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Old 02-10-2013, 04:41 AM   #641
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That is so sweet! I never expected this to rise to such high quality standards!
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'Splain that to me Lucy, I just don't get it...
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Woman, place she belongs, etc.
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That woman is a national autocross champion. I think I'll let her slide...
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Thanks fox..

We're trying to improve the car every day.
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Does she even lift?
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:43 PM   #648
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Does she even lift?
I'd like to say that she's got a bad Skoal Long Cut habit, but she's just a cute mom who plays with her kids, puts on her helmet, and then goes out and crushes the dreams of any man who thinks he can bend a cone faster than her.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:32 PM   #649
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Default NASA WERC race in Sonoma--Catfish update

From Ron Cortez at AIM Tires in Sonoma comes a Catfish update:

First NASA West Coast Endurance event of the year, Sonoma Raceway Feb. 10. Catfish finsihed 1st in class and 5th overall.
Rob Rodriguez at the wheel ran a flawless race. Thanks to Nico for a great job in preping the car and for Rob's flawless drive.
Also to Greg and Ted for their pit lane expertise. Wish it had been a bit longer. Don't know why they call 2 hour races 'enduro' as that was only 1/2 of our regular stint in the 25 hour. But, track time is expensive. Thanks to NASA for yet another well run event!

For you Miata folks, Same engine and trans that we ran in the 25 hour. Have not even changed the spark plugs! We've also had 2 test days since the 25 hour in December. Oh, we did change the MOTUL oil after the 25, but it really didn't need it even without engine oil coolers or trans/diff coolers.
After the 25 we had 50% of the front brake pads remaining and 75% of the rear pads remaining. So the car is very easy on brakes.
Thanks again to MOTUL lubricants, Achilles Radial tires, AIM tire, Huffaker Racing (engine),ACT clutch/flywheel, plus Joe Carr Racing and Rob Rodriguez for their fabrication and inspiration during the thrash to finish the car before the 25 hours.
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Nice, Cord. The car looks good in motion. I'm kind of surprised you are willing to go wheel-to-wheel with what I assume is limited production bodywork!

Do you have any pictures from this most recent event?
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Nice, Cord. The car looks good in motion. I'm kind of surprised you are willing to go wheel-to-wheel with what I assume is limited production bodywork!

Do you have any pictures from this most recent event?
Thanks Jack! The whole intent of the car is to get it on the track and drive it. This car was ordered by Ron Cortez, owner of AIM Tires (Toyo race tires). He's got a shop at the track at Sears Point, and volunteered to be the first guinea pig for the car. We tack-welded our latest frame iteration together and shipped it to him along with a set of bodywork (hand-sanded by ME) from the temporary tooling, and he took over. It's now his car, and he's committed to racing it at the entire NASA Western Endurance Racing Championship. The car is underpowered compared to the other cars in the class, but Ron's got some superb drivers and will be developing the package as the year progresses.

As it stands now, he's taking the "European" approach to car setup; suspension first, and then engine. "Amurricans" build the fire-breathing engine first, and figure out the suspension later.

I found some pictures of the car in action via Head-On Photos - Northern California's Premier Motorsports Event Photography Provider. Here's the link:

NASA Pro Racing - Feb
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Its because you need a trubo mate.
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Default Catfish pricing is finally released

Pricing for the Catfish is finally on the website, here:

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The car's not done, but everything is in place. Once all the final molds are made, production is next.

We've got a pretty interesting introductory special, so take a look.
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Wowza, much cheaper than expected, sounds legit. Hope this takes off for you in a controllable manner, you've created quite the buzz around Catfish. Any orders already placed?
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I already have enough projects and you throw this out there. Great price and I am seriously considering it.
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Wowza, much cheaper than expected, sounds legit. Hope this takes off for you in a controllable manner, you've created quite the buzz around Catfish. Any orders already placed?
Thanks Curly. I've got a few 'friends and family' orders lined up, but today is the actual first release of pricing. The car won't be ready until early Spring. This will give people plenty of time to think about it, email/call and ask questions, save up a little dough, talk their significant other into the purchase, etceteras.

We're full steam ahead on the final production molds and tweaking the frame a bit...and we're already planning our next model. It should be an interesting year.
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Definately a great price. If my Miata is ever damaged beyond repair, I now know I've got a better replacement choice (or a 7 replica).
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Definately a great price. If my Miata is ever damaged beyond repair, I now know I've got a better replacement choice (or a 7 replica).
I visited a friend yesterday who is doing a "resto-mod" to his fastback Mustang. I told him that the Catfish kit price was $13,900, and he told me that he paid more than that for just his Mustang suspension. Add in the introductory offer, and I think it's a smokin' deal too.

I'm looking forward to the first person with a built Miata getting a Catfish. Taking off that "extra" 600lbs should really turn this car into a track monster.
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This looks very interesting! I am going to keep an eye on this.
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