Monday, February 22, 2010

Pretty sweet Trans-Am racer.

Leighton Reese and I built this car completely from scratch. The chassis is made from round, and square tubing for added rigidity. There were some rules, that allowed for a lighter car, and we built this car specifically for them. Four speed, 5-bolt wheels, over slung front clip, quick-change rear-end. It was powered by a 302 Chevyrolet making about 610Hp, we raced it in the SCCA Trans-Am series.

The quick-change alone was pretty trick, we flipped it around, and ran the driveshaft thru, what was the back cover, via a custom driveshaft
. It took about an hour to change the gears, but that was still quick by comparison.

The body was a stock ASA oval track body when we started. We sectioned 4 inches out of the doors, and roof. Molded, and built our own front fenders, and hood. The decklid, hood, roof, and fenders we re-popped in carbon fiber.

It was a pretty awesome car at the time, and very competitive, especially on a per dollar basis, compared to our competition.

It was an awesome expierance, and extremly educational.

..more old school.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hootis in the old school race shop...

....with my buddy Racer Brown. The good ole days.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

My trip this summer...

...somewere in Labrador Canada. 600 miles from nowhere, a lot of gravel, and all alone.

Making good progress now on the CB750.

Also putting a lot of thought into how the cl450 should look when its done.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New job...

The springer is alomost done. Hopefully Friday, I'll post some pics and an update this weekend.
Been kind of busy lately with starting a new job. :)