By naterisch
08/08/2016
I have had my ’73 3.0CSi (WARP9) for 30 years. Originally Polaris with a Navy velour interior, it went through its big adolescent growth spurt in my first 2½ years of ownership, during which I bought a new nose and fenders, had them grafted on, drove the car in primer for a while, then had it striped to bare metal and repainted Signal Red.
By naterisch
08/01/2016
Blood, sweat, and tears—oh, and beer. That’s what I think it takes to organize our home’s garage. Not that I would know, because since we moved in four years ago, career, kids, and travel have put a damper on such large-scale projects.
By naterisch
08/01/2016
The Facebook message I received in late May was interesting. It took me a while to see it, because messages from non-friends get put into an “other” folder which you have to remember to check. I do try and check it, because, well, if I don’t, I miss gems like this. The message, which I quote verbatim, as it is unbelievably sweet, said this:
By naterisch
07/24/2016
One of the great aspects of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge is that it is multi-class racing; you have the Grand Sport (GS) class and the Street Tuner (ST) class. And in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, you have Prototype (P), Prototype Challenge (PC), GT Le Mans (GTLM), and GT Daytona (GTD).
By naterisch
07/24/2016
Last week I described how, after walking myself up the welding-equipment ladder and deciding that in order to fix the broken driver’s-side engine mount on Kugel, my ’72 2002tii, I needed to buy not only a welder but a a MillerMatic 211 MIG welder, I walked myself right back down when I calculated that by the time I bought the welder, the auto-darkening mask, the gas bottle, and the cart, I’d be laying out about $1,500—and that didn’t factor in the learning curve.

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