An unbridled display of automotive enthusiasm

• 1980-1999 • Manual transmission • For sale by owner • Has pictures. These were my search parameters as I was goofing around on craigslist to see what interesting cars were on the market. I was not looking to buy. As so many of us enthusiasts do, I was simply window shopping. “Ooh, what’s this?” I thought, as I spotted a beautiful white Alfa Romeo 164. Reading the description, I discovered that in addition to the 164 pictured in the ad for $10,000, the seller had another 164 that needed a clutch. The disabled Alfa was only $1,500. It was a

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Hot Car Summer

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

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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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