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 ūüôā
Thanks for visiting….more pictures to come soon.

Modified Gets Complete Chassis Overhaul….More Power As Well

Our 2019 OSCAAR Modified has been rebuilt chassis wise. New suspension, new spindles, calipers, upper and lower control arms, shocks, rotors, calipers, strut arms, and tie rods. We are trying something new as well with our engine program. That will be announced later.
Meanwhile our Late Model is getting lettered and will be in this years Motorama Custom Car show March 8th to 10th at the International Building in Mississauga.
Quaker State is the official oil of the show and our Late Model will be in the Quaker State booth with a new paint scheme. My cars have been entering this show since 1975, but not every year. We’ve been in about 20 shows, maybe more.
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Late Model Rebuild Complete…..Now For A New Lettering Design at Creative Edge

Over the past few months we got on both cars quickly.  I wanted to have them completed by the car show in March, although only the Late Model will be entering the show in the Quaker State booth.
We did the following: replaced both doors, fenders, front nose, hood, front calipers, both master cylinders, brake pads, repaired side bars bent and rebuilt the shocks.    Our main points focus will be with the OSCAAR Modified series in 2019 but I hope to be more competitive in the Late Model than I was in 2018.
The Late Model has gone for lettering and sits now at Creative Edge waiting for it’s new paint scheme that will be unveiled at the Motorama Car Show from March 8th to 10th.
Hope to see you there, thanks for visiting our site.

Late Model “Best Appearing Car” at Flamboro Banquet…Both Cars Win in 2018

Wow, what an honor for our team to win the Best Appearing Car in both classes for 2018, the second being the Late Model at the Flamboro banquet.
We always try out best to bring excellent looking cars, it’s a priority for me.¬† This was our 16th win in this category.
I have to thank Steve Lyons and Creative Edge for doing such an awesome job and working with me to get the results I want.   I drive Steve nuts, but his team is creative and I think they like the challenge.
Our 2019 scheme has yet to be determined but it will be different than 2018.
I will be posting on Diary of a Season 2019 updates for the coming season, going to be a great year….and I thank God for all I have and all He has blessed me with, my family, friends, my crew, sponsors and fans.¬† Such a great journey for me.
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David Elliott Announces Retirement….An Amazing Career No Doubt

Here is David’s post on Face Book re his announcement to retire.¬†¬† It is tough for me to know he won’t be back.¬† I wanted him to race cars from the time he was a child.¬† I am so proud of my son,¬†he truly had an amazing career with over a dozen Championships, and well over 50 career feature wins.¬† David¬†will eventually ¬†be in both the Hobby (CVM) ¬†and Flamboro Speedway Hall of Fame, a well deserving honor for such a great racer.

David’s Announcement
I am officially retiring from racing.¬†¬† 2018 was great season to split the driving with my dad. I would like to take the time to thank all the people who have helped me starting with my mom Nonie Elliott and dad Gary Elliott, I couldn’t have raced without¬†them supporting me for the last 18 years and letting me do what I love.

The crew…. I may miss a few from the past but¬†I really appreciate everyone that took time out of there busy schedule to help me, Ed Askin, Brett Paveling, Peter Snook, Wendy Susan, Big Jim Hulzinga, Jim Sweers, Lisa Sweers, Will Morrison, Jonathon Robert Morrison, Dave Lewis, Shannon Scott-Lewis Mike Lewis, Jeff Searles, Dave Pereira, Bob Pereira, Kenny Stenhouse Jr., Kelly Hallettt. Gehrig Halliday Steffon Zoskey, Marty Hagen, Shirley Elliott, Lauren Halliday aka little bumble bee, Philbert Porcupine, Jeff Shaw , Dave Hennessey, Jeff Warnes, Ron Warnes Susan Bates Bill Hyslop, and many more. Without all these people and the sponsors I have had I could not have raced. Thanks to all the friends and fans¬†I have made through racing.

Ray Hughes , Sharon Yost was awesome to race against in the Canadian Vintage Modifieds and Scott Carolle Lyons was a great competitor in the Late Models. Special thanks goes out to Jr Hanley and amazing man that helped me when ever I asked.

Thank you and hope to see you at the track!