The Growler, by #9

July 20th, 2019

The BARC race is only 6 days away, July 27 and 28.
This was to have been our TQLA bbq. However, BARC is going to put on a dinner for all concerned on Saturday evening. We thought that we should not be putting on a social event and thus spoil their idea of bringing the sport together.
Our BBQ is cancelled! This does not mean that we can not get together for an adult beverage after the racing but before the dinner. We also will provide pie and icecream for dessert for those who wish to continue bench racing after dinner.
Please save the date; Saturday November 23. That will be the date of the TQLA / LASC 2019 Awards Banquet. Like last year it will be held at the Idlewild Hotel in London. More information to follow.
I hope to see many of you ate CTMP ( Mosport ) on July 27.




May 9th, 2019

After a lengthy wait, the 2019 racing season is upon us. Who will compete in the BEMC organized races? Who will take home the Leighton Irwin Trophy for being the first, best organized competitor? I do know that it will not be me!
My car is together, but lacks a few strategic parts. The Motor Home, trailer and driver are not fully ready either! I had a miserable last season, happered by a medical malady that carried into the fall. No it is not anything life threatening. I did get my ice racer going and the Suzuki engine rebuilt.
The first day of ice racing it was -29 C. My car would not start. When I did get it running, the first tme I used the brakes hard the front seized solid and would not release.
I worked to free things up, but openning the hydaulics was the only way. Then, while crossing the main drive in the paddock I slipped in a rut. I did a cartoon like tumble with my feet above my head and landed on the crown of a rut, breaking seversl ribs.
No fix sor broken ribs, just sit and wait and hurt! It still nags at times.So much for racing or even working on a car!
I plan to run at the VARAC festival if Ted approves. I will be at BEMC this weekend to ask hin. Is anyone else interested?
Who is going to BEMC? let me know. If you are there I will meet you.