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1  General / Open Forum / Neale Dickinson deceased on: May 15, 2014, 10:33:24 AM
Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 15, 2014, p. B5

Henry Marion Neale Dickinson, Jr., of Richmond, passed away on May 13, 2014.  He is survived by his wife, Martha M. Dickinson, one son and two daughters. A memorial service will be held at St. Francis Episcopal Church at 1484 Hockett Rd., Manakin Sabot, Va., on Friday, May 16, 2014, at 3 p.m.
2  Events / Autocross / Re: Class of Vintage Cars on: April 29, 2014, 12:47:31 PM
Thanks for the help.  Betsy and I will be running a "grudge" match. She'll be running her Sunbeam and I'll run a TR4.  Betsy will have to be in Prepared but I know the contents of her engine: lightened Chevrolet rods and an aggressive camshaft plus a Weber 32/36 DGV.  I will be running my stock TR4.  The torque difference between the two engines will be significant in favor of the TR4, but we won't be competitive with modern vehicles due to refinements over the last 50 years.  Still, we're snarling at each other and anxious to see what happens.
3  Events / Autocross / Class of Vintage Cars on: April 18, 2014, 09:13:35 AM
I have a few sports cars more than 30 years old.  The SCCA rules point out that only cars produced within the last 30 years are eligible to run in Street class for National Events.  The cars would otherwise be classed as HS.  Does VMSC require that cars be <30 years old to run in a Street Class?

Thanks,
Chuck Edwards
4  Events / Road Rally / New Alfa Computer on: April 10, 2012, 02:18:39 PM
Alfa has designed a new rally computer.  The full function computer is called the Elite and the new one seems to have some beneficial improvements.  We use a 2003 Elite and it's a sturdy product, but I encourage you to check out the latest version.  Need a link?  Try this:  http://www.rally.cc/#EliteStart .

See you at the first checkpoint.

-Chuck Edwards
5  General / Open Forum / VMSC needs a home. Got $1,000? on: April 10, 2012, 02:03:39 PM
VMSC dates from 1950 having been formed by UVA students when sports cars were just becoming popular in the United States.  But its never had a home.  When I was a lad it met in the Branch House on Monument Avenue and I got accustomed to such impressive surroundings.  Meeting in a restaurant is so transitory.

How about buying a place?  If 1000 folks can come up with $1,000 we'd have a cool one million dollars.  Too unlikely?  Well, 100 folks with $1,000 would produce $100,000.  Wouldn't that procure a site for a home?  It'd be a start.

-Chuck Edwards
6  General / Open Forum / Re: Marian DeBardeleben - old trophies on: April 10, 2012, 01:53:23 PM
I knew Fred and Marian in those heady days.  What to do with the trophies of another era is a question that all of us have to consider.  Trophies are evidence of the achievements of those who have left them and sadly have little value to the next and future generations. 

VMSC has no physical home and no place to display them.  But they don't memorialize the club.  They show the successes of those to whom they were awarded.  Nathan, I suggest you keep one or two and give the rest to those who would enjoy the pewter bowls, mugs, or plates.  Give them to an organization that can make them available at little or no cost to needy folks.

-Chuck Edwards
7  General / Open Forum / VMSC sends greeting to Carmarthen Motor Club on: May 10, 2011, 04:47:15 AM
This video was made at VMSC's first autocross at the Meadow Event Park on Saturday, April 30, 2011:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKbrhBD8iRg

Chuck Edwards
8  Events / Autocross / Record the drivers' meeting on Apr 30 at MEP on: April 29, 2011, 09:23:31 AM
Betsy and I would like the club's and the OD's permission to video a greeting from VMSC to the Carmarthen (Wales) Motor Club for their 100th birthday.  After recording/editing as necessary we'll burn it to a CD which we'll send to CMC for presentation at their banquet celebration in June, 2011.

A little history:  Betsy and I were the Course Opening Car for the 2007 Ferrari of North America Rally of the Virginias through 5 states.  The rally was developed by members of CMC and they worked the Special Stages.  We visited CMC in 2009 and worked their Quinton Stages Rally in Llandovery, Wales, UK.  We distributed VMSC pins and decals to the CMC members.

We propose to address the camera with....

Chuck & Betsy: "We're at an autocross of the Virginia Motor Sport Club in Caroline County, Virginia.  The members and guests of VMSC wish to offer our congratulations to the Carmarthen Motor Club on its 100th birthday."

Drivers' meeting participants: "Happy 100th birthday, Carmarthen!"
9  Events / Road Rally / Rally The Faithful Registration is Open on: May 19, 2009, 07:13:58 AM
For information go to the VMSC calendar for June http://www.vmsc.org/calendar/1299.html and then click on Rally The Faithful.

Chuck Edwards
10  Results / RoadRally / Tip Toe Thru The Tulips Road Rally on: May 04, 2009, 12:04:47 PM
Registration is open at http://www.odr-scca.org/component/option,com_wrapper/Itemid,68/ and a flyer has been posted at the VMSC website in the public documents area.  Sort the documents by date before looking for it.
11  Results / RoadRally / Results for Planes,Trains,Bridges on: April 20, 2009, 09:46:07 AM
Can be found here:

http://www.vmsc.org/upload-download-files/planes-trains-bridges-rally-results/download.html

Thanks to all of the workers and to the 18 people in the 9 cars who saw a fast-paced Monte Carlo.
12  Results / RoadRally / Road Rally Saturday on: April 14, 2009, 06:49:44 PM
 Roll Eyes  Saturday April 18 is the Planes, Trains, and Bridges Road Rally.  Hope to see some of you
there. 

Anyone available to help with registration 8:30 am - 10 am.?

Airport Citgo (501 Airport Drive) location.

Thanks, Betsy Edwards
13  General Category / Announcements / RoadRally Saturday on: April 14, 2009, 06:45:44 PM
 Roll Eyes The Planes, Trains and Bridges Road Rally is Saturday April 18.  Come on out and take a
nice drive......

PS:  Can someone come help me with registration 8:30 - 10:00 AM Saturday Morning at the airport Citgo?

Thanks, Betsy Edwards
14  General Category / Checkpoints / April 2009 Checkpoints has been emailed on: April 04, 2009, 11:57:46 AM
If you didn't receive it please send your email to checkpoints@vmsc.org .

Thanks.
15  Events / Autocross / Autocross School Brochure on: April 03, 2009, 08:33:37 AM
The Autocross School Brochure has been published in the documents section of the VMSC website.

Sort the documents in date order before you look for it.

See you at the first pylon.

Chuck Edwards
16  Events / Road Rally / Event Flyer PTB Monte Carlo Rally on: April 03, 2009, 07:55:12 AM
The flyer has been published in the Document section of the VMSC website.

Always sort the documents group by date before you start looking.

Chuck Edwards
17  Events / Road Rally / PTB Monte Carlo Generals Posted on: April 03, 2009, 07:46:58 AM
The general instructions are in the Documents section of the VMSC website.

See you at the first control.

Chuck Edwards
18  Events / Road Rally / Re: March 21 Picture Rally on: March 15, 2009, 05:01:48 PM
Registration opens at 9:30 AM at 11280 Patterson Ave, way west of Richmond on Va Route 6 in Henrico just shy of the Goochland line.
19  Events / Road Rally / Pat Moss on: October 17, 2008, 01:07:49 PM
Pat Moss has passed.  Her obituary can be seen at the link:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article4964575.ece
20  Events / Road Rally / Awful August Rally Cancelled on: August 14, 2008, 01:20:20 PM
The rallymaster was called out of town due to family issues and the event has been cancelled.
21  General / Autos and Autosport / Breakfast at the Blue Ridge August 23: Watkins Glen on: August 14, 2008, 05:07:47 AM
Breakfast at the Blue Ridge

August 23, 2008

Please RSVP to Mark Harris (434 295-8469)

if you are planning to attend SVBCC's Breakfast at the Blue
Ridge series with Bob Vitrikas, 9:30 to noon Saturday August 23rd. The Cafe
(www.Blueridgecafe.com) is serving a full
cooked English Breakfast for $13
and correct change is appreciated. They are located in Ruckersville at 8315
Seminole Trail.

Bob's topic is "Sixty years of Road Racing at Watkins Glen". Watkins Glen
is America's premier road racing circuit and this year's 60th anniversary
marque is the Triumph. Bob offers a unique view of the event as both a
motorsport historian and active Glen racer.
22  Results / RoadRally / Jolly Jaunt in June Results on: June 29, 2008, 08:41:22 AM
Results are in the Documents section of the VMSC Website.  Congratulations to Jeff, Audie, Keath, Justin, and Danielle on a fine event.

Chuck Edwards
23  General Category / Checkpoints / May Checkpoints on: May 09, 2008, 07:46:11 AM
The May issue was emailed at 10:45 AM on May 9, 2008.  If you didn't receive a copy send your email address to rally@vmsc.org .

Thanks
24  Events / Road Rally / Re: Laura's Evening Ride on: April 04, 2008, 11:19:24 AM
I want to think everyone had a good time.  Except for a train getting in the way, and an unexpected small portion of dirt, the rally went smoothly.  The final results will be forwarded to
the statistician soon and hopefully posted.  Thanks for asking and sure hope you can make it to
"Down to the Rivah" April 19.
25  General Category / Checkpoints / March Checkpoints on: March 10, 2008, 06:39:42 PM
Checkpoints will be distributed on Tuesday March 11, 2008 at about 9:10 AM.  If you don't receive it send an email address to rally@vmsc.org

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