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October 3rd, 2010:
Camaro back in storage, theater progress, end of the race season, old racecar sold.

Today I finished preparing my Camaro for storage. After a thorough cleaning and hooking up the battery tender, it’s back under its cover: safe and sound. It served me well on my 50-mile-each-way commute to work… though we had a bit of a scare last week in the rain. Sideways changing lanes in traffic is a good way to make sure you’re awake in the morning. With new shoes, fresh oil, an alignment, and much needed O2 sensor replacement, my Subaru is back on daily driver duties. After sinking a fat wad of cash into the latest repairs, Gina and I agreed that it will be a good winter car even after I finally get a new daily driver.

Gina and I spent many hours cleaning and repainting the theater seat hardware. They’ve been sitting in our basement and guest room for 4 years and they needed a good scrubbing, stripping and paint. I’m happy with how well they turned out. We’ve planned out the last details of our basement finishing and theater project. After doing some research, we’ve selected and are scheduling our ceiling, trim carpentry, and carpet. If all goes well, we’re on track for the theater to be complete by the end of the year.

Although I hoped to squeeze 5 race weekends into this year, a long an expensive first race weekend combined with a number of upgrades and repairs to my Spec Racer Ford eliminated a fifth race due to budget constraints. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot this year. With a little more prep on the car and some more seat time next year, I’m hoping to offer a little more competition in the spring.

Lastly, Gina and I delivered my first race car (an ITA/Spec Neon) to it’s new owner. Though I set the price exceptionally low to sell it quickly, we were surprised by the quantity and speed of responses from the members of Waterford Hills. It sold in a week to an excited new driver with some quarter midget experience. It should do well as I’ve invested a lot of time and money in the ole’ girl since I purchased it in 2003. Hopefully, he’ll seek out the expertise of Chris Childs at Angry Sheep Motorsports. He certainly knows how to get the most out of the platform as well as just about anything else with 4 wheels and a rollcage.

One response to “Camaro back in storage, theater progress, end of the race season, old racecar sold.”

  1. Your camaro is positively tickled you finally drove it regularly.

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