2011 Mitty will Feature Mazda and Jim Downing

Old 02-21-11, 09:41 AM
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Are we talkin car #33 at the Mitty? Is it done? Or do you have something else even better?
We were talking the 33 car but they have to take the body to metal because of a bad previous paint job. It was supposed to be ready for this show but that little set back cost me 6 months.

We will have the 88 car there instead.

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We are working on a special project for 7-stock this year hopefully it comes together but it is a big project
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Alright! The thread got moved. That will give it some visibility.

Hey, #88 is just as good. Can't wait to see it.
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My wife and I will be there but in the Miata. My 7 is in sad shape, and since we just got the Miata I want to bring it instead of her 8. Hoping to meet up with a few people that I have had contact with.

Oh, and from another site I am on they are trying to qualify for a Guinness record by having the longest line of Mazdas on a track. IIRC it's going to take 685 cars, if we make it there will be an aerial shot for posterity.
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Freakin awesome. What day? If its Sunday we may have a bunch from
DGRR dropping in. I know some canucks are planning on it.
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1. t_g_farrell - Fri,Sat,Sun - Camping turns 3,4,5
2. msimonov - Fri,Sat,Sun - Camping turns 3,4,5
3. ray green - Fri, Sat, Sun - Camp Tim Senior Administrator and Tool Man (my house is 15 minutes away)
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Old 02-22-11, 09:21 AM
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Yeah, I imagine I'll have to come down for a couple of days. Did I hear something about an autocross event?





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Yeah, you can signup to flog some miatas around an autocross circuit on Saturday
morning I think. Check the mitty site, as it has details. I missed it last time due to
Friday night I pllan on doing it this year tho.
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1. t_g_farrell - Fri,Sat,Sun - Camping turns 3,4,5
2. msimonov - Fri,Sat,Sun - Camping turns 3,4,5
3. ray green - Fri, Sat, Sun - Camp Tim Senior Administrator and Tool Man (my house is 15 minutes away)
4. bwaits_ - Fri, Sat, Sun - Rotary guru and parts supplier
5. rotarydude - Fri, Sat, Sun -Camping and providing spirtual support
6. Lx_Machado - Fri,Sat,Sun - Camping turns 3,4,5
7. LiL red 82 - Saturday only
8. ROTORX7Holly - Sunday only
9. NotNAuto - Sunday only
10. chiefmg - Fri-Sun (will be helping out with a Mazda Corral)

I'll see what I can find out about what day they are going to try for the record.
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Okay, the record attempt will be held on Saturday. Not sure what time it will happen, I guess when there is enough time between racing.
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Sounds like this is going to be a great turnout and weekend, especially Saturday. Does that include all Mazdas or just rotaries in the "Most Mazdas on the Track" record?
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Details on the Mitty

April 28-May 1 – Road Atlanta – Braselton, GA

The 2011 Mitty is returning to Road Atlanta from April 28 to May 1 for our
annual celebration of all things automotive, and this year’s event promises to
be the best yet.

Grand Marshal: Jim Downing will be our guest of honor at the event, and we’ll
be recognizing his accomplishments as a Mazda racer. Jim will be on hand
throughout the weekend to check out the races and meet fans. Plan on
stopping by the Classic Motorsports tent to attend an autograph session.

Featured Marque: Of course, no celebration of racing accomplishments would
be complete without the participation of our featured marque, Mazda. The
2011 Mitty will feature many of the incredible cars the company has built
over the years. Expect to see several of the original Mazda race cars that
have landed in the winner’s circle; these historic racing cars will be on display
all weekend—when they’re not on track, of course. Be sure to look for many
other Mazda surprises at The Mitty as well.

A Japanese Invasion: This year’s event will also be a celebration of all
Japanese sports cars. We expect a record number of cars from makes such
as Datsun/Nissan, Toyota, Honda and, of course, Mazda. The MX-5 Miata will
have a special corral.

Classic Motorsports Small Bore Cup Race: The Classic Motorsports Mitty will
host the second round of the 2011 Classic Motorsports Small Bore Cup. The
series is open to small-bore cars produced before 1965 and their continuation
counterparts. This leg of the competition promises to be a hotly contested
battle among our readers’ favorite cars.

Kumho Autocross: Thanks to our friends at Kumho Tires USA, the 2011 Mitty
will again offer spectators the chance to drive a Kumho-equipped Mazda
MX-5 around our infield autocross course. This driving experience is
completely free of charge, so make sure you sign up for some top-down
driving fun!

Hella “Night into Day” Party- Come to the Classic Motorsports big-top tent
for our special Saturday night party sponsored by Hella USA. Enjoy free
drinks at the Moss Motors Pub and bench race with race fans and
enthusiasts from around the country. Don’t miss the special light up the night
display next to our tent also!

Moss Pub: The Moss pub will be open for business during the evening hours
on Friday and Saturday night. Come by for a cold drink and the best bench
racing you’ll find this side of Siebkins. You can also challenge a friend to a
game of darts or a race around our slot car track. And don’t miss the live
music performed by Wes Cobb on Saturday night.

Flyin’ Miata Summer Camp East: The crew at Flyin’ Miata will be on hand for
the Mitty and hosting a special get together for Miata owners to hang out
and talk tech. Their staff will be hosting group discussions to help make your
Miata faster, better handling, and more safe. Flyin’ Miata has been an
industry leader since 1989, so don’t miss this chance to learn from the best!

DIY Autotune MegaSqurt MegaMeet DIY Autotune will host the first ever
MegaSquirt MegaMeet at the 2011 Mitty. Guests with vehicles using
MegaSquirt engine management are encouraged to bring out their home
brewed creations and share them with other MegaSquirt users and Mitty
guests. The staff of DIY Autotune will also be on hand to answer questions
about installing, wiring, and tuning your own MegaSquirt system.

Want to Be a World Record Holder? Break a record at The Mitty! Officials
from the Guinness Book of World Records will be on hand to verify our
attempt to create the world’s largest parade lap. We’ll need at least 683
Mazdas to make the claim, so we want you to be a part of it.

Mazda Driver’s Party Do you drive a Mazda? Your key is now good for more
than starting the car—it will also give you access to the Mazda Driver’s Party
on Friday night. The party will be held in the Classic Motorsports big-top tent
on the hill. Along with drinks and hors d’oeuvres, we’ll be honoring our Grand
Marshall and IMSA veteran Jim Downing. Entry to this special party is free for
Mazda owners so make sure to bring your key to be a part of it.
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I should have 2 Rx's to contribute to the record attempt. I will say that it will be one sloooooow *** parade lap!!

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Yeah they should call it the Idle Lap.
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The list so far:

1. t_g_farrell - Fri,Sat,Sun - Camping turns 3,4,5
2. msimonov - Fri,Sat,Sun - Camping turns 3,4,5
3. ray green - Fri, Sat, Sun - Camp Tim Senior Administrator and Tool Man (my house is 15 minutes away)
4. bwaits_ - Fri, Sat, Sun - Rotary guru and parts supplier
5. rotarydude - Fri, Sat, Sun -Camping and providing spirtual support
6. Lx_Machado - Fri,Sat,Sun - Camping turns 3,4,5
7. LiL red 82 - Saturday only
8. ROTORX7Holly - Sunday only
9. NotNAuto - Sunday only
10. chiefmg - Fri-Sun (will be helping out with a Mazda Corral)
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I should be there again this year. I might be able to see if we can get an RX-7 corral thing going from the Grassroots/Classic guys on the infield after the bridge.

Or the meeting spot could be where TG and everyone is camping.
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I should be there again this year. I might be able to see if we can get an RX-7 corral thing going from the Grassroots/Classic guys on the infield after the bridge.

Or the meeting spot could be where TG and everyone is camping.
I like the idea of "Rotary Corral". Get all the old shool rotaries, the RX-7s, the RX-8s, and late model rotary imports all there together. What do you guys think?
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I should be there again this year. I might be able to see if we can get an RX-7 corral thing going from the Grassroots/Classic guys on the infield after the bridge.

Or the meeting spot could be where TG and everyone is camping.
I figured you would be there with DIY. Come on down and party with us. I'm
sure you will see us all at the Sat Mazda key party (free beer). Did you get the
yellow SA sorted yet?

Originally Posted by msimonov View Post
I like the idea of "Rotary Corral". Get all the old shool rotaries, the RX-7s, the RX-8s, and late model rotary imports all there together. What do you guys think?
Based on all the folks camping there so far, we will have our own corral. Maybe
we can put up the infamous OGTA signage.
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I think plans are already afoot to have corrals for different Mazda models. If I could talk my wife into driving we would bring both the Miata and her 8, but she's not big on long trips by herself. Especially since I am gone half the year with work.
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This is looking very promising, and the Mitty is always a great event. I will be coming to this, but not sure for how many days, or if I'll be in the SA.
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Donnie, there is still 2 months until the Mitty. What's wrong with the SA? We really need to see the SA out there and of course sporting it's male parts.
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Mike, The SA is just under the knife to fix a few things; leaking oil cooler, swap the FPR and run a return line, fix e-brake, swapping to FC vert wheels, etc. Nothing too major, but I may be picking up a 13B for it very soon as well. My biggest hindrance is lack of time. School and work have just consumed it all. I have 5 tests this week, and all are higher level courses. Mr.Wankel should be able to make it, but there is just a possibility he may not.
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It won't be the same if Mr. Wankel isn't there Donnie. Why don't we organize an OGTA meeting at your house to get it fixed in time for the Mitty?

Here's a map of the track, for reference

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I am going to try to make it Ray. As it stands now, I should be able to, just need to get the oil cooler welded up. That would be nice, but it wouldn't do any good if I am not there, which is usually the case due to school and work. Next week is my spring break, and I hope to be able to knock out a lot of it then. I miss driving the car.
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Originally Posted by t_g_farrell View Post
I figured you would be there with DIY. Come on down and party with us. I'm
sure you will see us all at the Sat Mazda key party (free beer). Did you get the
yellow SA sorted yet?
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Ill be there with the Grassroots Crew (I used to work there) but I know that Jerry and the DIYAutoTune guys will be there again. The yellow one runs but not well. Its only made trips around the block so far. I will probably bring the megasquirted GSL-SE.
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Hey guys, when you indicate you are planning to attend add your forum name to the attending list.

The list so far:

1. t_g_farrell - Fri,Sat,Sun - Camping turns 3,4,5
2. msimonov - Fri,Sat,Sun - Camping turns 3,4,5
3. ray green - Fri, Sat, Sun - Camp Tim Senior Administrator and Tool Man (my house is 15 minutes away)
4. bwaits_ - Fri, Sat, Sun - Rotary guru and parts supplier
5. rotarydude - Fri, Sat, Sun -Camping and providing spirtual support
6. Lx_Machado - Fri,Sat,Sun - Camping turns 3,4,5
7. LiL red 82 - Saturday only
8. ROTORX7Holly - Sunday only
9. NotNAuto - Sunday only
10. chiefmg - Fri-Sun (will be helping out with a Mazda Corral)
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