Lucha Libre Racing

Skeletons in the closet, er plaza

October 29, 2007
San Francisco, California

Webstats update
As of October 29, 2007 10469 visitors from 41 countries have checked out
"Cockfighting" leads all other search strings by a 3 to 1 margin. "Howling Monkey" is still a credible 2nd,
well ahead of the rest, Nancy Pelosi included.

Last week at a fund raiser, I ran into the Monkey man himself, Minott Wessinger. Unfortunately for me,
it was not a Lucha Libre Racing fund raiser. As we were chatting, he told me that the Lucha Libre Racing Team was the only thing Howling Monkey ever sponsored. I didn't know if I should have felt sad for him, or immensely lucky, that we got the only sponsorship the Monkey man ever went for. Looks like Howling Monkey, the best energy drink ever, will be eternally linked to our 2006 run of La Carrera Panamericana.

I've been trying to follow all the hairy action of this years race, now on day 3, and have found a couple of teams that have been doing an outstanding job blogging their experiences.

In my last update I listed the
Shelby Gt 350 Mustang being prepared by Gary Faules of California's Best Racing. His blog can be found at
He is way out in front of all the others teams in terms of his blogging, LLR says check 'em out.

Friends the world over
June 22, 2007
San Francisco, California
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Website update
As of June 22, 2007 5689 visitors from 38 countries have checked out
Manuel, our super web guru, recently sent me a link to view our website statistics. What amazed me the most was the number of countries that our visitors are from. What countries you ask? USA, Mexico, Canada, Finland, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Brazil, Austraila, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Romania, Italy, France, Turkey, Greece, India, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Argentina, Estonia, Sweden, Portugal, Denmark, Columbia, Chile, Bosnia & Herzegovnia, Seychelles, Belgium, Paraguay, Poland, Spain, Peru, Norway, Yugoslavia and last but not least United Arab Emirates.

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What really amazes me is the top "search strings" that bring people to the site. Leading the list every month are: Howling Monkey, Cock Fighting and Lucha Libre. Therefore, most people who visit the site are ostensibly looking for something else. The other strings that bring them in are: Nancy Pelosi, Sponsor Girls,
Howling Monkey Energy Drink (another plug for our sponsor) Datsun Fairlady, Bam Bam, Doug Mockett Rally, Cock Fighting Mexico & Cock Ring...No wonder 4% of our traffic comes from the US Government.
They must be monitoring Cock Fighting while looking at Sponsor Girls and drinking vast quantities of Howling Monkey Energy drink. Did I mention that the Lucha Libre Racing team is looking for a new sponsor for our next La Carrera Panamericana in 2008?

Congratulations amigo!

Congratulations to my navigator Bam Bam Famoso and his wife Mrs. Famoso, she just gave birth to their second son Tommy "Bam Bam Bambino" Famoso. At nearly 8lbs "Bambino" was just too big to throw back.

Those of you in the San Francisco Bay Area should come out to see Bam Bam at the Mexico Tourism, Travel and Real Estate Expo July 14th at the San Mateo County Event Center. For more information check out his website at You may get to see La Carrera Panamericana guru Gerie Bledsoe there too.

Back in action!

May 22, 2007
San Francisco, California
Post Script

We are delighted to announce the Lucha Libre Racing Roadster is back on the road. After a 6-month hiatus the Roadster is back on the road with a new (old) 1969 motor and transmission, fresh sidedraft SU's, header, radiator, electric fan, alternator and regulator. She's lubed, tuned, sound, sorted and ready to go.

Can you exlain that one more time?

After much prodding and poetic waxings of La Carrera tales, Tim Arnett, fellow Roadster and racing enthusiast, parted company with one of his spare engine/tranny set ups. He also performed the transplant and applied his engineers' eye to tidy up several loose ends. We had a number of "failures-in-the-making" after thrashing the Roadster for 2000 miles through Mexico in 2006. Now she's strong and sorted and we are booking race dates and searching for sponsors. Watch for us in the California Melee September 2007.

If you look carefully in the background of the above photo, you will see a note from Carroll Shelby to Tim congratulating him for winning the Ferrari Club Hill Climb in his 1965 Mustang Coupe.
Tim, an engineer-cum-realtor and all around fast guy in a race car, is as modest as they come. Look for him and his white 2 litre Datsun Roadster as they blow the doors off of V-8 Mustangs and Corvettes at Laguna Seca HSR events. Currently, he can be found restoring his 1969 Formula 5000 race car or sorting out a 7 year-old John Deere NASCAR ride. That's when he's not working on the two 427's that are destined for a pair of Cobras, his pals bought, that is, as soon as his pal Shelby can deliver them.

Tim's six cylinder monster.

March 17, 2007
San Francisco, California
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Navigator Smackdown Challenge

Son of Loquito

St. Pallies Day Smack fest. Son of Loquito challenged the "aged and infirmed" Bam Bam Famoso to a "Smackdown" for the navigators seat in the Lucha Libre Racing Datsun Roadster. Famoso's manager Juanito Sin Dientes responds "Bam Bam Famoso ain gonna fight no 8 year-old in no Smackdown,
I donna care how mean an ornery the son-of-a-beetsh is, hees a keeed fora Christs saakes!"

February 19, 2007
San Francisco, California
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Congratulations to Nancy Pelosi, the new Speaker of the House

January 19, 2007
San Francisco, California
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Back in the good ol' USA

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