2019 OSCAAR Modified Paint Scheme

When I picked up my Mod last year from Creative Edge, Steve and I went into his office to look at some colors for 2019. I picked out a brilliant green.
The 2018 season was good to us, graphic scheme wise, winning Best Appearing Car in both the Late Model and OSCAAR Modified.
I have always painted my cars different, year to year, sometimes not even close to the year before. Our 2019 Late Model paint scheme was totally different than any in the past 8 years, 2010 being the closet to this year. Most people thought I would do the Modified the same as the Late Model, like I did last year. But last years scheme was to celebrate 50 years racing. Our show car will still carry that scheme.
On my way to drop the Modified off I really didn’t want it the same as the Late Model. I wanted something to jump out, because it’s a Modified and I just love the Troyer.
When I arrived at Creative Edge Steve said to me “we doing this the same as the Late Model”? I said “no I want it green and do something wild with it”. So he did and here it is.
When I first saw it I loved what they did. Pictures do not do justice to the look of this car, it has to be seen in person.
The jury may be out on whether this is the best looking car I have ever had, as my son has already stated but for me, it ranks in the top 3 for sure, and maybe it is the best looking race car I have had since 1969.
Family, crew, friends, fans and competitors will let me know.
Hope my web site followers like it 🙂
More up dates on Diary of a Season 2019 soon.
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Show Event At Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC Hamilton April 15th to 20th

OSCAAR Modifieds have a new series sponsor, Queenston Chevrolet Buick GMC, located on Rymal Road near highway 20. We will have our OSCAAR Modified on display for this week long event. Our car will be in the show room, with a Meet The Drivers barbeque on the 20th.
Please come by and see our new paint scheme and meet our team, as well as the other drivers and cars who will be there.
More news and updates will be posted on Diary of a Season 2019 before the weekend. We are making great progress on all our cars, race cars getting final set up now.
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Show Car To Be Completed This Weekend

Some of our crew will be over today. Louie, Troy, Stephen and Abbie will help me finish the Show Car. This car raced from 2005 until 2017. Though somewhat outdated to compete in the APC Series, it still has many good parts and will be used for promotions and car shows. I’m hoping to do some Ride A Long’s with fans or companies as well.
Today we will install the transmission, shifters, driveshaft, bleed the clutch, and go over all the connections we did after installing the 602. We will install new fluids and hopefully get it running. Once complete we will bring in our Pro Late Model and take the wheels off it and put them on the Show Car. The tires on the Pro Late have tubes in them and will keep the Show Car tires from going flat, something that is just an incredible pain when trying to get air in the tires in a tight trailer. tubes were a good idea for storing this car.
Once the Show Car is completed we will get on the Pro Late Model to finish it. New shocks, scaling and nut and bolt check.
We can get all this done while the Modified is being lettered at Creative Edge. We have likely till Wednesday before it comes home.
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PS…. the Show Car will keep our 50th Anniversary paint scheme 🙂

Modified At Creative Edge…..Complete Beautifying

We dropped off the Late Model on Monday to have the Quaker State logo’s changed back to the original. Steve had put Chrome logo’s on. They looked good but changed as they reflected the surrounding objects everywhere. Steve had no issue replacing them as both me and Quaker State requested it be done. The Chrome numbers will stay on the Late Model.
Our Modified will look much different than our 2018 car and different than our 2019 Pro Late Model. Should be ready by next week.
PS…..not sure what color wheels will be running, most likely Chrome. In this picture there is Gold on the other side and right rear. The right front tire in this picture is an 8″, used just for loading. Wanted to clear that up 🙂
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Engine Swap Complete……Mod Running A 604

I thought about it a lot and decided to take the engine out of my Show Car and put it in the Modified and put the 602 in the Show Car. For those of you who might not remember, my Show Car is the Late Model I raced from 2005 until 2017. Built in 2004, it was 14 years old by 2017, older than some of the kids I was racing against.
I will be adding weight but hope to come ahead overall performance wise. We also had Ron Easton from Oakville Trailers do major work on the suspension. Most of my race program investment went into the Modified this year, but that seems to be where I run the best.
Special thanks to Troy and Louie for helping me this past week getting a lot done. The Modified goes to Creative Edge Tuesday for a complete wrap. The Late Model goes Monday for a few changes to the Quaker State and Lincoln logo’s and some added sponsor logo’s. So important to make the Brand be as sponsors want it.
Steve tried a new look on our Pro Late, with Chrome numbers and Chrome Quaker State. It was nice, but I knew as soon as I seen it, I might have to change it after the car show. It gave off too much from reflection, constantly changing the look. It is most important to me to make sure my sponsors are happy. As for Lincoln, you can see by the picture below, it says Lincoln Welders…..and thought true, that’s not the logo they want to use. We used it a few years ago and that was okay, but in 2018 Lincoln wanted to go back to Lincoln Electric. I messed up by not telling Steve to use the original logo. Steve is great and will fix it all for me and then do the Modified after I pick up the Late Model….more news soon.
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Car Show A Success….New Paint Scheme Liked By All

Here is a picture of our car from the car show last weekend. Special thanks to Troy for being such a huge help at the car show last weekend, making every day 10 till closing. Thanks as well to Jim Louie, Paul and Stephen for all their help.
I have been crazy busy getting the Mod ready for lettering this week. We removed the engine (604) from the Show Car and put it in the Modified and the 602 from the Mod into the Show Car.
We should have all cars ready by the first week of April.
Been a busy off season, and I want 2 weeks to rest before the season starts. Maybe work on my arms 🙂
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