Category Archives: Frankenshine #1121

Updates…and PARTS! It’s like Christmas came early.

I haven’t done an update in a couple of weeks, so I will go backwards. Starting with this weekend!

Headway is being made on CBCFS Racing Paul Nauleau’s VW Bug rally car. You may remember them from being the first Class 11 finisher at the 2015 SCORE Baja 1000. We are excited to be a part of his next adventure, a rally car that retains the Class 11 look. More on that as the build progresses! But for now, things have to get worse before they are better, so it’s just a mess of parts and pieces.

Paul and crew prepped the pan for welding when they were here in October, so that is what we have been working on.

Larry G in his welding glory.

Larry G in his welding glory.

And with all race cars, you need lots of new parts! The parts have starting arriving. Here is the first drool-worthy photo of them.

Parts, parts, and more parts to come!

Parts, parts, and more parts to come!

Some close-ups:

Wilwood calipers, front and rear

Wilwood calipers, front and rear

Airweld rotors. They are machined and have custom hubs just for us! There are four of them, though the front and rear differ.

Airweld rotors. They are machined and have custom hubs just for us! There are four of them, though the front and rear differ.

Beam prepped, it has to start somewhere.

Beam prepped, it has to start somewhere.

For more randomness, here is a ’98 VR6 Jetta that really needed a cleaning. And I mean REALLY, inside and out, as the inside smelled like a moldy foot. It took three days, with the steamer, carpet cleaner, shop vac, various cleaners and conditioners, and tons of elbow grease. But wouldn’t you say she cleaned up pretty? It smells much, much better now as well. But other than cosmetic, this beauty also needed a heater core, thermostat, and ignition switch.

It looks WAY better. Trust me.

It looks WAY better. Trust me.

Then there’s this fun toy. We built an engine stand out of leftover cage tubing and some other parts we had lying around. This is especially awesome because we can start and tune engines on it too.

Reaching back into October, we had a visit from Paul, Dave, and Hunter to work on the rally car! What was originally going to be Frankenshine #1121 (and here) in 2011 for TLR will now be the rally car for CBCFS.

Here are some photos from that weekend as the prep commenced. Remember, sometimes you need to take a break and ride a bike.

And for your viewing pleasure, here is some racing stuff in the spirit up the upcoming Baja 1000! My internet is bunk tonight so I cannot load it to embed it here, you’ll have to visit it directly:
RedBull Class 11 Profiles, by Driving Dirty: BTS
And Dangerous Road Ahead:
Driving Dirty – Season 1 Episode 1

Here is also the 2016 SCORE Baja 1000 event schedule. Race starts at 6am NOVEMBER 18!
Livestream Mobile Ap link for tracking
Race information in general
– And don’t forget the main website for SCORE for when the Live Tracking is available.

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VORRA Yerington 300 and Local VW Club

Two Larrys Racing and the Green Booger, #1112 are gearing up for the VORRA Yerington 300, scheduled for Memorial Day weekend. We had a great time last year with the association and the camping environment, as well as the track being excellent and the scenery outstanding. Yerington is actually one of the greener areas of Nevada, and features a lake near the campground. In addition, four Class 11 cars have confirmed they will be attending – The Green Booger #1112, #1106 of the Desert Dawgs, Bob Messer’s #1177, #1107 of the Desert Dingos, and possibly the Skittles car with Vorrateers behind the wheel. Class 11 enthusiasts who are looking to build their own 11 car or are simply interested in racing have been invited, and the pit camp looks to be one of the biggest we’ve had the pleasure of being around. We are looking forward to the Yeringon 300, and if you can make it please stop by and say hi! You can’t miss the green!

In other news, we would like to point out a new VW club in Northern California called NorCal Bajas Off-Road Club. They have turned the love of VW’s and off-roading into a family-friendly fee-free monthly event that is affordable and fun for all. If you get a chance, check them out at their website http://www.norcalbajas.com/ and maybe hit them up for a run or two or twelve this year! You can also find their website on our links page.

Next, we would like to remind our readers of Two Larry’s second racecar, Frankenshine #1121. Progress has been slow on her due to our upcoming race and the work necessary on the Booger, but expect more posts after our races! You can follow her thread on our forum HERE.

Also, please take a moment to visit the progress on the 1964 VW Squareback Variant S Project, located HERE on our forum. She is getting closer to being a runner! We found a transmission with overdrive in fourth gear, and decided to go with the 1776 engine.

Lastly, we would also like to remind our readers of our forum (which you can click on the link above) which we hope will become a plethora of knowledge and information regarding Class 11’s, VW’s, and racing. Feel free to use it for the free classifieds section, to keep track of a project you are building with it’s very own thread, post information regarding races (such as maps, radio frequencies, etc.), collaborate with your racing friends, ask questions, etc. Don’t forget to tell a friend about our site and the many uses our readers can gain from it!

Thank you again for following the Green Booger’s adventures and our website, and we hope to see you at the races!

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Frankenshine On our Way Home

This made me laugh a little as we were leaving the shop and heading home, so I took a picture of it. Gotta love the Vandamm (yes, a Synchro) full of parts and towing Frankenshine home. She made it home fine and even started breaking herself in as a racecar by doing some slides in the dirt and gravel on her own.

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1112 Second Edition – 1121!

Two Larry’s Racing is pleased to announce the addition of a new racecar to our fleet – the lovely Frankenshine! She doesn’t look like much now, but just wait until you find out how she earned her name. We are excited about our new addition to our Two Larrys family. Our new Class 11 prospect will begin its transformation this upcoming week, and the process will be detailed on the Two Larry’s forum HERE. Feel free to check back often for Frankenshine’s progress and ask questions on the forum!

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