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.
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.
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.
picture of the "World Headquarters of Team Terrific Racing"
taken by Mike Velten in Sept. 2018)
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.
supplement this website, there are two other "Social
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.
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.
free to use the "Recent Events"
navigation button above to review several years of our events and
2019 -- The wonderful 9News 6:00 program called NEXT
(hosted by Kyle Clark) did a really cool story on our "Bob's
Place" sign which is in the shop. There's a page on this website
devoted to the full history of the sign.
Or you can view
the four-minute 9New story here.
of our contemporary friends are aware of the Team Terrific moniker
which Diane and I use. But the history of how it all came about
is largely untold or unknown. The team name has been around
since the '70s, now over on 40 years ago! It all started as a lark
with good friends. Here's a
pictorial of those "EARLY DAYS" of Team Terrific
2018 - A 1969 Bobsy Formula Ford
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. Only
two Bobsy FFs are known to still exist -- this one and another on the West Coast.
This car hasn't been on track since probably 1984 having been "project car" for the last
who never got it finished.
purchased the Bobsy FF in January of 2018. There will be two sites
devoted to the car:
Flash ---- Feb. 2nd
2019: Almost exactly one year after buying the car, it made its on-track debut as shown in
the final picture in the
restoration photo gallery. Included in the caption of that picture is a link to
17-second video of the car on-track. You canít really see the car very well, but you sure can hear its wonderful exhaust note.
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 sports Racer has its own SmugMug picture gallery
covering its refurbishment. Then in 2018 the Bobsy
"Pizza-Pizza" FF has it's total restoration also covered in its