So actually I have two race car projects going on at the moment. A friend had finished stripping an a2 Jetta coupe to bare metal and started putting a cage in it for the same class that I am building the Golf for - SCCA H Production. His shop is in Santa Barbara, so this thing does not have ANY rust on it. With a back injury, and a pretty extensive home remodeling project underway, Gary decided he won't be able to finish and race the car, so he asked me to pick it up from him and get it on track. So while it is "free", there is a fair amount of time and $$ that needs to go into it to be race ready.
I spent mother's day weekend out there working on the car, trying to get it to roller state so we can go pick it up during a family camping trip to Yosemite later in the summer. Here are a few pics of the starting point, and initial progress. It is nice to be doing a full dedicated build with such a solid starting point. The car will end up very stiff, and hopefully very competitive.
I still plan to get the Golf done and racing this year, but hope to switch over to this car for 2014.