Monday, June 14, 2010

More Pinto history and a new logo

Thanks to ProPayne Graphics in Mechanicsville, VA, ELBRacing now has a logo. Thanks, ProPayne!

And to prove the power of blogging, the second owner of the ELBRacing Pinto found us via this blog. Allen Petrie campaigned the car for most of the races it appeared in during the 80s. Mr. Petrie was kind enough to send us the following photographs of the ELBRacing Pinto, and some of it's competition, from back in the day:

Allen Petrie in the ELBRacing Pinto @ Second Creek Raceway, June 1986 

Allen Petrie in the ELBRacing Pinto @ Second Creek Raceway, July 1986

Dick Elliott ITB Pinto, 1987. Mr. Elliott is the original constructor / owner / driver of the ELBRacing Pinto and also campaigned a Boss Mustang in the original Trans-American Series

JR McKnight ITB Pinto, 1986

Allen Petrie ITB Pinto, 1989

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Open Practice Update & Spring Drivers School Videos

Friday Open Practice went fairly well, though technical issues with our in-car camera mount made for unusable (ie. very shaky!) video. Fortunately, fellow SCCA Spring Drivers School attendee Darin Treakle presented the ELB team with very usable video from the Spring Drivers School. These videos were taken from the dash of Darin's Treakle Insurance Agency ITS Acura Integra. There is a lot of footage of the ELBRacing Pinto as well as the Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape BMW:

Thursday, June 3, 2010

End of an Era

Unfortunately, it is the end of the road for the Mercury Brand. Not a surprise to Mercury car buffs, as Ford has been exercising 'badge engineering' with Mercury for a number of years, which has absolutely killed the brand. But, fortunately for us, the Classic Mercury Cougar and other great Mercury cars of the past will live on forever in our hearts.

Here at ELBRacing we have been deeply involved in the Classic Cougar car scene for a number of years. We have open tracked and autocrossed these cars, and have been charter members of the Delmarva Cougar Club ( Check out Delmarva Cougar Club member Phillip Payne on camera explaining the demise of the brand:  

In racing news, ELBRacing will be making an appearance @ Summit Point Raceway, Friday June 4th for a day of Open Practice. Stay tuned for photos and video of that upcoming event.