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Bob and Diane Alder's

Team Terrific Racing


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.  Bob-Di_Enduro_2018_SR-3.jpg (105680 bytes)


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..


(Neat 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.


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 choose 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 use the "Recent Events" navigation button above to review several years of our events and adventures. 

BP_DMA-RJA.jpg (58680 bytes)November 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.   






OriginalTT_R.jpg (48073 bytes)Many 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 Racing.


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. 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 two owners who never got it finished.  


We purchased the Bobsy FF in January of 2018.  There will be two sites devoted to the car: 

A page on the Bobsy Registry reflecting the detailed history (back to new) of the car. 

And a restoration photo gallery on our SmugMug site devoted to the  entire detailed restoration.  

News Flash ---- July 2021: The Bobsy "Pizza-Pizza" Formula Ford has been sold.  It went to Steve Kupferman of Bakersfield, California.   So, it's no longer in the Team Terrific Racing stable.   It  was wonderful journey rescuing, researching, and restoring the the car to get it back on track.  Kinda' sad to see it go, but . . . it has a good new home with Steve.  And, it will get to race with the other known Bobsy FF out on the West Coast. 
News Flash ---- June 2022: Steve has sold the car.  It was purchased by John Polhemus who lives in Grand Junction, CO.  He will be running it with RMVR next year. 

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The car with its new owner, Steve Kupferman, enjoying the car at a West Coast race in November of 2021. Hope to have pics from John Polhemus soon.. 





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 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 SmugMug gallery

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

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1962 Miller Sports Racer 1972 Titan MK 6B Formula Ford 1969 Bobsy "Pizza-Pizza" Formula Ford.  (Now sold. See full story above.) 1968 Russell-Alexis Formula-B Nay, put back to Formula Ford. Click on pic for full story! 1965 Bobsy SR-3 Sports Racer

I became the official registrar of and webmaster for the Bobsy Registry several years ago..  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 2012 Mini Copper S and the beloved 544 Volvo.

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2012 Mini Cooper S 1962 544 Volvo
After driving a 2002 Mini Cooper S for 18 years, decided in 2020 to upgrade to a 2012 Cooper S with only 32,000 miles.  Super clean car, SUPER FUN. More Volvo Pictures are on our SmugMug site.

Please visit the website of Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing, our home race club. 

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 fantastic front range amateur road racing facility here in the Denver area, High Plains Raceway.  Visit their website at www.HighPlainsRaceway.com  


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