Norwood acquired into Cam AM racing in 1982
Norwood acquired into Cam AM racing in 1982 while using theobtainof your 1979 Citi-Corp Championship car from Carl Hass. He ran SCCA A-Sports with driver Phil Compton and ongoing on in 1983 with the addition of the2nd Lola 333 pushed by Mike Rowe. The Norwood group partnered with Don Walker in late 1983, purchasedStaff VDS and won Cam AM in 1984. At 1position he was the proudproprietor of 137 listings inside the Guinness E book of Automotive PlanetDocuments.
In the mid '80s, Bob's modified Ferrari 308 QV, the first with programmable fuel injection, established two classpacedocumentsto the Bonneville Salt Flats and just oneof them stood for 26 a long time.
His Ferrari 288 GTO rebodystillretains the documentsince theswiftest Ferrari in theglobe and his intercooled twin turbo Ferrari Testarossa received a Street & Track Magazine Shootout.
Inside the late '80s, Norwood equipped a Ferrari 12-cylinder Boxer engine with a locomotive sourced supercharger. It featured a lightened flywheel and knife-edged crank and could rev from the engine's 1200 RPM idle to the 9,000 RPM redline in just in excess of a tenth of anext. It was certified on a Superflow 901 engine dyno to make 1,400 horsepower on 120-octane gasoline at 60 psi boost.
The short-stroke 3.2-inch bore engine was upgraded with a billet Crower crankshaft, extra-long Crower rods and custom forged pistons. It was managed by a Haltech F3 EFI controller and a Firepower Direct-Fire 12 coil ignition system. Fast forward to today and he is making (including the engine block and heads) custom 5.0 liter 4 cylinder engines from scratch that produce 3,000+ horsepower!
Drawing on his racing background andpassion for Ferraris, Norwood's to start with Ferrari restoration projects were a 330 2+2 roadmotor vehicle and a Boano club racer. He then built his first Ferrari replica, a 59/TR (Testarossa), and went on to build four more. He has since built numerous Ferrari replicas, including the 330/P4. After years of developing P4 replicas, GTO rebodies, and 250 Testrossa 59s, he decided to build rebodied Ferrari 250 GT SWB Spyders (scroll down to learn more about these and his 330 P/4s).
In addition to his own projects, he builds race and street motors for several racing teams and is1of the leading service and restoration providers for Ferrari owners/collectors around the globe