Another 2011 entrant was 43 year old Rachel who drove an HGV to fund her 25 year addiction. A 1976 Pontiac Firebird which only cost her £600 to begin with, however it came with a catch, the engine had been completely damaged by fire. But not one to be defeated, Rachel was determined to make it her own and sold her 1974 Opel Manta A series to pay for the necessary repairs. She worked hard for the next three and a half years, learning to weld, rewire and paint in order to keep the dream alive. “However it was all worth it in the end,” said Rachel.