Sunday, 9 December 2012

RacingFIVE revisted - the search is on

I'm now actively looking for another MX-5 to turn into the reincarnation of the RacingFIVE.  Ideally, I want a Mk1 1.8 with a torsen diff but I'll consider any 1.8 (Mk1 or Mk2), pre-96 1.6 and MOT fails or non-runners.  Budget is tight - no more than £500..  I might travel a fair distance  for the right deal.

If you know of anything, leave me a message.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Bye Bye Saxo

The Saxo being collected by its new owner
Sorry about the lack of posts over the past few months.  I had lost some enthusiasm for racing and for blogging for various reasons, including buying an old Merc 280se which meant I could never find the time to write anything.  The RacingSaxo had been frustrating me all season, firstly with oil leaks and when I finally cured those, the gearbox started jumping out of gear.  This really hacked me off as it had put a real dent in my championship aspirations.  So, I decided I would sell up and have a re-think.  That was back in August and after some half-hearted attempts to advertise it, I finally handed over the keys for a wedge of dosh today.

So, this leaves me racing car-less at the moment and thinking what I should do.  Budget is very tight but I really need something reliable that will need the minimum of tinkering in between events.  And since my garage is now full of an old Merc, it's going to have to sit outside all year round.

Maybe, just maybe, I'll get another MX-5 and join what I hear is going to be a fairly big class of MX-5s on the Scottish Hills next year........