Pete King decided to have a go at off-roading after flicking through a mate’s pictures from a green lane day. When he started out, he didn’t even know how to engage four-wheel drive – but five years later, he’s built a DIY Frontera with a sky-high grins-per-quid fun factor.
Lawrence Fowler came to off-roading from a background in motorsport. His Frontera is used mainly as a marshalling wagon, but don’t be fooled – because its tough-as-old-boots spec list points to a history that puts it in there at the very start of the challenge scene in the UK.
If you’ve always believed that Vauxhall Fronteras are unsuitable vehicles for off-road modification, it’s time to think again. Kevin Prentice’s pioneering modified 2.0 Sport is a fine example of what can be achieved with a bit of imagination – and what’s more, the whole build cost just £2000 to complete.
A decade ago, everyone was clamouring for 4x4s and manufacturers were falling over themselves to get new vehicles on their dealers’ forecourts. Some already had a suitable pedigree and were able to ramp up their right-hand-drive production with ease; others found themselves starting from scratch and had to resort to...