It has been a busy winter at Rally.Build. Lots of exciting stuff going on and new equipment is all installed and operational!
First we’ll start with a congratulations to Jake Blevins for his championship at the SCCA Rallycross National Championships. We awarded him with a Sparco gear bag for his efforts!
Now let’s get to equipment! We bought a used tire machine and balancer from the old Land Rover dealership. Scott’s been working with this machine for 10 years and it’s a beast. We have used it to mount Michelin, BFG, Yokohama, Black Rocket, and Pirelli rally tires already! And instead of sitting around at Discount Tire waiting for your tires to get mounted you can hang out in a rally shop, play some Richard Burns on the simulator, or drink a beer and chat!
A few weeks ago a friend showed me an ad on craigslist for an older Bridgeport CNC mill. After looking at the ad I realized that it had to be the old mill of future rallyist Jon Friedl. Few quick messages and it sure was. The next weekend we drove up to Jon’s shop in Greeley where we checked out his new supercharged E30 rally car and loaded up the CNC mill! We’ve got it operational but still few more things to buy before we can start slinging a ton of chips but this will greatly expand our ability to produce custom parts!
We were out at the Performance Racing Industry trade show a few weeks ago. Some really interesting and exciting products we found out there that should make 2015 an interesting year. We may have some new options for rally tires, rally wheels, brake kits, and suspension coming soon! There was a plethora of really cool tools to make fabrication easier and we hope to put some of those to work and expand our custom product offerings in 2015!
Merry Christmas and I will end this post with a picture of Ryan working on a custom skid plate support for his Acura.