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401  General / Open Forum / Re: New to Richmond on: February 28, 2012, 07:20:51 PM
Great news!  Good luck finding something.  I'll keep my eyes open, too.
402  Events / Autocross / Re: MyAutoEvents Registration on: February 24, 2012, 04:10:28 AM
Registration for the Practice Autocross and first event at MEP will open tomorrow.
403  Events / Other Events / Re: Annual VMSC Dyno Day on: February 20, 2012, 03:48:55 PM
Well, I didn't have time to put my headers in so I'll pas on dynoing the Caprice.  I'll still be there though.
404  Events / Autocross / Re: Permanent Number Registration on: February 17, 2012, 08:29:45 PM
The issue is that someone manually added your permanent numbers last year, so they aren't associated with your account.  The only way around this is going to be manual, through MAE support.  Dennis and Marc - yours should be fixed, see if you can register now.

If anyone else has an issue, please let me know.  I'll batch up the folks with problems and submit them together.  I've already instructed people not to manually add anyone to the permanent number event so this shouldn't happen again.
405  Events / Autocross / Re: Permanent Number Registration on: February 17, 2012, 12:43:06 PM
We can't have two separate permanent number events and we can't manually merge two events that are created separately (or enforce who could sign up for the one that we specify is for last year's number holders).  I've emailed the MAE support staff/guy and will see what he says.
406  Events / Other Events / Re: VMSC Tire Mounting Day on: February 17, 2012, 09:58:26 AM
I've ordered my tires and will be there on the 17th.
407  Events / Autocross / Re: Permanent Number Registration on: February 17, 2012, 08:07:40 AM
I find this very strange.  I made a minor change to the start date of the event, if you don't mind trying again and letting me know the outcome I would appreciate it.

I was able to register for my number, despite also having it in last year's permanent number list (which is what I was thinking was causing the problem).  If this fails for some reason, we'll remove the number restriction (using last year's numbers to hold numbers for this year's signup) and send an email to last year's permanent number holders telling them to sign up quickly.  Removing the number restriction means anyone could sign up for your number, which is why I don't want to do it without trying a couple other things first though.
408  Events / Other Events / Re: Richmond Autoshow on: February 13, 2012, 11:33:26 AM
Aww, shoot.  I'll be traveling on the 22nd.  I guess that means the wagon won't be in the auto show.  Surely, it would have been the classiest car there  Grin
409  Events / Autocross / Re: Permanent Number Registration on: February 12, 2012, 05:13:51 AM
I'm using last year's permanent number list to reserve the numbers for this year's signup...if that makes any sense.  As a result, you have to use the same email address as last year.  I'll PM yours to you and let me know if using that email address doesn't work.
410  General / Technical Help / Re: Tires for 2012, your input please! on: February 09, 2012, 04:55:30 PM
I don't have a direct comparison between the A6s and R6s, but know people have autocrossed on R6s and they seemed to be fine.  Obviously not as sticky, but I would expect them to be gripier than a street tire, like the Star Specs.
411  Events / Other Events / Re: VMSC Tire Mounting Day on: February 07, 2012, 07:12:44 PM
Also, if you want some cheap, lightly used R-compounds, contact John Berget of and ask what he's got in stock.  I've had the best luck calling him, his number is on the website.
412  Events / Other Events / VMSC Tire Mounting Day on: February 07, 2012, 07:07:59 PM
We've scheduled Saturday, March 17th at Murray Automotive, just over the Powhatan border to mount and balance tires for the upcoming season.  The shop has all the right equipment to do any wheel/tire combo you would have properly.  The owner is opening up just for us on Saturday and will charge a special rate of $10 per tire to mount and balance.  So, order your tires in time and we'll see you out there.

When: Saturday March 17th, 9am until at least 11am
Where: Murray Automotive, 1731 Douthit Ct, Powhatan
What: tire mounting and balancing, $10ea

In case you're wondering how to get there, it is super easy.  Douthit Ct is right off of Midlothian Tpke/RT 60, ~3mi West of 288.  If you plan on attending, please post here so we can get an idea of how many people there will be.  I'll be there, if you have any questions or need to contact me the day of, I can be reached at (215) 378-1747.
413  Events / Other Events / Re: Annual VMSC Dyno Day on: February 07, 2012, 06:51:14 PM
I'll dyno the wagon again if I can get my headers on before then.  Finding the time will be tricky, but I've just ordered the last of the parts I think I'll need.

Also, I feel I should mention that club attendance points will be awarded.  If you don't know how points work, read this.
414  Events / Other Events / Re: Annual VMSC Dyno Day on: February 04, 2012, 05:05:02 AM
This is cool, I may just do it.  Cost for pulls?

We've traditionally been charged $60 for 3 pulls.
415  Events / Other Events / Re: Annual VMSC Dyno Day on: February 03, 2012, 01:33:21 PM
No need to bring a high HP car either, we've had Miatas, Civics, my wagon...all kinds of stuff at the dyno days.

Also, definitely fun to spectate, hang out and see what kind of power everything makes.
416  General / Open Forum / Re: Garages, you say? on: February 01, 2012, 04:24:29 AM
I don't have a solution, but where in/around Richmond are you staying, how close do you want the garage to be, and what locations have you been looking at so far?  I would imagine the farther you got from Richmond, the cheaper you could find space.
417  General / Technical Help / Re: Classing questions on: January 26, 2012, 05:01:25 AM
It does look like they haven't finalized the 2012 solo rules, they have a draft posted on the SCCA website though.  All the suspension work is fine for STS, but I didn't see anything about the flywheel.  That could put you in CSP (or SM) if it's not allowed.
418  General / Open Forum / Re: Meeting Tonight, Jan 19th on: January 25, 2012, 05:00:46 AM
Also, I notice there is no TVR marque trophy.  Hypothetically speaking, if I bought a decrepit 2500M for a couple grand and campaigned it for a season (plus added the $100, obviously), could that be rememdied?

Absolutely.  We use Bunkie Trinite trophies if you're interested in looking at different styles and pricing.  If you're at the banquet we'll have all the current trophies displayed.  I think the VW one is the most elaborate.
419  General / Open Forum / Re: Meeting Tonight, Jan 19th on: January 22, 2012, 07:51:36 PM
I've been meaning to do this for a while.  I just posted up an explanation of how the points work here.
420  Events / Other Events / Re: 2011 VMSC Annual Banquet on: January 14, 2012, 10:44:21 AM
I don't even know how to respond  Shocked
421  General / Technical Help / Re: Tires for 2012, your input please! on: January 11, 2012, 05:14:25 AM
Hoosiers have a reputation for being the stickiest when new, but falling off more quickly than other tires (maybe only good grip for one season).  I haven't seen any comparisons between the Hoosiers and the Hankooks, but haven't heard anything bad about the Hankooks.  I also need new tires for this season and am going with the Hankooks since they are $80 less per tire than the Hoosiers and $55 less than the Kumhos.
422  Events / Other Events / Re: 2011 VMSC Annual Banquet on: January 06, 2012, 12:52:49 PM
For the fashion-challenged among us (and those who have not attended a VMSC banquet before), what is the recommended dress code?

When the Banquet was a dinner, most people dressed "business casual". Typically a collared shirt and maybe a sport coat for the guys (some wore a suit & tie) and similar attire for the gals. However, now that it's a luncheon, I suspect the dress will be a bit more relaxed?  I didn't go last year so I'm not sure what people wore.

It was the same as usual last year.  I'll likely wear a suit, but that's because I have to speak.
423  General / Classifieds / Re: 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser - $4500obo on: December 25, 2011, 09:35:37 AM
what do you need an f20c for?Huh?Huh?Huh??

I'd like to build a Locost for my next car.  An F20C would work really well, though I think I'll end up using a Miata drivetrain.

BTW, the Land Cruiser has been sold.  Thanks, eBay!
424  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: video of Senna driving an NSX in loafers on: December 19, 2011, 04:41:47 PM
Senna is on Netflix now, available instantly.  Definitely worth watching.
425  General / Technical Help / Re: Tire storage on: December 16, 2011, 05:02:12 AM
There is a tool to remove valve stems, but you don't want that.  You want a tool to remove the core from the valve stem.  The core is the inner piece which actually contains the valve.  See this diagram.  The removal tool usually looks like a screwdriver.  Alternatively, a lot of places sell these 4-way tools.  It's not necessary, but it's certainly the fastest way to remove all of the air from a tire.
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