VSRG

1973 Sonett III (S. Church)

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VSRG Drivers

- Charles Christ
- Steve Church
- Stefan Vapaa
- Mary Anne Fieux
- Randy Cook
- Ed Diehl
- George Vapaa
- Jon Ewing
- William Harding
- Chris Moberg

VSRG Saabs

- 1960 93F
- 1973 97 Sonett III
- 1968 97 Sonett V4
- 1964 Quantum Formula SAAB
- 1967 Brand'X' Sports Racer
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- Tom Cox
- Chip Lamb
- Sune Nilsson
- Laura Briggs
- Don Wollum

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Last Updated: Mar 10, 2005

Arrival day 1996 -- Knobby tires on custom steel rims, and a fresh hole punched in the passenger's door (S. Church photo)

Arrival day 1996 -- Interesting graphics; VSRG from prior days, and Tom Cox's "The Sonett Store" on the back (S. Church photo)

Arrival day 1996 -- An empty engine bay with an MSS tuned exhaust wired up off the ground (S. Church photo)

Arrival day 1996 -- An assortment of gauges, haphazardly wired, behind a stock steering wheel and stripped stock seat (S. Church photo)

The Build-Up 1997 -- Ready for yellow paint, with the labor courtesy of a high school automotive shop (S. Church photo)

The Build-Up 1997 -- A Saab 900 accelerator pedal with its stock firewall pivot and a welded angle (square), then a BMW 3-series accel pedal stop ahead of a heim joint for the throttle cable (circle) (S. Church photo)

Autocrossing in 1998, Virginia Motorsports Park (D. Newman photo)

Autocrossing in 1999, Frederick, MD (credit unknown)

Autocrossing in 1999, Frederick, MD (credit unknown)

The engine bay fully exposed (S. Church photo)

Autocrossing on a banked asphalt oval, Southside Speedway, Richmond, VA in 2000 (credit unknown)

Autocrossing on a banked asphalt oval, Southside Speedway, Richmond, VA in 2000 (credit unknown)

Autocrossing in 2000, Virginia Motorsports Park (credit unknown)

Posing at the '00 SOC (S. Church photo)

Posing again at the '00 SOC (T. Carlson photo)

Preparing to autocross, '00 SOC (T. Carlson photo)

Preparing to 'hot-lap' on Lime Rock, '00 SOC (S. Church photo)

Going through Tech at Lime Rock, '00 SOC (S. Church photo)

Fall '03, Beginning to graft stock fender flares -- I had filed the original flares away to gain clearance for 15" racing slicks (S. Church photo)

The yellow paint removed. The flares carefully shaped, then bonded w/fiberglass-Bondo and rivoted (S. Church photo)

A quick shot of somewhat-matching paint-from-a-can covered the nearly complete grafting job the day before the '03 SOC (S. Church photo)

The nearly complete flares, over some wild 10" slicks on 13" custom rims, at the autocross start line of the '03 SOC (T. Carlson photo)

The quick paint job was stripped down after the '03 SOC. Final filling and sanding led to correctly matching paint only days before an SVRA race (S. Church photo)

The SCCA-legal 8-gallon fuel cell shown bolted into its cage. Nothing touches the floor -- four mounts suspend the cage in the trunk. Everything is later surrounded by aluminum panels and a removable cover (S. Church photo)

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