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Old 10-05-2007, 01:41 AM   #1
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As most of you know, I work at Speedware Motorsports in Redmond Washington. We have a pretty huge shop and its always filled with some sick projects and parts. We are the largest Recaro dealer in the US. We are hiring right now for a technician position so if this looks like something you could make a career out of get in touch with me.
I snapped a few pics today. The bad part about working here is that after driving some of these cars, my butt dyno is completely fucked. Anything sporting a power to weight ratio of over 10:1 feels ho hum. Check it out...

Couple of the some of the shop...
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Waiting Room
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New GT3 getting new seats. I just did BBS LMR's on it last Friday. Now we are sending the wheels out to be painted black.
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Recaro Pole Positions with silver double stitch. Something my boss recommended Recaro do and they build it
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Heres a 1970 Charger getting a Viper Engine.
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Heres a co-workers BMW 2002
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Another co-workers 29 Ford Project
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Thats gonna be the shifter length
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:48 AM   #2
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Anyone need an Arai Helmet? We are the US Distributor.
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Need to go over 400 MPH?
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Buell Chopper


A few more projects and some car storage
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Another shop shot
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Some sick wheels
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Building cool cars makes you poop alot!!
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My little area and my Gti
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that 2002 is sick
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If I'm ever down in WA for the day,I wanna come check out the shop along with picking up some parts,of course.
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bad ***
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If I ever get myself up there I'm going to be so damn broke.
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Kinda makes me wish I still had the 6 cylinder 2002 I built way back when.
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wow. nice.

Nice beemer
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Looks sick. I am jealous of that shop! Damn...

How many people work there? Amazing how diverse the projects are. That's cool.

What seats are in the 2002, I see there's no logo. I want a nice seat with no logo.

And the 2nd pic from the bottom is a red X for me.
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**** me....I want to do that.

That shop is ENORMOUS...damn.
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how far are you from portland? And what does the job pay?
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I thought your gti had a turbo vr6...? If that feels slow
Definitely looks like a place I'd want my car worked on.
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that 2002 is sick
damn straight.
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I seriously hate you. The cool part about not getting excited in fast cars is that you can throw your miata around a track and click off lap times without the added stress of "whoa this car is fast." My car is nothing special, but it handles well on a track. When I stopped thinking "wow this car is fast," I started clicking off lap times and bragging about "94whp, and street tires."
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Awesome.

Viper motor in the Charger looks like a good fit, no?
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jawdropperrrrrrrrr
i love the 2002...thats how i would want mine to be like...clean, modern safety, but stock looks...
can we camp in that shop one weekend? that would be badass...
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The 2002 seats are Sparco DTM's with carbon back. I believe only 10 sets in the country set up that way. $5600 a pair.
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If the porsche owner wants to part with his stock seats for cheap let me know... they aren't recaros but they are damn nice.
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The 2002 seats are Sparco DTM's with carbon back. I believe only 10 sets in the country set up that way. $5600 a pair.
**** me thats too high for me...
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I thought your gti had a turbo vr6...? If that feels slow
Definitely looks like a place I'd want my car worked on.

400 whp in my 27-2800lb Gti won't feel slow no matter what. 300 whp in that is quicker than most the stuff I get to drive on a daily basis.
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