FF damage inspected

I got a call from Porter racing.  Looks like the car had an accident at some point and the initial repairs were a hack.  The impact from the accident killed the clutch slave cylinder and it was dented, that is why it was leaking.  The original attempts to repair the transmission included re-welding the top…

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,…

Mercedes: F-Duct Front Wing operated by the Rear Wing DRS

Scarabsf1 blog is a really good blog about the technical developments in Formula 1.  His depth and detail into the technical aspects of the new designs coming out from all the teams is impressive. This is the latest development from Mercedes.  They have figured out how to stall the front wings by using the rear…

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…

Boondoggle video

I got some video of my last run uploaded.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get my other 3 runs due to some operator errors on my part.   In this video I am launching using the cars launch control.  Its fun to use sometimes when you have the room. This run was sloppy on my part.  I…

Autocross isn’t real racing

sigh..    you hear that far too much when you try to talk about this sport.  I’ll be the first to admit that it really isn’t much in the way of motorsports, but the competition is fierce.  People often assume that you need high speeds to get that “sweaty palm” sensation when racing.  What I…

Hello world!

Hi! Welcome to conedodgers, a blog about auto-crossing.  Auto-crossing is a time trial.  these events are held at any large area, parking lots, paddocks, etc, and are open to the general public to view and participate if you desire. I have been in the sport for 10 of the past 12 years and this year…