This weekend is VARA’s British Extravaganza at Buttonwillow Raceway. I’m sorry I won’t be attending, either as a competitior or as a crewmember. It’s always a great event that includes special Challenge Races, a British Car Show, period dress-ups, and a bar-b-que. I’m getting a few little things done on the Race Wagon this week: mounting [...]
Today was the pre-launch day for the 2010 California Mille Rally. It is held out front of the Fairmont Hotel, one of San Francisco’s iconic Nob Hill landmarks. The 4 day, 1000 mile event for the rich and famous graciously invites the unwashed masses to view their lovely cars before they head out for a [...]
This weekend HMSA was racing at Laguna Seca Mazda Raceway. The quality of the cars at HMSA events is always spectacular, the racing is always great, and hanging out with buddies in the pits is always the best. Here are a couple of pics from Saturday.
Check out this article from Laughing Squid dot com. Taking on the pros with a $500 car, this guy really knows how to race on the cheap… http://laughingsquid.com/diy-racer-bill-caswell-enters-a-500-craigslist-car-in-a-world-championship-rally/
We ordered a couple of fiberglass hoods in “race weight” down at The Moore Speed Co. They came in at under 10 lbs, but we found them to be a little too flexible at speed. So today I added a little rigidity using a balsa wood dowel and some additional fiberglass across the back of [...]
When I started this project last year, I was thinking 6 months and $10K would do it. Well the reality is I’m gonna be in the ballpark of doubling those estimates by the time I’m done. I’ve been working on cars and motorcycles for 30 years, and felt like I knew what I was doing, but this [...]
The rains finally went away, giving me a chance to give the wagon a good scrubbing. Living by the coast is great, but it leaves a lot of sand and salt on your cars. I also had to get all the fabrication grime off before starting the paint process, so I rented a 2000 psi [...]