About the Cars

The NMS Miata in Lincoln NE for the SCCA Championships!
September 4-9, 2016



NMS at Carolina Motorsports Park, May 2017

 2018

-NMS-South continues to focus on developing  the 99 Miata for track work this year. In addition, Brian will also mix it up a bit with plenty of autocross in his friend Luke's Corvette, two rallycross car projects, track time, and the Lemons car.  For more information on the 24 Hours of Lemons racing, check out: Lemons

-NMS-North plans on another High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) event with NASA at Pocono in August. The NMS FIAT Abarth moved to Street Touring Hatchback class this year, which is brand new in the Sports Car Club of America autocross world. Look for some Long Island auto crossing in 2018, and the upgraded FIAT now with Koni shocks and new springs.

                 1999  Mazda  Miata                     2013  FIAT  500  Abarth




MIATA MODIFICATIONS:

-1999 Mazda Miata: K&N air intake, Racing Beat header, custom lightweight exhaust, Racing Beat 1.125" front sway bar, upgraded 12mm rear sway bar, 949 adjustable endlinks, Koni Sport adjustable shocks, Fat Cat Motorsports bump stops, Ground Control coil-over conversion kit with 550/350lb springs, Toyo R1R tires, Kirkey aluminum racing seats, Schroth six point harnesses

MIATA HISTORY:

-After starting to autocross with a groovy 2004 turbo Mazdaspeed Miata, Brian sold it to buy this fixer-upper, since the 99 Miata was better suited to development and gearing for autocross. Found as a bargain buy salvage title car on Craigslist, the car has been modified as above, with more to come in the future. With co-driver Jason Rucker in 2016, this car started to win regional events and place at national events as well. Both drivers competed in the Miata in that year's SCCA Solo Nationals. For 2018 Brian is going all out track car with the Miata.


ABARTH MODIFICATIONS:

-2013 Fiat 500 Abarth: Koni yellow adjustable shocks, Madness 500 lowering springs, EBC Yellowstuff brake pads, DOT 4 brake fluid, K&N air filter, Neu-f rear bar, Ciao 17 inch wheels with Bridgestone Potenza RE71R tires, currently Street Touring Hot-Hatch class SCCA Solo, NASA HPDE 1.

ABARTH HISTORY:

- FIAT returned to the US in 2012, so Italian car fan Robert test drove the basic 500 and then the 500 Abarth before ordering an Abarth. Built to NMS specifications, the car was delivered to South Carolina in September 2013, and we started autocrossing early in 2014. Robert has enjoyed a good number of class wins in GS and HS (thanks to low numbers of other competitors) and won his class three years running with the Tidewater Sports Car Club in Virginia Beach (2015-2017). Upgrades for 2018 include new lowering springs, and new shocks that we won in an online contest from Koni. Free is still our favorite flavor!


SILVERADO MODIFICATIONS: 

-2006 Chevy Silverado 1500: 5.3L V8 w/ E85 flex fuel, 4 speed auto, beefy tow hitch, new Hawk brake pads, new rotors, fluid changes, etc.

SILVERADO HISTORY 
With various car projects going on all the time, Brian upgraded to a workhorse tow vehicle with the trusty Chevy Silverado. The truck has come in very handy on numerous occasions for towing the Lemons Coronet and other cars.


CORONET MODIFICATIONS: 

-1972 Dodge Coronet: Stage 3 rust (for weight savings), wheels, one seat, a couple wires, fuel tank, manual transmission from a 90s Chevy pickup, oh, and a steering wheel, new rear trunk lid and rear window, brake pads, purple paint, etc.

-CORONET HISTORY:

-The full history on this car would fill a book, so the short version is that a previous Lemons racing team was done working to keep it running, so it was donated to the new Team Coronautski, and prepped for more Lemons racing. After not competing for five years, the car had a great first outing in September 2017 at Carolina Motorsports Park, and earned the Lemons officials coveted "Hella Sweet!" recognition! Some on track testing in December 17 was followed by a 2nd Lemons endurance race at Barber Motorsports Park in February 18. With an epic head gasket change and other repairs after racing on day 1, the Coronet was back on track and completed all of day 2 racing thanks to huge Team Coronautski effort late into the night!

-For their second Lemons Race, Team Coronautski was at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama early in 2018, and after more work on the car and improving their pit stop times, moved up to a 4th place in Class C. The team plans to return to Lemons racing at the Fall CMP event in South Carolina in September.

BEFORE: Cool Runnings!

AFTER: PLUM CRAZY!


Next up is the 1936 Bugatti that Brian used to own when he was 10 and learning to drive on our private NMS track in Monte Carlo. Currently on loan to the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA PETERSEN.ORG where this photo was taken, if you believe that story, then come see NMS-North on Long Island and shop our fine selection of bridges of New York City we have for sale! We're blowing out the Brooklyn and Throgsneck Bridges this week, and no one sells bridges in NYC cheaper than us! With every bridge, we'll throw in a free EZPass so you don't have to pay the tolls!

1936 Bugatti



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