Put up no trespassing signs. Dig a 15 ft deep trench around the entrance. Hang barbed wire. Wrap razor wire. Remove the railroad beams. Do whatever you like, but as long as the frame remains, I will never stop going to Vance Creek Bridge. Let me tell you why.
That feeling when you’re two days deep in the mountains, and your coolant starts to boil because you’ve been hooning at redline for hours and hours at high elevations. The whole story and lots of pictures below. Also, offroad ferrari!
One friend has a ‘93 RX-7 with 180,000 miles and the other friend has an ‘04 Mazda6 with 381,000 miles. She drives an average of over 30,000 miles a year. Not easy driving, either. And I have a ‘16 Mazda6 with...16,000 miles.
My cup and my phone both zoom zoom now.
Rollbar pics below. I’ll try to keep it minimal... But I am absolutely in love with this bar.
I like these. You get the steelie look without the miserable performance of real 20+ pound steelies. 15x7 +25 at 10.5 pounds means they’re at the front of the pack, with 6ul’s, Advanti S1 Storm’s, Volk Te37's and Rpf1's. Cheaper than the Volks (slightly) and more than the cast wheels obviously. Thoughts?
I finally got a chance to put the new tires and differential to proper use last weekend at the KC Region SCCA’s first autocross event, and things went well. Very well.
Just ordered a matching fixed back bride seat for the Miata, but I accidentally checked the “in store pickup” option. The store is three states away. Ugh. Will have to give them a call tomorrow, don’t shop online when you’re exhausted! Some gorgeous S2k seats for your time
Haven’t noticed any extra chassis stiffness yet, but I definitely feel safer. And there’s plenty of headroom, seems funny now that I was worried about being seated low enough... The bar ends are wrapped too so you don’t damage the mounting points. All-around a pretty great design. Haven’t tried closing the soft top…
With the 12 hours of Sebring coming up this weekend, here are some photos I took at the 58th running.
DID YOU KNOW IT’S GOT A ROTARY ENGINE
Blackbird Fabworx rollbar in pearl gunmetal grey, well designed seat rails from Garage Star, an oil drain valve (it was cheap enough to qualify for an impulse buy) and.... New soft top! Pics and info after the jump.
A ‘00 Mazda Protege with only 8890 miles on it for 6000$? Who the hell (didn’t) drive this thing? Every Protege on CL around here has six-digit mileage. If I remember correctly, then buying an old car with so few miles means it either sat for a long time or made many short distance trips so the engine may have never…
In other words, standard autocross preparation. These are the last few things needed to properly STR-ify my NC Miata, so the rest will just be up to the nut behind the wheel. Here’s hoping the 245s don’t rub too much.
Turns 10a and 10b at Road Atlanta through a 400mm lens.
Decided to cut some more out of the roof because it was not blending well at the corners. Then I mocked up more templates: