Monday, July 14, 2014

Little Trim

The rear bumper trim and floor mats in my 968 had been bugging me for over a year.

The floor mats were black. In a grey over grey car, I needed a touch of color. So I went grey with orange piping. The orange of the instrument needles being the only color to amplify. Looks classy.

The bumper trim. Oy vey. It had shrunk and pulled out of the channel and looked terrible. Loosen the hard to get at 8mm bolts in trunk. 1 hidden in tail light. Loosen 8mm bolts and two screws at bottom of bumper. Then curse and fiddle for an hour pulling and wedging the new trim in. But, a cheap way to really freshen appearance.



Friday, July 11, 2014

Press Day

Fairfield Living magazine asked a couple of racers about the lime rock fall festival.

They mostly got the quotes right.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Grilling Drums

Out of the last race at Thompson, looking at my rusty drums bugged me. So, some hi heat paint tempered on the grill was in order.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Mach Wet

Spotted in spring street in soho was this rather good driver quality Mach 1 convertible getting soaked in a torrential rain.

Pity.



Sunday, June 8, 2014

Country Drive

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Admittedly, I have spent no time editing this. But, no time to sweat the details. Or, I choose to replace the pinion seal on my race car instead of editing this video in a smarter fashion.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Rusty B

Spotted in Manhattan. Dear me, this B should not get dragged around. It might fall apart. I only hope it was a movie or theatre prop.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Veggie Power



Or, at least we hope.

Spent the last few weeks building a new garden while the 901 was in the shop getting ready for the new season with a fresh alignment and exhaust.

Hopefully we get some great veg this summer. But at least it looks appropriate even if we get shut out. And, why so big? Anyone who lives in country-ish New England knows the deer can jump rather high.

For those who care about such things, it is 6x6 main posts. 4x4 trim. Copper caps. Cedar and timber raised beds filled with garden compost from Grillo's. And a custom gate with hammered hardware.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Leaper Under the Lean To Mate?

I actually have no idea what the owner said regarding this S-type. But, my friend Chris Mosera spied it while he winds his way around Australia. Nice catch.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Steel vs. Wire

I received a set of very rusty steel wheels with my MK2 when I bought it about 3 years ago.

Sitting as they were in my basement getting rustier, I decided to do something about it.

So, I had them sand blasted and powder coated. Good thing my Dad works for a sand blaster and powder coater. I went for a semi-gloss navy blue. Which matches the leather and carpets.

Now, for all the BaT fans out there if I ever sell my car they can chuck on the steel wheels. I love BaT but they harp on one style of execution for cars too much and always opting for steel wheels over wires is a bit boring. I actually like the wires on my car. The steel wheels make a standard MK2 look dowdy. If you are going with the Coombs look, steel wheels look cool.

Any way, judge for yourself.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Race Time Zones

I've been wanting a clock for the garage.

And while at Goodwill today in Westport I found this three zone clock. A few moments on the printer and - a really cool racing clock.