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cobrabitn
03-17-2003, 07:56 AM
Please post here if you would attend CMP in the Fall? PLease do not post if you are not 100% committed to going again. I need a serious number if you plan to go not uh, "well maybe" or "if I can do this". I want to know for sure you would attend an event there in the Fall? If we have enough people committed to going then we'll reserve it for a Fall event! Let me know.......;) :thumbsup:

redsnake99
03-17-2003, 08:47 AM
Yes, sir, on a dry weekend! Count me in.

:bounce: :bounce:

cobrabitn
03-17-2003, 08:50 AM
Can't control the weather so would you go rain or shine?

Big Daddy
03-17-2003, 09:08 AM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
Can't control the weather so would you go rain or shine?

Count me in...even in bad weather it's not that far and even though my car HATES the rain I would give it another go! :D :thumbsup:

98BlueVert
03-17-2003, 10:27 AM
yes

poolman
03-17-2003, 11:25 AM
Yes, I got the plowing done there at turn 11, 14 could use some work before winter sets in. :smack:

I'm in.... rain, shine, snow, fire ants or pestilence :bounce:

Big Daddy
03-17-2003, 12:16 PM
Originally posted by poolman
Yes, I got the plowing done there at turn 11, 14 could use some work before winter sets in. :smack:

I'm in.... rain, shine, snow, fire ants or pestilence :bounce:

How about bad break lines?? :D :D ;) Glad you got the car back together and made it home safe!! I hope to see you at the Cruise-in at Young! :D :thumbsup:

2KWhiteSnake
03-17-2003, 01:38 PM
I'll be there for a fall one definitely!

Craig Mathis

NJ2000R
03-17-2003, 10:19 PM
when exactly are we talking?

johnbasf
03-17-2003, 10:43 PM
First or second week in November.

NJ2000R
03-17-2003, 11:20 PM
thanks! that just might work out :thumbsup:

Z06xr
03-18-2003, 12:08 AM
Yes, I'll be there in the Fall. It'll take me that long to wipe this "mule eatin' briars grin" off my face from this event. May even have my heart rate back under control too.

Pat

timz06
04-07-2003, 08:35 PM
If you guys are organizing the event I'll be there for sure ! I can get a couple of z06's and vipers as well as a couple of BMW friends. I'll meet some more guys over easter, I'm heading down to Roebling with the porsche guys, to dust some german rice.

cobrabitn
04-09-2003, 05:32 PM
Tim,

We would need a firm committment if we are going to do this event in the Fall. In other words, we need a number of people who are serious and not just say " yeah I'll go" Send me a list and if we can get enough then we will go, if not, then we'll have to do it next Spring! :bounce:

2KWhiteSnake
04-09-2003, 05:38 PM
Well, you know I'm in. I'm sure Pearson will be there, unless that's a NASA weekend. We've got a ton that wouldn't miss it, but I do understand, we've gotta get firm commitments.

Hopefully we can make this happen.

Craig

98banana
04-09-2003, 06:34 PM
Originally posted by 2KWhiteSnake
Well, you know I'm in. I'm sure Pearson will be there, unless that's a NASA weekend. We've got a ton that wouldn't miss it, but I do understand, we've gotta get firm commitments.

Hopefully we can make this happen.

Craig

I'll be there too if it's not an AI weekend.

timz06
04-11-2003, 11:21 PM
I'll work on getting a list. What would be a drop dead date to rent the track?

cobrabitn
04-12-2003, 07:23 AM
These are the dates we have open to us:

October 18-19, 2003 (conflicts with the Dragon Run)
November 1-2, 2003 (conflicts with NASA)
November 29-30, 2003 (Thanksgiving weekend)

You tell me???:doubt:

98banana
04-12-2003, 07:53 AM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
These are the dates we have open to us:

October 18-19, 2003 (conflicts with the Dragon Run)
November 1-2, 2003 (conflicts with NASA)
November 29-30, 2003 (Thanksgiving weekend)

You tell me???:doubt:

Well, the NASA weekend is out for me. The Thanksgiving weekend would be my choice, but I doubt you'd get a good turnout because of family gatherings. So, for me, that leaves October 18-19.

timz06
04-12-2003, 09:26 AM
If we go oct 18th, how much time do we have before we have to reserve the track? Also, how much are we talking about to rent the track, ? Wanted to calculate the price per person dependent on the number of participants. How about another track like Roebling? maybe we could check their schedule to find a date that is better for everyone.

cobrabitn
04-12-2003, 12:30 PM
It runs around $12,000.00 for a weekend depending on what services we purchase. So we would need about 45 people at $270.00 to pay for it. I was hoping maybe someone would cancel from another club and we could get a better date??

cobrabitn
04-14-2003, 09:08 AM
The October date is now booked. We may get a September 28-29 date, the week after the NASA event?? All of this is contingent upon us getting 45 paid participants.

:doubt:

98banana
04-14-2003, 09:11 AM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
The October date is now booked. We may get a September 28-29 date, the week after the NASA event?? All of this is contingent upon us getting 45 paid participants.

:doubt:

I'm there. And I've got a novice friend with a new 911 that I'm sure I can drag along. :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
04-14-2003, 09:12 AM
Two down and 43 more to go.....

2KWhiteSnake
04-14-2003, 10:29 AM
Count me in Tony. Let me know when you want the money :)

Craig

Big Daddy
04-14-2003, 12:55 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
Two down and 43 more to go.....

Hey Tony I SAID I WOULD GO FOR SURE! so that's three and Craig makes four, you make five, John P makes six....I think we can do this! :D :thumbsup:

2KWhiteSnake
04-14-2003, 01:13 PM
Oh, and btw, my wife will be doing her first event, so count me at (2). :)

Craig

98BlueVert
04-14-2003, 01:41 PM
me me me me.

johnbasf
04-14-2003, 04:19 PM
Originally posted by Big Daddy
Hey Tony I SAID I WOULD GO FOR SURE! so that's three and Craig makes four, you make five, John P makes six....I think we can do this! :D :thumbsup:


If BD says I'm going. I'm going. :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
04-14-2003, 05:20 PM
I will have an answer tomorrow, are you so sure you'd send me a check tomorrow? If so, then that will make me become convinced because 45 is a long way from 7, don't you agree?:p

2KWhiteSnake
04-14-2003, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
I will have an answer tomorrow, are you so sure you'd send me a check tomorrow? If so, then that will make me become convinced because 45 is a long way from 7, don't you agree?:p


You know I would!;)

Craig

BTW, put this post in UPCOMING EVENTS. I'm sure we might get more of a response. It's already there, but maybe we should change the topic to BOLD so people will actually read it. :bounce:

98banana
04-14-2003, 06:47 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
I will have an answer tomorrow, are you so sure you'd send me a check tomorrow? If so, then that will make me become convinced because 45 is a long way from 7, don't you agree?:p

If you come back and say you've got the track, I'll send you a check tomorrow. I can't guarentee the other guy until I talk to him.

timz06
04-14-2003, 06:58 PM
We just need to start an ad campaign

It's easy getting on all of the forums and I know some people. I guess the hard part is getting people to sign up so far in advance.

I think I could get up about 5 people, and I will try to get more, since I am interested in organizing events like this.

I will also go around and post some links to my videos (damn site is down now:mad:

johnbasf
04-14-2003, 07:11 PM
I will definitly be there if Tim goes. :D :D And... I want the same guy to ride with him while a Mustang passes a ZO-6. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :D :D

timz06
04-14-2003, 07:16 PM
'damn she's got handling, damn that cars got power' damn what's he got in that mustang?

timz06
04-14-2003, 07:17 PM
John, you think you can pass me?

johnbasf
04-14-2003, 07:24 PM
Originally posted by timz06
John, you think you can pass me?

I know I can!!! :thumbsup:

Check your PM

timz06
04-14-2003, 07:26 PM
What is your race weight and how much power are you putting to the rear wheels?

Big Daddy
04-14-2003, 07:39 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
I will have an answer tomorrow, are you so sure you'd send me a check tomorrow? If so, then that will make me become convinced because 45 is a long way from 7, don't you agree?:p

Tony if you need the check tomorrow I'll send mine! :D I'm glad John P finally has seen the light and is doing as he's told WITHOUT BEING YELLED AT! ;) ;) :D :rotf: :rotf:

SIUNARA
04-14-2003, 08:38 PM
Can't give you an absolute yes at this point (since it's 6 months away)...but as long as nothing like a wedding or anything major is going on that weekend...count me in. :)

cobragb
04-15-2003, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by SIUNARA
Can't give you an absolute yes at this point (since it's 6 months away)...but as long as nothing like a wedding or anything major is going on that weekend...count me in. :)

Same here,
Glen

NO 5 OH
04-17-2003, 04:20 AM
I know I'll come to this one this time :D

Yeah, I know I said I'd come in March too... but given the things that have happened over the past couple months I'd believe one would see my side of the story. I'm sure the car will run by then given it's so far in advance ;)

It's currently sitting again due to a welded clutch disk in the pressure plate. This is pretty bad due to the fact that it was a high performance clutch and it only has around 600 miles on it :eek: :eek:

cobrabitn
04-17-2003, 12:37 PM
Unfortunately, the September dates have been taken by the original renter so we are back to square one. Looks like we'll have to plan two dates for next year unless something else comes up. ;)

2KWhiteSnake
04-17-2003, 12:39 PM
Roebling or somewhere else maybe?


Craig

timz06
04-17-2003, 09:36 PM
Give roebling a call if you can, fun track and not far for carolina people as well as georgia people.

Big Daddy
04-17-2003, 09:37 PM
Hey guys there is a new track just outside of Birmingham, AL. It's called Birmingham Raceway. Maybe we should check it out for a date?? If it's new we may be able to get in on the ground floor and get some good pricing?? :D :thumbsup:

johnbasf
04-17-2003, 09:46 PM
Here ya go BD, http://www.barbermotorsports.com/

timz06
04-17-2003, 09:54 PM
From what I understand that track is completely booked.

2KWhiteSnake
04-17-2003, 10:30 PM
What's up with all the Porsche weekends at that track? They have 99% of the weekends booked?


Craig

Big Daddy
04-18-2003, 08:43 PM
Look closer guys those ARE NOT weekends!! It appears that September 27th and 28th are open!! :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Do we want to try something here??

2KWhiteSnake
04-18-2003, 11:04 PM
Originally posted by Big Daddy
Look closer guys those ARE NOT weekends!! It appears that September 27th and 28th are open!! :D :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Do we want to try something here??

Has anyone checked Roebling? Wouldn't it be a bit closer than Barber? Wish VIR had something open before Christmas.....now that would be sweet.


Craig

johnbasf
04-18-2003, 11:34 PM
BD and Craig, make some calls to these tracks and let Tony know what you find out. :thumbsup:

2KWhiteSnake
04-18-2003, 11:40 PM
Originally posted by johnbasf
BD and Craig, make some calls to these tracks and let Tony know what you find out. :thumbsup:

Will do! Keep the same weekend? Actually, I'll just see what our options are.

Craig

Big Daddy
04-19-2003, 07:45 AM
I'll be checking on the Barber track next week while I'm in Birmingham. The reason I chose those dates in September is they don't conflict with NASA events. Craig just get a list of available dates and how much they want to rent the track and I'll do the same! :D :thumbsup:

2KWhiteSnake
04-19-2003, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by Big Daddy
I'll be checking on the Barber track next week while I'm in Birmingham. The reason I chose those dates in September is they don't conflict with NASA events. Craig just get a list of available dates and how much they want to rent the track and I'll do the same! :D :thumbsup:

Will do!

cobrabitn
04-20-2003, 01:23 AM
I could have sworn I posted this but here goes.... Wouldn't it just be easier for everyone to go to Gingerman Raceway? I know it is further but you can meet up with other fellow SCMC members like Dean, Brian, Tom Gentry, Tim and Bonny, and others...

The date is SEptember 20-21, 2003. The same time frame you are wanting to go and not to mention Ken will be bringing his 2000 R there. This will also insure a successful event for the SCMC. Just a thought.....:thumbsup:

97whitevert
04-20-2003, 07:47 PM
If I could do only one event that month ( and I don't kow if I can do that yet0 I would definetely go back to Gingerman! That track is awesome! It isn't that much further than birmingham is for me at least. And like tony said, (kinda) it would be much better to have ONE succesful event than 2 less than successful. I would vote for Gingerman. (besides the fact that ken (and karen) would be there too- we have to clementines and the walk to the lake after! and see forrest...;) ):thumbsup: :bounce: :bounce:

NJ2000R
04-20-2003, 10:05 PM
Originally posted by 97whitevert
If I could do only one event that month ( and I don't kow if I can do that yet0 I would definetely go back to Gingerman! That track is awesome! It isn't that much further than birmingham is for me at least. And like tony said, (kinda) it would be much better to have ONE succesful event than 2 less than successful. I would vote for Gingerman. (besides the fact that ken (and karen) would be there too- we have to clementines and the walk to the lake after! and see forrest...;) ):thumbsup: :bounce: :bounce: :thumbsup: and dont forget the maragritas :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

2KWhiteSnake
04-20-2003, 11:06 PM
Trip to Gingerman........

Total Estimated Time: Total Distance: 833.48 miles
14 hours, 7 minutes:eek:

I wouldn't make it back for work on Monday. That will be a no go for me.

Craig

cobrabitn
04-20-2003, 11:18 PM
Starting from: Charlotte, NC
Arriving at: Birmingham, AL
Distance: 391.2 miles Approximate Travel Time: 7 hours 21 mins

Starting from: Charlotte, NC
Arriving at: South Haven, MI
Distance: 884.6 miles Approximate Travel Time: 13 hours 36 mins

If you leave at 6:00 am, you will be there around 7:00 pm that night, it's 6 hours difference each way. If we went to AL, we'd first have to get the track reserved, then hunt people to attend and hope to get 45 people to go when we already know we have about 25 SCMCers that are going to this event. What I like about Gingerman is......NO WALLS!..... just some sand pits. It's a very user friendly track and is not brake intensive like CMP.

I'm going to ask for the day off without pay so I can attend but cannot guarantee it. That would mean two trips to MI for me this year and that's a lot but I'll try. :doubt: Also, I have a score to settle with a stupid little Contour that goes to this event every year. :rotf:

What do you think??:eek:

NJ2000R
04-20-2003, 11:26 PM
Originally posted by 2KWhiteSnake
Trip to Gingerman........

Total Estimated Time: Total Distance: 833.48 miles
14 hours, 7 minutes:eek:

I wouldn't make it back for work on Monday. That will be a no go for me.

Craig Last year, we drove 760 miles each way to Gingerman and had a great time, met some great people, got to see a new area, and made a vacation out of it....an overall excellent time! It really is a beautiful area! We also drove 1275 miles each way to Mid-America in Iowa, again, a long trip, but a fun track and great times with fellow SCMC'ers....and as much as we would like to go to all the events, it just isnt in the cards....not enough vacation time, plus it gets a bit expensive travelling, plus hotel expenses, etc....

2KWhiteSnake
04-20-2003, 11:34 PM
Yeah, I hear it's really nice. Only problem is, we're self employed, which kills a lot of events for me. I would have to be back at 10AM Monday morning (my staff doesn't get in until after 12 noon....college kids). Let me see what I can come up with.

cobrabitn
04-20-2003, 11:45 PM
We also drove 1275 miles each way to Mid-America in Iowa, again, a long trip, but a fun track and great times with fellow SCMC'ers....and as much as we would like to go to all the events, it just isnt in the cards....not enough vacation time, plus it gets a bit expensive travelling, plus hotel expenses, etc....

How about over 2700 miles round trip to Mid America last year. I enjoyed every minute of it and if I wasn't going to the Ford 100th this year, I'd be going somewhere else on a long trip. I do think one long trip per year is sufficient so make sure you make it at Lowe's Motor Speedway on Labor day weekend.... :thumbsup:

2KWhiteSnake
04-21-2003, 02:14 PM
Here is what I have available.....

CMP: Weekend after Thanksgiving Nov 29th&30th

Summit Point 2.10 mile course : Nov 29th&30th

VIR: Hasn't returned call. Told them we'd prefer North or Full Course.

Road Atlanta: Waiting on Callback.

Roebling: Completely Booked.

That's what I was able to come up with. The weekend after Thanksgiving isn't a problem for me. Thanksgiving day is on the Thursday prior to the weekend. Tim? Greg? ...... Were you guys able to find out anything?


Craig

timz06
04-21-2003, 10:35 PM
Talked to the track manager at Roebling, we are thinking about starting a z06 club to do track events, since most vette owners are interested in polishing their vettes and getting their retirement checks.

Roebling is booked every weekend, but weekdays are open, and we are considering getting some people togther to have some fun, price for the track is about $4000.

Where does your club get your insurance, and how much is it, and what are the requirements, if you can say?

BTW, was a lot of fun with the porsche guys, but some were getting pissed at the end, since the 7 z06's and 1 viper, and Samuel (in his cobra) kicked them off the track so badly.

I put up some video of the weekend, and more is to come if anyone is interested.

http://slobird.com/video2.htm

Tim

2KWhiteSnake
04-22-2003, 12:56 AM
Update on the calls I made:

VIR: Booked solid for the next 3 years. No way at all to get the track unless we so go in "half" with "car guys", etc. or some other club. That's what the woman told me. "Repeat customers get first dibs on the track". That's what she said.

Road Atlanta: Waiting on Callback.


Craig

2KWhiteSnake
04-22-2003, 12:00 PM
Anyone got any more input? Looks like the weekend after Thanksgiving is the only thing open right now.

Craig

cobrabitn
04-22-2003, 12:09 PM
Craig,

You may want to jump in with the BMW club in October. Try this link for more information. www.sandlapperbmw.org

Tony

Big Daddy
04-22-2003, 12:18 PM
I'm still waiting to hear from Barber, I called yesterday and left a message. If I don't hear by this afternoon I'll call back.

2KWhiteSnake
04-22-2003, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
Craig,

You may want to jump in with the BMW club in October. Try this link for more information. www.sandlapperbmw.org

Tony

Actually, they have the 2002 year event up :(

2KWhiteSnake
04-22-2003, 06:41 PM
http://www.carolinas-pca.com

http://www.carolinas-pca.com/Driving%20Events.htm


Check out their schedule. For any of us in this area, it's perfect for us as they have a driving event at least once a month at either CMP or Roebling. Think I'll start touring around with them for a bit.:bounce:

Craig

timz06
04-22-2003, 06:43 PM
Samuel says 'them porsche boys ain't got sheit'

2KWhiteSnake
04-22-2003, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by timz06
Samuel says 'them porsche boys ain't got sheit'

:rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

johnbasf
04-22-2003, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by 2KWhiteSnake
:rotf: :rotf: :rotf:


yea!! :rotf: :rotf:

timz06
04-22-2003, 08:40 PM
Samuel did a great job spanking the porsche boys. He put new wheels and tires on the 98 cobra, and was doing a great job driving that car to the limit. He really represented you guys, Roebling is a great course for the mustang with a long straight that you can hit almost 140 on before you have to get into the brakes. It is tough on tires, and I corded my race tires which have been used for 4 events now, the first 3 of which had rain days at least one day of the event.

He even passed one of the z06's in the group, and after he got signed off, he was running around, 'i'm gonna get them z06 boys' he had a ball!

2KWhiteSnake
04-22-2003, 11:03 PM
Tim,
You gonna do the Porsche Club event on May 3rd & 4th?

I think I might sign up for it. A new track would do me some good. I really want the cage/harnesses and suspension on the car before I go though.

Craig

johnbasf
04-22-2003, 11:20 PM
Originally posted by timz06
Samuel did a great job spanking the porsche boys. He put new wheels and tires on the 98 cobra, and was doing a great job driving that car to the limit. He really represented you guys, Roebling is a great course for the mustang with a long straight that you can hit almost 140 on before you have to get into the brakes. It is tough on tires, and I corded my race tires which have been used for 4 events now, the first 3 of which had rain days at least one day of the event.

He even passed one of the z06's in the group, and after he got signed off, he was running around, 'i'm gonna get them z06 boys' he had a ball!

Did he pass your Z0-6 Tim???? :D

2KWhiteSnake
04-22-2003, 11:27 PM
Originally posted by johnbasf
Did he pass your Z0-6 Tim???? :D


Go to bed John!!!!!!!!!!! :p

timz06
04-23-2003, 07:48 AM
Sam didn't pass me yet, but he is getting closer!

I don't think I can make an event in early may, too much to do, especially since I need new tires now. If you can make it you should sign up though, the PCA group we ran with was a good group, rented a conference room at the hotel, and had parties Fri night and Sat night. Lots of free beer!

Anyway, I am shooting for my next event to be road atlanta at the end of May.

Tim

2KWhiteSnake
04-23-2003, 10:43 AM
Originally posted by timz06
Sam didn't pass me yet, but he is getting closer!

I don't think I can make an event in early may, too much to do, especially since I need new tires now. If you can make it you should sign up though, the PCA group we ran with was a good group, rented a conference room at the hotel, and had parties Fri night and Sat night. Lots of free beer!

Anyway, I am shooting for my next event to be road atlanta at the end of May.

Tim

Yeah, I know how that is. I really don't want to go back out until I have the cage in and the new coilover setup. I should be able to get all of that done in May. I'll keep you posted.

Craig