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craig71188
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« Reply #100 on: December 25, 2011, 01:56:59 PM »

Hilarious?  Reality.  Always drive a beater when going to an endurance race.
  And, why I race. You just can't make this stuff up.

Another true story: At Nelson Ledges racing the Longest Day in the early '80's when it was still a "Pro" race on the Escort/Playboy series, we rolled a 300ZX onto it's roof during the night.  Primarily cosmetic damage, but we broke the windshield.   Previous years had allowed a pieces of "chicken wire" to be installed in place of the windshield as an emergency repair.  The rule had been changed and we were told we had to install another windshield.  We asked if it had to be from the same type of car - we were told "it has to fit the opening" - we asked for clarification, but none was forthcoming.  We saw a new boxed windshield in the trailer of a VW Scirroco team - we were told that was there spare, but they had a parts car behind their pit and we were welcome to take the windshield out of it if we returned it at the end of the race.  They then asked which VW team we were from - we told them we were with a Nissan from a different class and they just looked puzzled and then asked "is that legal ' - "it has to fit the opening we replied - it looks close enough".  We later found out the new Scirroco (which was already strapped to a trailer with all the rear suspension removed) was driven to the track by a VW of America employee who was asked "how would you like to drive one of our new cars to a race this weekend?".  She was not told it was to be there as a "parts car" for their team.

As we were cutting the windshield out of the car with a couple of box knoves in the wee hours of the morning a couple of guys stopped to watch - we asked them if they would hold our flashlights for us, they agreed and as we went back to work I heard one ask the other "do you think they are supposed to be doing that?", the other one said "I don't know, but they have the knives".  The winshiled wound up being a bit too small - but with a couple of "Nascar bars" cut from some conduit from our canopy, and some plexiglass on the passenger side, along with lots of duct tape, it passed tech and managed to stay in place to finish the race.  We returned it undamaged after the race.

I don't know how the VW of America employee got home - I assume she got a ride.

Yes, this is why endurance racing is fun - you can't make stuff up that's stranger than some of the real things that happen!!
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« Reply #101 on: January 02, 2012, 02:54:54 AM »

Hilarious?  Reality.  Always drive a beater when going to an endurance race.
  And, why I race. You just can't make this stuff up.

Another true story: At Nelson Ledges racing the Longest Day in the early '80's when it was still a "Pro" race on the Escort/Playboy series, we rolled a 300ZX onto it's roof during the night.  Primarily cosmetic damage, but we broke the windshield.   Previous years had allowed a pieces of "chicken wire" to be installed in place of the windshield as an emergency repair.  The rule had been changed and we were told we had to install another windshield.  We asked if it had to be from the same type of car - we were told "it has to fit the opening" - we asked for clarification, but none was forthcoming.  We saw a new boxed windshield in the trailer of a VW Scirroco team - we were told that was there spare, but they had a parts car behind their pit and we were welcome to take the windshield out of it if we returned it at the end of the race.  They then asked which VW team we were from - we told them we were with a Nissan from a different class and they just looked puzzled and then asked "is that legal ' - "it has to fit the opening we replied - it looks close enough".  We later found out the new Scirroco (which was already strapped to a trailer with all the rear suspension removed) was driven to the track by a VW of America employee who was asked "how would you like to drive one of our new cars to a race this weekend?".  She was not told it was to be there as a "parts car" for their team.

As we were cutting the windshield out of the car with a couple of box knoves in the wee hours of the morning a couple of guys stopped to watch - we asked them if they would hold our flashlights for us, they agreed and as we went back to work I heard one ask the other "do you think they are supposed to be doing that?", the other one said "I don't know, but they have the knives".  The winshiled wound up being a bit too small - but with a couple of "Nascar bars" cut from some conduit from our canopy, and some plexiglass on the passenger side, along with lots of duct tape, it passed tech and managed to stay in place to finish the race.  We returned it undamaged after the race.

I don't know how the VW of America employee got home - I assume she got a ride.

Yes, this is why endurance racing is fun - you can't make stuff up that's stranger than some of the real things that happen!!

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« Reply #102 on: January 14, 2012, 10:28:21 PM »

 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

http://vimeo.com/23433054
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« Reply #103 on: January 15, 2012, 12:51:20 AM »

I laughed when I saw that on TV. Family Guy FTW.
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« Reply #104 on: January 15, 2012, 12:33:00 PM »

Repost?
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« Reply #105 on: January 15, 2012, 10:23:23 PM »

http://forum.ovr-scca.org/index.php?topic=1154.0
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« Reply #106 on: May 22, 2012, 12:40:43 PM »

2012 July 8th

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« Reply #107 on: June 07, 2012, 06:58:55 PM »

Only 1 sleep away!!!!!

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/season=2012/matches/index.html
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« Reply #108 on: December 20, 2012, 03:18:17 PM »

I don't see this any day.

http://columbus.craigslist.org/ctd/3473737940.html
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« Reply #109 on: December 20, 2012, 03:37:40 PM »

Wow.. that is a CLEAN DeLorean.. They've always been one of my top 10 favorites.. especially the ones without the goofy gas access hole in the hood.  Also... as they get older it is harder and harder to find them without plastic heat warping around the headlights.  In that condition with so few miles he'd probably get what he is asking for it.  Did you guys know that they are making them again?  I just recently found out that they also are making them in an electric model now too.  Check it out:  http://delorean.com/2011/10/electric-delorean/
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« Reply #110 on: March 04, 2013, 02:03:37 PM »

they're always showing off  Roll Eyes Cheesy
http://msnvideo.msn.com/?videoid=c7fe34e2-82d2-4aa0-9024-a278334d9dac&src=v5:share:sharepermalink:&from=sharepermalink
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« Reply #111 on: March 04, 2013, 02:07:07 PM »

I'm so busted...  Cheesy
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« Reply #112 on: March 05, 2013, 04:56:12 PM »

I refer to it as "Subris"
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« Reply #113 on: March 06, 2013, 10:21:24 PM »

Lucky four wheel drove fool
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« Reply #114 on: March 07, 2013, 11:05:54 AM »

Someone on the Grassroots Motorsport site posted pics of Beermans secret wing development testing program. Sorry Jon, we know it's you, the cowboy hat and camouflage pattern on the car didn't work.

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« Reply #115 on: March 07, 2013, 04:44:16 PM »

Is it legal to have the sunroof in that position when your on course?
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Dave
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« Reply #116 on: March 07, 2013, 07:08:54 PM »

All that downforce must be why the tires look low...

(I wonder what that thing sounds like to deer, seeing all those deer whistles...)
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« Reply #117 on: June 19, 2013, 09:10:41 AM »

have you ever wanted a piece of Columbus history

http://www.buycooperseats.com/
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« Reply #118 on: July 22, 2013, 06:18:59 PM »

For a forum non-expert, what is the best way to show photos at a decent size?  I have tried attaching photos and they come out very small.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  Smiley
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Larry McCarthy
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« Reply #119 on: July 22, 2013, 07:51:52 PM »

Upload the photos to a free photo sharing service like Photobucket, Flickr, or any of the others and then put an IMG link to it in your post.
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« Reply #120 on: August 12, 2013, 07:55:21 PM »

Just wanted to take a moment to shamelessly promote this kick starter project:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/478436358/the-rolling-pilot-documentary?ref=search

Michael is a friend of mine who suffered a spinal cord injury after a roll-over car accident. He grew up in a ballooning family and fortunately has been able to continue his passion since his accident. He's officially the world's only paraplegic hot air balloon pilot. He uses a special chair instead of a basket while ballooning.

This documentary is going to be about his life since his accident and how he's been able to accomplish so much. More importantly, it hopes to bring attention to him and his causes. He is a motivational speaker, encouraging people (especially children and those with disabilities) to not give up on their dreams. He also hopes to raise enough money to purchase a basket that will allow those in wheelchairs to be able to enjoy balloon rides. Finally, he's just an all-around good person!

If any of you feel so inclined to support this project, it would be tremendously appreciated! But at the very least, please just check out his website at rolling pilot.com.

Thanks y'all!
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