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joetaylor
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Total posts: 640
posted September 22, 2004 08:48 PM  
how helpfull is your spous / girlfriend / wife?????? I will mot comment due to the fact that she get on here from time to time I would like to know what m missing if that gives you any clues

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noleafspringshere
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted September 22, 2004 09:09 PM  
my wife rarely helps me in the shop (thank god) but she loves going to the track and watching the races. she also puts up with me bein in the shop 'till way late, day in day out, as well as financially supportive. I think i'm pretty lucky to have her on my side.

hobby39
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 112
posted September 22, 2004 09:55 PM  
My girlfriend helps he by handing me tools and holding things when i need her too. She does ***** sometimes but as you know most of us do spend a lot of time in the shop. She's a dirt track fanatic though as loves going to the track. The class i was running this year allowed us to have a passenger so she rode with me a lot. were having a play day this saturday and she's going to drive. so all in all i think she's pretty supportive.

allzway
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 136
posted September 23, 2004 07:33 AM  
The wife is pretty supportive. She doesn't help in the shop or at the track, but she does help financially.

She likes going and watching too and drove in the Powderpuff race.

She does get a little tired of the time spent in the shop at times though.

redneck racing
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Total posts: 860
posted September 23, 2004 07:59 AM  
My wife doesnt help in the shop but she does put the graphics on the car and is very supportive of my efforts. She is the owner of the hot rod and I run her nickname on the passengers side roof of the car. Eddie

WesternAuto17
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Total posts: 569
posted September 23, 2004 08:25 AM  
I guess, actually I know I'm pretty lucky. My girlfriend is responsable for setting air pressures and checking everything under the hood to be sure everything is nailed down before I go out.

Her responsabilities grow each season, she takes a huge load off of me.

outlawstock17
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Total posts: 1363
posted September 23, 2004 08:27 AM  
my wife doesn't know i race. i stuff her in a 55 gallon drum and lock the lid while i'm at the track or working on the car. before i let her out i hide the racecar in the garage and i always keep her chain short enough so she can't get into the garage...

BIGG C
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 113
posted September 23, 2004 11:45 AM  
IF you do all of that to her, she should be able to naw through the chain and open a can on you! Be very careful.

thebomb
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 149
posted September 23, 2004 01:39 PM  
lol heres one for you,,,,, last season i was haveing some ignition problems,,,, after one of the races i was bumbed and she proceded to ask me, "well what if we tried changing the oil" lol as if that a cure all... needless to say shes just the cheerleader, but i love her anyway

racenmotorsports
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 169
posted September 23, 2004 05:34 PM  
My wife hates my car, "money pit." But she does help out every now and again, like when I first tried to start it up and it wouldn't run, she said "it's not getting any gas" sure enough, she was right. I have this problem or that problem and am complaining about it, she'll come down look at the car and say try this or that. She also decided on the paint scheme grey/blue and does the numbers.

I-B-RACIN
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 132
posted September 23, 2004 06:09 PM  
my wife wont give any advice on paint but when its done she will tell me how dumb or great it is... but she keeps me on my toes when it comes to tires. rad. or mud weight she's almost ready to take over as my engine assembler.(true story) I thinks someone has been wathing to much.lol

FlyNLoIMCA17
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Total posts: 753
posted September 23, 2004 08:26 PM  
My wife is very supportive (thank god) 2 years ago I built a new car, she helped me every step of the way. I even taught her how to build engines, I don't think she can do it without my supervision but its worth something. She helps with the paint schemes, tires, adjustments or anything else that needs to be done. And heres the kicker, she just took a new job, well I know what I'm getting for christmas! She's buying me a new enclosed trailer. I think shes wonderful and I'm lucky to have her in my corner.

iowatoolman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 369
posted September 23, 2004 08:37 PM  
my wife is very supportive as long as it doesn't require any manual labor on her part. but she screams the loudest at the track and helps with the money that goes in to the car

i couldn't do it with out her

oh yea she decided that i couldn't change from the original paint scheme last year LOL

drive hard or drive home

Eljojo
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Total posts: 968
posted September 24, 2004 07:12 PM  
My wife, the first "jo" in the eljojo, doesn't give a rats petute about dirt racing.but put her in an asphalt street stock and she can run with the best of them! She stays out of the shop, out of the hauler, out of the way (by about 80 miles!) Dirt racing is my sport..she races triathalons (bike/ run/ swim)

cobb
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 131
posted September 24, 2004 08:09 PM  
my chick is my whole pit crew sometimes

snowman
Dirt Freak

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posted September 24, 2004 09:59 PM  
Hi Joe. I hope all is going well for you.

The late model drivers, usually thier wife is behind them 100%.....they usually eat,sleep, and breath racing......But they offen have a substantial amount of money invested and often rely on racing income.....This is common amoung them....but it makes sense......with out the support of thier spouse, it is likely they never would have made it to the late model ranks.........

Unfortunatley, it is often just the opposite for streetstockers.....particularily for new streetstockers.......often thier spouse doesn't like hubbys new (dangerous) hobbie....they don't like the time or money spent......

Sometimes, it's really just a money issue......they don't like what is being spent......or resent that it is not being spent the way that they want.......of course they never say it that way.....but.....LOL

Only advice I can give is to try to figure out what the real issue is.......and do whatever you can to fix it........

AND, try to make it a family event in every way that you can......it needs to become something that every one can be part of and feel proud of.

Good Luck,
snowman

ryan
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Total posts: 776
posted September 24, 2004 10:36 PM  
The wife's job every year is to sand the car down and tape the races and she does a good job on both, but that's about as far as it goes. I try to encourage her to learn more about it but it is an uphill struggle. She has powder puffed it before but she won't do it again(her choice) after running smack into the concrete fronstretch wall totaling the car. I figure if she lets you race that is helpful enough.

joetaylor
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Total posts: 640
posted September 25, 2004 07:03 PM  
hey sowman I thought you fell off the face of the earth the biggest reason that she does not like rcing is the money I used to do figure 8 and she really liked that but my body cant take that kind of punishment any more she knows that my dirt car is much safer but still don't likeit but oh well I do it any way she just don't let merace on bill week but that is ok I just wanted to know if outher people have had the same situation but as far as what I haveread so far every one seems to have support that is verry cool I am working on her but I don't wantto push her too hard sheis designing the paint whitch isverry cool

keep them comming I am enjoying reading the good comments but if they are negative that is ok too we all need to laugh at something

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M1
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 257
posted September 25, 2004 09:34 PM  
My wife likes racing A LOT. she is very supportive and always makes sure I can get done what needs to be done.

This last month I made the mistake of having her drive in the poweder puff, and now SHE OWNS my car and I am building a new one for 2005. So its a team effort next year.

Its going to be pretty fun!

hobby10k
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 226
posted September 25, 2004 09:41 PM  
My Ex girlfriend was a complete B*tch, she would get ****ed at me everytime I worked on the car, would make it hard to do anything, sure am glad to get away from that one!!

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joetaylor
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 640
posted September 30, 2004 08:16 PM  
well guysI made a mistake she did go down to the machine shop and picked up the rotating assembly for the car so I guess she did help out some but she is not like hobby10 X so that help out more than one would think

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Racer X
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Total posts: 256
posted October 02, 2004 09:48 PM  
My wife doesn't like going to the races but my girlfriend goes almost every weekend.

Eljojo
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Total posts: 968
posted October 03, 2004 06:00 AM  
Ya keep that kinda cr@p up and you'll be more than Racer X! LMAO

Racer X
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 256
posted October 03, 2004 06:24 AM  
Do you really think I could get away with that? lol. Actually my wife of two weeks (girlfriend of four years)doesn't mind me going racing as long as I take her out during the week to dinner or a movie.When she does go we make it a weekend by getting a hotel and just hanging out by the pool or going to the lake.

biged63
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted October 04, 2004 01:52 PM  
My wife helps sand the car, clean the car after races, and she tapes the races for me. She puts quite a bit of cash into the car also. All in all she is a very good part of the crew. Do not know where my car would be without the help she has given me.

rico 08
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1139
posted November 21, 2004 07:36 AM  
Thought i'd post this one here...
I was at the track this summer and a guy who races a mod came to the track and did his usual thing,unloaded and practiced..then just as he gets out of his car the cops come out of hiding and arrest him! seems he was behind on his child support(racing has that effect)and his ex had him nabbed...i bet she told them to get him before he had a chance to race just to be mean and that's exactly what they did.

ready2race23
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted November 21, 2004 08:22 AM  
My wife keeps my car on the track. She does it all. Her and her mom build the motors. One Friday night i blew it up. On the next wednesday,she told me i needed to go to the shop afterwork and set the time and get it started. They had took a block to the machine shop.She told them what she wanted done. Then they built the motor. If it weren't for them two i would have sat out for a week. All i do is set air and drive to a point.

racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted November 21, 2004 03:54 PM  
That i can agree with 17j, my wife would be really supportive then no money out of her pocket. Eddie

    

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