Okay, so here’s the skinny. Some low-life bottomfeeder hacked the Speedwell website and it has vanished. I highly do believe it was a random act and not aimed at Speedwell itself as what happened apparently is not all that unusual. Well, with the exception that it never occurred to me that maybe learning how to operate the website myself and/or save copies of it because there really are individuals out there that thrive on screwing with other people’s lives. Most likely they were searching for my off-shore bank accounts hiding the fortune I’ve made making Sprite swaybars by hand in extremely small quantities. Afterall, I am relatively certain that when someone thinks of Tom Colby, the next thing to pop into their mind is either Ford, Rockefeller, Edison, etc. Especially Edison since we do share the same first name. The upside of this problem is that since I will first have to learn all about this modern website/blog thing is that at least I can update the site whenever I want or need to. The downside is that price increases will happen when they should as opposed to rarely ever and also the possibility that I may bore Speedwell site visitors to tears.

I would like some feedback from any of you that do find an interest in my musings:

What would you be most interested in seeing here?

Technical blogs?

Columns about some of the more wild escapades of racing Sprites for over 30 years? Honestly, some of which I wouldn’t believe if it weren’t for the fact that these are my own experiences!

Or, “nothing at all Colby – just get your products back up with good clean pictures, we have no interest whatsover in your stupid cross-country adventures.”

Not like you really have much choice though, but I would like to have an idea of what the majority of you would prefer to see here.

One more thing: If you’d like to be notified of any sales and/or updates, please go to “contact” info. on the home page and fill it out. You never know, some information posted here may actually be useful!

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8 Responses to SPEEDBLOG !

  1. Man that hacker was the best thing to happen to your website! It looks much better. Kudos Speedwell!

  2. Scooter Renne' says:

    Whatever you do, don’t tell the one about some guy rolling YOUR Sprite, hitting himself in the face with a crowbar trying to pull dents and hanging out with crack whores. My mom would get embarrassed.

  3. You’re blogging! Yahoo! I know a couple o’ die hard who will read every word…

  4. Weslake-Monza says:

    I figure you ought to advertise that Spridget book that features your stuff in it. Maybe you could sell some copies and make more on a sale than the writer gets on royalites. I’ll get back to you about the trunnion bolts later in the week.

  5. Tom, keep up the great job and keep blogging. I wish I had your style on my website – you indeed must have found it boring!

  6. The following statement may possibly damage any good concept you have of me but I’ll say it anyhow – I really do think it would be a blast for myself and a buddy to be able to drive into a 7-11 parking lot in the Batmobile, dressed in the full costume and jump out to grab a soda, hop back in, and have my cohort Robin say “Turbines to speed” and peel out with that flame shootin’ out the back. That’s not really that strange a thought, is it?

  7. lori says:

    Stumbled onto yur site….glad to see u still kick ass , and Tom u r still easy on the eyes 🙂 still married? Lol ( guess who)

  8. Erick Zanner says:

    Tom – so I got your panhard kit on our vintage racer but no Speedwell decals to cover up my paint job runs. Pls pls pls pls send a couple:
    Erick Zanner
    180 e Gay st
    Columbus ohio 43215!

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