Wednesday, August 5, 2009
SO-CAL L.A. Looks for Record at Bonneville!
The SO-CAL Speed Shop Los Angeles will be represented at Bonneville next week as a sponsor of R2 Racing Team. Richard Reed and the R2 Racing Team are gunning for the record in the VF4/STR-Blown class by upping the record currently held by the "SO-WHAT Speed Shop". R2 already holds the record in Vintage Four-Cylinder Flathead Street Roadster naturally aspirated and will compete in that class as well if anyone challenges their record. Look for these guys all decked out in their SO-CAL gear and flying the SO-CAL flag!
The SO-CAL Speed Shop has rich history at the lakes when founder Alex Xydias built and campaigned a large number of different land speed machines. SO-CAL would return to the salt years later with vehicles prepared by the main SO-CAL Speed Shop in Pomona, CA and also with a mean double duty Model A Roadster campaigned by SO-CAL Employees Tony Thacker and Jimmy Shine. Jimmy Shine has built a number of high-profile vehicles for the SO-CAL Speed Shop and starred in his own T.V. series "Hard Shine". Tony Thacker currently takes care of Public Relations for the NHRA.