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Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Williams Mar 12, 2009. 2 Replies

 

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Robert Metcalf commented on Roger Williams's blog post ruffling feathers
"Roger, I do not run in Group 2 and I'll admit that I do not know a lot about Vintage Sprites. I sat in on the BOD meeting a year or so back when they spent 10 minutes discussing the need for and style of inner door panels for these cars. I was…"
Mar 8, 2010
Roger Williams posted a blog post

curious day at the track

Last weekend I attended a race at TWS. I arrived with some concern. As a result of my previous blogs One of which found it's way to print. I had heard from others that some folks in the club were unhappy with my blogs. When I arrived I found a number of friends who were very supportive of what I had posted. I did find a few who would not talk to or look at me. While I was standing around a sprite I once owned, a guy who is a sprite racer and builder from way back looked closely at the sprite…See More
Mar 1, 2010
Roger Williams posted a blog post

ruffling feathers

Seems as though one of my previous blogs found it's way into print and ruffled some feathers in the vintage group that I am a member of. I have just received some copies of e-mails sent to other members who have then sent them to others who then sent them to others and so on and so on till they found their way to me. Some of the things noted in the e-mails were interesting. Basically I have been called a liar or worse. I did not mention any names in my blog. I did not accuse any one person of…See More
Feb 15, 2010
Robert Metcalf commented on Roger Williams's blog post how to kill a vintage racing club
"Hi Fred, I agree with you about the relative competition potential of original cars vs. those produced now with updated parts. I have no personal knowledge of what Bill is building at the moment. I would hope his cars are as authentic as the…"
Jan 18, 2010
Roger Williams commented on Roger Williams's blog post how to kill a vintage racing club
"Please note in regards to "recreation" cars. I bet that most of the cars that are"original" prepped cars in CVAR have many new technology parts on them. My area of expertise is FP . Most of the front runner Sprites/Midgets in FP…"
Jan 18, 2010
Fred Yeakel commented on Roger Williams's blog post how to kill a vintage racing club
"Robert, The problem with "Continuation" "Recreation" cars manufactured today of cars originally manufactured in the sixties is that they LOOK like the original but they have been updated with modern technology. Drum brakes…"
Jan 18, 2010
Robert Metcalf commented on Roger Williams's blog post Just when does a racecar become vintage anyway?
"Hi Roger, In my opinion, vintage racing exists to allow people to preserve history and enjoy racing cars as they were run in the days of their glory. The question which always seems to arise is, when do you want history to start? Five years ago?…"
Jan 12, 2010
Roger Williams commented on Brian Goldman's group VAST (Vintage Auto Sports of Texas)
"Does this include sport racers?"
Dec 18, 2009

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curious day at the track

Posted on March 1, 2010 at 10:33pm 0 Comments

Last weekend I attended a race at TWS. I arrived with some concern. As a result of my previous blogs One of which found it's way to print. I had heard from others that some folks in the club were unhappy with my blogs. When I arrived I found a number of friends who were very supportive of what I had posted. I did find a few who would not talk to or look at me.

While I was standing around a sprite I once owned, a guy who is a sprite racer and builder from way back looked closely at the… Continue

ruffling feathers

Posted on February 15, 2010 at 7:51pm 1 Comment

Seems as though one of my previous blogs found it's way into print and ruffled some feathers in the vintage group that I am a member of. I have just received some copies of e-mails sent to other members who have then sent them to others who then sent them to others and so on and so on till they found their way to me. Some of the things noted in the e-mails were interesting. Basically I have been called a liar or worse.

I did not mention any names in my blog. I did not accuse any one person… Continue

Just when does a racecar become vintage anyway?

Posted on December 23, 2009 at 4:20pm 1 Comment

The question has come up asking when is a racecar considered vintage anyway? I am looking for what other folks think in this regard. A friend from the San Antonio area said it becomes vintage when it stops being competitive in whatever venue it races. That is a very interesting view. It has a lot of merit. I bet there are a lot of dust covered cars parked in storage of one sort or another that are very close to being scrapped. A car like that might get to the point of not having a good supply… Continue

How to crash a vintage car and make people not notice

Posted on December 17, 2009 at 3:52pm 1 Comment

Have you even heard of the blame rule that says" no one is looking at you as long as you are pointing at someone else." ? Sometimes when a driver, and I use that term loosely, runs out of talent, he or she will not want to admit that lack of talent was involved. Lot's of things tend to pop up in the blame department. " I had the sun in my eyes, I have new tires, I have old tires, The mechanic reset the shocks, It was the other guy who did something, cut me off," etc. etc. feel in the blank. I… Continue

a new club for vintage racing with a twist

Posted on December 10, 2009 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Funny how when I wrote the last series of blogs I heard from a number of racers that were in fact looking for a place to race their pre 1990 cars. As a result they are talking about getting together and taking a serious look at insurance, and cost of doing a racing club that falls somewhere between strict vintage and an SCCA type deal. The discussion has moved to a what if and where stage. I am just listening to what is happening. I was not aware that there were this many guys are out there in… Continue

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At 10:06pm on November 17, 2008, Garey Guzman said…
Roger,
I just saw the comment you left back in June. I haven't visited this site much but I'll try to give you a call this week.

Garey Guzman
At 5:02pm on June 3, 2008, Garey Guzman said…
Roger,
I just joined this site and saw your post. I have two Bugeyes but would like to put a 1275 in one to replace 948. The #1 piston came apart or I'd be driving it today! Might be interested in other stuff too, let me know!
gareyg "at" bellsouth dot net
At 10:29am on November 21, 2007, Jeff Norris said…
Roger, please contact me about your 1275 blocks and parts. I currently have three 1275 based race cars that we can always use a spare block, crank or head for. Also if you have any race suspension parts like axles, disk brake kits ect.
Jeff Norris
At 11:08am on November 18, 2007, Stephen Page said…
Welcome Roger
Great picture :-))
All the best - Stephen
 
 
 

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