Dienstag, 24. September 2013

Number 146

More pics

Cars running in a pack during the warm up lap. Being at the back of the field in the beginning lets you pass more Porsches in the race :-)

 Hard cornering in turn one!

Cool competition

Some images of the competition, race spec vintage cars are always cool and this Capro RS 2600 is no exeption,

A very beautifully prepared Ferrari in Italian livery.
 One of the most unusual cars on the grid is this Kellison J 5, a kit car from 1959. There are a total of 3 of these in Austria which must be a substantial part of the worldwide Kellison population.

Marcus Lipp from Prototech brought his immaculate Group 2 Alfa Romeo GTV. The transaxle Car is race prepped in accordance with the FIA rulebook, very light and well balanced. Even though it lacks some top end power, it is quicker around the course than quite a few more powerful cars.

Christian Kornherr, editor in chief of the Autorevue, Austias leading atomotive magazine, taking the hot seat in Macrus' car.

Classic "Jägermeister" livery on this Porsche, I wonder when they stopped promoting  alcohol on racecars...

Reinis 59 Corvette next to the 'Cuda in the pits, he ran hard all day as well.

A day at the races

So, here are some pics of the 'Cuda action last saturday on the Red Bull Ring.
Braking was much improved over last year, no fading and confident performance all day long. 

As always, there were many Porsches in my group, so many you get the impression they are still falling off the assembly line in Stuttgart.

 Doc Stinger from the Mopargarage brought his 1970 Super Bee along, sporting a 440 and a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission. The Bee ran flawlessly all day, chewing up front brakepads as if they were going out of style.

Flat out on the main straight.

Montag, 23. September 2013

Finished front

I finished the work on the spoiler and the brake ducts just in time to hit the racetrack. No problems stopping this year :-)

Samstag, 21. September 2013

Sneak preview

Had a great day at the Red Bull Ring, here is a small appetiser until I get a chance to go through the photos I shot...

Donnerstag, 19. September 2013

Cool it two

Aluminum duct bent and fitted to the airhole in the spoiler...

Dienstag, 17. September 2013

Cool it

In an effort to keep the brakes cool during the upcoming trackday at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, I've decided to route some air to the front hubs. I bent an aluminum bracket that attaches the 3 inch high-temp hose to the upright.

 I made some funnels out of a sheet of aluminum, they should catch the air through holes in a new chin spoiler I've had laying around for some time.
 The cutouts in the spoiler had to be opend, easy job with the right tool - impossible without it...

 Mockup of the spoiler with the cutouts.