Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Race Team

Stop the presses!!! The hand selected race team for the upcoming 24 hrs of LeMons race has been selected. As suspected the Dover Bros have won hands down. The team consists of:
South Haven, lock up your daughters (maybe just take away their walkers), the Dover Bros are coming.
For those of you that missed the media announcements the race is April 16 & 17 at Gingerman in South Haven. The car is the Prince of Darkness special, a black 1970 MGBGT. Can you believe it, a 30 yr old MG in a endurance race. Can you say "oximoron"? Maybe after meeting the Dover Bros you can at least say moron.
For a few laughs and some info. google "24 Hrs of Lemons"
Stay tuned.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

We are moving along

The car is coming along well the braking system is rebuilt and completed the calipers were rebuilt and new pads and rotors were installed at the back we put in new wheel cylinders and turned the drums the brake shoes were just fine. Dale Andrews gave us a set of tires and Tom had some wheels from a TR6 which fit just fine. The racing seat is ready to be installed now that the floor is rebuilt and the mounts for the safety harness is ready. We are having the roll cage bent just waiting for the call to pick it up so we can weld it in. All the fluids are checked and full so we should be ready to race in April.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Car Is Home

We picked up the MG last weekend in St.Joseph Ill. and spent the night with our good friends Jean and Rick Ingram. We bought the car from Pete Mantell who owns Mantell Motor Sports and he specializes in building MG's into V-8 powered machines. Pete took me for a ride in his MGB which is powered by a 400hp plus V8 quite a machine to say the least. He has a very nice shop and all his work is done first class. I was very impressed by all he has done.

We took the MG home ans brought it to the Dover Bros. garage and because it hadn't been run in a few years we drained the gas out and made sure it would turn over by hand then turned the engine over until we saw oil pressure then we tried to fire it. The engine fired after a few attempts and ran quite well. We then replaced the clutch slave cylinder bled it then we were able to move the car under her own power. Still lots of work to do brakes and next on the list also we know there are fuel pump issues to take are of .

Saturday, March 27, 2010

We're Getting Back to Racin.

This is going to be the new race car for Dover Bros Racin. We are going to enter the 24Hours of Lemons we just need to work out a few details as far as purchasing it and we will have a sponsor for the race car. it is a 1970 MGBGT some parts of the car will be removed to get the price down to $495.00 like the wheels and a few other parts like the interior and it has an MGC hood which will be removed. Tom and I have some old parts from when we owened MGB's also here in Michigan there is a large number of people we know who own MGB's who we can get parts from. here is the link for the 24 Hours of Lemons it looked like fun to us and so far we have four drivers . I will try to keep the updates coming as we progress also I have to do a better job keeping the SPAMERS off this blog all SPAMERS will be removed. Let us know what you think of our new adventure.
Dover Bors Racin and Donkey Farm "We Haul Ass"

Friday, January 2, 2009

Life's Journey

CLICK TO SEE ALL THIS PICTURE We sure lived up to the bumper sticker on the back of the car on this trip. First outside of Puebla Mexico we were rear ended by another race team while we were pulling up to a toll booth. The race car was on the trailer and the rear end took all the damage. we thought for sure we were out of the race before it began. The next day in Cotzy short for a name I never in pronounce in my lifetime we checked the car over and drove it the rest of the way to Tuxtula. Once there many teams offered to help get the car fixed by any means necessary. We decided to leave the car alone and see if we could get it past tech inspection, the car passed and we were ready to race. We went for the qualifying and felt the car was good to race and it drove really good all we had to do was to go to the start line the next day and race for the next seven days. Little did we know the next day we were in for the ride of our lives. That will be the next post.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Unsung Heros of the La Carrera

Nobody can start or finish the la Carrera without the support crew who live in the shadows of the race. This year we were blessed to have on our crew Kevin Sullivan and Jim Blett . Kevin and his wife Jackie spend their winters in San Miguel while living in New Jersey during the summer. We met Jackie and Kevin on our first trip to San Miguel two years ago and instantly became friends; it must be a Sullivan thing. Jim built the engine for the Volvo which preformed excellent all the time. When arriving at a service stop seeing the crew there is always a welcome sight. Many thanks to Jackie Sullivan and Jann Blett for allowing their husbands to join us on this adventure The crews pretty much travel the same roads as we do with the exception of some speed sections. The crew is the main reason most cars are on the road the next day preforming repairs on the cars at night with little to no sleep..Tom and I just want to thank Kevin and Jim for keeping us in the race and being there for us. Kevin speaks spanish which really helped us out and Jim's knowledge of Volvos really proved to be what kept us going. So when you see a Carrera car cross the finish line on the final day it is the crew who got them there.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

We are in Tuxtula

Racing legend Herschel Mcgriff and me in San Miguel de Allende. Today we unloaded the car and drove it to Tuxtula we went from sea level to 3800 feet we passed tech inspection and the car is ready to race tomorrow Tom and Jim are going to adjust the carbueration for altitude. Go to catch up with some friends from 2006.