Lee Shadbolt owns and drives a classic 1967 MG MGB GT Special that he built into a fantastic rally car in his garage. Car Street Journal spotted the unusual classic racecar a few months ago when some staff members took a trip to Tucson, Arizona, while covering the regional rallycross races held there.
This almost 50-year-old ride was whipping around the dirt with ease and performed even better than some of the newer cars that were there that day. It was an impressive sight to see and CSJ just had to learn more about this car and its driver.
“I wanted a car I could race in any event, anytime, and anywhere” said Shadbolt when asked about the reason he decided to build this specific car. Currently the MG is set up to run SCCA Rallycross events and has an extensive mod list.
Mod highlights include the multipoint cage that was built by Richard
You read that right! Yes, the iconic Back to the Future car is going into production for the first time in over thirty years.
The federal government has approved a low volume manufacturing bill for the DeLorean Motor Company.
For the first time in the cars history it will be manufactured in the United States at a manufacturers plant in Texas.
“It’s fantastic! It is a game changer for us. We’ve been wanting this to happen.” Said Chief Executive Officer Stephen Wynne.
The company will be building replica 1982 DeLoreans with a turn around time of approximately one week to complete each one. Wynne hopes to sell these new DeLoreans for under $100,000 and thinks the company will be able to build around 300 cars per year.
The first DeLorean continuation car is expected to roll off the assembly line in early 2017.
Do you dream about flying through dirt on winding forest roads at triple digit speeds while your co-driver yells out a lyrical assault of pace notes?
Do you long for the feeling of getting the best times on the worlds greatest rally stages, beating out the greats like Colin Mcrae, Sebastien Loeb, David Higgins, and Ken Block?
Do you have that deep down urge to jump on the hood of your rally car and spray champagne everywhere after winning the over all championship points?
Do you crave all this but just don’t have the funds to get a team and an insane rally car put together?
Well, rally fans rejoice! You can live out those fantasies on your PC right now by playing Dirt Rally in the comfort of your own home. Don’t worry if you are not a PC gamer though, come April 5, 2016 you will be able to feel the same