I've always searched special stage for information and left when I found it. That's probably been going on for over a decade now.
Now that I accidentally started a business where I sometimes build rally cars, I guess it's time to let it be known. I learned how to build race cars so that I could build my own. The economy was down when I got out of the Army and I was disabled for a little while so there was nothing better to do than learn how to build race cars. Who would have known that when the economy picked back up that other people would want me to build them race cars?
My business is located in Clearwater Florida and is called Goumba fab. I've been building roll cages, rebuilding and revalving suspension, building suspension from scratch, v8 swaps, building custom exhaust, and other race car stuff. I also do metal work on rusty old cars. A few months ago I replaced the entire floor pan on a gorgeous 1965 101 Giulia spider.
Back in 2015 I built a miata and won every rallycross event I went to to include the national rallycross championship. That was nice and cool at the time but now it's time for stage rally. I was going to build my Merkur then I was going to buy an already built one. Then the Miata got a stage cage put in it and soon it will have three roofs. Two of those roofs will be metal. One will be welded on top of the roll cage and the other will be on top of the fiberglass top and welded to the car. Ground clearance and durability shouldn't be any more of an issue with the car compared to any other car competing. If NASA likes the car and allows it to compete in more than one event, then how well it works will determine if that car continues to get used. There's still a 97 impreza coupe and Merkur sitting in the yard for fallback plans.