It has been a long time since my last post. About 5 models ago. But while I was gone I bought a sweet display case. A house. In that house, with the permission of my wife, my 1/20 and 1/43 collection gets to sit out on display in some prominent locations. Let me show you.
It’s been awhile since I’d even visited Oppo; until last week. A quick warm spell in Michigan and a slew of people bringing out their classics has finally kicked the racecar thoughts. I never did get around to posting the last video from the end of the ‘15 season.
There was a big break between events and work going on that this episode took a bit longer to put together. It is definitely a different look at a race weekend as nothing went smoothly. It was a struggle from the very first session. In the end we ended up having to take a step away from the car and enjoy something…
Session 4, Qualifying Race – qualifying lap times don’t count toward lap records.
Session 3, Race 1 – I put fresh rubber on the car, but why can’t I go any faster.
Session 2, Qualifying – eh, not too shabby.
I had a little bit of an internal dilemma in whether to post this or not. I’m really proud of what I accomplished, but it feels too boastful to talk openly about it. I consider myself a modest person, so the idea of writing this out for the public makes me a bit uncomfortable.
A few months back my GFs SUV got diagnosed with a blown head gasket. It had suffered a pretty significant overheat and the shop quoted her to replace the engine. We quickly worked out a new replacement vehicle, but in the meantime she had a dead Equinox with no resale value. And let’s be honest, you don’t replace an…
For anyone in the Detroit and SE Michigan area this will be the event to go to this weekend!
Taking club racing back to its roots; sleeping in the trailer, cooking out on a little hibachi, running used tires, and generally just mucking about.
I was out last month to do some testing. Thanks to an invite from another local racer I was able to run on a Thursday afternoon during a private track rental and then again on Friday during the regularly scheduled open practice day. There was a mix of everything; sun, rain, clouds, things with fenders and things…
And it was on track Friday. If it weren’t for a leaky clutch slave and a crack in the trans casing it would still be in one piece. Next race is 17 days out so lots to do in little time. This would be much easier if I was at full health but some bug has taken over and left me feeling like crap.
Over the last two years we’ve had the idea to start a video series about club racing. Finally, we’ve gotten to the point of putting together the first episode. The goal is to document the life of a club racer who’s in the sport for the fun and excitement but desires to be more than just a field filler.
After watching the Monaco GP is painful!
A year in the making! I finally get to take my first real laps in my latest formula car.
Or at least close enough. Little details to follow when time allows, but the hard work is out of the way. This was as much an experiment as it was an attempt to recolor my car for the season. I despise old fiberglass and spider cracks. I hate repairing it even more, so I decided, with zero experience, to try and wrap…
Its been a topsy turvy learning process but I'm really starting to dig vinyl over paint. On fiberglass surfaces that like to spider crack it has a mysterious ability to make them disappear. This is my first go around with vinyl on a non flat surface and has been a headache at times, but the right vinyl and the right…
There's just 10 days left in the contest and I could really use Oppo's help. Take a moment and vote for me! With the snow melting and the temperatures rising here in Michigan I am getting crazy excited for the upcoming season. This contest has really forced me to push my comfort zone as I'm a pretty quiet and…
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