About this blog
After putting my time in over at IE maintaining the race "program" (since it really doesn't have an official name) for Jeff on his cars, It's time to do this. After multiple VARA Universities and pit time, I figured I'd spend some quality time in the seat instead of under someone else's hood. Of course I'll still work on Jeff's cars, since it's where I learn how to apply that experience to my own build. Plus it's fun, since the idea of building a competitive car on a budget to go against the seemingly bottomless pockets of many of the teams out there is very satisfying.
I'm not a seasoned blogger, so my entries will probably be scattered and out of synch, but I'll add to the entries as progress is made on each task being worked on. How long or in depth it goes remains a mystery, since at some point I'll be too busy with other projects to remember to update this. One can only hope...
So here she is, a 1969 1602. A shell that was for sale here a while back that nobody wanted. Too daunting of a task by the look of those rear fenders? Not for me, since I was already planning on doing that. The cage was mostly there, which was very exciting to see, since that is one of the most expensive parts of building a race car. I had a shell already. When this car became available, I knew the cost of having the cage built from scratch was at least 4x the cost of this shell so my plans instantly changed when this car showed up in the cars for sale section. The buyer of the shell I had previously is a member here, and hopefully he will add a blog of his own at some point of his restoration/build.
This car was purposely savaged with the intent of a full Alpina Pig Cheek kit, if there was any question of why someone would cut out fenders like this. Also the trunk floor was completely removed, making it far too costly for someone hoping to do any kind of restoration to it. So race car it is.