David’s Blog

The ramblings of a mad man. Read them if you like, but don’t hold them against us!

The Six Day (4 Day) Team

Posted by on Dec 29, 2010 in David's Blog

Announcement! Team Continental Repairs is Cody Campbell and Mark MacDonald! A great match. Cody Campbell is from right here in the lower mainland, and won the first race I ever did…when he was 14. Mark is from Alberta, but we won’t hold it against him, because he’s a big fast boy, and probably a good case for eating Alberta Beef. Grit. Spirit. Our boys are made of all that good stuff. Its a good thing too. Tuft. Farrar. Holloway. Meier. Pearce. Big names. Big talents. A handful for Team Continental to contend with. Here is Cody Campbell ripping it up on the Burnaby Boards,...

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Continental Proudly Presents

Posted by on Nov 24, 2010 in David's Blog

We’ve got a track racing team of our very own. We’ll feel like big shots, if only for a week. I should probably explain. This December 27-30th will be an exciting time for Vancouver cycling fans. Our very own Burnaby Velodrome ( http://www.burnabyvelodrome.ca/index.php ) will be hosting an international level track race. It’s a pretty big deal, because all sorts of famous riders will be there: http://www.burnaby4.com/ Two of those lucky riders will be riding for the Continental Repairs team. We don’t know which two, but we’ll keep you posted. This really is...

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Double Trouble

Posted by on Nov 4, 2010 in David's Blog

Always have a backup plan. Rather than run one engine at full race nick, these fella’s ran two moderatly tuned Porsche motors in their race car. The front engine drove the front wheels, the rear engine the rear wheels. Boy oh boy, that must have been a brute to drive. Racing cars used to be built over the winter by guys with big ideas in poorly lit barns. ...

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Posted by on Oct 30, 2010 in David's Blog

Grab life by the horns. Seize the day. Anything is possible. The world is your oyster. Especially if you have a MIG welder. Lets be clear: a modern automotive repair shop has no real use for a MIG welder. Sure, we’d probably weld the occasional exhaust, but we’ve been doing just fine all these years without a welder, so we really don’t need one. Or rather, really didn’t need one. But here we are, you at your computer and us with a welder. It’s the way things are now. We can join metal pieces together. It’s almost like magic, and it’s fantastic. So...

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Snow tires!

Posted by on Oct 27, 2010 in David's Blog

As previously noted, we have snow tires in stock. We’ve got lots of sizes, lots of brands. We’ve also got steel wheels and aluminum wheels to fit Audi’s, VW’s, BMW’s, Mercedes, Subaru’s, Toyota’s, Lexus’, Volvo’s, Honda’s, and more. And if we don’t stock it, we can get it. Prices range from $365 for a 14″ set of tires for an older VW to $1750 for a set of 17″ inch set of tires mounted on nice aluminum rims for a new Audi. Aluminum rims: $130 each. Cheap enough for...

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Goodbye, Fair Steed

Posted by on Oct 6, 2010 in David's Blog

I sold my 1980 Volkswagen Westfalia today. I owned it for four years. Before me, Erich owned it for at least ten. Before him, it belonged to another mechanic who worked at Continental. It’s been in the family for a while, and it was sad to see it go. I didn’t want to sell it, but I needed room in the stable. I hadn’t done everything I wanted to do, Westy-camping wise, but I was beginning to realize that that trip to South America or the jaunt to Newfoundland were not going to happen any time soon. I’m way too busy. The van was fun, but I’m not camper enough to...

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