View Full Version : ROLL CALL .......Who Races What ?

03-13-2006, 05:28 PM
Auto-X..............1961 ELVA Courier (North Hills Sport Car Club & BeaveRun)

SCCA ITB...........1979 FORD Pinto (BeaveRun, Nelson Ledges & Watkins Glenn)

03-13-2006, 05:43 PM
Auto-X....... 1967 Lotus Elan, mebbe the MGB in near future.

Auto-X'd in the early '70's the MGB and Elan (Does that count?).

Crew'd....... Formula-A SCCA effort, back in the mid to late '70's: "Chief Tech 'n Bottle Washer" position. Car was a "recycled De Tomato" with a 350 CID four-bolt Chevy, T-J injection, Zed-F transaxle; mostly a hand built one-off.

03-13-2006, 06:07 PM
'62 Sprite, H Production road racing. Super trick 948.
'72 Fiat 850 Spyder, with an "Abarthed" 1300 in it, for Vintage.
Maybe a Bugeye in H if I feel like it.

03-13-2006, 06:39 PM
- grassroots motorsports in Fiats, Lotii, during the 70's, 80's
- road course racing in Formula Fords late 80's, 90's.
- crew chief, mechanic, for F-1600 team
- restoring the SuperB, aptly named in 1964 by the fans, because it was an MGB with a supercharger (in progress)
- still crew for vintage racers
- still help out younger lads with F1600, F2000 and Lotii
- get the car out to the tracks, too long restoring this, and likely at the end of the season drop this on for a blast.
sorry ... no time to polish this yet


03-13-2006, 07:17 PM

03-13-2006, 07:28 PM


1963 TR4 Surrey


1950's Gemini

tony barnhill
03-13-2006, 07:51 PM
Just now building an MGB GT


03-13-2006, 09:37 PM
GP Firespitter
GT3 Scirroco
GT1 Mustang (and Kelly Girl Challenge)
I still have the Mustang and it should see the track again as soon as I can get a loan for tires.

Vintage: From Aston-Martin LM20 to BMWCSL

Alan T

Next race is the 'Mitty' driving #24 TR4.

03-13-2006, 10:19 PM
Presently, a 1500 '78 Spridget in EMRA sprints and enduros. I ran 13 days of racing in '05. Last event was a 4-hour at Summit Point last October. I'll be back at Summit in 6 weeks.
Also raced SCCA and EMRA Mitsubishi Colt (ITC) and 1275 Sprite (FP).

Autocrossed Box-Sprite, Bugeye, Corvair, VW (rolled), Golf-GTI, TR-3, Miata and homebuilt Formula Vee.

Ran a few SCCA Pro-Rallys in Datsun 510 (never again!).

Ran off-road motorcycle enduro for almost 10 years...fun, but too many broken parts (on me, not the bike).

I have raced at Bridghampton, Lime Rock, Watkins Glen, Pocono (all 3 road course layouts), Summit Point, Shenandoah (the new circuit at Summit Point), BeaveRun, Shannonville (Ontario), The Hershey Hillclimb, and the Vanderbilt Vintage. I have also ridden shotgun in a pace car at Daytona.

Some dreadful old race pictures of me here:

Also, some of the student-assisted racing projects I was involved with here:

03-13-2006, 11:00 PM
A pic from Daytona.

03-13-2006, 11:25 PM
Nial,cool pictures!
I might run the '67 Cortina GT 1500 in AutoX/Hillclimb,
unless I find a Ford Fiesta.
Ran AutoX '73 - up,off & on.
Hillclimbed '74 - up.
Scca Showroom Stock C - 1980-'82 - Ford Fiesta "S"-
- Portland,Oregon,Sears Point,Seattle International-
- also entered as a GT5 (it gets weirder the farther North you get!).

- Doug

03-15-2006, 10:22 AM
Currently, this, but it's green now;

Soon to be this!

Of course it's all for the GRM $2006 Challenge!

03-15-2006, 10:34 AM
This is the TR4 that I will be driving at the Mitty.

There are two more Road Atlanta pics in the Jaguar forum under MKVIII parts needed

Alan T

Simon TR4a
03-15-2006, 11:25 AM
Solo 1 for seven years, in a TR4a; but now retired due to cost of rebuilding.

03-15-2006, 12:13 PM
Alan- love the pic of the MK VIII trying to lift a foot. Far too pretty a car to be on the track, IMHO

03-15-2006, 12:13 PM
Auto X in Hawaii, 60 Bugeye, back in early 60s.

03-15-2006, 12:33 PM
I had a pic that showed daylight under the inside rear wheel of the MKIX out from under the bridge at Road Atlanta. It was in my portfolio with the rest of my racing pics sitting on the bonnet of my 3.8S for anyone interested. Someone was too interested and took the whole thing! This was in the paddock area of Road Atlanta in the mid-nineties. As I have told some who have sent me a PM , I rarely took pictures so I do not have the negatives.

Alan T

P.S. I passed the white E-Type on the back straight.

03-15-2006, 12:57 PM
Great pictures Alan.
Wish I was closer to GA...the Mitty looks like fun.
I've run two vintage events up here and it's neat to see all the old cars.
I'll probably try to do at least one vintage this year (with ~VRG~ (https://www.vrgonline.org/) ....maybe the Watkins Glen event).
But I will also stay with the regular club races (because I like the longer enduros).
I can't find any "wheel lift" pictures of my car, but I have a picture of a 2002 following me and you can *just* see his right front off the ground. It is ~HERE~. (https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v170/aeronca65t/Cars/emra_sprite_bvrun_03_a.jpg)

Paul Johnson
03-16-2006, 09:29 AM
No longer active in racing, but did FVee and F440 for a few years.
Flagging/communications for many years, autocrossed for decades. Crewed on a Daytona 24 Hour car in 1980.

03-16-2006, 10:19 AM
hi all,
new to this. great to see a racing forum!!! i don't race but many of my aquaintances do and i am restoring/building a 1962 tr4 for fastest road and autocross for fun only so am not building to any rules, other than safety. i have many questions which alan and simon have been a great help so far in the triumph forum.

03-16-2006, 11:22 PM
I run an MGA Twincam:

https://www.rhodo.citymax.com/i/non-rhodo/portland.jpg https://www.rhodo.citymax.com/i/non-rhodo/MGA_engine_compt.jpg

and until recently a TVR Grantura Mk 3

https://www.rhodo.citymax.com/i/non-rhodo/racejpg.jpg https://www.rhodo.citymax.com/i/non-rhodo/tvrsmall.jpg

03-17-2006, 07:39 AM
Bill, have you had those air filters long? Reason I ask is: I've had those things disintegrate on me, pieces of foam ingested @ WOT... didn't like that one bit.

03-17-2006, 11:02 AM
Nice to have a race forum now.

Previously autocrossed in a number of Triumphs (Spits and TR-6s) and Fiats (124s and X1/9s).

Got into IT racing with SCCA for a time with an RX7.

Currently vintage racing with HSR/SVRA in a 65 Sprite.

03-17-2006, 11:07 PM
Bugeye and three square body sprites CVAR vintage racing

03-18-2006, 01:43 PM
'67 MGB roadster in auto-x a couple years back... DSP in SCCA. Retired that one (rust) and looking to build the '72 MGB roadster into an SCCA production racer (someday).

03-20-2006, 06:06 PM
`72 Triumph GT6Mk3 SCCA Solo II in the Eighties and Early Ninties. Nebraska and Red River Regions. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/driving.gif And again once I get the thing rebuilt. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hammer.gif

Michael Oritt
03-21-2006, 10:54 PM
Ran my first race last weekend at SVRA Sebring events in Elva Courier Mk I--engine unfortunately blew in Friday's sprint. I haven't yet figured out how to insert photos in the body of this message but see attachment picture.

03-21-2006, 11:22 PM
here ya go...

I just copy the url between and on it's own line - no spaces. I usually attach, then edit the post to show the pic that way.

03-22-2006, 09:58 AM
Hi Michael,
Kenny’s got it right. If you upload the picture here (this website), you have to do the 2 steps. When the attachment is uploaded, a unique 6 digit number with a dash is inserted in front of the photo name (That keeps a new file named “engine” from overwriting an old file of the same name). Once uploaded, you need to open the attachment and copy the full URL found in the address box. Then, edit your post, click the “image” button (under “Instant UBB Code”) and paste. That will fill in the / for you.

Michael Oritt
03-22-2006, 09:26 PM
Hi Michael,
Kenny’s got it right. If you upload the picture here (this website), you have to do the 2 steps. When the attachment is uploaded, a unique 6 digit number with a dash is inserted in front of the photo name (That keeps a new file named “engine” from overwriting an old file of the same name). Once uploaded, you need to open the attachment and copy the full URL found in the address box. Then, edit your post, click the “image” button (under “Instant UBB Code”) and paste. That will fill in the / for you.

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I must be dense or something. The URL is: https://www.britishcarforum.com/ubbthreads/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=2202

but I don't think that what I have done is going to open the picuture and put it in the body of this message. In any case you can view it in "Recent Photos"--see that my engine now looks like one of those cutaway drawings. The crank is sheared and the #1 Carillo rod is bent--notice also the unsupported journals as the crank is a five-main in a three-main engine.

There are two schools of thought on this--one that it is a stronger setup and; two, that it is weaker. I am siding with the latter folks.....

See also the intermediate bearing parts found in the sump in the attached photo.

03-23-2006, 01:03 AM
Guess you're gonna need new thrust bearings too, then.



I really DO dislike seeing that.

03-24-2006, 11:35 PM
TVR Grantura Mk 3 - 1800 with HRG crossflow and Webers (since sold to Holland)

MGA Twincam (ahem) over bored, with Webers, 12:1 etc.




03-27-2006, 10:30 AM
Have Solo II'ed my TR6 and Cortina. Have also done many open track events with the TR6. TR8 hasn't been on the track yet. Needs suspension work and proper tires first.


03-27-2006, 09:21 PM
one bugeye and three square bodies(one of which is a Spec-Sprite) CVAR

03-28-2006, 09:50 AM
Somehow, I missed Doug's original comments on Fiestas.

I helped build and drive one many years ago with my friend Bob. It was a great little race car.

Actually, the Fiesta ended up being two different cars. The first was "shunted" by a poorly driven RX-7 and the entire thing was caught with an onboard video. We were one of the first cars to have an onboard camera in the NNJR-SCCA. In the video, you see the crash....then you hear all this swearing from Bob. They played that tape at the Xmas party for years afterward! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif

Here's a picture of the Fiesta at Pocono. It was orignally an ITC car and later a GT-5 car (two big Webers and a crazy cam,etc.)

By the way, the #11 red Mitsubishi Colt next to it was owned by Joe DeLuca, who died on Flight 93. At the time, I owned a race-Colt that was a twin to Joe's car. There is a flagpole at Lime Rock dedicated to Joe (and his girlfriend).

Part of the reason I choose #11 for my car was because of Joe. He also owned a Morgan.

Fiesta #33~NNJR/SCCA

03-28-2006, 07:02 PM
My first (Novice) race was at Portland International Raceway.
Mt.St Helens erupted the night before.We were trying to figure out what you do "in case of volcano".Weird.

- Doug

03-31-2006, 11:43 PM
1967 Sunbeam Tiger GT2. Does it count if I don't remember when the last time racing was? Hope to get it back on track at Sandia Motor Speedway, Albuquerque, NM yet this year. Will miss the first April event. Maybe May!

Very little substitute for cubic inches. Maybe a huffer. Certainly cubic dollars (you may donate those).

04-01-2006, 09:39 AM
'77 MGB, yes rubber bumpers. But have a Sebring kit to lighten her up.
autox in ES for a year, then Street prepared until 1996 when the rings turned to little tiny pieces. Now since 2003 E prepared. But soon to be G prepared.
Change of rules.

04-04-2006, 09:50 AM
/Users/dwight/Pictures/iPhoto Library/2005/07/24/motionphoto_mgb4.jpg

Hmmmm? wunder if this'll work?

04-04-2006, 10:40 AM
Nope. You broke the innernet!

04-04-2006, 10:56 AM
That looks like a local file on your computer. I always thought it'd be neat if I could link pics directly from my harddrive to the net, considering I'm on it all the time. Cable broadband is awsome

04-04-2006, 05:20 PM
STOP THAT! They're WATCHIN' you....

04-06-2006, 09:42 AM
Oh well... They were probably watching long before I had internet. Hacking through Telenet at 12 years old with a C=64 and 1200 baud modem probably didn't exactly go unseen I'm sure.

04-06-2006, 10:17 PM
Karts--60&70s. Autox and Drags--70s. Stock car (super stocks-circle track asphalt)--80s. occassional autox late 90s with my tr6-street prepared.---All racing in central calif. Just getting my engine back in after a 5 year lay off.

04-26-2006, 08:48 PM
Well, I might as well introduce myself on the board that I will be visiting most often. I'm Tyler, the new kid. I started auto crossing at 15 with my father and our 74 MGB that we started off showing and steadily defiled it with more and more performance garb. Over the years I have run an 87 16v GTI, a 2nd gen MR2, a Triumph GT-6, and started time trialing a Mazda RX-7 that I convinced the college I was attending at the time to finance the purchase, up keep, transportation of, and race costs for me and seven of my friends. But, since I had the short-sighted idea that I should graduate college and leave that nice little deal I had going, I have been without a car to race or the funds with which to run. However, within the next month I should have that same MG I started with completed (as much as a toy car ever is) and ready to start time trialing again with NASA. I don't know that much about..anything really so any help anyone would like to offer would be greatly appreciated. For now I'm just hoping that I don't bump into too many things.

Nice to meet you all, thanks for having me,


04-26-2006, 09:28 PM
dude.......... yer kid's a monkey? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif

04-26-2006, 11:49 PM
I run a 71 BGT in solo autocross only. I'm just starting out, had my first good run last Sunday.

04-27-2006, 04:53 AM

And congrats on your "scheme" to have a school-funded race-car.
As a high-school teacher, many years ago, I had a similar scheme (which you can read about ~HERE~ (https://npmccabe.tripod.com/otherprojects.htm) ). It's great fun to "beat the system". Look forward to hearing about your MG project. And post some pictures.

Nunyas: Be nice!.....It's a *cute* little monkey! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif

Matt: Congrats on your first autocross. When I first got involved in "autocross" (in the '60s), we generally called these events "gymkhanas" or "field trials". I recall telling my dear old Dad the first time I was going to a "gymkhana". He laughed because when he was a young man, growing up in Ireland, a "gymkhana" was an event where you drove a horse and cart around an obstacle course.
We've come a long way, I guess.
Let's see some pictures of your car!

04-27-2006, 06:06 AM
Welcome Tyler. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/savewave.gif

We like photos. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

04-27-2006, 09:24 AM
Bill, have you had those air filters long? Reason I ask is: I've had those things disintegrate on me, pieces of foam ingested @ WOT... didn't like that one bit.

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Sorry I didn't notice your response, Doug.

No, the filters are on a race car in storage for years and were literally falling to pieces. When I ran it, I'd put only 2 seasons on it between changing elements.

I was always reluctant to use any 'shortie' filters that would requite stub stacks, but nothing else would fit in the available space except the 'socks'. Otherwise they wouldn't have been my filter of choice, particularly as backfiring can set them on fire if they get gas soaked, which in a fiberglass car can be a bit dramatic.

The correct way to do it would have been to cut away the passenger footbox for normal filters (which I didn't want to do) or replace the inner fenders which I'd removed for access and servicing and run without, or fabricate a manifold connected to a remote cone filter - which I never got around to doing.

I run my Twincam without filters as our tracks in the Northwest aren't typically dusty - at least not as bad as some like Thunder Hill in CA.

04-27-2006, 10:13 AM
Yes. Yes he (I assume it's a he) is a monkey. And he may have to wear diapers in the house for the rest of his life, but we are expecting great things out of him in gym class. Besides, can you imagine the heal-toe accuracy you could get with feet like that?!?

Pics will be up soon. Thanks for the welcome. : )


04-27-2006, 12:41 PM
I've posted a lot of photos, but here's some more of autocrossing and just sitting still...

04-28-2006, 11:32 AM
for a racing forum, i don't like the title of this thread!!!
especially if you have a triumph without the southwick axle and front hub conversions!!!
ROLL CALL!! WHAT WERE YOU THINKING!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hammer.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hammer.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hammer.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nonono.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nonono.gif

04-28-2006, 06:07 PM
Quit pounding on yer car.....

Talk to it nice-like. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

05-04-2006, 12:54 AM
I have pictures, sort of. I couldn't quite figure out how to post the pictures here (better with things with wheels than I am with computers) so I just put them up under "member's rides". I warn you, you should not be drinking milk when you view them, less you have a painfully sinus experience and ruin your keyboard.

Bruce Bowker
05-09-2006, 07:56 PM
In the past I raced

Porsche 904
VW Bug Dragster
289 Cobra
1965 Corvette
E Type Coupe
1932 Ford Hot Rod
1964 Ferrari 250 LM
Ferrari 250 GTO
Ferrari F1
Cooper F 1
Mustang 350 GT
Aston Martin DB5
Lotus Super Seven
1962 Ford
Did I mention
these were all
slot cars?

05-24-2006, 11:34 AM
My first post:
I race a 1970 Opel GT in ITB, and after I get the 1967 GT6 running right and new shoes I plan on auto-x that car.

05-24-2006, 04:48 PM
Cherokee, welcome to the asylum. The Opel always struck me as a fun little car, but you don't see that many racing anymore.
I've also got a '67 GT6, but street and open track days only. Or at least that's the plan if I ever get it finished.

Hap Waldrop
05-24-2006, 07:09 PM
I won't bore you all with the stock car stuff I did in the 90s, but in road racing it's always been British and SCCA club racing.

1983-84 FP Spitfire
1984-1990 EP Huffaker MGB
1998-2004 FP Sprite
2005 HP Huffaker Bugeye
2005-2006 HP MG Midget

05-26-2006, 02:43 AM
Hacking through Telenet at 12 years old with a C=64 and 1200 baud modem...

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That fast? All I had was a VicModem at 300./ubbthreads/images/graemlins/computer.gif

I'll throw down...
I'd autoxed the family MGB for a few seasons. Was always crushed by the DSP VWs. I doubt their cars were daily driven to school.

The MGB sits at my folk's and now that I have a new house with space, pop is suggesting that I have it shipped.

These days I instruct HPDEs- not actually racing, but not as expensive. Since I'm using my Audi commuter, I play it pretty tame.

If anyone is in North Texas, give me a shout. These events are fun to just hang out.

06-03-2006, 09:49 PM
i plan to race a ffr spec car

07-22-2006, 05:48 PM
I raced my TR8 in the North hills sports car club for 3 years. I spent my past two in Iraq and I am back working hard to get my TR8 back in shape to run the fall part of the schedule. I will run some at Breaverun too. I am looking into building a TR7 for some ITC racing after I figure out all the liscensing requirements. I am new to the form, I look forward to learning from you all.

07-22-2006, 08:16 PM
Welcome, TR8 owners are slowly growing on the BCF.

07-22-2006, 09:14 PM
TR8 owners have a pretty good club (TR8CCA) that ties us together with easy acess to some really smart 8 guys (Woody and Ted). I am looking to try to find some smart guys/gals to help me figure out how to get involved into road racing with TR7

07-23-2006, 12:39 AM
Yep, already a member of TR8CCA.

Ted has an incredible amount of first hand knowledge about racing wedges. He would be a very good person to cozy up with to pick his brain.

There is another TR8 racer that is part of the wedge mailing list. He lives near Woody and uses his stuff a lot.

07-23-2006, 05:23 AM
...I am looking to try to find some smart guys/gals to help me figure out how to get involved into road racing with TR7...

-Our club (EMRA) runs one wheel-to-wheel road racing event at BeaveRun and five race events at Pocono (plus other tracks). We also run Time Trials (where you can bring a street car or all-out race car). Time Trials are great for getting "seat-time" or setting up your car.
Licensing and car-prep is pretty simple and straighforward with EMRA. Contact me if you need more info (I'm the RaceChair).
I am also involved in a vintage club (VRG). They run one event at BeaveRun and *may* let you run your car in their events (they accept the EMRA race license).

EMRA has an "ST" class that is very similar to SCCA IT (a lot of SCCA IT guys run with us when they can).

The remainder of the EMRA 2006 schedule can be seen here


Oh and welcome back to the "real world"...Thanks for your service.

08-09-2006, 09:30 PM
It is in process but maybe next year it will be running.....








10-21-2006, 02:49 PM
Post deleted by jagracin

10-21-2006, 03:53 PM
I currently race a 1965 E coupe
If I could learn how to put on a picture, I would.
Thanks Ron

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Ppost a message. Check the box "Preview and/or add attachment" that will allow you to browse your system for a picture file. PLease try to keep them reasonable size,


PS: Also, check the Knowledeg Base (LInk in upper nav menu) and llok in the Forums section. Lots of "How to" forum stuff there /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif )

10-21-2006, 04:22 PM
Here is my 65 E-type @ Datyona

Thanks ron

10-21-2006, 09:11 PM
Here is my 65 E-type @ Datyona

Thanks ron

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Unfortunately the attachments are not working at the moment. I just moved the forum to a new server and think I have some directory issues going on. I'm working on a fix, then you can try again. Sorry for the inconvenience.


10-21-2006, 09:41 PM
UPDATE: Ok, I had a simple directory permissions problem after the move to the new server. Try replying to this and upload another picture. Should work this time.


Tim Hollister
10-21-2006, 10:09 PM
Well, I'll give it a try seeing as I don't believe I've posted in this thread.

Attached should be a picture of both my cars on the track at Waterford Hills, Michigan.


PS: Just tried it and it worked here.

10-21-2006, 10:38 PM
PS: Just tried it and it worked here.

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Kewl, thanks!

Michael Oritt
10-21-2006, 10:45 PM
New color scheme for the Elva--this shot at VIR during last month's SVRA Formula Car event:https://www.britishcarforum.com/ubbthreads/memberfiles/268230-IMG_0997%28Small%29.JPG