Ten years ago I competed in my first rally as a driver. I was hooked. Since then I have done everything from filming rallies and producing the Max Attack Championship coverage to crewing to codriving. The other owners have had their own paths to where we are today, but here’s just a few quick photos showing some of the history of myself and the transition of the No Coast Motorsports name into the new company Rally.Build!
- Grant Hughes
2006 I codrove with Mark Malsom at Rally Colorado. Despite this close call we managed to win the day two regional overall in a very low budget car. We had rear drum brakes (with Porterfield R4 pads naturally), open diffs, and a junkyard 2.2T engine. There is video of me failing a front flip across beds the night before.
In 2009 Scott and I joined up with Mitch Williams and Checkpoint Racing and started sharing shop space. Dave Kern joined us shortly after Mitch closed Checkpoint and our shop became a fun work space and rally clubhouse essentially. About this time, Scott and I decided to start building roll cages for a few friends.
Last year we branched out of rallying and into road race cages as well. Our first was our shop Chumpcar. The rules didn’t allow any weight reduction unless it was to accomodate cage structure. I’m not sure how much we saved by gutting the doors, but we had to in order to get these door bars in!
The door bars looked cool but they make it hard to get in and out of the car so on the RaceKern NASA GTS BMW we did a more traditional style door bar.
Anyhow, that’s probably good for now. We’ve done somewhere around 15 roll cages in the past few years. We have built skid plates, pin stands, strut reinforcement plates, and more! See you soon!!!