Van Diemen RF98 – the build begins.

sigh.. so here I am…  I have two piles of parts.  My old FB91 swift, now with out an engine, shocks, and transmission and the RF98 that has the frame, sump, radiators, and a few other small bits…  I have a lot of stuff to get. overall the chassis isn’t in that bad a shape.…

Van Diemen RF98

Bought a new Formula Ford, a Van Diemen RF98, or most of it anyway This is the introduction to the build thread of this RF98 as a F1600 with a kent engine.

parting out my swift FB91

parting out my old swift after attempting to change the transmission. After taking a detailed look I just kept finding more damage related to the ongoing transmission issues so it’s just not practical to rebuild, and yeah… that’s the way it is. Not too happy about it, but I have another car in the works,…

A little Australian Formula Ford action.

I like the first two cars on the podium. 🙂 I have not seen too many videos from the era when my ’91 swift was built. looks like I need to research what swift was doing in Australia during this period, because it looks like the car was developed more than it was in the…

SCCA slush series round #2 – 2015

Here is my best run for the second slush series with the SCCA down in marina. Wasn’t a bad course, it drove better than it looked while walking the course. I was only 6 tenths out of first, and I am on old dead tires. So it wasn’t too bad. SCCA slush series round #2…

AAS round 14

Today was the final round of the 2015 AAS autocross series at Crows Landing. Fast course, and I had Ben Martinez driving my car for the first time. Ben’s fastest run Ben is a very fast driver and multiple time national champion, so keeping up with him is a challenge. Ben beat my best time…

AAS round 12

Ran with AAS again on Sunday. The car felt really well balanced, but I am still limited by the shocks. Today was the first time that I experienced wheel hop under braking… no bueno.. AAS round 12 was last modified: September 27th, 2015 by chrisw52AAS round 12 was last modified: September 27th, 2015 by chrisw52

AAS round 11

I ran with the American autocross series today. Always have a great time running with this group. Today’s event was down in Marina where we had perfect weather, a little fog in the morning with temps in the mid 70’s