An unbridled display of automotive enthusiasm

The end of every summer brings new hope of completing car projects throughout the rainy fall and cold winter months. I dream of working in the garage, preparing for the dry July and August that briefly grace the Pacific Northwest. I will throw the covers off the cars and be ready to enjoy the sun, road trips, Cars & Coffee or a quick cruise down to Main Street for brunch. This idealized vision of spending weekends working on my cars when the roads are unfit for classics is seldom realized, however. Instead, I am more likely to spend a ninety

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NachoFriend Racing at the 2021 Arse-Freezapalooza

Why Our Thirteenth Place Class Finish In Sonoma Was a Rousing Success We at NachoFriend Racing define success not by where we finish, but by how much fun was had. Yes, winning is fun, but so is laughing in the face of adversity as we stomp on its toes. Our

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Race Prep for Sonoma

Team NachoFriend Racing’s last track appearance in July 2021 at Oregon Raceway Park was so dismal that I didn’t bother to document it here. Our 1985 Toyota Celica GT-S leaked fuel from the fuel sender and had ignition problems that sidelined us for a good part of Saturday’s racing. Of

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Gauges and Wheel Center Emblems For the LeMans

In the midst of installing the new Holley Hyperspark distributor, ignition box and coil, detailed here, I decided to make a few other upgrades to the 1972 Pontiac LeMans. My vision for this car is to make it a great grand touring car. I want it to be reliable and

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The LeMans Gets Hypersparked

New Distributor, Ignition Box and Coil for the LeMans Having started down the road of modernity with the installation of Holley’s Sniper EFI throttle body in my 1972 Pontiac LeMans, I decided to go all in and add their Hyperspark distributor, coil and ignition box. As chronicled here, the Sniper

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Miata Joins the Garage, the Audi Moves On

We’ve had a bit of a turnover in the NMC garage. For the first time in quite a while, I sold a car. I believe that the last time this happened was when I sold my BMW e34 525i, about fifteen years ago. We said goodbye to our 2011 Audi

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My Porsche 944 Is The Neediest Car I’ve Ever Owned

I am on a never-ending quest to make my 1988 Porsche 944 an ideal daily driver. The car itself has all of the ingredients I want to fulfill this function – good visibility, great handling and brakes, comfortable and with good modern audio technology thanks to the new receiver and

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