I have very mixed emotions right now. The sidecar just sold and will be delivered July 14th.. Parting with it will be bittersweet. I’m very happy to know it will be back on a race track where it belongs but I’m going to miss it and my racing friends.
Come to New Jersey Motorsports Park the weekend of July 15-16 and see Isle of Man racer Peter Essaff racing my sidecar. This will be a great opportunity to see it up close and watch one of the top sidecar racers in North America demonstrate just what this rig is capable of doing. Bring your checkbook with … More NJMP July 15-16
Well, this will be a challenge to do correctly. That is a lot of missing fiberglass. The good news is my technique of using aluminum angle made for tight joints and the body sections are properly aligned.
Progress. I started by taping the body together to see what sections I was missing and to formulate an idea on how to reassemble it. I put some aluminum foil tape over the joint and pop riveted aluminum angle across the joint to stiffen the body and hold the parts in correct alignment. I left … More Part A connects to Part B …
It finally got warm enough to do fiberglass repair. I also wasn’t mentally ready to deal with it but procrastination doesn’t get the body fixed. This will be one massive jigsaw puzzle and like most puzzles, parts are missing. The first step is reattach what I have, then fill in the spaces, and lastly grind … More It’s a jigsaw puzzle!
For Sale: 2011 CSR P3 Sidecar In AHRMA this is now called a SC4, in VRRA a Period 3 and in SRA-East an F3. The bike was built by Jean-guy Ractliffe in 2011. He raced it in VRRA one season then I bought it along with the trailer (a 7×12′ enclosed trailer). When I got the … More For Sale: 2011 CSR P3 Sidecar
Due to financial and personal reasons, we won’t be racing in 2017. The odds are high that I’ll sell the bike once I get the fiberglass repaired. We will be starting construction on our retirement home next year as well as it is time for me to put my bride first and stay home.