Topic: Long Time Listener, First Time Caller
I'm Jake, an all around shade-tree mechanic with friends as uninterested in mechanics as i am in their conversations about World of Warcraft.
I've finally convinced some of them that they need to get into some aspect of Lemons racing, as my pockets just aren't plenty enough to go at it alone. After a weekend of selling my cousin on the idea, pitching it to my girlfriend, and my brother, I think I may have them interested in competing in the Monterey Rally.
A little about me, I'm a graphic designer that designs advertisements for newspapers all around the country. I own three vehicles, a 1974 Super Beetle I rescued from my cousins garage where it had been sitting for ten years, a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 244k miles on the clock, which I've replaced nearly everything on except for the original engine and transmission, and my daily driver, a 2015 VW Passat Tsi Wolfsburg Edition. I live in Indiana, so the rally is going to be a drive to get to, which leads me to my first question.
Pertaining to people from other states that compete, do you purchase the car first, then drive it to the rally to get the bugs worked out?
Or do you fly there then pick up a car off of craigslist?
I know the stipulations are that the car needs to be insured, but what does one do about registration? Or is the ten day grace period in California, okay to compete with?
Im trying to work out a budget right now, but I was wondering about some of the recipes for obtaining and competing that you guys have come up with or any tips pertaining to camping/lodging literally anything that could help me sell this rally to my friends and family.
Race Cars: 1996 Ford Escort Wagon