RIP — Sam Wheeler


Sam Wheeler. He was the second vehicle to run at a test session yesterday at the Bonneville Speed Flats near Wendover, Utah. Unfortunately he had a big crash during his test run. He was life flighted to Salt Lake City and died during surgery. Truly a nice guy. Sam was engaged in a passion that […]

Late July updates


Several late July updates: – After moving the mail services to a new ISP to deal with the e-mail spammer issues (it took three weeks to make happen), once setup they cancelled the service upon the bandwidth crunch that it caused upon their other customers — along with the spammers firing several Denial-of-service attacks upon […]

Friday update


Several exhausts are finished and awaiting final billing once e-mail is fixed.  E-mail server is still fubar’d up unfortunately.  I provided the ISP with two SQL databases: 1) 19.2M e-mails to block; 2) 14,312 authenticated e-mails to allow through always.  They blocked both of them for all ingoing / outgoing e-mails on the server!  Fortunately the […]

quick update

quick update

In the process of restoring the mail server hosting solutions.  Mail hosting folks identified and blocked a highly organized and coordinated attack from three countries in northern and eastern Asia who tried nuking my mail servers over the past two weeks.  (same ongoing problem for years now) They are almost done with their investigation and research on how […]

Concept project


Ongoing project concept (more on this upcoming as it occurs and gets finished in CAD and quarter scale mockup happens to proof the design).   Back to assembling and building exhausts for the next few weeks though and getting more fuel caps machined and finished and two other Ducati project finalized and delivered.  

Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 7


Just a bit of “cleanup” of the 1954 Alfa Romeo B.A.T. (Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica) of Franco Scaglione

[flashback] From another era...


The cockpits of racecars no longer look like this — and although we are much safer today behind the wheel, they definitely are not as memorable or as timeless as this is…

Cogged Exhaust tips


Finally received back the exhaust system from ceramics.  It was dropped by the courier and the ceramic media was scratch — thus they redid it to make them perfect.  Just finishing up the cnc’d cogged style exhaust tips and need one more final polish and baffle installation for the oversized tubes.  System will ship early next […]

Gyronaut X-1 motorcycle stre...


For more on this famous twin engine Triumph powered motorcycle streamliner — which was the fastest motorcycle streamliner (in the era) —  please reference the website that was created to immortalize it: (website for) Gyronaut X-1