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.
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.
free to us the "Recent Events"
navigation button above to review several years of our events and
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
we had a good time.
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.
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)
1962 Miller Sports Racer
1972 Titan MkK 6B Formula Ford
Russell-Alexis Formula-B Nay, put back to
Formula Ford. Click on pic for full story!
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
Team Terrific's Street Fleet
2002 Mini Copper S and the beloved 544 Volvo.
(Click on each
of the above images for a complete story one each.)
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