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Remembering 8-Ball

Remembering 8-Ball

I’m in the process of merging the rest of my old site design into the wordpress format.  I have a couple of pages left to move over but modifying the 8-Ball page reminded me of the fun I used to have driving that beast.  I realized that many of you have watched 8-Ball get faster over the years but may not know what ultimately happened to her.

In June of 2009, I sold the 2nd fastest SSEi on the planet to a college kid. In hindsight, probably not the safest thing to do. I needed the money, however, and everything was great for a while. Then, in March of 2010, I got the call. Turns out he wrapped it around a telephone pole when a Mercedes performed a PIT maneuver on him trying to avoid a parked car that was in its lane.

I’m told no racing was going on but you can draw your own conclusions. 8-Ball was a total loss and gave up her life to protect the driver. Every now and then I think of her and miss her. I’ll be adding some photo albums soon and 8-Ball will live on, frozen in time forever on the internet and in our hearts.

I’m also updating some of the old links and want to give a shout out to my old friends at