Zach Zupancic

Zach Zupancic

Senior Designer, SolidWorks addict, AutoCAD zealot, Cyclist, Shade Tree Mechanic, & moderately tall. 

la la land and a mouth full.

This last weekend I drove up to LA to hang out with my sis and some friends. First stop was Mindy's to wait for everyone to show up.

Mindy's rooftop
Mindy's rooftop
--you can't wait without drinking... that is just wrong...--

Friends and new kids started showing up a bit later and the fun ensued. After running out of some ginger beer for the mules, I figured that the best thing to do would be to just replace it with some ranger IPAs... while it is fucking delicious, it gets you good real fast. To help us all sober up we went to grab some mexican food, with a couple pitchers of strong margaritas. After some good conversation, and being the last people in the restaurant, we made our way back to Mindy's for a night cap and a parting of ways. Met some awesome people, and it just makes me want to live there more than ever.

Sunday I made my way to my sister's place which happens to be about 3 blocks from LACMA; yeah I hate her too... from there we went to grab some lunch and then we made our way to a swap meet where I bought a hat that I have been looking for ever since I saw a photographer wearing one at an ALMS race.

Big hat!!
--Take that sun! Never get in my eyepiece again!--

Meandered a bit more at a few different spots, but nothing too grand happened and after all was said and done I started making my trip home, only with a quick stop in Long Beach to do a parts exchange. Yuri recently bought himself a 280z, and he needs a new exhaust. At one point his car

--this one....
was sponsored by GodSpeed, and they gave him a meaty intercooler with piping. And since I have no use for my old exhaust, and he has no use for the intercooler... we swapped. While I was there I was also able to finally see Joel's Datsun 610, and holy shitballs I now know what chassis I want to build from next.

Joel's 610
Joel's 610
--510s eat your fucking heart out--

I finally got home later that evening and opened up the box to test fit it in the chassis...

GodSpeed super
Mouth full

I was really planning on doing a V-mount, but after setting this in the car... yeah front mount it is. Thanks again Yuri!!

After a long weekend of fun I plopped myself down on the couch for a local brew double IPA and the German race; where I fell asleep before I could see the ending

weekend ender

'till next time