The gritty crunch of rust under the tip of a screwdriver: it’s a sound many of us are far too familiar with, and it’s often the death knell of projects across the globe. The cancerous oxidization of steel and iron eats away at classic cars, often despite our best efforts, typically relegating them to junk yards or crushers. Only the most precious machines are saved from what most would consider “too far gone.
Driving Line and Nitto Tire invited us out for a private track day with just four cars for a pair of head-to-head races. In my case, it’s the 190E Cosworth versus my E30 M3, competing for best time on the big track at WSIR. I’m happy to say, I ran a 1:35.31 at Willow Springs, surpassing my expectations. Running that time didn’t come without some pitfalls, though.
To be honest, it’s hard not to love any classic Ford Escort: the MK1 and MK2 variants have earned a place in motoring history as one of the greatest vehicles to ever stem from Europe. With rich motorsports history, stunning lines, and a devout following, they’ve been elevated to the tier of “cult classic,” meaning even the examples that are worse for wear are often worth bringing home.
With the McLaren F1 from years ago, and with a 911 GT1 desktop wallpaper now, we’re close to having the trifecta: all we need next is an F40 LM. Anyone have one ready for photos? In the mean time, enjoy our latest wallpaper, the 911 GT1 from our recent visit to E-Motion Engineering. You know the drill: just right-click and save-as for the full version.
I finally got my hands on the Honda K24’s intermediate shaft, which has allowed me to finally center up the engine. Once in place, I could finally confirm some ideas I’ve had about what tubes to add and where. I didn’t plan my weekend all too well, though… I ran out of tubing, slowing down my progress big time. Eventually, though, I got the two biggest tubes I’ll be adding to the car in place and fitted nice and tight.