Sunday, 2 September 2012
THOUGHT I'D TAKE YOU THROUGH A BIT OF A CLOSE UP TOUR OF SOME OF THE BITS DESTINED FOR 'PROJECT SHOVELLER' . . . . IF IT WASN'T STILL WINTER AND THEY'RE ABOUT TO BE PUT TO USE, I'D SLEEP WITH THESE . . . . JOSH FRAZITTA'S 'THROWBACK' FINNED ROCKER COVERS . . . . SIMPLY OUTSTANDING QUALITY AND A TESTAMENT TO JOSH'S PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE.
When I saw Irish Rich's write-up on these divine pieces from the ultra talented Josh Frazitta my mind began to swim, they looked the absolute duck's nuts, only bigger and finned and meant for shovelheads not the feathery bit between the legs of a drake, and I knew I had to have them . . . . I have had a love affair with cast alloy performance parts for years, ever since dad put a finned rocker cover on the LC GTR back in the seventies . . . . when I got my first set of Midtracks in the mail in 1977 that only intensified and moreso when the 169 Indy's arrived some two years later, I remember holding them and kinda rolling them around in my hands, the tiny surface irregularities, the dull sheen instead of a hard, antiseptic shine of chrome or high polish alloy . . . . think Halibrand and American Racing wheels, the wonderful Minilite and all the go fast goodies from the late fifties and early sixties cast from high magnesium content alloys, there is a tactile quality about them quite apart from the straight up visual allure . . . . Throwback's rocker covers are in the same league.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, my sincere thanks and gratitude to Josh Frazzita for top shelf service and having the balls, persistence and unwavering commitment to quality to get these babies out there, well done mate, an extraordinary result you should be rightly chuffed about . . . . I'll run them with real pride.