcome to Rich Howlett


--- Evolving The Seven ---



This website follows the project of evolving the classic style open top sportscar

into a Concours winning 'Hardtop Coupé'.


Please click on the individual tabs where you will find a personal profile of the engineer behind the project. Information and a selection of project images detailing concept design, pattern work, plug construction, prototype development, mould production and finally component manufacture and final assembly.


I hope you enjoy reviewing the project and if you would like to register interest or leave a comment please email.
If you already own a Seven recreation or are in the build process please state which marque.

Happy Motoring.

Have Fun.




Rich Howlett

* 2017 * 2018 * 2019 * 2022 * 2023 *


* Knebworth Concours Masterclass Winner *


2022 Shows ...


Coupé honour with Chairman's choice.

Video Showcase


Evolving The Seven

Dax Rush Hardtop Coupé



American Speedfest 2019... NASCAR

Brands Hatch

Time to get ready...          "Gentlemen...

...start your engines"

Recreating Motion Picture Magic with the iconic 1968 "Bullitt" Mustang GT 390 

"Stunt" Car Chase

Take 2

Roll Cameras ... "ACTION"

On location with "Bullitt"

...And that's a triple!


Ex Lola Rich's Seven styled Hardtop Coupé design wins Knebworth 2017 Elite Concours Masterclass



Hot on the heels of back to back concours wins at the 2017 Nostalgia Show, Leicestershire and The 2017 Car & Bike Roadshow, Cambridgeshire. Rich Howlett’s Seven styled Hardtop Coupé design made it a triple, beating off all the elite classic and sports car competition at this years annual Masterclass awards held at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire

Indy Car engineers Rich Howlett & Patrick Morgan talk about the rescue and restoration of possibly the most ground breaking Indy Car of all time. The Penske PC23.

Read the full feature of this iconic Indy 500 winning racecar in

Racecar Engineering Magazine

Issue: May 2017


Kitcars, Movies & Magic

Hardtop Coupé design honoured amongst some very distinguished movie magic company.


Film & Photoshoot  Opportunities

Following a recent studio photoshoot and film studio request, this Hardtop Coupé is now available for Music Videos, Film, TV and Advertising Photoshoots



PR & Media

 Project Gallery


For  show reviews, driver interviews, tech tips and features


Check out Rich's monthly "Showstopper" column in


Kitcar Magazine


 back issues available online

Rich Howlett - Racecar Engineer, Columnist & Freelance Writer

to road & racecar magazines


Columns, Features, Tech Tips, Owner Interviews, Restoration Articles, Show Reports, Product Reviews.

- Ex Lola -

Formula History: Indy Car, Champ Car, F3000, F3, British Touring Car, LMP's, Cottage Industry Sportscars.


Looking for a Freelance Magazine Writer with a technical racecar engineering background...

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