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98banana
03-03-2003, 10:53 AM
I have been asked by a few good friends when I'm coming back to this forum and I've decided to quit being selfish and get back in here. Thank you to those that made me feel missed...

Now, enough of the mushy BS! :D

While I will be around, I'll mostly be listening because I am EXTREMELY busy with my work and it won't be letting up until this summer. But, I hope to start building another car around the July timeframe if all goes well. Might even jump on the AI bandwagon at the end of the year as long as I can keep the car off the walls.

See y'all...

kevin
03-03-2003, 11:40 AM
welcome back mr. peel:D

i know ya gotta work, butt (thanks to stevie "we wonder why" ragan) ya gotta play too. :thumbsup:

svt_coupe
03-03-2003, 11:42 AM
'Bout daym time. Welcome back my compadre, my amigo!! We'll have to get you on the "6-step Plan to AI Competition" to reinforce your presence here...

Good to see ya bud. :D :D :D

Dean95CobraR
03-03-2003, 11:49 AM
Great see you back and great to hear from ya. Things just haven't been the same since you've been gone. :thumbsup:

rshelbygt
03-03-2003, 12:24 PM
WooooooooHOOoooooooo...the Banana is back!!! Good deal!

We missed ya bud....great to have you back!!

So...is the Chili Pepper going to make a guest appearance at CMP in a few weeks?????

98BlueVert
03-03-2003, 12:24 PM
hey dude. good to see ya!

98banana
03-03-2003, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by rshelbygt
WooooooooHOOoooooooo...the Banana is back!!! Good deal!

We missed ya bud....great to have you back!!

So...is the Chili Pepper going to make a guest appearance at CMP in a few weeks?????

The Chili Pepper will be there at least one of the days, but not for driving on the track. Just not enough funds to hit the track yet. :(

STU
03-03-2003, 12:54 PM
:thumbsup:

Big Daddy
03-03-2003, 01:03 PM
Glad to see ya back Tom!! Even if you are misguided about Griggs! ;) ;) ;) :D :thumbsup: I'll look forward to seeing you down at CMP! :D

redsnake99
03-03-2003, 01:09 PM
Tom, it's great to hear from you. Looking forward to seeing you at CMP.

:D

97whitevert
03-03-2003, 01:16 PM
Gret to see ya back Tom!!! be godd to hear some GOOD advice again..FINALLY:rotf:

cobrabitn
03-03-2003, 01:29 PM
Tom,

Glad to see you back on the board. :thumbsup: If you are coming to CMP in a couple of weeks, maybe we can get you to take some of those awesome movies and race shots of us out on the track, hmm?:thumbsup:

Heck, I might even let you drive Lisa's new Sonic Blue 03 Cobra coupe.

(just to break it in for her, of course....lol.) :rotf:

STU
03-03-2003, 01:45 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
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Heck, I might even let you drive Lisa's new Sonic Blue 03 Cobra coupe.


Lisa, do you think Mahatma Gandhi would want a ride in your new car?
:D

Congratulations to you and Big C

97whitevert
03-03-2003, 02:01 PM
Originally posted by STU
Lisa, do you think Mahatma Gandhi would want a ride in your new car?
:D

Congratulations to you and Big C Dave- we ( ok C )thanks ya ...

and tony.....you got a nevermind....:p :p :p

SIUNARA
03-03-2003, 02:27 PM
Glad to hear you're back Tom!!!!! We certainly missed you around here!! :D

Looking forward to seeing you at CMP!! :thumbsup: :D

98banana
03-03-2003, 02:53 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
Tom,

Glad to see you back on the board. :thumbsup: If you are coming to CMP in a couple of weeks, maybe we can get you to take some of those awesome movies and race shots of us out on the track, hmm?:thumbsup:

Heck, I might even let you drive Lisa's new Sonic Blue 03 Cobra coupe.

(just to break it in for her, of course....lol.) :rotf:

It has been a while. I responded to this and forgot to hit send! LOL!

Anyway, thanks Tony. I'll plan to bring my camera for some videos and pictures of everybody.

Is there camping allowed at this event and is anybody else camping? And would I be allowed to camp considering I'm not participating?

smashedheadcat
03-03-2003, 02:56 PM
:hail: :banana: :D Glad to see ya back Tom. Dang good to see ya back! Take care, hopefully I'll meet up with ya at one of the events.

Cobra-R
03-03-2003, 05:05 PM
Welcome back, Tom. Glad to see you back in the snake pitt. :thumbsup:

SIUNARA
03-03-2003, 05:06 PM
I missed that before...congrats on getting a new track car Lisa!! ;) So we'll be seeing that beast (03 Cobra) on the course at CMP right?!?! :D :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
03-03-2003, 05:32 PM
We do have camping provided, if we have less then 10 people camping it is free. If we have more then 10 people then the charge will be $30.00 each. That's the way we have it set up with the track. Hope that helps?

97whitevert
03-03-2003, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by SIUNARA
I missed that before...congrats on getting a new track car Lisa!! ;) So we'll be seeing that beast (03 Cobra) on the course at CMP right?!?! :D :thumbsup: thanks don! boy, you guys are REALLY putting some pressure on me here...:eek:

johnbasf
03-03-2003, 08:49 PM
Hi!!:rotf:

sn8kbit
03-04-2003, 12:18 AM
well welcome back tom ;)

justagt
03-04-2003, 08:33 AM
Tom?.......Tom?...... do I know a Tom? :D

COBRA #17
03-04-2003, 07:34 PM
WHO IS BACK??? :D
TOM? NEVER HEARD OF HIM???:thumbsup:




You better be working some OT so you can get your buns on the track!!!!:cool:
See you at CMP in Apr !!!!


AI EAST Asst. Director
COBRA #17

smashedheadcat
03-05-2003, 05:07 AM
If you ever need a hand when it comes time to build ya car, let me know.... I can swing down there on a weekend sometime this summer if ya need me to.

98banana
03-05-2003, 06:47 AM
Originally posted by COBRA #17
WHO IS BACK??? :D
TOM? NEVER HEARD OF HIM???:thumbsup:




You better be working some OT so you can get your buns on the track!!!!:cool:
See you at CMP in Apr !!!!


AI EAST Asst. Director
COBRA #17

If I was working any more, I'd go crazy. I write the computer software that I sell and I maintain the software at the schools. I do all that as well as drive 30-40 hours a week. I probably put in about 70-80 hours a week, easy.

Bad part about that is I own the company so there's nobody to pay me for the OT. But, it'll all come out in the wash... :thumbsup:

98banana
03-05-2003, 06:48 AM
Originally posted by smashedheadcat
If you ever need a hand when it comes time to build ya car, let me know.... I can swing down there on a weekend sometime this summer if ya need me to.

Thanks man, I'll definitely keep that in mind. I figure with all the people that have offered to help, I can have the entire car built in about 2 days. :rotf:

By the way, are you going to CMP?

smashedheadcat
03-05-2003, 01:22 PM
Well, I'm getting pretty proficient at pulling and installing 4.6's......... So if you need help in that department, I'm offering. I'm not sure when CMP is, (is that Carolina Motor Park?) anyway, if it's anytime in the near future, count me out. I'm out doing my part in the war effort, so it's gonna be awhile before I come back. I'll try to go if I'm around. Odds are, I won't have the dough to drive out there, and pay to OT the car. I'll go if I'm around. Just to visit and meet everyone.

98banana
03-05-2003, 04:48 PM
Originally posted by smashedheadcat
Well, I'm getting pretty proficient at pulling and installing 4.6's......... So if you need help in that department, I'm offering. I'm not sure when CMP is, (is that Carolina Motor Park?) anyway, if it's anytime in the near future, count me out. I'm out doing my part in the war effort, so it's gonna be awhile before I come back. I'll try to go if I'm around. Odds are, I won't have the dough to drive out there, and pay to OT the car. I'll go if I'm around. Just to visit and meet everyone.

The event is in a couple of weeks.

I didn't realize you were out there. I'm damn proud of you guys! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Make's me proud to be an American.

Black Snake
03-05-2003, 09:56 PM
Originally posted by 98banana
By the way, are you going to CMP?
The bigger question is are you going to CMP? :p

Glad to have you back Tom. :thumbsup:

wildhorsesracin
03-05-2003, 10:27 PM
I am sure that if you showed up at CMP there would be a few of us that would take you out on track enough that you'd get tired of the 'kink'!!!!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I plan on camping on Saturday night as well - see you there - although I'll probably bring ole' blue to drive http://www.wildhorsesracing.com/cars/01escortf.jpg...

spittincobra01
03-05-2003, 11:30 PM
boy, I take a few days off from here and look at what I miss.... Tom it is great to see you back!! Sorry to hear of the hours you have been putting in these days, but like you said... stick with it and it will all come out in the wash!

Do you think you may be able to make the centinial (?spelling)event at Lowes for labor day? it would be great to see you again.

Great see you back and great to hear from ya. Things just haven't been the same since you've been gone. .

Like Dean said, it hasn't been the same w/o you.... kind of quiet ;)

98banana
03-06-2003, 05:35 AM
Originally posted by Black Snake
The bigger question is are you going to CMP? :p

Glad to have you back Tom. :thumbsup:

I think I'm going. If the weather is okay, Jimmy and I will probably tent camp Saturday night.

EDIT: Not to drive though, just spectating.

wildhorsesracin
03-06-2003, 07:51 AM
98banana says:
EDIT: Not to drive though, just spectating.

You are always welcome to spectate from my passenger seat... :D :D

poolman
03-07-2003, 09:00 AM
Originally posted by 98banana
I think I'm going. If the weather is okay, Jimmy and I will probably tent camp Saturday night.

EDIT: Not to drive though, just spectating.

Great to have you back Tom, things were just not the same. If it weren't for you and John and my first trip to CMP I might not be on this board, or have met all these great people.

Since you are roughing it, I'll return the favor and bring some pimento cheese sandwiches :D as long as you bring your helmet!

See ya at CMP, hope the long hours now bear fruit... as I am doing the same as you. New business, much time.


Dennis

smashedheadcat
03-07-2003, 01:24 PM
Originally posted by 98banana
The event is in a couple of weeks.

I didn't realize you were out there. I'm damn proud of you guys! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Make's me proud to be an American.

Ehh, it isn't too bad out here. Just hot and stuff. It makes ya wonder how I can stay so busy, while we do so little. I'm doing just fine out here. I appreciate your concern Tom!! I see that the event is on the 15-16th of March........ Uhh, NO. Can't make it. I'll be at the Drag Day "Rain date" though. Maybe even Gingerman if the car decides it's gonna stop being a PINTA.

redsnake99
03-07-2003, 03:12 PM
SHC, just saw my stepson off to his 6 to 12 month vacation at a sandy spot in "southwest Asia". He's part of 101st Airborne Air Assault unit, based at Philadelphia City, I believe he said. Haven't heard from him since he left last Sunday. But then, camel mail has got to be slow.

:eek:

smashedheadcat
03-07-2003, 04:20 PM
Did he leave on a ship? Or by air? If you could tell me his name, I may be able to track him down for ya. Odds are, he may be here with me, or somewhere I've been frequenting. I've got a good idea where most of the Army cats are, so he may be there. If he is, he'll have access to email. Best thing to do is email him, because he's gonna get to a computer more often than not. I've only been to 2 places out here that don't have computer access. A telephone call is probably unlikely, I've been out here 3 times now, and only hit a phone once. The mail here takes about 6 days each way. So it's pretty good. The deeper ya go though, the longer it'll take. But runs are made daily to just about everywhere, so he'll get any mail. He's prolly got an APO AE address I'd imagine.

redsnake99
03-07-2003, 08:30 PM
He is PFC Eric Robinson. They flew from Fort Campbell on 747's and other huge commercial planes, made a stop at Ramstein in Germany I think, then to the sandy place.:cool:

smashedheadcat
03-08-2003, 05:22 AM
Originally posted by redsnake99
He is PFC Eric Robinson. They flew from Fort Campbell on 747's and other huge commercial planes, made a stop at Ramstein in Germany I think, then to the sandy place.:cool:

I was a PFC Josh Robinson a few years back. Ramstein is a blast. I'm sure he had a heck of a time there. I checked for him on the "global" list and I didn't see him out here yet. He's probably out here, and i'll keep ya posted on what I find. So far, either he's not on the roster yet here, or he's somewhere else right now.

2KWhiteSnake
03-11-2003, 10:17 PM
Good to have you back Tom.....see you at CMP!

Craig