Sunday, April 28, 2013

Extra Wood = Wood Shed

Building a firewood shed with leftover siding and framing from barn project. Little g was not much help except when it came to EOD break.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Prepped and Bled. And Oiled.

Changed the oil in the MK2 yesterday. Quite fussy those old canister filters. More fussy was getting new canister seal in situ. But all is good now with fresh VR1.

On the Triumph. Bled the brakes and installed the transponder. As well as fitting belts and seat back brace. The grey and green scheme is nice and subdued.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Reflecting on Livery

The livery application going well except large hood one. Buggered that. But this door looks straight outta the 60s.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Man in the Grey Benz.

Just the perfect SoHo street car. 280. Well done.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Livery Love (Hate)

Here is a pic from about 8 years ago of the Spitfire racing.

Notice the striped livery. Seriously. Ugh. Almost kept me from purchasing.

Because unlike any other racing, the aesthetics of the car matter in vintage. It is as much paddock eye candy as it is on track tool. You've got to look the part - or at least I do.

The only reason I could see coming up with this scheme is that a significant other. Maybe a spouse, was always lamenting how difficult it was to find the car on track. Or, they are the old owner's prep school colors.

I also personally really associate BRG and Yellow with Lotus. So, on another marque, it rings hollow to my ears.

So, this coming weekend I hope to debut some new livery shots. New seat. New rondels.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Green Back

I love the safety of a full aluminum seat. But dislike the NASCAR vibe the polished aluminum exposed back gives off.

So, $11 in supplies and we have a much less blingy seat back. Acid etch primer. Followed by Hunter Green, the closest I could get to the Spit's BRG.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Details at NY Auto Show

Overall I give the show a yawn. Cold. Uninspiring. A few smiles were raised. But $30k does not buy much new excitement these days.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Drizzled 911

Love seeing classics out in the rain.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Seat Time

The older I get, the safer I want to be. Or at least seem. So upgrading the Spitfires old, tube frame seat to a full aluminum Kirkey. And besides safer, it is more snug which helps connect the ol butt dyno to the track.

Now, if I could only get the little guy to install it.

Concour Judge in Training

Graham checking to see if correct white walls installed on a Kissel.

The Garage

This was a 5 month project. Note- barns ordered online are much bigger in real life.

Good riddance.

Let us be done with snow. The poor 968 just received its summer slippers so if we do get more, I'll be barn-bound.

Goodbye 901

The 901 went back to Colorado the other to roam free with many other SPEC racers. Adieu. You taught me much.

Vintage Racing Project

1967 Group 3 Spitfire. Much more to come on this.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Bar. Update.

There is one thing every aspiring writer requires.

A well-stocked bar.


I went for a New Orleans Bordello look. You might want to go for something a bit more sedate.


I rise, like Brett Favre, from the bench and return to my original blog.

Yes, Yes, all you followers. You mighty few. I will again regale you with stories of how to waste money on cars. How to improve your automotive fashion. And I just might expand a bit into the 'Fairfield County Lifestyle' arena. Just to poke fun at it.

Quick recap. Moved back East. Built a car barn. Restoring a barn-house. Oh, and bought a vintage race car after selling the 944 SPEC.

Attached find romantic image of barn under construction.