The success of the Bandit’s three races in June and July exceeded our expectations. Ronnie Swyers dominated the big vintage race at the Portland Rose Cup, I ran a strong fifth in the Historic Stock Car class at the Portland Historics, and...
Bandit Strikes Again
The weekend at the Portland Historics couldn’t have gone much better. Entered in the Historic Stock Car class, my 1982 Oldsmobile Bandit held her own against the mid-90s Winston Cup cars. What a blast it was to drive! It had been 7 years...Read More
Bandit Photo Gallery Portland Historics
Bandit Smokes the Rose Cup
The rich history of the 1982 Oldsmobile Bandit that starred in the book "Fast Guys, Rich Guys, and Idiots" resumes, with a dominating comeback win at the Portland Rose Cup last weekend, driven by local hotshoe Ronnie Swyers....Read More
1982 Skoal Bandit Oldsmobile Cutlass
Star of the book "Fast Guys, Rich Guys and Idiots," named one of the 5 Best motorsports books ever written.
Rose Cup Gallery
Photos by Doug Berger, Jeff...Read More
Rose Cup Day One
It was a great day of practice for the Portland Rose Cup. The Bandit hadn't been on the track since it won its class and finished 10th overall in the 3-hour Historic race at Sebring in 2005. But it's sitting on the front row for the vintage race on...Read More
Return of the Return of the Bandit
For the last three years the Bandit has been licking its wounds after blowing a head gasket in practice for the Portland Rose Cup. A lot of good work has been done since then, and the car is better than ever--even faster...Read More
Lots happening with the Bandit. Videos coming soon. Read More
Concours de Maryhill
Over the weekend, in less than 24 hours, the Bandit shot from show car to contender, and I soared from resignation to rejuvenation.
Because this blog is episodic, the back-story is in the previous posting. But...Read More
Lightning Strikes Bandit at Rose Cup
So much has happened since my last blog entry that I haven’t had time to do this update. Nor much enthusiasm, because mostly what happened is I blew a head gasket at the Rose Cup at Portland International Raceway on June 1.