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Month: June 2008

Drive Train Industries is Top Notch

Drive Train Industries is Top Notch

Rocky Mountain Thunder

My dad recently had the 2 piece drive shaft of his ’68 ford rebuilt by Drive Train Industries in Denver, Co. They did an excellent job with one day turnaround on the truck. We noticed a wicked shimmy above 40mph in the rear end, and seemed to be consuming u-joints at an irregular rate. They diagnosed and repaired it for only $210. They installed a new carrier bearing, balanced the driveshafts using a high speed spin balancer and installed brand new u-joints, all in one day, and for a ridiculously good price. Anyone who needs service on their work or high performance rear drive vehicles should check these guys out, because they are great. They even do custom drive shafts and LSDs for race cars, so if you need a rear end for your tubbed Nova, call them up.


NOPI Cancels Colorado and Utah Events

NOPI Cancels Colorado and Utah Events

weather in colorado

With monsoon season in full swing in Colorado, NOPI has cancelled the Colorado and Utah events, the first of which is scheduled for June 21st-22nd. The press release stated they “faced extreme weather at their past 8 events” and decided to cancel the event, leaving many racers and fans bewildered. Many racers have flocked to the Honda-Tech.com Drag Racing forum to discuss NOPI’s recent revelation, and many are not happy.

While most think they are just trying to hide financial trouble, I just want to know who their forecaster is. Anyone who can predict Colorado weather even a week out with this kind of accuracy deserves a Nobel Prize.


Eddie Griffin’d Enzo has been repaired.. Sort Of..

Eddie Griffin’d Enzo has been repaired.. Sort Of..

Crashed Enzo

The hot news in the crashed supercar arena is the Ferrari Enzo that was wrecked by Eddie Griffin during filming of the movie “Redline”. A year ago, the Enzo pictured above was crashed into a concrete barrier by the movie star, компютри втора употребаa video of which then appeared on YouTube. Griffin, who “Frenchfried when he should have pizza’d” was unhurt in the accident, but the Enzo was significantly damaged. The car was apparently purchased to be repaired and is being sold via Matthews Auto in Texas.

There is a lot of controversy in the Ferrari community about what the car is actually worth. Some say that the exclusivity of this vehicle, despite being crashed, warrants a sticker price near the $1.2m mark currently commanded by an otherwise pristine Enzo. Others, me included, think that this car is worth less because of its rough history, which includes the non-Ferrari repair job and high mileage relative to its Enzo brethren. I think it would make a great daily driver for those with the means, but the car in its current paint scheme would look more at home in the junkyard than on the racetrack. Still, I wonder if they would let me test drive it..