VORRA Spring Newsletter

Here is the VORRA Spring newsletter regarding the upcoming races at Prairie City. Volunteers are welcome too, and if you just want to spectate instead of race that is awesome too! It is in PDF format:


And since that wasn’t a very long post, here are some silly memes to make you smile today.

Larry G actually came up with this one. That's one of his gauges haha.

Larry G actually came up with this one. That’s one of his gauges haha.



Also, this is coming up pretty fast! Don’t forget to mark your calendar.

Smith Flat VW Car Show May 4

Smith Flat VW Car Show May 4


New TLR Affiliate – SmartSexyGeeky

If the title didn’t get your attention, the content certainly will. Our friend and sponsor Jade Axline of Jaded by Design has created a new blog geared towards girls and women (men too, really!) who enjoy nerdiness, business, and intellectual thought provoking ideas to better your life. Plus she has a wicked sense of humor, so it’s not a boring blog like so many of them.

Which, by the way, you should really check out her fantastic image design capabilities at her website. If you are in the market for a great new professional logo at a very affordable price, you’ve found your designer. Here is her mission statement of sorts for the new blog:

“I “founded” (meaning, bought the domain name) SmartSexyGeeky because I felt like there were too many blogs and sites for women focusing on makeup, fashion, calorie counting, and celebrity gossip. The goal was to create a corner of the internet where women (and maybe some men!) could go to read something relevant and something more existential than what so-and-so wore to this or that awards show. I wanted to write articles about maintaining, or regaining, a positive body image and overall health. I wanted to write about super nerdy things such as video games, the next Comic Con, and why I chose Intel over AMD…and I wanted to bring more people into that world. I hope my writing makes you laugh, inspires you, and makes you think. If it doesn’t, I’m sure at least one of my 3 amazing writers will. Thanks for reading SmartSexyGeeky!
- Jade Axline”

What does this mean for our TLR readers, and why on earth have I included this here? Well, other than a shameless plug for what will be an actually interesting blog, Jade has invited TLR to contribute automotive advice and tutorials there as well. Ah, there’s the gear-head reader relation to TLR. ;) Additionally, there are four writers in total contributing, with affiliates ALSO guest-blogging, so there will be a vast amount of information, education, and subjects covered. You never know what you will be reading next. You can also visit SmartSexyGeeky on Facebook and give them a “like” to keep up with new posts. Or visit the website directly: SmartSexyGeeky.

TLR is proud to promote healthy image and good causes, like the cancer-research fundraising calendar with the esteemed off-road racer and YouTube car star Emme Hall that the Booger was featured in (twice!), or fundraising car shows we are proud to take part in. TLR is looking forward to being an online contributor in another facet of this subject. You can check out posts in the menu up there ^^ under Tutorials, or visit our first contribution directly by clicking here. Of course, most of the posts there will be very generalized for our usual readers, but remember this is basic information provided to help women (or even some men!) become more familiar with their car and thus feel more comfortable and confident in their abilities. Feel free to pass this website on to friends and family you think would enjoy reading it.



Looking for a split-window Bus? And SNORE Ridgecrest results

Looky what is on the Sacramento Craiglist car by owner section: a 1964 11-window VW Bus in good condition (especially considering what you usually see out there!). In case it’s taken down, here is a copy of the ad, and some photos:

“1964 11 window Volkswagen Bus. Professionally rebuilt 1907cc engine by specialist Gary Herrod, rebuilt in March 2014. Dual 36mm Dellortos with K&N filters, Scat forged crank and rods, 2qt oil sump and filter, new AS41 case. Rebuilt Rancho transaxle with taller gear ratio than stock. Dual German master cylinder installed. It is not cancered, and I have provided pictures of one of the dog-legs. There ARE a couple of pin-hole rust holes in rocker channels under the double doors and a bit on the driver’s side (also have included photo), there were pin holes in the front floor, but front and cargo floors have been POR-15′d (March 2014). I can provide before and after photos of this if you are interested, as proof that the floor is good.

I have owned this car for over 20 years, though it did sit for the last eight. The tires were new eight years ago (right before I parked it) and have fair tread, but they have been sitting so I can’t guarantee their life-span. Front seat has been re-upholstered, the rear seat is still original and in fair condition with small rips. It is clean – it was apparently in an accident and someone used Bondo in the rear but it really could have been addressed at the time without Bondo. The car is currently in old primer red. This Bus is registered and a daily driver.

This is an excellent prospect if you are ready to customize your own Bus the way you want it. It has a lot of potential, is solid, and already is in good working condition.

Please contact me via EMAIL ONLY. If there isn’t interest in the next couple of weeks, I will have it painted, interior installed, and windshields replaced (they are cracked) and the asking price will be raised. I would really prefer to sell local and don’t wish to ship it. Cash only.

Please contact me if you would like more photos of the Bus (specify what photos, please) or video of the Bus running if you would like to hear the engine. Or meet with me to view it in person.”

In other news, the SNORE Ridgecrest race last weekend was purported to be one of the roughest tracks in the history of that race. You can read race re-caps at the forum HERE.

Here is a screenshot of the unofficial SNORE results, courtesy of Strive Four Racing:


Funny for the day – Car Acronym Meanings

Here is a silly post that will hopefully make you laugh. It is found at Lots of Jokes.com.

Another Crummy, Useless, Rotten Automobile
Asia’s Curse Upon Rural America

All Makes Combined
A Major Cost
A Mutated Car
A Morons Car
Another Major Catastrophe

Awfully Unsafe Designs Implemented
Accelerates Under Demonic Influence
Automobile Under Demonic Influence
Another Ugly Deutsche Invention
Always Undermining Deutsche Intelligence
Automobile Unsafe Designs, Inc.

Big Money Works
Bought My Wife
Brutal Money Waster
Break My Window
Break My Windshield
Babbling Mechanical Wench
Beastly Monstrous Wonder
Beautiful Masterpieces on Wheels
Beautiful Mechanical Wonder
Barely Moving Wreck
Big Money Waste
Big Money. Why?
Big Money Works
Born Moderately Wealthy
Breaks Most Wrenches
Bring More Wrenches
Brings Me Women
Brings More Women
Broken Money Waster
Broke My Wallet
Broken Monstrous Wonder
Bumbling Mechanical Wretch
Blasphemous Motorized Wreck

Big Ugly Indestructible Car Killer
Big Ugly Imitation Chrome King

Can Hear Every Valve Rap On Long Extended Trips
Cheap, Hardly Efficient, Virtually Runs On Luck Every Time
Cracked Heads, Every Valve Rattles, Oil Leaks Every Time
Constantly Having Every Vehicle Recalled Over Lousy Engineering Techniques

Drips Oil & Drops Grease Everywhere
Damn Old Dirty Gas Eater
Dead Old Dog Going East
Dead On Day Guarantee Expires
Dead On Delivery, Go Easy
Dead On Delivery, Guarantee Expired
Dead Or Dying Garbage Emitter
Dear Old Dads Garage Experiment
Daily Overhauls Do Get Expensive

Every Day Something Else Leaks

Failed Italian Automotive Technology
Fix It Again, Tony!
Feeble Italian Attempt at Transportation

Frigin’ Old Rebuilt Dodge
Fix Or Repair Daily
Found On Road Dead
Fast Only Rolling Downhill
First On Race Day
First On Recall Day
Fabricated Of Refried Dung
Fails On Rainy Days
Fantastically Orgasmic Realistic Dream
Fatally Obese Redneck Driver
Fault Of R&D
Finally Obsolete Racing Device
Fireball On Rear Denting
First On Road to Dump
First On Rust and Deterioration
Fix Or Recycle Dilemma
Flipping Over Results in Death
Flipped Over Roadside Disaster
Follow Our Rusty Dogsled
Foot On Road Decelerates
Forced On Reluctant Drivers
Formed Of Rejected DNA
Forwarded Once; Return Denied
Forward Only; Reverse Defective
Forlorn, Old, Ratridden Dustbin
Fork Over Repair Dough
Fouled Out Re-done Dodge
Frequent Overhaul, Rapid Deterioration
Free Or Reduced Drastically
Frequent Opinion Really Disappointed
Fumes and Odors Readily Detectable
Funny Old Rattling Dump
(backwards) Driver Returns On Foot

Good Engineering Overlooked

General Maintenance
Great Mistake
Garbage Motors
Generally Miserable
Grossly Misconceived
Gluteus Maximus

Garage Man’s Companion
Gotta Mechanic Coming?
Generally Mediocre Cars
Get More Chicks
Gets Mechanics Crazy
Gods Mechanical Curse
Got More Crap
Great Mountain Climber
Great Motor Car

Gas, Tires, Oil

Had One Never Did Again
Hang On, Not Done Accelerating
Hallmark Of Non-Descript Automobiles
Hallmark Of Non-Destructable Automobiles
HYUNDAI Hope You Understand Nothing’s Driveable And Inexpensive…

Just Eats Every Part
Junk Engineering Executed Poorly
Just Empty Every Pocket

Most Always Zipping Dangerously Along

Money Guzzler

Might Go Backwards

Might Go Forward

My Intention Always To Accelerate

Many Odd Parts Arranged Randomly
Miscellaneous Oddball Parts Assembled Ridiculously
Most Often Passed At Races
Mostly Old Parts And Rust
Move Over People Are Racing
Move Over Plymouth Approaching Rapidly
My Old Pig Ain’t Running
My Only Problems Are Repairs

Motor Under Strain, Transmission Almost No Good

Overpriced, Leisurely Driven Sedan Made Of Buick’s Irregular Leftover Equipment
old ladies driving slowly making other behind insanely late everyday

Put In Nickel To Operate
Paid Inspector Nicely To Overlook

Please Leave Your Money Out Under The Hood

Proof Of Rich Spoiled Children Having Everything

Send Another Automobile Back
Swedish Automobiles Always Breakdown
Sad Attempt At Beauty
Sorry Auto, Always Broken
Shape Appears Ass-Backwards

Screwed Up Beyond All Repair Usually

Too Often Yankees Overprice This Auto
Torturous On Your Old Tired Ass
The One You Ought To Avoid

This Really Is Unreliable Man, Please Help!
Tried Repairing It Until My Parts Hurt!

Very Odd Looking Vehicular Object

Virtually Worthless


Smith Flat VW Car Event

Just putting the word out there about a VW show coming up on May 4, 2014 in Placerville. It is being put on by three local businesses, German Auto Werks (a sponsor of the Green Booger), TNT Powder Coating, and Sierra Landscape Materials. Proceeds of the event are to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of El Dorado County. With a historic restaurant and historical cars in the mix, it’s guaranteed to be a good time.

Smith Flat VW Car Show May 4

Smith Flat VW Car Show May 4


New Sponsor – Jaded By Design

Jaded By Design, please visit http://jadedbydesign.com/

Jaded By Design, please visit http://jadedbydesign.com/

If you are looking for a great new graphic to represent your team and car, look no further. Or your business, or you fill in the blank, Jaded By Design can do it all. The talented Ms. Jade Axline is a current student majoring in Visual Communications looking to further her portfolio and point herself in the direction of a bright career in web, graphic, and mobile design art. She recently produced this awesome new graphic for TLR, which we will eventually make available to YOU in the form of stickers.

TLR logo by Jaded By Design

TLR logo by Jaded By Design, don’t worry the final product won’t have the screen lines. That’s on my end haha

But wait, there’s more! Her talents reach much farther than computer skills. Look at this fantastic charcoal and pencil work she created by hand:

Captain America, by Jade Axline. (Charcoal and pencils)

Captain America, by Jade Axline. (Charcoal and pencils)

Two Larrys Racing highly recommends Jaded By Design for your artistic needs. Please visit her website http://jadedbydesign.com/ for portfolio samples and further information on how YOU can also become a happy customer.


TLR Goes to VORRA March Meeting

But didn’t make the ACTUAL meeting. What we did get to see were several cars still practicing and tuning for the season. We did talk to Jim Carius, who is now at the head of VORRA and attempting to get it back on its feet. The schedule we previously posted is now set in stone. The next VORRA meet will be a Prairie City in May. If VORRA is going to continue, it needs racers and volunteers alike to commit and be there. If you cannot bring your own car at the moment, for whatever reason, then volunteer and still be a part of the activities. Who knows, maybe you’ll even get seat time with someone you pit for!

Just remember, being a volunteer and still out there at the race track is a heck of a lot better than sitting at home reading about the race on the computer. :D You can’t exactly smell 110 octane through your keyboard. I guarantee you’ll have a great time.

While there, we shot some video of several cars testing on the track. Hope you enjoy!

I just saw the new post at VORRA regarding the meeting. Here is a copy of it:

“Yesterday’s meeting at prarie city went very well! About 50 of vorra’s faithful showed to lend support, make donations, sign up for season memberships and get the skinny on the upcoming year. Lots of info will be coming in the next few weeks. Here’s a cliff notes of the meeting.

Jim Carius is purchasing Vorra from Wes harbor and will promote 5 races this year.( see schedule on here)
Yerington is a no go this year. Things are in the works for next year and beyond.
We need everyone support, as a racer, crew, vorrateers and spectators! $50 get ls you a Vorra membership and entry to all races, including riding and driving.

Pre registration will open ASAP. We need everyone looking to race in May needs to sign up, without enough entry’s the race won’t happen. Keep a eye on here, and Vorra.net for all the details to follow.

Looking forward to a awesome race season!”