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Hazman
10-23-2007, 03:45 PM
VIR Full Course Friday
VIR South Course Sat. & Sun.

Join the SCMC for some on track fun at Virginia International Raceway (http://www.virclub.com/vir/). The event is our annual National Event. The event consists of three days of open track with in car instruction available, a Saturday Mustang and Ford Show, and a Saturday night banquet.

The open track portion of this event is a school with in car instruction where you can safely drive your car the way it was built to be driven. This portion of the event is limited to the first 100 students/drivers. Here is a link to a track video of the Full Course (http://www.sonny2.com/Vids/VIR06a.wmv)and a track video of the South Course (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rql603ydCCM). Here is a link to the track map and a turn by turn desciption of the track (http://www.trackpedia.com/wiki/Turn_by_turn_guide_to_the_Virginia_International_Raceway_track). Here is a MapQuest Link (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&country=US&addtohistory=&searchtab=home&address=4180+Pointer+Road&city=Alton&state=VA&zipcode=24520)for directions to the track.

Please be sure to download both the registration form and the events packet. The registration form is in adobe and MS Word in case you do not have the updated version of Adobe Acrobat.

Car show participants will get to take their car on track during lunch for "parade laps". A professional photographer will be available for you to purchase photos of your car on track and in action.

You can pay on line in the store at www.scmcstore.com (http://www.scmcstore.com/) or mail your entry form to the following address:

SVT Cobra 15th Anniversary Celebration
C/O Tony Sorrentino
P.O. Box 37376
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Lodging

In anticipation of a large turnout for this event we have arranged for blocks of rooms at two hotels. To make reservations please contact the hotel at the numbers listed below and inform them you are with the SVT Cobra Mustang Club.

Best Western Windsor Inn & Suites (http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/productInfo.do?propertyCode=47122) 434-483-5000
This is a new all suites facility with ample paking in front of the hotel for trucks and trailers. The rate (total including taxes) will be $81.99 per night for either a room with two double beds or one king bed.

Sleep Inn & Suites (http://www.sleepinn.com/ires/en-US/html/HotelInfo?hotel=VA372) 434-793-6090
This is the hotel we stayed at last year and it also has ample parking for trucks and trailers. The rates (total including taxes) will be $97.19 for a room with two double beds and $86.39 for room with a single king bed.

There will be camping at the facility but you will have to pay a camping fee of $25.00 per night and it must be paid to the track.

There will be a spectator fee of $20.00 or you can enter the car show for $20.00 and waive the spectator fee. This fee is waived if you are a member of one of the following clubs:

VIR Club Member
SCMC Member
Team Shelby Member

This events packet is mandatory to download prior to the event:

http://www.svtcobraclub.com/indexfiles/2008-SCMC-VIR-drivers-packet.pdf

Sponsors Include the following businesses:

Asbestco (Platinum) :)

JLT True Cold Air (Platinum - Cold air kits) :thumbsup:

HyperPerformance Motorsports - www.hyperperformancemotorsports.com (http://www.hyperperformancemotorsports.com/)
(Event banners)

Time Out Sportswear - www.timeoutsportswear.com (http://www.timeoutsportswear.com/)
(Embroidered jackets for raffle)

Team Shelby - www.teamshelby.com (http://www.teamshelby.com/) (charity rides)

Data Plates Plus - Car Show dash plaques! www.dataplatesplus.com (http://www.dataplatesplus.com/)

Pro-Dyno - On site dyno where you can measure your horsepower! www.pro-dyno.com (http://www.pro-dyno.com/)

Event Contributors:

Stoner Products
Mystery Roush Sponsor

Event Organizers/Registration:

Tony Sorrentino - Track Registration - 1994 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe
Rick McNutt - Track Logistics - 2004 Machine Silver Corvette Z06
Allan Scott - Car Show Registration - 2004 Redfire SVT Cobra Coupe
Dave Stanfield - Car Show Registration - 1999 Rio Red SVT Cobra Convertible

Tech Inspectors:

Burke Dawson - 1997 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe
Mike Millage - 2003 DSG SVT Cobra Coupe

Instructors: (Red Group)

Garry Talbert (Lead Instructor) - 2004 Torch Red SVT Cobra Coupe
Scott Whitehead (Classroom Instructor) - Mustang 5.0 LX Hatchback
Ken Walder - 2000 Performance Red SVT Cobra R Coupe
Bruce Cameron - 2007 Torch Red Shelby GT 500 Coupe
Joe Johnson - 2000 Performance Red SVT Cobra R Coupe
Terry Shank - 1983 Yellow Mustang 5.0 LX Hatchback
Peter Calvert - 2005 Silver Corvette Coupe
Brian Harris - 1991 Burgundy Mustang LX Hatchback
Jerry Digges - 2004 Red Corvette Z06 Coupe
Chris Retz - 2006 Blue Porsche Carrera S Coupe
Samuel Staggs - 1998 Laser Red SVT Cobra Coupe
Thomas Moran - 1999 Electric Green SVT Cobra Coupe
Dean Smeltzer - 2004 Blue/Yellow/Orange Mustang Coupe
Rex Lantz - 2000 Yellow SCCA SRF Racer
Norbert Watts - 2002 Silver T1 Corvette Z06 Coupe
Kent Keller - 1966 Blue/White AC Cobra
Richard Bagby - 1988 Burgundy Mustang 5.0 LX Hatchback
Woodard Jackson - 2007 FR 500 C Mustang Coupe
Danny Jackson - 1995 White Cobra "R" Coupe


Paid Participants: (100 Car Limit)


Group B: (Orange Group)

John Pfeiffer - 1989 Yellow Mustang 5.0 Hatchback
John McMahon - 1995 White Cobra "R" Coupe
Carl Grasshoff - 2003 Black SVT Cobra Coupe
Mark Wilson - 1993 Vibrant Red SVT Cobra R Hatchback
Brian Shafranek - 1996 Orange Mustang GT Coupe
Mike Higgins - 2004 Gray C5 Corvette Coupe
Steven Walters - 1987 Red Turbo Porsche 944 Coupe
James Smith - 1992 Green Mercedes 190 E Coupe
Chris Masiello - 2006 Red Corvette Z06 Coupe
Dan Methuselah - 2004 Silver Turbo Porsche Carrera Coupe
Chris Moscone - 2002 Red Corvette Z06 Coupe
Shawn Stecker - 1993 Yellow BMW 325i Coupe
Louis Madsen - 1964 Green Dodge Dart Coupe
Barry Scott - 1997 White SVT Cobra Coupe
Chris Brannon - 2007 Black Shelby GT 500 Coupe
Don Rositch - 1968 Blue Mustang Coupe
Ben Salasko - 2000 Silver Honda S2000 Convertible
Ed Turner - 1988 Blue Saleen Mustang Coupe
Hal McArty - 1966 White Shelby GT 350 Fastback
Mark LaMaskin - 2003 DSG SVT Cobra Coupe
Craig Waldrep - 2002 Silve Porsche 996 TT Coupe


Group C: (Yellow Group)

Gary Fisher - 2004 Silver SVT Cobra Convertible
Frank Lussier - 1995 White SVT Cobra "R" Coupe
Craig Valois - 2001 Laser Red SVT Cobra Convertible
Steve Cabral - 2000 Performance Red SVT Cobra R Coupe
Mike Smith - 2003 Silver SVT Cobra Convertible
Vernon Banks - 2007 White Shelby GT 500 Coupe
Ben Loope - 2007 Silver Mustang GT Coupe
Shawn Willocks - 2002 Red Z06 Corvette Coupe
Chris McHarge - 1994 Black Camaro SS Coupe
Michael Harrison - 2006 Midnight Blue Porsche Carrera S Coupe
Mike Moran - 1999 Electric Green SVT Cobra Coupe
Jeff White - 2001 Mineral Gray SVT Cobra Coupe
Jerry Duffey - 2003 Torch Red SVT Cobra Coupe
Phillip Saglimbene Jr - 1993 Vibrant Red SVT Cobra Hatchback
Brett Marshall - 2002 Yellow Corvette Coupe
Allen Mirse - 1996 Black Impala SS Coupe
Bobby Downes - 2008 Black BMW i35 Coupe
Brian Coates - 1990 Red Spec Miata Coupe
Chuck White - 2006 Black Z06 Corvette Coupe

Group D: (Blue Group)

Larry Ewers - 1995 White SVT Cobra Coupe
Lynne Lasich - 2007 Silver Corvette Z06 Coupe
Jim Boden - 1999 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe
Larry Bolton - 1997 White SVT Cobra Coupe
Marc Ter Horst - 1999 Electric Green SVT Cobra Convertible
Lisa Kelley - 2002 Red Lightning F-150 Pickup
Richard Kelley - 2003 Oxford White SVT Cobra Coupe
George Chubbuck - 1995 Black Mustang GT Coupe
Robert Miller - 1998 Crystal White SVT Cobra Coupe
Steve Abbott - 1989 Red Mazda RX7 Coupe
Debbie Lantz - 2006 Silver Corvette Coupe
Don Labar - 1987 Black Mercedes 190 E Coupe
Brian Ledford - 1997 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe
Lisa Milstead - 1986 Black SVO Mustang Hatchback
George McNeil - 1992 Blue Acura Integra Coupe
Doug Kaiser - 2003 White SVT Cobra Coupe
David Olechovsky - 1997 White Mustang GT Convertible
Mark Young - 1995 Crystal White SVT Cobra Coupe
Glenn Cannon - 2008 Black BMW i35 Coupe
Jay McArdle - 2004 Titanium Superformance Cobra Convertible
Allan Scott - 2004 Redfire SVT Cobra Coupe
Robert Lane - Team Shelby Vehicle

Group E: (Green Group)

Ed Moschella - 2003 Oxford White SVT Cobra Coupe
John Masiello - 2006 Red Corvette Z06 Coupe
Jonathon Lasich - 2007 Silver Corvette Z06 Coupe
Ryan Stabler - 1986 Red SVO Mustang Hatchback
John Masters - 2007 White Shelby GT Coupe
Bill Reitzel - 2007 Torch Red Shelby GT 500 Coupe
David Melhado - 2002 White Mustang GT Coupe
Nasser Al-Maadeed - 1998 Black Toyota Twin Turbo Coupe
Jay Tucker - 2008 Alloy Shelby GT 500 Coupe
John ODonnell - 2007 Vista Blue Shelby GT 500 Coupe
Richard Ryckman - 2008 Vista Blue Shelby GT 500 Coupe
Teresa Daniel - 1997 White SVT Cobra Coupe
Peter Sienkiewicz - 2005 Red Ford GT Coupe :drool:
Jason Jenkins - 2005 Silver Mustang GT Coupe
Tyler Daum - 2006 Silver Corvette Coupe
Roman Ansonov - 1993 Black Mazda RX7 Coupe
Barb McArdle - 2006 Gray Porsche Cayman S Coupe
Aaron Elsner - 2005 Orange Lotus Elige Coupe
Brent Nix - 1987 Blue Camaro Coupe

Car Show Participants

1. Greg Oswell - 2008 White Shelby GT 500 Coupe
2. Roger Bowers - 2003 Torch Red SVT Cobra Convertible
3. Mike Millage - 2003 DSG SVT Cobra Coupe
4. Joshua Caliguire - 2008 Vapor Silver Shelby GT 500 Coupe
5. Bill Jones - 1994 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe
6. Britt Mistele - 1993 Teal SVT Cobra Hatchback
7. Tony Hall - 1995 Rio Red SVT Cobra Coupe
8. Jeff Sworsey - 2008 White Shelby GT 500 Coupe
9. Oz Lamonds - 2008 Black SuperSnake Shelby GT 500 Coupe
10. Joseph Ohr - 2008 Black Shelby GT 500 Coupe
11. Tim Jordan - 1994 Crystal White SVT Cobra Coupe
12. Hugh Jenkins - 2008 Black Shelby GT 500 Convertible
13. John Sorensen - 2006 Black Mustang GT Coupe
14. Lee Hardy - 1995 Black SVT Cobra Coupe
15. Marcus Brooks - 2003 Black SVT Cobra Coupe
16. Jimmy Conneen - 1994 White SVT Lightning F-150
17. Rich Riley - 1998 Chrome Yellow SVT Cobra Coupe
18. Larry Miller - 2008 Vista Blue Shelby GT 500 Coupe
19. Jim Womack - 2007 Alloy Gray Shelby GT 500 Convertible
20. Robert Knight - 2004 White Mach 1 Coupe
21. Rick Ryckman - 2008 Vista Blue Shelby GT500 Coupe
22. Rick Ryckman - 2008 Torch Red Shelby GT500 Convertible
23. Lynwood Pendleton - 1967 Blue Mustang Coupe
24. Don Rositch - 1968 Blue Mustang Coupe
25. Jim Heustess - 2008 Red Mustang Convertible
26. Jim Heustess - 2007 Torch Red Shelby GT 500 Convertible
27. Scott Gregory - 2008 Black Shelby GT 500 Convertible
28. Robbie Kiser - 2008 Alloy Gray Shelby GT 500 Coupe
29. Janice Bolton - 2007 White California Special Mustang GT Coupe
30. Marge Riley - 2005 Yellow Mustang GT Coupe
31. Craig Meyer - 2007 Black Shelby GT 500 Convertible
32. Bill Heim - 2007 Blue Shelby CS-6 Coupe


Photo below is a 15th Anniversary decal which will be given to each participant that preregisters for the event. Any car that preregisters for the show will receive a 15th Anniversary dash plaque for the event. (pictured below).

cobrabitn
11-16-2007, 12:25 AM
Here's the Event schedule:

Thursday: Meet and Greet at track - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Tech)
Friday: On Track - 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Track goes hot at 8:30 a.m.)
Saturday: On Track 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: SVT, Shelby, Mustang, and Ford Show 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 15th Anniversary Banquet (Cash bar opens at 5:45 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.)
Sunday: On Track 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Event ends at 5:30 p.m. - gate closes at 7:00 p.m.


Banquet Participants (250 Person Limit)

1. John Masters
2. John Masters
3. Franklin Lussier
4. Larry Ewers
5. Eloise Ewers
6. Ryan Stabler
7. Jason Jenkins
8. Lynne Leroux
9. Jonathon Lasich
10. Jim Boden
11. Jackie Boden
12. Peter Calvert
13. Craig Valois
14. Steve Cabral
15. Ed Moschella
16. Joe Johnson
17. Tony Sorrentino
18. Carl Grasshoff
19. Deb Grasshoff
20. Vernon Banks
21. Larry Bolton
22. Janice Bolton
23. Brian Harris
24. Marc Ter Horst
25. Mike Moran
26. Thomas Moran
27. David Vizard
28. Greg Oswell
29. Evelyn Oswell
30. Mike Millage
31. Tony Millage
32. Richard Kelley
33. Lisa Kelley
34. Allen Mirse
35. Jane Mirse
36. Sally Zeigler
37. George Chubbuck
38. Roy Hallman
39. Jeanne Hallman
40. Dean Smeltzer
41. Steve Abbott
42. George Taylor
43. Ben O'Brien
44. Michelle O'Brien
45. James Smith
46. Burke Dawson
47. Jeff Sworsey
48. Mrs Jeff Sworsey
49. Oz Lamonds
50. Karen Lamonds
51. Joseph Ohr
52. Janelle Ohr
53. Tony Hall
54. Hugh Jenkins
55. John Sorensen
56. Glo Sorensen
57. Mark Young
58. Phillip Saglimbene Jr
59. Phillip Saglimbene Sr
60. Jay Tucker
61. Lisa Milstead
62. Clarence Milstead
63. John ODonnell
64. Mrs John ODonnell
65. Gary Fisher
66. Richard Ryckman
67. Richard Ryckman
68. Louis Madsen
69. Chris Brannon
70. Chris Masiello
71. John Masiello
72. Rich Riley
73. Marge Riley
74. Jim Womack
75. Jim Womack
76. Britt Mistele
77. Scott Gregory
78. Scott Gregory
79. Barb McArdle
80. Jay McArdle
81. Robert Lane
82. Jim Owens
83. Sharon Elliott
85. Bruce Cameron
86. Bruce Cameron
87. Dale Simmons
88. Brent Nix
89. Ben Salasko
90. Tyler Daum
91. Glenn Cannon
92. Roman Ansonov
93. Bobby Downs
94. Allan Scott
95. Leah Scott
96. Burke Dawson
97. Bill Heim
98. Ken Walder
99. Karen Walder
100. Ken Walder

The guest speaker for the banquet will be David Vizard. He is a writer for MMFF and has written numerous "how to" books concerning tuning for maximum power. Check his resume out by Googling his name. :thumbsup:

ac427cobra
11-18-2007, 01:45 AM
Tony:

Sounds like a great event! :D

Question. Will there be Thursday night camping at the track? :)

Where do we sign up as instructors?

I'm 90% sure at this point I will be able to make it. Will know more in the not too distant future. I have a wedding I need to attend in FL the previous weekend. But it should not be a problem.

:thumbsup:

cobrabitn
11-18-2007, 11:42 AM
Bruce,

I am pretty sure you can camp on Thursday night as you pay the track direct for camping. I'll find out and post here! :thumbsup:

I don't know on the instructor part yet but we'll work on it... :rotf:

BTTBSS
11-20-2007, 02:16 PM
Tony:

Just noticed that this is a national event. Will the track portion still be open to
other makes of cars or do I need to go buy a Mustang?

BTTBSS
96 ImpalaSS :thumbsup:

Hazman
11-20-2007, 03:45 PM
It will be open for all makes. The only time we get into the members vs non-members is if the event is over capacity. Sign up early and you will be at the top of the list!!:D

BTTBSS
11-20-2007, 05:41 PM
Rick

Thanks.

There goes the tire budget. Going over to the Corvette forum now and hit the National Solo guys up for used V710's.


Allen

cobrabitn
11-20-2007, 11:38 PM
What Rick said but if you buy a Cobra then you would have seen the light! :rotf:

SvilleCobra
12-12-2007, 09:54 PM
Does anyone have any advice, tips, details about trailering a Cobra? I am strongly considering driving an RV pulling a trailer w/ my Cobra on it.

What type of trailer do you need? What should I look for? Etc...

Thanks in advance...hope to camp out and meet you all there!

RF Cobra
12-13-2007, 12:33 AM
I heard in the event of an overflow the first to be eliminated will be anyone with a Z06...


;)

ac427cobra
12-13-2007, 12:41 AM
I heard in the event of an overflow the first to be eliminated will be anyone with a Z06...


;)

:eek:



























:rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

Hazman
12-13-2007, 05:48 AM
Does anyone have any advice, tips, details about trailering a Cobra? I am strongly considering driving an RV pulling a trailer w/ my Cobra on it.

What type of trailer do you need? What should I look for? Etc...

Thanks in advance...hope to camp out and meet you all there!
Mike
It really depends on the towing capacity of the motorhome and your budget. A single car open trailer would be the least expensive and easy to tow. An enclosed trailer is nice but the cost is considerably higher and they hurt you on gas milage more. Regarless you need to look at the hight of the trailer and length of the ramps to make sure your car will load with out dragging. The rollback open trailers are nice but again $$$.

Looking forward to seeing you at VIR!!!

Hazman
12-13-2007, 05:52 AM
I heard in the event of an overflow the first to be eliminated will be anyone with a Z06...


;)

:eek: Oh no I am in DOUBLE JEOPARDY. :D

puzzle13
12-13-2007, 03:36 PM
I heard in the event of an overflow the first to be eliminated will be anyone with a Z06...


;)That sounds fair ... gotta keep this event on the up and up!:D

puzzle13
12-13-2007, 03:41 PM
Does anyone have any advice, tips, details about trailering a Cobra? I am strongly considering driving an RV pulling a trailer w/ my Cobra on it.

What type of trailer do you need? What should I look for? Etc...

Thanks in advance...hope to camp out and meet you all there!I purchased a 20' open car trailer to pull my 03 vert. I had to make sure I had a longer dove tail with longer ramps so it would not drag and it just makes it. Depending upon how low your car is will determine this. Getting a car trailer with a 2' dovetail and shorter ramps might cause some problems. As Rick said ... open trailer = better gas mileage, lighter weight, and less initial cost. Mine was about $2800.00 including better & longer ramps, a built in tool box, stake pockets, and a spare. You can get the ones without the floor down the middle to save a few dollars & a little weight.

Boycott the Z06's!! Start the movement! :eek:

Hazman
12-13-2007, 10:49 PM
That sounds fair ... gotta keep this event on the up and up!:D
Worried Z06Jayne will lap you at VIR!?!?!?!?:eek:

puzzle13
12-14-2007, 02:22 AM
Worried Z06Jayne will lap you at VIR!?!?!?!?:eek:Nope, not at all ... that is a well know fact. It is that other Z06 driver that is hazardous! He is who you have to watch out for! Just trying to get extra fees for the club! :D The truck switch hurt me the most!

cobrabitn
12-14-2007, 08:42 AM
The truck switch hurt me the most!

:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

cobrabitn
01-14-2008, 12:17 AM
Registration form is in the first post. I'm waiting on Edmond and Rick for the hotel information via e-mail. :thumbsup:

Yeller'
01-15-2008, 10:36 AM
Should be able to make this one...
VIR full course is awesome.

mojosvt
01-16-2008, 11:25 PM
pending I find a rollbar...there should be a handful of buckeyes coming down!

SVTMADMAN
01-21-2008, 11:58 AM
Maybe i should start a seperate thread on this subject but here it goes~

Can someone explain to me why a DOT approved (goverment regulated system) motorcylcle helmet is LESS safer than a SA00xxyyzz? This just irretates me to know end btw.Its been totally acceptable until now, why the change? What person is responsible for the amendment?? Isnt motorcycle racing more likely to have helmet contact than this school???? Whats next a fire suit$$$$$???? :banghead:

OH im assuming when you say "NO motorcycle helmets over and over and over " you are including streetbike helmets? just clarifying.....

Yeller'
01-21-2008, 12:51 PM
Car helmets have to pass fire tests, motorcycle helmets don't.
Seems like I read somewhere that is the main difference.

cobrabitn
01-21-2008, 09:22 PM
The difference between the motorcycle helmet and a SA05 rated helmet is that the latter goes through a multiple "impact" test of which the motorcycle helmet does not. If you are in a car and you flip it, wouldn't you want the best protection for your head? One that has been through a multiple impact test like the road course helmets. Motorcycle helmets go through the same tests as a road course helmet except the road course helmet tests take it a step further.

I don't know if motorcycle racing will have more impact then a driving school, I guess it all depends if you have an accident or not at one of those events?

A fire suit it not mandatory but long sleeve shirts and long pants are mandatory as to give you maximum protection to your skin and body in case of a roll over or fire.

Any M rated helmet would not qualify so I would recommend getting a good helmet that has been throughly tested and is safe to run at our events. It's for your protection and aren't you worth it? :D

Larry95
01-22-2008, 10:06 AM
Car helmets have to pass fire tests, motorcycle helmets don't.
Seems like I read somewhere that is the main difference.From the Snell web site


<DT>What are the differences between the SA, M and K standards? <DD>The SA standard was designed for competitive auto racing while M standard was for motorcycling and other motorsports. The K standard was released to accommodate helmets used in karting. There are three major differences between them:


The SA standard requires flammability test while the M and K standards do not.
The SA and K standards allow for a narrower visual field than M standard (Some SA and K certified helmets may not be street legal).
The SA and K standards include a rollbar multi impact test while M standard does not.

</DD>

SVTMADMAN
01-22-2008, 03:55 PM
ITS STILL OVERKILL and a shame.

ac427cobra
01-22-2008, 04:22 PM
ITS STILL OVERKILL and a shame.

Actually it's a case of "CYA".

:thumbsup:

cobrabitn
01-22-2008, 10:40 PM
Life is too short to let everything get to you! :)

List Updated!

RF Cobra
01-22-2008, 11:29 PM
It has not been acceptable at any SCMC on track events I'm aware of.

I'd much rather have a helmet that has been tested for multiple impacts than one that can only say for certain it can withstand one impact. I don't consider it overkill since my life is worth many times more than the value of both helmets combined, and yours is too.


...Its been totally acceptable until now, why the change? What person is responsible for the amendment??...

ITS STILL OVERKILL and a shame.

NJ2000R
01-25-2008, 09:31 AM
I've got a few people coming down with me also....we'll be staying at the same rented house (about 3 miles from the track) that we stayed at for the SAAC convention in '06 :cool:

97whitevert
01-26-2008, 10:04 AM
I've got a few people coming down with me also....we'll be staying at the same rented house (about 3 miles from the track) that we stayed at for the SAAC convention in '06 :cool:cool!!!!:thumbsup:

johnbasf
01-27-2008, 08:12 AM
It has not been acceptable at any SCMC on track events I'm aware of.


The club did allow "M" helmets at our driving schools.

cobrabitn
01-27-2008, 09:49 AM
We have not allowed motorcycle helmets in quite a few years and Allan may have not been a member then. This is not something new, just like we don't allow convertibles without rollbars. In the beginning we had convertibles without rollbars in a lead/follow group, now you have to have a rollbar. Same goes for the M rated helmets, we may have allowed them in the past but not anymore. These are the rules we set for participants to run with us and they are there for your protection and the club's.

johnbasf
01-27-2008, 03:37 PM
We have not allowed motorcycle helmets in quite a few years and Allan may have not been a member then. This is not something new, just like we don't allow convertibles without rollbars. In the beginning we had convertibles without rollbars in a lead/follow group, now you have to have a rollbar. Same goes for the M rated helmets, we may have allowed them in the past but not anymore. These are the rules we set for participants to run with us and they are there for your protection and the club's.

I know Tony, I was there in the beginning, remember? ;)

RF Cobra
01-27-2008, 06:45 PM
OK, that was before I joined then.


The club did allow "M" helmets at our driving schools.

SVO Ryan
01-28-2008, 12:07 AM
I just registered. :bounce: is there any way to get Bruce as my instructor? :baby:

cobrabitn
01-28-2008, 12:16 AM
No assignments have been made yet but we'll give you preference as to who you want. Please remind me when we get closer to the event or when I post up the schedule in case I forget and I'll get it corrected. :thumbsup:

Hope we can have a good SVO turnout for the event. ;)

cobrabitn
01-28-2008, 12:18 AM
Yep, I sure do John! :thumbsup: :D

97whitevert
01-28-2008, 08:14 PM
...

Hope we can have a good SVO turnout for the event. ;)Gee, I sure hope so too:D

Wonder who else would possibly bring one??

Looks like we will at least double the number from last year!:bounce:

Black Snake
01-31-2008, 12:48 AM
Is it the same price for just Saturday and Sunday? I didn't see that as an option.

cobrabitn
02-01-2008, 10:29 PM
Rob,

Call me at 803.371.0725.

Thanks,

Tony

List Updated! :thumbsup:

Stavesacre21
02-04-2008, 02:52 AM
Looks like i'm gonna be joining the buckeye crew caravan down to VIR! Registration should be in the mail within the next few weeks, and renewing my membership will take place as soon as i can get home from work!

can't wait to finally meet some of you all in person! :thumbsup: i'm a nooooob tho, so take it easy on me :o

Black Snake
02-04-2008, 04:54 PM
Rob,

Call me at 803.371.0725.

Thanks,

Tony
Tony, I am out of the country all week. Shoot me a PM.

BudMan
02-06-2008, 09:20 PM
Is it the same price for just Saturday and Sunday? I didn't see that as an option.
Any chance of just signing up for the Friday event? Got a wedding in Northern VA to go to Saturday afternoon but sure would like to participate on Friday. :bounce:

Playtme
02-10-2008, 02:57 PM
Looks like i'm gonna be joining the buckeye crew caravan down to VIR!...........

When is this caravan leaving, day and time? Toying with the idea of going but dont want to do the drive alone. Is there a Michigan caravan going? I am near the corner I94 and u.s. 131 in Michagan.
Joe

Stavesacre21
02-10-2008, 04:58 PM
We're still in the early stages of pulling everything together on the buckeye end of it. It'll likely be the day before, but no time has been set yet. If you'd really be interested, we'd be able to to try and work around your schedule too if you find yourself seriously looking into it :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
02-10-2008, 05:46 PM
Joe,

You can hook up with Larry Bolton as I am sure he will be there and you know he lives in Battle Creek, right? :D

Playtme
02-10-2008, 10:59 PM
How big is this event, 3-4 times Gingerman? In the planning stages for the events 'll attend this year also. I'll get with Larry, thanks.

cobrabitn
02-11-2008, 12:19 AM
Joe,

I would say to just watch the first post as it grows closer to the event and you can see how big it can or will get. Is it bigger than Gingerman? Yes, we had more on track participants last year at VIR than we did at Gingerman. The show is only as big as the participants that enter the event and last year, Gingerman was bigger but this year we have more to work with on promotion. I want to do 3 foot trophies for the show but that is going to depend on a couple of things, how many sponsors we can get between now and then and how many vendors we can get between now and then. It will also depend on how many participants we have in the car show. The event should hit the magazines real soon and hopefully we'll get some more exposure and advertising.

Read you SCMC mail and it will tell you more as we get closer and closer. Yes, I'm working on a few more avenues but I just won't say what they are until I get some commitments from some people. If you are going to do the track event then you might want to think about registering for it real soon because once this things hits the mags, I look for it to fill real fast. :thumbsup:

Playtme
02-11-2008, 01:27 PM
..... If you are going to do the track event then you might want to think about registering for it real soon because once this things hits the mags, I look for it to fill real fast. :thumbsup:

You havent convinced my wife to get the rollbar yet ;)

cobrabitn
02-11-2008, 11:06 PM
I think maybe someone on this forum has a rollbar for sale... :rotf:

truebluecobra
02-12-2008, 09:29 AM
I am planning on doing this event - but do we know about the camping yet ??

Thanks :)

cobrabitn
02-12-2008, 09:36 AM
Please read post number 1...thanks. ;)

truebluecobra
02-12-2008, 11:03 AM
Duh !! Sorry missed it twice :banghead: I guess I will contact the track to make reservations, Thanks :thumbsup:

:cool:

VenomSVT
02-12-2008, 01:15 PM
I've booked a room at the Best Western! Now I just need to register!:thumbsup:

97whitevert
02-12-2008, 07:09 PM
got a room at the sleep inn!! :thumbsup:

Hazman
02-12-2008, 09:20 PM
We will be staying at the Best Western!!!:D

cobrabitn
02-18-2008, 09:18 PM
Both Time Out Sportswear and HyperPerformance Motorsports will be sponsoring the event.

Time Out will be donating some embroidered jackets and sportswear for a raffle.
HyperPerformance Motorsports will be contributing event banners.

VenomSVT
02-18-2008, 10:42 PM
Both Time Out Sportswear and HyperPerformance Motorsports will be sponsoring the event.

Time Out will be donating some embroidered jackets and sportswear for a raffle.
HyperPerformance Motorsports will be contributing event banners.SWEET!:thumbsup:

mojosvt
02-19-2008, 05:52 PM
When is this caravan leaving, day and time? Toying with the idea of going but dont want to do the drive alone. Is there a Michigan caravan going? I am near the corner I94 and u.s. 131 in Michagan.
Joe
Just like last year, I plan on getting down there with plently of time to get registered and teched the day before, which would be thursday this year. The only thing that might change that is is we can't get my father's mystic tuned prior, we might be heading down an extra day early to tune the mystic at pro-dyno, then heading back to VIR thursday morning and meeting you all there.

But as of right now, we can plan on meeting somewhere near or around columbus thursday morning, and heading south as a group. People are more than welcome to stay at the Monjot household wed night, if it makes things easier for anybody, as I have the day off and plan on packing and doing final preperations:D

cobrabitn
02-19-2008, 10:44 PM
Why do that when Pro-Dyno is slated to be at VIR with us?? :)

mojosvt
02-20-2008, 09:59 AM
Sorry, been out of the loop a bit, kind of crazy at home and work right now. Guess I hadn't heard that yet! So they are bringing their dyno and everything!!!! Sweet

cobrabitn
02-20-2008, 09:43 PM
Not 100% verified with the track yet but I'm hoping it will be a done deal. :thumbsup:

antivnm
03-05-2008, 03:09 PM
see yall there. back with a ford this time. i almost made it with a cobra the time before last but had to bring the wrx. i will be in a silver 07 mustang gt, with gt 500 clone front end...had a wreck, i figured switch it over on statefarms bill.

i cannot wait. i think at least 2 others from down here near knoxville is coming with me(not counting rick). we might have to hook up with rick again and set the land speed record from knoxville to vir. i know we already set it from here to cmp in the "truck and trailer with car" category. :D ;)

c-ya then,
ben

cobrabitn
03-05-2008, 08:12 PM
Glad you are coming out Ben....it's been way to long since you came to an SCMC event. :)

Mike, it's confirmed, Pro-Dyno will be at VIR that weekend. :thumbsup:

GRAY5.0
03-12-2008, 11:31 AM
Hey Tony,

Had a great time as usual at CMP, way to much track time LOL!

Chris Retz - Get a Mustang Cobra...lol.

Yeah, we need to work on Mike about that one I have been trying to get him to let me build a track car for us for the last couple of years.

Can't wait to get the Porsche on Full Course, and even the Matrix will be fun on the uphill ESS's.

I did find out when I got home that my daughter's first dance recital is that Sat. the 31st. so I will have to leave about noon. But I will be there for Fr. and Sun. all day.

Thanks again for letting us come play with the Cobra's

Chris

cobrabitn
03-14-2008, 11:09 PM
NP Chris! Just thankful you helped us out at CMP this year.

Looks like Mike and Thomas will be coming and I am just thrilled to no end to have them come out and play around with that Green Canadian 99 Cobra. :D

cobrabitn
03-16-2008, 12:42 AM
We have some Shelby Can Am owners interested in coming out to VIR. :thumbsup:

Hazman
03-18-2008, 01:16 PM
Please make sure when you call to reserve rooms at the Sleep Inn or Best Western that you tell them you are with the SVT Cobra Mustang Club or SCMC. I just checked both hotels and we have both non-smoking and smoking, doubles and king rooms still available. If you have any problem booking a room please let me know ASAP and I will follow up with the hotel.

Thanks Rick

SVO Ryan
03-18-2008, 09:37 PM
Please make sure when you call to reserve rooms at the Sleep Inn or Best Western that you tell them you are with the SVT Cobra Mustang Club or SCMC. I just checked both hotels and we have both non-smoking and smoking, doubles and king rooms still available. If you have any problem booking a room please let me know ASAP and I will follow up with the hotel.

Thanks RickIs there a 'central' hotel? Is tech done one of the hotels or at the track?:bounce:

Hazman
03-18-2008, 11:22 PM
Tech will be at the track. The Sleep Inn and the Best Western are very close to each other. I personally will be staying at the Best Western which I like better and it is less expensive! We have the use of a conf. room at the Best Western in which I plan to have a video projector for viewing track videos of Tony getting :spanked: while I am consuming pizza and :cheers:!

cobrabitn
03-18-2008, 11:42 PM
I'll be at the Sleep Inn across the street from the Best Western. I'll be showing videos of....oh never mind. :D

Are you saying someone is going to video me getting spanked while I am eating pizza and drinking beer? :rotf:

I can already tell this event is going to be a lot of fun because the smack talk has already begun and it is still two and a half months away. :)

Hazman
03-18-2008, 11:49 PM
OOPs you let the cat out of the bag Tony... the reason he is so slow is the pizza and beer while on track!!!:eek:

Stavesacre21
03-19-2008, 10:52 AM
Sure sounds like a good time! I'm leanin towards the best western so far. I'll have to check with my buckeye posse first ;)

sounds to me like the bucks are gonna represent this year :thumbsup: Nothing worthy of too much smack, but at least we'll have a good showing!

Big Daddy
03-19-2008, 12:34 PM
Tony is there going to be a car show with the ontrack? IF SO are you going to get the car show registration online? IF NOT how do you register for just the car show and the banquet? INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW! :eek: :thumbsup:

97whitevert
03-19-2008, 04:48 PM
Tech will be at the track. The Sleep Inn and the Best Western are very close to each other. I personally will be staying at the Best Western which I like better and it is less expensive! We have the use of a conf. room at the Best Western in which I plan to have a video projector for viewing track videos of Tony getting :spanked: while I am consuming pizza and :cheers:!

So you are you going to show the vids of tony getting spanked by a car with HALF the cylinders of his car? :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

cobrabitn
03-19-2008, 10:09 PM
Greg,


Check the store and you can sign up on line. www.scmcstore.com. :thumbsup:

Big Daddy
03-20-2008, 09:03 AM
Greg,


Check the store and you can sign up on line. www.scmcstore.com. :thumbsup:

Don't know why I didn't see it yesterday but I found it this morning THANKS!! :eek: :thumbsup:







Man this old age crap must have my eyesight going bad! :doubt: :eek:

cobrabitn
03-24-2008, 08:32 PM
Six more participants today! List Updated! :thumbsup:

BTTBSS
03-25-2008, 02:15 PM
Tony:

Where will the pits be for the event? Will they be open Thursday evening for
trailer drop-off, etc?

Thanks

Allen:thumbsup:

grasshopper
03-25-2008, 11:43 PM
After a year away, I'm ready for this track event! Missed CMP and other events, too busy with other distractions. You know, family, career, etc. It will be fun running wide open on full course and then adjusting to south course.

3 days, awesome! :banana:

Thank you all for putting this together!!! :thumbsup:

Rex
03-29-2008, 09:43 AM
Debbie and I will be there Tony so add us to the list. Will send in the paparwork in a couple of days.

Rex

FST ORNG
03-29-2008, 10:26 AM
If I want to come only saturday for the carshow can I just register that day?

cobrabitn
03-29-2008, 09:55 PM
Allan,

You should be able to drop off your trailer on Thursday late afternoon.

Marc,

I'm glad you are going to make it out this year. We missed you at CMP the past few years.

Rex,

Glad to see y'all coming out to the event. We always enjoy you being so helpful! :thumbsup:

Mark,

You can register the day of the event; however, we set the store up so you can preregister on line just for the show at www.scmcstore.com. If everyone would preregister, it would make it easy on us organizers.

Thanks all!

cobrabitn
03-29-2008, 11:28 PM
We will be adding some cool items for this event.

If you preregister for the show you will receive a dash plaque commemorating the event.

You will also receive a 3 inch decal with the 15th anniversary logo on it. :thumbsup: Someone was asking me about this and since we now have a person that can make these decals, we're going to share them with you all. :)

comprepsvo
03-30-2008, 10:07 AM
Tony, Michelle and I will be attending. I will mail in registration for the car show this week.

Thanks

Ben

cobrabitn
03-30-2008, 12:03 PM
Thanks Ben, that is very helpful! :thumbsup:

Lumpydogs
03-31-2008, 11:42 PM
Any convoys heading out of or thru Michigan for VIR?

If so, what day?

Trying to plan my agenda. First long distance track trip with the lil' trailer.

cobrabitn
03-31-2008, 11:53 PM
Jeff,

I suggest meeting John Pfeiffer who will be coming down from MI. There are several IL members you can meet up with, too.

Tony

mwilson7
04-01-2008, 10:28 PM
John and I will be heading out Wednesday afternoon from the SE Michigan area. Send me a PM with your email and we can talk.

We are heading up to Watkins Glen on Sunday for a Monday-Tuesday event.

AlohaC5
04-02-2008, 09:22 PM
I just signed up for advanced group. Your club has a great reputation on the Corvette Forum for running a safe and fun HPDE. Looking forward to meeting you guys and running with you at the track. Mike

Lumpydogs
04-03-2008, 12:08 AM
Just signed up at the SCMC Store :bounce:

Another MUSTANG COBRA reporting for duty, sir.

Yeller'
04-03-2008, 03:33 PM
What's the status on payment for breaking up the weekend. It's looking like I can do Friday/Saturday but not Sunday. PM me if needed. Thanks

cobrabitn
04-06-2008, 12:47 PM
It's a three day event.... :D

List updated! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
04-07-2008, 11:52 PM
AlohaC5,

We're glad you are coming out to the event. Looks like this is shaping up to be a Corvette/Mustang event! :thumbsup:

AlohaC5
04-08-2008, 07:57 AM
AlohaC5,

We're glad you are coming out to the event. Looks like this is shaping up to be a Corvette/Mustang event! :thumbsup:Thanks, looks like you're getting about 1 to 2 Corvettes per Group - hopefully more will sign up this month. Looking forward to a great time.
:flag:

Rex
04-08-2008, 04:30 PM
Tony I have sent an email about Debbie's run group.

Thanks,
Rex

cobrabitn
04-08-2008, 10:30 PM
Rex,

See my reply to your message and let me know what you think?

Thanks,

Tony

sstecker
04-09-2008, 04:14 PM
hey guys whats up? ran with the group last year at VIR south in a dodge neon.

passengers allowed in the advance groups?

Hazman
04-09-2008, 08:04 PM
Hey all you attendees we need to get this event up on every car forum there is!! This track event is for all makes so lets get out there and let the P-cars, Bimmers, Minis, Mazdas, Mopars, GMs, etc know that we run a good event with lots of track time and they are welcome. I would really like to see this event sell out!!!:thumbsup: That way we can do it again next year!:D

Please post up here which forums you have posted in!!:cool:

Hazman - Corner-Carvers.com, CorvetteForum.com, Z06Vette.com, HighPerformanceToys.com, motorsportreg.com, mytrackschedule.com, trackschedule.com, ...

puzzle13
04-10-2008, 01:13 AM
I have tried to get some others interested, but the 3 day thing and the $425.00 price tag is a little daunting. Are we going to open it up to Saturday & Sunday only? Or Friday only?

cobrabitn
04-10-2008, 07:47 AM
Mike,

As I said to you before, we can do a Saturday/Sunday group because we have a few club members that are running VIR club on those days and will be a Friday only. This is the member rate, add $25.00 for non-members.

Friday Only - $250.00
Saturday - $175.00
Sunday - $150.00
Saturday/Sunday = $325.00


After May 14, 2008 (Member and non-member rate)

Friday Only - $275.00
Saturday - $200.00
Sunday - $175.00
Saturday/Sunday = $375.00

We have to have a Friday only that could be grouped with a Saturday/Sunday group otherwise this will be a logistical mess. We have a few Saturday/Sunday spots available right now.

cobrabitn
04-10-2008, 08:30 AM
Shawn, Passengers are allowed in the Instructor group.

sstecker
04-10-2008, 09:14 AM
Shawn, Passengers are allowed in the Instructor group.ive been doing time trials/de3 with nasa. is it possible to run in instructor group without instructing? the way i get my gf to show up is by having her shotgun :)

cobrabitn
04-14-2008, 06:32 PM
Shawn,

Give me a call so we can discuss this off the forums. 803.371.0725 -- I don't do PMs through the forums. :)

Thanks,

Tony

Stack
04-15-2008, 03:36 PM
I'm working on hanging out with you guys as well for this one... will be kinda intense after running full course the Wed/Thurs just before it with our TZC/THSCC event (thanks to you mid-westerners joining us for that too!)... but I missed out on driving at my own South Course event last Monday, so I'm kinda jonesing for some South Course fun in my own car.

Those of you coming down to VIR for the first time, man are you in for a treat! And to get Full Course and South Course in one weekend... tres cool :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
04-15-2008, 10:37 PM
Be nice to have you out there Stacy! :thumbsup:

List Updated!

srochefort
04-21-2008, 01:00 PM
I blew a piston or ring last year in this event and still have not had a chance to fix my Cobra. I would love to go and drive my GT, but it is a convertible. Does anyone know what roll bar I can use? I found a few from Autopower, but I don't know which one meets the requirements for this event. I would like to use just the Street Roll Bar.

http://www.livermoreperformance.com/mustang_roll_bars.html#autopower

Dean95CobraR
04-21-2008, 02:10 PM
I'm working on hanging out with you guys as well for this one... will be kinda intense after running full course the Wed/Thurs just before it with our TZC/THSCC event (thanks to you mid-westerners joining us for that too!)... but I missed out on driving at my own South Course event last Monday, so I'm kinda jonesing for some South Course fun in my own car.

Those of you coming down to VIR for the first time, man are you in for a treat! And to get Full Course and South Course in one weekend... tres cool :thumbsup:

Hey Stacy,
I'm the guy who has been emailing you a lot of questions. Thanks for being patient with me. :thumbsup:

I also am looking forward to 5 straight days of VIR! I just hope the car is still running at the end of the weekend. :D I've never been to VIR but from what I've been told, it is one awesome track.

BTW - Could you guys please order up some real good weather that week? ;)

Ltr

Dean Smeltzer

Stack
04-21-2008, 02:42 PM
BTW - Could you guys please order up some real good weather that week? ;)
I've been told it's on back-order... they aren't expecting it until May 27th :D

SVTMADMAN
04-22-2008, 01:23 AM
SWEET! I got a black C6Z!!!??:bounce: hmmm i wonder when Ricks delivering me the keys??:doubt: oh well i just hang on to my red crap-wagon;)


im ready to get to the track!

cobrabitn
04-25-2008, 11:22 PM
We want to thank Jay Tucker of JLT True Cold Air for being a platinum sponsor for the SVT Cobra 15th Anniversary Celebration at VIR, May 30 - June 1, 2008.

You can visit Jay's website at www.jlttruecoldair.com and check out his products. Want to know which CAI kit I use on my 2004 Mystichrome Cobra?

It's a JLT which netted well over 20 rwhp at certain rpms of my dyno-graph.

The good thing about all of this is you can now "preorder" your kit and have Jay bring it with him to the event to help save on shipping. What's even better is you can get your car tuned after you install it by Pro-Dyno.

Installation takes about an hour or so and you can view the "results" by clicking here:

http://www.svtcobraclub.com/TechApplications/induction/JLT_Results.pdf

If you wish to preorder a kit for your specific application and have him bring it with him for the event to avoid shipping charges, please e-mail him at jay@jlttruecoldair.com

Thanks again to Jay of JLT True Cold Air and we're hoping for a great weekend of high speed fun! :thumbsup:

Tucker
04-28-2008, 11:45 AM
Thanks Tony, I'm looking forward to the event.

We plan on getting to VIR Thursday and stay til Sunday.

So if your looking for anything we carry, please email or give us a call and we'll bring it.
We have many CAI kits for your Cobras, GT Mustangs and Shely GT500's.
We also have some new carbon fiber dress up parts for 2005 - up Mustangs.

Check out the web site and let me know.
Come by the trailer and say hi either way.

BTW, this will be my first track day, so be kind to the Alloy/Silver stripe GT500 that's in your way...:bump:

Thanks
Jay

Hazman
04-28-2008, 07:33 PM
I blew a piston or ring last year in this event and still have not had a chance to fix my Cobra. I would love to go and drive my GT, but it is a convertible. Does anyone know what roll bar I can use? I found a few from Autopower, but I don't know which one meets the requirements for this event. I would like to use just the Street Roll Bar.

http://www.livermoreperformance.com/mustang_roll_bars.html#autopower
You need the race bar. It is made from a larger diameter (ie stronger) tubing and has a diagonal cross brace. Regardless of the type of rollbar you install it renders the back seat unusable because it is no longer safe to ride back there surrounded by steel tubing. The race bar is safer in that it has the diagonal cross brace and is made for your heavier than 3500 pound car.

I suggest you also look at the Maximum Motorsports rollbar offerings. http://www.maximummotorsports.com/

cobrabitn
04-28-2008, 08:52 PM
Thanks Jay!

I want you to save those pretty crossdrilled/slotted rotors so I would suggest putting the stock solid discs back on for this event. :thumbsup: :D

cobrabitn
04-28-2008, 11:17 PM
You can see the Friday Full course groups by going to the first post. :thumbsup:

Lumpydogs
04-29-2008, 01:14 PM
Just curious, which run groups have instructors?

I may need one with a sense of humor :rotf:

sstecker
04-30-2008, 06:42 PM
just signed up. 29 days to get car ready...and counting

is the advance group pass anywhere anytime or point by anywhere?

cobrabitn
04-30-2008, 10:53 PM
Advanced group will be pass either side with point by at any point on the track. We don't recommend doing it in the turns but we know people in the advanced group can/should be able to determine when to pass and when not to pass!

Lumpy, we will assign an instructor to you till you feel comfortable! :D

List Updated! :thumbsup:

Tucker
05-01-2008, 09:46 AM
Thanks Jay!

I want you to save those pretty crossdrilled/slotted rotors so I would suggest putting the stock solid discs back on for this event. :thumbsup: :D
Serious?

What about the wheels? Should I run the stockers? Will the event beat up the finish on my pretty wheels?

It's getting new fluid, so I can swap the rotors too.

NJ2000R
05-01-2008, 10:19 AM
Serious?

What about the wheels? Should I run the stockers? Will the event beat up the finish on my pretty wheels?

It's getting new fluid, so I can swap the rotors too. cross drilled rotors look pretty, but are known to crack when subject to track use....put the plain ones back on for the event....are you running stock pads? I'm pretty sure the stock ones will work fine being this is your first event....after you get a few events under your belt, you'll want something a little more aggressive....stock wheels and tires are probably a safe bet, but what are the size and brand of the aftermarket tires?

cobrabitn
05-01-2008, 09:30 PM
Jay,

Exactly what Ken said! Cross-drilled rotors are prone to crack and solids will do the job just fine. I only run solids on my 94 Cobra and can go a year's worth of track events without warping.

You can use your stock wheels but those 18 inch tires are expensive, eh? :D

For a first event what you have is just fine and many people including myself recommend just doing everything with a stock vehicle. I would put some wax or something on the wheels to make the brake dust come off easier when you go to clean up the snake. Your wheels will not get beat up but they'll get dirty. ;)

cobrabitn
05-01-2008, 10:52 PM
Remember, the cutoff date for "early" registration discount is May 14, 2008. After May 14 member's will lose the member discount so don't procrastinate much more...

We've added more show participants and more track participants to the list in the first post. :thumbsup:

Lumpydogs
05-01-2008, 11:06 PM
Grand Am Rolex cars are racing at VIR this weekend. SPEED channel has live coverage. (public service announcement)

cobrabitn
05-04-2008, 01:27 AM
We now have the 15th Anniversary golf shirts and caps in the store. Thanks to Firme for getting them up there! :thumbsup:

http://www.scmcstore.com/store/product.php?productid=74&cat=0&page=

The shirts are Navy and will have the 15th Anniversary logo on the left chest with an SCMC logo embroidered on the sleeve. Caps are white with the 15th Anniversary logo on the front and "Virginia International Raceway - May 31 - June 1, 2008" on the back of the cap.

Tucker
05-06-2008, 09:19 AM
I have the Stillen Mintex and Matrex pads all around.


I'm having the fluid changed before the event so I'll swap to the stock rotors, but I'm keeping my pretty wheels.:cool:

20x10 R
20x8.5 F
BOZE
Nitto 555R all around.

Here's a link to the BOZE site. The Alloy GT500 is mine.:D
http://www.zeforged.com/ford1.html

I also did:
Rear lower control arms
BMR upper control arm
adjustable mounts
FRPP springs

I'm also told to bring blue tape. yes? no?

Jay

cobrabitn
05-06-2008, 09:45 PM
Yes, Blue tape is good and if you have 3M film on the car, that is even better. Anything to protect the front of your hood and fascia will help with cleanup and protection. Sounds like you are getting ready for some serious fun! :D

Those wheels are saaaaaweeeeeeet! :thumbsup:

SVO Ryan
05-08-2008, 01:25 AM
Sweet another SVO checked in! :bounce:

tomsgarage
05-08-2008, 10:11 AM
Tony, can I sign up for just Friday? My work schedule requires me to leave Sunday morning for a conference, and I will have to be back home Saturday to keep the wife happy!!

If I can sign up for Friday, let me know how to go about it.

Thanks

Tucker
05-14-2008, 12:17 PM
Brakes are done and can't wait.

I have the clear bra and will bring tape just in case.

Glad to see more and more jumping on board.

Jay

gfcobra
05-14-2008, 04:22 PM
Does any one know if there will be electrical power for fans & air?
Thanks Gary.

Stack
05-14-2008, 04:26 PM
Does any one know if there will be electrical power for fans & air?
Thanks Gary.There's plenty of power in the North/Full Course paddock, and there are a few posts in the South Course paddock. Those in the South Paddock are located along the back of the paddock, and along the pit wall if I'm not mistaken.

VIR will charge you a $25 power hook-up fee, which should cover you for the weekend.

gfcobra
05-14-2008, 04:53 PM
Since we are doing both full & south courses, will we use two different paddocks for full & south courses, or will we use the just the south course paddock the entire time?

Stack
05-14-2008, 04:57 PM
Since we are doing both full & south courses, will we use two different paddocks for full & south courses, or will we use the just the south course paddock the entire time?Hopefully Tony will see and answer for certain... my guess is you'll use the North Paddock on Friday, and move to the South Paddock for Sat/Sun... but I don't know that for sure.

cobrabitn
05-14-2008, 09:21 PM
Gary,

Exactly what Stack said. We will have access to the north paddock on Friday along with show set up at the Pavilion area. Then you will move to the south course area for the rest of the weekend. You can set up on the south from the get go but will have to enter the track at the north side.

List Updated! Keep them coming..........

Event shirt layout attached! (beta but will be confirmed this week) Remember, I will order a few extra shirts but it has been proven in the past that I'm only going to round up to the nearest dozen if you do not preorder your shirt, you may not get one. The shirts will be short sleeve with a special moisture absorbing material so underarm moisture will not show.

nckissfan
05-15-2008, 04:03 AM
cool looking shirt:thumbsup:

Tucker
05-15-2008, 02:20 PM
Tony,

Set me up with 12 shirts.
6 lg
6 XL
Let me know if you need some payment:thumbsup:

Jay

RF Cobra
05-15-2008, 07:13 PM
The shirt layout looks great! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
05-15-2008, 09:48 PM
Jay,

I'll be glad to order some extras for ya! :thumbsup:

And now for some more news......................

I was informed today that the event will be covered by the "Mustang Enthusiast" magazine. That means there could be a chance of maybe getting your ride in there if it really stands out! :thumbsup:

We will reserve time for both a "Shelby shoot" and an "SVT Cobra shoot". :D

RF Cobra
05-15-2008, 09:59 PM
Looks like I have a new magazine to start reading. :D


I was informed today that the event will be covered by the "Mustang Enthusiast" magazine.

DayZee469
05-16-2008, 08:03 AM
We will be there. Jason will be doing the coverage for ME as Tony was referring to in the previous thread. Mustang Enthusiasts is a great magazine and we will see you all in a couple weeks!

Lumpydogs
05-16-2008, 01:21 PM
Woo-Hoo,

Ordered my 15th Ann. Golf Shirt & Cap.

cobrabitn
05-17-2008, 12:23 AM
I really appreciate that Deb! :thumbsup:

List Updated!

antivnm
05-19-2008, 02:01 AM
shirts look good.

i am freaking out about this event. i cannot wait :thumbsup:

FST ORNG
05-19-2008, 09:05 AM
Tony is there anything I need to do before that Saturday ? All Im doing is just showing and I think about 5 from our carclub are coming with me. Thanks

FSTSNK2
05-19-2008, 12:24 PM
Hi all,


Make sure you put me in the banquet list, as I paid for that when I entered the car show. See you at VIR!

ac427cobra
05-19-2008, 04:23 PM
We will reserve time for both a "Shelby shoot" and an "SVT Cobra shoot". :D
So maybe it's a blessing in disguise that my Cobra R won't be ready for this event and I have to bring the Shelby instead! ;)

Yes indeed folks, pigs DO fly!!! :thumbsup: :bounce: :rotf:



http://www.trackdawgz.com/images/t3sm.jpg

cobrabitn
05-19-2008, 06:25 PM
I got it Britt...sorry about that.

Mark, preregister for the show is the biggest thing everyone can do to help out.
It just makes it easier on the organizers.

Bruce, I'm going to have you lined up to give some rides in that beast so be easy on them. I think I'd like to get Dan from Pro-Dyno in the with ya so you can give him a good ride. :)

Ben, like you I am counting down the days because this is going to be a lot of fun and now if you'll excuse me, I have to add a Ford GT (40) to the list. :thumbsup:

97whitevert
05-19-2008, 08:57 PM
...

Bruce, I'm going to have you lined up to give some rides in that beast so be easy on them. I think I'd like to get Dan from Pro-Dyno in the with ya so you can give him a good ride. :)

....methinks I will need a ride in that pig....:thumbsup::bounce::rotf:

ac427cobra
05-20-2008, 01:35 AM
methinks I will need a ride in that pig....:thumbsup::bounce::rotf:

Lisa:

I don't care what Tony's list looks like! You get ride #1. :cool:

Scarlett is one hot number!! :bounce: :thumbsup:

And the Z06 drivers are already sweating bullets!!! :rotf:

97whitevert
05-20-2008, 06:59 PM
Lisa:

I don't care what Tony's list looks like! You get ride #1. :cool:

Scarlett is one hot number!! :bounce: :thumbsup:

And the Z06 drivers are already sweating bullets!!! :rotf:WOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!:thumbsup: You're the best, Bruce!!


and I do like most of those Z06 guys and GALS!:bounce: But let's pass 'em anyway!

cobrabitn
05-20-2008, 11:34 PM
List Updated! :thumbsup:

sstecker
05-22-2008, 12:39 AM
just got the new motor in.. down on power but very excited to get on track next week!

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/4/web/2536000-2536999/2536429_14_full.jpg

cobrabitn
05-22-2008, 12:48 AM
Looks very good Shawn! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
05-22-2008, 12:52 AM
Pictured below are the dash plaques for the event (limit of 50). These are for anyone who preregisters for the "show". Decals are for anyone who registers for either the show or track while supplies last.

sstecker
05-22-2008, 09:25 AM
Looks very good Shawn! :thumbsup:
Thanks - its been a huge learning experience dealing with stand alone ecu. still lots to do..

Cobra4me
05-22-2008, 01:26 PM
registered for the car show today, thanks

sstecker
05-22-2008, 04:06 PM
is it ok to arrive thursday night? i was going to camp at track.

Flagman
05-22-2008, 05:01 PM
Couple of questions...

How many "spectators" are included with car show entry? My father-in-law may want to come by for a while on Saturday.

Is the car show area located in the South course pits (like last year)?

We're coming up on Friday. Will it be OK/secure enough to leave the Cobra at the track overnite?

kukri
05-22-2008, 06:36 PM
Hey Guys have a few questions as this is my first event at VIR and I'm just rushing with the car and all to make it :doubt:

1. Will a Snell SA2005 open face helmet work? (Pro Phenom Helmet by G-Force)
2. In Groups E (my group) and D, is passing allowed? Am I going to be able to push the car some? Or am I going to be stuck going 90 mph without passing all weekend?
3. Why is Groupe E not listed on the Friday schedule of runs (in the doc file)?

Thanks guys and I will see ya there.

RF Cobra
05-22-2008, 09:54 PM
Rich, as I understand it you will get a pass for your car to gain entry if you register for the car show, so it would let in whoever is in your car. Plus your SCMC membership card will allow entry without having to pay the spectator fee.

From what we have talked about, we are looking at doing the car show in the lot that is on the way to the north course since the turnout for the track will probably fill the south course pit area this time.

Not sure what time they do it, but they do have gates and lock up the track at night and there will probably be some participants camping at the track so there should be any issues with leaving your Cobra overnight. If we bring both cars I will be leaving mine at the track overnight on Friday and Saturday.

Couple of questions...

How many "spectators" are included with car show entry? My father-in-law may want to come by for a while on Saturday.

Is the car show area located in the South course pits (like last year)?

We're coming up on Friday. Will it be OK/secure enough to leave the Cobra at the track overnite?

puzzle13
05-22-2008, 10:28 PM
Yeah, what is the deal with the spectator fee? It is not like this is an actual race or something. I thought the idea was to get people interested so more would come. Are we charging relatives / significant others to come experience the weekend with us for a day?

Couple of questions...

How many "spectators" are included with car show entry? My father-in-law may want to come by for a while on Saturday.

Is the car show area located in the South course pits (like last year)?

We're coming up on Friday. Will it be OK/secure enough to leave the Cobra at the track overnite?

SVO Ryan
05-22-2008, 10:53 PM
Just a friendly reminder I request cheesehead Bruce as my instructor! :baby:

cobrabitn
05-22-2008, 10:56 PM
Details will be e-mailed to everyone who is coming to the event and it will explain everything for the weekend including spectator fees. It is okay to come up on Thursday as we get the track at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.

SA2005 helmet is perfect for this event. Passing is allowed in all groups but group E will be limited to three areas. Groups A - C will be passing anywhere on the track. Group D we will discuss at the track. A lot of this will be answered when you make the meeting on Friday/Saturday morning. And speaking about Friday morning, it is best that you get "teched" on Thursday night so you won't lose track time on Friday morning. If you are coming in on Friday, you will need to be there at 7:00 a.m. and go right to work getting teched. I want everyone to have 2 hours of track time on full course Friday and it will not happen for you if you are late.

As far as the show goes, it will be in the "pavilion" area and not on the south course. The south course will not be big enough to house everything that is going on. This is the same area that was used by other clubs when they held their event there.

There is camping and you will have to pay the track direct in order to camp for the weekend.

The reason there is no Group E on Friday is because there are only 4 run groups for Friday. This will give you maximum track time for the day. If you do not show on the Friday list it is because it is not updated yet. We've had 10 - 15 sign ups this week so please be patient, it'll be there by next week. I took all week off from work next week and the majority of everything will be done in the next 4 days.

cobrabitn
05-22-2008, 11:34 PM
I haven't forgotten Ryan. :)

ac427cobra
05-23-2008, 12:43 AM
Just a friendly reminder I request cheesehead Bruce as my instructor! :baby:

You can change your mind if you want!!?? :crazy:

There are going to be lots of Corvettes in attendance and you ARE FULLY aware that I'm bringing the SLOW car.................... Right?!?!
:p

SVO Ryan
05-23-2008, 01:29 AM
I haven't forgotten Ryan. :):thumbsup:

You can change your mind if you want!!?? :crazy:

There are going to be lots of Corvettes in attendance and you ARE FULLY aware that I'm bringing the SLOW car.................... Right?!?!
:pI am. And I'm sure you'll still piss off Vette owners with that pig.

ac427cobra
05-23-2008, 01:45 AM
:thumbsup:

I am. And I'm sure you'll still piss off Vette owners with that pig.

Hey!!! Just because Scarlett's a little on the "Pleasantly Plump" side doesn't mean you can call her a pig!!! :doubt:

;) :cool:

FST ORNG
05-23-2008, 08:32 AM
Im bring about 4 members from the club with me.

sstecker
05-23-2008, 10:17 AM
for friday full course - pitting out of north paddock or south?

also thought i signed up for all 3 days but am not listed on friday group list.

gfcobra
05-23-2008, 08:14 PM
Will there be anybody at the track with the ablity to put tires on wheels?
Thanks Gary.

sstecker
05-23-2008, 10:05 PM
walmart is very cheap to mount/balance tires. just make sure the brake dust is cleaned off and duct tape the weights

RF Cobra
05-23-2008, 10:25 PM
The list was probably done before your registration was processed. It will get updated again before we get to the track Friday.


for friday full course - pitting out of north paddock or south?

also thought i signed up for all 3 days but am not listed on friday group list.

cobrabitn
05-25-2008, 03:51 PM
List updated for the forums...Friday track list will be done this weekend, Sunday/Monday.

Thanks! :thumbsup:

bolt-on
05-27-2008, 09:58 AM
Looks like I have a new magazine to start reading. :D

The most recent issue of Mustang Enthusiast July, 2008, features SCMC member John Pearson's 2006 Mustang GT getting Maximum Motorsports suspension upgrades.

Tucker
05-27-2008, 09:58 AM
Does the track have food?

Jay

NJ2000R
05-27-2008, 10:15 AM
The most recent issue of Mustang Enthusiast July, 2008, features SCMC member John Pearson's 2006 Mustang GT getting Maximum Motorsports suspension upgrades. very cool! :thumbsup:

NJ2000R
05-27-2008, 10:17 AM
Does the track have food?

Jay yes they do, good food! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
05-27-2008, 10:57 AM
Thank you for coming out to the 15th Anniversary Celebration of the SVT Cobra. For those of you that have registered, you should have received your event pass via Internet. Print as many passes as you like for friends and family. If you register on Thursday night you will receive a "hard copy" of the pass in your event packet, if you are coming in on Friday then this pass will help you get into the gate without a problem of paying a spectator fee.

Registration for the event begins on Thursday night at 5:00 p.m. and finishes at around 8:00 p.m. During that time your vehicle will be teched "at the track". Getting your car ready for Friday is extremely important as we do not want to lose valuable track time on the full course. If you are coming in on Friday morning, we will do everything we can to get you out on the track on time but we cannot give you any guarantees.

Please note that on Saturday/Sunday we will be located on the south course so if you want to set up there when you first get there, that will be fine. Your car will be teched on the "north" course on Friday and the "south" course on Saturday/Sunday.

The Saturday car show will be at the Pavilion area where both the SCMC and Team Shelby trailers will be set up for registration and display all weekend.

The Saturday night banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m., there will be a "cash bar" set up for anyone who wants to enjoy a beverage before the meal. The cash bar opens at 5:45 p.m. and dinner will be served around 6:30 p.m. or so.

You will receive one more e-mail with the final event schedule no later than tomorrow. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me or any of the event organizers below:

Car Show - Allan Scott rfcobra@triad.rr.com, Burke Dawson - bdbadcobra@hotmail.com
Dave Stanfield - des1014x@yahoo.com
Track - Rick McNutt - hazman97@comcast.net, Tony Sorrentino tony@svtcobraclub.com

Thanks,

Tony Sorrentino
Tony@SVTCobraClub.com
SVT Cobra Mustang Club
www.SVTCobraClub.com
SCMC Hotline: (803) 371-0725
SVT - The passion never dies!

DayZee469
05-27-2008, 11:39 PM
It's getting closer!!! Weather is looking pretty good!!! :bounce:

sstecker
05-28-2008, 12:56 PM
bmw not making it :(

showing up with the reliable dodge neon.

http://www.europrints.us/08vir03/TT/57/_11x6129_std.jpg

with nascar air dam/splitter hehe
http://www.europrints.us/08vir03/hpde3/57/_11x2331_std.jpg

03-246
05-28-2008, 04:18 PM
Does anyone have a schedule for the VIR weekend?

Yeller'
05-28-2008, 04:35 PM
Does anyone have a schedule for the VIR weekend?

Must... Resist... Trash talk...
Screw it, I lack the willpower this close to such an awesome track weekend.

Tentative Schedule

Friday: Recieve point-by from Tony S. :spanked:
Saturday: Recieve point-by from Hazman. :spanked:
Sunday: Recieve point-by from SVTMadman :spanked:

Let the trash talking begin !!!

:bump:

STACYSTANGZ
05-28-2008, 04:51 PM
Ill be taggin along, maybe next time Ill bring the stang.. Cant wait to see u all, I havent been to a VIR function yet! :bounce:

cobrabitn
05-28-2008, 06:27 PM
Here's the Event schedule:

Thursday: Meet and Greet at track - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Tech)
Friday: On Track - 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Track goes hot at 8:30 a.m.)
Saturday: On Track 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: SVT, Shelby, Mustang, and Ford Show 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 15th Anniversary Banquet (Cash bar opens at 5:45 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.)
Sunday: On Track 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Event ends at 5:30 p.m. - gate closes at 7:00 p.m.

Teal Terminator
05-28-2008, 09:01 PM
I don't know just yet if I can make it for sure but if I can will I still be able to register for the car show / parade laps the day of? Where should I do this and what is the latest time to register (and/or to make the parade laps)?

Thanks for any info,
Ryan

RF Cobra
05-28-2008, 09:48 PM
Yes, you can register for the car show on Saturday. You will be able to pay and register at the show (located at the pavillion area). Parade laps are at noon. You will need to be at the show by 11 am at the latest to give you time to register and get your pass to go on track if you want to do the parade laps. To prevent a rush and chaos, parade lap passes will not be issued after 11:30.



I don't know just yet if I can make it for sure but if I can will I still be able to register for the car show / parade laps the day of? Where should I do this and what is the latest time to register (and/or to make the parade laps)?


Thanks for any info,
Ryan

puzzle13
05-28-2008, 10:14 PM
Slow Red Cobras with #01 on them should just stay to the right with the driver's arm out the window giving a continuous point by!:D

Must... Resist... Trash talk...
Screw it, I lack the willpower this close to such an awesome track weekend.

Tentative Schedule

Friday: Recieve point-by from Tony S. :spanked:
Saturday: Recieve point-by from Hazman. :spanked:
Sunday: Recieve point-by from SVTMadman :spanked:

Let the trash talking begin !!!

:bump:

nckissfan
05-28-2008, 10:21 PM
hey, some bum with a green convertible is looking for rides around the track, to help balance your car, on saturday;)

Yeller'
05-29-2008, 08:38 AM
Slow Red Cobras with #01 on them should just stay to the right with the driver's arm out the window giving a continuous point by!:D

That's the spirit! :side:
Leaving at noon, see you guys there! :)

AlohaC5
05-30-2008, 12:13 AM
Looking forward to the first session in the morning! Just completed two days of VIR full course with THSCC - had fun running with the Mustangs in Red Group. :thumbsup:

Day #1: Sunny, warm and dry - great track conditions on the Full Course. Running in "A" Group and took a couple sessions with the "B" Group. Lots of fast cars and skilled drivers - made for an enjoyable day. I managed to keep up ;) Day #2 is on the South Course. Good to see American muscle (Ford and Chevy) keeping the Porsches in check! Dinner and drinks at the Plantation Inn at the track was a lot of fun. :cheers:

Day #2: Sunny, warmer and dry - another great day to run on the South Course. Well...the rain came through after some sun and got the track nice and wet for the first session (Hossiers + Wet = Dancing) - good car control exercise! The clouds quickly blew through, sun came back and track quickly dried for a perfect 2nd session. :D

Tucker
06-02-2008, 05:19 PM
I had the time of my life at the event. This was my first time on the track EVER and boy I understand why you all say it's a MUST. :thumbsup:

I trailered in a 08 GT500 and trailered out a beat up wore out 08 GT500.
Nothing some new pad, rotors, brake fluid, oil, rear lower control arm bushings a bath and new underwear (for me) can't fix.
And I tell you what I'll do it again in a heart beat.:rotf:

Tony, thank you for putting on such a great event. Also, thanks and sorry to all 5 instructors I had.;)
1 left due to broken cars(GREAT GUY!!)
1 told to leave
1 never seen
1 only lasted 3 laps and got out:eek: J/K Gary :cool:
last 1 was great and gave me a ride in his 2000 Cobra R :D :D :D :D

I learned so much about the car, me and driving. To be able to have my first at VIR is just awesome.
Loved it!

Thanks again

Jay

95SVTCobraVA
06-02-2008, 09:43 PM
I had a great time Tony and everyone else who put on the event! I look forward to the next one. :thumbsup:

97whitevert
06-02-2008, 10:27 PM
.....

Yes indeed folks, pigs DO fly!!! :thumbsup: :bounce: :rotf:



http://www.trackdawgz.com/images/t3sm.jpg
Yes indeed they do!! :thumbsup::bounce:





and the svo is still slow-- but can eat snake in the turns!:rotf::rotf:

RF Cobra
06-02-2008, 11:12 PM
Apparently likes to eat dirt too! ;) :D

Taking short cuts doesn't count!


the svo is still slow-- but can eat snake in the turns!:rotf::rotf:

SVO Ryan
06-03-2008, 12:32 AM
Maybe Bruce said point the car at that cone...she is pointed straight at a cone!

Anyways, great event. It was my first 'real' event. Good times. Its true to that everyone is out there to help. When the SVO started smoking (the first time) on Sunday I had a few people come up and ask the newb if he needed anything. Great stuff and looking forward to doing it again with you guys.....but not in Houston! :bounce:

cobrabitn
06-03-2008, 01:38 AM
I remember that..........wasn't that like the first lap of the first session? :rotf:

ac427cobra
06-03-2008, 02:59 AM
Apparently likes to eat dirt too! ;) :D

Taking short cuts doesn't count!

I once saw Alex Zenardi do this, so I told Lisa; "Take the short cut to get around these guys"!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:


Great job Lisa! :thumbsup: Sorry the Ted Schwartz "Anti-Gravity" device has worn off on me as well!?!?! :rotf: :rotf:

97whitevert
06-03-2008, 07:45 PM
Apparently likes to eat dirt too! ;) :D

Taking short cuts doesn't count!


COOL!!!!!!
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: did you get this?? I really am glad :bounce: We were both cracking up about it! oops, too fast there :rotf:

97whitevert
06-03-2008, 07:51 PM
I once saw Alex Zenardi do this, so I told Lisa; "Take the short cut to get around these guys"!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:


Great job Lisa! :thumbsup: Sorry the Ted Schwartz "Anti-Gravity" device has worn off on me as well!?!?! :rotf: :rotf:

The shortcut worked! :thumbsup: :rotf: Not my first off, and probably not my last either! And I had seen Boris Said do the same thing at VIR, so if he could do it, so could I! (and he came back and won the race!)

Thanks Bruce! If I am going to haul your arse around, I got to get you to pedal harder :D Had a blast!

BTTBSS
06-03-2008, 09:39 PM
A very heart felt thank you to Tony, Rick and all the folks who gave us a fantastic week-end at VIR. You guys are a class act. :thumbsup: I drove old Two Tons of Fun into the ground. As in 230 miles on track. Had two very good instructors, and I learned a lot about late apex turns. Seems like I've been turning in waay before the "Oh my god we're gonna die point" you are supposed to use. Late afternoon Sunday was incredible. I ran until my brakes were smoking with zero point byes. Of course after about 10 minutes I noticed that the Impala was the ONLY car on the track and I really do appreciate the Chevy only session Tony.:)

Now if I can just convince the wife that the beach on lake Michigan is better than the beach in Florida.

BTTBSS

snakbitn
06-03-2008, 09:44 PM
That was my first time at VIR and had a blast.Cant wait to go back.It would be great to go there twice ayear.:bounce: :bounce:

FST ORNG
06-03-2008, 10:36 PM
Tony we had a member ride up to VIR from Highpoint only to be told that they would have to pay $20 each for both there children that are 2 years old and 6 months? Was that what they were charging even for the young ones? He turned around and drove back home after the guy at the gate told him that.

cobrabitn
06-03-2008, 10:51 PM
Thanks for sharing that with me Mark. If the member showed his membership card then he would have been waved right through. Did he show his card? (You didn't enter the car show, how did you get in?) A simple phone call would have taken care of this and my number is always open, 803.371.0725.

If you send me his name I will send him an apology for the misunderstanding. No the "spectator" fee does not apply to members. If you go and look at page one when the very first post was made, it said SCMC members are exempt.

The front gate was told to give people the "benefit of the doubt" and let them in to the show area no matter what. You can e-mail me the person's name at tony@svtcobraclub.com. I'm sure it was a misunderstanding as this is the first I heard of this, thanks.

BudMan
06-03-2008, 11:40 PM
Tony, you guys done good again. :thumbsup: Had a ball and doing the full track was the only way to go....if you can't get it again next year then at least go for the North Course. Thanks again for getting the event together...Friday the 30th was my birthday :bounce: (now I'm really an "old fart") and I don't think I could have done anything better to celebrate it!!!!! I attended the first race back in '57 at VIR and never would I have dreamed I would one day do what I did Friday...run around VIR kind of like those guys did 51 years ago....a dream come true. Great job!!!!!

RF Cobra
06-03-2008, 11:42 PM
I was on track too when it happened but Leah was taking pictures for me.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y233/RFCobra/VIR%202008/DSC_7620.jpg http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y233/RFCobra/VIR%202008/DSC_7621.jpg http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y233/RFCobra/VIR%202008/DSC_7622.jpg http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y233/RFCobra/VIR%202008/DSC_7623.jpg

COOL!!!!!!
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: did you get this?? I really am glad :bounce: We were both cracking up about it! oops, too fast there :rotf:

FST ORNG
06-04-2008, 08:21 AM
Thanks for sharing that with me Mark. If the member showed his membership card then he would have been waved right through. Did he show his card? (You didn't enter the car show, how did you get in?) A simple phone call would have taken care of this and my number is always open, 803.371.0725.

If you send me his name I will send him an apology for the misunderstanding. No the "spectator" fee does not apply to members. If you go and look at page one when the very first post was made, it said SCMC members are exempt.

The front gate was told to give people the "benefit of the doubt" and let them in to the show area no matter what. You can e-mail me the person's name at tony@svtcobraclub.com. I'm sure it was a misunderstanding as this is the first I heard of this, thanks.
He is NOT a member but probably could have been, he wasn't complaining about the $20 for him or his wife he was pissed that they wanted $20 for each of his kids that are clearly well underage ( 5 years and 6 months ) as well as he should be. It's water under the bridge I just wanted to ask that for him so I could explain it to him. He is new to our club and just didnt fully understand thats all. Thanks for the great show I had a good time even thought the rain really just flat out pissed me off but oh well $hit happens. I did get some killer pics from the 12 o'clock track time.

Yeller'
06-04-2008, 09:31 AM
Hey guys, there is a whole buttload of pics that the Knoxville crew took. Here is the link.. http://www.highperformancetoys.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14074

Good job Tony and Rick, outstanding event. Let me know if you need an extra instructor for any future events.

Pete S.
06-04-2008, 10:10 AM
I feel I must comment on the spectacular 3 day weekend I had at VIR with the SVT Cobra Mustang group, and others. Tony crossed onto the fordgtforum a while back spreading the word with complete details and a pleasant invititation to any interested. I don't know why more Ford GT's didn't sign on. . .

Woodard was my Friday instructor on the full course but he had little time to teach me as heat-aggrevated motion sickness; or something similar; limited me to only one full track session. Still, I used his advice the following two days: paraphrasing 'Only brake when the wheels are straight'.

Saturday morning found me better prepared, Dramamine early, new instructor Rich, and a slightly slower track. I think Rich hoped for a quicker learning curve on my part as all day long "EVERYTHING" passed me. Sometimes, twice in a single session. That being said, I had a blast, and did start remembering the corners. Couldn't quite fit the dyno pull in between the track sessions, meetings, and food.

Sunday morning, on the advice from Ryan and others, I spent time with Bruce discussing tire pressures and based on what we observed in tire wear, we knocked the pressures down to about 29. Then there was the little time spent on the North Track parking area assisting Gary with front brake pad replacement. Durring my second track session of the day, and final for my weekend, I finally began feeling comfortable and pushing it a bit in the corners and on the straight(s).

What a blast, the entire weekend.

Though almost all names have escaped me (old age), I had a great time with those from my native Massachusetts, Detroit area, Austin, Fairfax, North and South Carolina, Maryland, New Jersey, Nahville and Ontario and look forward to seeing you again at another event.

Also a thanks go out the the VIR events and staff folks, photographers and food prep areas, and everyone who had anything to do with making this possible. Everything was first class.

Pete S.

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NJ2000R
06-04-2008, 11:18 AM
Good job Tony and Rick, outstanding event.

^^^^^ ditto! :thumbsup: thanks again guys! :thumbsup:

and thanks for sharing the pics! :cool:

kukri
06-04-2008, 01:40 PM
Does anyone remember the website to the company that took pictures there all 3 days?

Fun event, until rings got destroyed :(

97whitevert
06-04-2008, 07:39 PM
I believe this is the website: http://www.fandsenterprises.com/ unless it has changed :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
06-04-2008, 10:56 PM
Mark,

I think there was a misunderstanding and they should not have charged for the kids, our events are children ages 12 and under are free. I was going by the fact you said that he was a member and I researched the club mail where on May 15 I told every club member to bring a membership card with them to get free access. This is something we will correct for next year and I am still willing to send an apology to that individual for the mix up.

Thanks,

Tony

cobrabitn
06-04-2008, 11:07 PM
While I would like to take a lot of the credit :) , I have to put it where it is well deserved.

Burke Dawson and Lauren put all of the packets together. Getting the numbers late really hurt us on Thursday/Friday morning but Burke made it happen on Friday morning. So a big thanks to Burke and Lauren!

Rick McNutt was extremely instrumental in the success of the on track portion along with Garry Talbert and Scott Whitehead. Thank you Rick!!!! :)

Special thanks to Allan and Leah Scott for assisting with the show and taking pictures. Also thanks to Mike Boyle and Dave Stanfield as they helped with the logistics on Saturday during the show.

Thanks to all of the instructors who helped make the event run smoothly, this includes Bruce Cameron. :rotf:

Thanks to the sponsors, JLT Cold Air and Asbestco, as they helped with the financial success of the event.

Thanks to Time Out Sportswear for those awesome 15th Anniversary jackets we "gave away" at the banquet.

Thanks to David Vizard for giving us a great topic of discussion at the Saturday night banquet.

Thanks to Jason of "Mustang Enthusiast" for going out and doing the event coverage.

Thanks to Pro-Dyno for coming a couple of hundred miles to set up and provide the participants an opportunity to get their cars tuned.

Thanks to Team Shelby for coming out and supporting the event with their presence and their free banquet "give aways". That was very gracious of Sharon, Dale, Robert, and Don.

Thanks to the top notch staff at VIR and thanks for giving us the opportunity to come out and enjoy your track.

Thanks to my wife who really puts up with a lot, doesn't complain to anyone, and helps me day in and day out, 365 days a year.

Thanks to all of the participants and anyone I may have missed as the success of the event was due to all of you!!

FST ORNG
06-04-2008, 11:32 PM
No need Tony I will pass it along to him . Thanks for the answers though. Great show :thumbsup:

RF Cobra
06-05-2008, 12:06 AM
Thanks Tony for putting together another great event. I can't begin to describe how much I enjoyed being on track Friday and Sunday and how much fun it was! :D

Guess it's time for us to catch our breath and get going with getting ready for the next event.

The car show was great Saturday and I want to thank everyone that participated in the show. Also, thanks to Burke, Dave, Mike and Tina for helping out with the show as well as Team Shelby for their help with judging.

johnbasf
06-06-2008, 09:58 AM
I know you people have in-car videos. Go to the "autocross" section and post 'em up.

97whitevert
06-06-2008, 06:37 PM
I know you people have in-car videos. Go to the "autocross" section and post 'em up.sorry- none of me doing some agricultural racing :D you'd been proud of me!:rotf::rotf::rotf:


missed ya being there!:(

AlohaC5
06-06-2008, 11:32 PM
I know you people have in-car videos. Go to the "autocross" section and post 'em up.
I've got some, but not sure you want me to post them ;) I had a great time running with you guys - thanks for extending your hospitality to a Corvette "pilot". :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
06-07-2008, 12:19 AM
We're glad you came out to the event. Here's to a bigger and better one next year! :cheers:

I have lots of photos but like Rick and Burke, I have been wasted all week and am still trying to recuperate from the weekend. :D

SVTMADMAN
06-08-2008, 08:42 AM
Tony, Rick, and crew, thanks for the opportunity to run VIR, i hate it was for only half a day on friday (medical emergency back home) but the smile was with me for days. As always (and ive told several people this) SVTCC has the nicest people and have alot of fun....even though i drive a slow vette.

See you on the next point by:thumbsup:

Shawn

antivnm
06-09-2008, 10:59 PM
sorry its taken this long to reply. the 1st few days i got back from the event i couldnt get on the site.

many thanks to everyone involved in getting this event together. i am sure there are many that i/we didnt even know about. as tony has mentioned.

what a great time. it was well worth the 5.5-6.0 hour drive from knoxville tennessee. on top of that i didnt even have to drive :cool: ;) . made a deal with rick(thanks again) to get my car trailered there and rode with a buddy up there to help keep him company also.

our crew had some problems. svtmadman(the red z06 w/black back end), cmac(the 3rd gen black camaro convertable). and i had some issues of my own. that turned out to not be a problem.

me and cmac had a lot of fun pacing each other out there. but by far the most fun(which i would have never guessed) was the 1st session out saturday morning. WWOOOOOOHHOOOOOOO! the RAIN is a blast. up to this point, i had always been concerned about what the weather may bring to one of these events. now........who cares......its all a ball. :thumbsup: :bounce:

again, big thanks to svt cobra club. VIR. and our buddy kase hanging out with us all weekend and taking some great pictures.

c-ya then,
ben

sstecker
06-23-2008, 04:14 PM
just wanted to chime in and say thanks for a great event! unfortunately a leaking radiator stopped me short sunday. i must remember to not make unnecessary changes at the track :(

during the removal of the thermostat (just gutted the spring/plate) i broke the head off the radiator drain plug... and it was leaking a little. had some antifreeze in there so day was over. the neon would run a little hot near halfway thru a session and ecu would retard ignition. thought if i could drain fluid/replace with water and gut thermostat id be running cool :cool: well i was running home early.

was great finally getting the DA coil overs dialed in.

AlohaC5
06-25-2008, 07:56 PM
I haven't seen any in-car videos posted yet - so lets go for a cruise around the South Course - VIDEO (http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=36978303) :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
06-25-2008, 09:40 PM
That was very good video. We have some video but it is currently in transit from WI to TX for Firme to put up on the site. I got to thinking about the north vs south course and although the north course is longer, I'm guessing the south would be more fun and less brake intensive. :scratch:

AlohaC5
06-25-2008, 10:01 PM
That was very good video. We have some video but it is currently in transit from WI to TX for Firme to put up on the site. I got to thinking about the north vs south course and although the north course is longer, I'm guessing the south would be more fun and less brake intensive. :scratch:In my opinion, North Course vs. South Course - I would pick the North Course because I think its a greater overall challenge (NASCAR bend, blind uphill esses, roller coaster, hogspen - its all good!) and is easier to build a "rhythm" for the track.:thumbsup: The South Course doesn't allow you to build the type of speed you need to really enjoy the uphill esses into T10 - and it cuts the back straight in half; however, I do like the bit@h and spiral. :cool:

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TheSandman
06-26-2008, 01:24 AM
I would rather run north course.:thumbsup: It is longer.:eek: Doesn't wear brakes as bad as south.

95SVTCobraVA
07-03-2008, 12:46 AM
Here are some pics from the Car Show :thumbsup:

http://www.centralvamustang.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=10687&g2_page=1

cobrabitn
07-03-2008, 12:54 AM
Thanks Tony!! Now that the newsletter is finished, I can post some of the other photos I have on the CD from F and S!! :thumbsup:

johnbasf
07-14-2008, 06:32 AM
http://www.performanceautosport.com/ a little PR :thumbsup:

NJ2000R
07-14-2008, 08:13 AM
http://www.performanceautosport.com/ a little PR :thumbsup: hey john, what did you have done there? they rebuilt my 93R from the ground-up :thumbsup:

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/419957/fullsize/06trf.jpg

johnbasf
07-14-2008, 02:10 PM
Nothing Ken, I was just showing the "club" mention. Don R. is a very talented mechanic. :thumbsup:

95SVTCobraVA
07-14-2008, 05:48 PM
http://www.performanceautosport.com/ a little PR :thumbsup:

PAS had their "Open House" this past Saturday. It was a good turnout and a fun day to catch up with old friends and make a few new ones :thumbsup:

NJ2000R
07-14-2008, 10:32 PM
Don R. is a very talented mechanic. :thumbsup: yes he is! :thumbsup:

ac427cobra
07-15-2008, 01:30 AM
hey john, what did you have done there? they rebuilt my 93R from the ground-up :thumbsup:

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/419957/fullsize/06trf.jpg

Is that the car coming to Gingy in Sept?!?! :cool:

NJ2000R
07-15-2008, 09:32 AM
Is that the car coming to Gingy in Sept?!?! :cool: if the planets align between now and then, yes!

I need to get it on track at least 1 day close to home to break it in, then if all goes well, it'll be heading to gingerman :thumbsup:

antivnm
08-11-2008, 02:56 AM
kind of old news but i finally got the video complete that i had been working on from this event. its in the pics and video section. hope you all like it.

ben