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Team Terrific Racing

Below is a very professional 4 minute video produced by Steve Urbano  to promote RMVR. 

(See some of his other work here.)


I like it because, well, you'll see.





BobDi_2.jpg (128710 bytes)Welcome to TeamTerrificRacing.com!! This website chronicles the life and times of Bob and Diane Alder, probably with way more information than you ever wanted to know.  But it's a great way to share with others what's going on in our lives and to document events so that we'll be able to recall them when we're old and feeble.  


This website plus our SmugMug and YouTube efforts pretty much exhausts our "social media" skills.  Since we don't do Facebook or Twitter, this website is our only real opportunity for self-aggrandizement.  Thus, if we have something to bring to your attention, we'll just have to send you an email, probably with a link to something here.  Whoever thought that an email would be "old school."    Oh, well.


The website mainly revolves around our mutual passion, racing our vintage race cars.   There is,  however, a "Friends & Family" section where we also share our recent doin's with our family.  We must admit, however, that the bulk of this site is intended for "racer trash" like us.  And remember, you can click on most all the images to see the picture full size.


As noted, to supplement this website, there are two other "Social Media" sites:

Our SmugMug website, http://alder.smugmug.com/  for extensive, if not exhaustive, photos organized into various "galleries."   It's a great way to show you LOTS of pictures.  Each of the various galleries is probably linked from elsewhere on this site, but going directly to the SmugMug site will allow you to chose from any of the galleries.

Then there is our YouTube website, http://www.youtube.com/user/TeamTerrificRacing for videos.  We're now starting to use a video camera on the race cars and YouTube makes it easy to share them.

Feel free to us the "Recent Events" navigation button above to review several years of our events and adventures. 


Jan. 2018 - A 1969 Bobsy Formula Ford


A new chapter begins for Team Terrific Racing.  Another  race car was purchased.  It's a "project" car which is complete but not assembled (now in many boxes) and will need everything - a ground up total restoration.  It is a  Formula Ford manufactured by the same fabricator (Elite in Ohio) who made all the Bobsy Sports Racers.  They only made two or three FFs.  One other Bobsy FF has been actively raced on the West Coast for years.  This second Bobsy FF only recently came "to light" when it was offered for sale.   It hasn't been on track for a decade or more.  It's been a "project" car for the last couple of prior owners who never got it finished. 


This picture was provided by the owner when advertising the car for sale.  At this point we don't know the full story on the Little Caesars Pizza livery.  The prior owner apparently a has all kinds of detailed history for the car which we'll get when picking up the car from Prescott, AZ later this month.  


It should be fun car to restore and get back on track.  Details of the car and its restoration will follow as we document it here and on an eventual  SmugMug gallery.  Stay tuned. 


Feb. 2017

A bunch of RMVR Formula Ford racers decided to get an early start on the 2017 season by attending a VARA race in Nevada. It was held at a private Country Club Racing facility, Spring Mountain Motor Racing & Country Club.  It's located about 45 minutes west of Las Vegas and is, in fact, a county club facility.  Good news.  No damn golf course.  Just an amazing track and facility.  Eleven FF racers from RMVR attended.    


The Good News:   It was a great facility and trace track.  The Bad News:  The weather was bad, with rain Friday morning and much of Saturday.  But the track was dry on Sunday so eventually we got in some good laps.  The track has multiple configurations. We ran one of the longer configurations, the Mansell course --  3.4 miles with 18 corners.  Learning it with limited track time and usually wet conditions was, to say the least, a challenge! 


But we had a good time.  


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Top left, Bob leading (or holding up, hard to tell) a pack of FFs.  Top right, five of the RMVR "dudes" -- Pete Christensen, Steve Barkley, me, Matt Ammer, and Bob Hancock.    Mike Ries was missing at that time.  Other RMVR FF racers who made the trip were Ron Hornig, Pete Sabeth, Bill Demetre.  Plus Charlie Daniels & David Lawrence (both from Albuquerque, the southern contingent of RMVR FF racers).  Unfortunately John Mihalich, Jim Stienmetz, and John  Lewinger were all supposed to be there, but had to cancel.  

Team Terrific's Race Cars

Our "everyday" race cars are the Miller Sports Racer (Diane's car) and my venerable Titan Formula Ford. The "new" race cars in the stable is the Alexis FB car (finished in 2006) and the Bobsy (First raced in 2010).  Click on each image for a brief description. A very complete history of the Alexis Project is covered in its own section,  The Alexis FB Project.  As well, the Bobsy has it's own SmugMug gallery covering its refurbishment.

(Click on each picture for more detailed info on each car)

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1962 Miller Sports Racer 1972 Titan MkK 6B Formula Ford 1968 Russell-Alexis Formula-B Nay, put back to Formula Ford. Click on pic for full story! 1965 Bobsy SR-3 Sports Racer

With the Bobsy now part of the Team Terrific stable, I decided to become involved with rejuvenating the Bobsy Registry.  So, please visit www.BobsyRegistry.com if you have an interest in the details and history of these great cars.

Team Terrific's Street Fleet

The 2002 Mini Copper S and the beloved 544 Volvo.

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(Click on each of the above images for a complete story one each.)
2002 Mini Cooper S 1962 544 Volvo
More Volvo Pictures are on our SmugMug site.
There's a fantastic website for gear heads, www.petrolicious.com.  In 2013 they did a really nice little write up on the Volvo.  Check out their website site as well as the feature on the ye ol' Volvo.

Please visit the website of Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing, our home race club.  In particular their calendar of events where we'll probably be racing. 

You may also wish to visit other websites of mine, The Bobsy Registry (www.BobsyRegistry.com),  the Titan Registry at www.TitanCars.com

Of keen interest is the new front range amateur road racing facility here in the Denver area, High Plains Raceway.   You can track (no pun intended) progress of this exciting and very necessary project at www.HighPlainsRaceway.com  


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