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cobrabitn
03-16-2003, 08:36 PM
Okay, so it rained on Saturday but we still had fun! Sunday was the best with clouds and no rain by noon. That was the time to really get some track time. While others were leaving, the locals stayed and played all day on the dry track.

We'll have pictures up soon but I wanted to take a minute to thank the following people:

Young Ford- sponsorship
Earl Tindol - sponsorship
MGW - sponsorship
John Pearson - logistics
Rich Riley - Head cornerworker
Craig Mathis - dinner arrangements
Peter Calvert - entertainment for Saturday night
Greg Oswell - entertainment for Saturday night
Lisa and Clarence Milstead - registration
Todd Shanaberger - registration
Jeff Finkelstein - logistics
Garry Talbert - Lead instructor
Bryan Shugg - Instructor
Will Sadler - Instructor
Jim Pantas- Instructor
Ronn Hale - Instructor
Dave Nichols - Insructor
Dave Kelley - Instructor
Coy Gillenwater - Instructor
Roy Hopkins - Instructor
Adrienne Hughes - Instructor
Bob Shields - Instructor
Al Pyne - Instructor
Ed Bull - Instructor
Chris Retz - Instructor

Thanks to anyone else I may have missed but especially thank you for making the event a great event with quality instruction and quality track time.





:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Big Daddy
03-16-2003, 08:54 PM
And here's a thank you to you Tony!!! For without you none of this would happen! :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

2KWhiteSnake
03-16-2003, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by Big Daddy
And here's a thank you to you Tony!!! For without you none of this would happen! :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

So True!!! Thanks again Tony for a great event. I think(besides the rain), it turned out exactly as you expected. And thanks to Big John Pearson for all of his hard work also. I had a great time and learned a lot. I was glad that the weekend went without someone doing any major damage to themselves or their cars.

Also John, I want to thank you again for helping me get my brakes back to normal.

Was GREAT to see everyone again, and to meet new people. The club members are always awesome, but even the GM and BMW guys were great too, and I'm sure they had a blast.

Have a good evening........I need a looooong night of rest.

Craig

White Venom
03-17-2003, 12:07 AM
i wish i could have went

redsnake99
03-17-2003, 08:50 AM
Thanks to all who helped to put on this great event. Sunday afternoon sessions were drier and much worth the wait.

97whitevert
03-17-2003, 10:07 AM
Thanks TONY! it went great and everyone seemd to have a good time!!

and a big thanks to everyone that helped out! Everything went pretty smoothly after getting started!:thumbsup:

I say FALL!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Blown96Snake
03-17-2003, 10:25 AM
CMP in the fall....that would be great! I hate I missed this event, but there really wasn't another way around it. I'll be ok, not great, just ok. I look forward to seeing everyone once the Cobra "season" gets into full swing! I'm glad ya'll had fun and were safe. Later

Dave

98BlueVert
03-17-2003, 10:25 AM
Thanks Tony!!:D :thumbsup:

I hope no one got a picture of me sideways.:rotf:

cobrabitn
03-17-2003, 10:28 AM
Thanks Todd! I was feeling overwhelmed and you and Rich really made me calm down when you both helped at registration. I really appreciated it a lot! ;)

Dave,

Please send me that picture for the website but please, please shrink it down from the size it is now.

Thanks:thumbsup:

poolman
03-17-2003, 11:07 AM
Originally posted by Big Daddy
And here's a thank you to you Tony!!! For without you none of this would happen! :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Ditto from me as well Tony. Everyone involved did a fine job as well.
I had a blast on my one dry track run... well, until... the brake hose got tired. :eek:
Sorry about the short run Jeff, at least we went into the grass!

I want to thank everyone that helped me get my brakes operating again. Made it home fine, car appears to be ok.

Special thanks to Jeff, Lisa and Big C, Craig, Tony, Peter, Dave brother Ken, Shuggs buddies, and everyone else that helped me get going. :)
If I forgot anyone, all help was appreciated!

Then, thank the lord for John's brake hose and Brian Shugg's master cylinder bleeding skills. :D
I would still be in Columbia...

And no, the car is not for sale for $1500 bucks, that offer expired about 15 secs after it was uttered. :eek:
Sorry about the #&%$#@!!! :mad:

Yes I will go again, but not tomorrow! Thanks again, I am a proud member of SCMC. :thumbsup:

Farmer Dennis

97whitevert
03-17-2003, 11:35 AM
glad you made it back safe dennis!!!! :thumbsup:

2KWhiteSnake
03-17-2003, 12:01 PM
Originally posted by 97whitevert
glad you made it back safe dennis!!!! :thumbsup:

Sorry I couldn't find my old brake lines Dennis. Must have gotten thrown away in the move. Glad the only damage that was done to yourself or the car was a botched brake line. Didn't think I'd be so sore this morning. Guess I'm a tad bit outta shape. Everyone have a great Monday........back to the daily grind :)

Craig

Blown96Snake
03-17-2003, 12:02 PM
Then, thank the lord for John's brake hose and Brian Shugg's master cylinder bleeding skills.

*sigh*

I have such fond memories of bleeding my brakes at CMP...it is like ritual...or a coming of age in the Open tracking world!

:rotf: Glad you made it back safe...

johnbasf
03-17-2003, 07:40 PM
I want to send a personal HUGE thank you to Rich Riley. Rich was Race Control at pit exit both days. Saturday was a miserable day and Rich stood out there with an umbrella in one hand and the flags in the other. Rich came to the event to help out and not drive. Help out is an understatement for what he did. Thanks a ton Rich!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

johnbasf
03-17-2003, 07:44 PM
Don't forget to go to www.euroimage.us to get your pics if you didn't have a chance at the track.

johnbasf
03-17-2003, 07:46 PM
Oh yea, I had fun. :D

97whitevert
03-17-2003, 08:40 PM
Originally posted by johnbasf
I want to send a personal HUGE thank you to Rich Riley. Rich was Race Control at pit exit both days. Saturday was a miserable day and Rich stood out there with an umbrella in one hand and the flags in the other. Rich came to the event to help out and not drive. Help out is an understatement for what he did. Thanks a ton Rich!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: yeah! he made a great 'pit boss' :D :D :D Thanks Rich!!

timz06
03-17-2003, 08:50 PM
Hi guys, I really had a great time. You have a great club with a great group of people. I think the event went very smoothly, and look forward to upcoming events. Thanks to the organizers, they did an OUTSTANDING job.

I have about 3 hours of track video, and a few still shots. I have posted a video with me chasing the viper, and am going to post some more video and the still shots in a few. For now, check out the viper video

http://66.227.71.172/cmpvsvipere.avi
you need the divx 5.03 codec, the video is 35 mb!

Ok here is a smaller wmv version 7 mb
http://66.227.71.172/z06vprmed.wmv

thanks to Samuel for the commentary!

Tim

johnbasf
03-17-2003, 09:11 PM
Nice video Tim. What brown car was he refering to?? Who was in the car with you? I want his name and #. :rotf: J/K Glad you had a good time. Maybe in the fall we can have some shared track time. :D :D

97whitevert
03-17-2003, 09:16 PM
Tim- glad you came out with us to play! next time i'll get a ride ;)

Don- get a GOOOOD whiff of the rotors!

Jeff- thanks for the rides!

John- YEAH MAN!!! WWOOOOO ! ( i was waiting for it to become a race car;) )

TONY~ GREAT JOB!!

EVERYONE: just wait till next time!! let's hope the weather cooperates better...

98BlueVert
03-17-2003, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by johnbasf
Don't forget to go to www.euroimage.us to get your pics if you didn't have a chance at the track.


i can't find them!!

johnbasf
03-17-2003, 09:46 PM
Originally posted by 98BlueVert
i can't find them!!

It usually takes about a week to get them up on his site. You looked good out there.:thumbsup:

timz06
03-17-2003, 09:55 PM
Here are the pics I have. Sorry, was so busy tracking I didn't get as many pics as expected.

http://66.227.71.172/cmp%20pics/

Check out the pics, maybe there is a pic of your car.

Tim

johnbasf
03-17-2003, 09:58 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
Okay, so it rained on Saturday but we still had fun! Sunday was the best with clouds and no rain by noon. That was the time to really get some track time. While others were leaving, the locals stayed and played all day on the dry track.

We'll have pictures up soon but I wanted to take a minute to thank the following people:

Young Ford- sponsorship
Earl Tindol - sponsorship
MGW - sponsorship
John Pearson - logistics
Rich Riley - Head cornerworker
Craig Mathis - dinner arrangements
Peter Calvert - entertainment for Saturday night
Greg Oswell - entertainment for Saturday night
Lisa and Clarence Milstead - registration
Todd Shanaberger - registration
Jeff Finkelstein - logistics
Garry Talbert - Lead instructor
Bryan Shugg - Instructor
Will Sadler - Instructor
Jim Pantas- Instructor
Ronn Hale - Instructor
Dave Nichols - Insructor
Dave Kelley - Instructor
Coy Gillenwater - Instructor
Roy Hopkins - Instructor
Adrienne Hughes - Instructor
Bob Shields - Instructor
Al Pyne - Instructor
Ed Bull - Instructor
Chris Retz - Instructor

Thanks to anyone else I may have missed but especially thank you for making the event a great event with quality instruction and quality track time.





:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

POOLMAN tech!!!!! Tourque man :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

2KWhiteSnake
03-17-2003, 10:11 PM
Tim, was great meeting you. Helluva car you had there. Hope to see you at upcoming events, and btw, thanks for letting me use your floor jack :)

Craig

redsnake99
03-17-2003, 10:16 PM
Another Euroimage pic that I thought was cool.....

Flagman
03-17-2003, 10:24 PM
Hey, I guess it's time I chimed in here! I have to say I really enjoyed the event! :thumbsup: I was a bit apprehensive when Tony "gave" me my job assignment but, with help from John and Mickey (CMP), it didn't take too long to settle in. By Sunday I was actually beginning to feel comfortable with it. It was a real treat to give Brian the black flag, too! :p

I also wanted to mention (and thank) the corner workers. They did a fantastic job of keeping an eye on everything throughout the event and providing a safe environment for everyone.

All of the participants were cooperative and friendly and I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a better group of enthusiasts!

Looking forward to the next one!!!

timz06
03-17-2003, 10:32 PM
wow that's a great pic!

Craig, nice meeting you, I feel privilleged to own my car, just need to learn to drive it to it's potential.

timz06
03-17-2003, 10:35 PM
BTW Craig, that was scary when your fluid boiled! Man do you know how red your face was when you pulled in? I could tell you were pumped, good job keeping her on the track!

2KWhiteSnake
03-17-2003, 10:40 PM
Originally posted by timz06
BTW Craig, that was scary when your fluid boiled! Man do you know how red your face was when you pulled in? I could tell you were pumped, good job keeping her on the track!

Yeah, it scared me a little. Actually....it scared me a lot, but thanks to everyone that helped me get them bled and back on track. She ran beautiful for the next 4 sessions. :)

Craig

johnbasf
03-17-2003, 10:40 PM
Originally posted by redsnake99
Another Euroimage pic that I thought was cool.....

Wolfgang on your tail !!!! Great pic Dave. :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
03-18-2003, 11:01 AM
Rich,

Glad you made it to the board and I want to thank you for an outstanding job. You just sounded like you were right at home, as if it were second nature to you. Kudos! :thumbsup:

Poolman,

Thanks for the help with tech. I know Jeff really appreciated it too.

Tim,

I hope you don't mind me borrowing some of your pictures to put up on the SCMC website?

Thanks to all! :bounce:

timz06
03-18-2003, 01:05 PM
Nice video Tim. What brown car was he refering to?? Who was in the car with you? I want his name and #. J/K Glad you had a good time. Maybe in the fall we can have some shared track time.

I can't say who that was in the car with me, but he was a cobra driver. Just glad you guys know I wasn't saying those things!

He was just hillarious, that commentary is almost better than the video.

I am going to sign up for cmp with the mustang club weekend after next. If not there I will see you guys in the fall.

The brown car was the 03 parked next to me. He was talking a bit in the morning, it was all in good fun tho.

2KWhiteSnake
03-18-2003, 01:30 PM
Tim,
I'm not gonna be driving at the Mustang weekend, but I'll probably come down and watch on that Sunday. Maybe get a ride with you if they'll allow it. I'll let you know if my schedule is good. I know Jason is gonna be there that weekend too. He had the black Cobra parked with Don and Shugg(directly in front of where we were parked). If I can make it, I'd appreciate it if you'd put me on your crew list to get me in.

Craig

timz06
03-18-2003, 01:53 PM
I will do, just spent 400$ on new rotors and pads. Got better quailty pads, those cheap pads damaged the rotors.

see you there.

Tim

2KWhiteSnake
03-18-2003, 02:00 PM
Actually Tim, I just talked to the wife. I think I'm gonna just go ahead and sign up for it. I need some more track time. I talked to Larry Kilgore and they have some C group spots open. Sad thing is, my wife said she would be interested in doing it, but she will be out of town that weekend through Saturday night. At least it's a step in the right direction. We'll just share the Cobra. Guess I'll have to get her in for CMP in the fall.

I'll let you know.

Craig

timz06
03-18-2003, 02:03 PM
hell, my girlfriend can't even drive stick.

2KWhiteSnake
03-18-2003, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by timz06
hell, my girlfriend can't even drive stick.

My wife's first car growing up was a stick, so at least she's got the hard part down. :) She loved driving the Cobra when it had the stock shifter, but she hates the notchiness of the aftermarket one I have on there now.

Craig

johnbasf
03-18-2003, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by timz06
I will do, just spent 400$ on new rotors and pads. Got better quailty pads, those cheap pads damaged the rotors.

see you there.

Tim

I think it was the lack of any pad being on there.
:D :D What kind of pads did you get?

timz06
03-18-2003, 06:53 PM
there was still some pad left, i tore it down last night. One pad, the wear bar was hitting the rotor. Anyway, after I took the pads off, you could crumble parts off with your finger.

They were pads from autozone. I thought they would be fine, my other event was at roebling, but cmp was brutal on the brakes.

I ordered 2002 z06 pads which are track versions, and new rotors. My rotors aren;t that bad, front ones need to be turned, but I have heard that if you turn them, you may crack them. I will turn them, and keep them for spares. I am going to have spare rotors, and pads next time. I hate to miss out on track time because of a lack of preparedness.

tim

johnbasf
03-18-2003, 07:27 PM
Try and see if you can get some Hawk Blue pads.

johnbasf
03-18-2003, 07:32 PM
or Carbotech Pads.

timz06
03-18-2003, 07:36 PM
Maybe I'll just stay off the brakes and carry some more speed through the turns!

1:53 was my best time, Ed got a 1:54 on his best lap in my car :bounce:

johnbasf
03-18-2003, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by timz06
Maybe I'll just stay off the brakes and carry some more speed through the turn



1:53 was my best time, Ed got a 1:54 on his best lap in my car :bounce:

:rotf: Great times.

timz06
03-18-2003, 07:45 PM
not that i timed it, i was counting 1 mississippi ... 2 mississippi etc.

Z06xr
03-18-2003, 10:26 PM
Tim,

I guess pads are like everything else, ya gets whatcha pays for.

I was running stock pads and rotors and except for some discoloration of the rotors all seems OK. Pads were almost like new befor the event. I'm ancious to pull the wheels and see what's left of them.

Thanks to the SVT Cobra club for a great event. The rain on Saturday did little to dampen the fun. Then came Sunday, WOW!

Hope to meet up with you guys again sometime soon. Maybe see some of you in Charlotte at the Autofair in a couple weeks.

Pat

2KWhiteSnake
03-18-2003, 10:36 PM
Pat, was great seeing you again also. Thanks for taking that friend of mine for a ride. I think I'm gonna do CMP again in 2 weeks with CRMC, maybe you could persuade your wife to let you come out again and play? :)

Craig

timz06
03-18-2003, 10:36 PM
Nice meeting you pat!

Well, I am normally a very skeptical guy, I think a lot of products are sold on marketing, but I did make a mistake, when you are going to push a car to the limit on a track like cmp, you need the best. I ran stock pads at roebling, and did'nt hardly wear them at all, but that's what this is all about, a learning experience.

tim

2KWhiteSnake
03-18-2003, 10:39 PM
Originally posted by timz06
Nice meeting you pat!

Well, I am normally a very skeptical guy, I think a lot of products are sold on marketing, but I did make a mistake, when you are going to push a car to the limit on a track like cmp, you need the best. I ran stock pads at roebling, and did'nt hardly wear them at all, but that's what this is all about, a learning experience.

tim

I ran Carbotech Panther Plus's on all 4's. I think I'm gonna try the Hawk Blue's next time. I hear they are a great pad for the money. I think the Carbotech's were around $240 for just the fronts, and around $120 for the rears. I'd like to talk to someone that has compared both the Carbotechs and the Hawks.

Craig

timz06
03-18-2003, 10:46 PM
. I think the Carbotech's were around $240 for just the fronts

Holy Sh&T!

2KWhiteSnake
03-18-2003, 10:58 PM
Yeah, they were worth it in stopping power, but I don't think they last long, and they destroy rotors from what I hear. I haven't had a minute to pull the wheels off yet to check. 100% better than my stock pads for sure.

Craig

SIUNARA
03-19-2003, 09:33 AM
You guys might also want to check out cobaltfriction.com

I used a Cobalt race pad (IT-R Spec B) on my stock 11" rotor single piston caliper front brakes this past weekend and never experienced fade. The brakes just simply stopped the car like it had Cobra brakes...well...maybe not that well, but you get the idea. I paid $119 for the front pads and there's plenty of pad left after CMP. They make a range of pads for just about any application...and they are the new AI series sponser!!

Ok, if that's not a plug, I don't know what is!! ;) :thumbsup:

97whitevert
03-19-2003, 09:57 AM
Originally posted by johnbasf
Nice video Tim. What brown car was he refering to?? Who was in the car with you? I want his name and #. :rotf: J/K Glad you had a good time. Maybe in the fall we can have some shared track time. :D :D LOL yeah that is some video!! thanks for sharing Tim! :thumbsup:

97whitevert
03-19-2003, 09:59 AM
oh and Tim, thanks for the great pic of my car (the blue cobra) !!:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

even if SOME say it is slow b/c of the #41, we know that it is a fast one! ;)

Flagman
03-19-2003, 05:51 PM
Kim Beers (white '01 Lightning) asked me to pass this along to the list:

"I wanted to post a thank you on the SCMC web site but since I am not registered I can not, so if you could tell them what a great job they did and all the fun I had I would be greatful.

Thanks Rich and Tony and John and Jeff and all the other people of SCMC that put on one great event. My wife even had a good time Saturday inspite of the bad weather."

johnbasf
03-19-2003, 07:29 PM
http://www.euroimage.us/ Pics are up!!!!!!

timz06
03-19-2003, 08:53 PM
If anyone is looking for the pics or vids I took, I moved them I am creating a website, just getting started today. You can find them on my site, there is a new video up driving in the rain. I have more video, but need to capture and edit it.

here is the link

http://66.227.71.172/

craig, sorry I didn't get a chance to call you today, I will try tomorrow. I signed up for the mustang club event at cmp weekend after next so hope to see some of you there.

Tim

2KWhiteSnake
03-19-2003, 09:16 PM
Originally posted by timz06
If anyone is looking for the pics or vids I took, I moved them I am creating a website, just getting started today. You can find them on my site, there is a new video up driving in the rain. I have more video, but need to capture and edit it.

here is the link

http://66.227.71.172/

craig, sorry I didn't get a chance to call you today, I will try tomorrow. I signed up for the mustang club event at cmp weekend after next so hope to see some of you there.

Tim

No problem man...was slammed today anyway.

Craig

johnbasf
03-19-2003, 09:17 PM
Tim, great videos. Try backing the zoom up a little. You can see more of the action. http://www.planetmustang.com/Movies/ailoweslap1.WMV This is a video of Bryan Shugg at LMS last year. Looking out the winshield looks killer.

timz06
03-19-2003, 09:19 PM
I am still experimenting, I just got the camera mount a few days before the event. With less zoom, you get an annoying view of the rear view mirror, but I am going to try to back it off. Still need to fool around with the location.

timz06
03-19-2003, 09:21 PM
damn that was a cool vid john!

bolt-on
03-20-2003, 11:40 AM
Craig "2KWhiteSnake", thanks for your complement that I "was really flying out there." Actually I was just trying to stay out of the way of you younger guys:rolleyes:. On Sunday when the track dried out and running in B/C Group it seemed like I always had B Group car or Peter Calvert in my mirror :D . We had a great time in spite of the less than post card weather.

Larry

johnbasf
03-20-2003, 04:49 PM
Larry and I were running together for a while Sunday. You looked very good out there Larry. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Big Daddy
03-22-2003, 02:11 AM
Here are a couple of pics of CMP

Big Daddy
03-22-2003, 02:11 AM
Two:

Big Daddy
03-22-2003, 02:12 AM
Three:

Big Daddy
03-22-2003, 02:12 AM
Last:

johnbasf
03-22-2003, 09:51 AM
Paint those damn scoops black, great pics!!!! :D

cobrabitn
03-22-2003, 11:08 AM
Paint those damn scoops black, great pics!!!!

I agree John! Le's get some black Krylon paint, tape off the hood, and spray them ourselves. :thumbsup:

98banana
03-22-2003, 01:08 PM
Originally posted by johnbasf
Paint those damn scoops black, great pics!!!! :D

That, or cut out the inlets and insert some sort of stainless screen.

Big Daddy
03-22-2003, 01:18 PM
Do you guys REALLy think I should paint them black?? I'm not quite sure how you feel about it!! ;) ;) ;) :rotf: :rotf: