Sterling Related Sites
- Nova International is probably the most comprehensive
Sterling/Nova website out there. When I built Sterling Central a couple years ago, I intended it to
be a place where I could gather as much Sterling information as possible in once place. Nova International, I would say, is an
even larger site with more information. It is run by an enthusiast of these cars whom I know through the message boards, so I have faith that
the site will be updated regularly.
- The Club Nova
site also has a lot of great information. However, you'll find
a lot of the links are broken since the site has moved servers.
The most interesting things that I've found on the Club Nova site are
- Another site that I stumbled upon recently is a site built by a guy
that worked for California Component Cars during the time they were
building the Sterling and Sovran. Its called the Road
Sterling is the current Sterling distributor for parts and whole
cars in the US.
Solid Sterling is back in production!!!
Mike McBride, owner of Solid Sterling, had hurt himself a year or
two ago and production of Sterlings by him had to pause for a year
while he recuperated. I'm very excited to report that Mike has fully
recovered and that Solid Sterling is back up and running. I've talked
to Mike several times in the last few years. He's a likable person
and a true, honest gentleman, and his product is excellent from what
I can tell. Please don't hesitate to contact him if you are interested
in a new Sterling (or parts). Mike is a good guy.
is theoretically the current distributor for Novas and Sterlings in
the UK. They might currently sell parts for owners of Novas/Sterlings,
as well as build new cars. They have put a twist on the old version
of the kit, in that their new version is designed for racing, with performance
engines and frames built for racing. Unfortunately, it is unclear whether
they currently have or are producing anything at this time.
- Marks Eureka Site. As
you may know, the Sterling/Nova is called the Eureka in Australia and
New Zealand. This is a really awesome site run by an owner of a Eureka
in Australia. It has a great gallery of Eurekas as well as Eureka literature
and information on Marks personal car and the work he is doing to it.
Matts Eureka site has Eureka model info as well as lots of great scans of original brochures.
Purvis Eureka by Dragonthirst is a newer site dedicated to the Purvis Eureka, but also has information on all other occurences of the car (Sterling, Nova). The site is under construction, but already has a wealth of information
with great tips from a current Eureka owner and builder, as well as a lot of very useful links. The graphics are pretty cool as well. This site is destined to be one of the best Sterling/Eureka sites out there as it grows.
- Rare Component
Cars. There's some good info on this site, but its tricky to find.
In some cases, I had to guess at URLs by changing the text in them until
I stumbled upon these pages.
these 3 are great sites and the creator is a brilliant artist.
- There are several Sterling pages out there created by people who own
or have built their own cars, but not too many. Heres a list of the ones
I have found.
Kit Car sites
KitCars.com seems to be a pretty cool site with a lot of info. I like how they have their classifieds laid out. All in all it
looks to be a very complete site that is well laid out.
- Kitcars.org is more of a UK
based site. The feature a Sterling on their front page, although the
site has info on all types of kits.
- Kitcarnet.com is also
a UK based site. I find the links a bit hard to navigate, but once you
figure it out, there is a lot of information there. The site focuses
mostly on new kits and information to help builders and buyers.
- KitCar.com is my personal
favorite for all things kits. They are a US based site that covers most
of the major shows and has info on most manufacturers and clubs. I like
the layout of the site as well.
- KitKar.com appears to be a new
site, but it seems to be headed in a good direction. There isn't much
information on there now, but I can see it growing soon.
- VW Kits is a
great site that has a very complete list of VW based kits. One of the
great things about the Sterling is it's VW platform. These are other
cars that share that feature.
- Homepage of KitCar
Illustrated magazine. Its mostly a website to get you interested in
subscribing to the magazine, but there are some articles and useful
information on the site.
- The Original
KitCar Online is a real nice site. Pretty well visited too, I
believe. Its a site built by an enthusiast, which I always appreciate.
VW Related Sites
- Kennedy Engineering makes adapter plates for all VW transmissions.
This will allow you to put just about any type of motor in to a Sterling or other VW based kit car. Anything from an import 4 cylinder
turbo engine to a big block V8 or rotory.
Aircooled.net seems to be a pretty thourough VW Bug/Bus site. I like the personal touches on the site. There are tech tips and notes from the site owners on what each part does and if its right for what you're trying to do.
Aircooled2000.com is more of just a links site, but their list of VW parts vendors is pretty big, and they also have a VW-Shop locator that seems to have a listing of every VW shop around. It worked well for my local area and a few others that I tried.
AVP Engines has VW Aircooled engines and parts.
Sean Bartniks VW repair tips is an awesome site with simple to read and undertand directions on how to do most routine repairs on VW motors and systems.
Shop Talk Forums is a strictly air-cooled VW message baord, and has some of the BEST info I have ever found on VW's.
VW Superstore has about the largest on-line catalog of parts I have been able to find. Much better than aircooled.net in my opinion.
Fibre Glast is a manufacturer of Fiberglass products who has graciously put up loads of tech info on their website under the "Info Center" section. Theres a lot uf useful information on working with
fiberglass, making molds and loads of other information on different types of fiberglassing materials.
There are not too many good mailing lists out there for kit cars. In fact, I've really only found one, and its at www.egroups.com called kitcar. If you have never been to eGroups before, you'll have to go and set up a free account, and then find the mailing list titled kitcar. There
is also another one titled kit_cars, which is not nearly as good, and in not really worth signing up for in my opinion. There are about 6 or 7 Sterling owners on the kitcar list.
Please let me know if you have any links that you think would be
of interest. I'm trying to confine the list of links to those that deal
with Sterlings or those that deal with kit cars in general. Even systems of Sterlings such as VW links or fiberglassing resources would be great. But, for example,
I'd rather not link to a site that deals with Fiero re-bodies or Cobras,
etc. Also, I find nothing more aggravating than broken links, so if you find any
here, please let me know and I'll remove or correct them. Thanks.