Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Porsche 911 50th Anniversary at Seru Boca Marina

Dear friends and fans, we are thrilled to announce that soon we will be holding a similar event to our 2013 Hot Cars & Hot Cakes fundraiser. This time the setting will be quite unique in that the scenery will be breathtaking. Be sure to mark your calendar for you won't want to miss it - Saturday, August 9, 2014. Click on the image to enlarge.


Monday, June 30, 2014

Exclusive wine night - fundraiser

Back by popular request, we will be holding another fantastic evening in the wine cellar at the Triangle. So if you are one of those not going away on summer vacation or will already be back from one, and you love tasting well crafted wines or just like an exceptional evening out, then kindly consider the following:

Date:  Thursday, July 17, 2014,
Time: 19:30 - 22:00
Place: Wine cellar at The Triangle, Hoogstraat, Otrobanda,
Fee:   Ang. 150,00 p.p. (fundraiser benefiting our foundation)

This time around we shall focus on wines from South America and our good friend and wine connoisseur Paul Jonkers will guide us through the tastes and distinctiveness of each wine, while Priscilla will be in charge of the kitchen.

Seating for this fundraiser is very limited so book your tickets early.

Please email us at: daniel@dekortfamily.com to book your tickets.

UPDATE:
The evening is sold out. Thank you!
We are so looking forward to it. The wines have all been selected and delivered. All is set. There is plenty of parking along with security. Two thumbs up to our event sponsors: "La Martina" (DLG stores) and "El Gaucho".

Thanks for reading.

Friday, June 27, 2014

For one last time

This picture was taken during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Int'l Drag Fest. As the dignitaries, sponsors and track operator were all busy giving their speeches, I made my way onto the track to soak it all in. And since we hadn't raced for more than a year, I made use of the opportunity to visualize the starting line area for one last time!


Thanks for reading and see you at the races.

Photo credit: own files

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sad to miss the races

As I feared, PISS'D OFF PETE will not be able to make next weekend's National Flag day races. Our Lenco transmission has been repaired by Jeff Dobbins but he is in Michigan racing and will only be able to ship it out to us next week. It took a while to get it fixed since parts had to be ordered from RAM and Lenco. Also, getting the Lenco out of customs in Miami took much longer than usual.

But hey, we will be there in the bleachers at the CIR, and so should you, for I believe the races will be great once more. Below you will find the promotional poster of the event.


Thanks for reading and see you at the races!

Monday, May 12, 2014

How to Pack a Drag Parachute

Occasionally I write about topics that are not about PISS'D OFF PETE, but that do concern it in some way. The idea behind this blog is not only to inform about the car but also educate our readers.

As Eric didn't get the chance to pack the chute after our last run, and the fact that I have never done this myself, I thought it worthwhile to find me a video about it, and of course, I am sharing this with you.

The video below is by Quarter-Max, which is also our chassis builder and provider of race components.



For more detailed information from the people at Stroud Safety, please click here to visit a report on Drag Zine.

Thanks for reading/watching.

Video credit: Quarter-Max.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Pete's Drag Fest photos

Now that I've gotten the Lenco on its way to Jeff Dobbins in Wilmington, NC, for repairs I got around to uploading some pictures. We only got to participate in the first day (of the 3 day drag fest) as I had a problem with the Lenco racing transmission. As soon as Jeff takes a look at it we'll know what happened.

The pictures below are of: passing technical inspection - our little pit area - always fun when the reflective tapes come to life and spook people - the car in the staging lanes -  and trouble shooting (last four). Click on the picture to enlarge.







Thanks for reading

Picture credit: own files (Priscilla Lotman)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Lenco ready for shipment

As there is an upcoming race scheduled in July, I am sending the Lenco 5 speed transmission via air to Jeff Dobbins for repairs. Finished the crate late last night and it is now ready for pick up.
I hope that the folk at Complete Cargo and Eric can get this on the next flight out, which is on Thursday.

Please support our fundraisers for without it we would not be doing this.

Thanks for reading.