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Old 10-28-2017, 09:10 AM
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Wow, nice sign. Does he lazer a 427 and how much ?
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Old 10-28-2017, 10:44 AM
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You are welcome Jim. Enjoy. To everyone else, those signs were a test for a new digitizing software eleven years ago. Software and N/C controls have come a long way since then. I've retired in the interim and no longer have access to the machines.

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I also received another "gift" yesterday. As I was going through a weeks worth of mail I came across the latest edition of Vintage Racing Quarterly, the magazine for SVRA. I was flipping through the pages and came upon the article on the US Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, and there on the bottom of page 91 was my car!





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Old 12-29-2017, 07:05 AM
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Well, Christmas is over and the New Year is coming quickly upon us. As I prepare for the SPF/Riverside Racers first full year of competition it is time to take determine which races I will plan on attending in 2018. That will help motivate me to get the car ready, once these single digit and negative temps abate.

Right now, barring unforeseen circumstances, the schedule looks like this:

May 16-20 at Summit Point in West Virginia for the Jefferson 500 with the Vintage Race Group

June 21-24 at Mid Ohio for the Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio with SVRA

July 7-8 at Watkins Glen for the July Sprints with the Historic Race Group

Sept. 6-9 at Watkins Glen for the US Vintage Grand Prix with SVRA

Sept. 20-23 at Virginia International Raceway for the Heacock Classic Gold Cup with SVRA

Nov. 1-4 at Circuit of the Americas for the US Vintage Championship with SVRA

Will start working on making adjustments to the cobra once the weather breaks. If anyone is interested in crewing at any of these races, please let me know in advance of the race. I get to bring a certain number of people, it varies by race organization, into the races as crew. Even if you do not want to crew, if you are in the area it would be nice to see fellow cobra owners and take a look at your cars.

A Happy New Year to all, and see you next year.

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Jim - I wish you the best in the upcoming season...a little disappointed not to see "Road Atlanta" on your schedule. I would have enjoyed watching you run...

All the best!

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Old 12-29-2017, 07:22 AM
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Tony,

Maybe next year at Road Atlanta. I have a few changes to make to the car, including removing the windshield and replacing with a windscreen. Road Atlanta is in late March and unless we get an early spring up here, I probably will not be able to start working on the car for a while and I do not want to hurry in doing the race prep. When we move from this house part of the plan will be to have a heated garage/workshop for the next one. The barn it is in right now is so full of leaks it would be impossible to heat it in the winter. By the end of this race season I should have most of the major changes sorted out, which will allow for some earlier races in the future. Road Atlanta, Sebring, Limerock and Road America are some of the race tracks that I want to get to in the coming years.

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Old 12-30-2017, 05:28 AM
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You can count me in for VIR. Would love to see your car and help you out in the pits for a few days.

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Byron,

Thanks! I was thinking that you would be offering some assistance. I will let you know the details as it gets closer. Have a Hapy New Year.

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Hope this hasn't already been posted, here's a video of a FIA 289 running on the the old Pomona Fairgrounds track with Bob Bondurant in a GT40.

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Thanks! I was thinking that you would be offering some assistance. I will let you know the details as it gets closer. Have a Hapy New Year.

Jim
Sounds like a plan Jim. Happy New Year to you as well.

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Thanks, nice video. The FIA is a nice handling race car. That GT40 was sure burning some oil upon acceleration!
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Thanks, nice video. The FIA is a nice handling race car. That GT40 was sure burning some oil upon acceleration!
Lots of smoke on decel too. Tired engine?
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Cracked valve seal or broken ring ?
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I was following a Corvette with a big block at Watkins Glen a couple of years ago and something went in his engine going into turn 8. You could not see him or the track the smoke was so thick. I backed off so that I did not hit him and followed the trail of smoke through turn 11and then it went away as he pulled into the pits. Not sure that I would have taken the car that far with that much smoke billowing out of my pipes.
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Hi Jim, Happy New Year, and best of luck this year. There is a possibility that I will be in the Ohio area in June. I'll let you know for sure as it get closer.

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Mark,

That would be great if you could be there! Always looking for guidance and suggestions on honing my skills as a race car driver. Take care.

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I'm looking forward to seeing your car too. RA for sure if you can make it, and Mid Ohio is also on my list this year.....
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It would be great to see you. The nice thing about Mid Ohio is that it is the same weekend of the London Cobra Show, which is close to Mid Ohio. Take care and let's hope for an early spring.

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