Uncategorized | Sun, 23 Feb 2014 Posted by : Donnie
After giving it some careful thought I have decided we need to bring on a few more content writers to the website. Paul and myself can only do so much. Here is a basic rundown of what I am looking for.
- Must have a passion for kit cars.
- Have 2-3 hours per month to upload photos, and post new content, items you find for sale, etc.
- Be able to present both the good and bad of a particular car. We do not sugar coat things here. If we think it stinks, the price is two high, etc we say it.
- Experience with wordpress is helpful, but not needed.
- Most important is to have a vast knowledge of kit cars.
In addition new categories will be added to make the website a bit more diverse. Coverage from local florida cars shows, events, and more will be coming in the near future as well as a new look . If you feel you would make a great part of the team feel free to use the contact form and email me with your relative experience.
This is not a paid gig.
Just seen these good looking Cimbria for sale on Craigslist in Tampa Florida. I personally think its a few $1000 to much but hey there is a buyer for everything. Listing says it does not run. Photos are not great so its hard to tell what sort of condition it is really in. If anyone out there is in the market for one check it out http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto/4317041716.html
Brubaker Box | Tue, 18 Feb 2014 Posted by : Donnie
For those of you interested in the Brubaker Box and group was recently started by a person whos father just the guy that built them. I expect that there will be a good wealth of information on that group in the near future. They are even talking about trying to locate the molds.
Go ahead and give them a like today https://www.facebook.com/groups/514531428661857/
Uncategorized | Fri, 17 Jan 2014 Posted by : Donnie
I want to apologize for the lack of updates recently. I closed my race track at the end of the year and became the GM of another on Jan 1. Its been a busy few weeks for me but im at the home stretch.
Also what else would you guys and girls like to see on price of his toys? I have some idea moving into 2014 I would like to try out but I want to hear from you. Let me know what you would like to see more of, less of, or new with the website.
Thank you and I hope you all had a great holiday and new year.
Avenger, Aztec, Aztec 7, Aztec II, Bradley Automotive, Bradley GT, Bradley GT II, FiberFab, Valkyrie | Fri, 06 Dec 2013 Posted by : Donnie
I am pleased to announce the release of several fiberfab emblems in our eBay store. These emblems are created on a 3d printer and are made using ABS plastic. They are super durable and ready to be painted in whatever color you choose. I have the Valkyrie, Avenger, Aztec 7, Migi, and Jamaican. In addition I have the metal hood emblems as well as the hood emblem for the Bradley GT. The plastic emblems are $12.99 and free shipping in the USA.
As a little heads up. Because they are made with a 3d printer they may have some slight blemishes. From a foot away you would never notice but an inch from your eyes you may. You can check them out here http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=11&pub=5575009554&toolid=10001&campid=5337106048&customid=&icep_store=kitcarguy&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
Uncategorized | Fri, 08 Nov 2013 Posted by : Donnie
eBay is full of interesting stuff. Check this one out. The seller calls this one a Lotus M250 inspired Concept Supercar Prototype, But really it is trying to look like a Porsche CGT. Not very hard but trying. Appears to be on a Fiero Chassis. I cant see anything the car offers that remotely resembles the Lotus. Can anyone else? There is a reserve on this one that has not been met. I would be curious to see what some sucker pays for it. http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575009554&toolid=10001&campid=5337106048&customid=&icep_item=151156877626&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
Uncategorized | Fri, 08 Nov 2013 Posted by : Donnie
Ugly! I guess that is just one of the many words that can describe this COUGH Aventador COUGH Replica. It is currently at $40k with the reserve not met. I would post photos but they are watermarked with the company name and phone number and I would rather not give them any advertising for this monstrosity. Just click the link and see how bad it really is !
Smyth Performance | Fri, 18 Oct 2013 Posted by : Donnie
People who know me are aware that I am one who likes to think outside of the box with kit cars. Sure I love vintage kit cars but I believe that if the industry is to survive it will need to attract a younger, less experienced, and lower income crowd. As kit cars in the day where advertised as “build in your garage with hand tools” and an inexpensive way to take your VW bug or Pontiac Fiero and turn it into a car you have always wanted, or one that has never been seen.
It seems that somewhere along the line the kit car became something else. It was no longer about “Hey look at this car I built” and more about “Look at the $50k I spent to make my Fiero look like a Lambo” The spirit of it seems to have been lost. Fly by night manufactures flood the market with half ass quality kits, little information on how to install them, and before you know it they disappear because one of the automakers sent them a C&D. So it is a treat when a company like Smyth Performance comes along.
For those of you who are not into much of the history of kit cars let me start by saying the team at Smyth Performance is no stranger to the kit car. Mark Smith is the guy who founded what is now Factory Five Racing and although Smyth Performance has no affiliation with FFR they still know their stuff. Mark is also involved in Local Motors inc. This company knows their stuff
Enter their 2 VW Jetta based kit cars….
The Gf3 is a Mid engine kit car that utilizes the 2000-2004 VW Jetta/Golf 4 door. It retains the chassis and uses a Smyth Performance designed engine cradle to relocate the factory engine to the back of the car. The kit is $9900 and includes the following…
Front and rear frame sections
Trunk and cockpit aluminum
Front and rear body panels
Radiator extension tubes
Shifter conversion kit
Outer door cap and mirrors
Lower door sills
Upper door panel conversion
Fiberglass shifter tower
Wiring extensions and battery relocating mount box
Intercooler relocator kit and complete exhaust system
Heating and a/c extension kits
Removable hard top
Laser cut aluminum inner rear panels/engine compartment
Engine cover hatch
How is that for a kit? A quick little craigslist search shows plenty of 4 door jettas in the area for $2000-4000 with working A/C and everything. I would say one could complete this car for $15,000 . Looking through some of the build photos of the Smyth Performance facebook page It looks like is it straight forward. I have sent them a message asking if they had a build manual they could supply me with to take a look at everything involved.
Now what if you had a Jetta and you wanted a truck? I know crazy! But I always look at things like the PT cruiser and say damn it would make a cool mini truck. Smyth has you covered on the truck as well. I could not find any info on what is included in that kit other then it is $3500 and as of Sept they where taking deposits on it. I personally think it looks great and I am willing to bet it is a pretty straight forward build.
Now I understand these will not be all of our readers cup of tea. The looks, the Chassis, and so on . Everyone has different tastes . But one thing I think we can all agree on is that it is taking a cheap platform and making it affordable for the average guy to own something unique. Do I think Smyth Performance change the industry with these kits? Probably not! But as long as they continue to think outside the box, taking into consideration that not everyone has the skill, time or money to build $50k kit cars I believe they will do just fine.
Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/SmythPerformance
Uncategorized, What is it? | Wed, 16 Oct 2013 Posted by : Donnie
Years ago while browsing ebay this interesting trike was for sale complete with the molds. I thought the design was very good, but obviously dated. The trike appeared to be complete and “ready” to run, but I cannot recall the specifics of the auction, just that I saved the photos.
Years later I cant find any info on where it went, who originally build it, and what is going on with it today. Do any of you recall this one for sale or maybe have seen it ? Let me know if you have any info.