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cobrabitn
12-16-2002, 01:48 PM
The SCMC will be having and open track event at Gingerman Raceway. this track is a very user friendly facility and has a minimum number of barriers to hit if you go off the track.

The dates are September 20-21, 2003. If you plan to attend this event, please post here.

For more information, watch the details coming out on the website at www.svtcobraclub.com.mainpage.html . Or contact Dean at dean99@maplenet.net

NJ2000R
12-17-2002, 02:28 PM
count us in! :thumbsup:

redsnake99
12-17-2002, 04:31 PM
I'm counting on coming. I like to play with 2000 R's.



:bounce: :bounce:

tgentry
12-17-2002, 04:56 PM
Helen Wheels likes red Cobras. They taste like chicken! :burnout:

We'll be there. How many mystics can we forget to take a picture of this year? :rotf:

NJ2000R
12-17-2002, 06:00 PM
Originally posted by redsnake99
I'm counting on coming. I like to play with 2000 R's.
:bounce: :bounce:

yep, we sure had fun at mam! :thumbsup: :D

NJ2000R
12-17-2002, 06:02 PM
Originally posted by tgentry
Helen Wheels likes red Cobras. They taste like chicken! :burnout:

We'll be there. How many mystics can we forget to take a picture of this year? :rotf:

yep, there were what, maybe 6 at gingerman last year?

We need Tony there to coordinate the photo groups! :D

bolt-on
12-19-2002, 12:30 PM
We will be there. Tony forgot to mention that South Haven is a very nice resort town on Lake Michigan for those that are not interested in spending every waking moment at the track.

cobrabitn
12-19-2002, 01:21 PM
Thanks bolt-on, You're right! ;)

smashedheadcat
12-19-2002, 08:10 PM
I'm gonna say that i can't make this one. Heck, everytime I say i'll probably be able to make an event, my car breaks, and breaks bad. :(

tydlwavs
12-26-2002, 02:20 PM
I had hoped to attend last year, but I got nailed with nasty allergy attacks that morning:(

If I can get the car together I'd like to make the trip this year. I can post this on the Midwest Fords site as well. I know Doug from our club was there in his 99GT last year.

cobrabitn
12-26-2002, 02:33 PM
Our event is open to anyone, so just invite away..... ;)

ac427cobra
01-03-2003, 08:54 PM
Count me in!

I'm looking forward to experiencing Gingerman.

:D

cobrabitn
01-03-2003, 09:05 PM
Congrats on the 2000R purchase Bruce. I'm sure Ken will be there with his 2000R and maybe Brian will bring you a picture of his because I know he doesn't really have one... lol. ;)

ac427cobra
01-03-2003, 10:47 PM
Do you guys know if camping is allowed in the paddock area with a motorhome at Gingerman?

Just curious

Thanks

tgentry
01-03-2003, 11:32 PM
I believe Tom L. stayed in his rolling condo at GingerMan last year. With some luck we might be doing that soon as well.

ac427cobra
01-03-2003, 11:45 PM
T'would be sweet!!!

NJ2000R
01-04-2003, 08:17 PM
bruce, you'll love gingerman! it was my 1st on-track ever, last june with the club....now I'm a totally hooked track junkie.....and karen sorta likes it too, i think....so much, we just bought a 95 vert ;)

we'll be there hook or crook! :thumbsup:

ps: yes, last year tom l stayed on premise....

98RSNK
01-09-2003, 05:15 PM
I'll be back! Great track, great people.

drudis
01-14-2003, 03:05 PM
COUNT ME IN!!!

Photos from the GingerMan 2001 event:
http://www.dariusrudis.com/saacmcr/svt2001/

2many
01-14-2003, 07:14 PM
I'll be there, I just hope my motor holds out this year!



96 Mystic (now with modular 5.0)

winddysvt
01-14-2003, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by ac427cobra
T'would be sweet!!!

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Bruce -

were coming to --

since you have to drive down our way maybe we could meet up with you somewhere and make a little caravan?

We will be bringing our '99

Cool, another Cobra R to play with....

(I've been taking lessons from Dave...):rolleyes:

ac427cobra
01-14-2003, 10:55 PM
Originally posted by winddysvt
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Bruce -

were coming to --

since you have to drive down our way maybe we could meet up with you somewhere and make a little caravan?

We will be bringing our '99

Cool, another Cobra R to play with....

(I've been taking lessons from Dave...):rolleyes:

Bonny:

I'd love to hook up with you guys. We can stay in touch and plan it out once we get a little closer.

You'll have to be patient with me though. I'll most likely pull the trailer with my Blue Bird and just stay right at the track. That thing only has a 8.3 Turbo'd 300 HP Cummins in it, so the go may be a little on the slow side. I have to wait till I hit the lottery to get my 500 HP Detroit Series 60 :thumbsup:

I'll be in touch!

Black Horse
02-03-2003, 09:36 AM
I'm in!

Land Shark
02-06-2003, 04:56 PM
I might want to attend. Can anyone update me on cost and rules? Will be in the area for the fresh water salmon runs.

Thanks

NJ2000R
02-06-2003, 07:25 PM
Originally posted by Land Shark
I might want to attend. Can anyone update me on cost and rules? Will be in the area for the fresh water salmon runs.

Thanks So far the cost and the rules have been pretty much the same for the SCMC events that I've been to....look at the upcoming CMP rules, as the gingerman event probably hasnt been posted yet....all from the main page....

winddysvt
02-07-2003, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by Land Shark
I might want to attend. Can anyone update me on cost and rules? Will be in the area for the fresh water salmon runs.

Thanks


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you will love it !!

we have a blast !!

:bounce:

winddysvt
02-07-2003, 12:26 PM
Originally posted by Black Horse
I'm in!

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I am so,
so glad that you are coming Dave!!

:)

95Cobra
02-09-2003, 11:37 AM
Should be a sweet time! Can't wait.
I'm in the middle of tearing down my 302 for a cam swap.Where better to try out the new power!
Mark

JT COBRA
02-22-2003, 01:50 PM
too close not too come even though

i like the 1/4 mile maybe i can be converted

cant wait

JEFF

redsnake99
02-22-2003, 10:32 PM
I'd love to come to the Gingerman event this year. Is there any guarantee of NO SNOW or SLEET in September?

Too much rain for me to run at VIR today. Better day coming Sunday. Jimmy Bost, Dave Phillips, Bryan Shugg also there.
:D

Dean95CobraR
02-23-2003, 09:02 AM
Originally posted by JT COBRA
too close not too come even though

i like the 1/4 mile maybe i can be converted

cant wait

JEFF

Believe me, you will think differently about the drag strip. It's like comparing skiing in Michigan to skiiing in Colorado. You're just starting to have fun then it's all over. In open tracking, the fun lasts 20 minutes. :D

Dean95CobraR
02-23-2003, 09:04 AM
Originally posted by redsnake99
I'd love to come to the Gingerman event this year. Is there any guarantee of NO SNOW or SLEET in September?

Too much rain for me to run at VIR today. Better day coming Sunday. Jimmy Bost, Dave Phillips, Bryan Shugg also there.
:D


Dave,
I really hope you get to come. I've lived up here my entire life and I've can never remember having snow in September. It's usually the time of year that has finally cooled down a little and a lot less humidity.:thumbsup:

Land Shark
02-23-2003, 01:37 PM
Late sept is a little early for snow or sleet in that area, although not impossible. When I used to live in Kalamazoo, it would usually wait until mid October before dropping the white stuff.

winddysvt
02-25-2003, 04:09 PM
Originally posted by redsnake99
I'd love to come to the Gingerman event this year. Is there any guarantee of NO SNOW or SLEET in September?

Too much rain for me to run at VIR today. Better day coming Sunday. Jimmy Bost, Dave Phillips, Bryan Shugg also there.
:D
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there really shouldn't be any snow or sleet in September --

September is a beautiful month to visit Michigan !!

that would be cool if you could come Dave !!:thumbsup: :bounce:

ac427cobra
03-07-2003, 06:08 PM
Well, I just received some information that will not allow me to make the SCMC Gingerman event on September 20th!:(

My absolute best friend's daughter is getting married on that day and there is no way possible I can miss that.

I also think it would be a stretch to think that I could make the event for Sunday only. It's a bummer and I was really looking forward to seeing everyone at this event and running on this track.

I do belong to another Group, Great Lakes Sport Car Club, that will be doing an event at Gingerman with the Midwest Council of the SCCA. But that is supposed to be an Auto Cross which I don't think would be quite as much fun as an open SCMC track event.

So, hopefully I can make one of the other SCMC events around the Midwest area.

You all have fun though and be safe there!

Big Daddy
03-08-2003, 12:44 AM
Originally posted by ac427cobra
Well, I just received some information that will not allow me to make the SCMC Gingerman event on September 20th!:(

My absolute best friend's daughter is getting married on that day and there is no way possible I can miss that.

I also think it would be a stretch to think that I could make the event for Sunday only. It's a bummer and I was really looking forward to seeing everyone at this event and running on this track.

I do belong to another Group, Great Lakes Sport Car Club, that will be doing an event at Gingerman with the Midwest Council of the SCCA. But that is supposed to be an Auto Cross which I don't think would be quite as much fun as an open SCMC track event.

So, hopefully I can make one of the other SCMC events around the Midwest area.

You all have fun though and be safe there!

Hey Bruce they could have the wedding and reception at the track! Just think of the fun they could have! :D :thumbsup: :rotf: :rotf:

NJ2000R
03-08-2003, 07:42 AM
:rotf: :rotf: good idea!!! :thumbsup:

bruce, are you going to the ford 100th? I'm hoping to get a day or 2 of track time in while out for the 100th events....

ac427cobra
03-10-2003, 12:01 AM
Originally posted by NJ2000R
:rotf: :rotf: good idea!!! :thumbsup:

bruce, are you going to the ford 100th? I'm hoping to get a day or 2 of track time in while out for the 100th events....

Last I heard, nobody could confirm for me that there was going to be a track event in conjunction with the 100th. It appears that it is the week of Father's Day which means I wouldn't be able to make it because on my annual pilgrimage to the infield of M.I.S. for the Nascar Winston Cup event on the 15th of June.

Is there a track event for sure? Is it at Gingerman? What is the date?

Thanks,

:thumbsup:

drudis
03-10-2003, 09:47 AM
I contacted someone who first "suggested it"...
We'll wait for their reply.

winddysvt
03-10-2003, 11:55 AM
Originally posted by Big Daddy
Hey Bruce they could have the wedding and reception at the track! Just think of the fun they could have! :D :thumbsup: :rotf: :rotf:


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trust BD to come up with the solution !! :thumbsup:
:bounce:

vrtical
05-01-2003, 01:03 PM
I am in! had the most fun at last years event!

Keep me up to date.

vrtical182@hotmail.com

winddysvt
05-01-2003, 01:13 PM
Dean --

Do you have the link for the entry forms for Gingerman?

I emailed you a couple of times but your probably as busy if not busier than I am....

:jawdrop:

let me know, we need to ge them in....

:thumbsup: :bounce:

drudis
05-01-2003, 01:15 PM
The way I understand it
June 11 - 12, for the "advanced" and "experienced" drivers at GingerMan...

June 12 - 13, for the "novices" and an "introduction to performance driving" at Waterford Hills...


I havnt decided where I wanna help out with instructing, one of each or both at GingerMan...
Then bring the car to "work" the next day, and park it as a registered display vehicle for the 100th celebration (all dirty and dusty from opentracking) :D

tydlwavs
05-02-2003, 03:50 AM
Due to the sale of the daily driver I should be there this year. Vrtical...can we link to this via MWF's?

cobrabitn
05-02-2003, 07:40 AM
I think you guys are mixing these threads. Please keep the subject on the Gingerman event in September on the 20-21, 2003 and post a new one for the Ford 100th's event. Thanks a bunch! ;)

Dean95CobraR
05-04-2003, 12:20 PM
Originally posted by winddysvt
Dean --

Do you have the link for the entry forms for Gingerman?

I emailed you a couple of times but your probably as busy if not busier than I am....

:jawdrop:

let me know, we need to ge them in....

:thumbsup: :bounce:


Sorry Bonny,
Yes, I have been really busy with the car. After the May 10th and 11th AI race, I will be able to get the registration forms done. Tony and I have a few things to discuss before I complete them.

oops, maybe I shouldn't have mentioned American Iron in this thread. :rolleyes:

winddysvt
05-05-2003, 01:49 PM
Originally posted by Dean95CobraR
oops, maybe I shouldn't have mentioned American Iron in this thread. :rolleyes:



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:confused:

STU
06-18-2003, 06:31 PM
Any of you attending the Gingerman event also like riding bicycles? There is a great State Park trail that runs from Kalamazoo to South Haven. It is called the KalHaven trail. I think it runs by pretty close to the track at the South Haven end. It is an old rail road bed that was converted into a nice trail. Very smooth hard pack cinder surface. 33 miles from South Haven to Kalamazoo and about 70 if you did it round trip. Might be fun to come a day early and ride the trail. http://www.great-trails.com/Kal-Haven.shtml

tgentry
06-19-2003, 08:50 AM
Stu, I bicycle a lot but I don't usually have any time to spare during track weekends.

I keep missing the Victor Ford Show because of RAGBRAI. (www.ragbrai.org)

Cobra-R
06-19-2003, 01:43 PM
Originally posted by tgentry
Stu, I bicycle a lot but I don't usually have any time to spare during track weekends.

I keep missing the Victor Ford Show because of RAGBRAI. (www.ragbrai.org)

Tom,
Combine the two sports. Ride your bike around Gingerman..........we promise to swerve around you when we pass..........maybe :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ;) ;)

97whitevert
06-19-2003, 05:10 PM
poor brian- he will have to be giving tom the point by if that is the case!!:eek: :eek: :rotf: :rotf:

STU
06-19-2003, 07:05 PM
Originally posted by tgentry
Stu, I bicycle a lot but I don't usually have any time to spare during track weekends.

I keep missing the Victor Ford Show because of RAGBRAI. (www.ragbrai.org)

I knew it was a long shot but I thought I'd offer people more options to come this way.

STU
06-20-2003, 12:41 PM
Originally posted by tgentry
Stu, I bicycle a lot but I don't usually have any time to spare during track weekends.

I keep missing the Victor Ford Show because of RAGBRAI. (www.ragbrai.org)

Tom, do you do the full 450 miles?:eek:

Lisa, that was too easy...:rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

vrtical
06-28-2003, 12:49 AM
Count me in Dean!!! I will see if i can round up a few from www.midwestfords.org. see you at Victor car show!

email. vrtical182@hotmail.com

tgentry
06-28-2003, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by STU
Tom, do you do the full 450 miles?:eek:

Dave, it's 450 this year, but that's a fairly short year. For those who don't know, the route changes every year. Yes, I do every mile, and still manage to have plenty of fun off the bike too :thumbsup:

Just think "rolling Mardi-Gras" and you'll be close to the right picture.

Dean95CobraR
08-13-2003, 12:56 PM
OK people!

We need to get the registration forms rolling in.:cool:

NJ2000R
08-13-2003, 01:26 PM
will do....

wow, only 5 weeks away :eek:

how time flies.....:flash:

winddysvt
08-15-2003, 09:37 AM
Originally posted by Dean95CobraR
OK people!

We need to get the registration forms rolling in.:cool:

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you should be getting ours today Dean --

I had to wait for the money from Bully's sale......

:rolleyes:

do you have the contact information for the hotel?

winddysvt
08-15-2003, 09:43 AM
Originally posted by NJ2000R
will do....

wow, only 5 weeks away :eek:

how time flies.....:flash:

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yup -- it sure does!

I'm not sure if they will be done by Flash by then....
I'd hate to get it back and then take it directly on the track....

although Tim is going to drive it with Kenny and the guys down at Indy before we bring it back......

The incident itself had allot to do with our hood -- the Cervini's hood that still does not have the ram air effect -- I was feeling uneasy about the car for quite awhile -- but I couldn't quite pinpoint exactly what it was -- Tim felt the uneasiness in the car as well -- we blamed it on not having good enough tires..... what? the more I thought about that the more I realized that was bullcrap...... sorry... but I drove that car much harder last year at Gingerman and felt good in it!!!
Those tires were good then and they are good now --- I don't care what tires we would've had on it --

We were driving a hovercraft! :eek: :jawdrop:


Ram air kit is still not available...

so




BYE BYE HOOD!! :flash:


one great big expensive mistake....... we were told that ram air kit would be ready by spring.... yeah right.... that was an accident waiting to happen -- so if anyone else has that same hood -- BE CAREFUL -- you can't go high speeds without the car becoming a "hovercraft"........

:(

If we don't have Flash ready yet we will bring Miss T and Tom's SVT Contour --

winddysvt
08-15-2003, 09:57 AM
Originally posted by vrtical
Count me in Dean!!! I will see if i can round up a few from www.midwestfords.org. see you at Victor car show!

email. vrtical182@hotmail.com


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looking forward to meeting you Doug!

Hey,
do you wanna join up with some of us here in the Chicago area for a "caravan" ?

we usually leave early Friday -
around 10:00 a.m...

let me know!
:flash:

winddysvt
08-15-2003, 10:00 AM
I'm not sure if they will be done by Flash by then....
I'd hate to get it back and then take it directly on the track....

although Tim is going to drive it with Kenny and the guys down at Indy before we bring it back......

The incident itself had allot to do with our hood -- the Cervini's hood that still does not have the ram air effect -- I was feeling uneasy about the car for quite awhile -- but I couldn't quite pinpoint exactly what it was -- Tim felt the uneasiness in the car as well -- we blamed it on not having good enough tires..... what? the more I thought about that the more I realized that was bullcrap...... sorry... but I drove that car much harder last year at Gingerman and felt good in it!!!
Those tires were good then and they are good now --- I don't care what tires we would've had on it --

We were driving a hovercraft! :eek: :jawdrop:


Ram air kit is still not available...

so




BYE BYE HOOD!! :flash:


one great big expensive mistake....... we were told that ram air kit would be ready by spring.... yeah right.... that was an accident waiting to happen -- so if anyone else has that same hood -- BE CAREFUL -- you can't go high speeds without the car becoming a "hovercraft"........

:(

If we don't have Flash ready yet we will bring Miss T and Tom's SVT Contour --

winddysvt
08-15-2003, 10:18 AM
Originally posted by Dean95CobraR
OK people!

We need to get the registration forms rolling in.:cool:


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Dean --

I'll let you know what car or cars we will be bringing just before the event.

Do you need help?

Tim said he'd be glad to help with tech -- if you want us there early on Friday were there!

if by some miracle Tim's car is done by then, I am going to take it in beginning and take it very easy..... If the car's stability is back and I FEEL IT --- then if my instructor allows I will move up to intermediate. otherwise -- I'll be knitting in the trailer...

:rolleyes: :eek: (NOT)



:thumbsup:
:bounce:

Dean95CobraR
08-15-2003, 02:46 PM
Originally posted by winddysvt

do you have the contact information for the hotel?


All the hotel info is in the updated event packet that can be downloaded off the SCMC home page. I don't have the info handy here at work.

If anyone has any trouble reserving rooms, please let me know. dean99@maplenet.net

winddysvt
08-15-2003, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by Dean95CobraR
All the hotel info is in the updated event packet that can be downloaded off the SCMC home page. I don't have the info handy here at work.

If anyone has any trouble reserving rooms, please let me know. dean99@maplenet.net


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Dean --

the event packet still shows Hampton....

:(
:doubt:

tgentry
08-15-2003, 03:14 PM
It shows Lighthouse for me. Maybe you need to refresh???

winddysvt
08-16-2003, 11:50 AM
Originally posted by tgentry
It shows Lighthouse for me. Maybe you need to refresh???


ok --

I'll try again...

Hazman
08-25-2003, 06:58 AM
Hey Dean
Just checked out the event packet and on page three it says the host hotel is the Hampton, while on page 12 it says the Lighthouse is the host hotel. Based on the previous post the Lighthouse is the right one??????

Dean95CobraR
08-25-2003, 07:31 AM
Originally posted by Hazman
Hey Dean
Just checked out the event packet and on page three it says the host hotel is the Hampton, while on page 12 it says the Lighthouse is the host hotel. Based on the previous post the Lighthouse is the right one??????


Oops, must not have found all the references to last years motel. It is the Lighthouse. :)

cobrabitn
08-25-2003, 07:55 AM
Rick,

It's the Lighthouse Inn....

Tony

drudis
08-25-2003, 08:08 AM
I stay at "Rudis Motor Lodge".... :D

http://www.dariusrudis.com/mustang/2003_07_NASA_GingerMan/0269.jpg

NJ2000R
08-25-2003, 08:24 AM
oh well, I already made reservations....anyone else staying at the hampton besides me? :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

redsnake99
08-25-2003, 08:50 AM
I've already made reservations at the Hampton, also. But, I just switched to the Lighthouse Inn. Don't take it personally, Ken. Sounds like they still have room at Lighthouse.

:bounce:

cobrabitn
08-25-2003, 09:14 AM
Wow Darius.... aren't we looking chipper in the morning? :rotf:

Cobra-R
08-26-2003, 09:16 AM
Tony,
Are going to Gingerman this year?

winddysvt
08-26-2003, 09:44 AM
Originally posted by drudis
I stay at "Rudis Motor Lodge".... :D

http://www.dariusrudis.com/mustang/2003_07_NASA_GingerMan/0269.jpg

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hey ---

thats our goal !!

living luxuriously !!

looking forward to seeing all of you soon!

cobrabitn
08-26-2003, 11:56 AM
Brian,

I have to get out of the Carolinas at least once a year. My trip to Dearborn qualifies for that. Remember, I only get two weeks vacation so I have very little time. Not this year, but please by all means go and meet more SCMC members that will be attending this year. Gingerman is always a fun track and I still have a score to settle with a SLC if you know what I mean? :rotf:

Darius,

I hope you'll get some cool pictures for our website too. BTW, I have invited the SVT folks to come and join us so maybe they'll bring something special with them??

:thumbsup:

winddysvt
08-26-2003, 12:16 PM
thats ok Tony ---

you'll be with us in "spirit" ...

right?

:teleport: :angel:

winddysvt
09-11-2003, 04:56 PM
Let's get this thread going again quickly --

where is everyone staying?

winddysvt
09-11-2003, 05:05 PM
Originally posted by Dean95CobraR
All the hotel info is in the updated event packet that can be downloaded off the SCMC home page. I don't have the info handy here at work.

If anyone has any trouble reserving rooms, please let me know. dean99@maplenet.net

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we are coming on Friday afternoon --

we are bringing some new members with us that you'all will just love! Jim, Ann and

they have a little boy named Jacob (3 years old) and he's just adorable and fun to be with - he's gonna steal your heart like he stole ours...!

They have an '03 Cobra and Jacob is enthralled with it...

WE are bringing our 95 GT project car -----

and we are staying at the
Lighthouse Inn

Tim, Tom and I
and Nathan and Tammy will be coming on Saturday night

tgentry
09-11-2003, 05:36 PM
Cathy and I will be camping out at the track. We plan to arrive Friday afternoon.

See you all there!

Dean95CobraR
09-11-2003, 06:00 PM
Originally posted by winddysvt
and we are staying at the
Lighthouse Inn


That's where I'm staying too. :bounce:

winddysvt
09-12-2003, 09:11 AM
Originally posted by tgentry
Cathy and I will be camping out at the track. We plan to arrive Friday afternoon.

See you all there!

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Cathy?

Are we meeting someone new?


;)

Anyway -- yup - we'll see you there and we'll be looking forward to seeing everyone again.....:thumbsup: :bounce:

tgentry
09-12-2003, 09:40 AM
You caught me Bonny. Someone new and she loves Cobras.

Dean95CobraR
09-12-2003, 11:34 AM
Originally posted by tgentry
You caught me Bonny. Someone new and she loves Cobras.

Hmmm, you should have brought her to Road America. We could have broke her in like we did Suzy. :D

tgentry
09-12-2003, 11:55 AM
Dean, she was at RA with me in the spring. She loved the ride.

Now I have to teach her to drive a stick :eek:

Dean95CobraR
09-12-2003, 12:37 PM
Originally posted by tgentry
Now I have to teach her to drive a stick :eek:


Sorry to hear about your luck. -;) :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

Lumpydogs
09-13-2003, 09:24 PM
First Timer at Gingerman on Sat. the 20th. Hello, I'm Jeff (a.k.a. Lumpydog) and I'm looking forward to bringing my moderately modified '01 cobra to the track. I've only done oval tracks and never with my cobra. Bringing my friend with his Gen II Viper.

Hope to see & meet you all. :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
09-13-2003, 09:35 PM
Hope you enjoy it Lumpydog....try to stay away from the guy with the loaner Porsche....he's a bad influence on everyone. :rotf:

tgentry
09-14-2003, 09:21 AM
I thought that bad influence was going to be driving a loaner Mustang this time. LOL

See you Saturday, Jeff.

BTW, the motor mounts in my '96 were completely shot!

Cobra-R
09-14-2003, 09:43 PM
Originally posted by tgentry
I thought that bad influence was going to be driving a loaner Mustang this time. LOL

See you Saturday, Jeff.

BTW, the motor mounts in my '96 were completely shot!

Do I sense a kink in the armor? Maybe I will be able to keep up to you now. (whatever you do, don't fix it!!!!! ) ;)

Brian

Welcome, Jeff. Will be great meeting you next weekend. :thumbsup:

tgentry
09-15-2003, 08:23 AM
Sorry, Brian, already fixed! :thumbsup:

You shouldn't have any problem passing me, I'm just going to cruise.

BTW, isn't that your car behind me at GingerMan? :rotf:

Cobra-R
09-15-2003, 08:32 AM
Originally posted by tgentry
isn't that your car behind me at GingerMan? :rotf:

Yep, but it was with the "older slower" owner. :rotf: :rotf: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ;) ;)

redsnake99
09-16-2003, 11:26 PM
I'm going to stay in Raleigh until Isabel passes on Thursday. Based on what happens, I may or may not be going to Gingerman.
Later..........

:(

winddysvt
09-17-2003, 10:27 AM
Originally posted by redsnake99
I'm going to stay in Raleigh until Isabel passes on Thursday. Based on what happens, I may or may be going to Gingerman.
Later..........

:(

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Dave --

I hope everything goes o.k. for everyone there..

and we really hope that you make it up here ... its suppossed to be nice.....

take good care!

winddysvt
09-17-2003, 10:32 AM
Originally posted by tgentry
Sorry, Brian, already fixed! :thumbsup:

You shouldn't have any problem passing me, I'm just going to cruise.

BTW, isn't that your car behind me at GingerMan? :rotf:


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feel free to pass us as well...

were gonna be driving the older slower
95 GT ---
with Cobra parts on it.... ;)

NJ2000R
09-17-2003, 11:38 PM
South Haven, MI weather report:

Friday: Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 69F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday: Sunshine. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the upper 40s.

Sunday: More sun than clouds. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 50s.

but the problem is going to be travelling out there tomorrow afternoon and night....:mad:

tgentry
09-18-2003, 12:34 AM
Hey Ken, I didn't know you were coming. It'll be good to see share a track with you again.

Drive careful and I hope you don't get pounded too hard on the way.

NJ2000R
09-18-2003, 07:32 AM
absolutely! I cant not go to gingerman, its a great track! :thumbsup:
see ya there! :bounce:

drudis
09-18-2003, 08:48 AM
Anyone able to trade trucks for the weekend? (Ranger for an F150 tow vehicle...)


[Edit]

See ya there. Towing with an Expedition!
Woo hoo!!!

winddysvt
09-18-2003, 12:08 PM
Originally posted by NJ2000R
absolutely! I cant not go to gingerman, its a great track! :thumbsup:
see ya there! :bounce:

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it will be great to see everyone !!

in person!


without a computer monitor in front of our faces.....



do you think

that we will remember each others REAL names????


:flash:
:jawdrop:

redsnake99
09-18-2003, 02:45 PM
Dean, I hate to cancel my Michigan trip, but I've got to. Can't leave the family with the mess we have here. Power is going off, on ,off. Generator is in use. Lots of limbs, leaves, trees damaged and down.

Have a great weekend.

See if someone else can use my spot at the track.
:(

Dean95CobraR
09-18-2003, 02:59 PM
Originally posted by redsnake99
Dean, I hate to cancel my Michigan trip, but I've got to. Can't leave the family with the mess we have here. Power is going off, on ,off. Generator is in use. Lots of limbs, leaves, trees damaged and down.

Have a great weekend.

See if someone else can use my spot at the track.
:(


I understand Dave.... I guess Gingerman and you just don't mix. Everytime you come up here it rains or snows and this time you are getting hit by a dang hurricane.

Bummer! :(

BlackCoupe
09-18-2003, 11:30 PM
Hey you guys and gals, have a great time this weekend. I want to read all about how much fun everybody had. Hopefully I can join you next year.

Be safe, BlackCoupe

Black Horse
09-19-2003, 08:15 AM
Do you think.....maybe it could be........

I guess Gingerman and you just don't mix. Everytime you come up here it rains or snows and this time you are getting hit by a dang hurricane.

Naw...it couldn't be Dave

:eek: :eek:

winddysvt
09-19-2003, 09:49 AM
Originally posted by redsnake99
Dean, I hate to cancel my Michigan trip, but I've got to. Can't leave the family with the mess we have here. Power is going off, on ,off. Generator is in use. Lots of limbs, leaves, trees damaged and down.

Have a great weekend.

See if someone else can use my spot at the track.
:(

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Dave --
our thoughts and prayers are with you and with everyone coping with the aftermath of the storm......

we hope everyone is o.k. and we will miss you!!!:(

winddysvt
09-19-2003, 09:51 AM
Originally posted by Black Horse
Do you think.....maybe it could be........



Naw...it couldn't be Dave

:eek: :eek:

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no....

its me....

:rolleyes:



We will be leaving at noon today ....

let's hope the storm travels north quickly ......


see you all there and drive safely !!!


(we can have our fun on the track....) :thumbsup: :bounce:

although --- i'm gonna be one of the slow ones ......

We're bringing the GT and my Audi TT

Bandit and Lil Miss T ---

this will be fun!!! :thumbsup: :bounce:

97whitevert
09-19-2003, 05:43 PM
Originally posted by Black Horse
Do you think.....maybe it could be........



Naw...it couldn't be Dave

:eek: :eek: ya know.. it just may be...... ( sorry dave);)

tgentry
09-22-2003, 01:38 AM
Before I report on the event itself let me just say that the SCMC "family" is alive and well. I had a serious brake problem and my ladyfriend, Cathy, even commented that "It's so cool that everybody here will do anything they can to help you." Thanks everyone for your concern and willingness to help whether or not you had the required parts. Thanks especially to Fred Fetzer for your spare rear caliper bracket, Dave Diehl for a caliper slider from your gorgeous but sadly broken Cobra R (and an offer to cannibalize as necessary!), Lew Groth for use of the "official Ford brake bleeding tool" that I forgot, Larry Bolton for help in diagnosing the NEW problem and Tim DelSanto for washers to space out the bracket that inexplicably didn't quite fit right. You guys really saved my a... ummm day!

We had SCMC members from all over the eastern half of the country, and Canada too! The weather was perfect, though a bit cold at night. By mid-morning the sun had the temps in the t-shirt range, but it never got hot. The event itself ran smooth as silk thanks to Dean's leadership, and the very friendly GingerMan staff. I saw some definite improvement in many of the drivers, and I think we have some more track-a-holics in the making. Lunches were excellent, you don't get food like this at most track events, and no one left the lunch room hungry. Even a Sunday power outage barely effected the track activities.

Thanks everybody, for a great weekend! (Oh, I almost forgot something I read... Lew Rules! ;-)

Tom Gentry
Life is too short to forget that SCMC is about the people!

Lumpydogs
09-22-2003, 08:57 AM
GREAT EVENT!

Thanks to the SCMC and everyone that made this event run sooo smoothly. It was my first event, but It won't be my last. All the people I met were fantastic. Great Job!

p.s. I need a second job to pay for all the extra track stuff that
I saw at the track. Yes I'm HOOKED!

:thumbsup:

drudis
09-22-2003, 09:33 AM
As usual, great time guys! :thumbsup:

I added photos to my site:
http://dariusrudis.com/mustang/events/2003_09_SCMC

http://dariusrudis.com/mustang/events/2003_09_SCMC/images/IMG_0820.JPG




p.s. These were quickly thrown up there, without any care for quality nor content (quick algorithm for fast load on web)... I'll post-proces the digital photos later and sharpen them up considerably...

STU
09-22-2003, 11:56 AM
Great pictures Darius....

Had a great time at the event, but like Tom, I need to give my thanks to members and especially Dean also.....

On my 4th session my car developed a bad vibration. Pulled of track. Couple of us thought it sounded like a broken valve spring.

Dean was gracious enough to allow me to use his truck and trailer to get my car back home. Thanks again Dean, you are a classy guy!

Pulled the upper intake and valve covers yesterday but could find no broken springs. Looking around I discovered the crank dampner blew apart on me and had slid back to where it was rubbung on the water pump and timing cover. Believe it or not, that put me in a lot better mood than when I thought the problem was internal. :) Have some work to do on the car though.

http://cobrapages.com/rub.jpg
http://cobrapages.com/rub2.jpg

cobrabitn
09-22-2003, 12:08 PM
Dave,

Sorry to hear about that but it could have been worse as you could have thrown a rod with the engine being out of balance.

Remember, the balancers are pressed on in a certain position and it is done by machine. There is a thin rubber strip in between the two pieces to absorb the vibration. I would recommend getting a new balancer rather then fixing the old one. Let us know how it turns out!

Tony

Black Horse
09-22-2003, 01:07 PM
Yes...without a doubt Gingerman 2003 will be one to remeber. I enjoyed the heck out of spending time with everyone there. Even though my weekend was marred by a bit of an off track excursion with a very sudden stop. Now to put it back together.....or better yet...."make it better".

I would offer my heartfelt thanks to all of those that made sure my eyes weren't crossed and I was able to keep moving. The safety crew at Gingerman was right there...first class operation!

I appreciate everyone's concern and offers of help to put it back together....if there would have been a spare axle, brake caliper, and a portapower...we might have been able to pull it off.

I do thank each and everyone that allowed me some ride-along time....we have a bunch of very talented drivers in this group, many of whom I will never hold a candle to!


Lets do it again! (but don't mind if I do it differently this time ~lol~)

winddysvt
09-22-2003, 01:12 PM
Originally posted by Black Horse
Yes...without a doubt Gingerman 2003 will be one to remeber. I enjoyed the heck out of spending time with everyone there. Even though my weekend was marred by a bit of an off track excursion with a very sudden stop. Now to put it back together.....or better yet...."make it better".



Lets do it again! (but don't mind if I do it differently this time ~lol~)

==========

Dave -- we all felt for you and most of us understand exactly how you feel..... and yes -- let's do it again -- differently from both aspects... :bounce:

Here's some more info on Gingerman:

http://www.svtcobraclub.com/svtbbs2/showthread.php?s=&postid=106208#post106208

Dave -- we didn't get to say goodbye -- I looked for you several times but couldn't find you...

I don't think you had a chance to meet my daughter Tammy and you didn't get to drive Miss T......

I did see that you were given lots of rides and drives so I hope that you see how special you are to us!!

:thumbsup: :bounce:

Black Horse
09-22-2003, 07:28 PM
ahhh...must be special...I see the "short bus" pulling up now *wink*

You guys were out flogging around the track when I left....I would have waited but with the open seesion you might not have been in until midnight. It was good seeing everyone...yes I met your daughter and son-in-law...by the way she makes fabulous cookies!

I hope the GT made it home....it should be like a new car now ~lol~

Take care!

NJ2000R
09-23-2003, 12:47 AM
Well, I guess Tom just about said it all....it was definately a blast, perfect weather (except for the hurricane conditions in PA and OH) a great track, and as I had said to Lew and Liz, I dont know what I enjoy more, the driving, or being able to hang out with those that I have met at the events....what a great group!!!! :D

Gingerman is my favorite track, and the 1st one I had ever been on, just 15 short months ago....how time flies....I just wish it was a bit closer to home, as 765 miles each way can be pretty boring, not to mention costly....but count me in next year!!!! :thumbsup:

Thanks again to everyone who made it happen :thumbsup:

PS: what does Lew Rule??? :eek: :surprise: :what: :clown: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:




(ppsssstttt......better check the video tape) ;) :D

98RSNK
09-23-2003, 08:43 AM
This was IMHO the best Gingerman event yet out of three. The weather was perfect, the food was great, and the people as always are the best around.

My heart was out to those with mechanical wows, it's no fun watching everyone else out there when all you really want to do is be running with them.

Dean, with all you have on your plate I don't know how you managed to pull off the best one yet but you did. Great job!

Darius, thanks for the pictures. They are professional looking and it looks like you got some shots of everyone.

Mike and Thomas, wish you could have had another day at least on track. Hope the new rear end works out to your liking. Maybe next year I can get on the track with you, this year didn't work out the way I'd hoped.

Dave D., if you need a hand I'm only an hour up the road. Let me know.

Thanks to all for a great experience once again.

winddysvt
09-23-2003, 01:09 PM
Originally posted by Black Horse
ahhh...must be special...I see the "short bus" pulling up now *wink*

You guys were out flogging around the track when I left....I would have waited but with the open seesion you might not have been in until midnight. It was good seeing everyone...yes I met your daughter and son-in-law...by the way she makes fabulous cookies!

I hope the GT made it home....it should be like a new car now ~lol~

Take care!

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me?

Out until midnight?

no --- not with Miss T -
I had one good run and then I parked it for the day.
Too much rubber and junk on the track .... and it was better to quit while I was ahead.
I wasn't able to drive the GT and I'm not able to "ride" with anyone -- sooooo.....

I think we just plain kept missing each other..

anyway -- here's a hug from Illinois ..... and I'm glad you liked my daughters cookies! she's alot better cook than I am.


The GT made it home safely and YES!
its like a new car -- running beautifully except we need to get the electrical stuff straightened out and get the throw out bearing repaired....

and get those 3.73 gears in ....

winddysvt
09-23-2003, 01:17 PM
Originally posted by NJ2000R
Well, I guess Tom just about said it all....it was definately :

Thanks again to everyone who made it happen :thumbsup:

PS: what does Lew Rule???
(ppsssstttt......better check the video tape) ;) :D

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Ken ---

were all glad that you came and that you had a good time !!

Thanks again for the ride for my nephew -- he still has a grin from ear to ear!!

I'd ask for one myself if I could ride -- but I know how very special a Cobra R is, and John said it was "fast and fun", so thats good enough for me.!!

hope ya had a good trip home!

here's a picture of Tim and Dave working on Bandit

Hazman
11-03-2003, 08:32 PM
Finally got my pics back!! The view down at the lake was beautiful!!

Hazman
11-03-2003, 08:35 PM
But the view of a line of stangs waiting to launch is an awesome sight also!!

winddysvt
11-05-2003, 09:31 AM
Originally posted by Hazman
But the view of a line of stangs waiting to launch is an awesome sight also!!


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yup -- Awesome!

and fun!

the launch is one of my favorite parts...

I think I see our son in that line!


:) :bounce: