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Jgordon 10-16-2005 06:07 PM

Hell of a first DE
 
Well, I took the plunge and got out on the track. Great event - great people, good driving, and a monsoon.

I am definitely going back. Highlights included actually driving, having my instructor tell me (once or twice) that I had gotten a turn right, and seeing the cars that showed up. Oh yeah, and Botho Von Bose (PCA National treasurer) showed up in a SICK GT3 and let me drive it. Botho, if you are on Pelican, thanks - it was awesome. I'm just sorry I don't have any good pictures of it.

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1129514361.jpg
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1129514390.jpg
Botho's GT3 hiding behind the 997
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1129514443.jpg

Can you tell who the new guy is?
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1129514482.jpg
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1129514559.jpg
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1129514591.jpg
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1129514644.jpg

I must have seen this repeated 5 or 6 times on the drive back to the city:
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1129514792.jpg

dheinz 10-16-2005 06:28 PM

What track are you at?

The 944 needs pontoons.

jtratza 10-16-2005 06:37 PM

Track? Looks more like a regatta.

hobieboy 10-16-2005 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by dheinz
What track are you at?

The 944 needs pontoons.

Judging from the garage & parking lot, its the Glen. Great & fast track. Though it would be "real fun" drivingin the monsoon :)

dheinze - was Botho your instructor? He's a great guy for sure! And he seems to show up in any & all DEs too :D

Stophos 10-16-2005 06:45 PM

Got to be Pocono
 
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9dreizig 10-16-2005 07:00 PM

Here's what happened at the last DE I attended at the Glen in a monsoon! ( this was an instructor driving a students car!!)
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1129517953.jpg

86 911 10-16-2005 07:50 PM

9dreizg, judging by your signature, is that your Audi?? That really sucks. And to think we here in the San Francisco only had 1 light shower so far (yesterday) since probably May. Hope condtions improve over there.

SCOTITUDE 10-16-2005 09:41 PM

The DE event was at Pocono. One of the worst weather events we ever had. We usually pray to mother nature to spare us with any precipitation at our Oct event since it usually means snow or hail. We are used to the cold temps in Oct. She blessed us with above freezing temps but doused us with 9 inches of rain in one day. The track was soaked. Ive never seen so much running water at the track. My car never left the trailer. I should have brought a boat instead. All considering, the event went well with everyone driving with their heads with no major incidents. Now if I can get them to drive like that when its sunny and dry.....

shamrockcustoms 10-16-2005 10:25 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by 9dreizig
Here's what happened at the last DE I attended at the Glen in a monsoon! ( this was an instructor driving a students car!!)
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1129517953.jpg

Wow...I would have hated to be that instructor. Its one thing to wreck your own car, or even a friends car(at least you can work something out, out of guilt) but a students..

Jay

2.7RACER 10-16-2005 11:16 PM

From what I have seen of the rains in the northeast for the last ten days, you folks need to look into Porsche boats.
Really I'm sorry for all the wet weather.
I hear there is a guy building an ARK.

shamrockcustoms 10-16-2005 11:20 PM

Its been crazy. I lost water in my house friday night, went out to my water pump by my well and it was 2 ft below water. So saturday morning was a chore in itself bailing out the water and trying to not get electricuted..lol

Jay

9dreizig 10-17-2005 03:11 AM

No that wasn't my Audi, that was an S4.. Oh and it get's worse. The student was an Prthopedic Surgeon, and he broke his finger in the accident. Apparently they hydroplaned coming thru the S's ( so much for AWD)

tdatk 10-17-2005 03:41 AM

Hey JGordon,
Looks like your Carrara seceretly wants to be an SC....:D http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1129549277.jpg

Jgordon 10-17-2005 05:48 AM

Yup, track was pocono. We were driving pocono north, which was much smaller than I expected. Great fun nonetheless. although it does add a little tension into the mix to feel the lightness in the car that the wet brings about.

As for the audi, that's just miserable. My instructor was pretty reserved when he was taking my car around - you'd have to be going much faster than we were to do something like that, esp. given the weight and wheelbase of the audi.

Tim, I have no response - that's a little weird. Although she is a 3.4 TRUE super carrera, so the rebadging is somewhat appropriate.

89911 10-17-2005 07:34 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by 9dreizig
Here's what happened at the last DE I attended at the Glen in a monsoon! ( this was an instructor driving a students car!!)
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1129517953.jpg



Instructor to student:" These Audi's are suppose to be great in the wet!"

I can't see how any club would let others driver YOUR car. Insane! Watkins Glen is the last place in the world you want to drive fast in the wet, little run off, high speeds. Ugh!

patkeefe 10-17-2005 07:56 AM

In our region (NNJR-PCA), an instructor is pretty much going to drive two laps in your car in the novice groups, to get the feel of it and evaluate it. Risk is assumed by the entrant, not the instructor...that's the waiver we sign.

I was at the Glen last week in the rain; it was kind of fun. The Turbos and C4's lose some of their advantages in the wet!

vash 10-17-2005 08:18 AM

jared! sweetness. i cannot wait until my first foray on the track. nov 13th for me. i hope it doesnt rain for us, but we will be 3 weeks into our rainy season by then. great pics.

(for the record, i wouldnt let you drive my GT3. you're too crazy :))

89911 10-17-2005 09:17 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by patkeefe
In our region (NNJR-PCA), an instructor is pretty much going to drive two laps in your car in the novice groups, to get the feel of it and evaluate it. Risk is assumed by the entrant, not the instructor...that's the waiver we sign.

I was at the Glen last week in the rain; it was kind of fun. The Turbos and C4's lose some of their advantages in the wet!

After doing these for a number of years, I've learned that all "instructors" are not alike. Some are in it for the discounted track time sorry to say.

Jgordon 10-17-2005 02:54 PM

Cliff - shhhh.....muhahahaha.....

Stophos 10-17-2005 04:39 PM

Oh ScotTidude this is a rough post for us,


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