You had me at “floor jack ratchet strapped to the floor of the trunk.” Yes, I’ll admit that I’ve owned cars that need a floor jack in the trunk. It isn’t that those cars are unreliable, but that you might need to replace a pitman arm on the side of the road. Also, your passengers […]
Somebody dumped a load of money into this next car. It takes some serious dough to get 317 wheel-horsepower out of a Honda Fit…and it’s got a bunch of modifications for track days (I’m not familiar with any racing league where this could be raced wheel-to-wheel with other cars and be competitive). However, the asking […]
The highlight of the annual Toyota Grand Prix in Long Beach was an annual Pro/Celebrity race in Toyota street cars that was first run in 1977. The race has always had lots of carnage and is typically more fun to watch than the Indy/IRL/ChampCar parade of high-powered wing-equipped spec-chassis ‘race-cars’ held later in the day. […]
In 2008 Pontiac released a special version that Pontiac called the T2 Championship Edition to commemorate their 2007 podium sweep in the T2 class in SCCA club racing. Total production of the T2 GXP is under 100 cars (some say 88, others 90), but it was only available for 2008, all were yellow with light grey stripping on hood and on trunk, T2 stripe/badge on sides of hood, and had T2 SCCA Champion stitching on the two-tone seats to replace the standard GXP script. If you are one of those straw hat wearing SCCA cone chasers, this is the car for you! Find this 2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP T2 SCCA Edition offered for $12,995 in Dallas, TX via craigslist. Tip from Brad.
I love the simplicity of this next car…errr..vehicle. It looks like a barebones version of a Skip Barber racecar…which is the automotive equivalent of saying something is a discount Dollar Store or a wet lake. This is a set of 4 wheels, an engine, transaxle, and a steering wheel. All it needs is a driver and you will learn to drive if you put this on a race track. Or die. Learn or die. Find this 1973 Caldwell FV racecar offered for $5000 in Lincoln, NE via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The Toyota Grand Prix in Long Beach was an annual Pro/Celebrity race in Toyota street cars that was first run in 1977 and finished when Toyota pulled their HQ out of SoCal in 2018. The race has always had lots of carnage and is typically more fun to watch than the Indy/IRL/ChampCar parade of high-powered […]
This next car is something of an oddity. I love the concept of a malaise era cruiser turned into a high speed road racer or Silver State Classic runner…but I’m not sure if I’d have removed all of that rich Corinthian leather. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy that whatever anemic smog restricted V8 is […]
I like racing, and tried to watch a Formula 1 race the other day, but fell asleep once the first turn was sorted out. There is something called NASCAR that some folks enjoy, but my own personal preference is for vintage racing, which is really great because you can buy the cars and race them […]
The Silver State Classic Challenge is a nutty twice-a-year event where roads are closed and people drive highly modified vehicles at highly modified speeds. The event website says anyone can race, all you need is a car that can average 95mph or greater…but the truth is that you’ll want something that can go at least […]
Building and campaigning a race car is an expensive hobby and the amount of time/money you need to spend for a few 20 minute sprint races is…well…pretty nuts. Imagine, however, that you could dual purpose your racer — drive it at the track AND to work on Friday. I wonder how hard it would be […]