1977 Volkswagen Rabbit Track Day Car For Sale SOLD!

It is time to part with our faithful ‘77 Rabbit that has served as a great entry into amateur motorsports over the last 7+ years. We’ve done numerous track days at Portland International Raceway (where the Indy cars used to race), autocrosses, and several runs at the Larison Rock Hillclimb. Unfortunately the car has been … Continue reading “1977 Volkswagen Rabbit Track Day Car For Sale SOLD!”

Paul and I Return to PIR After a 2 Year Hiatus

After our second session, the ear-to-ear grin that was covering my face reminded me how much fun track days are. I can’t believe I found excuses for the last 2 years not to go for one reason or another. But I know now that I have to make this happen more often! In addition to … Continue reading “Paul and I Return to PIR After a 2 Year Hiatus”

Our Track Rabbit in Grassroots Motorsports!!

The November issue of Grassroots Motorsports has our Track Rabbit image included with their article on Northwest Hillclimbs! Check out the ’77 Panama Brown Rabbit at the Larison Rock Hillclimb on page 151: Our first national press, WOOT WOOT! My time wasn’t that impressive and I was bested by my buddy Ed; and it was … Continue reading “Our Track Rabbit in Grassroots Motorsports!!”

EESCC Auto-x April 07: Dusting off the Track Rabbit

I met up with Ed and Paul for the Emerald Empire Sports Car Club Autocross on Sunday. What a fantastic day! No rain and an afternoon of mid 60’s and sunshine — who could ask for more?! This was Ed and Paul’s first time autocrossing, and only my 3rd time. No matter though as the … Continue reading “EESCC Auto-x April 07: Dusting off the Track Rabbit”

2010 Year In Review Post (aka Why Has This Blog Been Damn Near Silent?!)

If there are any subscribers left on this site, I sincerely apologize! To summarize this year in a few words is to say I was far too busy. I burned out completely at least 3 times and the last thing on my mind was blogging. Routine 60 hour work weeks have been rewarding but truly … Continue reading “2010 Year In Review Post (aka Why Has This Blog Been Damn Near Silent?!)”

Good Looking Datsun 1200 Race Car For Sale on the Cheap

Paul and I are going to prep the Rabbit for sale soon. It’s been a fantastic introduction to track days, auto-x, and hillclimbs, but it’s time to move on to new endeavors. That said, if I was going to be looking to get back in, I’d be looking for a used race car that was … Continue reading “Good Looking Datsun 1200 Race Car For Sale on the Cheap”

Larison Rock 2009: Day 1 Report

Long story short, it has been my day. I tied my fastest time up the hill today — although Paul is right behind me with his best time ever at the ‘rock and is only 6 tenths behind me with a matching 2:13! But best of all, I just won the 50-50 raffle drawing for … Continue reading “Larison Rock 2009: Day 1 Report”

2008 EESCC Larison Rock Hillclimb: Two New Personal Bests!

I had a fantastic time again this year at the EESCC Larison Rock Hillclimb. This group has to be one of the friendliest in amateur motorsports. I feel so lucky to be able to participate in such a great hillclimb each year, less than 2 hours away, in a really scenic part of Oregon! This … Continue reading “2008 EESCC Larison Rock Hillclimb: Two New Personal Bests!”

Portland BMW Club Track Day Recap

Only one word needs to be used to describe this event: Wet. Perhaps even a better word to summarize the day would be Slippery… Paul and I were back to PIR only 6 days after our last appearance and things were going pretty smooth Friday night as we checked into our Motel 6 that was … Continue reading “Portland BMW Club Track Day Recap”