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Dad's fine, thanks for asking! :)

I'm very pleased with who Saban was able to draw in a months work. Maze will be a real asset to the Tide. Wish we could have landed McKnight, Louisiana would've gone thermonuclear!! :brentil: :lol:

I would love to check out the SCCA events.

I have to get with a friend of mine. He keeps telling me of Hwy. 25 from Leeds to anlong 280 and maybe beyond. Real big with the motor cycle crowd and 29 Dreams Motorcycle Resort is along the way. Could gather at Barbers and then hit it.
we have been hearing the same thing from several people. Lloyd works out near the 280 part to the drive and I've seen a few of the roads and they do look good ... first good weather we need to check it out.
 

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we have been hearing the same thing from several people. Lloyd works out near the 280 part to the drive and I've seen a few of the roads and they do look good ... first good weather we need to check it out.
If y'all want a third car along, let me know!
 

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If y'all want a third car along, let me know!
that's why I said that the more cars the better !!!! We have to go before Sol_man gets another speeding ticket :lol:
 

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My quick "fun run" is Hugh Daniels to Hwy 41. Hwy 41 to HWY 25 ( great views on top of the mountain) and down to Sterrett. Then, out 43 to 280.
Only problem DEER!
Isn't there sometime of year that the deer aren't allowed on the roads? If not we need to get some legislation passed real soon cause I don't want no stinkin deers trying to ride shot-gun :cool:
 

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Isn't there sometime of year that the deer aren't allowed on the roads? If not we need to get some legislation passed real soon cause I don't want no stinkin deers trying to ride shot-gun :cool:
Iffen yall hit a deer I wood love ta partake of sum of tha meat.. It be better than sum of tha roadkill I pick up around here..Skip...Tha airdam under tha Sky works real good at scooping fresh roadkill inta tha radiator an then after driving two hours I have lunch...:) :)
 

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Iffen yall hit a deer I wood love ta partake of sum of tha meat.. It be better than sum of tha roadkill I pick up around here..Skip...Tha airdam under tha Sky works real good at scooping fresh roadkill inta tha radiator an then after driving two hours I have lunch...:) :)
Now how did I guess you'd pop up with that post, Skip? :barf: :ack:
 

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Now how did I guess you'd pop up with that post, Skip? :barf: :ack:
Because I am a good cook and love to eat? I think it is because I am resident redneck on tha Sky forum...Skip..Dang over there they think we still have one seat outhouses. Shoo I gots me a two seater sos I do not have ta clean it as much...Hehehe..:)
 

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Ya'll are outta our leeg. We still use one like this 'cuz we like topless. . .
(Uh oh, people are going to flame me for this one.)

Hey, Sol_Man, what do you call that? Your Stoolstice?

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(Uh oh, people are going to flame me for this one.)

Hey, Sol_Man, what do you call that? Your Stoolstice?

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That be your Porto-potty. Just stick it in your trunk. Ooooo on the decklid if it is a Sol....Skip...:) :) No trunk...:)
 

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Huntsville Auto-X Test & Tune event....

Folks:

I cant blame anyone who looked at the weather report for Saturday and decided not to come check out Twickenham Auto Club's TAC #0 Autocross Event. Dressing warmly was essential!

But let me tell you we had some serious fun!

We set up a slalom practice along the old taxiway, and about a 32 second course on the old runway. Since this was not a competition, we were able to use a "lean" worker crew out on the course and everybody got a boat load of runs. I was in worker group 1 (of 4) and got 3 runs each on the slalom practice plus 8 runs each on the timed course in between my work sessions, and again after my last worker session. This was 6 and 16 runs total! My arms were actually sore from all the steering, winding and unwinding, and I was sweating with the top down when I finally parked in the pit area for the last time.

Anyone who came out for this event as a "First Timer" would be seriously spoiled for regular events.

The next Huntsville event is our Performance Driving School weekend March 23-25, a Friday evening of sit down class, Saturday driving with experienced race instructors, and Sunday competing in our local regional series event TAC #1.

TAC Website: http://www.teamtac.org

The next area event I am aware of is February 25 in Birmingham at the Birmingham Race Course (A horse track with an enormous parking lot), hosted by Alabama Region Sports Car Club of America. This is their Test & Tune event, which usually means "not for series points".

ALSCCA Website: http://alscca.org

Cheers;
Bob
 

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Folks:

I cant blame anyone who looked at the weather report for Saturday and decided not to come check out Twickenham Auto Club's TAC #0 Autocross Event. Dressing warmly was essential!

But let me tell you we had some serious fun!

We set up a slalom practice along the old taxiway, and about a 32 second course on the old runway. Since this was not a competition, we were able to use a "lean" worker crew out on the course and everybody got a boat load of runs. I was in worker group 1 (of 4) and got 3 runs each on the slalom practice plus 8 runs each on the timed course in between my work sessions, and again after my last worker session. This was 6 and 16 runs total! My arms were actually sore from all the steering, winding and unwinding, and I was sweating with the top down when I finally parked in the pit area for the last time.

Anyone who came out for this event as a "First Timer" would be seriously spoiled for regular events.

The next Huntsville event is our Performance Driving School weekend March 23-25, a Friday evening of sit down class, Saturday driving with experienced race instructors, and Sunday competing in our local regional series event TAC #1.

TAC Website: http://www.teamtac.org

The next area event I am aware of is February 25 in Birmingham at the Birmingham Race Course (A horse track with an enormous parking lot), hosted by Alabama Region Sports Car Club of America. This is their Test & Tune event, which usually means "not for series points".

ALSCCA Website: http://alscca.org

Cheers;
Bob
thanks for the heads up Bob,
Sol_man and I plan on coming out to see what it's all about .... no racing for me but I love to watch. Hope to see you at the B'ham Race Course on the 25th
 

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thanks for the heads up Bob,
Sol_man and I plan on coming out to see what it's all about .... no racing for me but I love to watch. Hope to see you at the B'ham Race Course on the 25th
Whether I come out or not depends largely on my son's soccer. This is right at the beginning of Spring season and they are sort of winging their schedule right now. I know there is a tryout next weekend but I dont know which days he has to be there yet.

I havent raced at Birmingham yet and I am looking forward to trying it. If I do come out, I will be happy to give you shotgun rides before your turns come up. But most autocross folk are happy to take Novices around a few times (here in Huntsville it is actually one of the duties for the old hands). Definitely ride with someone before your first run - knowing how hard to attack the course the first time is a big problem for First Timers, and it will help you to not get lost on the course if you ride it with someone experienced. Some of the more experienced drivers will give you plenty of tips.

Even if you decide not to drive, ask for rides! Even as a passenger, it can be a whole lot of fun! About as close to a rollercoaster experience as you are going find on flat ground. There was a 20-something guy at the event yesterday in an STI with a big posse of friends watching and I think he went around quite a few times with a whole car load of passengers (all wearing helmets of course). I had a guy come up who was curious about the Solstice and trying to decide whether to buy one or get a Miata. I had him grab a helmet and took him around 3 times and he said getting a Miata was definitely out.

If you have some motorcycle helmets, check them to see if they are Snell 2000 or 2005 rated. If they are, you can use 'em at the event. The club should have loaners for you to use, but it is kind of a hassle if they have more loanees than loaners and folk are having to switch between runs. Here in Huntsville we rarely run out, I think we have something like 20 or 30 helmets but up in Chattanooga they only had something like 8. There is a guy named Ken Gaines from RFR Race Parts who comes to a lot of area events and sells a nice open face Snell 2005 helmet for about $65.

I would strongly advise reading this document: Solo II Novice Handbook

It is a fairly accurate description of all the goings on at Autocross events, and giving it a read will tell you what to expect and what is expected from you. Different groups differ in the details, but you wont have many surprises.

Cheers;
Bob
 

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Just found out we will be in Huntsville this weekend so we will miss the b'ham race course on Sunday hopefully next time we can be there.
Well, if y'all have a COOLSOL sighting give me a hoot or two on the horn. I've got soccer tryouts in Madison and my Curt hitch came in so I need to install it. I'll be out and about in Huntsville some.

I wont be going to B'ham this time. It's a shame too - their 2 best drivers in CS are headed to Cecil GA for the Dixie National Tour event this weekend so I was thinkin' I just might have a shot at a 1st place trophy...

Have a safe trip.

Cheers;
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Quite a few folk in TAC here have very nice old vintage cars. And in a few cases arent afraid to race 'em either!

Loving those old 50s and 60s roadsters when I was growing up has alot to do with why I love the Solstice now. My Dad owned a 57, 63, and 70 'vette, my Sis drove a '69 Triumph Spitfire, Uncle had a '63 Corvair, all of them ragtops. Some of the best days were the kind w/ wind in the hair.

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Quite a few folk in TAC here have very nice old vintage cars. And in a few cases arent afraid to race 'em either!

Loving those old 50s and 60s roadsters when I was growing up has alot to do with why I love the Solstice now. My Dad owned a 57, 63, and 70 'vette, my Sis drove a '69 Triumph Spitfire, Uncle had a '63 Corvair, all of them ragtops. Some of the best days were the kind w/ wind in the hair.

Cheers;
Bob
Well keep your eye out for a Cool and a Sly roaming around Huntsville you will be able to recognize us cause we will be the 2 Sol's that look lost.....
 
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