Milano Race Car Project - ICSCC
I've been working on a purpose-built race car this past year with the intention of competing in the newly formed "Sport Touring" (ST) class within the International Conference of Sports Car Clubs (ICSCC) here in the Pacific Northwest. I've also been threatening to document and share this experience much as Jes and John have over the years (although with far less technical detail), but never seem to find the time. I still don't have much time right now, but I thought I'd just start with a bit of background and a few pictures to get this thread going.
I'd like to also mention that I've been fortunate with this project in terms of support and guidance from some very awesome folks, including:
Group2 Motorsports <http://www.group2motorsports.com/>
425 Motorsports <http://www.425motorsports.com/>
Blue Dot Fabrication <http://www.bluedotfab.com/>
The boys at Group2 Motorsports here in Seattle and I sat down last summer and discussed the possibility of building a couple of Milanos to run in a production or spec class within ICSCC. Chris Benny and I had gone through the ICSCC license process and rented a few cars last year, running in Pro3 (a spec BMW e30 class) and E Improved Production to get a sense for the cars that were competing. We were looking for a place for our Milanos. We thought perhaps the EIP class would be a good fit, but with our Girodisc brakes and RSR suspensions we were already outside the maximum requirements.
The Sport Touring class was just starting up last year as a provisional class, with very few limitations in terms of upgrades across the board but with a 10-to-1 weight/power requirement and absolute minimum weight of 2400lbs (now being changed to 2200lbs for 2012). This seemed like a perfect home for our Milanos. So, I found a donor car for me, and Chris was finally going to take his track car to the next level. I'll interject more of this class and conference info throughout the following posts, so let me get into the heart of the project.
I found a 1988 (or maybe it's an '87, can't remember) that was owned by a good friend and local Alfisti, so I bought it and rolled her on a trailer and parked her at Group2 as the planning and tear-down got under way.
Mirko Freguia - Chief Driving Instructor, NWARC
Sponsors: Sports Car Market -- Byers Custom -- Godspeed Fabrication
Last edited by mfx8898; 08-05-2011 at 01:16 AM.