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Old 12-27-2018, 05:42 PM   #26
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Planning on taking my Amazon out when it's done but I've been autocrossing this since 2009.

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Old 02-12-2019, 03:19 PM   #27
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Picture of an Amazon racing down in South Africa!



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Old 02-12-2019, 05:33 PM   #28
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Cool pics. It's less that a month until the new season starts.
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:35 PM   #29
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A couple of videos from a few years back.

My wife's 965 at the AutoX. IPD suspension and race tires.

(I can't seem to post YouTube videos, so here's the link: https://youtu.be/nQOwakJS23E



Older video of tire lift on my 122s. Stock suspension except for IPD Front swaybar. It was running 15x7" rims with used Goodyear Racing Eagles. It was powered by a B20 punched to 2.1l with IPD Street Performance Cam, SU carbs, and a ported B20F head with 0.250 taken off it.

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Old 02-13-2019, 01:03 PM   #30
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John, thanks for sharing! Get's me amped to get mine out on a course when I'm done. I have nearly the same specs as you but with single rate lower springs and Bilsteins. I'll be running sticky tires from a buddy who does vintage racing and is going to throw me his take offs.
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Old 04-01-2019, 03:04 PM   #31
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The 2019 season started with one of the clubs I run with Sunday, 3-31-19 with an event at the State Fairgrounds. That is a large piece of pavement. It's rough in places, yet, allows for some fun courses to be set up. We had about 100 entrants during the day. I didn't think to take pic of the parking lot when everyone was there. It was a great turn out.

I finally got to try out the new to me, 2017 Mustang GT I bought back in January. This thing rocks. I pretty much hosed my first run because I had no idea how responsive that 5.0 really is. It accelerated so quick down the slalom I missed going around one of the cones and then went the wrong way around the next one as well. I could tell I was off my line, however, I had no idea where I really was for a moment there. The next three runs went much better. The video is of my last run. I was starting to get to know the car. I'll see how I placed in the big picture later this week when the club posts the "Official" results. I know I won my class. I think when the times are paxed I will be in the top 10, possible, top 5 times of the day. There were very few cars that beat my times yesterday. The Audi belongs to our club treasurer. He hasn't learned how to fully utilize it yet, however, it is fun to watch. It accelerates like a bolt of lightening.










My 4th and final run.

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Old 04-08-2019, 04:03 PM   #32
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The 2019 season started with one of the clubs I run with Sunday, 3-31-19 with an event at the State Fairgrounds. That is a large piece of pavement. It's rough in places, yet, allows for some fun courses to be set up. We had about 100 entrants during the day. I didn't think to take pic of the parking lot when everyone was there. It was a great turn out.

I finally got to try out the new to me, 2017 Mustang GT I bought back in January. This thing rocks. I pretty much hosed my first run because I had no idea how responsive that 5.0 really is. It accelerated so quick down the slalom I missed going around one of the cones and then went the wrong way around the next one as well. I could tell I was off my line, however, I had no idea where I really was for a moment there. The next three runs went much better. The video is of my last run. I was starting to get to know the car. I'll see how I placed in the big picture later this week when the club posts the "Official" results. I know I won my class. I think when the times are paxed I will be in the top 10, possible, top 5 times of the day. There were very few cars that beat my times yesterday. The Audi belongs to our club treasurer. He hasn't learned how to fully utilize it yet, however, it is fun to watch. It accelerates like a bolt of lightening.





Is that a Lotus in the background?
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Old 04-08-2019, 04:06 PM   #33
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Yes. It is a 1974 Europa and the owner knows how to make it dance. He was 6th fastest car at that event. I love watching that car autocross.
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Old 04-08-2019, 06:14 PM   #34
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Yes. It is a 1974 Europa and the owner knows how to make it dance. He was 6th fastest car at that event. I love watching that car autocross.
Very nice car indeed!
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Old 04-08-2019, 07:20 PM   #35
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Your Mustang is awesome. Emjoy! I also like that the Europa and a Corvair are out there. Classic goodness.
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Old 04-08-2019, 07:50 PM   #36
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Thanks. I have another event coming up this coming weekend with a different club. It should be a blast.

Next time I run with this club I will remember to take a picture of the lineup. We definitely have some classic cars out there running with us. There are two Corvairs and 3 Datsun roadsters, even a Renault Turbo sedan. Some sort of a special model that was brought over from Europe. It’s pretty darn cool.

One of my friends runs a 242 with this club. He does well with it. I think I have a video of it on my computer drive. I’ll have to post that up.
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Old 04-15-2019, 03:42 PM   #37
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This weekend I ran the Icebreaker event which is the first event of the year with the Emerald Empire Sports Car Club. Icebreaker 53. 53rd year of hosting this event. This year was the first year in the history of the club the event was canceled on the weekend it was supposed to be held due to extreme weather. 19 degree morning temperatures on March 2 & 3 when it was supposed to happen. We got good weather. 60 degree daytime highs. It sprinkled Saturday in the afternoon towards the end of the race day. This track is brutal when it gets wet. There is so much oil in the pavement from years of paved oval sprint car racing it is like racing on ice when wet. Thank whatever we didn't get rain during the racing portions of either day. EESCC is probably the most efficient autocross club in the West. The put on great events that run like a Swiss watch for the most part. Here are some videos from this weekend. Saturday was a learning curve for me in the GT. The car has the power to spin the tires at speed. It took me awhile to really get into the groove with it. My SO came with me this weekend for the first time in years. She used to race with me and is considering taking it up again. She went with me in the GT on my second run Saturday after I had an idea how I was going to drive the course. That run terrified her. I was feeling a bit more confident in what the car would do and was really pushing it. It made for a bit of a rough ride. She didn't make any more runs with me Saturday. By the end of the 5 runs I had a much better idea how to utilize the car. Sunday, I told I would make an easy run to find the best path though the course. She decided to ride along again and loved it. She made one more run with me and then let my friend that stopped by jump in the car for the last three runs. She used my Iphone to take the videos of the runs. She did a great job, IMO. By Sunday, I was getting to know the GT and was putting down some fast times. The cars that used to beat me in my Camaro SS are now taking 2nd, 3rd and so on. One of those is the M3 in the video. I love that car. It is gorgeous and would be an awesome car to own/race. I took F-Street Sunday by 1/1000 of a second. That is the closest finish I've even been part of. I beat my nemesis in his Mustang GT. He has been beating my times with his car for the last 3 seasons.

Wild ride 2nd run Saturday with my SO in the passenger seat. The onboard Nanny would have taken over if it had not been unplugged.



This is my 4th run on Sunday and my fastest raw time. Not the winning run. I smacked a cone at the entrance to the box after the sweeper.



The same run from the roof mounted Go Pro.




One of my competitor's cars, the 2013 M3.

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Old 04-19-2019, 03:16 PM   #38
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The local BMWCCA chapter rented a private track for a track day. It's not one of my Volvos, but my basically stock '02 WRX Wagon on stock tires. I used Torque for android to take the video with my phone.

The format was one warmup lap, a hot lap, then a cooldown lap.



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Old 04-20-2019, 03:42 PM   #39
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That looks like a blast. Is that track normally used for cars, or, carts? We have 2 scaled down road race courses here in Oregon that some of the clubs use for Autocross events. I've only been on the one in Medford known as the Jackson County Sports Park. With a quick enough car you can hit approximately 90 mph in the short straight away before the banked sweeper. The only caveat is if you don't stick to the sweeper and jump the track, there is usually a pond your car will land in. It has happened to several hot shoes over the years of operation.

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Old 04-21-2019, 12:34 AM   #40
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That looks like a blast. Is that track normally used for cars, or, carts?
http://ssccmedford.org/images/the_track1.jpg
The track is designed for cars. It is the centerpiece of Pineview Run Auto & Country Club https://pineviewrun.com/. The track is one of the most technical courses I have driven. Off camber, down hill, over crest turns and such. It was designed to be fun for high end sports cars (Porsches, etc.), but still tight enough that the chance of having a heavy off at high speed is decreased.

They do some instruction, including a teen winter driving program. The also have shooting sports, quads, hiking, horseback riding (I think) and other outdoor activities, but no golf or tennis! Exactly the type of place I would join if I had the money. Luckily, they are just getting started, so they do some day rentals to local auto clubs.
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:16 PM   #41
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Sunday 4-28-19 was the second event for the Willamette Motor Club. We had a great turn out. So many entrants I didn't get to run in the afternoon session. That is a first for this club, having to turn away entrants. Anyway, I ran my 2009 BMW 335I with the M spec suspension option. I have been wanting to try this car out to see what it is capable of. I was going to run the Mustang GT, however, it was 31 degrees out when I was supposed to leave at 7:00 AM in order to be to the event on time. Bridgestone has a warning about the RE71R actually cracking if they are driven on at temperatures below 35 degrees. Oh well, a great excuse to throw everything in the BMW and take it. The car performed well. My friend Frank brought his 242 that I mentioned in previous posts and I shot video of his runs and mounted the GoPro on the roof so he could see how he was running the course. This was his first ever event on actual race tires he bought from reeferman on here. They made a huge difference in his approach to the course. He wasn't used to having the car actually do what he wants it to do. By his last run he was hitting his apexes as planned and put down a clean run with a good time. I remembered to get a good shot of the Lotus this time. The Corvette is consistently one of the quickest cars in the club. It is making 550+ hp and running on Hoosiers about 14" wide. It actually pulls the front end off the ground when it really hooks up on the fast courses coming out of a tight turn. It makes so much power he had to go to a solid rear axle. The car was constantly breaking half shafts no matter what he put in it.


My 335I sitting in grid.



The 1973 Lotus Europa.




Frank's 242





My BMW 335I making a run.



Frank's 5th and best run.



Frank's 5th run from his perspective, GoPro on the roof.



Tim's monster 89 Corvette


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Another great day of racing, right in the middle of the week. Bridge City Autosports arranged an event at Portland International Raceway pits area limited to 25 entries. Hooked on Driving was also there conducting an all day performance driving course out on the road race track. A lot of cool cars in attendance for both events. It was raining in the morning, so, wet autocross course and wet road race course. I'm glad I wasn't there for the driving school. 100+ MPH on wet pavement with concrete walls all around does not sound like a fun experience. I may go back for one of their courses later this year when I can run on dry pavement. The GT performed excellently, hanging with the top time vehicles of the day. My best run of the day was a 33.41. The fastest time of the day that was a clean run was a prepared Miata that ran a 32.2.

My first run of the day in the wet.

https://youtu.be/MuZcl9LX9nc

My last run of the day on dry pavement. 33.41 seconds.

https://youtu.be/Cz8UGItfBME
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Old 06-22-2019, 02:56 AM   #43
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100+ MPH on wet pavement with concrete walls all around does not sound like a fun experience.
Itís plenty fun!!
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Itís plenty fun!!

I need a car I donít care about its appearance so much. More of a fast beater.
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I have been to plenty more excellent events this season. Willamette Pass Ski Area. Hoodoo Ski Area. This weekend is going to be Mt Bachelor Ski area with one of the best pieces of pavement in Oregon. I have never run there before. I took the GT to the SCCA Solo National Tour in Packwood, WA July 13-14. That was a great event. If any of you that autocross get a chance to attend one of the Tour events, don't pass it up. The SCCA runs their events like clockwork. If you are a minute late pulling up to the line for your run, you missed it. This was a huge event. 298 drivers in all. The competition was stiff. These guys go prepared to win. The idea of the tour is to give competitors a chance to prepare for the Nationals. I took 1st place in F Street at the Tour. They give out a nice trophy. It beats the heck out of the drink coasters etc my local club gives out. I would have liked to headed to the Nationals this week in Lincoln, NE. It is just wrapping up today. It would have been a 3,400 mile round trip and 10 days to have pulled it off. Maybe, next year. It is on my bucket list to run the Nationals at least once. Here are some pics and videos from the recent events including the National Tour.

Some pics from Packwood. Packwood is at the base of Mt Rainier. It's a beautiful area.

Home base during the event.



Grid and timing with Mt Rainier in the background.



Grid with my run group.



Awards ceremony at the SCCA hosted dinner.



My Trophy from the event.



National Tour GT run.



My fastest run Saturday



National Tour Sunday run 3, winning run unedited so you can see what goes on. The course was the same as Saturday, run backwards.


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This event was my local club at Willamette Pass Ski resort. The GT has a larger diameter front sway bar on it and Koni Sport adjustable struts on the front at this event. The car is much more predictable now.

Run 3 on Saturday.




Run 10 on Sunday. Sunday's course is Saturday's course run backwards.

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This event at Hoodoo Ski Area was put on by ACCO, the same club that is hosting this weekend's event at Bachelor Ski Area. The GT now has Koni Sport adjustable struts and shocks on it. It is driving very nicely now. It has much more input to the steering now. The car used to have almost zero steering feel, kind of like a video game.

Grid at Hoodoo.



The course for both days.



A shot of my GT. Photographers seem to love this car.



Run 4 on Sunday.



The same run from my perspective.

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