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New Coloring Pages For Kids! Or adults too…

TLR is pleased to present the kids’ first coloring page of what may end up many. You can also find a list of all pages available in our Menu above, under Videos & Media to Downloads to Kid’s Coloring Pages. We hope your race car crazy kids enjoy giving #1112 a make-over!

You can download or print the following by clicking on the picture, which will take you to the PDF file.

#1112 the Green Booger, Class 11 Stockbug

#1112 the Green Booger, Class 11 Stockbug


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:


New Sponsor – Jaded By Design

Jaded By Design, please visit

Jaded By Design, please visit

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 for portfolio samples and further information on how YOU can also become a happy customer.


RIP Jeff Johnson, Race Reviews, VORRA News, Videos, and more

Today we would like to point you to other team’s race reviews from recent races run. Hmm, that was quite the alliteration. This should keep you busy for at least a little while. πŸ˜€ We haven’t had a really big update post recently, so this hopefully makes up for it.


First, we would like to offer our condolences to those involved in the Battle at Primm accident. Passenger Jeff Johnson succumbed to his injuries and has tragically passed away. The driver of the Bajalite was cut badly but released from the hospital. We are very sorry to hear of his passing, and wish him Godspeed over a perfect course.
You may read about it at Race-Dezert here. Also, if you would like to donate to his family to help cover his medical bills, etc. please visit the donation fundraiser page. The racing community outpouring has really been staggering – racers have big hearts.


1121 Team H12:One Racing. DNF fourth place standing due to mileage completed.

1121 Team H12:One Racing

You may recognize these guys from our coverage of the 2013 SCORE Baja 1000. Team H12:One Racing are back in the news, and just completed the 2014 SCORE San Felipe 250! If you have a chance, take a look at what their team supports too – they have a great big heart and race in the name of a very incredible cause. #1121 has been adopted as the mascot for the children at the La Casa de Esperanza, a refuge home for mothers and children in Mexico. Congratulations on your first finish AND second place, guys!
Read their race review at their website’s blog here.

Emme Hall in #1636 at 2014 SNORE Battle at Primm, photo provided by Emme Hall and taken by Phil Kaos

Emme Hall in #1636 at 2014 SNORE Battle at Primm, photo provided by Emme Hall and taken by Phil Kaos

Another fun review is from Emme Hall’s experience at the 2014 SNORE Battle at Primm. You may recognize Emme from the calendar fundraisers for their rally in Morocco, the Rallye Aicha des Gazelles. She also raced for a time with #1107 the Desert Dingos, or as an internet radio host, and car reviewer for the the YouTube show Roadfly TV and many more. Congratulations on completing Battle at Primm, Emme and Mega Monkey Motorosports!
Read Emme’s race review on her website blog here.

Also from Battle At Primm is Ed Mahoney’s in-car #1189 footage. Congratulations on your first place out of seven Class 11 cars, Ed!

Here is the official results from SNORE. Apparently someone stole the timer from the finish line (!?!) so they apologized for the delay. #1134 finished first both days and #1189 second both days.

2014 SNORE Battle at Primm official Class 11 results, provided by

2014 SNORE Battle at Primm official Class 11 results, provided by

If that’s not enough for you, here is a video of Sunday’s landrush start by Other Level Racing. You can view more of their videos from BAP at their YouTube Channel.

If you’re in the mood to troll photos on a website, here is a link to Jenn Hellstrom’s race recap on Race-Dezert, complete with a photo gallery.

Here is MORE video! Fair warning, this one is longer, about fifteen minutes. It shows class 11 action from 11BrosMotorsport’s Class 5/1600’s in-car cam.


Last in the news front, but certainly not least, there have been some developments on the VORRA front. You may have already read our previous post With a heavy heart we announce VORRA is no longer…. Jim Carius (remember him from VORRA’s Nine Town? I just had a laugh when I realized Larry G is on the preview picture for that video, too) and Sam Cothrun of Samco Fab have stepped forward and are trying to bring together investors and event organizers. You can read the thread here at Race-Dezert, with organizational info starting on page four.

Please note that the originally scheduled March 22-23 meet is STILL HAPPENING. However, this is NOT a VORRA event therefore I implore you to recognize this is a race-prep TEST RUN against other like-cars and BBQ MEET among friends with race cars at Prairie City. πŸ˜‰ NOT a race event. Additionally, we received word that the originally VORRA scheduled April Prairie City races may actually be happening, so keep prepping your car as we VORRA-ites MAY race after all. I also suggest keeping an eye on that thread as nothing is set in stone yet in regards to bringing VORRA back.

I will post the gist of what is being discussed, but to stay updated daily you’ll need to visit the forum. Also, if you are an interested investor, someone who knows they will be available to race, etc. PLEASE contact Jim and Sam. They are working REALLY hard to get VORRA going again and are already working on the 2015 permits but they need racers and volunteers to commit now to make this happen.

First post from Sam:
“I have a few ideas that I am working on to get it purchased and get it back running, but it will take a group effort, we could even call it Group V…..

I spoke with the unofficial VORRA lawyer Mike Lehner about how to keep a group of Vorra stockholders safe from litigation, and the other group of people that run it safe as well. He is on board with helping. I can help too, but not run it.

If anybody is interested in talking more about it, e mail me with contact info and we can directly discuss ideas on how we can get this together and how to share the workload. We all want to see it come back at at least some level.”

Follow-up post from Jim on February 28th:
“There are some of us working behind the scenes to try and make something happen here. Basically, it take 4 things:

– Organizers time and commitment
– Money
– Volunteers time
– Racer’s commitment

If you or someone you know can help fund VORRA through this crisis through sponsorship arrangements, short term loans, donations, or some other means, we need to hear from you.

If you are not currently a ‘VORRAteer’ and have time and energy to devote to off road racing in Northern Nevada/Northern CA, we need to hear from you.

If you are a racer who is willing to commit (which means writing a check for entry fees right now) to the short course races or the desert races that still have permits standing, we need to hear from you.

Prairie City round one is scheduled for 3 weeks away. My personal opinion is we cannot meet that deadline. PC 2 however is definitely in reach, there are some ways that Yerington might be salvaged, and if we keep on racing we can start working right now on the 2015 permits and issues.

Give me a call at 530-913-9172 or shoot an email to – or contact Samco Fab above.

This can work – but it is going to require action and funding – from the folks that it is important to.

Jim Carius”


After all that great info, here is ANOTHER video! It is a Class 11 promo parody video made by Fire Guys Racing with #1108.

La Tortuga from Erik Dinnel on Vimeo.


Have you read enough yet? I’ll throw this in here too. We’ve been entertaining the idea of a segment on our website (and here, as we cross-post) of a sort of “Ask the Fabricator/Mechanic” for Class 11, Class 9, Class 5/5-1600, VW Class 10, etc. anything VW. Would this be something that our readers would be interested in? If so, what questions do you have that you would like to see answered? Feedback is very appreciated – you can post here with your feedback or email us at We would like to help out racers/future racers if we can, and having a comprehensive researchable FAQ seems to be a helpful venue. This isn’t a for-sure thing, but if we end up with enough feedback from you, our viewers, we would like to go forth with something like this.

We are also nearly at our 300th “like” on Facebook! As many of you know, we send random pieces of the Booger itself to winners of our various contests, so if you would like a piece of the Booger and haven’t liked us on Facebook already, be sure to do so!


So let’s end this long post with something funny. Car memes!

From ATVMemes

From ATVMemes

Will this lift kit pass tech? LOL. Photo from Camburg Racing.

Will this lift kit pass tech? LOL. Photo from Camburg Racing.

racing balls


Daily Dose of Cuteness – Little Boogers!

We previously posted about the Boogering of Dave Meek of Meek Racing, but he retaliated with a photo of super cute Maggie holding her coveted Booger piece! Ok Dave, you win this one. πŸ˜‰

Maggie with the Booger's previous hood hinge circa 2009. She appropriated it from her Dad, now it is hers. Can you say future Class 11 racer?!

Maggie with the Booger’s previous hood hinge circa 2009. She appropriated it from her Dad, now it is hers. She apparently has her eye on the TLR stickers now as well! Can you say future Class 11 racer?!

On that note, here’s another Little Booger brought to you by Little Larry E. Kids love to color, and what do our kids prefer to make?

Little Larry E's Orange Bug

Little Larry E’s Orange Bug



The 2014 Tear-Down Continues…And Meek’s been Boogered!


Today saw the next stage of the 2014 tear down of the Booger. We don’t know if/when we’ll race, but it’s beneficial to simply have it ready, right?

Our friend Pete came over today for fun, and ended up being sucked into the Booger Vortex. Thank you for your help today, Pete. Gary said he didn’t want me to post this photo, I said he should stop making faces at me when I take pictures. So we compromised.


Then there’s these lovelies. We are officially sponsored by FOX SHOX, and they did a stand-up job of rebuilding our shocks recently. Our rear shocks were second generation prototype Class 11 shocks, so much so that instead of valving being stamped, it just says, “CUSTOM.” They have served us without upkeep service for around 3,500 race miles…not too shabby if you ask us. We couldn’t be happier with our Fox shocks, and are proud to promote them wherever we go.

Dave Meek's care package

Dave Meek’s care package

In other news, Dave Meek of Meek Racing has officially been Boogered! Again…
Dave Meek accurately guessed our contest of a month ago – what was in the box and where it was being shipped. It was our Fox Shocks! So he received a care package, complete with a piece of the Green Booger itself (upside down though haha). It was the hood hinge from our old clip that we cut off in 2013, plus some stickers and some coloring pictures for the kids (not pictured). We hope you guys liked it, and thanks for playing and for your support! Look out for more contests in the future – you TOO may win a piece of the Green Booger. πŸ˜€

Kids' Booger!

Kids’ Booger!

And lastly, kids love the Booger. They even make clay models of the Booger. If you haven’t already, stop by our page on Facebook and give us a like! We try to post exciting updates and videos from other racers there as well.


Vintage VW Dealership Book

One the cartoons included in the book.

One the cartoons included in the book.

TLR got its hands on an original book that would be featured in the show room of Volkswagen dealerships circa 1967. Additionally, we scanned it and saved it in PDF format so YOU TOO could enjoy these cute books dating from more than half a century ago. You can CLICK HERE to view the document, totaling seventy-eight pages, or always access it in the Media > TLR Downloads section above in our menu.

We hope this book gives you as much enjoyment as it did TLR. :)


A Booger on your computer screen

TLR is excited to announce the release of our first Google Chrome theme! If you are interested in having a Green Booger on your screen (well, the new tab anyway) and a green/dark green/gray theme, this is for you. You may download it from ThemeBeta at this place here, this page. You can always hit the little “Like” button there too. Now that we know how to do it, hopefully we will provide different ones in the future! For now, this is the theme that TLR itself is using. You can’t have enough Booger in your life, right?

If you have suggestions for future themes, please let us know. We would be happy to put something better together to please the masses. πŸ˜€

Screen shot of The Green Booger theme, v1.0. Click to view the larger image.

Screen shot of The Green Booger theme, v1.0. Click to view the larger image.