I will soon be placing an order with Fran and team at RCR. I know generally what I want, but I need advise about what to include/exclude from my order from those that have gone before me. Basically, I want to be able to drive in the hill country surrounding Austin, Texas (without going deaf). It also needs to run on pump gas and be able to survive getting stuck in traffic. I am not going to put it on a track since I have no track experience, and at my age it could end badly. I am not trying to replicate a particular historic car, and not very concerned with historical accuracy, but want the period look. Options for which I would like guidance:
- Day Cage - Concerned about safety when not wearing a helmet, so thinking no.
- Adjustable Pedal Slider - I will be the primary driver, but I might have a co-driver for a rally or something like that.
- Wheels - Thinking 15" BRMs but like both styles and I like the period look of the 15s vs the 17s, but understand that 15" tires are harder to come by.
- Body: I like the MKI with the dual nostril hood. I am considering the +2 rear flares, window vent hardware, Hartwell style latches, door eyebrows and door boxes. No need for a Gurney Bubble since I am about 5'8".