My take on our "plastic clown cars" is a little different than most. While I acknowledge the paternity of our little beasts in the mind of Dr Ing Porsche, I also appreciate the maternity of the multitude of 50s/60s innovators from Colin Chapman, Jack Turner, Bruce Meyers and Gene Berg who found a way for "the average guy" to create a unique, home made sports car out of off the shelf parts.
My first experience with a PCCs was my brother's Turner MkIII,* a ladder-framed, fiberglass bodied sports car built with various BMC bits and an English Ford 105E engine. Followed closely by a Lotus Elan S1. And later by a TVR Vixen.
"An extremely rigid frame using large diameter tubes, and of all welded construction, ensures road holding of the highest order." Sound familiar?
Personally, I'm as proud that my Beck #201 is a Beck, as much as I've been of any of my Porsches.
*My first impression, which my brother backed, is that the driving experience of the Beck is almost identical to the Turner, although he thinks the Turner was even more tightly sprung.