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cobrabitn
04-21-2005, 11:57 PM
We are slated to have the track for one day, Saturday, at Little Talladega on October 29, 2005. This is a tentative date because they will be repaving the track and they are not sure when they will start. We will advertise the event on the SCMC website but we have no control over their track upgrade date so if it cancels then it just cancels. If they decide to start before November, then we will schedule a date at the first opportunity for 2006. We could get any summer date but I'm not sure it is wise to run in AL in the summer heat. Don't think many of the supercharged cars will like it. We are going to limit this event to 50 people. That's right, 50 people. 5 groups of ten and that's it. If we see that most everyone wants a full weekend then we may look into doing that once the event in confirmed 100% in September. Cost will be $100.00 per day for members, non members who have never run with us at any event before will be $125.00. This is supposed to be taking the place of the 411 speedway. Learn more about TGP by going here:
http://www.tgprace.com/index.html

InfamousSVT
04-22-2005, 03:23 AM
Tony will this be like CMP?

NEVERMIND!

BTTBSS
04-22-2005, 06:08 PM
Do the Taxi's get the AARP discount?

nckissfan
04-22-2005, 06:14 PM
what's with the giant circle? that is a neat looking layout, nothing too difficult

RF Cobra
04-22-2005, 08:01 PM
I just wish the date was a little later. I want to go but I'm waiting until the 05 rated helmets come out to get one and I don't think they will be out it time. :(

cobrabitn
04-22-2005, 10:52 PM
Allan,

You can still use the current SA95 helmet for this event and then get the new helmet for next year at the end of the year.

:thumbsup:

RF Cobra
04-23-2005, 12:48 AM
Allan,

You can still use the current SA95 helmet for this event and then get the new helmet for next year at the end of the year.

:thumbsup:
Unfortunately I don't have a helmet. The problem is I don't want to buy one now with the new ones about to come out. I wish they didn't wait until the end of the year to release the new ones. :banghead:

sn8kbit
04-23-2005, 06:48 AM
You guys will enjoy TGP. The track is a lot more technical than the ariel shot shows. Be sure your brake pads are up to snuff, and watch your tires. The track can be run clockwise or counterclockwise. Last time I was down there, the group ran CW for the morning, and CCW afternoon (or visa verca, you get the picture).

I have some in car from a couple of sessions there, in DVD format, that if I can get the disc to someone that can rip it to .mpeg files, they could be hosted.

cobrabitn
04-23-2005, 10:58 AM
Allan...borrow a helmet. :)

Steve, If you can not transmit the file to Edmond, then you can mail him the DVD and he can host it for you on the SCMC server.

Thanks,

Tony

Jason
04-24-2005, 03:29 PM
Sweet! Did I mention SWEET! That track looks SWEET! :thumbsup: :bounce:

TonyBolton
04-24-2005, 03:57 PM
Unfortunately I don't have a helmet. The problem is I don't want to buy one now with the new ones about to come out. I wish they didn't wait until the end of the year to release the new ones. :banghead:You can go ahead and purchase a current issue helmet. They usually are good and eligible to run in events for around 5 years.

LeadSSled
04-25-2005, 10:01 PM
Cool! That would be a fun event. October is a long way off, but if I can work it out, I'm in.

budjrfan
04-25-2005, 10:29 PM
just let us know when we can send money.......... :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
04-25-2005, 10:48 PM
I've heard a lot of positive response from this thread. I'm almost tempted to book the entire weekend... :rotf:

RF Cobra
04-25-2005, 11:20 PM
You can go ahead and purchase a current issue helmet. They usually are good and eligible to run in events for around 5 years.
I was thinking an 05 would be good until 2015, is that correct or am I wrong?

I was just trying to stretch out the usefull lifespan as long as allowable to get the most use possible out of it. (It's part of being an accountant - however, I do believe in buying quality product so no beans here ;) )

LeadSSled
04-26-2005, 06:40 AM
I just checked my schedule. As much as I would like to go, I cannot make the event on this weekend.

The weekend of 10/29 & 10/30 is NASCAR weekend in Atlanta. I've been going to this race with my father and 2 brothers since 1992 and it has become an annual thing. Tickets are bought and paid for and I wouldn't miss this get together for anything. It's the one time per year that all of us are together. Last year, I was even sober enough to see the race. :)

Jason
04-26-2005, 04:14 PM
Last year, I was even sober enough to see the race. :)Heresy! :rotf:

johnbasf
04-26-2005, 04:55 PM
I say $100 for everybody. :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
04-26-2005, 08:08 PM
Just for clarification purposes so we don't confuse anyone.

If you are a club member the cost will be $100.00

If you attended any SCMC event at all which includes the 411, drag day, or CMP and are not a member, then the cost will be the same as a member, $100.00. (This means you Corvette and taxi cab drivers, or any one else that has run at the 411 :rotf: )

If you are not a member and have never attended any of our events then you will have to pay the $125.00 fee for the first time. The next time you attend then you will drop to $100.00 fee like everyone else.

Thanks! :D

Yeller'
05-10-2005, 10:52 AM
I'm pumped about this event, if this is the "replacement" for the 411 Autocross... I say "damn good job" Tony!

Is this a timed event like 411, or a school with instructors like CMP?

My vote goes for making it a two day event, it would also be cool if we could do it twice a year. :p

Why Try?
05-10-2005, 05:38 PM
I was thinking an 05 would be good until 2015, is that correct or am I wrong?

I was just trying to stretch out the usefull lifespan as long as allowable to get the most use possible out of it. (It's part of being an accountant - however, I do believe in buying quality product so no beans here ;) )
RFCobra- I have two helmets and you can borrow one if you need to (size large) the are motorcycle Shoei Helmets, i dont know what specs you need but its DOT approved if that helps, just let me know:thumbsup:

cobrabitn
05-10-2005, 08:42 PM
Brett,

This will be a replacement for the 411 so look for a couple events next year. :thumbsup:

If we can get the turnout and the dates, then we'll shoot for more events next year. I say two days too but we need to try the track out before we solidify anything. Bar no problems, I'll be there in October with the Reckless Rio Red 94 Cobra!

BTTBSS
05-13-2005, 05:43 PM
Tony:

One ssled for sure in October. Its only about 3 hours from Nashville, so if you need help setting up Friday let me know and I'll come down early.

BTW in the taxis we have a little chime that goes off to remind us to cancel the turn signal. Something mandated by the AARP I think....

Allen

redsnake99
05-14-2005, 07:18 AM
I'd like to try this course in Whistler. Long drive, but what else have I got to do?
:thumbsup:

Jason
05-14-2005, 03:45 PM
Has anyone mentioned how much this is gonna rock?
Just in case, let me say:
This is gonna rock! :bounce:

sn8kbit
05-16-2005, 06:29 AM
I've been slammed with work lately, and haven't had a chance to send the video I have off. Here, however, is a link from one of the Lightnings there the last time I was down: Enjoy! (http://www.svtoa-atlanta.org/videos/hl20/Jesper.wmv)

Yeller'
05-16-2005, 09:09 AM
Has anyone mentioned how much this is gonna rock?
Yeah, me! :D



Just in case, let me say:
This is gonna rock!

Wrong... this is gonna R O C K !!!

Yeller'
05-16-2005, 09:32 AM
So is this event gonna be a timed autocross like 411, or have instructors like CMP?

Either would be pretty cool.

cobrabitn
05-17-2005, 08:16 PM
No "official" timing...just all out running as hard as you can all day long! :thumbsup: I doubt we will have instructors unless someone wants to volunteer to help someone else. Most of us are pretty experienced...just think of it as an oversized 411. :rotf: :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
05-17-2005, 08:18 PM
I just checked my schedule. As much as I would like to go, I cannot make the event on this weekend.

What are you buck, buck, buck....chicken? You skeered or something? :rotf:


(Wish I had a chicken doing a strut avatar) :)

cobrabitn
06-03-2005, 10:59 PM
Read this and maybe you'll feel the same way I do....we will need some sort of corner workers or flags for this event!

http://www.nbc4.tv/news/4562562/detail.html#

Tony

Jason
06-08-2005, 08:56 PM
Read this and maybe you'll feel the same way I doI'm definitely planning to have a rollbar and belts by then.

cobrabitn
06-08-2005, 09:04 PM
I am soooooooo in the mood to get back on the track! Can't wait for September and October. :bounce:

BTTBSS
06-09-2005, 08:59 AM
Tony:

I agree that we need corner workers and communication to run a safe, fun event. We might be able to get flags, etc from the Alabama SCCA. If not I can provide radios, if needed. If we have 30 cars, we could run three groups
and always have about 10 corner workers. If someone spins you need to be able to red flag the field.

BTTBSS

Allen

cobrabitn
06-09-2005, 09:42 PM
Allen,

Most clubs run here without corner workers since it is a flat surface and you can see clear across the track. However, we are not most clubs and we'll probably get 4 or 5 workers at the event. We'll limit the event to 48 - 50 cars with 4 run groups of 12. This will enable us to generate some extra $$ for our own flags and radios and we can use them for the next time or maybe just purchase them once we have the event confirmed 100% in September.

It will be a lot of fun no matter how you look at it. I'm trying to ease my way in to getting that Friday off at work so I can get down there early. It's a 5 hour drive for me. Problem is, I have had so many Fridays off that I wouldn't be surprised if they vetoed this day off for me. If that happens, I'll have to take a different course of action. :)

Can't wait to get back together on the track again! :bounce:

Why Try?
06-23-2005, 12:59 PM
Tony,

I plan on attending the event, what will all be needed, just a helmet??? no other safety items are required are they (i.e. roll-bar, tapped off headlights, etc) thanks, ill be making the trip from my new home in Orlando by then too :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
06-23-2005, 09:52 PM
Just a good helmet and an open mind. I'm assuming this will be your first open track event? You don't need a roll bar since you have a coupe. Once we get the date confirmed, then we'll have an event packet for you to use as a guide line. :thumbsup:

LeadSSled
06-23-2005, 09:55 PM
Just a good helmet and an open mind. I'm assuming this will be your first open track event? You don't need a roll bar since you have a coupe. Once we get the date confirmed, then we'll have an event packet for you to use as a guide line. :thumbsup:
Not to put any pressure on you, but if your tentative date moves up a week, I may be able to make it. You'll finally get a chance to beat the SSLED.:D

If it is the last week of October or the 1st week on November, I'm out. I have previous racing plans.

cobrabitn
06-23-2005, 10:01 PM
Terry,

The Porsche club will be there the week before. They start repaving the track the first week in November. That was the only weekend I could get that would fit into our schedule. We have a drag day the week after and a Charleston Ghost Tour the week before. Wish I could change it for you buddy. :(

LeadSSled
06-23-2005, 10:06 PM
The Porsche club will be there the week before.
That's OK; I like spanking Porsches too. The open headered SSLED seems to offend the Grey Poupon crowd a little. They must have sensitive ears. :D

That's OK. I understand. Never hurts to ask, though. Being out of town 3 weeks in a row for racing might be tough to pull off with the Misses anyway. I will try to make CMP next Spring, though.

Yeller'
07-21-2005, 01:03 PM
I'm really looking forward to this... it's gonna kick ass.

cobrabitn
07-21-2005, 10:05 PM
Brett,

Now everyone has seen your photo... :rotf:

:)

CMCLEOD
07-22-2005, 06:01 PM
Tony,
Long time no see/speak/race...:)

I've run this track twice in the last year and a half and had plenty of fun. If I may offer some unsolicited advice and observations...

The track is flat, and you can see the whole track from the pits / flag stand. While on track, you will not be able to keep an eye on the whole track. You will loose sight of portions of the track due to slight elevation changes...and of course tunnel vision.

Both times I've run at TGP, we had no more than 20 cars. We limited the track to 4 or 5 cars at a time, and everyone ran plenty of laps...brakes (or should I say the overheating of brakes) limited track time more than the number of drivers. It might be possible to run more cars safely, but I think you will have some cars waiting in line to pass others with 10 cars on the track...The straights are not long enough to get more than 3 cars past safely (IMHO) during a track event.

Track in from the pits: You will definately want a worker here to control entry to track. With the track running clockwise, you are entering the track from the left, and you are put directly into the line for the entry of the skid pad corner...not a place to step out in front of another car that's going 85mph.

Corner workers: I would not use corner workers at TGP. There is just not enough room for workers to hang out in a safe place. Besides, access to the whole track is very straight forward from the pits, and should there be a BIG off track event, a corner worker isn't going to be there any faster. If you are trying to provide some warning to drivers to slow down etc, I would consider radio, and the flag stand. Again, just my personal opinion.

If I can, I'd love to join you guys there. I'll run if I can, but just to see some old SCMC friends will be nice also...I may just have to spank you with my LX5.0! :)

Later,

Channing

cobrabitn
07-22-2005, 10:33 PM
Channing,

It is soooooooo good to hear from you. I talked to Joey one day and he said you had a 5 liter Mustang. :) Who knows??? Maybe we'll get you back in a Snake soon... :D

Thanks for all the advice Channing; I just called David at TGP and he confirmed we could have the track on October 29th because they put off the construction for 6 months. I told him we may want it for two days so I'll need to know from everyone here if they would definitely go to a two day event?

It looks like 7 cars is a better number so we'll probably have to limit the run groups to 35 cars or 5 groups of 7. I'm not looking at this event as a "driving school" since most of us have run on the track. Also, it will cost more for 2 days obviously. I saw where the GA Mustang club was charging $150.00 per day for non MCA members and $125.00 per day for MCA members. I'm going to do some checking with the insurance cost but with 35 people, we may have to do a tad higher then $100.00 a day but not more then $125.00 a day.
What did you pay to go Channing?

If finances are good then we can do a Saturday night pizza party for all the participants.

David said we would need the following:

1. Pit out person
2. Pit in person
3. Gate person all day
4. 3 observers on the track
5. Tech person (Rick McNutt and Jayne)
6. Registration person (Tony Sorrentino)

Of course you are most welcome to come and join in and I'll be bringing the 94 so you can feel competitive out there. :rotf: Maybe you can call around and get us a good hotel that is relatively new and inexpensive? Can't wait to see ya again!

Final words to everyone on this thread that is 100% attending...One day or two? Please post your reply here, thanks!

Jason
07-23-2005, 08:43 PM
Being out of town 3 weeks in a row for racing might be tough to pull off with the Misses anyway. Yeah, she'd insist on 4 weeks.:p

CMCLEOD
07-24-2005, 11:53 AM
Tony,
I have no idea what track cost were...I was a guest both times with an Engineering Firm that was "marketing"...just a legit way to "wright off" a track day :)

As for reservations, let me know and I'll help anyway possible. I'm out of town alot, but I'll make room in the schedule.

Looking forward to it.

Channing

Yeller'
07-25-2005, 08:46 AM
One day or two?

Two would be cool with me.

sn8kbit
07-25-2005, 05:34 PM
Either one or two, I'll be there. Two preferably. (You did say post preferences)

The time I ran with SVTOA Atlanta, they had one guy in the tower and a couple of controllers with radios. Pit in and Pit out is a definite must, one session there was no pit out guy, and made it real shaky pulling out on track.

Channing, it'd be awesome if you made it! It'd be nice to see ya again, it's been quite a while.

budjrfan
07-26-2005, 12:05 PM
prefer one day but can do two if that's what it takes :thumbsup:

BTTBSS
07-26-2005, 01:51 PM
One day is good for me. Two days and I'll have to do a brake job to get the beast home.

BTTBSS

4,410 LBS of fun

tnturbo
07-26-2005, 02:10 PM
Either one is fine with me.

Jason
07-26-2005, 05:33 PM
I'm easy. Either way I'll be there.

tvette
08-03-2005, 06:14 PM
I haven't seen an explicit statement about this, but reading between the lines it seems that I would need a rollbar to drive my covertible at Talladega. Is this correct? If so, I guess I will have to stick to the 411 autocross.

RF Cobra
08-03-2005, 06:39 PM
I haven't seen an explicit statement about this, but reading between the lines it seems that I would need a rollbar to drive my covertible at Talladega. Is this correct? If so, I guess I will have to stick to the 411 autocross.
You are correct. A rollbar will be needed for Talladega.

Jason
08-04-2005, 05:38 PM
I guess I'm out too. :(

cobrabitn
08-04-2005, 09:40 PM
Put a bolt in rollbar in your Vettes and come on out. Just make sure it goes over the top of your head. While we are all above average drivers (in comparison to most street drivers), accidents do happen. That's why they call them accidents. You can at the very least, go rent a Mustang for a weekend and bring it to the track. Who knows, you may just like driving a pony car. :) If I were to go somewhere without my car and they were having a track event where I was staying, I'd rent a racer for a day. :p but then, that's me.

Besides, if you should ever flip your car while on track...at least you can reduce the amount of injury by having protection should you sustain any injuries. We all think it can't happen to us, but it does so play it safe. You got the car, a Corvette, now get the safety equipment. :thumbsup:

TonyBolton
08-06-2005, 06:32 AM
To my best of understanding, the need of a rollbar in a convert. car, was only true if you/they were running R-compound tires.

Therefore a street tire equipped(120+treadwear)convert would be OK to run(without a rollbar).

cobrabitn
08-08-2005, 07:30 PM
We have reserved the track for 2 days...October 29-30, 2005. :) Channing we will need some hotel information to put on the registration forms.

Thanks! :thumbsup:

tvette
08-09-2005, 10:34 PM
Is there an authoritative source we can contact to settle the rollbar question definitively?

RF Cobra
08-09-2005, 10:43 PM
Tony (Cobrabitn) is the one with the final word on this.

It is my understanding that it is club policy that a rollbar is required at an event like this due to insurance requirements.

CMCLEOD
08-10-2005, 03:48 PM
Here's the two closest:

Days Inn Lincoln (http://www.hotels.com/property.do?mtnHotelID=272109&page=info&numadults=2&numchildren=0&numrooms=1&CIDay=28&CIMonth=10&CIYear=2005&CODay=31&COMonth=10&COYear=2005&z_property=&gds=3&thisPageNumber=1&roomOccupancyString=1||2|0|0&qKey=null&roomTypeCode=100)

Ramada Limited Pell City (http://www.hotels.com/property.do?mtnHotelID=272117&page=info&numadults=2&numchildren=0&numrooms=1&CIDay=28&CIMonth=10&CIYear=2005&CODay=31&COMonth=10&COYear=2005&z_property=&gds=3&thisPageNumber=1&roomOccupancyString=1||2|0|0&qKey=null&roomTypeCode=100)

johnbasf
08-10-2005, 05:40 PM
Is there an authoritative source we can contact to settle the rollbar question definitively?

Verts must have a roll bar at all of the SCMC's track events.

cobrabitn
08-14-2005, 01:05 AM
OKay ya'll...the final numbers are $125.00 a day with a late fee of $25.00 if you wait past October 15, 2005 to register. If you do two days then the cost is $235.00 for the weekend/ Basically $117.50 per day. We'll get the registration form up in the store as soon as possible.

If we max the event out then we'll do a pizza party on Saturday night afterwards. If we don't, then we'll just try to pay for the event. I think it best we get the pit crew and pay them rather us try to do it so we can basically BS all day when we are not running. We will also have to pay a person at the gate to stay there all day rather than one of us do it by rotating. Remember this event is limited to the first 35 people that register. Thanks.. :D

budjrfan
08-14-2005, 11:33 PM
......Remember this event is limited to the first 35 people that register. Thanks.. :D
is that 35 runners per day or total for the event, even though some of those don't run both days? :(

cobrabitn
08-15-2005, 05:47 PM
35 entries (runners) per day. So if you are just doing Saturday then that's okay as long as you register first. That will leave a Sunday spot open for someone. First come, first serve. We will get the registration fee up in the store so you can register online and it will make it easier for Rick and I to keep up with it. :thumbsup: Participants will be grouped according to experience.

On a side note...look y'all, I have run with some of you at the 411 and Talladega is a little more then the 411 as speeds can be greater. If you have a vert, please consider a rollbar to protect yourself. If something ever happened to any of you, I don't think I could live with myself for a long while. (Probably forever) Don't add that extra worry on Rick or myself. If we didn't care about you enough to know how much is at stake, I'd just let you run wild.

Jason
08-15-2005, 10:59 PM
I totally understand about the rollbars. I just don't know if I'm going to be able to make it happen in time. If I can, I'm in. If not, I'll be in next year. :thumbsup:

antivnm
08-17-2005, 09:10 PM
so by that last statement by cobrabitn, "If you have a vert, please consider a rollbar to protect yourself" does "consider" mean that is the drivers decision?

hate to beat a dead horse, but i have a buddy wanting to come to this event also. he doesnt have a roll bar yet either.

i plan on getting in on this event for sunday. i bought my cobra after the march CMP event(i had the pewter trans-am). i have owned it for a little more than 4 months now. drove it for the first week and a half, then burned the number 3 and 7 piston. the ford dealership has had it for the other 3.5 months. looks like i will get it back next week.

Yeller'
08-18-2005, 04:06 PM
If something ever happened to any of you, I don't think I could live with myself for a long while. (Probably forever)..........If we didn't care about you enough to know how much is at stake, I'd just let you run wild.

HaHa, damn dude you sound like my parents circa 1985. :D ;)

pdogkilr
08-22-2005, 12:56 PM
Hi Tony,

I am going to come down for both days, if there are any spots left. I will watch the boards for the registration form.

BTW, I ran TGP last year with Atlanta SVTOA and it is a great track. I want to install brake ducts this year before we do it again. I melted the boots on the front calipers last year. And no, Steve, I was not riding the brakes !

I don't post very often Tony, and just to remind you, I'm Steve's dad. The Atlanta SVTOA is doing a 1-day on September 18th and I will be there for that one as well.

You have a great group, and I am looking forward to running with you again.

See you in October.

Jerry

Yeller'
08-22-2005, 01:16 PM
Hey I have kind-of an off the wall question, would a Factory Five AC Cobra replica with drivers side "mini rollbar" (or whatever that thing is called) be able to run in an event like this?

That bar behind the drivers head on those cars is functional and tied into the frame...

Could these legally run in SCCA/HPDE events also?

cobrabitn
08-22-2005, 08:22 PM
Ben, The convertibles have to have a rollbar and it needs to be where the driver's head is below the bar when driving it. Your friend should invest in either a "bolt in" or weld in type bar so that you can be friends for many, many years.

Brett, if they bar is above his head, he is okay to run with us.

Jerry, hope to see you in October. I guess you gave up on drag racing... :rotf:

I got the contract last week and we will be set to go for two days. I'm banking there is enough interest that the two days justifies itself. ;)

pdogkilr
08-22-2005, 10:01 PM
Actually have not given up the drags. Last run was with you though, last fall in Jackson. Relatively stock setup getting 12.5 at 111 wasn't bad. I'm gonna try to make the November meet this year and see what the beast will do now with all the mods, but grandpa still shifting it.

sn8kbit
08-22-2005, 10:42 PM
The old guy beat me to it. Waiting patiently for registration, and the ID of the "host" hotel.

I'll be there both days also.

And no, Steve, I was not riding the brakes !

Wish the video session was clearer, the flames shooting about 12" out of your wheels said different!

cobrabitn
08-22-2005, 10:55 PM
The registration form is complete, I'm waiting on Edmond to post it up on the website as he is just now getting his home computer hooked up tonight.

I haven't looked at a hotel yet but we need help finding corner workers for the two days...any ideas??

sn8kbit
08-23-2005, 07:08 AM
Tony, I know we talked about TGP back in March. When you get some time, call me about the corner worker issue.

cobrabitn
08-23-2005, 09:01 PM
OKay Steve... just give me a tad bit of time to catch my breath. I just blew the rear brakes out on my 94 Coupe and I have a ton of stuff to do the next 4 weeks. I di look for a hotel last night with interior corridors but came up empty. I'll keep looking for a reasonable price and something nice to spend the night at.

:thumbsup:

cobrabitn
09-01-2005, 11:49 PM
I'm going to see if this attachment will work?

RF Cobra
09-02-2005, 09:15 AM
If you can't open the previous form, here is a pdf version.

pdogkilr
09-02-2005, 04:15 PM
Tony,

I'm a little dissapointed in the "no passengers" clause in the entry form. I know the answer, but have to ask - any exceptions?

Jerry

sjrife
09-06-2005, 08:28 AM
Hey guys,

Novices permitted at this one?

Yeller'
09-06-2005, 08:39 AM
Novices permitted at this one?

Crap, if you're a novice what does that make me? :p
...leaving myself wide open for this one. :rolleyes:

sjrife
09-06-2005, 09:11 AM
I just know the phone number to the tire store. ;)

I've never done a track day.

Yeller'
09-08-2005, 04:50 PM
I've never done a track day.

Me neither, we'll have a blast!

From what I understand, fresh pads/brake fluid and an extra set of pads are a must. Probably even more so if you drive like me....

Wide open throttle... (OH CRAP!) lock em' up...
Wide open throttle... (OH CRAP!) lock em' up.

HaHa :rotf:

cobrabitn
09-08-2005, 08:51 PM
Jerry,

We can talk about that through private e-mail.

Thanks,

Tony

pdogkilr
09-09-2005, 08:32 PM
No problem Tony. I tried to send you a note via PM and email through the boards. Both said you didn't take incoming. Send me a PM or email with an address that I can use, please.

Thanks,
Jerry

antivnm
09-19-2005, 09:26 PM
i just printed out my entry form. it should be on your way soon rick. i just checked the store. i did not see a way to sign up for this event there. maybe i overlooked it?

cobrabitn
09-21-2005, 12:28 AM
Ben,

Edmond is supposed to have the form up in the store when he gets a chance to put it up there. How does this sound for a hotel?

http://www.wingateinns.com/Wingate/control/Booking/check_avail

P.S. If you share a room then your cost would be $79.00 for two nights, just an idea... :)

:thumbsup:

cobrabitn
09-26-2005, 05:14 PM
We negotiated a $69.00 rate for this hotel. Please go to the sign up thread for an events packet, registration form, and other information, thanks.

Yeller'
09-30-2005, 11:21 AM
If anyone wants to share a room Friday and Saturday night, let me know.
I'm all about doing this on the cheap.

JBoden
10-01-2005, 04:21 PM
Just booked the room - we'll roll in late Friday afternoon :bounce:

Can't wait :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
10-03-2005, 07:37 PM
You can now pay on line for this event:

https://secure.scmcstore.com/store/home.php?cat=2

:thumbsup:

Yeller'
10-06-2005, 04:06 PM
Tony, PM or Email me when you get a chance (your PM doesn't work...)
theoriginalbrett@yahoo.com

cobrabitn
10-06-2005, 09:46 PM
Brett,

I have my PM turned off..just call me sometime this weekend on the club line. 803-371-0725

Thanks!

:thumbsup:

fasst94impala
10-07-2005, 07:29 PM
Rick, paperwork for Saturday event enroute. :bounce: Can't wait. Could you provide a schedule at some point.

Stop&TurnFreak
10-09-2005, 11:00 PM
Fasst94Impala,

I met you down at Road Atlanta with Spencer and Jill (LTD). I was the dude in the Black Evo8.

Glad to see you are going to be down there, I am sending my stuff in shortly *(have to wait till payday). I may be instructing, still waiting to hear if they have a need down there. Anyway, I love TGPR, great track to learn on, I have rented it several times to work on my car, and to tune with my buddies and their One Lap car.

See you guys there....

OutaFocus
10-10-2005, 07:58 AM
I just signed up for Saturday. I ran the track in September with SVTOA-Atlanta and had a great time on that little track. I've heard a lot of good things about this club and I look forward to meeting you guys.

fasst94impala
10-10-2005, 10:34 AM
Fasst94Impala,

I met you down at Road Atlanta with Spencer and Jill (LTD). I was the dude in the Black Evo8.

See you guys there....
Awesome. Should be fun!!!

Also a heads up to the corner workers...glowing rotors and flaming calipers on a taxi is normal. When the paint burns off, the fire goes out and the calipers match the color of the car :D

Stop&TurnFreak
10-10-2005, 10:48 AM
Here is some vid of me at Talladega with my buddies Evo http://32vcobra.com/talladega0205/amsevo-dave.avi. This one is only doing about 360whp, but check the rotors in the corners.....fire is cool. Also, if you go to http://www.32vcobra.com (http://www.32vcobra.com/), you can see alot of vids from Talladega, and Roebling (the codec can be downloaded from the bottom of the page).

apexinghonda
10-12-2005, 10:54 PM
About the suprashootout being part of the event SCMC had rented Saturday but not Sunday at first. The Suprashootout folks were trying to add the Sunday slot for a track day to add to their show n shine/dyno/and drag event. Just when they got enough entries to make it happen SCMC had already reserved Sunday too. Fortunately they were able to accomodate the Supra folks and that is why sunday filled up so quick. They already had entries. It should be fun having the American Iron mixing with the Japanese Rice.

As to TGPR it is a fun track with lots of runoff in most turns. Two of the curves have banking including the very fun sweeper at the end of the straight. Three of the turns have very late apexes and turn two well, it just doesn't have an apex. You see all kinds of lines through it. The track may not be long but you can hit triple figures on the back straight (even in my little honda) and it can be hard on the brakes because you don't have long straights like Road Atlanta to cool down your brakes. Turn One has quite a few tricks to it and entry to the turn at 85+mph is possible for those who don't mind staying in the gas as long as possible (well as is possible safely). You can also spin it down there when you get it wrong.

Try to be nice to my little four banger CRX.

Barry H. http://www.we-todd-did-racing.com/wetoddimage.wtdr/wOTI4MjQ2NnM0MTNkZmQzMXk1NDE%3D.jpg

cobrabitn
10-12-2005, 11:17 PM
Glad to see you on the board Barry. We need to have a conference call tomorrow night, did Rick let you know? We want to go over some thoughts before we go down there and this thing looks chaotic. The call will be tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. and you will call a toll free number. Rick should have e-mailed you the information.

I think this event worked out for both organizations, SCMC wanted to do two days, so we took a poll. When we had several members coming long distances for the event we opted for the two day rental because they wanted to do 2 days.

I'm not sure how "official" the Supra Club is but SCMC has general liability insurance and we also purchased additional event insurance at a much lower rate then what the Talladega track was offering the Supra Club so they came out pretty good on that, too.

Don't let some of these guys fool you, at the 411, those imports do pretty darn good. However, I think this event will be interesting none the less.

Have Hoosiers will travel! :thumbsup:

Tony

apexinghonda
10-13-2005, 01:15 AM
Hey Tony,
Is that conference call 9pm central? I have either put on quite a few events or helped others put on events at TGPR. It is an easy venue to put on an event with a minimum of staff. As long as everyone understands your rules chaos will not be a problem. I had an overheat issue with my car the other week (think I was getting inconsistent electrical juice to my meziere electric water pump. putting a mechanical one back on) so as long as I didn't hurt the car, I will be there with my CRX which looks like nothing but well, lets just say I sold my supra because this Honda is so much faster. Even if my car needs work and I can't run it, I will be there because I said I would.

I have many events under my belt out there so I think I can answer most logistical event management questions particular to this venue. I am sure you guys know how to put on a good event.Looking forward to it!

BTW no email from Rick yet on the conference call number looking in my inbox.

Barry H.

cobrabitn
10-13-2005, 06:44 AM
Barry,

That would be tonight at 9:00 p.m. EDT or 8:00 central. If you can't find Rick's e-mail then send me one and I'll give you the information. mrmach@cetlink.net

Thanks,

Tony

Yeller'
10-24-2005, 12:42 PM
How many guys are camping at the race track?

cobrabitn
10-24-2005, 05:49 PM
Brett,

If you want to split a room then we can do that. You can pay for one day and I'll pay for the other. You can let me know through e-mail what you want to do?

Thanks,

Yeller'
10-26-2005, 08:08 AM
If you want to split a room then we can do that.

Your Email and PM's still aren't working... I already booked a room with Shawn Willocks yesterday. Thanks anyway buddy. :)

cobrabitn
10-26-2005, 08:13 AM
No problem bud! I don't take PM's through the BB, too annoying. You have to e-mail me direct. :)

Yeller'
10-26-2005, 08:36 AM
Cool, I found it... you have an E mail.

OutaFocus
10-30-2005, 07:54 PM
Thanks to all of you who organized this event. I only ran Saturday, but I had a great time and I will attend future events. You gys have a great club and put on a great event! Thanks again!

Scott Laudenslager

cobrabitn
10-31-2005, 07:49 AM
Glad you had a good time Scott and a big thanks to your wife for tending the gate for a while. It was a tremendous help! Next time we'll be sure to have a gate attendant set up. :thumbsup:

fasst94impala
10-31-2005, 08:12 AM
Rick/Tony and SCMC,

Thanks for letting us join the fun and run our cars on the track. Sure beats hauling travelers and their luggage to and from the airport ;).

I had an absolutely fantastic time and really enjoyed the event as well as the people in attendance. You guys are tops and thanks for dialing up the beautiful weather again. (how do you consistantly do that?)

The track provided a great driving experience and by tailing Rick at the end of the day, I learned a substantially different line. I can't wait until the next event. Kumhos are totally shot after 4 events. I'll have new tires and bigger brakes next time out.

If there is ever a vote needed for 411 vs TGP, I'd cast one for both since they are both great events...but for the travel/track time/dollar value, TGP wins hands down.

See you at the next event.

Mark

(Current cab fare - first lap $10.00/each addl lap $5.00)

ShagnWRX
10-31-2005, 11:28 AM
A great event, and TONS of track time. Thanks for organizing and administrating a great day at Talladega Grand Prix Track.

I thought this might be somewhat amusing to those folks that were there. A video of the Grand Marquis doing circuits around TGPrix.

Grand Marquis Vid at TGPR (http://drunkensubaru.org/images/zoom/VIDEOS/tgprix_crownvic_adventures.wmv)

Enjoy!
Shagn

sn8kbit
10-31-2005, 12:53 PM
Fun Stuff!

Enjoyed the heck out of it, nice to see folks I don't get to see often. Mark me down for this one next year.

Steve

autoxmike
10-31-2005, 01:18 PM
Thanks to the club for a great event on Saturday. Weather was great and the SVT Cobra folks were great hosts. I had a great time getting the Cobra kit car on the track for the first time (mine was the burgundy with gray stripe version). I especially enjoyed the challenge of trying to run down the Yellow Z06 - that thing is FAST!

Mike Taylor
65 AC Cobra replica
408 CI Clevor
T-56 6 Speed

johnbasf
10-31-2005, 04:15 PM
A great event, and TONS of track time. Thanks for organizing and administrating a great day at Talladega Grand Prix Track.

I thought this might be somewhat amusing to those folks that were there. A video of the Grand Marquis doing circuits around TGPrix.

Grand Marquis Vid at TGPR (http://drunkensubaru.org/images/zoom/VIDEOS/tgprix_crownvic_adventures.wmv)

Enjoy!
Shagn

Great video Shagn. Your cars sounds very nice. I have a dumb question, is it an automatic??

ShagnWRX
10-31-2005, 04:59 PM
Great video Shagn. Your cars sounds very nice. I have a dumb question, is it an automatic??
lol.. Not dumb, i think with me coming on and off throttle to match the Marquis speed, it sounds a bit weird...

6 spd manual.. On the full bore unhindered runs, I am using 3rd, 4th, and 5th

cobrabitn
10-31-2005, 08:29 PM
I have a few pics Garry Talbert sent me from the event. A real good one with me passing the 98 banana! :)

1. Me passing the banana
2. The banana passing Jim Boden
3. Brian West's 2000 Cobra R
4. 94 Rio Red Racer
5. Track Shot -- Jim Boden on the front stretch! (picture perfect weather)

JBoden
10-31-2005, 08:34 PM
Great photos ! and a great track event - thanks Rick. :bounce:

So when do we get to see the pics of Tony rearranging cones coming out of turn 3???? :eek:

cobrabitn
10-31-2005, 08:39 PM
You won't get to see those pics Jim....it's not easy doing a 270 degree turn around on the track! :rotf:

autoxmike
10-31-2005, 10:22 PM
Here is some in-car video from the first session on Saturday. Track was still cold and so was I! I can post video more if anyone is interested.

The video is about 60 MB


http://www4.rapidupload.com/d.php?file=dl&filepath=1701

Mike Taylor
65 AC Cobra replica

johnbasf
11-01-2005, 05:06 PM
Post away Mike. Nice driving. :thumbsup:

sn8kbit
11-01-2005, 05:46 PM
Nice video, and great link for hosting. Thanks!

I managed to get a small clip my father took on the front straight:

http://www4.rapidupload.com/d.php?file=dl&filepath=2335

Wish I had remembered the battery and charger, no in car for me :rolleyes:

johnbasf
11-01-2005, 06:53 PM
Steve, how did you like the KB IRS?

autoxmike
11-01-2005, 07:20 PM
Post away Mike. Nice driving. :thumbsup:
John,

Thanks! Your group puts on a great event! In the words of the California Governor - "I'll be back!"

Mike

sn8kbit
11-01-2005, 07:44 PM
Steve, how did you like the KB IRS?

Love it. Can't put my finger on specifics, as far as what it actually corrected, but the car is much more neutral and easier to drive than before. I gotta thank Wilson and Tone for the small conversations that talked me into doing it.

fasst94impala
11-06-2005, 04:43 PM
Ride along in the taxi. Here's some footage of me chasing down Shawn. Sorry about the camera angle half way through. The camera mount could not handle the high speed sweeper Gs.

http://www6.rapidupload.com/d.php?file=dl&filepath=1901