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Members => Member of the Month => Topic started by: 34k on December 02, 2005, 12:53:15 PM

Title: December 2005 - Kevin (KevB)
Post by: 34k on December 02, 2005, 12:53:15 PM
Well, my love for cars didnít really start till I was a senior in High School. Started off with my 1990 Eagle Talon and 6 cars later I have my 2003 GTI. Iíve had some growing pains as an enthusiast, 3 blown engines, 2 of them rebuilt, 1 blown turbo, and alignment issues that ate 2 sets of tires in 2 months. I started drag racing with my Talon, but could never figure out launching an AWD car. I didnít get back into racing till last summer when I started autocrossing. The bank I work for gave me a little money and I went to 4 events that year. This year I only made it out to one event. Iíve been to Second Creek 3 times and have loved running there, sadly we canít do it anymore.

Before my first VW I was a member the Colorado DSM Club. Great group of guys, but at least while I was there most of them were content racing in a straight line. A few liked road courses, but most were drag racers. Shortly after buying my GTI I was introduced to RMCB5 by a Mini owner who had just been to a joint track day. Iíve really enjoyed being a member of this club and have met a few of you at garage days and our track day back in May. I look forward to meeting more of you, so hopefully weíll have a GTG soon.

Hereís a list of the cars Iíve owned with mods, memorable moments, and their demise:

1990 Eagle Talon Tsi AWD
(http://www.rmcb5.com/albums/KevB/eagle_talon_1.jpg)

Mods
16g Turbo
Extreme Motorsports Manual Boost Controller
2.5Ē Buschur Racing Cat-back exhaust and high-flow cat
Rebuilt motor with 2g pistons
VDO Boost gauge in A-pillar pod
Eibach Pro-kit Springs
Ingalls Engineerng Control Arms
17Ē Enkie wheels w/ Dunlop Tires

Memorable Moments
Racing my friends Mustang Cobra down E-470 at 140mph
Beating the same car at Bandimere
Blowing the motor running 20psi boost, $2,500 damages
Falling asleep at the wheel and jumping a curb and the median, $3,000 damages

Demise
After rebuild and new turbo the car never ran the same. Had various leaks and an ignition problem. My parents were going to forgive all the money I owned them for fixing the car if I got rid of it, so bye bye.

1990 Mitsubishi Galant
Memorable Moments
Throwing a rod in Wyoming on my way to Utah

Demise
See Above

1995 Pontiac Grand Prix SE
Mods
K&N Filter

Demise
Needed something new

1994 Mitsubishi Ecplise GS (non-turbo)
Mods
K&N Intake
Autometer Gauges

Memorable Moments
First car I drove at Second Creek, on snow tires

Demise
Totaled in 5 car accident

1990 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
(http://www.rmcb5.com/albums/KevB/galant1.jpg)
mine looked just like this one, minus the FMIC

Mods
Extreme Motrosports Manual Boost Controller
2.5Ē Downpipe
3.0Ē High-flow cat and cat-back
Rebuilt motor with high-flow exhaust manifold
Automoter Boost and A/F Gauges on the A-pillar

Memorable Moments
The joy I felt when I first picked it up
The joy I felt handing the keys to Mountain States when I traded it in

Demise
Never ran the same after rebuild, traded it in

2001 Jetta Wolfsburg
(http://www.rmcb5.com/albums/KevB/Jetta1.jpg)

Mods
Split Second Boost Controller

Memorable Moments
The first rush of torque from the 1.8T
First experience with traction control

Demise
Traded in the lease

2003 GTI 1.8T
(http://www.rmcb5.com/albums/KevB/rmcb5_may2805_kbenson004.jpg)
(http://www.rmcb5.com/albums/KevB/Car_Stuff_067.jpg)

Mods
K&N Filter
Clear Corners
Debadged rear
Short Antenna
ATE Slotted Rotors w/ Pagid Pads

Memorable Moments
First autocross
Driving at Second Creek

Demise
Not yet