Okay, maybe only two videos. Not a lot to report in my off road racing world. We are still looking for a 2 seater class 10, 12, or 1600. Chassis and suspension only is okay. Shoot me an email if you know of anything.
A few weeks ago I got to test the 2012 Beetle for Roadfly. The good volks at VW have completely redesigned it: no more flower vase, no more doinky little tail lights. It’s much more butch now and tho the turbo takes a second to spool up, once it does the car is a lot of fun. The full review should be up on Roadfly in a few weeks.
Photo by Andrew Albosta. He’s kinda good.
I’ve had some good cars since I got back from Santa Cruz in August. The Mustang Boss 302, Audi A6, VW Beetle, and 2012 Jaguar XK Convertible. I’m hoping to get the new Miata soon and the 2012 Challenger, which I heard will be offered in convertible but no confirmation on that just yet. A convertible Challenger just might make me change my devotion to 2 seater RWD convertibles. Might. Speaking of RWD convertibles, the last autocross of the season was on my birthday, October 23rd. I ran in the novice class, which means I’m competing against a bunch of different cars, the only thing we have in common is that we are in our first year of competition. There were M3s, M5s, a Neon, 335i, GTI, among others…a fairly big cross section. I got a PAX time of 41.889 and first place was 37.608 in a (I’m not making this up…it’s what the results sheet says) 2011 Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Black Bat Man. I have no idea what car it actually was. But I ran with the C Stock people, which were 2 RX-8s, a 350Z, and a Miata. Compared with those guys I was 3.5 seconds out of first. At any rate, here’s video of my best run, with an actual time of 50.288.
And just for fun, I got all Roadfly on our baja bug while out at the Powder Puff. I didn’t have all the fancy Roadfly equipment, and I recruited my mom’s friend Jane to be my camera gal, but I still think it turned out pretty well. For the in-car segment, that’s my mom riding shotgun. That was her first time in the car with me and she only shrieked once!
Things for Gazelles are slowly moving forward. Michele has been working on getting us classified as a non-profit and I’ve been busy brainstorming possible sponsors. I will definitely talk to the Moroccan embassy here in DC. I’m here…I might as well use all the resources I got.