Monthly Archives: July 2005

First overall at Glen Helen rallycross!

After a quick stop at the shop to exchange the Blazer for Ze-Neon, we arrived at the new GCRallyX venue out in San Bernardino. The Glen Helen Raceway has a great area for the crews to setup and get our … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Trunkmonkey Racing!

Rallynotes.com would like to congratulate Sean Sosik-Hamor and Andrew Hobgood of Trunkmonkey Racing on successfully completing their first rally! Maine Forest is split up into two regional rallies for Friday and Saturday. Sean and Andrew finished 19th in the River … Continue reading

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The long night.

Catalytic Converter Full Underbody Skidplates 8 hours later – She’s back on the ground ready for the rallycross this Saturday!

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Considering the Neon.

I just got a great email from Joshua in Indiana with some questions about prepping a Dodge Neon for rally. Some of the stuff that I talk about all the time, but never posted here at rallynotes.com . Would I … Continue reading

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Fun with GPS!

The winter before last, Sean and I were out on the lake with the rallycars. Don Cooke approached us and asked if he could drop a GPS receiver in our cars. He explained he was doing research and taking pictures … Continue reading

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Towhooks and some paint.

The ‘Vehicle Recovery Points’ (VRP’s or towhooks) are on. Their not really even ‘hooks’ as they have to be closed eyes with a 1.5″ opening. They have to support the weight of the car (be rated for 3,000+ pounds) and … Continue reading

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Working at TreeLine

Saturday morning we headed up to West Covina. North on the 57 from us, only about 45 minutes away. We walked up to the worker registration inside the hotel, caught up with some friends, found David, our stage captain, and … Continue reading

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Skid plate mock up.

The front plate is in place with a fresh new 15 degree bend and steel side brackets. It’s complete and ready for action. The middle plate has been re-assembled and is sitting under the car waiting for a tape measure … Continue reading

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Productive production.

A very productive day at the shop. We got the fire extinguishers installed. I had to modify the bracket for in front of the seat. The metal head extinguishers take up a bit more space. We got the trim and … Continue reading

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Status update: #2

The roll cage has a fresh coat of white enamel on it. The door bars and other ‘chip prone’ areas have been covered with gaffers tape. It’s a great trick that I stumbled upon when using it to secure camera … Continue reading

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