Semi-Retired – Jon Harbour

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I’m not publishing a great deal online these times but desired to share a little something at the very least when per 12 months for everyone from the “old days” who stops by. Feel free to drop me a line. I usually appreciate hearing from outdated friends/acquaintances from my creating/activity dev/UAT days. Which would seem like a lifetime back now.

As for composing, I haven’t created anything at all in 5 years. The past work was a pair of self-pub novels on Amazon Kindle (which did fairly perfectly without having marketing). These times I’m running a business with five staff members and it’s been pretty secure even as a result of Covid (gov’t agreement). I’ve specified up game enhancement immediately after keeping on to a several assignments for a long time. My final activity dev e book was published in 2014 suitable ahead of Cengage went belly-up. I didn’t even get comp copies, have under no circumstances viewed that last ebook! But soon after 20-a little something books, I lost keep track of anyway…

These times (write-up-2020) I’m semi-retired, not accomplishing large tension any more like in yrs past. My time at UAT was nightmarishly demanding and I aged a great deal for the duration of individuals 5 many years. Growing older that I have reversed more a short while ago. I’ve lost 50 lbs (nutrition, not work out) and I’m doing the job 3 days for every 7 days. In my spare time, I build race cars and push them on the neighborhood tracks: Thunderhill (Willows, CA) and Sonoma Raceway (Sonoma, CA).

Plural is a little bit of an exaggeration due to the fact I only have two, and one particular is for sale. I purchased a 2011 GT500 which turned out to be unwell-suited for racing. And, instead of operating it in excess of I determined to sell it and concentration on my second vehicle: 2004 Nissan 350Z. A blast. I completed my first season in group 2 and will be beginning my 2nd time in three months (Feb, 2022). I’m undertaking most of the mechanical do the job in my very own garage. Changing most of the suspension bushings 1st, then carrying out just about almost everything to the auto to make it more quickly. Sans the motor. California smog rules staying what they are, I can not tune it just nevertheless. I’m still torn about this vehicle: do I want to go all-out race or hold it road authorized? So much I’m maintaining it streetable but I just cannot tune it in CA without having workarounds (like acquiring the Eu delivered to an out-of-point out relative). But it is good as is for now, about 300 hp, Corbeau seats, good bushings, stable mounts front and back again, Tein shocks and springs, and so on. I might invest in a cloned Eu for smog, then do what I want with the tune.

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This calendar year coming up will be my very first total year and I intend to graduate to HPDE 3, 4, and into time trials as speedy as possible. Racing on a legit monitor is the most enjoyment I have ever had and I’m completely hooked!

There’s a mix of stuff in this channel but you can find a few of my have video clips as well if you are fascinated in observing my autos (functions in development). The 350Z is my very first “race car” and I am planning on having a 2nd a single, even though not sure what but. The Shelby was a major disappointment. Not on the keep track of, but just in basic. It’s just too costly for the observe and does not tackle well. I may use the proceeds to get a 2023 Nissan Z. at?v=videoseries


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