Another catch-up post, this time on changes made to Ginger so far this year. Unlike 2009, where everything was about more — more power, more grip, more braking, just MOOOAAARRRR — 2010 is about less — less fatigue, less risk, less over-heating on track, less wear and tear.
Man have I ever been slacking when it comes to this site, but I’m back and the 2010 driving season is well underway, so here’s the scoop to date…
The first outing of the season was St. LAC’s traditional test and tune on April 18th. A few of us convoyed down to the Picton airfield [...]
Couldn’t have asked for a better afternoon! Sunny, eight or nine degress C, and not a lot of on traffic. Ginger made it clear she would have preferred 94 octane fuel, but she still managed to hit 177kph on the back straight. For my part, I think I drove the best I’ve ever driven, taking [...]
Back on the 18th, I spent a couple of hours on Shannonville‘s “Long Track” layout (much more fun than the Fabi lay-out). I’m happy to report that the Big Enchilada sure made a difference in horsepower. Back in June, pre-mods, Ginger topped-out at 145kph on the long back straight. This time around, she [...]
The cooler weather has revealed the cost that accompanies the simplicity of the manual boost control — it starts to peak much higher than desired. So, for $50, I purchased the Ingersoll-Rand boost control solenoid sold for Hydra by Flyin’ Miata.
As expected, install is easy as pie, but set-up is pain, although its all [...]
Where do I begin? First off, I guess I have to say that the autox crowd is full of incredibly helpful folks. Everyone is willing to lend a tool, a hand, or a safe place to park. Some, will even offer a trailer or a tow to a comrade in need.
And was I ever [...]