|Lots of people made jokes suggesting the car had been hobbled or
sabotaged deliberately to keep me from getting into trouble this
year. See the dastardly details of Plan-B
In reality, Jim felt quite badly that the car wasn't running well. At one point during the weekend he even offered to switch cars with me.
Something was definitely wrong in the engine compartment. It seemed down on power all weekend long. Simply not enough juice.
|To make it competitive for the upcoming 2002 ice-racing season, the
car has been sent back to the Chevette Factory for some much needed
Doctor Goodwrench took just one look at the old #79 Chevette, prescribed radical surgery, and immediately performed an emergency enginectomy.
|The replacement engine is a real beauty!
Sadly the V12 was just a bit too big and wouldn't fit into the Chevette's engine bay. So it had to be sent back.
Instead, I could have had a V8.
|...and gee, look at that.
The V8 fits perfectly!
The roof-mounted machine gun is a nice touch as well, don't you think? From now on, people will think twice before spinning out in front of me.
|... and to tame all that V8 power, we'll need to find some more traction.|
|Why not add a big wing?|
|V8 power, a big wing, and a spiffy red air dam!
Is this a hot setup, or what?
|Seriously though, the Edmonton Chevette Ice-Racing Series is run
according to very strict rules. No aerodynamic aids are permitted
and engines must be completely stock 1.6 litre 4-cylinder Chevette
The yellow Chevette with the massive wing pictured on this page actually does exist! You can see more photos of it at the website of Jackass Motorsports. A fellow named Robert Nolan drives it in the ice-racing series hosted by the Thunder Bay Autosport Club.