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psycho43142
07-26-2007, 08:27 PM
http://www.ducatimonster.org/smf/index.php?topic=88254.0


I thought this might bring back some memories for Mike(bad ones). The Cobra held up a bit better.

Chris

mojosvt
07-26-2007, 09:24 PM
Not much better......:(

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l265/mojosvt/front.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l265/mojosvt/side.jpg


I was actaully talking to somebody about the wreck the other day. I local mustang guy was talking about heading down and running the dragon, and I told him my story, and told him to be extra safe;) I learned a huge lesson that day, and thanks my lucky stars on a regular basis for what I have, and what WASN'T take away from me that day.

SvilleCobra
07-29-2007, 10:03 AM
Mike & Mark,

Hearing the story in the past just doesn't come close to the story the pictures tell. Ouch & Wow!

Lucky, Lucky, Lucky!

mojo dad
07-29-2007, 04:09 PM
We were lucky...we won the lottery as far as I'm concerned.
Also are you going to the Mustang Show next Sat Aug 4?

tazzracing1
07-29-2007, 09:15 PM
pretty rough, Glad he was ok.

coreseller
10-06-2007, 08:21 PM
Hey guys!!! I hope all has been well, especially for you and the Mrs. Mike. Been having a crazy past couple of months myself. Yeah, I kind of remember that evening myself on the Dragon. I was talking to a guy in Florida a couple of months back while on vacation and he said that they have speed trap cameras on the Dragon now, dunno if it's true or not. I sold my Cobra a couple of months back since I decided noone NEEDS a new GTO and a Cobra and I've regretted that decision since the day it left my garage. Well, today something happened that made it even a little lousier tasting: Exactly 5 and a half hours ago my GTO got creamed by a kid who had his license for a total of 4 days. He pulled out in front of me this afternoon while on his cell phone, I broadsided him throwing us both into an Escalade. It wasn't pretty. Not sure if the car will be a write off or not, nose, hood one if not both fenders gone and the radiator was pushed pretty good into / around the front of the motor. Also the passenger door would not open. Strangely enough, no airbags went off. Now the wife and I are down to a Honda Odyssey. Luckily noone hurt though. Those damn tires were only 3 days old on that GTO. C'ya......Mark.P.S. Chris, What do you think of your CTSV so far, it looks like the front runner for a replacement.

tones688
10-09-2007, 09:57 AM
Wow, sorry to hear about the GTO, but based upon what you said, thank God you're ok and able to sound upbeat (sortof..) about it. Good luck on the replacement - hopefully the car is written off as I'd hate to be stuck with a rebuild after that kind of damage.


Hey guys!!! I hope all has been well, especially for you and the Mrs. Mike. Been having a crazy past couple of months myself. Yeah, I kind of remember that evening myself on the Dragon. I was talking to a guy in Florida a couple of months back while on vacation and he said that they have speed trap cameras on the Dragon now, dunno if it's true or not. I sold my Cobra a couple of months back since I decided noone NEEDS a new GTO and a Cobra and I've regretted that decision since the day it left my garage. Well, today something happened that made it even a little lousier tasting: Exactly 5 and a half hours ago my GTO got creamed by a kid who had his license for a total of 4 days. He pulled out in front of me this afternoon while on his cell phone, I broadsided him throwing us both into an Escalade. It wasn't pretty. Not sure if the car will be a write off or not, nose, hood one if not both fenders gone and the radiator was pushed pretty good into / around the front of the motor. Also the passenger door would not open. Strangely enough, no airbags went off. Now the wife and I are down to a Honda Odyssey. Luckily noone hurt though. Those damn tires were only 3 days old on that GTO. C'ya......Mark.P.S. Chris, What do you think of your CTSV so far, it looks like the front runner for a replacement.

psycho43142
10-28-2007, 03:58 PM
I love the CTS-V, it's a blast to have as a daily driver, and a blast at AX or track days. I'm definately sorry to hear abot the GTO, but at least you're ok and that's what matters most, cars can be replaced.

Chris

coreseller
11-19-2007, 10:32 PM
Thanks Chris. First time back on in awhile. Well I was pretty stoked about getting a CTS-V but decided it probably would not be a good idea to pull into customers' parking lot in one of those, alot of buyers / purchasing agents notice those kind of things. I was able to find another '04 GTO in Pulse Red (my first one was Torrid Red) with only 29k and clean as a pin so I bought it. Strangely enough most people don't recognize GTO's (especially the 2004's) and quickly think they're just another 2 door domestic. Also I came to the conclusion I never should of sold the convertible last summer so I bought another one last week. :bounce: I hope to see you guys soon......Mark.

mojosvt
11-21-2007, 09:09 AM
Mark, you can't just tell us that you bought another convertible, and not tell us what kind???? another cobra???? DETAILS:D

coreseller
11-21-2007, 10:32 AM
I'll spill the beans in a week or so when it gets here, it's being shipped in from out west. Boy are you guys gonna give me grief over this :eek: .

mojosvt
11-23-2007, 11:06 AM
From that answer, I am guessing no american v-8 muscle.....are you going to have to start turning your nose up at us blue oval guys :rotf:

coreseller
11-26-2007, 01:35 PM
Yep, you're right it wasn't. Deal fell through, for some reason (I think he got a better offer before the vehicle shipped) the buyer flaked out and returned funds so luckily noone got hurt. No problem, half of the fun is in the hunt, C'ya.....Mark.

coreseller
03-04-2008, 09:09 PM
Holy Thread Reincarnation BatMan!!!! I picked up a new to me Porsche Boxster S last weekend. I flew down to Richmond, VA, verified condition, records, etc. and drove back 9 hours, absolutely freaking phenomenal handling, period. The driving dynamics and power delivery are completely different than anything I've driven. I flirted with a few used C5 ZO6's but came to the conclusion that they were too fast for my potential open track (remember the 88 time Chris?) endeavors, along with the fact I love verts. Anyway, I hope to catch up with you guys later in the spring, Cyas.....Mark. :thumbsup:

coreseller
03-04-2008, 09:16 PM
From that answer, I am guessing no american v-8 muscle.....are you going to have to start turning your nose up at us blue oval guys :rotf:Yep and I've got that one covered with the GTO, no German poser will touch that big cube torque. I was planning on getting the Pontiac G8 as a replacement company vehicle for the GTO in a year or two but frankly if gas continues to rise, the VW Jetta Wagon Diesel will likely be the replacement.

BTW.....I'm hoping that you know me well enough to punch me squarely in the nose if it ever starts rising LOL.

mojosvt
03-05-2008, 08:36 AM
Holy Thread Reincarnation BatMan!!!! I picked up a new to me Porsche Boxster S last weekend. I flew down to Richmond, VA, verified condition, records, etc. and drove back 9 hours, absolutely freaking phenomenal handling, period. The driving dynamics and power delivery are completely different than anything I've driven. I flirted with a few used C5 ZO6's but came to the conclusion that they were too fast for my potential open track (remember the 88 time Chris?) endeavors, along with the fact I love verts. Anyway, I hope to catch up with you guys later in the spring, Cyas.....Mark. :thumbsup:

Can't wait to see it! It will look really tiny in our cobra's rear veiw mirrors, but I want to see it none the less!:rotf:

psycho43142
05-01-2008, 12:54 PM
Do I get to take for a drive? At an AX of course.

Chris

psycho43142
05-28-2008, 08:50 PM
I'm still waiting,when do I get to give you a driving lesson in the Boxster? I'll be the judge on how well it handles.

SvilleCobra
05-28-2008, 09:10 PM
If a road course is where he shows it off to us he will win the twisties while we rule the straighter sections. I remember running at the IRP roadcourse in '05 and the SVT Foci just killed the Cobras in the turns while they had pull far to the right and wave us by on the straights. Just proves power is not everything...have to have the mix of power, handling, AND a driver that has a clue!

After writing this, I am again upset I could not get to VIR for the big event. Aiming for Gingerman with the SCMC this Fall....hoping $$ and time easier to come by then.

By the way Chris....I am jealous of the time you spend at driving events. WOULD YOU PLEASE get a wife, children, a house, a dog, a cat, and less free time! I would feel better.

mojosvt
05-29-2008, 08:25 AM
After writing this, I am again upset I could not get to VIR for the big event. Aiming for Gingerman with the SCMC this Fall....hoping $$ and time easier to come by then.


I woke up this morning sad, knowing that I should be heading south as I speak.....:(

psycho43142
05-29-2008, 06:41 PM
I'll tell you what, I'll run the next three weekends and then I'll take one off, and I'll probably go to the drag strip that weekend to hang with some friends that still haven't learned that cars can turn also. One weekend of the last six I haven't been to race of some sort. Last year at VIR I had a good time with a Cayman S at VIR he'd pull me on the twisties a bit then I'd run him down on the straight and then out brake him at the end of the straight. I'm sure it scared him a little if he noticed how fast I closed on him in the breaking zones. He was on Michelin PS2's though and I was on Michelin PS all seasons so I'm thinking had I been on a summer tire I could of hung with him in the twisties also. Imagine a Cadillac out braking a Porsche, who'd of thunk it.

:thumbsup:

Chris

psycho43142
05-29-2008, 06:54 PM
I just saw this and thought I would let you guys know about it, a little closer than Gingerman but only one day.


http://www.cincyscca.com/2008/Cincy%20SCCA%20PDX2-22.htm

Chris

mojosvt
05-30-2008, 06:48 AM
I just saw this and thought I would let you guys know about it, a little closer than Gingerman but only one day.


http://www.cincyscca.com/2008/Cincy%20SCCA%20PDX2-22.htm

Chris
I wonder how much track time one would get on a day like that?

psycho43142
05-30-2008, 07:55 PM
probably like 4x30 min sessions.


Chris

SvilleCobra
05-31-2008, 12:08 AM
I like this...Mid-Ohio too. Great track....real close....price is right.

I am checking my calendar!

Bigfish1956
05-31-2008, 11:40 AM
I am also checking my schedule - I would like to get my first experience on a road course. Not sure what car I will have by then, but I will have something to drive.

psycho43142
06-02-2008, 05:11 PM
Here's some pic's from this year so far, I ordered a 32 mm sway bar for the front of the V last night, so I might take you up on driving NasT97 on June 15 if you are runnung that day Mike and give the V a week off, 3 AX the last seven days and another this Sunday, I'll supply the wheels and tires and we'll see what that thing will really do. :thumbsup:

http://homepage.mac.com/psycho43142/PhotoAlbum10.html

Chris

mojo dad
06-02-2008, 08:17 PM
sounds like a throw down challenge to me Mike

psycho43142
06-02-2008, 08:37 PM
Darn skippy, and this time all things will be equal, same car, same tires, only the driver will change. You could bring that car that doesn't know what color it is down and have some fun with us. :D

Chris

mojo dad
06-03-2008, 07:44 PM
...and why would I put wear and tear on my car when I can do that to my sons. I would sure hate to chip my paint. If Mike chips his we can just use permanent marker

psycho43142
06-03-2008, 09:02 PM
Paint chips and cone marks add character to a vehicle and increase it's value, at least in my book.


:rotf:


Chris

mojosvt
06-04-2008, 09:53 AM
Darn skippy, and this time all things will be equal, same car, same tires, only the driver will change. You could bring that car that doesn't know what color it is down and have some fun with us. :D

Chris
I think we all know who will walk away ahead here, chris has more driving experience this season alone that I do in my 3 years auto-xing! I am almost 100% that I will be running on the 15th, so lets plan on co-driving.

psycho43142
06-08-2008, 06:55 PM
OK, what number do you run, I have a one we can use to put in front of it when I drive.

mojosvt
06-11-2008, 09:19 AM
We might have to change our plans. I took the vert into the shop for some "work", and was told that I would have it back today or tomorrow, and the guy called me yesterday and said it might be a bit longer. So it looks like I might not be running at all, either that or in the Mazda 3

psycho43142
06-11-2008, 06:57 PM
I'll register to run the Cadillac, your more than welcome to drive it if you want. I run car number 4 and have the numbers for you to be 104, it is up to you.

Chris

SvilleCobra
06-11-2008, 11:22 PM
"work"...define work Mikey!?

mojosvt
06-12-2008, 12:03 PM
It's a long story.......

psycho43142
06-13-2008, 05:00 PM
I found another Columbus AX group and they are a Ford group and thought I'd post a link to their schedule. I know that's all I need as I run to much as it is.


http://www.unitedfordowners.com/page3.html

Chris

psycho43142
06-16-2008, 10:22 PM
My engine builders had a boo boo a couple weeks ago at Super Quick event, the Corvette runs in the 6's. Here's a link to the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpDCkn9AYTI

Chris