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Firme
04-18-2006, 11:56 AM
Please join The South Central Region of the SCMC as we have our 4th annual Open Track Driving Education Event at MSR Houston November 11-12, 2006.

This event will be limited to 75 entries. Sign up online today so you do not miss your chance.

MSR Houston is a 2.4 mile long road course skillfully designed to develop and intensify your driving enjoyment. MSRH has 17 turns and demanding straights that offer numerous opportunities to test you and your vehicle’s capabilities. Here is the track website with more track info:
http://www.msrhouston.com/

Instructors: This will be a driving education event, and will not be timed. Instructors will be provided to ride with and teach the lower open track skill level drivers (or anyone who request an instructor). This event is all about having fun while learning to better drive our cars. There will be drivers attending from all skill levels, 1st timers to those who race professionally.

Run Groups: The SCMC reserves the right to constructs the run groups accordingly. Drivers will be placed in run groups with other drivers of comparable skill level.

Safety: To build upon our safety emphasis at last year's event, our first concern is the safety of the drivers. We ask that everyone follow the proper guidelines for safety equipment. Your car will need to be inspected prior to the event, and there will be tech inspection before your car is allowed on the track. More details to come in the driver packet provided after registration.

Helmet: A SA00 or better helmet is required.

Convertibles: The MSR Houston open track event on Nov 11-12, 2006 will require convertible to have proper roll protection. This does not include light bars. You must have either a welded or bolted in roll bar sufficient enough to protect you and your passenger (factory installed functional rollover protection will also work).

Late Registration: There will be a $25.00 late registration fee added on October 28, 2006 on top of the event price.

RV\Campers:There will be 10-15 camper spots with water and power hookup at the track.

Hotel:
Hotels
Best Western
1809 N. Velasco
Angleton, TX 77515
979-849-5822

Cherotel
925 Hwy 332 W
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
979-297-1161

Main Stay Suites
1003 Highway 332
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
979-388-9300

Comfort Inn & Suites
1535 S. Hwy 35 Bypass
Alvin, TX 77511
281-756-8800

Comfort Suites
296 Abner Jackson Parkway
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
979-297-5545 Holiday Inn Express
809 Hwy 332
Lake Jackson, TX 77566
979-265-5252

La Quinta
1126 State Hwy 332
Clute, TX 77531
979-265-7461

Hampton Inn
6515 Broadway
Pearland, TX 77581
832-736-9977

Best Western
1470 S. Hwy 35 Bypass
Alvin, TX 77511
281-331-4545

most hotels offer a 10% discount if you mention MSR Houston.

Travel time from MSR Houston:
Angleton, TX 77515 ~10 minutes
Pearland, TX 77581 ~15 minutes
Lake Jackson, TX 77566 ~20 minutes
Alvin, TX 77511 ~25 minutes
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The SCMC would also like to thank Joe Myer's Ford for their support.

Pricing is as follows:
SCMC members $255
Non-members $270

To sign up online, please go here:
http://www.scmcstore.com/store/product.php?productid=44&cat=2&page=1

Please do not hesitate to ask any question you might have.

List of people registered:
1. Gary G. - 1997 White Cobra
2. Stan H. - 1998 White Cobra
3. Larry E. - 1995 Red Cobra
4. Phillip K. - 1993 Black Cobra
5. Carl G. - 2003 Black Cobra
6. Bart P. - 2001 Silver Cobra
7. Todd A. - 2003 Comp. Orange Cobra
8. Jimmy M. - 2004 Mystichrome Cobra
9. Gary F. - 2004 Silver Cobra
10. Sam C. - 2003 Black Cobra
11. Rick M. - 1997 White Cobra (SCMC from TN)
12. Jane M. - 2004 Silver Z06 Corvette (SCMC from TN)
13. Danny D. - 1990 Black Nissan 300ZX \ 2004 Yellow Mazda 3
14. James L. - 2007 White w/Blue Stripes Shelby GT 500
15. Joe N. - 2004 Silver Porsche GT2
16. Ron H. - 2003 Black Cobra
17. Larry F. - 2000 Cobra R or 2006 Ford GT
18. Henry H. - 2003 Red Cobra
19. Harry T. - 2004 Redfire Cobra
20. Raymond W. - 2001 Green Miata
21. Rooshir P. - 1997 Rio Red Cobra
22. Jim P. - 1995 White Miata
23. Nick D. - 1994 White Toyota Supra
24. Matt A. - 1994 Black Mustang GT
25. Tim P. - 2006 Blue Dodge Viper
26. James F. - 1994 White Toyota Supra
27. Mike R. - 2001 Red Corvette Z06
28. Stuart H. - 2004 Silver Cobra
29. Kareem O. - 1997 Black Toyota Supra
30. DeWayne E. - 2003 Sonic Blue Cobra
31. Ivan W. - 2002 Gray Viper
32. Will V. - 1999 Silver Corvette
33. Ed H. - 2006 LeMans Blue Corvette Z06
34. Spencer H. - 2006 LeMans Blue Corvette Z06
35. Troy D. - 2004 Jet Black E46 BMW M3
36. Jack S. - 2006 Silver Corvette Z06
37. Randy B. - 2002 Torch Red Corvette Z06
38. Stephanie C. - 2004 Silver Corvette Z06
39. Jennifer B. - 2003 Alpine White BMW 330xi
40. Daniel L. - 2004 Jet Black E46 BMW M3
41. Kevin J. - 2002 Silver Corvette Z06
42. Dan S. - 2004 Black Mustang GT
43. Reg A. - 1994 Green Mustang GT
44. Michael M. - 1990 Silver Taurus SHO
45. Matthew W. - 2006 Black Lotus Exige
46. David W. - 2003 Silver Nissan 350Z
47. Tony T. - 2003 Silver Audi A4 Quattro
48. Jorge G. - 2000 Cobra R
49. Lael L. - 1996 Black/Red Cobra
50. Michael T. - 2004 Silver E46 BMW M3
51. James S. - 2006 Yellow Porsche Cayman
52. Howard B. - 2006 Blue/Orange Ford GT
53. Rebecca B. - 2006 Blue/Orange Ford GT
54. Russell K. - 1991 White Taurus SHO
55. Richard W. - 1996 Black Cobra
56. Eric F. - 2006 White Subaru WRX STi
57. Karen P. - 2001 Silver Cobra
58. David C. - 2005 Black Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VIII
59. Richard S. - 2006 Black Lotus Exige
60. Joe W. - 1998 Silver Corvette
61. Dave M. - 1971 Smurf Blue Datsun 240Z


Staff:

Edmond V. - Staff - 2001 Cobra
Jim & Jackie B. - Staff - 1999 Cobra
Andy M.- Staff/Lead Instructor - ???
David M. - Staff/Instructor - 2003 Cobra

Instructors:

Joe J. - 2000 Cobra R
stay tuned...


And just for kicks, here are two MSRH videos.. :D

FA @ MSRH (http://www.msrhouston.com/msrhouston/videos/FAMagic.wmv)
Panoz @ MSRH (http://www.msrhouston.com/msrhouston/videos/MSRHPanozweb.mov)

Levi
04-18-2006, 12:34 PM
:bounce: :woot: :burnout:

Hook or crook, you know I’m IN. :thumbsup:

Hazman
04-18-2006, 12:54 PM
Well the East TN Ridge Runners & Shine Haulers Association will be there again. This time I am bringing both cars!!:thumbsup: :bounce: :D

03 cobra toy
04-18-2006, 01:18 PM
Fun Fun Fun..... :thumbsup:

97CasperCobra
04-18-2006, 01:33 PM
consider me signed up...... :cool: :p

Firme
04-18-2006, 02:24 PM
Well the East TN Ridge Runners & Shine Haulers Association will be there again. This time I am bringing both cars!!:thumbsup: :bounce: :D

SWEET!! :thumbsup: We'll get to see the vert this time :hail: :woot:

SuperG
04-18-2006, 02:25 PM
I don't know...Is driving around a track as fast as your car can go fun?

Heck Yeah it is!!! Can we sign-up yet?

Hmmm, let's see, hopefully November is far enough away that I can finish getting this crazy car ready!!

Edmond, I assume cost and event procedures will be similar to last year?

Firme
04-18-2006, 02:26 PM
Edmond, I assume cost and event procedures will be similar to last year?

Well, that part still needs to be hashed out fully. But what I can say is we always strive to make each year better. :D

Carl G
04-18-2006, 05:21 PM
IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Need I say more :thumbsup:

93KingCobra
04-18-2006, 06:44 PM
In......If I have a car..... :thumbsup:

Firme
04-19-2006, 01:02 PM
In......If I have a car..... :thumbsup:

You can always rent the Hertz GT350H and bring it :D :thumbsup:

Levi
04-19-2006, 01:08 PM
You can always rent the Hertz GT350H and bring it :D :thumbsup:
http://bradbarnett.net/mustangs/timeline/05/06/gt-h/GTH15.jpg
http://bradbarnett.net/mustangs/timeline/05/06/gt-h/GTH9.jpg
http://bradbarnett.net/mustangs/timeline/05/06/gt-h/GTH2.jpg

03 cobra toy
05-27-2006, 09:45 AM
TTT...... M or E Can you make this a sticker? ;)

93KingCobra
05-27-2006, 09:58 AM
In......If I have a car..... :thumbsup:

I know I will have the car now it all depends on if it is done getting painted or whatever the mod of the month might be....

Firme
05-27-2006, 10:33 AM
TTT...... M or E Can you make this a sticker? ;)

Done :thumbsup:

ORANGE CRUSH
07-18-2006, 01:42 AM
I'm in.

SuperG
07-18-2006, 11:01 AM
I done signed up!!

Larry95
07-18-2006, 02:44 PM
I'm in with the '95

Eloisa' is in for helping out with whatever you need her to do.

Firme
07-18-2006, 03:20 PM
I'm in with the '95

Eloisa' is in for helping out with whatever you need her to do.

now you've gone and done it :D .... Jackie would love the help and company at the registration table. :thumbsup:

Levi
07-18-2006, 03:49 PM
I'm in with the '95

now you've gone and done it :D .... :thumbsup:

:rotf:



I'm in. :thumbsup:

After this, I may be living out of the car. :D :cool:

93KingCobra
07-19-2006, 09:08 PM
I'm in

Car should go to the body shop soon the off to get the brakes finished up...

I have a stupid question???

I want to get Magnetic racing numbers but how do you guys pick your #'s

JBoden
07-19-2006, 09:13 PM
Your lucky number, your favorite number - a number that has "special" meaning. There's really no trick to it.

Happy number hunting :rolleyes:

93KingCobra
07-19-2006, 09:25 PM
Your lucky number, your favorite number - a number that has "special" meaning. There's really no trick to it.

Happy number hunting :rolleyes:

Yea but what if I order my number for the magnet and its already taken????

When I signed up just a sec. ago I did not put a number in the blanks B/C I need to order my magnets...

What to do????

SuperG
07-19-2006, 10:08 PM
Yea but what if I order my number for the magnet and its already taken????

When I signed up just a sec. ago I did not put a number in the blanks B/C I need to order my magnets...

What to do????If you buy 2 sets of 2 numbers, such as a 5-5 and a 8-8, then you have at least 2 choices...


P.S. Edmond, will you be starting a thread of those who have signed up?

Firme
07-20-2006, 12:32 AM
Phil, the numbers are reserved on a first come first serve basis. When registering early you basically lock in your number as being reserved for you. That is why there is 3 choices on registration in case the first choice is taken. Worse case scenario, if the number somebody has on their magnets has been taken already, you use temporary tape to add a "1" before or after your number.

Now as far as seeing if a club regular has a praticular number you want, we can check for you. You of course need to figure out what number you want. You can guess mine by looking at my sig. Once you pick it, let us know and we will get it assigned to you.

I am sure you have seen this already Phil, but for anyone else interested, club members can get these magnets if they choose. http://www.scmcstore.com/store/product.php?productid=31&cat=4&page=1


Gary.. look for that to be up by the end of next week :thumbsup: .

03 cobra toy
07-20-2006, 09:11 AM
Yea but what if I order my number for the magnet and its already taken????

When I signed up just a sec. ago I did not put a number in the blanks B/C I need to order my magnets...

What to do????

Make your magnet with three numbers and don't look back :D

P.S. Don't use 470 ;)

Admiral
07-20-2006, 09:34 AM
This is going to be worse than waiting on Christmas back when I was 12 yrs old. Hurry up November................. :bounce:

93KingCobra
07-20-2006, 04:37 PM
Thanks guys will be ordering some #'s here pretty soon I think #193 sounds good to me.. :thumbsup: Edmond see if that # has been taken already....

ORANGE CRUSH
07-20-2006, 07:42 PM
don't be # 11

JBoden
07-20-2006, 07:54 PM
193 is yours Phil!!!!! :eek:

93KingCobra
07-20-2006, 09:15 PM
193 is yours Phil!!!!! :eek:

Thanks Jim now I can order my #'s .... :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
07-20-2006, 09:46 PM
Phil,

No three digit numbers have been taken for SCMC magnets so the house is yours. The magnets are white and do not come in red... :rotf: BTW, I haven't forgotten about your red shirt, I just haven't had a need to order any merchandise but maybe I can shoot an e-mail to the vendor and order a dozen red ones along with the "got cobra" shirts? Now what was your shirt size again? :D

HyperPerformance Motorsports does the magnets for us. Dave keeps track of the numbers that are taken and he can verify if the one anyone orders is available or not. I do know that no 3 digit numbers have been used yet.

Twice Bitten
07-20-2006, 10:21 PM
Out :(

97CasperCobra
07-21-2006, 12:08 AM
Out :(

The deer can wait!!! :doubt:

Twice Bitten
07-21-2006, 02:39 PM
A f-350 4x4 and a 4x4 Excursion are not fun on a road course :(

jimmysidecarr
07-21-2006, 03:04 PM
A f-350 4x4 and a 4x4 Excursion are not fun on a road course :(


So all of this stuff is broke?????... What happened???

Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Northwest Houston
SCMC#: 800
***--->Vehicle: 2000 Cobra R; 2003 Cobra Convertible; 2006 Ford GTPosts: 1,116

93KingCobra
07-21-2006, 07:04 PM
Larry is just SCARED that the 93 will kick that R's but yet again... :D :D

Twice Bitten
07-22-2006, 09:39 AM
No magnetic numbers will stick to the Gt, every time a bring out the R, I break something. The Slo'03 is going to be to much for an open track event, going for a 4 digit HP number on it. So you you see, that just leaves the Excursion 4x4, my F-350 4x4 or either the hunting truck which is 4x4. This leaves me with nothing to drive in an open track event. Plus the GT is really dirty, and no one wants to clean it for me, and have not done enough mods to it to keep up with the true track dogs of SCMC :rolleyes: ;) :p :bounce: :rotf:

03 cobra toy
07-22-2006, 11:21 AM
No magnetic numbers will stick to the Gt, every time a bring out the R, I break something. The Slo'03 is going to be to much for an open track event, going for a 4 digit HP number on it. So you you see, that just leaves the Excursion 4x4, my F-350 4x4 or either the hunting truck which is 4x4. This leaves me with nothing to drive in an open track event. Plus the GT is really dirty, and no one wants to clean it for me, and have not done enough mods to it to keep up with the true track dogs of SCMC :rolleyes: ;) :p :bounce: :rotf:

If I can get numbers on the GT can I drive it? :D

00R is fine now that we fixed it ;)

YOU CAN DO IT !

Admiral
07-22-2006, 12:00 PM
Or go down to Hertz and rent a V6 Mustang. Some guys did that for the SVTOA event and had a blast.......... :cool:

Just trying to help! :D

Twice Bitten
07-22-2006, 12:08 PM
Or go down to Hertz and rent a V6 Mustang. Some guys did that for the SVTOA event and had a blast.......... :cool:

Just trying to help! :D


To much $$$$ to do that, maybe I could share time in Davids car :D

93KingCobra
07-22-2006, 12:20 PM
No magnetic numbers will stick to the Gt

So is the blue painters tape to good for the GT or what.... :D

Or you could trade it in for the one at Tommy Vaughn that has numbers on it already....(Heritage GT..) :D :D :D :D

Twice Bitten
07-22-2006, 12:26 PM
So is the blue painters tape to good for the GT or what.... :D

Or you could trade it in for the one at Tommy Vaughn that has numbers on it already....(Heritage GT..) :D :D :D :D

That is even worse than renting a v-6 mustang for the weekend :eek:

97CasperCobra
07-23-2006, 05:05 PM
**Posting from Hudson, Ohio***

The Ford GT, 2000 R and the 2003 Cobra will ALL be clean by November....I promise. Get some vinyl decals for the GT and be done with it.

What other excuses do you have now??

jimmysidecarr
07-23-2006, 06:04 PM
No magnetic numbers will stick to the Gt, every time a bring out the R, I break something. The Slo'03 is going to be to much for an open track event, going for a 4 digit HP number on it. So you you see, that just leaves the Excursion 4x4, my F-350 4x4 or either the hunting truck which is 4x4. This leaves me with nothing to drive in an open track event. Plus the GT is really dirty, and no one wants to clean it for me, and have not done enough mods to it to keep up with the true track dogs of SCMC :rolleyes: ;) :p :bounce: :rotf:

The driver mod is the most under utilized mod available!!!

I'm still working on the driver mod... I will probably never be finished.

I think if you really want to get the most FUN out of one of these events it's best to focus on your own personal progress... and just enjoy the outstanding seat time!!! There will always be someone faster, and some may have fewer mods.

I don't let that bother me... I'm where I am and I am improving each time.

I'm hoping you'll change your mind and come play...
I'm also hoping I can put my doctor off for a few months so I can do this event before my therapy has to start back up.

You only live once Larry. Your driving has improved a HUGE amount!!! I would like to encourage you to keep nibbling away at your technique and enjoy the process, leave your need to be fastest for the other car.

And just enjoy this for what it is ...

The best adrenalin return for any dollar ever spent!!!.... EVER!!!..... IMHO :D

Carl G
07-23-2006, 07:58 PM
Where do we sign up? I have been traveling again as usua land have not heard where we go to do this. Help!!!!!!!!!

JBoden
07-23-2006, 08:41 PM
Hey Carl - Edmond sent a secure link to all SCMC'rs in an e-mail (7-18) for member registration. :cool:

Carl G
07-23-2006, 10:07 PM
Registered and ready to go. How many more days? :thumbsup:

SuperG
07-24-2006, 02:55 PM
How many people have signed up so far? Sheesh...more than 3 months away and I can hardly sit still!

93KingCobra
07-24-2006, 07:35 PM
So do I have a covered area or what.... :D :D

Firme
07-24-2006, 10:44 PM
How many people have signed up so far? Sheesh...more than 3 months away and I can hardly sit still!

about 10 ;)

So do I have a covered area or what.... :D :D

We are finalizing that now :D Please by patient.

By the end of this week, I will post the official public info thread, with registration list, and answers to the major questions. :thumbsup:

Admiral
07-25-2006, 07:24 AM
Is AndyM gonna handle rounding up the instructor crew this year?

Firme
07-25-2006, 10:47 AM
Is AndyM gonna handle rounding up the instructor crew this year?

yes sir AndyM is the chief instructor with DavidM helping him :thumbsup:

ORANGE CRUSH
07-25-2006, 07:24 PM
Make that 11. Just signed up today!:thumbsup:

jimmysidecarr
07-25-2006, 11:00 PM
I'm signed up! :p :bounce: :thumbsup:

Miguel
07-26-2006, 02:03 PM
I'm strongly considering this, as the last one was a very good experience. I don't remember a single train, and with one exception, everybody was very good at passing, or giving a pass. In my other DEs, trains are frequent, and it seems like throwing dice to see if you will get a pass. I was stuck behind a slowly driven C6 Vette for over two laps on my last DE.

Will see what my treasurer says. Right now she is saying no, but if I behave for the next couple of months, she might change her mind.

boostleak
07-26-2006, 02:23 PM
I have a few questions. Can non-Cobra/Ford make enter? What about rain will you run?

Thanks in advance

Firme
07-26-2006, 02:50 PM
I have a few questions. Can non-Cobra/Ford make enter? What about rain will you run?

Thanks in advance

Definitely yes and yes :D

Andy M
07-26-2006, 02:50 PM
I have a few questions. Can non-Cobra/Ford make enter? What about rain will you run?

Thanks in advanceSure thing!!! Run what ya brung!! :rolleyes:

We will run rain or shine - no refunds unfortunately. This is pretty much standard with any/all open track events regardless of the organization putting on the event. The track does not refund our fees if it rains.

On the bright side, I have run in the rain before and you will be amazed at how much you will learn! :thumbsup: It forces you to be really smooth with all your inputs and makes you a better driver!

Miguel
07-26-2006, 06:14 PM
I have a few questions. Can non-Cobra/Ford make enter? What about rain will you run?

Thanks in advanceThey even let in those whose supercharged cars shrunk in the laundry!! :)

Don't worry about the rain, these guys run a very good event, and with the exception of the last turn, there is little ponding even in a Texas down pour. That is how I did my first stint when I was there in April with Rick, and I'm a relative noob. :baby:

That and props to Jim and the others snake handlers controlling pit out, they actualy do a great job of finding a clear spot of traffic before giving you the go.:thumbsup: At my last DE, you could tell the burned out dude wasn't even looking at the track, and I had to slam my brakes a couple of times because I was released into traffic and at MSRH, turn#1's track out = pit out.:eek:

97CasperCobra
07-30-2006, 09:56 PM
This may be a little soon for some, but is anyone thinking of doing the TDE event Oct. 21-22 at TWS?? I may need to get some practice in before MSR.

93KingCobra
07-30-2006, 10:56 PM
I would too if I was you........How long has it been since you did it last?? :D :D

97CasperCobra
07-30-2006, 11:36 PM
I would too if I was you........How long has it been since you did it last?? :D :D

Since I had a FULL day of hard driving in my own car...ummmm....First time we were at TWS. :(

Now I have driven other cars hard at open-track events...does that count?? :p

Admiral
07-31-2006, 09:31 AM
I'll be at MSRH with NASATX that weekend. Practicing my cheatin bastich lines lol. :thumbsup:

03 cobra toy
07-31-2006, 09:42 AM
I'll be at MSRH with NASATX that weekend. Practicing my cheatin bastich lines lol. :thumbsup:

:thumbsup: I'm in for the NASA event :thumbsup:

SuperG
07-31-2006, 09:44 AM
I am going to try and go to TWS, but right now I am playing that by ear...

Hey, I wonder how many people have signed up for THIS event?

Miguel
07-31-2006, 10:47 AM
I'll be at MSRH with NASATX that weekend. Practicing my cheatin bastich lines lol. :thumbsup:I need to spectate on this events, they sound like fun. I miss going to TWS, but since I'm going to MSRC this weekend there goes my budget.

97CasperCobra
08-01-2006, 09:50 AM
:thumbsup: I'm in for the NASA event :thumbsup:

How are the sessions....and price?? I may be up for MSR. :thumbsup:

Miguel
08-01-2006, 02:10 PM
I'll be at MSRH with NASATX that weekend. Practicing my cheatin bastich lines lol. :thumbsup:
I'm a total noob so forgive my ignorance. What is open passing?
TIA

Admiral
08-01-2006, 02:23 PM
Who said open passing?

bluethunder
08-01-2006, 02:23 PM
Any spots open for the NASA event this weekend, I thought we were going to Bristol for FFw but that changed, So Now it's time for some roundy round.

Admiral
08-01-2006, 02:25 PM
I'm sure they have spots open in DE, give them a shout!

Miguel
08-02-2006, 12:03 PM
Who said open passing?
I was looking at the Time trial section of NASA Tx, I was interpreting it as some kind of AX, but on a track. I was confused about Open passing, as they claim that as a positive.

Admiral
08-02-2006, 12:10 PM
Ah. Sorry, I've no info on the Time Trial program. My guess would be no restricted passing zones, but that's only a guess.

Miguel
08-02-2006, 01:55 PM
Thank you. I'm guessing something like it too.


I'm just gonna have to show up and spectate when they go to MSRH.

cobrabitn
08-05-2006, 01:34 PM
Talk about hi jacking a thread.... look at the title! :D

Just thought I'd let you all know that we have a white with blue stripes 2007 Shelby GT 500 sign up for MSR today! You guys are rocking on those sign ups, too. ;)

97CasperCobra
08-05-2006, 03:24 PM
Talk about hi jacking a thread.... look at the title! :D

Just thought I'd let you all know that we have a white with blue stripes 2007 Shelby GT 500 sign up for MSR today!

:woot: Can't wait to see and HEAR that thing go round the track!!!! :thumbsup:

....my bad on the thread hijack.... :(

Firme
08-05-2006, 05:21 PM
:woot: Can't wait to see and HEAR that thing go round the track!!!! :thumbsup:


:yup:

Mephisto
08-06-2006, 09:43 AM
Finally signed up.

Twice Bitten
08-06-2006, 01:15 PM
**Posting from Hudson, Ohio***

What other excuses do you have now??



Gas is to expensive :baby:

cobrabitn
08-06-2006, 01:29 PM
Keeping them coming Larry...you're giving me some good ideas .... :rotf:

Twice Bitten
08-06-2006, 08:21 PM
Keeping them coming Larry...you're giving me some good ideas .... :rotf:

This would be the perfect track event for a Mystichrome from Rock Hill, SC to show up and participate in. :D :thumbsup: :bounce:

cobrabitn
08-06-2006, 09:29 PM
Larry,

You don't know how bad I want to go but I have several hurdles to jump. One being that my significant other wouldn't understand. Two, I don't have enough time left from work to take off for the travel time by truck/trailer. Three, I don't have a truck/trailer combination to even haul my 94 Coupe with me.

The worst would be that I fly down there on Friday night and return on Sunday night. I'd have to have a rental car because outside of two changes of clothes, I'd be bringing a helmet and some gloves. I've already checked on the pricing and the club can afford to put me up for the weekend. :thumbsup:

03 cobra toy
08-06-2006, 10:22 PM
The worst would be that I fly down there on Friday night and return on Sunday night. I'd have to have a rental car because outside of two changes of clothes, I'd be bringing a helmet and some gloves. I've already checked on the pricing and the club can afford to put me up for the weekend. :thumbsup:


Make it three changes of clothes.... :rotf: :rotf: :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
08-06-2006, 11:21 PM
You make it sound like someoneI might ride with would make me dirty my pants in order to need a third change.... :rotf:

jimmysidecarr
08-07-2006, 10:35 AM
You make it sound like someoneI might ride with would make me dirty my pants in order to need a third change.... :rotf:

Believe me.. a ride with David is worth the trip ALONE!!!

That car with him driving is gaining quite the rep down here!!! :thumbsup:



Maybe 4 changes... ;)

97CasperCobra
08-07-2006, 10:54 AM
You make it sound like someoneI might ride with would make me dirty my pants in order to need a third change.... :rotf:

Talk about hi jacking a thread.... look at the title! :D

:p ;)

03 cobra toy
08-07-2006, 11:26 AM
You make it sound like someoneI might ride with would make me dirty my pants in order to need a third change.... :rotf:

I can't drive....

A ride with Wayne Manor or John George would make you soil your pants :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
08-07-2006, 08:28 PM
I'd bring a dark brown pair of jeans so I can hide the spots... :rotf:

JBoden
08-07-2006, 08:52 PM
No need to worry about a rent car - you're comin to Texas, so get ready for some Texas hospitality. We'll pick you up at the airport in the cowboy limo (fly into Hobby Airport). :eek:

Hazman
08-07-2006, 09:14 PM
Tony just come on over to East Tennessee and hitch a ride. We leave Friday Morning and will have you back sometime Monday. :D

Twice Bitten
08-07-2006, 09:17 PM
Rachel or I will pick you up in the GT if it will get you down here to Texas :thumbsup:The only problem is you would have to pack real light! :rotf:

cobrabitn
08-07-2006, 11:38 PM
1 bag, 1 helmet and gloves. The Hertz renter is for me to run on track. I saw a Shelby Hertz in Rock Hill Saturday morning. I pretended not to see it as the guy was checking out my ride but it looked really sweet. Then I looked at my hood and saw the colors change and was glad I was in what I was in! :thumbsup:

Miguel
08-08-2006, 06:36 PM
1 bag, 1 helmet and gloves. The Hertz renter is for me to run on track. I saw a Shelby Hertz in Rock Hill Saturday morning. I pretended not to see it as the guy was checking out my ride but it looked really sweet. Then I looked at my hood and saw the colors change and was glad I was in what I was in! :thumbsup:Just did a DE at MSRC in a V6 Coupe rented from [censored for my safety] and it did great on the fast corners. It understeered badly in tight uphill turns, partly because I couldn't find the darn o/d kill button till the last run. My last run with the o/d off was quite decent, although I could have done with stickier tires than the 600+ wear rated ones. I had to put about 6 psi just to get them to match the label on the door. Great chassis though, very solid, and no bad manners.
I think it would have done much better at MSRH.

With bigger brakes, a manual tranny, and better tires, a V6 Coupe would be a pretty decent track car.

Miguel
08-11-2006, 02:01 PM
I let it slip about a SVT DE to the Mini and the pimped bimmer crowd. There is a at least one M3 that seems to like tangling with one Mystichrome SVT Cobra Mustang, right Jimmy? :D

03 cobra toy
08-11-2006, 02:12 PM
I let it slip about a SVT DE to the Mini and the pimped bimmer crowd. There is a at least one M3 that seems to like tangling with one Mystichrome SVT Cobra Mustang, right Jimmy? :D


Thanks :thumbsup:

Firme
08-11-2006, 06:47 PM
I let it slip about a SVT DE to the Mini and the pimped bimmer crowd. There is a at least one M3 that seems to like tangling with one Mystichrome SVT Cobra Mustang, right Jimmy? :D

The more the merrier :thumbsup: If we get enough Mini's we might even have a get a mini specific instructor :eek: :D

jimmysidecarr
08-11-2006, 07:13 PM
I let it slip about a SVT DE to the Mini and the pimped bimmer crowd. There is a at least one M3 that seems to like tangling with one Mystichrome SVT Cobra Mustang, right Jimmy? :D

Yep That would be Troy. Nice guy.... he was a lot quicker at MSRH than our first tangle at TWS...

I could not run away from him anymore!!! BOTH his driving and his car have seen some big improvements!!!

I got a little something up my sleeve this time though... It may or may not be enough... ;) That's all I'm saying :D

03 cobra toy
08-12-2006, 08:01 PM
I got a little something up my sleeve this time though... It may or may not be enough... ;) That's all I'm saying :D

:bugeyes: :dunno:

texaswrx
08-15-2006, 09:37 AM
Is there a one day option available?

Firme
08-15-2006, 11:54 AM
Is there a one day option available?

Sorry, there is no one day option at this time.

ILIKEMYCOBRA
08-23-2006, 07:16 PM
Hello Everyone... New here... Just signed up for the event... can't wait. My car is basically stock... is there anything I should be concerned about (cooling mainly). Also, I will need to buy some tires for this... can someone recommend a good tire for just getting started?

Any other advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Andy M
08-23-2006, 09:06 PM
Hello Everyone... New here... Just signed up for the event... can't wait. My car is basically stock... is there anything I should be concerned about (cooling mainly). Also, I will need to buy some tires for this... can someone recommend a good tire for just getting started?

Any other advice would be greatly appreciated.

ThanksWelcome aboard!! :thumbsup:

Just make sure your fluids are all good and fresh, especially the brake fluid. If you have not bled the brakes ever or for a while, I would bleed them just before the event. Also make sure your pads are at least half of their original thickness, especially on the front!!

Tires need to be in good condition with no less than 4/32's or so if they are street compound.

If you have never done anything like this before, you are in for a real treat!! :bounce:

jimmysidecarr
08-23-2006, 10:02 PM
Hello Everyone... New here... Just signed up for the event... can't wait. My car is basically stock... is there anything I should be concerned about (cooling mainly). Also, I will need to buy some tires for this... can someone recommend a good tire for just getting started?

Any other advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Good advise there from Andy.

I would not worry about cooling. It will be November and probably not that hot at all. Unless you are coming from a racing or auto cross background you will probably not be leaning on the car hard enough to get it into limp mode.

After (not if ;) ) you decide you like doing this open track stuff we can give you economical pointers to help get your car adapted (they are a hell of a car bone stock!!) to open track.

How many miles do you have now? If you need tires there is a very real possibility that your front pads are a little too close to use at an event. Don't throw them out!!! Just put a new set on if they are 1/2 gone, and you can put them back on to finish them off on the street.

Tires and brake pads are something that we are always watching for deals on.

I currently am running Sumitomo HTR ZII tires, they are now my street/rain tires but before I had track rubber I used them and really liked how they performed.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Sumitomo&tireModel=HTR+Z+II

I have since found a better tire(also more money :( )... that I will be running when it's time to replace the Sumis.

Falken AZENIS RT-615 :headbang:
http://www.vulcantire.com/azenis_rt615_t.htm

There is a check list that the car must go through... down load a copy and then you can line up someone to do your check out.

You may want to address the pads and tire issues first if you know they are border line.

This is without question the most fun you can have in a car........... with your pants still on!!!

hi ofcr cobra
08-23-2006, 11:31 PM
Hello Everyone... New here... Just signed up for the event... can't wait. My car is basically stock... is there anything I should be concerned about (cooling mainly). Also, I will need to buy some tires for this... can someone recommend a good tire for just getting started?

Any other advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

I had very good luck with a set of Nitto NT01's at the event last Dec. They were on a GT at the time but I think they will do just as well on a Cobra (I plan on finding that out ASAP).



I have a couple questions of my own for the track junkies out there...


I have been looking at getting a new set of track wheels and tires for my Black '03 Cobra. (I have an "ok" set now, but the SVT can handle bigger and better)......... I've been thinking about FR500 wheels wrapped in Nitto NT01's but there are tons of options (wheel height, width, color, tire size, etc.).

My flexible plans - Anthracite (sp?) FR500 18x9 non-deep dish with 275/35 Nitto NT01's.

What do you guys think about the Anthracite vs. Silver vs. Black FR500's on a Black Cobra? I figure the 275/35 tires will clear ok, could I go any wider???Also, any particular pads you recommend to use with the stock brakes?


I am planning on running in TDE Oct. 21/22, any tips for my first time to TWS?

If I haven't asked enough questions, let me know... I'm sure I can think of some more. :cool:

jimmysidecarr
08-24-2006, 09:43 AM
I had very good luck with a set of Nitto NT01's at the event last Dec. They were on a GT at the time but I think they will do just as well on a Cobra (I plan on finding that out ASAP).

I have a couple questions of my own for the track junkies out there...

I have been looking at getting a new set of track wheels and tires for my Black '03 Cobra. (I have an "ok" set now, but the SVT can handle bigger and better)......... I've been thinking about FR500 wheels wrapped in Nitto NT01's but there are tons of options (wheel height, width, color, tire size, etc.).

My flexible plans - Anthracite (sp?) FR500 18x9 non-deep dish with 275/35 Nitto NT01's.

What do you guys think about the Anthracite vs. Silver vs. Black FR500's on a Black Cobra? I figure the 275/35 tires will clear ok, could I go any wider???Also, any particular pads you recommend to use with the stock brakes?

I am planning on running in TDE Oct. 21/22, any tips for my first time to TWS?

If I haven't asked enough questions, let me know... I'm sure I can think of some more. :cool:

I can't really speak to the wheel issue as I've decided that a spare set of 95 Cobra R58 17X9 wheels shod with used 275/40R17 Kumho 710 race rubber was the ultimate solution for my situation.(It's a bang for the buck thing) Those 18" tires are big money and they get used up just as fast. I don't believe they offer the performance advantage to justify the price. But that's me.

If you are going to run your track pads all the time, then some compromises have to be made. The higher temp race/like pads dust more squeal more and wear rotors more... than the more street friendly lower performing(lower temp range) pads.

Something that I recommend to every one(except 1st timers) ..... is

Brake cooling through ducting.......... It is essential!!!! ........... and cheap and easy. Plus it will allow the successful use of a more street oriented pad for the "less hardcore" user.

Here is an excellent source.. http://www.svtperformance.com/forums/showthread.php?t=295546

Firme
08-24-2006, 10:05 AM
I agree with Jimmy on the brake cooling ducts. :thumbsup:

Also, for the price difference vs. performance difference, I would also look into 17's. The tires you picked should perform failry well.

As far as TWS.... do NOT early apex turn 7 :)

aggie97
09-05-2006, 12:41 AM
I'll be at MSRH with NASATX that weekend. Practicing my cheatin bastich lines lol. :thumbsup:
You better be doing more than practicing! That's the final RACE weekend for NASA TX!!! I will have my beast there shooting for the AI title... You guys can get some good practice at the NASA DE event as there was a really low car count last time.....and they did some mock race starts in the 3/4 group!!

Oh how this car has morphed?!!!:eek: Link to tease you with! www.aggie97.com/tws/ (http://www.aggie97.com/tws/) What all mustangs should aspire to do!

Andy, I am assuming that the instructors need to sign up as before?

<--- will be waiting patiently for his student to get hooked! :thumbsup:

93KingCobra
09-05-2006, 01:15 AM
You better be doing more than practicing! That's the final RACE weekend for NASA TX!!! I will have my beast there shooting for the AI title... You guys can get some good practice at the NASA DE event as there was a really low car count last time.....and they did some mock race starts in the 3/4 group!!

Oh how this car has morphed?!!!:eek: Link to tease you with! www.aggie97.com/tws/ (http://www.aggie97.com/tws/) What all mustangs should aspire to do!

Andy, I am assuming that the instructors need to sign up as before?

<--- will be waiting patiently for his student to get hooked! :thumbsup:

Since I was your student last year you dont have to worry about me being hooked..........That happened about a year before that :thumbsup: :D :thumbsup: :D

SuperG
09-08-2006, 07:10 AM
We're up to 42 people already!! Need MORE!! 9 weeks from today all y'all better be ready...no late nighters working on the car, right?

Firme
09-08-2006, 07:18 AM
We're up to 42 people already!! Need MORE!! 9 weeks from today all y'all better be ready...no late nighters working on the car, right?


I will try to not have an empty engine bay 24 hours before the event this time :D

93KingCobra
09-08-2006, 06:21 PM
I will try to not have an empty engine bay 24 hours before the event this time :D

And you know you can count on me if you do
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Andy M
09-11-2006, 03:22 PM
You better be doing more than practicing! That's the final RACE weekend for NASA TX!!! I will have my beast there shooting for the AI title... You guys can get some good practice at the NASA DE event as there was a really low car count last time.....and they did some mock race starts in the 3/4 group!!

Oh how this car has morphed?!!!:eek: Link to tease you with! www.aggie97.com/tws/ (http://www.aggie97.com/tws/) What all mustangs should aspire to do!

Andy, I am assuming that the instructors need to sign up as before?

<--- will be waiting patiently for his student to get hooked! :thumbsup:Matt,

Let me check on this... I can't remember if you guys had to register first on the web site or just hand in your registration at our check in at the track. I will find out and let you (and all the other instructors) know asap!

See you all at the track!!

93KingCobra
09-21-2006, 04:42 PM
Is it that time yet.....I cant wait any longer...I just need to get the car all ready and some parts changed out....

Hazman
09-21-2006, 08:33 PM
Looking forward to seeing the Texas crew again. Your AI/CMC contingent did you proud at the NASA Nationals last week. Had the Texas flag flying high over their compound and did well on the track too!:thumbsup:

Just finished loading the truck to head to Gingerman in the morning. :bounce:

SuperG
09-22-2006, 07:35 AM
Looking forward to seeing the Texas crew again. Your AI/CMC contingent did you proud at the NASA Nationals last week. Had the Texas flag flying high over their compound and did well on the track too!:thumbsup:

Just finished loading the truck to head to Gingerman in the morning. :bounce:
Good luck up there! November in Texas is going to be GREAT!

Hazman
09-28-2006, 04:22 PM
Well we had a great time at the 2006 Cobra Nationals at Gingerman!!:bounce: We even got to run on track a couple of sessions with Jack Roush Jr.!!:eek:

We are looking to make reservations and I was wondering about the Best Value Inn in Angelton. We stayed at the Best Western last year and it was nice but the Best Value is less expensive so anyone down there know how it compares to the Best Western???

03 cobra toy
09-29-2006, 11:08 AM
We are looking to make reservations and I was wondering about the Best Value Inn in Angelton. We stayed at the Best Western last year and it was nice but the Best Value is less expensive so anyone down there know how it compares to the Best Western???



I'm not sure...Maybe send Jim a PM

The Best Western will give you 10% discount if you tell them you are with MSR Houston.

See ya soon :thumbsup:

JBoden
09-30-2006, 08:09 PM
Well we had a great time at the 2006 Cobra Nationals at Gingerman!!:bounce: We even got to run on track a couple of sessions with Jack Roush Jr.!!:eek:

We are looking to make reservations and I was wondering about the Best Value Inn in Angelton. We stayed at the Best Western last year and it was nice but the Best Value is less expensive so anyone down there know how it compares to the Best Western???


We looked at the Best Value Inn - no problem, nice place. Just a little farther down the street. :thumbsup:

Twice Bitten
10-03-2006, 10:41 AM
Is passing in the corners going to be allowed for Carl and I, he just ignores the Blue Flags :p

03 cobra toy
10-03-2006, 10:49 AM
No passing in the corners :p

That's why we have the black flag :eek: :D

Twice Bitten
10-03-2006, 01:53 PM
No passing in the corners :p

That's why we have the black flag :eek: :D


BlackFlag is for cockroaches and other insects, not Cobras :p

03 cobra toy
10-03-2006, 02:07 PM
BlackFlag is for cockroaches and other insects, not Cobras :p

:rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

SuperG
10-09-2006, 11:45 AM
Less than 5 weeks left!! We need more drivers!!

SuperG
10-13-2006, 08:40 AM
I was really happy to receive the e-mail from Jim Boden with the links to the MSR Packet. I learned a few things...such as I need to have steel braided brake lines! Whew! I have 4 weeks to get those instead of 4 days.

Also, regarding the directions to MSR, it should read South CR 48. People like me will turn left at North CR 48, eventhough that's only a few miles south of Highway 6!

I was also happy to see we can pre-register on Friday...Will we be allowed to keep our car there overnight?

And I was reminded to get a fire extinguisher...a mod I installed on my SHO after I actually needed it!

Finally, coolant flush, tranny flush, new oil, brake fluid flush, weld in new floor reinforcing plates, find magnetic numbers...Wow. Only 4 more weeks!

Firme
10-13-2006, 09:42 AM
Gary,

I will update the directions on the form tonight, thanks.

Yes, you can leave your car there over night friday, at your own discretion.

4 weeks is an long time =D you knock all that stuff out in one weekend day.

Andy M
10-16-2006, 09:49 AM
I was really happy to receive the e-mail from Jim Boden with the links to the MSR Packet. I learned a few things...such as I need to have steel braided brake lines! Whew! I have 4 weeks to get those instead of 4 days.

Also, regarding the directions to MSR, it should read South CR 48. People like me will turn left at North CR 48, eventhough that's only a few miles south of Highway 6!

I was also happy to see we can pre-register on Friday...Will we be allowed to keep our car there overnight?

And I was reminded to get a fire extinguisher...a mod I installed on my SHO after I actually needed it!

Finally, coolant flush, tranny flush, new oil, brake fluid flush, weld in new floor reinforcing plates, find magnetic numbers...Wow. Only 4 more weeks!

Gary, just to clarify something... although stainless steel braided brake lines are certainly recommended and encouraged, they are NOT required. What IS more important is that you have sufficient pad thickness (especially on the fronts) AND fresh brake fluid!!

The fire extinguisher is also one of those things which are HIGHLY recommended but not required.

See you at the track!

SuperG
10-16-2006, 01:31 PM
Gary, just to clarify something... although stainless steel braided brake lines are certainly recommended and encouraged, they are NOT required. What IS more important is that you have sufficient pad thickness (especially on the fronts) AND fresh brake fluid!!

The fire extinguisher is also one of those things which are HIGHLY recommended but not required.

See you at the track!
Thanks Andy, for the clarification...After seeing what can happen to a car with NO brakes, I think I'll go ahead and get those braided lines! And fire extinguishers, for those of you who don't have one, are around $12...not bad! And you're right about brake pads!! Thicker is Mo Betta!

Need more people to sign up!!

Hazman
10-16-2006, 01:55 PM
Braided or stainless steel lines for are REQUIRED for 1996-1998 Cobras. 96-98 Cobras without these will not pass tech inspection. The SCMC has this rule based on past experience with brake line failures in these model years. The stock lines are rubber almost all the way up to the caliper. As a rusult they can get too hot and fail. This has occured more than once at past events. That is why it was added to the club tech inspection for as a REQUIREMENT.

Rick "Hazman" McNutt
SCMC National Track Event Coordinator

SuperG
10-16-2006, 02:40 PM
Braided or stainless steel lines for are REQUIRED for 1996-1998 Cobras. 96-98 Cobras without these will not pass tech inspection. The SCMC has this rule based on past experience with brake line failures in these model years. The stock lines are rubber almost all the way up to the caliper. As a rusult they can get too hot and fail. This has occured more than once at past events. That is why it was added to the club tech inspection for as a REQUIREMENT.



Rick "Hazman" McNutt


SCMC National Track Event Coordinator
Thanks Rick! Stupid SN95's!

Andy M
10-17-2006, 07:39 AM
Braided or stainless steel lines for are REQUIRED for 1996-1998 Cobras. 96-98 Cobras without these will not pass tech inspection. The SCMC has this rule based on past experience with brake line failures in these model years. The stock lines are rubber almost all the way up to the caliper. As a rusult they can get too hot and fail. This has occured more than once at past events. That is why it was added to the club tech inspection for as a REQUIREMENT.

Rick "Hazman" McNutt
SCMC National Track Event CoordinatorRick,

Thanks so much for the clarification. I am sorry for causing some confusion on this. I was not aware of this before now.

See you at the track!!

Miguel
10-18-2006, 11:34 AM
I will read up in Jim's email, and sign up tonite while I get ready for TWS. It will be nice to drive MSRH again.

03 cobra toy
10-18-2006, 11:41 AM
I will read up in Jim's email, and sign up tonite while I get ready for TWS. It will be nice to drive MSRH again.

Great ! :thumbsup:

1BD SNK
10-19-2006, 10:18 AM
Just registered and getting brake lines done first time on track with magazine car...want to see what it can do after all the talk and money!

SuperG
10-19-2006, 10:23 AM
Just registered and getting brake lines done first time on track with magazine car...want to see what it can do after all the talk and money!
That should one fun car!!

1BD SNK
10-19-2006, 10:46 AM
I registered online and requested a number do you get a specific number and how do you know if you get the one you requested. Want to order magnetic numbers for car....first timer!!!!!

03 cobra toy
10-19-2006, 11:30 AM
I registered online and requested a number do you get a specific number and how do you know if you get the one you requested. Want to order magnetic numbers for car....first timer!!!!!


What number did you request?

97CasperCobra
10-19-2006, 12:44 PM
I registered online

can't wait to see your car in person!!! I've been in love with it since I saw it in MM&FF and on SVTP. :thumbsup:

JBoden
10-21-2006, 07:57 PM
I registered online and requested a number do you get a specific number and how do you know if you get the one you requested. Want to order magnetic numbers for car....first timer!!!!!


Lael,

An e-mail confirmation was sent to the address listed on your registration on 10/19. Hope you got it ????? Your car number will be 13L (as per your 2nd choice).. Let me know if you have any questions at all. :eek:

SuperG
10-24-2006, 07:07 AM
This is going to be worse than waiting on Christmas back when I was 12 yrs old. Hurry up November................. :bounce:
Remember this!!?? That was back in July...now we have 2 weekends left!

And I just realized something...the magnetic numbers I have are white :rolleyes:

Admiral
10-24-2006, 07:29 AM
I know I know, now I'm scrambling around trying to get the car ready lol. Let's see, new motor install - that'll take about 8 hours of solid wrenching.

I might have to bring the 2006 GT instead of the race car lol. Either way it'll be a blast! :thumbsup:

SuperG
10-24-2006, 02:05 PM
I know I know, now I'm scrambling around trying to get the car ready lol. Let's see, new motor install - that'll take about 8 hours of solid wrenching.

I might have to bring the 2006 GT instead of the race car lol. Either way it'll be a blast! :thumbsup:
Yeah the '06 GT wouldn't be soo bad. Factory Warranty!

Speaking of GT's, last year there was an '05 maroon with ghost flames...are those folks coming again?

Miguel
10-24-2006, 02:19 PM
Regretfully my track budget has been blown by a stupid set of cheap PBR brake pads, and sadly I won't be able to make it.
Although virtually new, while doing a DE this last weekend at TWS, the PBR pads faded badly by turn 4 on my first warm up lap of the weekend, WTF!?:doubt: I had virtually no brakes for the rest of the day, and had to bleed the brakes to be sure that wasn't the problem. They smoked away the rest of the day not realy helping me slow down, and I kept an eye on the pads. What I didn't know is that the inner ones were getting much thinner than the outer ones. Early on in the last run on Saturday the inner PBRs must have gone away, but with the usual noise of tracking I could not hear it, my only clue being slightly better braking as the backing plates chewed up the rotors. :mad: When the PBRs were replaced by my old OEM ones, I saw just how much they had been used up, and how much of the backing plates had been milled off by the rotors. Surprisingly the OEMs did a much better job during Sunday even with chewed up Rotors, only fading towards the end of the runs. Goes without saying I'm appaled at how lousy these PBR performed (they are the middle offering, in their line), fading on turn 4 of the warm up lap!? They were touted as a high performance pad, and were cheap. I wasn't expecting the performance of my old Ferodo pads, but I was expecting performance that was OEM like or better. Even the much maligned OEM ones were head and shoulders better. Before I return to tracking I need a Stop Tech BBK, if for my own peace of mind, as approaching #8 at TWS w/out brakes is an eye opener. Moral, don't get cheap with safety equipment, specialy the brakes!!
Hopefully I will be able to track with y'all next year, as y'all run a top notch event.:thumbsup:

97CasperCobra
10-24-2006, 02:33 PM
Speaking of GT's, last year there was an '05 maroon with ghost flames...are those folks coming again?

that guy was running HARD and getting some NICE 3-wheel action coming over the back "hump" of the track. He was fun to shoot....:D

03 cobra toy
10-24-2006, 04:16 PM
Regretfully my track budget has been blown by a stupid set of cheap PBR brake pads, and sadly I won't be able to make it.
Although virtually new, while doing a DE this last weekend at TWS, the PBR pads faded badly by turn 4 on my first warm up lap of the weekend, WTF!?:doubt: I had virtually no brakes for the rest of the day, and had to bleed the brakes to be sure that wasn't the problem. They smoked away the rest of the day not realy helping me slow down, and I kept an eye on the pads. What I didn't know is that the inner ones were getting much thinner than the outer ones. Early on in the last run on Saturday the inner PBRs must have gone away, but with the usual noise of tracking I could not hear it, my only clue being slightly better braking as the backing plates chewed up the rotors. :mad: When the PBRs were replaced by my old OEM ones, I saw just how much they had been used up, and how much of the backing plates had been milled off by the rotors. Surprisingly the OEMs did a much better job during Sunday even with chewed up Rotors, only fading towards the end of the runs. Goes without saying I'm appaled at how lousy these PBR performed (they are the middle offering, in their line), fading on turn 4 of the warm up lap!? They were touted as a high performance pad, and were cheap. I wasn't expecting the performance of my old Ferodo pads, but I was expecting performance that was OEM like or better. Even the much maligned OEM ones were head and shoulders better. Before I return to tracking I need a Stop Tech BBK, if for my own peace of mind, as approaching #8 at TWS w/out brakes is an eye opener. Moral, don't get cheap with safety equipment, specialy the brakes!!
Hopefully I will be able to track with y'all next year, as y'all run a top notch event.:thumbsup:

Wow that sucks ! We hope to see you next year :thumbsup:

shomurph
10-27-2006, 08:42 AM
Howdy all.

I'll be in the old slow paint-faded Taurus waving people to pass me.


I have an open faced helmet that is SA05. Will there be any problems with open faced helmets?

See you in a few weeks.

Thanks,
Mike

03 cobra toy
10-27-2006, 09:14 AM
Howdy all.

I'll be in the old slow paint-faded Taurus waving people to pass me.


I have an open faced helmet that is SA05. Will there be any problems with open faced helmets?

See you in a few weeks.

Thanks,
Mike

Mike,

Your helmet is fine :thumbsup:

See ya at the track :D

SuperG
10-27-2006, 11:13 AM
Howdy all.

I'll be in the old slow paint-faded Taurus waving people to pass me.


I have an open faced helmet that is SA05. Will there be any problems with open faced helmets?

See you in a few weeks.

Thanks,
Mike
Uggh, we gotta see your mug?

Got your fishin' poles lined up, Murph?

shomurph
10-27-2006, 01:00 PM
Uggh, we gotta see your mug?

Got your fishin' poles lined up, Murph?Yes yes both the car and driver are ugly!!! :)

oh yeah hopefully we'll have some good fishin' in the Gulf before going Zoom Zoom errrrr spin spin black flag.

SuperG
11-01-2006, 07:26 AM
Wow, I see we got a sudden surge in new registrants including a Caymen, a uniquely colored Ford GT, another Cobra, a WRX, and another SHO! What a great turnout and what a great mix of cars!!

But we still have room for more drivers!

jimmysidecarr
11-01-2006, 01:20 PM
This event is going to ROCK!!!

I've got my car back together and it feels freaking awesome!!!!

No power mods yet(except the cat back)... but boy does it ever feel planted!!!

Even with cold street tires! I love Delrin!!! :bounce: :thumbsup:

03 cobra toy
11-01-2006, 01:57 PM
This event is going to ROCK!!!

I've got my car back together and it feels freaking awesome!!!!

No power mods yet(except the cat back)... but boy does it ever feel planted!!!

Even with cold street tires! I love Delrin!!! :bounce: :thumbsup:



Sweeet :thumbsup:

shomurph
11-01-2006, 07:37 PM
Wow, I see we got a sudden surge in new registrants including a Caymen, a uniquely colored Ford GT, another Cobra, a WRX, and another SHO! What a great turnout and what a great mix of cars!!

But we still have room for more drivers!
Mr. Gary thats just more cars to pass me. :doh2:

SuperG
11-01-2006, 07:43 PM
Mr. Gary thats just more cars to pass me. :doh2:Hah! I know you're just joking...I know what you and the car can do!!

shomurph
11-01-2006, 10:01 PM
Hah! I know you're just joking...I know what you and the car can do!!
Lucky if I can do about 70mph with a breeze on my butt.

Its a Taurus remember.....I'm lucky grandma doesn't need the car that weekend. :)

UFO
11-04-2006, 01:52 AM
Just did a drunk signup for the event. Hope i entered all the info correctly anbd don't regret it in the morning ;). Now I need to find somewhere to stay as I moved away from Pearland. Fear the Lancer :D.

[edit] I'll be doing my rain dance for next weekend!

Firme
11-04-2006, 10:25 AM
Just did a drunk signup for the event. Hope i entered all the info correctly anbd don't regret it in the morning ;). Now I need to find somewhere to stay as I moved away from Pearland. Fear the Lancer :D.

[edit] I'll be doing my rain dance for next weekend!


SWEET!!! I am glad you are coming man.

It will be good to see you again David.

UFO
11-04-2006, 05:54 PM
SWEET!!! I am glad you are coming man.

It will be good to see you again David.Yeah, my indecision cost me an extra $25 but it's been almost a year since I had the car on the track and I just couldn't resist :D. Be good to see you all again.

SuperG
11-05-2006, 09:05 AM
So, not too long ago we were all thinking Nov. 11-12 was a long way away. Now many of us are thinking it's too close!!

I plan on dropping the car off Friday, once I get a tune, install the fire extinguisher, flush the PS, tranny, and brakes, install the roll bar...

Anyone else struggling to get their car ready for next weekend?

93KingCobra
11-05-2006, 10:09 AM
So, not too long ago we were all thinking Nov. 11-12 was a long way away. Now many of us are thinking it's too close!!

I plan on dropping the car off Friday, once I get a tune, install the fire extinguisher, flush the PS, tranny, and brakes, install the roll bar...

Anyone else struggling to get their car ready for next weekend?

YOU CAN DO IT!!

03 cobra toy
11-05-2006, 11:09 AM
Anyone else struggling to get their car ready for next weekend?


Yep.... I'm working on my car today ;)

shomurph
11-05-2006, 05:06 PM
Anyone else struggling to get their car ready for next weekend?
Gotta unload all of Grandma's choir books and stuff out of the car. Rotate the touring tires. Fill the windshield washer fluid up and put my chrome hubcaps on.

Found some extra clothes dryer exhaust tubing. Gonna fab up a cold air intake.

;)

Hazman
11-05-2006, 06:32 PM
Try getting two cars ready and a tow vehicle and loading up for a 15 hour drive!!:baby: Put Vette on the lift change pads and rotors, bleed and change oil. Take Vette off lift put Mustang on and repeat. Take Mustang off the lift put truck on and change oil. Oh well almost ready now!:D

shomurph
11-05-2006, 07:05 PM
Try getting two cars ready and a tow vehicle and loading up for a 15 hour drive!!:baby: Put Vette on the lift change pads and rotors, bleed and change oil. Take Vette off lift put Mustang on and repeat. Take Mustang off the lift put truck on and change oil. Oh well almost ready now!:D
Holy crap thats alot of oil. No wonder why gas prices went up today. :)

Hazman
11-05-2006, 07:11 PM
7 quarts for the Mustang
7.5 quarts for the Vette
14 quarts for the truck
:eek:

03 cobra toy
11-05-2006, 08:00 PM
Weather @ Angleton, TX

Looks good :thumbsup:

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/USTX0034?from=search_10day

aggie97
11-05-2006, 08:55 PM
Anyone else struggling to get their car ready for next weekend?

Vacuumed out the dirt and marbles from the NASA event a couple weeks ago after finally getting the car out of the trailer two weeks later. Will be loading up Thursday night and plan on camping friday and saturday night at the track.

Murph...you running the instructor group? If so, I can drag you around if you want! Just tuck in and the vortex will pull you along.

As for the AWD contigent...during the rain at the NASA event, I will have you know all but one of the many AWD cars ended up in the mud....and didn't make it out on their own. There was one STi owner that went off fast sideways...had the driver window down and the inside of the car was caked with mud!!! Beware of the rice paddies boys!!!

See you in 5 days!

shomurph
11-05-2006, 11:31 PM
Murph...you running the instructor group? If so, I can drag you around if you want! Just tuck in and the vortex will pull you along.


naw my slow family car will be putting around in the intermediate group (requested.) With all the horse power on the track my little bull will be puttering around like a tricycle racing on the Tour de France.

I might as well get a mannequin arm, strap it to the driver's side mirror and have it point out so people will see a permanent ok to pass signal. :)

Boys be gentle!

93KingCobra
11-06-2006, 08:35 AM
Weather @ Angleton, TX

Looks good :thumbsup:

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/USTX0034?from=search_10day


Look's like scattered shower's for the weekend now.... :( :(

Levi
11-06-2006, 09:11 AM
Due to a really great friend, that has hooked me up with an awesome mechanic. I am ready to Rock and Roll.

:D :cool: :thumbsup: :bounce: :woot:

UFO
11-06-2006, 09:37 AM
As for the AWD contigent...during the rain at the NASA event, I will have you know all but one of the many AWD cars ended up in the mud....and didn't make it out on their own. There was one STi owner that went off fast sideways...had the driver window down and the inside of the car was caked with mud!!! Beware of the rice paddies boys!!!Rice paddies huh?

It's not like I'm there to race, or brag about how many cars I passed. I go the these events because I have the most fun I've had in months and I get to better myself as a driver. I have never done an auto-x or a DE event in the wet. I have even been on a skidpan but that was in the dry too (they have a hydraulic frame on the car that lifts whichever wheels the instructor sees fit). So, basically, I have never pushed my car in the wet and have no idea of its limits in those weather conditions and would like the oppurtunity to do so in a safe environement; I am well aware that AWD cars will go off track in poor weather conditions just as easily as any other drivetrain configuration.

I'm not looking forward to the interior of my car getting soaking wet, or caked in mud, but the experience I gain will be worth it. Plus: if it's raining then I'll be on my daily driver wheels/tyres and they're not exactly stellar in wet or dry driving conditions.

aggie97
11-06-2006, 11:17 AM
Rice paddies huh?


Wasn't meant to scare you...just to warn you that the AWD cars from Japan like to return to their 'roots' in the rice paddies! ;)

What we found at MSRH is that the track is actually not bad in the wet, the concrete patches actually have traction and the worst enemies are the standing puddles at track out over "the Launch".....also, the sealed asphalt going into 15/16 is FREAKING slick wet or dry!

See you guys soon! bring tarps!

03 cobra toy
11-06-2006, 11:33 AM
Weather @ Angleton, TX

Looks good :thumbsup:

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/USTX0034?from=search_10day


10% Sat 79/57

0% Sun 77/58

11/16/06 @10:30 AM

:D

SuperG
11-06-2006, 04:07 PM
Oh please don't rain...PPLLLEEEEEAAAASSSEE don't rain!OK...almost done with the Cobra. Now #6 and #7 have a misfire.

UFO
11-06-2006, 05:18 PM
Safety: To build upon our safety emphasis at last year's event, our first concern is the safety of the drivers. We ask that everyone follow the proper guidelines for safety equipment. Your car will need to be inspected prior to the event, and there will be tech inspection before your car is allowed on the track. More details to come in the driver packet provided after registration.I realise I only signed up this weekend but I don't have the driver's packet yet and have but 4 days to get my car ready. Can someone send me one please?

Firme
11-06-2006, 06:16 PM
I realise I only signed up this weekend but I don't have the driver's packet yet and have but 4 days to get my car ready. Can someone send me one please?

Keep an eye on your email in the next hour or so. :thumbsup:

97CasperCobra
11-06-2006, 10:14 PM
Hope the weather is great for you guys!!! :thumbsup:

Admiral
11-07-2006, 09:54 AM
I'm gonna have to bail out guys, CMC motor all apart and I don't feel comfy with my 06' Mustang on the track. Sorry to miss a great event, everyone have fun and stay on the pavement!! :thumbsup:

Levi
11-07-2006, 01:01 PM
I don't feel comfy with my 06' Mustang on the track.
If it will help, we could assign an instructor and put you in the green run group. :p

Admiral
11-07-2006, 01:52 PM
If it will help, we could assign an instructor and put you in the green run group. :p

Hmmm, you got someone in mind??? :D

97CasperCobra
11-08-2006, 01:30 AM
I'm gonna have to bail out guys

the Mike's are bailing one by one.... :(

aggie97
11-08-2006, 09:44 AM
I'm gonna have to bail out guys, CMC motor all apart and I don't feel comfy with my 06' Mustang on the track. Sorry to miss a great event, everyone have fun and stay on the pavement!! :thumbsup:

Throw all the parts in the trailer and bring it to the track...it will give us something to do Friday and Saturday night!

03 cobra toy
11-08-2006, 10:32 AM
Weather :thumbsup:

Sat 68°/50° 10%

Sun 74°/62° 10%

:D

11/8/06 @ 9:30 AM

97CasperCobra
11-08-2006, 10:47 AM
11/18/06 @ 9:30 AM

you can see into the future???? :eek:

bluethunder
11-08-2006, 06:15 PM
you guys have fun, we are going to go to the "other" track and shoot for our first 10 with the turbo car.


8lbs.= 11.49


15lbs. + C-16 = 10.9XX

shomurph
11-08-2006, 08:29 PM
Car is on the tow dolly. Damn it I hate those things. Anybody got a car hauler for sale? (Mine got thieved two weeks ago.:mad: )

Heading down for some fishing at the Gulf Thursday/Friday then MSR Saturday and Sunday.

Ahhhhhhh!!

JoeJ
11-09-2006, 12:08 AM
Mike,

Just go down to your local Ford Dealer and rent a 6 cylinder mustang and put your race tires on it and come play with us. That is what I did while the Cobra R was at Houston Performance and I was signed up for the MCA event at Barber. i had a blast pushing those V8 cars thru the turns..lol..It should be a great time..Especially seeing everyone again.

SuperG
11-09-2006, 08:08 AM
Changed fluids, installed the SS brake lines and flushed all 4 corners, then installed the bolt-in roll bar...I think the car changed shape since the last time and so it took me 3 hours to complete the install!!!

Will sleep at the track or when I am dead, whichever comes first.

Larry95
11-09-2006, 08:49 AM
:( :( :( Latest weather report isn't looking quite as good. 30% both days. :( I'm sure it will depend on when that little cold front pushes through. Everybody think sunny thoughts and maybe it'll go away. Pack the street tires just in case.

Admiral
11-09-2006, 09:44 AM
Mike,

Just go down to your local Ford Dealer and rent a 6 cylinder mustang and put your race tires on it and come play with us. That is what I did while the Cobra R was at Houston Performance and I was signed up for the MCA event at Barber. i had a blast pushing those V8 cars thru the turns..lol..It should be a great time..Especially seeing everyone again.

As much as I'd love to be out there I've already achieved a full Saturday schedule - wife is good at that! Will try and swing by the track sometime this weekend to say "Howdy" but can't promise much. You guys stay dry and have a ton of fun! Lotsa pics, mmkay?? :thumbsup:

SuperG
11-09-2006, 10:49 AM
I am using the following weather forecast:

Saturday Mostly Sunny 83-degrees 10% chance of showers
Sunday Mostly Sunny 83-degrees 10% chance of showers

It's from Honolulu.

UFO
11-09-2006, 11:27 AM
OK, I appear to be up the proverbial creek without a paddle. I moved a few months back and have still not fully unpacked. I haven't seen my helmet for a while and thought it might be in one of the unpacked boxes in the garage. It isn't.

Obviously, I have no time to order one online so need a local place to pick one up. I would rather purchase a SA rated helmet so want to steer clear of the motorcycle shops. Where in this great city of Houston can I buy a helmet?

Larry95
11-09-2006, 11:58 AM
OK, I appear to be up the proverbial creek without a paddle. I moved a few months back and have still not fully unpacked. I haven't seen my helmet for a while and thought it might be in one of the unpacked boxes in the garage. It isn't.

Obviously, I have no time to order one online so need a local place to pick one up. I would rather purchase a SA rated helmet so want to steer clear of the motorcycle shops. Where in this great city of Houston can I buy a helmet?The only place I have found in Houston that has this type of equipment is ProAm, 6125 Richmond, 713-781-7755.

Levi
11-09-2006, 12:03 PM
:scratch:

Competition Sales or Pro Am, may have what you need instock.

Comp (http://www.competitionsales.com/splash.asp)
Pro (http://www.proamauto.com/)

Sonic Blue
11-09-2006, 03:24 PM
Changed fluids, installed the SS brake lines and flushed all 4 corners, then installed the bolt-in roll bar...I think the car changed shape since the last time and so it took me 3 hours to complete the install!!!

Will sleep at the track or when I am dead, whichever comes first.

Hey Gary
I assume the SS line fit?????

jimmysidecarr
11-09-2006, 04:42 PM
OK, I appear to be up the proverbial creek without a paddle. I moved a few months back and have still not fully unpacked. I haven't seen my helmet for a while and thought it might be in one of the unpacked boxes in the garage. It isn't.

Obviously, I have no time to order one on line so need a local place to pick one up. I would rather purchase a SA rated helmet so want to steer clear of the motorcycle shops. Where in this great city of Houston can I buy a helmet?


Yep I used these guys---> http://www.proamauto.com/ <------- because I wanted to be able to try on the helmet... I was unsure of sizing.

I got a pretty good price and walked out that day with one in hand!!!

bluethunder
11-09-2006, 06:28 PM
David, Give me a call @ 281-667-5566, I got a couple helmets from this year, and you are welcome to use one. Just let me know.

UFO
11-09-2006, 07:53 PM
David, Give me a call @ 281-667-5566, I got a couple helmets from this year, and you are welcome to use one. Just let me know.Thanks bro, but I'm going to need a permanant replacement so will just head over to Pro Am tomorrow and grab one. Plus, I have a HUGE head!

jimmysidecarr
11-09-2006, 08:42 PM
Thanks bro, but I'm going to need a permanant replacement so will just head over to Pro Am tomorrow and grab one. Plus, I have a HUGE head!

You may need an even bigger one after this weekend... :D :p

I saw some of your driving last year and you were rocking pretty damn good out there!!!

Looking forward to hanging out and talking some more... if you get bumped into my run group... please be gentle.... ;) :D :thumbsup:

Twice Bitten
11-09-2006, 10:01 PM
The Gt will probalbly not make this event :( , as I do not have enough time to get it ready :mad:

97CasperCobra
11-09-2006, 10:03 PM
The Gt will probalbly not make this event :( , as I do not have enough time to get it ready :mad:

:baby:......shouldn't have gone down to the deer lease....you should know what's more important.... :p

Twice Bitten
11-09-2006, 10:42 PM
...you should know what's more important...


Yes, like going tonight and looking at a large house on 2+ acres of land that has a an extra large 3 car garage and a shed in the back with 3 large bay door and a lift already installed. Oh yeah, did I mention that it has a 1200 foot guest house/game room/ mother in law quarters with an elevator :p :p :p

Now get your a$$ over here and bleed the brakes, change the oil and install the short throw shifter :doubt: :doubt:

UFO
11-09-2006, 11:31 PM
You may need an even bigger one after this weekend... :D :p

I saw some of your driving last year and you were rocking pretty damn good out there!!!

Looking forward to hanging out and talking some more... if you get bumped into my run group... please be gentle.... ;) :D :thumbsup:
You're too kind. The truth of the matter is that I bought a car that even an idiot (like me) could drive competantly. It's a very easy car to drive fast and it's one of the most communicative cars I have ever driven so you almost always aren't surprised by how it reacts. The AWD and electronics also get you out of the **** 99% of the time :D. I also have more experience than most others in my run group.

I'll be starting at the bottom again this DE so I doubt our paths will cross on track and, besides, I have something like 250 to the wheels in a 4 door grocery getter that had trouble with a supercharged Mustang GT on the straights at the last DE.

97CasperCobra
11-10-2006, 12:16 AM
Now get your a$$ over here and bleed the brakes, change the oil and install the short throw shifter :doubt: :doubt:

we BOTH know you don't want me doing tech work on your precious Ford GT. I'm only good at wiping the dirt off and between my photography and car detailing skillz....i may not be your "monkey boy" for very much longer. :p

SuperG
11-10-2006, 06:42 AM
Hey Gary
I assume the SS line fit?????
They sure did...and they don't leak!! Got some new copper washers to go with them...can't wait to try them out!!

Firme
11-10-2006, 10:32 AM
Everyone, make sure you go over the event packet, and get to the track with plenty of time to get situated and attend the drivers meeting at 7:30.




I'll be starting at the bottom again this DE so I doubt our paths will cross on track and, besides, I have something like 250 to the wheels in a 4 door grocery getter that had trouble with a supercharged Mustang GT on the straights at the last DE.

You won't be starting at the bottom, you will be one run group below Jimmy.
:thumbsup:
You might have had trouble with the sc'd gt, but you held your own with plenty of other nice cars.

Sonic Blue
11-10-2006, 03:37 PM
They sure did...and they don't leak!! Got some new copper washers to go with them...can't wait to try them out!!

Outstanding! Have a great time and be safe. I can't wait for the next one so I can attend.

bluethunder
11-10-2006, 06:56 PM
we BOTH know you don't want me doing tech work on your precious Ford GT. I'm only good at wiping the dirt off and between my photography and car detailing skillz....i may not be your "monkey boy" for very much longer. :p




:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :doubt: :doubt: :doubt: :doubt:

cobrapace94
11-10-2006, 08:07 PM
Have a good time out there guys & be safe out there. I was planning on stopping by, but I have to work sat & sun, so busy at work.
Hope you car is right Phil, good seeing you at Slaters.
D

Hazman
11-10-2006, 08:09 PM
OH Miikkkeee
This is that certain Sapphire Blue 95 GT!!! I am sitting out here at MSR all by myself tonight:vampsmile It sure would be NICE to have my old master come play with me tomorrow. :D We could have some real FUN!!!:eek: :bounce: :burnout:

As much as I'd love to be out there I've already achieved a full Saturday schedule - wife is good at that! Will try and swing by the track sometime this weekend to say "Howdy" but can't promise much. You guys stay dry and have a ton of fun! Lotsa pics, mmkay?? :thumbsup:

Twice Bitten
11-10-2006, 08:30 PM
God forbid Mike bring out the '67 AC Cobra to go play in :D

ILIKEMYCOBRA
11-11-2006, 10:39 PM
Holy crap this is fun... can't wait for tomorrow... I think I supposed move up a class.

Carl G
11-12-2006, 08:08 PM
Well what can I say. This years event top them all. What a great time with the gang. I truely think what made this event so much fun was the people from the club. Everyone was having fun and enjoying their cars and hanging out together. Thanks to the group of people who made this event possible and all your hard work. It just keeps getting better each year. Special thanks to Jim Boden and Jackie for keeping everything organized and their dedication to our club. David, Andy, for getting the great instructors to turn out and support our event. You guys did a great job. Edmond next years event will really be something. Oh and the Red Run Group Rocked :thumbsup: Cant wait till Stan, David, Henry, and Larry can get back on the track with me to play some more. Was that fun guys or what! We also have a new tradition at the RED SNAPPER, that was some great seafood. The last thing I would like to say is thanks to my friend Larry for saving my weekend and let me run in both the Cobra R and the GT. I owe you one buddy :thumbsup: Now it's time to get to work and find out whats wrong with the KB and get the car back together. Thanks Guys for one great weekend. This Club is great because of the people. :thumbsup:

jimmysidecarr
11-12-2006, 10:50 PM
This Club is great because of the people. :thumbsup:

Man if that doesn't capture my thoughts exactly I don't know what does!!!

I know quite a few of you are going home very tired... and I just wanted to say...

Thank You!!! Sooooooooo Much!!!

It's hard to believe that last years fun could be topped... but I'm totally in agreement with Carl!!! Y'all did it!!! Your hard work and careful planning turned into a MARVELOUS EVENT TO BE REMEMBERED !!!!

I'm pretty used up too... but I had to say thanks!!!

The enthusiasm, the smiles, the camaraderie, the help, the ideas, the instruction, the rides, and the friendships!!!!

Just AWESOME!!!.... (The Delrin and sticky tires didn't hurt either though.... LOL!!!)

YOU GUYS ARE GREAT!!!! :thumbsup:

Admiral
11-13-2006, 07:41 AM
Man, the hardest thing about missing a great event like this is reading all of the "I'm so AMPED" posts that follow. Killz me lol. Glad to hear you guys had fun at MSRH and the event went so well. The weather rocked for your event, must be all that clean living the SCMC guys in Houston do all year long? :D

Sorry to miss out, believe me it was very hard to be on the north side of Houston all day yesterday lol.

SuperG
11-13-2006, 07:47 AM
This was the 2nd event I attended but the first in a Cobra...both events at MSRH were great! And it was truly the people!!! How fun is it to run your car at break-neck speeds with a bunch of fun loving guys?! Thanks to the great folks who helped organize and maintain the event and thanks to the great folks who showed up. That combination is rare and much appreciated!

The pictures posted so far are great and I will have my videos posted in the next day or 2.

Also thanks to Ray Guerrero for showing me what my car was capable of with it's current set-up. That was a scary ride! Thanks for taking Eric out in it, too. It was fun watching my own car go around the track.

Phil started the tail-light replacement fund. With his matching contribution, we're already up to $2.

Oh, and thanks to all of you who appreciated the fogger...no reports of mosquito bites were received throughout the weekend! One of the guys from Dallas came up with a new license plate for me....EPA KLR...how's that?

Larry95
11-13-2006, 08:40 AM
As most of you know, this was my first event. All I can say is “holy sh!!”. You could have never convinced me that my mild mannered ’95 Cobra was capable of doing the things that my instructor had me doing with it. I felt myself getting a little faster and a little more confident each session. And I’m proud to say that by the last session Sunday I was seeing the flag positions. Only one small “off road” excursion during the last lap of the last session. My big foot covered the brake and gas at the same time and you know the rest.



Everyone knows what Eloisa and I think of the club and the people in it. And we can only second what Carl and Jimmy have already said. Thanks to the real workers behind the scene Edmond, David, Jim and Jackie. And thanks to Jim and Jackie for letting Eloisa and I help out a little.



Only have one question, WHEN CAN I DO IT AGAIN?

shomurph
11-13-2006, 10:13 AM
Thanks again for inviting us SHO guys out.

We had a great time seeing all the beautiful cars (not mine :)) and flogging around the track.

Thanks!

Firme
11-13-2006, 10:59 AM
A big thank you to everyone who came out, the participants make this event happen.

I have to totally agree. What make this a great club to be a part of is the members and the camaraderie. I would especially like to thank Andy, David, Jim and Jackie, Larry and Eloisa, and Carl for helping with running the event. I would also like to thank our great instructors, who make this event enjoyable for everyone. They do a wonderful job.

Everyone mark your calendar's, next year's MSRH event will be the SCMC Cobra National's


Thanks again for inviting us SHO guys out.

We had a great time seeing all the beautiful cars (not mine :)) and flogging around the track.

Thanks!

It was great to have the SHO guys out. Them SHO's can definitely hold their own on the track. Hope to see ya'll at the next event.

UFO
11-13-2006, 11:12 AM
Expensive weekend! Let's see:

Event fee
New brake fluid/brake flush
Alignment
New helmet (found the original Friday night)
3 tanks of gas on track (yes, it's a 4 banger)
Lots of food
Lots of cigarettes
Lots of drinks
New wheel or wheel repair
Worth it? Hell yes.

Thanks to all for a great event.

Larry95
11-13-2006, 12:16 PM
Everyone mark your calendar's, next year's MSRH event will be the SCMC Cobra National'sDefinitely in for that one, but I can’t wait that long before I do this again. I’ll have to find some more events to get involved in. – Note to Carl and David: "I’m not hooked, it just looks that way".

97CasperCobra
11-13-2006, 12:22 PM
I just wanted to say that even though I was not running, or there for the most part, driving into this event at mid day it looked like everyone was having a great time and the event was being well run....as always. It was great to see you guys putting on such a successful event and I'd like to express my congrats to Jim & Jackie, Edmond, Andy, David for getting this event organized. I've been on some of the other boards and those members all had a great time as well. It's good to know that others think we run a top-notch event as they're sure to tell others and come back next year. :thumbsup:

03 cobra toy
11-13-2006, 12:40 PM
Note to Carl and David: "I’m not hooked, it just looks that way".

Sure.....as the hook goes in deeper ;) :)

hboyle2003
11-13-2006, 03:17 PM
:) A short report from the MSR Houston event.



After having corvettes for a number of years, my wife and I traded in our vert on a Heritage GT about three weeks ago. It was quite a change. Even driving it back home it was a handful and the computer had not released the 2nd set of injectors or the supercharger yet (takes 50 miles for the computer to enable them it seems). So one of the GT Forum folks sent me the link for the SCMC event. I talked it over with my wife and we decided to sign-up – and did. The next few weeks we drove the GT every day to get some miles on the car before the event as it only had 6 miles on it when we picked it up. It was a hard and thankless job … but I took it upon myself to drive the car as much as I could and we actually had 670 miles on it when we showed up at the event. The bummer was that we had to get the brake fluid changed for the event and that cost $387 when it was all said and done and we had hardly even used the original fluid…oh well. BTW, I had to give the dealer a week to figure out how to do it as their techs had not been to the Ford training. But, it got done and only took about 3.5hrs for them to do it (I took a nap in the waiting lounge).



I printed out the instructions and off we went Friday afternoon to head south for the track. The instructions said it was off Hwy 288 at County Road 48. Well, we passed North County Road 48 and my wife asked “is this the road”? No, I said, it is County Road 48. On we go and in due course we passed South County Road 48. Once again she asked “is this the road”? No, just County Road 48 is what we want. Well about that time we had a “discussion” on the quality of the directions and the appropriateness of having maps in the car. I pointed out, in my defense, that we had the GPS unit so we did not need the maps. About that time she gets out her cell phone and calls the track. Ok, it was South County Road 48 we wanted. Wife - 1, husband w/GPS - 0. I will hear about this for many years to come but we got to the track in plenty of time to register etc.



Saturday was a nice and cool but a little windy. Since this was our first time at a track, we were assigned to the beginners groups. I was in the Blue group and my wife was in the Green group. The instructors really were very helpful and gutsy. I can’t imagine going out on the track with someone who admits that they know nothing and letting them drive a high performance car with me sitting there wondering if I will survive the day. Our instructors John and Wayne were great – THANKS GUYS!



They talk about “tunnel vision” in the pre-event discussion and it really is true. I was concentrating so much on the track that I did not initially notice much of what was going on elsewhere on the track. It got better as the day went on but I was quite glad to have the instructor with me. On one lap John and I were coming around “the sweeper” and he said there is a yellow flag. I started breaking hard and about that time we see another car in the “bus – stop” that had spun around and was now pointing at us. It is very disconcerting to find yourself suddenly face-to-face with another driver when you are on the track. Yes, John was a handy guy to have in the car. They also talked about having a “death grip” on the wheel and I often caught myself holding on to the wheel “robustly”. It is fair to say the wheel was not going anywhere without me! I got better on the last runs of the day but I clearly need a lot lot lot more track time.



Larry was there with his Mustang and his GT and it was interesting to watch him run the track. He was much better than I was and so it was helpful to watch his GT and see what he was doing. He was reaching 135 in the straight sections and turning in 2 min laps (an approximate time as no one was timing of course). Now it seems Larry has a bit of farmer in him but even with his occasional farming activities, he was doing far better than I was. And, in fairness, his last farming activity was likely helped by some “junk” on the track as he started plowing the field about where a car was hit during a pass earlier. Yep, the principles of physics do not take a rest on Saturdays. Two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time and it is fortunate the two drivers involved were both skillful and lucky and no one was hurt. The corner flag man Yellow flagged that corner the rest of the run.



Now one of the best moments for me came after that run. As some of you know, the track has a lawn mower looking blower-tractor with a big blower on the front that is used to blow sheet metal, tires and the occasional frog off of the track to keep it safe. Well, as the blower-tractor was coming around the “Sugar and Spice” corner and heading into “the pit straight” I looked at my watch and noticed with great excitement that my time was 2 tenths faster….



My wife and I had a great time and we thank all of the folks that helped put on the event and thanks also for letting us non-mustangs participate!!!!



Howard

UFO
11-13-2006, 03:32 PM
My wife and I had a great time and we thank all of the folks that helped put on the event and thanks also for letting us non-mustangs participate!!!!



Howard

It seems they let any old junker on the track, there was even a Lancer out there :rolleyes:. I hate to say it, and don't take this the wrong way, but there's something rather stimulating about getting a point-by from a GT ;).

I don't care if you drive it like Miss Daisy at the track as long as you're there using the car for that which it was designed instead of looking at it in its humidity controlled bubble. Kudos to you guys who actually use these cars instead of just looking at them.

hboyle2003
11-13-2006, 03:38 PM
I even gave the ambulance a point-by until I noticed it was still parked....

97CasperCobra
11-13-2006, 03:41 PM
My wife and I had a great time and we thank all of the folks that helped put on the event and thanks also for letting us non-mustangs participate!!!!

Howard

You have a BEAUTIFUL car and least you know how to keep it clean.....can't say that much about the other Ford GT owner.... ;)

Hope to see you out at more of our events....you're always welcome!!!! :thumbsup:

shomurph
11-13-2006, 03:49 PM
I even gave the ambulance a point-by until I noticed it was still parked....
now thats funny :thumbsup:

Firme
11-13-2006, 03:54 PM
My wife and I had a great time and we thank all of the folks that helped put on the event and thanks also for letting us non-mustangs participate!!!!



Howard


Thanks for coming out, it was great to have ya'll out there. As you said, seat time is one of the biggest factors. The best goals are to stay safe, have fun, and learn. Hope to see ya'll again next year. :thumbsup:

UFO
11-13-2006, 04:14 PM
I even gave the ambulance a point-by until I noticed it was still parked....I had some guy riding my ass on 288 last night even though I was in the right lane and the left lane was clear. I had the driver's window about half way down before I realised that giving him a point-by wouldn't accomplish much....

hboyle2003
11-13-2006, 04:39 PM
Over the years I have been mystified by people occasionally holding a finger out their car window at me. Now I see they were giving me a "point-by". I feel much better.... No telling what you will learn at an SCMC event!

97CasperCobra
11-13-2006, 05:26 PM
Over the years I have been mystified by people occasionally holding a finger out their car window at me. Now I see they were giving me a "point-by". I feel much better.... No telling what you will learn at an SCMC event!

:lol:..... :rotf:

I think you'll fit in right at home with this group. :thumbsup:

Mephisto
11-13-2006, 05:42 PM
Thanks for putting on such a great event. I also had the time of my life. Fried oysters and fried tires are just hard to top.
Running in the RED can certainly be a humili.....humbling experience.
It is great to say that I passed a FORD GT several times during 1 session, I will just have to omit that it was parked in the grass.

Firme
11-13-2006, 05:53 PM
:lol:..... :rotf:

I think you'll fit in right at home with this group. :thumbsup:

:thumbsup: :rotf:

.... I will just have to omit that it was parked in the grass.

:lol: almost didn't catch that part.

Hazman
11-13-2006, 09:11 PM
Folks what can I say. Jayne and I both agree ;) the this was one of the best track events we have ever attended. The MCA 39th at Barber had nothing on you guys. Jim & Jackie, Edmond, David, Andy and others you did a GREAT job.:thumbsup:

I am so looking forward to next year. I thought for a while there that I was really quick until I found out the reason I was running away from the cars behind me was that they were standing on the brakes to avoid my gas slicks!!:( Sorry about that.

We made it back to East Tn at about 8 PM so 15.5 hours including stops!:eek: I am going to crash now if the road buzz in my head will go away.

Thanks again for letting us hill folk come play!! You folks are great host!!:bounce:

UFO
11-13-2006, 10:16 PM
I am so looking forward to next year.
I think we need to start a petition to make this a semi-annual or quarterly event!! ;)

SuperG
11-13-2006, 11:29 PM
I think we need to start a petition to make this a semi-annual or quarterly event!! ;)
:drool: :drool: :drool: :headbang: :clapping:

Sonic Blue
11-14-2006, 10:11 AM
I think we need to start a petition to make this a semi-annual or quarterly event!! ;)

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Larry95
11-14-2006, 11:41 AM
I think we need to start a petition to make this a semi-annual or quarterly event!! ;)Wonder how many petition signers will be willing to step up to the plate and help in the planning of an event that is this complicated to put together? Just some food for thought. We members, own so much to those that work behind the scenes planning and execution the events. I for one can never thank them enough for their hard work and dedication. For it's them that are keeping this club moving forward and bringing so much enjoyment to us members. And that goes for the national level all the way down to the Tuesday night dinner and SB get togethers. Job well done. Thanks again.

Admiral
11-14-2006, 12:53 PM
Folks what can I say. Jayne and I both agree ;) the this was one of the best track events we have ever attended. The MCA 39th at Barber had nothing on you guys. Jim & Jackie, Edmond, David, Andy and others you did a GREAT job.:thumbsup:

I am so looking forward to next year. I thought for a while there that I was really quick until I found out the reason I was running away from the cars behind me was that they were standing on the brakes to avoid my gas slicks!!:( Sorry about that.

We made it back to East Tn at about 8 PM so 15.5 hours including stops!:eek: I am going to crash now if the road buzz in my head will go away.

Thanks again for letting us hill folk come play!! You folks are great host!!:bounce:

Rick, that fuel cell leaking?? :eek:

Andy M
11-14-2006, 02:19 PM
Folks what can I say. Jayne and I both agree ;) the this was one of the best track events we have ever attended. The MCA 39th at Barber had nothing on you guys. Jim & Jackie, Edmond, David, Andy and others you did a GREAT job.:thumbsup:

I am so looking forward to next year. I thought for a while there that I was really quick until I found out the reason I was running away from the cars behind me was that they were standing on the brakes to avoid my gas slicks!!:( Sorry about that.

We made it back to East Tn at about 8 PM so 15.5 hours including stops!:eek: I am going to crash now if the road buzz in my head will go away.

Thanks again for letting us hill folk come play!! You folks are great host!!:bounce:

Rick,

Great seeing you and Jayne again! It was also great to see Mike Bell's old blue car romping around on the track again too! :thumbsup:

Hope to see you both again soon. I assume you are planning to make the trip here for next year's Nationals event - right?? :rolleyes: ;) :bounce:

Admiral
11-15-2006, 07:31 AM
I've got a DUMB question: What is next year's Nationals? Is that an SCMC National event? If so, congrats to the South Central crew for hosting it - I know it'll be a HUGE SUCCESS if thats' the case!! :thumbsup:

Someone clue me in, so I can start saving my pennies for next year's event lol. :eek:

UFO
11-15-2006, 09:52 AM
Wonder how many petition signers will be willing to step up to the plate and help in the planning of an event that is this complicated to put together? Just some food for thought. We members, own so much to those that work behind the scenes planning and execution the events. I for one can never thank them enough for their hard work and dedication. For it's them that are keeping this club moving forward and bringing so much enjoyment to us members. And that goes for the national level all the way down to the Tuesday night dinner and SB get togethers. Job well done. Thanks again.You must have missed the winky smiley at the end of my post :). You obviously don't remember me either as I was one of the people who helped organise/run StangBang (the Blimp Base portion) for a couple of years. While I am not suggesting that SB was the same as this event on logistical terms it was still a nightmare and not something I enjoyed doing. I fully realise how long an event like this takes to organise and how many weekends the organisers sacrificed for free in order to make it happen. I have nothing but respect for the devotion shown by the people behind the scenes who made this such a great event.

Levi
11-15-2006, 10:20 AM
I think we need to start a petition to make this a semi-annual or quarterly event!! ;)

They have talked about doing two a year and with all the positive feed back we are getting from the participants of our events, it could happen. It comes down to getting a good date for the event. With all the new tracks opening up here in Texas it will make it easier to schedule a date for the event. There are a lot of others clubs that have there own events which are fun to participate in and this also makes it hard when event dates conflict with one another. :cool:

UFO
11-15-2006, 11:46 AM
They have talked about doing two a year and with all the positive feed back we are getting from the participants of our events, it could happen. It comes down to getting a good date for the event. With all the new tracks opening up here in Texas it will make it easier to schedule a date for the event. There are a lot of others clubs that have there own events which are fun to participate in and this also makes it hard when event dates conflict with one another. :cool:Just to set the record straight: I was kidding about that. It would be great if it happened but I do realise that the organisers have a life and family :D. As I said before: I've helped organise smaller events and they were a pain and took months of planning and a rather large initial cash outlay so I understand why it is an annual event. I feel lucky that I have been able to participate in the event for the past 2 years and I hope to be out there again next year.