Showing posts with label Exotic Car. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Exotic Car. Show all posts

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Lambo in the House!

2005 Lamborghini Gallardo before repairs at Almost Everything Auto Body.

2005 Lamborghini Gallardo was either keyed or maybe scratched by a dog that was as excited as we were to see this gorgeous exotic. We smoothed out the scratch marks and repainted the door.

Before:
Key scratches on 2005 Lamborghini Gallardo before repairs at Almost Everything Auto Body.

Before:
Vandalism on 2005 Lamborghini Gallardo before repairs at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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2005 Lamborghini Gallardo after body repairs & paint at Almost Everything Auto Body.

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2005 Lamborghini Gallardo after body repairs & paint at Almost Everything Auto Body.

After:
2005 Lamborghini Gallardo after body repairs & paint at Almost Everything Auto Body.

After:
2005 Lamborghini Gallardo after body repairs & paint at Almost Everything Auto Body.

After:
2005 Lamborghini Gallardo after body repairs & paint at Almost Everything Auto Body.

After:
2005 Lamborghini Gallardo after body repairs & paint at Almost Everything Auto Body.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Acura NSX--The New Benchmark

Acura NSX GT3 spins out at Laguna Seca Raceway.

We got to drive the new Acura NSX this weekend. The 1990 NSX redefined what a supercar could be. The 2017 NSX does it again--the new benchmark. It accelerates like a racing bike, sips fuel like an Accord, eats any piece of pavement with great style, comfort and ease.

We got an extended test drive in the mountain roads near Laguna Seca Raceway during the Pirelli World Challenge as the Acura NSX continued its awesome rookie year in GT3 against Aston Martin, Audi R8s, BMW, Cadillac , Corvette, Dodge Viper, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, McLaren, Mercedes Benz, Nissan GT-R and Porsche.

Art St. Cyr, President of Honda Performance Development, and John Watts, Sr. Manager for NSX Performance Team, chatted with us over lunch about the car and successes they've had so far (most laps led of any manufacturer, 5th place finish in its very first race and ranked well in virtually every race.)

Is there a flaw with the NSX? Maybe it is too good. . . it makes even me look like a brilliant and ridiculously fast driver. I want this car!

Thanks to Kobi Eshun for great photography.

Laguna Seca Endurance October 2017

Laguna Seca Endurance October 2017

Laguna Seca Endurance October 2017

Laguna Seca Endurance October 2017

Laguna Seca Endurance October 2017

Laguna Seca Endurance October 2017

Laguna Seca Endurance October 2017

Laguna Seca Endurance October 2017

Laguna Seca Endurance October 2017

Laguna Seca Endurance October 2017

Acura NSX road car at Hospitality Suite, Laguna Seca Raceway.

Acura NSX road cars at Hospitality Suite, Laguna Seca Raceway.

Porsche 959 parked in the paddock, Lagona Seca Raceway, Oct. 15, 2017

Laguna Seca Endurance October 2017

Laguna Seca Endurance October 2017

Laguna Seca Endurance October 2017

Laguna Seca Endurance October 2017


Monday, April 25, 2016

1970s Datsun (Nissan) 240Z Race Car

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car

Almost Everything's Car of the Day is an historic restoration project that we took on for our good friend and racing legend Larry Oka. Larry runs Larry Oka Racing based at Sonoma Raceway (Sears Point) with race schools at Sonoma, Laguna Seca and Thunderhill. Some of Larry's racing experience began under Peter Brock racing the BRE 510 Datsuns in the original Trans Am series in the early 1970s.

This car began life as a stock 1972 Datsun 240Z. It was converted to a race car and campaigned in the 1970s and 1980s. Larry brought it to our shop to prepare for the 2015 Monterey Historic Races. (And he brought it back immediately after the races to fix the parts that he damaged during the race. Gotta love race drivers!)

The photos below chronicle the progression from shell to race car.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell undergoing body repairs.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell undergoing body repairs.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell undergoing body repairs.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell undergoing body repairs.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell undergoing body repairs.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell undergoing body repairs.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell undergoing body repairs.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell undergoing body repairs.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell undergoing body repairs.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell undergoing body repairs.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell with new pearl white paint.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell with new pearl white paint.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell with new pearl white paint.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell with new pearl white paint.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell with new pearl white paint.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car Shell with new pearl white paint.

Trailer arrives to transport shell to race shop for driveline & suspension installation.


Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car back at shop after 2015 Monterey Historic Races.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car back at shop after 2015 Monterey Historic Races.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car back at shop after 2015 Monterey Historic Races.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car back at shop after 2015 Monterey Historic Races.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car back at shop after 2015 Monterey Historic Races.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car back at shop after 2015 Monterey Historic Races.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car back at shop after 2015 Monterey Historic Races.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car back at shop after 2015 Monterey Historic Races.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car back at shop after 2015 Monterey Historic Races.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car back at shop after 2015 Monterey Historic Races.

Larry Oka 1972 Datsun 240Z Race Car back at shop after 2015 Monterey Historic Races.

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