It is with a heavy heart I offer up for sale our F1000 car "Bridget". I bought this car last April, got it home and took it apart and rebuilt the car from ground up. It was for a rent a ride program that got a ton of interest in the front end but really has gotten zero renters and I cant afford to have the car sit and and cant bare to see the car sit. it is race ready.
Chassis # 0002, Stohr (this was a track day car in its first life, then sold to a gentlemen driver in Kentucky (I think) who did 2 track days with it, then to the west coast in the hands of Craig Archer and son Taylor who I bought the car from, the car wasn't raced until in the hands of the Archers and I think they did two race weekends on the car)
George Dean GSXR 1000 (4 races on it, not race weekends)
New AIM EVO 4 Data system with GPS module
New AIM Channel Expansion hub in box
Brake pressure sensor for front brakes
BRD front bell-cranks
BRD Dry Sump System
BRD Aero bodywork (pods, pod floors, diffuser, engine cover, front and rear wings)
New oil cooler (Setrab 32 row)
Well sorted wiring harness and loom
New front Splitter
New front aluminum floor
Belts good to 2016
New Fuel cell in 2011 (November I think)
Some spring selection
A arms and several other components freshly powder coated
Front and Rear MK lift jacks
MK string toe bars
New paint (wet sanded to 3000 grit and then polished)
New Aurora PRM Gold rod ends and jam nuts all around the car
New Aurora sphericals
New suspension adjusters
New AN bolts throughout entire car
New lightweight battery
New Carbon Mirrors
Fresh oil and filter
New Bald Spot bead seat kit ready for new driver
New Yongbloed wheels
New Rain Tires
New set of GY slicks (7's and 9's)
In car Kenwood radio
Crew Kenwood radio with headset and some other radio bits
Charger for both
Fresh 2008 GSXR 1000 engine (just spent $1650 on new parts required for rebuild)
complete with harness
2 new Hyperco Springs
2 New rods ends
Spare large Setrab oil cooler (50 row) in very acceptable condition, it came off the car in the rebuild and it is in 100% working order
Spare NEW nose (in white)
Spare front wing assembly (original Stohr) with end plates and flaps (not painted)
2 or 3 oil filters
3 spare starters (came with the car)
Rear gear selection
Front gear selection
many BBS two piece wheel combinations, I think there is now four sets of wheels for the car.
and some sort of F1 wing thing that sits atop the air intake. not sure what its called but it is in the parts bin, it is painted in Blue.
This car is truly "RACE READY". Chassis has just been jigged, all geometry has been noted. It just came off the chassis platform and is ready to go. Unfortunately I cannot tell you first hand how the car is. I bought it, disassembled it, went through the entire car and rebuilt it in preparation for a renter and in preparation for a truly good rental experience. I am fussy, many who know me can confirm that and I think it does show in the cars we have.
There are many more bits and parts that came with the car but listed above are the major ones. they of course go with the car.
Like I stated earlier, I have no on track experience with the car but the chaps in the west coast F1000 series knew the car before I got it. I can say without question, this car is in MUCH better condition than when I bought it and it wasn't in that bad a shape when I did buy it as it was also advertised "Race Ready" but it just wasn't up to our standards. (not slagging the seller in any way)
And finally I have to apologize to a few chaps who frequent this site and have asked earlier if I would sell the car, I sat on the fence waiting for the program to gain some solid interest and sadly it has not. I know you guys bought cars and wanted my car first, I just couldn't sell her at the time, I really was hopeful the program would go. I do hope you understand and accept my apology.
Car selling price is $48,500. I can deliver the car to Spokane in July but after that it is FOB Calgary.
Thanks for your interest in the car!
Last edited by Blair Robertshaw; June 29th, 2013 at 11:56 AM.
Reason: updated new parts on car
Thanks Pru. There is also an album in there that shows the car as it was delivered to me. none of the unsightly bits are no longer there, if something needed to be replaced or looked like we could replace it, we did it. We don't buy junk, we don't put junk on our race cars and we don't sell race cars that are not 100% race ready.
The new owner will need to buy rear camber shims to complete the car baseline complete package
Last edited by Blair Robertshaw; June 5th, 2013 at 6:31 PM.
I am sorry to hear you are selling the F1000. I was hoping to see it run this year.
I am racing against the clock to complete my car. Too much time and money spent already, otherwise I might have considered it. Having seen your preparation on your FPM., this is an excellent deal.
Here is another photo link. These pics are more detailed and close up to the car. You will notice in these pics of the car, it has various different body colors on the car to what you saw in the link above. We tried several different paint / detail configurations on the car before we arrived at where we are now. And in a few, I just noticed that there was oil on the floor, this car does not leak! ANYTHING. Blame it on an over excited old guy with a camera who didn't clean up properly, me!
For anyone looking to get into an F1000, this is a steal!!! Trying not to repeat what some others have said bit Blair is meticulous about his car prep. Personally I have seen the car during and after the rebuild and it looks brand new and I'm sure it runs like new as well. Blair has alot of passion for his work and cars and it definetly shows.
If you would like to contact me to speak further just send me a message!
Thanks Shane, I hope you're not too pissed at me. I just couldn't sell her at the time without giving the rent a ride a few more months to see where it went! You don't have a brother who wants to race do you?
I need to move this car guys! I will pay for any plane ticket to and from Calgary back to your residence if you fly here and find that the car is not what I have represented.
Also, a fellow in my area is now on the hunt for a quality FC, 98 VD or newer. he would prefer a Zetec. I will take your FC on trade with cash top up, if required and then am able to sell your FC to the buyer here locally.
So IF you have an FC your were looking to sell and want to get into an FB this may suit all parties concerned. Your FC will have to pass inspection of the fellow who would ultimately end up with the car.
thanks for your attention.
Last edited by Blair Robertshaw; June 24th, 2013 at 5:57 PM.
This is a list of the fresh parts that went into the spare engine. it has been rebuilt by o2techinical out of Calgary. He is a very competent, meticulous ex moto GP engine man.
His instructions were to leave the engine stock, reliable and well put together.
In addition, I just received the latest and new BRD front wing flaps and mounting hardware so the front wing will now be able to accommodate a couple of different flap lengths, chord looks to be about the same as the other BRD flaps, new ones have less surface area left to right.
Last edited by Blair Robertshaw; June 24th, 2013 at 6:08 PM.
Reason: added more new parts
I have had many calls to part out : spare motor, spare aero, new aero, spare wheels and as much as I am grateful, I will have to respectfully decline your offers. This is a package so a guy can go racing and have little to worry about going forward if big stuff happens.
If I decide to part out the spares I will let all of those who asked, know that, and in the order of your emails. sorry guys....hope you understand. last thing FB needs is a new guy having trouble! I think this package is quite complete.
Ok, took the car to Spokane for showing and a day of installation laps post rebuild. the car worked perfect, only trouble was a few of the upper rear wing bolts came loose. I ran the car for the first 30 minute session, my mechanic then ran it for three more. did a rear gear change, all well, diff worked great, very easy to keep chain tension alignment right on both sides.
the AIM EVO data system worked very very well. I do have to admit, I was in the car and was thinking this thing is going to blow up as I am not used to as high a revving engine, then I look at the wheel and see I still have 2400 more RPM to go. the car sounds just fantastic at 12,000 RPM. one thing that did surprise me was how much fuel it used! it sucks fuel to be sure but the car is solid, looks very very good going around the track.
Changes going forward I would make to the car if I kept it would be to change the pedal array to a 2 pedal affair, move the clutch up to the wheel or frame work somewhere but that's about it. it turns in very well, drifts nicely and a loose condition is very controllable, almost like it likes it a bit loose on the back end. I am sad that I cant afford to own two cars and I know if I kept driving it I too would have some explaining to do! And also but off topic, the Pro Mazda was flawless as well for the 3 days or racing, not one issue with either of the cars. and what great hosts the NWMS club are, a wonderful race outing to be sure.
This F1000 race car IS RACE READY!
Last edited by Blair Robertshaw; July 16th, 2013 at 10:45 AM.
The car was beautiful and sounded amazing. You could definitely tell that blair and his mechanic were babying it making sure that everything was sound and didn't unleash its full fury. All of the BRD updates looked solid. The details on this car were amazing. Definitely a top notch car and a steal of a deal.
Thanks guys, yes indeed both my mechanic and self did take it very easy, he got the car into the low 27's quite readily, a good seat fitment (have that Bald Spot Sport Bead sit kit just waiting for the new owner ) and some time in the car to get it geared correctly for the track its at and I expect a fellow of reasonable driving capability would be very respectable in the lap time department.
How orange is that orange? Many variables. The PFM uses two gear stacks, short and tall with a modest few selections in between. I expect at a short tight track, like Miller West, geared right, similar competent drivers in either car and the F1000 is well prepared, the F1000 comes out on top. At Spokane, with the long front straight, long back undulating straight with some up hill components I think the PFM but the F1000 would not be far far behind. Our F1000 has the BRD bodywork, it reportedly carries much less drag than other F1000 body styles and was fast down the back straight which is shorter than the front and we didn't come close to taching out but when you have a longer track with longer straightaways, big fast sweepers, I think the PFM would be the quicker car....sure its not as sleek as most F1000 race cars but it has the horsepower and torque to better move the PFM Billboard down the track as drag increases, the bike engines are just a little shy....for now!
Last edited by Blair Robertshaw; July 16th, 2013 at 10:37 PM.
sorry, meant to ask as compared at Spokane? Just asking for next year to know who i would be play in with if I make the venture over. I should have asked this in the Spokane thread so i don't hijack this one.
Start emailing people now and tell them to all show up to Spokane. See how many FB's you guys can get to show up to the most fun triple weekend in the west. Google map "Spokane County Raceway" and find that it is a fairly reasonable tow from many major western cities. As other racers can attest to, you will be treated like royalty for the weekend. In regards to what an FB can do at Spokane: track is the same length as Pacific. Optimal gearing in the FC is almost identical, as are the lap times, so FB should have similar lap times to that as Pacific. Seriously though, if you are planning on coming next year, start circling the wagons now... thats how we got 13 FC's (should have been more) to show up this year and why we will have similar numbers next year. You guys could even get a split start if there are enough of you.
Also, I can't believe this car hasn't sold yet. Someone should be driving this at Spokane next year. Does my bias show through? I really don't know if I have seen a more well put together formula car than this, and that includes Blair's PFM. This car is immaculate.