The shape of things to come.
Mike's Elden is almost there.
A ways to go, but you'd never know what this thing has been through. PJ has really massaged this one into a diamond.
(And yes, the alignment is spot-on, my camera just got a bit fish-eyed.)
Mid century glass dishes are impossibly cool. Even more so when they feature a track from here in Wisconsin that was on the grounds of the Wilmot Mountain ski hill and used from 1953-1967.
Massive props to @scott_young_enterprises for the quality axle tristars (what we call them at least) we needed for the Elden project.
Lotus Seven #SB1290 and Elden Mk10B #140-1 / AM73-49 nearing completion. Despite their similar nature, they share little more than wheel size, rocker covers and a few miscellaneous Spitfire gems.
711M Kent and Hewland Mk8 to be installed in the Elden imminently. Then things get going.
Meanwhile, the Seven is having its rear assembly looked at by the man who literally wrote the how-to of Seven rear assemblies, who just-so-happens is a scant 90 minute drive.
All good things.
Ethyl is back, Rowland rocker cover will be installed in short order.
Should be in the Elden very, very soon.
Christopher Siedentop posted this photo on the Vintage Formula Ford Facebook page on Wednesday. At first, we didn't really look at the photo too intensely, but then we saw where the photo was taken: Pueblo, Colorado.
Then we saw a yellow Eagle DGF beak popping out, with the name Dirk appearing on the side of the cowling.
It was the late Dirk Piz, who owned Eagle DGF #005 for around 2 years in the early 1980s.
This is the first shot we've ever seen of him in the car, although we have been looking forever. Piz raced everything, including the Winston West series before he switched over to two-wheeled competition.
Piz died on March 11, 2001 at Daytona International Speedway. Racing a Ducati 748 in the Buell Pro Thunder Sprint race, Piz hit the tire wall entering the Bus Stop chicane, colliding with Kiyoshige Watanabe's bike in effort to miss the downed rider.