Speed Freaks

The Vega Comes Home
September 9, 2010, 5:49 am
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After the car show from my last post, I was on the hunt for a vega wagon. The hunt brought me to Seattle, Washington this past weekend. Here’s some documentation of the trip and the car.

The car. 1973 Chevy Vega wagon with a 350 V8.

Goofy’s wild creations is apparently responsible for this fine piece of machinery.

Joel and Roseanna were nice enough to give us a place to stay Saturday night. They have the raddest place, including Roseanna’s little print shop in the shed in the back yard.

After smashing some dogs at Joel and Roseanna’s, some of the fleet took us to gasworks park to get a beautiful view of the city. You may recognize this from one of my favorite movies, “Ten things I Hate About You.”

Purty Sunsets.


Words can’t explain the radness of this dude.

Back to the house for bonfire times. This is Phil. I would not have my sweet vega if it weren’t for him. I dont think I could ever show him how grateful I am for all his help. One great dude.

We hit the sunday after breakfast. Taking the 5 through Washington and Oregon was suprisingly wonderful. Perfect driving weather and decent scenery for a major highway.

I let Sarah feel the power for a bit. This is the only photo of her she would let me post.

Just in case, but not needed. The vega made the trip with only a blown fuse and a blown headlight. What a champ.

Another purty sunset. This time somewhere in oregon.

Bored in the passenger seat.

Horror movie nights.

Warp speed vega.

The only real highlight of the drive sunday was this little stop in Maxwell California. Otherwise central california was a miserably hot hell hole. We still had a blast sweating out asses off all the way home though. My amazing lady took this pic as well as a bunch of others that make me look way more awesome than I am over at her blog. Sarah Roach Photography

The vega is home and safe with me now, and I am an ecstatic little boy. I’m gonna cherish this little lady for a long time. I’ll keep you guys updated on the changes she goes through.


Surf city, U.S.A.
August 23, 2010, 7:00 am
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Today I took a trip down to the OC to visit Sarah’s bestie Amy. Amy’s father is the owner of Surf City Garage, a restoration shop. They also make their own line of car detailing goodies. Amy’s fathers story is quite amazing. There happened to be a car show at his shop today, so we stopped by. Peep the pics.

Thats only a small portion of his collection. Some rad old harleys and indians that I somehow didnt get pics of. Heres some shots from the car show. This stuff doesnt belong to Tim and the surf city garage.

A corvette that only steve rosen can appreciate as much as the owner.

This was my favorite car at the show. Add chevy vega wagon to my car wishlist.

Oh wow thats a giant chrome tank….

Oh no, its a giant chrome skull.

Oh sick, underhood airbrushing.

Shaw would approve.

New blog and a new toy
August 17, 2010, 4:11 am
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Since moped racing is over, and my build is done and soon to be gone, I am going to use this as my everything blog. So here we go…

I got a new toy yesterday. Unfortunately I had to get it cause I got hit on my old toy. Some lady changed lanes without checking her blindspot and and slammed into the back of her. Luckily I had a witness stop and she was at fault. Here are some pics of the damage.

And here is what I replaced it with.

Its an fzr400, with an fzr600 motor, 07 gsxr front end, r6 suspension, and a ton of other upgrades. Its honestly the most fun bike i’ve ever ridden. the fzr400 chassis is so light and nimble. It needs a little bit of work, just some ugly things cleaned up, but so far I couldnt be happier. It even came with front and rear cameras installed, if only I knew how they worked.

Thats all for now, I dont have tons of internet time these days, but I will try and update this thing with pics of current happenings, projects I’m working on, and other things I enjoy.