Owner's Spotlight: Jim Page's Harper Type 5

Jim Page's automotive journey took a remarkable turn when he discovered Harper Sports Cars and their unique Harper Type 5. Living in Port Elizabeth and working abroad, Jim had long envisioned his dream car, sketching it on serviettes and even constructing a balsa wood model. His vision was a three-seater, steel tube chassis car with a mid-engine layout, similar to the McLaren F1, and open to the elements like an Ariel Atom or DJC V-Storm. However, lacking the means to build it himself, Jim scoured the internet until he stumbled upon Harper Sports Cars in 2013. Convinced that the Harper Type 5 was the answer to his automotive dreams, Jim flew to Cape Town to meet Craig, the builder behind Harper Sports Cars, and promptly ordered one.

Exploring Rear Engine Configurations in Harper Sports Cars: Transverse Type 5 vs. Inline Transaxle Type 6

In the realm of Harper Sports Cars, the placement of the engine can significantly impact performance and driving dynamics. Two common rear engine configurations are the rear-mounted transverse engine, as seen in the Harper Type 5, and the inline transaxle setup, as found in the Harper Type 6. Let's delve into the differences between these configurations and how they affect the driving experience.

Unleashing the Beast: The Harper Series by Craig Harper

Craig Harper's passion is not just about building cars; it's about creating a driving experience unlike any other. His goal? To offer a race car for the street, or a street-going sports car for the trackā€”a vehicle that seamlessly integrates the pilot with the machine, creating a superhuman feeling of connection and control.