Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Corsa Moto Classica pt.2

It was seriously all sorts of rad.  Makes the 100mph winds and getting sick well worth it... Except for the part of missing a friends birthday party, missing the ride-in at Alex's bar in LBC and the missing the Long beach cycle swap.  Heres more pictures of Saturday.  

Landlord Jim's?? R.I.P.  The goodtimes in San Diego.  Apparently, the owner of this bike owned the bar too.  

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

All things race

Willow Springs Raceway was the place to be this weekend.   Flat track at the oval,  Drifting at Horse-thief mile, Superbike school at Streets and of course,  AHRMA races at Big Willow.   Despite the high winds, it was damn good racing.  Got to see rare pieces of machinery on the track and the traditional Le mans run start of the CB160 class.  

more pictures to come

Thursday, April 23, 2009

This weekend

Can't wait!  Love the spring time... Always the start of race season.  Corsa Moto Classica, probably the best place to see actual vintage racing (In southern California).  Also, can't forget the swap meet!  So go support the things you like... or it wont be there when you want it.

Then trek on over to Alex's Bar in LBC for this.  Free entry with a Corsa Moto Classica wrist band.
The things that fuel me to work on my own projects... I need to start riding again

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Missed the Grand Prix on Sunday...  But got to check out the Venice Vintage MC show. It was pretty rad that Stronghold Jeans hosted the event.  Really nice store and a ton of history.  Origins from 1895 making it one of the oldest denim companies. 

This coming weekend... Corsa Moto Classica!  Vintage motorcycle races at Willow Springs Raceway!

Monday, April 20, 2009


I'm sure anyone on 4th street in downtown long beach has seen this place.   Everytime I pass it I say to myself "I have to eat there".  I just love it for the font they used.  Looks as if they wanted it to look like "ice cream" was melting. It looks more of a horror font to me.  Ask me why it amuses me... I dont know. 
After a scorching day at the Long Beach Grand Prix, Michelle suggest we get ice cream there.  So bummed as we pull up and see a sign saying space available!  

Sunday, April 19, 2009


And working around them. Here is the NNI racing STi we're working on at Designcraft fabrication. All wheel drives sometimes have a tendency to understeer.  Sometimes alignment and tire choice/pressure will do...  But in this case(Especially with the massive Prodrive WRC wing) it didn't.   Time attack rules allows a maximum of 5 inches from the furthest point of the bumper. Looks like a lot more here  but we just tucked the lower bumper in.   So far, it seems to be working.   This is the prototype made of hand formed aluminum.   Future plans call for a "dry" carbon version using this one as a plug.  

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Friday, April 17, 2009

F1 Shanghai

Formula 1 round 3 in Shanghai this weekend!  Will Brawn GP and Jenson Button win again??  After practice #2 he has the fastest lap... We'll seeee

Not quite as fast, The 5&A DIME / F.I.S.M/Curb Crushers Evo 10...  Also on the same F1 track in Shanghai.  Still can't believe we drove on that track. Thank you Gumball 3000!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Good helmets and Good ads

Widdling wood

Since i can remember, both of my parents have been amazing at building things.  House extensions, furniture, etc... Whatever it was, they had it covered.  Luckily as a kid, they got me Legos  to possibly carry on some technique.  
In the 8th grade i had Wood shop/Industrial arts.  It was the first time using industrial size machines.  I loved it.  Our main project was to build Co2 cartridge race cars.  They were made of wood with a hole in the back for the cartridge.  Probably the best school projects ever... Especially since we raced them at the end of the year.  
Using the skills learned from life, here is the buck/template for the seat/tail section I'm building.  It'll probably be made of .063" and .090"  3003 Aluminum.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


The gas tank is getting closer to being done... A LOT more finishing work needed.  

Almost time to start the seat!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Bugs Bunny

Moto GP round 1 this weekend!  Team LCR Honda make things interesting with their title sponsor being Playboy Italy.  

... Just as rad.  Kamen rider! 

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Die another day

With race season beginning we've been super busy... Hence the lack of updates.  Although work has been insane,  I got a chance to run my car at Willow Springs Raceway (Thanks to the Sakiokas!).  The trusty  S14  made it through another grueling day at the track.  Didn't get to shoot any "on track" pictures since I was on the track.  Alan, Jeremy and I had a long awaited jam session we've been talking about forever. Hopefully more to come!
On another note we got 2nd with the Cwest/BC racing/Designcraft S2000 in the unlimited class at the redline time attack.