22 years!!! Mom and Dad’s 1998 ES 300 fully lived up to Lexus’ legendary reliability, but all good things come to an end. While Toby visited Mom and Dad in Montreal, they went on test drives. First stop was at Mazda – one of Team Shum’s favorite brands! Mom found the CX-3 easiest to get in and out. Dad and Toby test drove the car, … Continue reading Farewell Old Trusty, Hello Zoom Zoom
Soon after returning from Japan, Jon bought a gaming laptop, a Dell G7-15. One of his main “reason” is to reduce his DE costs by competing in iRacing instead. He joined the Peachstate PCA League and raced against other members. When Jon is away on his business trips, he would ask Jacob to pinch-hit for him. Recommended and referred by his fellow PCA iRacers, Jonathan … Continue reading Sim Racing
After three visits to the new LeMans Karting facility in Greer, Jon and Jacob became more comfortable with the track configuration to run consistent laptimes. They took the next step to join the League Racing where the real racers race against each other on Thursday evenings. The race was a one hour team enduro on the Mega-Track. Normally the race director would draw teams of … Continue reading Go Kart League Racing!
It took all of 22 months for Theo to get behind the wheel. He has been riding alongside Oliver. But as Oliver was distracted with something else Theo took over and promptly found the “go pedal”. Another Natural! Continue reading Theo’s First Drive
Toby could not wait to take Kate out on track so he immediately signed up for the Labor Day DE at Virginia International Raceway. Jonathan and June also signed up to make it a “Team Shum East” outing. Kate was still completely stock when she arrived at VIR. We gave her racing brake pads and GT3 brake cooling ducts and off she went! Unfortunately Jonathan’s … Continue reading Kate’s First VIR Outing
After an 18-month hiatus, Toby began to look for his next fun car. After much research and many WhatsApp messages with the rest of Team Shum, Toby found Kate, “Dirty Molly’s Dirty Sister“. Kate is a 2009 Boxster S. She retains a balanced mid-engine layout with track worthy Brembo brakes, but gets the (then) new direct injection “9A1” engine and significantly revised rear suspension. … Continue reading Kate (Dirty Molly’s Dirty Sister)
For Kenny’s “Bachelor’s Weekend”, Team Shum met in LA for the Porsche Effect exhibit at Petersen Automotive Museum. The exhibit was the most comprehensive outside of The Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen. It included many Porsche street cars as well as its most iconic race cars: 550 RS Spyder 906 908 910 917 935 Kremer (K3) 1983 956 (in Toby’s favorite “Newman” livery) 1985 959 Group … Continue reading Porsche Effect – Petersen Automotive Museum