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!
We 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…
We’ll be at Imperial Beach in San Diego this Saturday showing at the Endless Summer 2015 Classic Car Show. This worthwhile event is raising funds to support cancer screening, early detection, and education, all while giving you a chance to enjoy a beautiful day at the beach. Enjoy a stroll along Seacoast Drive and wander among some really cool classic cars. We look forward to seeing you there!
We are really excited to have shipped our first full car just a few days ago. I was a beautiful electric blue RW Spyder. We’re working on a story to show you how the job went over time; we’ll post it soon with glamour shots included. But in the interim, here are some pics of the car in the middle of a few final tweaks!
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We are not providing products and services at present. Rock West Racing is reorganizing its business as part of the larger Rock West enterprise. We are shifting our focus to meet growing market demand in other industries.
Please check our website in 2019, as we will have announcements about our new product offerings after we finish this process. Thanks for your interest in Rock West Racing!