Motor racing - new car already... # UPDATED WITH PIC #

By tonyhughes Hughes, in , posted: 18-Apr-2008 23:04

So having bought and raced the Sylvia just the once, I have now acquired a 2000cc Bluebird. My partner in crime has just bought a new road car, and his old Cynos is looking good to head onto the track also, which leaves the Sylvia unneeded (Although we will both miss the rear wheel drive, and the sloppy suspension).

I have a buyer for the Sylvia for the same price we paid (who also wants to race).

The Bluebird will be capable of competing in the 2 Litre class at the Jack Young Motorsport Park at Bridge Pa, and Hillclimbs & Sprints as well, instead of just the BOS class (BOS = Bucket of shit. No really - it actually does!!).

I have also just acquired manifolds, turbo, injectors, throttle body and ECU, which should increase power output by a decent amount (though with the 2L being a CA20, I suspect 6lb of boost will be my limit before I start damaging the bottom end).

Not sure if my next race will be in the Sylvia or the Bluebird - depends if I get my new gearbox put in the Bluebird in time or not (Bought car with semi-rooted gearbox, and another good gearbox at the same time).

With a D-class club car (1601cc - 2000cc), I can race about 12 events before the end of the year! Woohoo.

I have a sponsorship proposal for the Bluebird if anyone is interested (All events on my calendar are Hawkes Bay only - so out of towners probably wont be interested). I have sponsorship opportunitys from as little as $50 for 12 months (Every little bit counts).

Update: Heres a photo. Not too bad for a few hundred dollars with a reg+wof! Since this pic, it has been debadged. Unsure to what level I will strip the interior (until I put a cage in, then all carpet, and everything rear of the B pillars will go).

Hoping to paint it bright yellow, or black... havent decided yet.

Nowhere near as fast as the 400hp+ Commodore though!!

Oh-so-grainy images with awful colour taken on a Nokia E51 2MP.

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Comment by alasta, on 19-Apr-2008 12:04

Is that a NZ assembled model? I used to have an Aus assembled one of the same shape and it had a CA20, but I was under the impression that all of the others were fitted with SR20s.

Author's note by tonyhughes, on 19-Apr-2008 12:08

I believe it is NZ assembled, and def. a CA20 (that is about to bastardized with some CA18DET gear).

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