Work on the goon has slowed down a little bit the past month, I’ve been working alot and also got a new toy, a ’07 Husky 610 SM. My Lil’ Red Wagon chassis is now done, it will get pressure washed this weekend, and the chassis/engine compartment/interior painting will finally begin.
Archives for March 2010
My wife’s business found a killer deal on cheap tickets to the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sears Pt. Infineon Raceway this August. Yes, this is an unabashed promo for my wife, but she deserves it for finding this deal (and for putting up with my car habit).
One of the SF Bay Area’s great track day clubs, Your Private Track Day, is offering a special Laguna Seca Raceway 1/2 day deal for advanced drivers and racers on March 25, 2010. Go to www.YourPrivateTrackDay.com for further details. Hurry, groups fill up fast!
Advanced Drivers Only
3:40-4:30 Non Stop
Along with some members of the Nob Hill Auto Club, I toured the Canepa Designs restoration shop/showroom/museum today in Scotts Valley, CA. There is some truely world class design and restoration work going on there. Bruce Canepa was a wonderful host and gave us a personal tour of the workshop, detailing the reconstruction of several cars scattered about the cavernous facility. The facility houses the ’87 Earnhardt Championship car, the ’70 and ’71 Penske/Donahue Javelins, Duesenberg chassis #1 (!!!!), Indy roadsters, Pikes Peak cars, Can-Am cars, Hi-boy hotrods with Gurney Eagle motors, and on and on. Free of charge and worth the visit.
Today I welded on four 1/4 turn tabs and riveted on the four corresponding latches to hold on the fiberglass rear hatch. The bottom is held in place with a couple of external tabs. The idea was to make the process of putting the hatch on a one person job: drop it in place with the tabs and then secure the dzus pins.
The four wheeled circus that is “24 Hours of LeMons” is invading the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend at Infineon/Sonoma County/Sears Pt. Raceway. It is truely an event to see at least once, kind of like Mardi Gras at a racetrack. To make it worth the fans’ time, they even get to pick which race car gets to be crushed, yes, crushed. See an example here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4tuap8DVRQ