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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Late Model Ready For Practice Day

We completed the Late Model on Monday of this week. Troy came early Monday morning to get the basis done. The car was put on stands, with scales. The stands allow the car to be moved back and forth. They are about 18″ off the ground leaving lots of room under the car to do the nut and bolt check and all the levels, trailing arm and center link angles.
The car was raised enough to put string under the tires and magnetic brackets, that look like rulers on the chassis. This allowed us an imperfect but very accurate way to measure ride height. The best way is with “laser beam lighting”, but we don’t have that system. The key is to use the same system all the time for consistency. So, even if it’s not the most accurate, it is consistent. Cars will tell you how they feel depending how fast it enters the corners. Then adjustments are made to allow the car to turn better with adjustments to counter a push or loose feeling.
Once on the scales we were able to see where we were ride height wise and the scales told us our weight distribution. The time consuming process is adjusting the shocks to get the proper cross weight distribution.
When we started our #’s were this:
LF…833
RF…580
LR…768
RR…630
These #’s were way out so we made the adjustments, by turning the shock adjusters to end up with
LF…723
RF…664
LR…880
RR…544
The car needs a good cleaning, the timing set and it’s ready for practice.
Now we zero in on the Modified.
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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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