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401  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / Re: Photos from 10-16-11 autocross @ RIR on: October 16, 2011, 04:05:38 PM
Thanks, David.  I've uploaded a video of my fastest run here:
402  Results / Autocross / 10/16/2011 Results on: October 16, 2011, 03:38:55 PM
Results for the 10/16 event have been posted here on MyAutoEvents.  Thanks to everyone who pre-registered, making registration much easier today.

Registration for our last event of the season, on November 6th at VMP is open.  Register here.
403  Results / Autocross / Re: Autocross 9-11-11 on: October 16, 2011, 03:36:24 PM
Updated results have been posted here on MyAutoEvents.
404  General / Open Forum / Re: How many Spark Plugs you have on: October 08, 2011, 06:26:19 PM

I've got:

8 - LT1 in the Caprice
6 - Land Cruiser
5 - Danielle's Volvo
4 - '06 Civic
4 - '95 Civic
1 - weed wacker
1 - mower
1 - pressure washer
1 - leaf blower
8 - spare LT1 sitting under my work bench
8 - second spare set of LT1 heads in my shed

I also have 20 new ones sitting on my shelf (12 Chevy, 8 Honda), so that makes either 47 or 67 depending on what you count.
405  Events / Other Events / Re: Anyone up for a cookout on Sunday? on: October 08, 2011, 10:31:40 AM
It's too bad this "house" was taken off the market.
406  Events / Other Events / Re: Anyone up for a cookout on Sunday? on: October 07, 2011, 04:14:38 AM
Unfortunately, I've gotta do some housework that needs to be done before the end of the month on Sunday and Monday.  We may go look at garages houses on Sunday evening, too.  If that falls through I could show up.
407  Events / Autocross / Re: 10/9/2011 event rescheduled to 10/16, moved to RIR on: September 29, 2011, 03:49:34 AM
Thanks, Ray.  I corrected it on the calendar.  I had previously fixed MyAutoEvents and can't find any mention of it there, so if you're still seeing it on there let me know where, I may be overlooking it.
408  Events / Autocross / Re: 2011 Schedule on: September 28, 2011, 05:03:32 PM
BRR's 10/16 event got moved from Verona to Salem which is a bit far.  We're talking about having the Challenge at our November event at VMP.
409  Results / Autocross / Re: Autocross 9-11-11 on: September 28, 2011, 04:13:00 PM
Hey Scott, thanks for summarizing the changes that need to be made.  I'll pick the computer up at the next autocross and knock out those results along with the corrections to these all at once.
410  Events / Other Events / VMSC Membership Meeting location suggestions on: September 27, 2011, 02:34:32 PM
So, we've been meeting at River City Diner on Parham for the last two years and it feel like time for a change.  Anyone have any suggestions or preferences?  Requirements are basically a separate room or area that can hold ~15 people that we can use for free.

Some suggestions so far have been:

Panera at Stony Point
Extrabilly's BBQ

If anyone has any interest (or lack thereof) or other suggestions, please post here.  I'm aiming to come to a decision on where we should meet starting in 2012 at our November 17th meeting.
411  Events / Autocross / 10/9/2011 event rescheduled to 10/16, moved to RIR on: September 27, 2011, 11:13:30 AM
Due to a rained out event at VMP getting scheduled on 10/9, our 10/9 event at VMP has been moved to 10/16 at RIR.  If you've already registered, you are still registered.  If you have already paid and need to get you money back, I believe MyAutoEvents will issue a refund...if not, contact me via PM or email.  If you need to register, it's open here on MyAutoEvents.

Sorry for the late notice and any inconvenience this has caused.

412  Events / Autocross / Re: 2011 Schedule on: September 27, 2011, 11:10:08 AM
We just had to move out 10/9 event at VMP to 10/16 at RIR because of a rained out event being rescheduled at VMP.  Registration is open here on MyAutoEvents.
413  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: Nürburgring on: September 25, 2011, 04:28:34 AM
GT4 is nothing's Gran Turismo 4 on the Playstation 2.  I don't even have a steering wheel, I just use the controller.  The Nurburgring has so many corners (and so many blind corners) that just driving around it in the video game really helped me remember how sharp each turn was and what followed it.

Enjoy VIR this weekend.  I definitely need to get out and do a few more HPDEs next year.
414  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: Nürburgring on: September 24, 2011, 05:36:37 PM
I am seriously impressed at how y'all can just jump onto a course you've never driven, in unfamiliar cars, and drive it like that. 

Thanks, it all comes down to seat time.  Also, several hundred laps of the Nurburgring in GT4 helped a lot Smiley
415  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: Nürburgring on: September 22, 2011, 05:43:08 PM
I just got back from the Nurburgring as well.  Excellent time, thankfully it was dry and sunny.  I rented a Renualt Sport Clio Cup (200hp, 2700-2800lbs) from the same place Gunny got his GTI.  I ended up running 5 laps despite the track being closed for ~30 minutes of the 2 hours allotted to tourists due to an accident, also involving a motorcycle.

My fastest lap (the 5th) was just a hair over 9 minutes bridge to gantry including a section where we had to slow down for road work.  I'm pretty pleased.  My 4th lap was slightly slower, but the video is much more interesting (more traffic...most notably a BMW M6 and Ferrari 550 around the 6 minute mark).
416  General / Open Forum / Re: Cordless Impact Wrench on: September 07, 2011, 07:04:15 PM
I believe with the drill and some impacts, you will need something like this:

If you get an impact with a square head for sockets, get a 1/2" one.
417  General / Open Forum / Re: Cordless Impact Wrench on: September 07, 2011, 06:07:20 PM
I don't have any experience with cordless impacts, but you generally can't go wrong with Milwaukee, DeWalt or Bosch.  I'm sure there are cheaper options out there though.

If you already have a cordless drill, you could just break all of the lugnuts by hand and then zip them off with the drill.  I put the lugnuts on with the drill and then torque them with a torque wrench.
418  Events / Autocross / Re: Solo Nationals live! on: August 30, 2011, 07:28:52 PM
Thanks for posting this.  Looks like Donna is doing pretty well in SSL.  Hopefully Keath can pick it up on the second day.
419  Events / Autocross / Re: Silly questions about the next event on: August 30, 2011, 03:21:33 AM
We canceled an event earlier in the year and renumbered some of the events, but not all of them.
420  General / Technical Help / Re: Coilovers for Evo X on: August 27, 2011, 07:08:19 PM
I can help you corner weight it and whatnot (I have scales).  I have a tendency of setting up cars that are not easy to drive, so I'm probably not the best point of reference, but I don't know how you could go wrong with Ohlins (other than spending that extra $1k).

You gonna do sway bars or anything?  I wouldn't worry too much about spring rates for now...they're cheap and easy to swap out.
421  General / Technical Help / Re: Coilovers for Evo X on: August 26, 2011, 06:06:25 PM
I know nothing about Evos or setting up an AWD car.  You may want to head over to and see what the popular setup is in BSP.

I have to second what Chris said though.  The tires will make a huge difference, plus a proper alignment.  I'd probably go with some Kumhos though, they'll last longer.
422  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: Nürburgring on: August 26, 2011, 05:49:43 PM
Awesome!  So did they let you run the GoPro or did you have to rent one?
423  Results / Autocross / Re: 08/21/2011 Results on: August 21, 2011, 05:59:08 PM
BTW, if anyone knows Elbert Bassett, he left his license and I have it.  He can get in touch with me at
424  Results / Autocross / Re: 08/21/2011 Results on: August 21, 2011, 05:08:02 PM

Please change my class to STX from CSP.




...I also moved Keath out of HS.  I don't think the Z06 is legal in that class.
425  Results / Autocross / 08/21/2011 Results on: August 21, 2011, 04:37:37 PM
Results from the 8/21 autocross have been posted here at MyAutoEvents.  Thanks to all who came out and especially to those who helped setup and tear down the course.

Registration for our next event at VMP is open on MyAutoEvents.  The larger lot should be a great change of pace.
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