Car Info & History

“The Cuban Calico” Project

We were happy to provide this RW Spyder body to our customer and exotic car enthusiast Garr Larson.  He’s working on an exciting new project, creating a replica of “The Cuban Calico,” and he filled us in on this fascinating piece of racing history.

This is a “car that was ‘thrown away’ at the Havana Airport in 1958 before entering the 1958 Cuban Grad Prix. It was crushed by a Maserati while being transported in a plane from Argentina by a french driver. The driver gave it to a young airplane mechanic for $5 after taking any parts he needed for his other cars. Since new parts were impossible to find in Cuba after 1958 (that whole revolution thing) he built this 550 using parts he scavenged around the city – seats from a 1936 BMW, Speedometer and Tach from International Harvester S100, rear view mirror from a 1954 MGA, (the list goes on and on)…

Garr has collected all these parts to remake a part of lost classic car history. He may be on his way to making more such vehicles down the road, and we’ll keep you up to date on these fun adventures. We look forward to being a part of that journey and your journey too!

The Cuban Calico in work

Just a reminder… Get a good deal by January 4!

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Think you might receive a little holiday cash this year?  Then consider putting a down payment on a component car. For $1000 down, you will receive $1000 off the price of the kit. All you have to do is place your order and get your deposit to us by COB Monday, January 4, 2016.

Been dreaming about motoring down the road in a beautiful classic car? Start that dream now!  We’ll help you get there.

Holiday Sale 2015

Holiday Savings! Start Shopping for Your Car Today!

Holiday Special 2015We are excited to offer another nice deal this year.  You can start your component car project with only $1,000 down. Get your car ordered before the holidays and receive a little something for under the tree also! Details to come on this fun surprise in early December.

With that down payment, you get $1000 off your car kit, no matter what level you choose.  All you have to do is confirm your order and get your deposit in our hands by Monday, January 4, 2016.  (We extend the offer into the new year because we close-up shop during the holidays.)

Call today to place your order.  Get that dream car started now!

We may have moved buildings, but our phone number is still the same…

619-444-1006

 

RW Speedster Electric Officially Launches

Rock West Racing Announces the Launch of the RW Speedster Electric

Rock West Racing is entering the electric vehicle market with a tribute to the 50s classic Speedster that will run on battery power. This component car, based on the company’s RW Speedster, is engineered to accommodate a battery conversion kit designed and developed by EV West.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2015 – Rock West Racing announces the launch this month of its first component car kit designed specifically for alternative power, the RW Speedster Electric.  The company currently offers other component cars that are tributes to classics such the Speedster, Spyder, RSK and GTS.  Rock West Racing is an emerging business in the replica car industry and is headquartered in San Diego with manufacturing facilities in both El Cajon, California and West Jordan, Utah.   Continue reading RW Speedster Electric Officially Launches

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