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« Reply #250 on: March 07, 2014, 11:56:20 AM »

Hey everyone!

I am new here, just wanted to introduce myself. Just moved to Columbus from Texas for work relocation.

Had some wonderful co-workers point me this direction to re-establish my motor sports hobbies up north.

I'd really like to get actively involved in the community, not just participate.

I drive an '09 Ralliart w/full mods.

Names Nick!
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« Reply #251 on: March 07, 2014, 12:14:37 PM »

Hey everyone!

I am new here, just wanted to introduce myself. Just moved to Columbus from Texas for work relocation.

Had some wonderful co-workers point me this direction to re-establish my motor sports hobbies up north.

I'd really like to get actively involved in the community, not just participate.

I drive an '09 Ralliart w/full mods.

Names Nick!


Oh cool, you have an Evo!?


Just kidding, it's Kale....glad you found the forum and welcome!
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« Reply #252 on: March 07, 2014, 12:37:05 PM »

Welcome Nick! 
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« Reply #253 on: March 07, 2014, 01:17:29 PM »

Hey everyone!

I am new here, just wanted to introduce myself. Just moved to Columbus from Texas for work relocation.

Had some wonderful co-workers point me this direction to re-establish my motor sports hobbies up north.

I'd really like to get actively involved in the community, not just participate.

I drive an '09 Ralliart w/full mods.

Names Nick!


Oh cool, you have an Evo!?


Just kidding, it's Kale....glad you found the forum and welcome!

everyone has jokes :p
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« Reply #254 on: March 11, 2014, 04:38:34 PM »

Hi my name is Sean.

I drive a green miata and hope to be very active in autocross this year.

I live in Chillicothe and OVR is my home region but I'm so close to other regions that I will be going to a lot of other events as well.

Last year was my first year doing any autocross and I went to the last events for WOR and Cincy but was unable to make the season ender for OVR.

I look forward to meeting other OVR members at the upcoming events.
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« Reply #255 on: March 20, 2014, 11:02:53 PM »

Hey there. my name is Ryan. I live in Hilliard and have been lurking on the site since last year. hoping to get out to as many events as I can this year. had many mustangs over the years. currently have a 98 Cobra. has CAI, exhaust and tune. caster camber plates and lower springs. made 279 rwhp and 288 rwtq. not sure what class I will be in but looking forward to getting out and enjoying the car this year.

I signed up for the 29th. hope to see some of you out there. will need all the pointers I can get.



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« Reply #256 on: March 20, 2014, 11:51:07 PM »

Are those pictures taken in the garage at Woody's Towing?
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« Reply #257 on: March 21, 2014, 01:04:06 AM »

Depending on the exhaust (whether or not it has cats), you could be in STX.

Otherwise, ESP or SMS would be good choices.
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« Reply #258 on: March 21, 2014, 01:27:23 AM »

Are those pictures taken in the garage at Woody's Towing?

Yes.

Depending on the exhaust (whether or not it has cats), you could be in STX.

Otherwise, ESP or SMS would be good choices.

No cats.
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« Reply #259 on: March 21, 2014, 01:31:06 AM »

That nixes STX.
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« Reply #260 on: March 21, 2014, 07:29:38 AM »

Sounds like a fun SMS car Ryan!
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« Reply #261 on: March 23, 2014, 10:28:02 AM »

Hi folks! I auto crossed from 1992 to 97. I'm thinking about doing this again on a cheap budget. I'm thinking about either Street Touring Sport or Street Touring Compact. If there is a cheaper class to run in, I'm all ears and I'm also looking for a vehicle to do this. Any suggestions?

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« Reply #262 on: March 24, 2014, 08:20:15 AM »

Randy,

It sounds like you are planning to purchase a car before selecting a class.  True?

f you need to buy a car to run with, there are numerous options.  Street Touriing (ST) has a number of inexpensive options at the local level.
STF,  STC, and STS can all be done on the cheap and they are fun to run.  There is freedom in the ST rule set to do some basic mods and make the cars much more fun to drive.

However, since the last time you autocross, they changed the "Stock" category to "Street"  which is (more or less) the old Stock category with the requirement to run treadwear 140 (TW 200 in 2015 and beyond) tires.  This is probably the cheapest option as the mods are limited. 

What kind of car are you thinking about?

Rich
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« Reply #263 on: March 24, 2014, 10:00:36 AM »

Hi folks! I auto crossed from 1992 to 97. I'm thinking about doing this again on a cheap budget. I'm thinking about either Street Touring Sport or Street Touring Compact. If there is a cheaper class to run in, I'm all ears and I'm also looking for a vehicle to do this. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Randy Holton 614-332-4540
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I think something like a 97-98 Ragtop Vette would be the perfect choice.
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« Reply #264 on: March 24, 2014, 10:57:08 AM »

Randy,

It sounds like you are planning to purchase a car before selecting a class.  True?

f you need to buy a car to run with, there are numerous options.  Street Touriing (ST) has a number of inexpensive options at the local level.
STF,  STC, and STS can all be done on the cheap and they are fun to run.  There is freedom in the ST rule set to do some basic mods and make the cars much more fun to drive.

However, since the last time you autocross, they changed the "Stock" category to "Street"  which is (more or less) the old Stock category with the requirement to run treadwear 140 (TW 200 in 2015 and beyond) tires.  This is probably the cheapest option as the mods are limited. 

What kind of car are you thinking about?

Rich

he has a vette! he could bring it to come play before he's bought a car! RUN WHAT YOU BRUNG Randy!!!
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« Reply #265 on: March 24, 2014, 03:38:49 PM »

Heck if you have a Corvette, run it. 

It would be great to see one that doesn't leak oil or need to be pushed off course.
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« Reply #266 on: March 24, 2014, 06:11:57 PM »

Heck if you have a Corvette, run it. 

It would be great to see one that doesn't leak oil or need to be pushed off course.

Those are bold words coming from a man who can't seem to get his car off the trailer in running condition at national events.
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« Reply #267 on: March 24, 2014, 06:32:36 PM »

Heck if you have a Corvette, run it. 

It would be great to see one that doesn't leak oil or need to be pushed off course.

Those are bold words coming from a man who can't seem to get his car off the trailer in running condition at national events.
Hey, it was running condition.  Just not REVVING condition!
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« Reply #268 on: March 24, 2014, 08:37:52 PM »

Heck if you have a Corvette, run it. 

It would be great to see one that doesn't leak oil or need to be pushed off course.

Those are bold words coming from a man who can't seem to get his car off the trailer in running condition at national events.
Hey, it was running condition.  Just not REVVING condition!

Wow, that's something to be really proud of.
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« Reply #269 on: March 30, 2014, 10:28:53 AM »

Hi all. I made it out to the fun (aka cold, rainy, slippery) day at National Trail yesterday, driving my GTO. This was my first event since 2010, so felt like such a newbie. Nice to meet a few of you, and thanks to everyone who helped me out. Hoping to make a few more events this year!

Best,
Aaron





Thanks to Paul W. for riding along and lending his knowledge. Also to everyone else who gave me a hand and made me feel welcome, it was much appreciated!

Videos from yesterday:

http://youtu.be/zS_19wECZ7U
http://youtu.be/T-ROzM5cGtI
http://youtu.be/rub7pGWoBHo

See you next time!
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« Reply #270 on: March 30, 2014, 10:31:13 AM »

Welcome Aaron!
Check out this thread as well, we can't wait to see the rest of your photos!
http://forum.ovr-scca.org/index.php?topic=1004.0
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« Reply #271 on: March 30, 2014, 11:15:10 AM »

Welcome Aaron!  Really like that color on the GTO!
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« Reply #272 on: March 30, 2014, 11:28:05 AM »

Good to see you and car yesterday, Aaron. And welcome to the forum. Smiley
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« Reply #273 on: March 30, 2014, 03:35:45 PM »

Welcome Aaron! I enjoyed riding with you and all our new drivers. Your GTO is sweet and will be a lot of fun. You made a great choice with a V8/rear drive car!  Yes, I'm biased...

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« Reply #274 on: March 30, 2014, 08:58:08 PM »

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome.

Quote from: Simi
Check out this thread as well, we can't wait to see the rest of your photos!
Photos are up! Quality of pictures went down as my camera lens got wetter and my fingers got colder. Still, a few keepers in there. I need more practice in the rain (shooting and driving!)

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Welcome Aaron!  Really like that color on the GTO!
Thank you. I searched high and low to find this color. Found the car in NYC. Previous owner claimed only 114 were made in this color with 18" wheel package and manual gearbox option for '05.

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Good to see you and car yesterday, Aaron. And welcome to the forum.
Likewise, good to meet you, Mike.

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I enjoyed riding with you and all our new drivers. Your GTO is sweet and will be a lot of fun. You made a great choice with a V8/rear drive car!
Thanks, Paul. I ran much better after having you ride along. 58 secs isn't the best, but only had 6 runs - you know how tricky these are in the wet. Lots of fun though; cant wait to take a ride in the 4.6L.


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« Reply #275 on: March 31, 2014, 03:26:10 PM »

Randy,

It sounds like you are planning to purchase a car before selecting a class.  True?

f you need to buy a car to run with, there are numerous options.  Street Touriing (ST) has a number of inexpensive options at the local level.
STF,  STC, and STS can all be done on the cheap and they are fun to run.  There is freedom in the ST rule set to do some basic mods and make the cars much more fun to drive.

However, since the last time you autocross, they changed the "Stock" category to "Street"  which is (more or less) the old Stock category with the requirement to run treadwear 140 (TW 200 in 2015 and beyond) tires.  This is probably the cheapest option as the mods are limited. 

What kind of car are you thinking about?

Rich

I'm not sure what I want. It's probably best to come out to an event and look things over. I don't want to run my Vette. I'm looking for a turn key car for $5K or less and I don't want to trailer it. Just something cheap and fun.
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« Reply #276 on: March 31, 2014, 03:46:35 PM »

Randy,

It sounds like you are planning to purchase a car before selecting a class.  True?

f you need to buy a car to run with, there are numerous options.  Street Touriing (ST) has a number of inexpensive options at the local level.
STF,  STC, and STS can all be done on the cheap and they are fun to run.  There is freedom in the ST rule set to do some basic mods and make the cars much more fun to drive.

However, since the last time you autocross, they changed the "Stock" category to "Street"  which is (more or less) the old Stock category with the requirement to run treadwear 140 (TW 200 in 2015 and beyond) tires.  This is probably the cheapest option as the mods are limited. 

What kind of car are you thinking about?

Rich

I'm not sure what I want. It's probably best to come out to an event and look things over. I don't want to run my Vette. I'm looking for a turn key car for $5K or less and I don't want to trailer it. Just something cheap and fun.
Cheap and fun = STC Civic (hard to find a nice one) or Street / STS Miata (plentiful).

Here's a cheap one for sale by former OVR member Tim White, but you better move quick.

http://www.roadraceautox.com/showthread.php?47722-FS-1990-Miata-with-mild-STS-prep
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« Reply #277 on: March 31, 2014, 03:48:31 PM »

Randy,

It sounds like you are planning to purchase a car before selecting a class.  True?

f you need to buy a car to run with, there are numerous options.  Street Touriing (ST) has a number of inexpensive options at the local level.
STF,  STC, and STS can all be done on the cheap and they are fun to run.  There is freedom in the ST rule set to do some basic mods and make the cars much more fun to drive.

However, since the last time you autocross, they changed the "Stock" category to "Street"  which is (more or less) the old Stock category with the requirement to run treadwear 140 (TW 200 in 2015 and beyond) tires.  This is probably the cheapest option as the mods are limited. 

What kind of car are you thinking about?

Rich

I'm not sure what I want. It's probably best to come out to an event and look things over. I don't want to run my Vette. I'm looking for a turn key car for $5K or less and I don't want to trailer it. Just something cheap and fun.

A NA miata would fit the bill. Get some good street tires and run bone stock in the SR index class or throw some go fast suspension on it and run in STS. An stock NA miata would do reasonably well locally in the SR index class, but could also easily be bought and prepped < $5k.

Porsche 944's are also a popular option for a cheap, fun RWD car.


Or if you're more wrong-wheel-drive inclined, wait for Rich to post a link to a "Gods Chariot" craigslist find. Usually at least one every month or two.
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« Reply #278 on: March 31, 2014, 08:04:48 PM »

I don't think I have posted in this topic when we started.

I am Greg McMillan, I go by Redhondasi usually, but changed my screen name to Banshee because of the car. I am 45 and serve in the Army Reserves since 2000. Was on active duty since 1987. Currently been in for 27

I autocrossed once in 2005 in a 01 Porsche Boxster and once In 2006 in my 99 Civic SI, both times when I was mobilized to FT Polk, LA. I started Autocrossing last year regularly.

Had the mod bug in 1991 with our 90 Civic Si we brought back from Germany.

My spouses name is Lori. We have been married for 27 years. She also first autocrossed last year for the first time. 
She is usually quiet, so I post for both of us, but definitely don't speak for her. Opinions I post are usually my own, not hers.
We made a lot of friends last year and learned a lot about our car's and us. I am glad we found an activity we can enjoy together.
I got my son to come out for 3 or 4 events last year. He drove my 99 Civic SI. He seems to enjoy it too.
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« Reply #279 on: March 31, 2014, 09:06:53 PM »

I'm not sure what I want. It's probably best to come out to an event and look things over. I don't want to run my Vette. I'm looking for a turn key car for $5K or less and I don't want to trailer it. Just something cheap and fun.

Randy,

As has been said, miata is a great answer for you. Unfortunately most people sell their prepped cars in the fall, but stay patient and you can get a well set up STS miata for around $3-$4k. 

I just sold mine in the fall but if you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email (Schafer.jerry at gmail.com).  Or, find Matt in the blue sts miata at an event. He's basically the next best thing to me Cheesy
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« Reply #280 on: March 31, 2014, 10:00:13 PM »

I don't think I have posted in this topic when we started.

I am Greg McMillan, I go by Redhondasi usually, but changed my screen name to Banshee because of the car. I am 45 and serve in the Army Reserves since 2000. Was on active duty since 1987. Currently been in for 27

I autocrossed once in 2005 in a 01 Porsche Boxster and once In 2006 in my 99 Civic SI, both times when I was mobilized to FT Polk, LA. I started Autocrossing last year regularly.

Had the mod bug in 1991 with our 90 Civic Si we brought back from Germany.

My spouses name is Lori. We have been married for 27 years. She also first autocrossed last year for the first time. 
She is usually quiet, so I post for both of us, but definitely don't speak for her. Opinions I post are usually my own, not hers.
We made a lot of friends last year and learned a lot about our car's and us. I am glad we found an activity we can enjoy together.
I got my son to come out for 3 or 4 events last year. He drove my 99 Civic SI. He seems to enjoy it too.
Welcome Greg and Lori! 

Thank you for your years of service.  Related,  I am involved with VETMotorsports as the 4 Wheel Program Chair and a Board Member.  We provide non-clinical outreach programs centered around active motorsports involvemnt for post 9/11 disabled combat vets.  Check us out at www.vetmotorsports.org.
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« Reply #281 on: March 31, 2014, 10:42:02 PM »

I'm not sure what I want. It's probably best to come out to an event and look things over. I don't want to run my Vette. I'm looking for a turn key car for $5K or less and I don't want to trailer it. Just something cheap and fun.

Randy,

As has been said, miata is a great answer for you. Unfortunately most people sell their prepped cars in the fall, but stay patient and you can get a well set up STS miata for around $3-$4k.  

I just sold mine in the fall but if you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email (Schafer.jerry at gmail.com).  Or, find Matt in the blue sts miata at an event. He's basically the next best thing to me Cheesy

You didn't miss anything, Randy.  Jerry's seat would have been WAY too small for you.  I tried it once, and almost ended up walking home with a Miata attached to my a$$.
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« Reply #282 on: April 01, 2014, 08:41:17 AM »

Hi all,
  My name's Nik, I was driving the Abarth Saturday at the fun event.  Figured I'd sign up and say hi!  This is my first season autocrossing in about 7 years, so I'm a newb all over again.  Will probably end up in SM apparenlty since my piggyback increases boost.  Only have that and will be having coilovers installed soon. 

Won't be making the event this weekend down in Wilmington, but I hope to be out there again soon!


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« Reply #283 on: April 01, 2014, 08:50:21 AM »

Randy,

It sounds like you are planning to purchase a car before selecting a class.  True?

f you need to buy a car to run with, there are numerous options.  Street Touriing (ST) has a number of inexpensive options at the local level.
STF,  STC, and STS can all be done on the cheap and they are fun to run.  There is freedom in the ST rule set to do some basic mods and make the cars much more fun to drive.

However, since the last time you autocross, they changed the "Stock" category to "Street"  which is (more or less) the old Stock category with the requirement to run treadwear 140 (TW 200 in 2015 and beyond) tires.  This is probably the cheapest option as the mods are limited. 

What kind of car are you thinking about?

Rich

I'm not sure what I want. It's probably best to come out to an event and look things over. I don't want to run my Vette. I'm looking for a turn key car for $5K or less and I don't want to trailer it. Just something cheap and fun.
Cheap and fun = STC Civic (hard to find a nice one) or Street / STS Miata (plentiful).

Here's a cheap one for sale by former OVR member Tim White, but you better move quick.

http://www.roadraceautox.com/showthread.php?47722-FS-1990-Miata-with-mild-STS-prep

A friend of mine contacted be yesterday about a 2002 Toyota MR2 (normally aspirated) for sale. Sounds like a good deal. Are they competitive in any class?
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« Reply #284 on: April 01, 2014, 09:15:37 AM »

Hi all,
  My name's Nik, I was driving the Abarth Saturday at the fun event.  Figured I'd sign up and say hi!  This is my first season autocrossing in about 7 years, so I'm a newb all over again.  Will probably end up in SM apparenlty since my piggyback increases boost.  Only have that and will be having coilovers installed soon. 

Won't be making the event this weekend down in Wilmington, but I hope to be out there again soon!


Nik

Welcome Nik, the car looked good out there!
You can run SMS if you want to run street tires! Smiley SMS is street tire SM cars
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« Reply #285 on: April 01, 2014, 09:30:41 AM »

Looks like the 2002 MR2 Spyder runs in E-street or STR. They could probably be pretty competitive locally in our local Street RWD index class but they would be way underpowered in STR.

 The Spyder has the same 140hp engine as that year Celica GT, compared to the S2000's it would run against in STR, it wouldn't have a chance. I'll still never understand why they didn't put the 2ZZ-GE in that car. The extra 40 horses would have made a huge difference in a car that light.

In E-street it could probably hold its own against the miatas, but from a parts availability standpoint the miata can be built better for cheaper.  The aftermarket for that year MR2 was never fantastic and the limited number sold doesn't help things much.

That being said, they are nice looking cars. From a pure racing standpoint a miata is probably the ultimate cheap RWD autocross car, but the MR2 is going to have more creature comforts and would be a fun weekend warrior.
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« Reply #286 on: April 01, 2014, 09:45:15 AM »

Randy,

It sounds like you are planning to purchase a car before selecting a class.  True?

f you need to buy a car to run with, there are numerous options.  Street Touriing (ST) has a number of inexpensive options at the local level.
STF,  STC, and STS can all be done on the cheap and they are fun to run.  There is freedom in the ST rule set to do some basic mods and make the cars much more fun to drive.

However, since the last time you autocross, they changed the "Stock" category to "Street"  which is (more or less) the old Stock category with the requirement to run treadwear 140 (TW 200 in 2015 and beyond) tires.  This is probably the cheapest option as the mods are limited. 

What kind of car are you thinking about?

Rich

I'm not sure what I want. It's probably best to come out to an event and look things over. I don't want to run my Vette. I'm looking for a turn key car for $5K or less and I don't want to trailer it. Just something cheap and fun.
Cheap and fun = STC Civic (hard to find a nice one) or Street / STS Miata (plentiful).

Here's a cheap one for sale by former OVR member Tim White, but you better move quick.

http://www.roadraceautox.com/showthread.php?47722-FS-1990-Miata-with-mild-STS-prep
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« Reply #287 on: April 01, 2014, 09:50:39 AM »

Looks like the 2002 MR2 Spyder runs in E-street or STR. They could probably be pretty competitive locally in our local Street RWD index class but they would be way underpowered in STR.

 The Spyder has the same 140hp engine as that year Celica GT, compared to the S2000's it would run against in STR, it wouldn't have a chance. I'll still never understand why they didn't put the 2ZZ-GE in that car. The extra 40 horses would have made a huge difference in a car that light.

In E-street it could probably hold its own against the miatas, but from a parts availability standpoint the miata can be built better for cheaper.  The aftermarket for that year MR2 was never fantastic and the limited number sold doesn't help things much.

That being said, they are nice looking cars. From a pure racing standpoint a miata is probably the ultimate cheap RWD autocross car, but the MR2 is going to have more creature comforts and would be a fun weekend warrior.

Thanks Alan for the info. I might look at the MR2 anyway, but I'm not all that interested. I have driven Miatas before, and I know that they are fun and probably cheaper to modify.
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« Reply #288 on: April 01, 2014, 01:11:08 PM »

The "bicycle" reference is an April Fools joke by the site administrator.  Everything is bicycle oriented.
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« Reply #289 on: April 01, 2014, 01:25:34 PM »

Thanks Alan for the info. I might look at the MR2 anyway, but I'm not all that interested. I have driven Miatas before, and I know that they are fun and probably cheaper to modify.

No problem! If I had a fatter wallet, and didn't need something a bit more practical I'd love to buy an MR2 Spyder and swap in a 2ZZ. For the money it's hard to beat a miata as a cheap autocross/track day car though.  I love my FR-S, but if I could do it over again I'd probably get a miata, avoid a car payment and put the extra money into modifying it.
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« Reply #290 on: April 01, 2014, 02:21:31 PM »

Thanks Alan for the info. I might look at the MR2 anyway, but I'm not all that interested. I have driven Miatas before, and I know that they are fun and probably cheaper to modify.

No problem! If I had a fatter wallet, and didn't need something a bit more practical I'd love to buy an MR2 Spyder and swap in a 2ZZ. For the money it's hard to beat a miata as a cheap autocross/track day car though.  I love my FR-S, but if I could do it over again I'd probably get a miata, avoid a car payment and put the extra money into modifying it.

I autocrossed in the early '90s, and did spend way too much money then. I ran an '88 Saleen in BSP, which took to a championship in the Central Division, before they split up into 2 divisions. It was fun, but as I look back I wish I had that money back, that I spent. That's why I decided I'm going cheap, if I do this.
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« Reply #291 on: April 04, 2014, 07:01:01 PM »

Hey All!

The name is Jake, I'm a student at OSU.

I drive a 2012 Honda Fit with hand controls (I have mild Cerebral Palsy and the feet do not cooperate all the time  Wink).

There is a running joke among friends that I am a good driver, but I am excited to break that stereotype. I have always liked cars and racing videogames, and figured it is time to give it a shot and get to learning!

I look forward to meeting you all and eventually sharpen up my driving skills!
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« Reply #292 on: April 04, 2014, 07:35:37 PM »

Thanks for the intro, Jake. Look forward meeting you at an event.

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« Reply #293 on: April 04, 2014, 07:38:34 PM »

Hey All!

The name is Jake, I'm a student at OSU.

I drive a 2012 Honda Fit with hand controls (I have mild Cerebral Palsy and the feet do not cooperate all the time  Wink).

There is a running joke among friends that I am a good driver, but I am excited to break that stereotype. I have always liked cars and racing videogames, and figured it is time to give it a shot and get to learning!

I look forward to meeting you all and eventually sharpen up my driving skills!

Awesome Jake!!! We hope you'll come out to our next event: on 5/17 http://www.motorsportreg.com/events/ovr-ohio-valley-2014-solo-points-event-1-osu-buckeye-lots-scca-099936#.Uz9CRYXBwrB

we also are having a meetup at ravari room on 4/16! Feel free to stop on out http://forum.ovr-scca.org/index.php?topic=2050.0
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« Reply #294 on: April 04, 2014, 08:46:03 PM »

Welcome Jake!

I am an OVR Board Member and also on the Board of VETMotorsports.  We engage post 9/11 disabled combat vets in motorsports.  We will be at the May 17 event, and have a couple of cars with adaptive controls for our para drivers. www.vetmotorsports.com

I'd love to meet you prior to the event and talk about competing with adaptive controls.  If you can make it to the April 16 meetup, I'd enjoy the chance to talk to you.

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« Reply #295 on: April 07, 2014, 12:10:59 PM »

Simi, I appreciate the links! I live near Ravari so I will be there for sure. Depending on the work schedule, I may be able to make the next event.

Rich, I look forward to meeting with and talking to you. I am sure there are some challenges involving adaptive controls that I have not anticipated.

I have to correct an error in my previous post as well. The joke among my friends is that I am not a good driver.  Tongue I am sure you all figured that out. If not, you will soon enough!
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« Reply #296 on: June 02, 2014, 09:48:55 PM »

Hello everyone! I'm Alex Sp8, the new guy who's been helping with registration and the driver of a blue Focus ST. Stoked to be onboard with OVR!
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« Reply #297 on: June 02, 2014, 09:53:56 PM »

Hello everyone! I'm Alex Sp8, the new guy who's been helping with registration and the driver of a blue Focus ST. Stoked to be onboard with OVR!

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« Reply #298 on: June 02, 2014, 10:01:21 PM »

Welcome to the forums, Alex. Smiley
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« Reply #299 on: June 02, 2014, 10:36:57 PM »

Hello everyone! I'm Alex Sp8, the new guy who's been helping with registration and the driver of a blue Focus ST. Stoked to be onboard with OVR!

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