Libra started life in the ‘70’s and has continued to build, maintain and compete in racing and rallying. The idea started in 1970 after John Buffum and Steve Behr’s great result in the 1969 Monte Carlo rally. Since they were both ‘Libras’ the company name seemed appropriate.
After some racing exploits in 1970-1974, in Porsche 914/6, Ford Escort and BMW CSL, the main focus became rallying in 1975. Starting with Porsche 911 the manufacturers involved were Triumph, Peugeot, Audi, Hyundai and finally Mitsubishi.
In the 39 years that the US Rally Championship has existed, LIBRA RACING prepared cars have won the overall championship 21 times!!
We want to thank Antoine L’Estage and Nathalie Richard for completing the ‘hat trick’ in 2010: Winning the Rally America, Canadian and North American tiles with their Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X.
In 2011 they were second in the Rally America Championship and won the Canadian and North American Championships.
We have now sold that 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer to Tingwu Song from China who will compete with it in the Rally America Championship. In 2009, 2010 and 2011, that Lancer started 36 rallies; it finished 33 – winning 16 !!
We have built a new, but basically similar, Rockstar EVO X for Antoine and Nath to use in 2012. Upgrades include improved rear brakes, a sequential gearbox and lighter weight.
People can talk about winning stages, or why they didn’t; in the end, the results speak for themselves.
See you in 2012.
John Buffum & Co
170 So. Oak Circle
Colchester, VT 05446
Phone: (802) 655-5768 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org