Volkswagen Golf R32

Elivia brought her R32 back in for its first wash and headlamp bulb replacement. When I told her not to wash the car for a month, she successfully did that and made sure it was filthy! That's why she got the coating though, to ensure that cleaning it would be easy! She also had a low beam Xenon bulb that was dying last I saw the car and had since burned out. I ordered her brand new Phillips brand bulbs, which are an OEM supplier at a fraction of the cost, and new lock rings for the bulbs. After installation, I cleared the faults relating to the bulb and aimed the bulbs properly. Now she doesn't have a dirty car or have to worry about getting pulled over...at least for the bulb! Thanks Elivia, enjoy!

Track Day - Pocono Raceway

Had the awesome opportunity to attend a track night at Pocono Raceway and this time did the Full Infield. Much different feel and larger run than before but it was fun. I now have to decide what to do for brakes. Fluid I know what I am going to do but three times in one day I had heard that "there is no such thing as a warped rotor" and that pad material can build up and cause the rotor to vibrate under hot braking. I don't subscribe to this yet because it doesn't seem completely plausible to me but I know that when hot, these two year old Adams Rotors and EBC Redstuff pads vibrate and I usually am an all or nothing kind of guy when it comes to tires and brakes. Welcoming any input on this.

I have one quick video from two laps on session 3/4 and I was using Harry's Lap Timer that day and my best lap time was 2:03.75 in the Novice Group (someone in the Advance Group had 1:58 so that made me feel pretty good).

A few laps from session three of Track Night in America at Pocono Raceway. Full infield track in our 2008 Volkswagen Golf R32.

Volkswagen GTI

Miranda brought me this Mk2 GTI for a wash and wax to breathe some life back into what was once a show car and to look at the stereo system. Anyone that knows me knows that wiring is a huge pet peeve of mine and the state of the wiring in this car was beyond bad. I cleaned up a lot of connections and verified a lot of the concerns. Miranda's call at the end was to remove all of the equipment, which I did. Regardless, my manta of "do it right or do it twice" still stands to this day. Thanks Miranda, enjoy!