Posted by on Jan 29, 2010 in Racing | 5 comments

That’s my racecar-under-construction (a Honda S2000, though it’s hard to tell right now) on a rotisserie. Why go to the trouble of custom-welding a set of brackets, then bolting an automobile to a giant spit? This will make our lives easier for the next few weeks as we painstakingly chip all the sound insulation from the unit body (aka the tub); sand and prep it; and finally paint the car’s nether regions battleship gray.

Q: Do you know why racecar undersides, interiors, and engine bays are typically painted this drab color? (I’ll answer in the Comments section.)

Fear not: when all is said and done, the car’s exterior will be a much prettier color or colors. You’ll see.