About B & W Autosport Green Flag

B & W Autosport is the result of a childhood friendship and interest of all things fast. Scott and Ian met in high school over a set of hydraulic bicycle brakes, and from there a healthy obsession with four wheeled vehicles soon began. Scott acquired a 1974 Volkwswagen Super Beetle, Ian acquired (most) of a 1960 Austin Mini 850. Through high school and into college, both cars were restored, serving as the laboratory which allowed Scott to hone his skills as a mechanic, and Ian, well he honed his ability to source parts and spend money wisely. Jim, Ian's father, fostered our collective interest in road racing, taking us to Mid-Ohio, Formula One races, and the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. He also funded the restoration of Ian's Mini, now known affectionately as "Duckworth". Now, after many years of watching, Scott, Ian, and Jim, figured it was time to do this for real. So we put together a business plan, and have begun campaigning Duckworth, and our 1976 BMW 2002 "Otto", in vintage road race events, and look forward to supporting your efforts as well.


Who are we?


Scott Buriak:

Scott is a professionally trained auto mechanic to begin with, and after a few years as a certified mechanic, he and his lovely wife moved to Dillsburg, PA to build vintage aircooled Porsche racers. Under the tutelage of Steve Limbert of Aircooled Racing, Scott learned to put hard work and attention to detail in their fleet of 914-6 and 911 racers. Scott is also responsible for all of the fabrication, painting, and assembly of our Mini Duckworth, as well as the conversion from road car to race car for Otto, our BMW 2002.

Scott built the new race motor for the 2002, performing custom head porting, as well as modifications to the oiling system for more capacity as well as better oil supply. He has also rebuilt the top-end of the Mini's motor, and is currently re-building our second Mini's motor, including the building of a new dry-decked and ported head. Lastly, he has restored a 1963 Vespa VBB 150, including custom fabrication of the floor board and building a new two-stroke motor.


Ian Wisbon:

Ian serves as the coordinator and idea maker; sourcing parts, planning builds, and facilitaing marketing. He also drives on occasion and lends a hand in the garage with Scott. Ian works in Embedded Linux at Timesys Corporation and in his spare time is creating an on-board camera system leveraging Linux and open-source software.


Jim Wisbon:

Jim is the Team Principal, he is responsible for double-checking Ian's activities, providing the necessary sales and management experience resulting from over 30 years in structural steel sales, and acts as our primary adviser for all business ventures and investments. He is a long-time racing fan, having attended the U.S. Formula One races at Watkins Glen and Detroit, more recently at Indianapolis, and also has a large collection of Randy Owens original racing art work.

 



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