So there hasn't been much to update with the project as of late. Since my last update we worked on getting the entire interior stripped, including all of the sound deadening. If we are going to reach our goal of 2500lbs with driver, then every little bit is going to count.
Once we finished stripping the car, it went over to Reactive Chassis Co. who is building the roll cage for me. Once we get the car back with the cage in it, we can fit the dash back in and then have it made in Carbon Fiber. Also we can then work on getting the seats mounted and braced in the car.
Along the way here, we have been receiving some great parts....
Yesterday, myself, CaviMike and Rick from BTF Racing, Inc. pulled the sr20 from our project twoforty. It took several hours with a couple of breaks in between, but it came out with pretty much no problems. This was the first motor I have ever pulled and with the right tools, it doesn't seem too difficult at all.
Rick is going to start working on tearing the motor down, and I'm going to send some of the engine oil to Blackstone Labs for analysis. I've trailered the car back with me so I can continue to strip the interior and sound deadening. It goes to Reactive Chassis soon for cage work.
Well it is time to say goodbye to my Honda s2000. It was probably the shortest time I have ever owned a car, being only 6 months, most of them with it stored for winter. Not a huge loss though, as even though I really enjoyed the look and entertainment of the car, it just wasn't exactly what I wanted. Also considering, we have another little one on the way, it was time to get something else.
I definitely had some good times with the car and I happy with the next owner's attitude with the vehicle. I'm sure he will enjoy it very much!
Drove by a local dealership this past weekend and something caught my eye... two hours later and I came home with the new hotness....
2002 Spa Yellow S2000 (AP1)
Neuspeed Front Strut Bar
K&N Cold Air Intake
ASA Revolution Wheels
Well, I just recently returned from California, after visiting with the Rice Boy Media guys. Ricky Chu, John Naderi, and Mike Robleto, formerly of Super Street Magazine, have started up RiceBoyTV.com, an online TV and media site.
Considering these guys are some of the top-notch media professionals in the industry, I was not surprised to see their following and how well the site is doing, having only been launched for a short time now. I had an incredible time at their office, and felt very welcome.
Their site is all about the import and motorsports culture, ranging from feature car reviews to model interviews, and even racing coverage. They do a great job of adding humor with factual coverage and they have a wealth of knowledge to share with the world. I can recommend, first-hand, that their knowledge is deep and the site definitely shows this!
On to the good news! I, as Technotic Media, will be providing graphic design services for RiceBoyTV.com, as well as some vinyl graphics jobs, and possibly some video work into the future. I'm hoping to be able to help them out on the east coast, as well as take some of the work load off of them. They welcomed me as part of their team, and I think this is a great start to, hopefully, a great strategic partnership between Rice Boy Media and Technotic Media. Additionally, I will be taking over administration of their forums, hoping to clean it up and focus it on content to complement the main site.
Visit their site at www.riceboytv.com and be sure to check out their forums as well!