The Man, The Myth, The Legend, Bob Norwood, has been building, dashing, reestablishing and overhauling vintage/race Ferraris and different vehicles for more than fifty years. He’s known for joining imaginative improvements into elite car plan.
His enthusiasm for cars began at a youthful age. At 13, he drove a 1946 Ford Coupe in his first focused race. He proceeded with racing while in secondary school, driving a six barrel GMC G-Gas Coupe and later an A-Sports Corvette. In 1971, he dashed a Superstock Hemi-Cuda and made it number two on the planet A/FC point standings.
Norwood got into Cam AM dashing in 1982 with the buy of the 1979 Citi-Corp Championship vehicle from Carl Hass. He ran SCCA A-Sports with driver Phil Compton and proceeded in 1983 with the expansion of a second Lola 333 driven by Mike Rowe. The Norwood group cooperated with Don Walker in late 1983, purchased Team VDS and won Cam AM in 1984. At a certain point he was the glad proprietor of 137 postings in the Guinness Book of Automotive World Records.
In the mid ’80s, Bob’s changed Ferrari 308 QV, the first with programmable fuel infusion, set two class speed records on the Bonneville Salt Flats and one of them represented 26 years.
His Ferrari 288 GTO rebody still holds the record as the quickest Ferrari on the planet and his intercooled twin turbo Ferrari Testarossa won a Road and Track Magazine Shootout.
In the late ’80s, Norwood prepared a Ferrari 12-barrel Boxer motor with a train sourced supercharger. It highlighted a helped flywheel and blade edged wrench and could rev from the motor’s 1200 RPM inactive to the 9,000 RPM redline in a little more than a tenth of a second. It was affirmed on a Superflow 901 motor dyno to make 1,400 drive on 120-octane gas at 60 psi lift.
The short-stroke 3.2-inch bore motor was updated with a billet Crower crankshaft, additional long Crower poles and exceptionally fashioned cylinders. It was overseen by a Haltech F3 EFI controller and a Firepower Direct-Fire 12 loop start framework. Quick forward to today and he is making (counting the motor square and heads) custom 5.0 liter 4 barrel motors starting with no outside help that produce 3,000+ torque!
Drawing on his hustling foundation and enthusiasm for Ferraris, Norwood’s first Ferrari reclamation ventures were a 330 2+2 street vehicle and a Boano club racer. He at that point manufactured his first Ferrari copy, a 59/TR (Testarossa), and proceeded to fabricate four more. He has since manufactured various Ferrari imitations, including the 330/P4. Following quite a while of structure P4 copies, GTO rebodies, and 250 Testrossa 59s, he chose to fabricate rebodied Ferrari 250 GT SWB Spyders (look down to get familiar with these and his 330 P/4s).
Notwithstanding his very own activities, he manufactures race and road engines for a few dashing groups and is one of the main administration and reclamation suppliers for Ferrari proprietors/gatherers around the globe.