We go back again in 2009! (It's about time too...)
Returning to the GRM Challenge in 2006
Oh Yea - GRM 2010
Scirocco.org Members compete in the $2004 GRM Challenge


Check out the official GRM site for all the results
We had a great time! We'll be better and faster next year. Most of all, we'll be better prepared and won't leave for Florida Thursday morning with a car that barely runs and doesn't stop with an 18+ hour drive in front of us. Whew. Oh, and the car will look a bit nicer next year too. :-)

Thanks to all our sponsors, as well as in no particular order: Jim Jarrett, Neal Tovsen, Allyn Malventano, Ron Pieper, Dan Bubb, Brian Haygood and of course Brian McGarveys family. Without all their help, we could not have competed. We have so many stories of how we almost didn't make it, or how we triumphed over a nasty problem with some sort of workable solution. Come see us at Cincy this year to hear more about it if you'd like, hopefully we'll be able to bring the car. To the pictures then!

At the full service Allyn M. garage in South Carolina, we get our nasty roof welds ground, caulked and painted.  Oh, can we get some brakes while your in there?  (Our MC took a poop and we have the faintest suggestion of brakes...)
At the full service Allyn M. garage in South Carolina, we get our nasty roof welds ground, caulked and painted. Oh, can we get some brakes while your in there? (Our MC took a poop and we have the faintest suggestion of brakes...)
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Brians brother Brad, the newest challenger (in 05 he says!). Changing the master cylinder.  Allyn not only provided a used MC, but an adjustable timing light and a headlight set! (Allyn also hooked Brett up with Military Motrin.  1600mg took down a headache in about an hour)
Brians brother Brad, the newest challenger (in 05 he says!). Changing the master cylinder. Allyn not only provided a used MC, but an adjustable timing light and a headlight set! (Allyn also hooked Brett up with Military Motrin. 1600mg took down a headache in about an hour)
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Sponge bath, regular car wash is too risky for it's delicate constitution. The first wash it's gotten in 2 years.  Tree blarg all over it...(the concours judges "appreciated our efforts" :-) )
Sponge bath, regular car wash is too risky for it's delicate constitution. The first wash it's gotten in 2 years. Tree blarg all over it...(the concours judges "appreciated our efforts" :-) )
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Look Ma! no interior!  Check out those really manly rollbar gussets, eh?  We'll have to attach the other points next year, hmmm...
Look Ma! no interior! Check out those really manly rollbar gussets, eh? We'll have to attach the other points next year, hmmm...
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Hey, are those rusty belts out of date?  Maybe, but like so many other parts of the car, still working great!
Hey, are those rusty belts out of date? Maybe, but like so many other parts of the car, still working great!
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MadMax edition Scirocco.  We've decided the black hood is a styling feature and all our cars will have one...and maybe an actual bumper instead of a steel tube...
MadMax edition Scirocco. We've decided the black hood is a styling feature and all our cars will have one...and maybe an actual bumper instead of a steel tube...
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The seat was, uh, a little under-positioned for some of us (2 out of 3 drivers had trouble reaching all the controls easily...) so we sat on a pillow. :-)
The seat was, uh, a little under-positioned for some of us (2 out of 3 drivers had trouble reaching all the controls easily...) so we sat on a pillow. :-)
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At this point, the engine has about an hours worth of tuning into it.  The car moved under it's own power (barely) when we loaded the trailer and hit the road for 18 hours straight.
At this point, the engine has about an hours worth of tuning into it. The car moved under it's own power (barely) when we loaded the trailer and hit the road for 18 hours straight.
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Yeah, we're serious about this...not! (and if you buy right now, I'll throw in this MadMax edition VW!  Complete with junkyard dog and sawed off shotgun!)
Yeah, we're serious about this...not! (and if you buy right now, I'll throw in this MadMax edition VW! Complete with junkyard dog and sawed off shotgun!)
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Playing the "get the right software on the right computer and get it working with the Megasquirt AVR game" - not much fun really.
Playing the "get the right software on the right computer and get it working with the Megasquirt AVR game" - not much fun really.
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Brian fast thumbing through the docs..."What VE tables?"
Brian fast thumbing through the docs..."What VE tables?"
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TL
Highlight for Album: At the Drag Races...
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Album: At the Drag Races...

Click in here to check out our performance at the drag strip! Hilites, lowlites, movies, shift linkages (bleh)
Last change: 02/13/2008
Contains: 32 items.
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We got a little close during these past few months, our wives are starting to kid us.. now who is sunshine again? (Ok, after more pain then I care to admit, we finally have a computer talking to the Megasquirt)
We got a little close during these past few months, our wives are starting to kid us.. now who is sunshine again? (Ok, after more pain then I care to admit, we finally have a computer talking to the Megasquirt)
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This pained expression sponsored by Mt. Dew.  We're trying to get online help with the fueling problems we're having.  Hoping to get some Megasquirt tuning tips from knowledable guys.
This pained expression sponsored by Mt. Dew. We're trying to get online help with the fueling problems we're having. Hoping to get some Megasquirt tuning tips from knowledable guys.
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TL
Highlight for Album: At the AutoX...
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Album: At the AutoX...

Click through to this album to see our Autocross and Road Course adventure. Neal makes it look easy and the car runs "alright". Leaking fuel and shift linkage adjustments already penciled into the schedule. :) Oh, and we have movies...
Last change: 02/13/2008
Contains: 19 items.
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Most of the Busted Knuckle Racing team at the final GRM banquet
Most of the Busted Knuckle Racing team at the final GRM banquet
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"Our judgement would have to be impaired this much to want to build and race a Scirocco for $2004"
"Our judgement would have to be impaired this much to want to build and race a Scirocco for $2004"
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Brians family, Brett, Jim and Neal, the Busted Knuckle Racing crew.  Thanks for your support everyone!
Brians family, Brett, Jim and Neal, the Busted Knuckle Racing crew. Thanks for your support everyone!
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Brett, Jim, Brian and Neal
Brett, Jim, Brian and Neal
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Crash, Shoot, Slim, and Swerve  (Is there a "Plunge" in the house?)
Crash, Shoot, Slim, and Swerve (Is there a "Plunge" in the house?)
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"Oh", Brian says, "We just have make a quick stop in Atlanta on the way home to clean out a storage shed."
"Oh", Brian says, "We just have make a quick stop in Atlanta on the way home to clean out a storage shed."
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The race car is going to Brads for a bit.  "Oh sure, everything'll fit.  Keep piling it in!"
The race car is going to Brads for a bit. "Oh sure, everything'll fit. Keep piling it in!"
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"Ok Brett, you go over the storage unit wall and unbolt the hasp from the backside because I left my keys 600 miles away. M'kay?"
"Ok Brett, you go over the storage unit wall and unbolt the hasp from the backside because I left my keys 600 miles away. M'kay?"
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Ah, so we don't break the lights.  One set is Allyns also.
Ah, so we don't break the lights. One set is Allyns also.
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