Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: East of Seattle
Thanks for the nice words, Robert.
I, too, am growing tired of the awkward looking cage height. When I first had the cage built, I focused more on safety than aesthetics. Now, I'm actually toying with the idea of carefully cutting out the main hoop, right at the welds where it attaches to the other tubes and the floor, and replacing it with another shorter hoop (rules say that hoop has to be uncut and uninterrupted). It would give me an excuse to buy a plasma cutter and a tubing bender. Maybe in the off-season.
I like the #9, but as a race number it was taken when I started racing Spec Miata over 10 years ago. So I took #39 for that. Then I got into vintage motorcycle racing about 8 years ago, and #39 was taken, so I took #393. It stuck and I carried it over to the car. It's a convenient number because no one else has it and I never have to change it if I race (the bike or car) at other venues with other clubs. And it's a palindrome, which makes things even better. You know what other word is a palindrome? The theme to this entire thread: Racecar. How cool is that? Yeah, okay, not really that cool. Kinda nerdy, actually. Carry on...
69 Spider, 2L, street; pursuit of happiness
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