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Old 02-05-03, 05:45 PM
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Is this a bad *** photographer or what?
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Old 02-05-03, 05:53 PM
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Old 02-05-03, 05:56 PM
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Old 02-05-03, 06:33 PM
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Excellent pictures, thanks for sharing.

Was this from a recent Panoz track day?
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Old 02-05-03, 07:17 PM
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Nice pics I like #3 the best though. God I want to go drive RA

I have some we took of Foko and Jeremy at the NCRC gig I need to upload tonight.

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Old 02-05-03, 07:35 PM
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great pics. that lotus looks mean as hell.
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Old 02-07-03, 08:08 AM
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Hey buy any chance do you know what kind of camera the guy used? Or did you just find them on the web?

Its looks to good to be a scanned 35mm...
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Old 02-07-03, 08:39 AM
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Dude! I think that was one of the days that I was there with the Porsche 986 club. That day I brought the Mini Cooper S.
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How has you new Cooper S treated you? I've thought about getting one near the end of this year and I'm curious about their build quality/reliability. I bet that car was tons of fun around Rd Atl (especially turns 1 and 12).
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Awesome pics, man. Yeah, how's that Cooper treating ya?
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Hey Guys:

Thanks for all the responses. I didn't even realize there were any; forgot to subscribe to the thread.

Madman, yeah that was the same day. I was the guy you were talking to in the 3rd gen in the pics. It was cool watching you run around in the Mini; looked like a blast.

It wasn't a Panoz day, but was the 986 club (boxsters) day. Once in a while the Panoz got out there and blew everyone off the track.

Yeah, that Lotus gets around the track pretty good. It's right behind me because I'm holding him up; my side of the story is that I just passed him. lol.

It was a digital camera that the guy was using; I think he said it was around 6 megapixel. He was actually trying out a couple of different cameras that day. With all that resolution I think it allows him to shoot wide, then crop in and properly compose the shot. It works!

Already ordered an 18 x 24 of pic 1; I just love the shot and that was one beautiful 911 in the background, right Madman?

C-ya.

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Old 02-07-03, 10:12 PM
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Hey Macrod01:

Just noticed you LIVE THERE!!!!!

Damn I'm jealous; we had to trailer the cars 8 hours to get there.

Oh well; we're superbowl champs down here and I guess I'm closer to Sebring. 1 1/2 hours.

RA is one bad-*** track; we had a friggin blast!
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Old 02-08-03, 08:52 PM
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That is an awesome 3rd gen. Nice pics!
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Old 02-12-03, 09:10 AM
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Ah good to see you were the person I was talking to! As far as the MINI goes, I think I enjoy it more and more every day. I have had it for about 6 months now and it is really a blast. The only caveat is there has been two or three small things that I have needed to take it into the dealer for (under warranty). No big things though: sunroof seal needed to be reattached and e-brake boot came unglued).

As far as the car on the track, it really felt right at home. I have taken it to a SOLO2 event but that was first time at a road course and I thought it did great. I will be getting some brembo brakes for it as that was the only area that needed improvement. The stocks faded after a few laps. I will also be doing some exhaust/intake/chip basic mods plus tires. The only problem is I like the car so much that I have to split my car play money now between the mini and the rx-2! If anyone else has specific Q's about the MINI, fire away!

That first pic is great! Stephen Huss had a part ownership in that GT2 red porsche. He and I work together and he was the organizer of the event. I hope to see you again sometime out there!
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Madman:

You only hope to see me about HALF as much as I want to get back there. That track is such a blast; I would really love to run it again when it's not 22 friggin degrees out so the tires could heat up. I also need to get a shot of testosterone to swell up my ***** so I would go off the drop off in the bridge turn at speed instead of lifting. My buddy and that instructor in the Boxster spinning into the wall didn't help either.

I'm running my car at Sebring April 19th and can't wait.

I was able to outrun my buddy (His car pic attached, which is a friggin AWESOME shot) in his 911 at RA, which really chapped his ***. He usually blows me away at Sebring so we'll see how I do against him then (I think I'm getting better/smoother/faster).

His unfair advantage is the danged race slicks; I run on street tires. Good luck in that bad Mini.

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Old 02-12-03, 05:07 PM
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Pic 1 - That same Red 911 is right behind him and you can see a beemer behind the Red Porsche.

I'll have to post em later..........this server won't take posts with attachments right now for some reason.
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Old 02-13-03, 05:27 PM
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Yep, I live about 4 miles from Road Atlanta and I can sit on my back patio and listen to the cars when I'm not able to go to the track to watch. I'll babysit that beautiful 3rd gen so you don't have to haul it around. I'd only run it once a month to keep it in good running order.

Glad to hear that the MINI is a hit - I wonder how much of a PIA it would be dealing with a child seat w/ only 2 doors. Hmmm...

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Old 02-14-03, 06:19 AM
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My buddies pics........

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What the heck...........no pictures will post for some reason..................I give up after about 20 tries..........

Sorry...........
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Macro:

Thanks for the babysitting offer. I'll have my girl get in touch with your girl and see about that.

That'll probably depend on the weather..........such as, the day after hell freezes over.........

C-ya.

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Macro:

Thanks for the babysitting offer. I'll have my girl get in touch with your girl and see about that.

That'll probably depend on the weather..........such as, the day after hell freezes over.........

C-ya.

David

hahaha, yeah I figured that was the response I was going to get. And I can't say I blame you. So did the first time through Turn 12 get your attention?
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Turn 12?

No not the first time; actually the first through 140th time (all friggin weekend) got my attention...........something about driving off a 6 story building at 100mph affects your sphincter factor big time.........

I had to squirt some WD-40 in there just to be able to crap again................

What a friggin thrill that entire track is, but I never could hit that bridge turn without lifting. In my earlier post I mentioned my buddy and an INSTRUCTOR spinning at the bottom and grazing the wall. The high temp that weekend only hit 30, and we could never get the tires over 70 degrees, so traction was NOT at a premium.

Can't wait to go back.

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Old 02-14-03, 01:45 PM
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Yeah no kidding about the instructor (Pete). He did that before I had any track time that weekend and I was pretty worried. But actually, since I have never done a road course, he was my instructor that rode along with me, and he is a really great guy. When coming down the hill into 12 he kept saying, "no just hit it! dont have to let up!" I never had the nerve to floor the car going down the hill and then turn in. Maybe next time when it is warmer! Hey, MrZUMZUM, if you get a chance to go out there again and for some reason I dont know about it, shoot me a PM or e-mail!
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That's right. I now remember that I later saw him getting out of your car. He's got bigger ***** than me............since after he had already spun in that same turn he's telling you to FLOOR IT!! Too funny.

I'll definitely get in touch with you when I'm heading that way next time.

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Old 02-14-03, 11:47 PM
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awesome pics...and yeah, whoever took them is a great photographer. How much hp are you running MrZUMZUM? mod list?
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