the first drive

I raced my Swift today at the last round of the San Francisco regions autocross.  This event was held down in Marina at marina airport.  This is one of my favorite places to run because we use a large concrete paddock to set up the courses.  The surface has a very consistent grip, and the…

the formula ford

This is a day I have been waiting for ever since I started this blog earlier this year.  Today I purchased my first open wheel race car. I purchased a 1991 Euroswift.  These cars from what I am told are basically a copy of the Swift DB1 but with side radiators and different front suspension…

The epiphany

I had an epiphany….  Or maybe I am just hitting that mid-life crisis, again. It is something that has been building for quite some time, but due to other issues I have not been able to scratch this itch.  As I have been working at getting a decent plan together for this years race season,…

Front lip install

Back in January I while getting the Evo ready for another season I finally had to address the front lower lip.  It was basically falling off the car because half of the right side mounts had been sheared off from all the past years of hitting hapless cones. A couple of years ago I replace…

AAS round one

This past weekend I race at the first round of the American Autocross series down at Marina airport.  Marina is an awesome place to race with its large concrete paddock.  The grip is consistent, the weather is predictable for the south bay, windy, sunny and cold for this time of year. AAS courses are always…