VSR Motorsports Grand Opening

One of my favorite local speed shops, S&R Performance, merged with Vortex Motorsport recently and on Saturday night my wife and I attended the massive grand opening of their new shop, VSR Motorsports. (more…)


June 2011 Barbeque at S&R Performance

A few years back, I bought a brand new GReddy Ti-C cat back exhaust for my Mitsubishi Lancer. The day it arrived, I was under the car, removing the sway bar, removing rusty bolts, getting rid of the raspy factory exhaust. And then, when I got it all lined up and bolted back together, I went to reinstall the Progress sway bar, and it wouldn’t fit! This was the first time I ever modified a car to such a level (it was a base model and didn’t have a sway bar from the factory) that parts were discovered to be non-compatible with one another. I drove it without the bar for six months or so, loving the exhaust note and the new lack of hesitation in the upper rev range, but hating the loss of cornering ability. This was when I first heard on Evom about S&R Performance, a shop in Tampa, FL. (more…)

Lucky Thunder’s Final Meet

A week prior to the Honda Grand Prix of St. Pete, I stumbled upon a post in the Tampa thread on evolutionm.net (a Mitsubishi Lancer and Lancer Evolution enthusiast site that I frequent) about a local meet just around the corner from my house. I’d never seen a meet happen so close to home before (literally, right outside my neighborhood), not to mention that there would be an Evo VII there, so I knew I had to check it out. These were some of the first pictures I took with the new Nikon D90. I didn’t realize that they’d also be the last I’d take of my Lancer, Lucky Thunder, before it would be sold just three weeks later.