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Misadventures of a Drift Newbie, Part 12: Soukoukai #4 Practice Day!

By Tim Kondas | November 21, 2019 |

We finally participated in our first practice day! It was’s Soukoukai #4 on 11/17/19. We’ve been preparing for this event for a long time, it was our first time driving outside of a Novice Clinic. A couple weeks earlier I managed to finish up the bodywork, so we were able to finally install the…

Misadventures of a Drift Newbie, Part 11: Practice Day Prep.

By Tim Kondas | October 28, 2019 |

We’ve been quite busy working on the car since our novice clinic last month! I started out with some body work, I got the passenger’s side almost good enough to wrap, then I’ll move on to the driver’s side. The problem has been getting scheduling and weather to cooperate. At least it’s not critical! We…

Misadventures of a Drift Newbie, Part 10: Another Novice Clinic!

By Tim Kondas | September 5, 2019 |

Last weekend was a busy one for Team Lemon House! Saturday night we went to Spirit.JP’s Night Touge 3 event to spectate and show off the newly installed underglow kit on the Previa. We had a blast, these are my favorite events to go to. I can’t wait til I’m able to actually drive in…

Misadventures of a Drift Newbie, Part 9: From the Junkyard to International Recognition!

By Tim Kondas | August 13, 2019 |

Since my last post the Lemon House team and I have been working on the car as well as our plans for it’s future. I’ve also been reflecting on where we started and how far we’ve come since then. On one hand I feel kind of like a seasoned veteran, but on the other I…

Misadventures of a Drift Newbie, Part 8: Novice Clinic Day!

By Tim Kondas | July 22, 2019 |

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! We participated in our first Spirit.Jp Drift Series Novice Clinic, and we lived to tell about it! Since my last post we’ve just been ironing out the bugs and putting some miles on the car to get it as ready as we could for the…

Harvey’s Homecoming

By David "Roscoe" Fauver | July 2, 2019 |

With his travels around Virginia soon coming to a close, no adventure would be complete without checking out a little bit of fun in his own home town. Harvey visited the Mathews County Farmers Market this past Saturday to spread turtle crossing awareness. Harvey the box turtle made many new friends and had some fun…

Harvey takes action against cars hitting turtles.

By David "Roscoe" Fauver | June 28, 2019 |

Harvey decided survival was not enough and while he got lucky many other turtles never get a 2nd chance. It’s his time to take action! He decided that it was time to go straight to the State Capital with his grievances, Richmond VA. The plan was simple. Find a good place to stay and search…

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Harvey the Turtle update – Visiting First Landing State Park

By David "Roscoe" Fauver | June 23, 2019 |

The next stop in Harvey’s adventure healing takes us to First Landing State Park. Harvey enjoyed the scenic forests, sandy beaches and even sampled some of the local food. His favorite parts of his visit. Ample worms & snails + spending time on the beach at sunset. Here are a few photos of Harvey’s adventure…

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Delightfully Trashy! – 1989 Chevrolet Camaro IROC 5.7

By David "Roscoe" Fauver | June 18, 2019 |

Nothing says “hot rod” quite like a red Camaro with shining paint, a fancy interior, big back tires and rumbling powerful V8 under the hood. Unfortunately, this Camaro has none of those things. Instead, we can offer you a delicate balance of faded red paint, dents, ragged out interior, and an overheating engine. Picture yourself…

Misadventures of a Drift Newbie, Part 7: Novice Clinic Preparation.

By Tim Kondas | June 17, 2019 |

Once we made our goal of getting our trusty 300ZX to the event for our debut in the VIP parking section last month, it was time to start refining the car and getting her ready for drifting. We’ve been pretty busy. I’d been driving the car to work a couple times a week and…

eastern box turtle in creek bed

Harvey The Turtle Update

By David "Roscoe" Fauver | June 17, 2019 |

Update on Harvey the turtle: the bandage is off and there is no bleeding. Seems to be healing and the turtle is acting much more normal now. We currently have Harvey with us in Stuart’s Draft Virginia. Harvey likes the rustic mountain terrain! Next stop is first landing state park before we return to home…

eastern box trutle crossing the road in mathews county

Injured Box Turtle goes on a road trip. #HarveyTravels

By David "Roscoe" Fauver | June 11, 2019 |

This bold little fella caught our attention as we were heading to our families next adventure. Due to an injury, he will be coming along with us until he is healed but will be returned (to the exact same spot) as soon as we get back in town. He is quite a rascal.

Misadventures of a Drift Newbie, Part 6: Chizuru’s Debut.

By Tim Kondas | May 20, 2019 |

This was a big week for us! On Friday Nate came over so we could do some more work on Chizuru the 300ZX to get her ready for the public debut. He replaced some of the broken and duct-taped-together rubber bits in the intake plumbing, which cured a lot of vacuum leaks. She’d been pretty…

Misadventures of a Drift Newbie, Part 5: Chizuru Emerges.

By Tim Kondas | May 15, 2019 |

Chizuru has left the driveway! Teammate Nate and I have gotten the Z31 up and running enough to start making short ventures out into the world! The maiden voyage was last Monday to the the Autozone still within my neighborhood. The battery light on the dash was on and we wanted to see if the…

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Thunder Turd Turbo Poop!

By David "Roscoe" Fauver | May 7, 2019 |

Everyone’s favorite ford to give a funny name. There really is not much here to make fun of. This 1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbocoupe is actually in fairly decent looking shape. It seems to be all there too. The automatic trans is an absolute tragedy but since we don’t have a key we won’t have to…

1974 Ford Pinto Yard Find.

1970’s Style, unreliably packaged

By David "Roscoe" Fauver | May 6, 2019 |

If you are like us you appreciate vehicles that exhibit a perfect balance of quality, performance, reliability, comfort, and style. Here at Roscoe’s, we don’t have that vehicle. What we do have is this Ford Pinto, and for $750 this shining example of why so much of the ’70s was just bad and needs to…

Misadventures of a Drift Newbie, Part 4: Chizuru Awakens.

By Tim Kondas | May 1, 2019 |

Last Sunday my teammate Nate came over, and we set about rousing Chizuru from her slumber with the help of a new fuel pump. We thought it was going to be just a matter of removing 2 screws and popping off that access panel in the trunk floor to get at the pump, only to…

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Make turtle friends, prevent turtle pizza! Please help them cross the road.

By David "Roscoe" Fauver | April 23, 2019 |

Sharing less than 5 minutes of your time can change the whole world for a little turtle trying to cross the road. It may seem as tho they are suicidal or just plain stupid but this is not the case. All too often whats occurred is a road has been built between where they normally…

Misadventures of a Drift Newbie. Part 3: Work Continues.

By Tim Kondas | April 22, 2019 |

Work has been continuing on the Z31, slowly but surely it’s coming along. Since the last post my teammate Nate and I have removed the carpet and headliner, and many of the other unnecessary interior parts. It should weigh less and smell better inside now! We discovered a bit more rust than we’d like to…

jeep rat rod made from corvette and mustang parts

“Stumper” an explanation for the jeep rat rod thing in the corner of our shop.

By David "Roscoe" Fauver | April 14, 2019 |

This whole project started a few not so short years ago with a relatively simple idea: “After years of wishy-washy feelings towards modifying this car or that, I decided that I may have more motivation and better results making the whole car, more or less… Goals: Handle and stop like a Vette, Look like a…