I guess it's that time again...
After Automass Rd. 2 last September, the car was forced into hibernation into the depths of the mancave garage. Crab had been doing LeMons the past few seasons in his MetSHO Gaguar, with my buddy Mike (Z31) on the team, so the conclusion of the 2012 season saw the MetSHO change hands over to Mike so Brian (Crab) could continue work on his next LeMons racer, a 1969 Subaru 360:
The MetSHO then took the Cressida’s spot in the shop, so work could commence for the following season. At the same time I also decided that I needed a few new additions to my arsenal, so I picked up an HK USP 40 and a Bushmaster Carbon 15. My fall/winter/spring diet then consisted of MetSHO prepping and the destruction of washing machines.
The MetSHO is prepped, we run our first race at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, MI and we do quite well. After the race we continue sorting out reliability issues, add a few upgrades and decided to retheme the car before the next race in Joliet, IL later in the summer. Around that time I got wind that Keith was parting out the Cressida, so I jumped at the chance to help a buddy out and get a bunch of things I was in need of for my swap. Long story short, dong on titties.
Monster Tajima's Pikes Peak Suzuki:
Things have now slowed down after the summer and I realized how much I missed drifting and driving my car. It has more or less sat in the garage for almost an entire year while I worked away my life, found many other things more important than enjoying a 25 yr old POS Cressida that thinks it’s a bass boat, and raced an amazing season in LeMons. I think in the back of my head I really just wanted to wait until it was turbo’d before getting back at it and attending events again, which is why I have been acquiring all of my parts over the past year. I only need a few more things and I will have everything that I need, so my plans for the fall/winter include FINALLY doing my NA-T swap, tying up loose ends and redoing a few things that I halfassed just to get the thing driving and on the road.
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