The track driving season is officially over: there are no more events to attend and even if there were, I would need new tires before hitting the track again. I have been working on small projects with the Civic, the first being attacking the rust I found on the driver's side floor and around the gas cap. I applied a couple of heavy layers of POR-15 rust treatment, and I hope this will be enough to stop the rust in its tracks.
I want to improve the comfort and safety of the car before addressing any of the performance issues. The performance of the car on track was actually fine, apart from the fact that it really needs a race seat. The acceleration, braking and handling were satisfactory, and just installing fresh tires in the spring should make quite a difference in lap times. Carl let me have the old OMP steering wheel from my former Civic, and I will install it in the new car as soon as my Ebay hub arrives. Hopefully, I will be able to make the horn work. I also have to figure out what is the most economical way to get a roll bar installed before next season.
There are still many cool cars on the road, and there were some cool cars at the ASE track day I attended on September 30th as well.
|I handed the race steering wheel to Oscar when we picked it up, and he fell asleep shortly afterwards|
|One of the best spots of the year: a Delta Integrale on Laurier street|
|Oscar was offered to sit on this police motorcycle for a photo. He was pretty happy about it.|
|Cool brown 80's 911, with roof rack|
|This Saab 900 looks almost identical to the one I had in the late 90's.|
|Carl's new Civic Type R looks at home at the track. I got a passenger lap and it was darn quick, even in "break-in" mode.|
|This S15 Nissan Silvia had some kind of cool V8 swap.|
|This insane Alfa Romeo 155 touring car replica was mechanically pretty stock, but still hit the track.|
|Shelby Cobra and 991 GT3 ready for some track time|
|A couple of nice convertibles near the office|
|A dirty Challenger Hellcat in Old Montreal|
|This is how you transport a Civic hood with a BMW M3...|
|Carl's Civic Type R, first time I've seen one "in the wild"|
|Maybe the best wheel you can install on a GTi|
|I used to really want a Datsun 510... simple and fun|
|A nice white Ferrari 488|
|A very clean Jaguar XJS|