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Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: ColoradoB5 on June 08, 2004, 10:20:52 AM
Check here (http://www.rmcb5.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=748) for the original planning thread.  This still may be the ClubB5.com national GTG, but if that does not pan out to happen in Denver this year, we will still hold our 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Extravaganza at the same time.

Virtual World Parts will still sponsor us, but I plan on also asking a few other places to sponsor us, send banners, etc. for the track days.

Pat and I have been talking about the track and this year, we would like to consider going to Pueblo for a day.  I will let Pat post why this would be a better track in spite of the extended drive time to get there.

At this point, the dates we are looking at are for August and September, but we want to get started now to allow people to plan for the GTG.

Let's get it on.

Winston
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: DenverPat on June 08, 2004, 11:58:45 AM
Well, most of us know Second Creek well enough to know what it has to offer.  It's a great track and tons of fun.  However, some of us would like to drive a different track to mix it up a little bit.  Pueblo has a killer track with great variety of speed and turns.  A friend of mine that races a lot says it's the best around.  Jon and I saw One Lap of America there a month or two ago and were both very impressed.  Check out the website:
http://www.pueblomotorsportspark.com/pmiroad.htm
It's about an hour of extra drive time each (from my place in Littleton) than Second Creek, but I think it would be worth it.  They actually have some trees there for shade, unlike SCR.  Anyway, I'm a big proponent of holding the event at Pueblo, and I think Jon would probably say the same thing.  It's about the same price as SCR, and I think scheduling the Pueblo track would be easier than at SCR.
How does everyone feel about this?  I'm thinking we should set something up for September or October to keep the heat to a minimum.
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: Rian_Colorado on June 08, 2004, 03:56:02 PM
Couple of things to add:

1) Is anyone even interested in this being a Nat GTG deal from the CB5 perspective? I've been looking over there in the events and happenings thread, and havn't seen a whisper of it. If there is truly interest in this, someone should take the reigns and get on it pronto. In past years the planning for a Nat GTG was WELL underway by now, giving those who plan on attending at least some notice to arrange time off

2) I understand the desire to get to know another track. I hear (granted, AGAIN this year) that this is the last season for SCR. I know that this has been rumored in years past, and turned out NOT to be true, but if it IS, it might be a last hurrah

3) I have recently seen activity at Rocky Mountain Motorsports park? (name?) Near me in Mead (about 1/2hr north of Denver) Recent P-car events being held there tell me either the owner drives a P-car, or they are renting the track all by themselves! This is certainly a closer alternative. I have NO idea as to cost, could be less, could be more, could be not an option!

Opinion:
If we're going to do something that far out of town (that's a 2+hr drive for me, and pleaty long for those on the north side of Denver) then I propose planning evening events and staying in Pueblo. After driving 2+ hours, then driving the car hard for several more, I know I won't be relishing a 2+ hour drive home. That's not to mention if god forbid anything went wrong with ANYONE'S care, we would be quite a distance from any local resources we might have.

I've always wished that we could do some different day/group drives then just the local Denver stuff however. I'm not sure there are any fun public roads down that way, but could be fun to find out. My desire has always been to do a local day (SCR\ whatever) then to a drive up to vail/or even steamboat stay overnight, drive a different route home.
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: DenverPat on June 08, 2004, 04:04:37 PM
Hey Rian,
We checked into the Mead track last year and found them to have different requirements than Pueblo and SCR.  Mead requires you to have an ambulance on site if I remember correctly, and maybe have your own special insurance.  I really don't remember the details, but that was the worst option of the three last year after we did the research.  It'd be cool to have somthing that close, but unless there have been major changes there, we can do better elsewhere.
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: Rusty on June 10, 2004, 09:08:21 AM
I like the Pueblo idea.

And I agree that if this is going to be the Nat'l GTG, someone better get on it at CB5... I'll volunteer to post an initial feeler... lemme know.
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: jayryan on June 10, 2004, 09:37:04 AM
I like the Pueblo idea. Maybe make it an over night thing, then take a drive through the west side of the state on the way back or something?
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: ColoradoB5 on June 10, 2004, 10:10:11 AM
I have posted a feeler thread over on CB5 to see if anyone is interested in joining us for this.

http://www.clubb5.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=820738#820738

I also plan on posting over on VWvortex, and the Audiworld forums as well.  I plan on including everyone so I will also post to the local clubs, like DCI and 719.

Everyone check out the links and post comments and suggestions as you feel are helpful in the conversation.
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: madigan on June 10, 2004, 10:29:04 AM
Quote from: "TLJR20v"
I like the Pueblo idea. Maybe make it an over night thing, then take a drive through the west side of the state on the way back or something?


How does anyone feel about camping? It would be fun drive all day and then find a nice place to camp...
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: DenverPat on June 10, 2004, 12:03:13 PM
I'm down with camping or a hotel.
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: kraut-sled on June 10, 2004, 01:32:12 PM
Count me in on this!  Camping is a great idea.
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: jayryan on June 11, 2004, 05:22:06 AM
Camping is a very cool idea
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: ColoradoB5 on June 11, 2004, 09:01:07 AM
I would like to camp, but with everything going on, I'll have to wait and see what happens with this.  I LOVE to camp though.  This would be fun.  It would add a lot of extra stuff though.  And the cars would get pretty dirty.
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: JDawg on June 11, 2004, 09:16:10 AM
Hello Everyone, I would prefer the Pueblo idea, since it is something different than SCR.  As far as accommodations, I would prefer to stay in a hotel, because of my back issues right now, however I could handle camping too.  Along with the track, a long twisty drive would be ideal, maybe up to a place to camp, and then return the next morning.  Count me in on the planning side for sure!

Thanks everyone,

Jason
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: 03Indigo on June 11, 2004, 11:13:31 PM
Quote from: "Denver Pat"
 Pueblo has a killer track with great variety of speed and turns.  A friend of mine that races a lot says it's the best around.  Jon and I saw One Lap of America there a month or two ago and were both very impressed.

 Anyway, I'm a big proponent of holding the event at Pueblo, and I think Jon would probably say the same thing.  It's about the same price as SCR, and I think scheduling the Pueblo track would be easier than at SCR.
How does everyone feel about this?  I'm thinking we should set something up for September or October to keep the heat to a minimum.


I do agree with Pat, it is a killer track, and a ton of fun.  If you all are open to inviting others, I bet I can wrangle up a bunch of MINI folks to go in on this as well.  That track would even things out between the cars fairly well. long straights would benefit the B5 platform, and the tight corners would benefit the MINI folks...make for some fun times and competition with times.

I certainly hope I can make it...the earlier you all pick a date, the better I can plan...my schedule is way packed now with 2 major job commitments...which I will fill everyone in on soon enough.

cheers
jon
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: aowhaus on June 14, 2004, 08:18:50 PM
a short road trip and/or camping sounds like fun.

Our passats even make great camping tents with the rear seats folded down (yes, I've slept in my car once and it was comfy).
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: Chas on June 14, 2004, 09:02:19 PM
Dates!! We need dates... No not that kind of dates, but actual numbers of the days in a certain month. :roll:

I'll have to check and see when the kids are scedualed to go back to school. I'd love for it to be later in the summer season just because the heat is so very hard on our cars. Turbos and heat make for no fun at all.

"Oh, can you get three dates for my friends?" What movie was that from?  :P  :)
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: 92UrS4 on June 14, 2004, 09:06:31 PM
Quote from: "Chas"


"Oh, can you get three dates for my friends?" What movie was that from?  :P  :)


Animal House
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: Chas on June 17, 2004, 09:41:04 PM
Quote from: "gietl"
Quote from: "Chas"


"Oh, can you get three dates for my friends?" What movie was that from?  :P  :)


Animal House


That was one of the all time best scenes!  :)

But back to the discussion, what dates are we talking here. I like the idea of later in the year time frame. The last couple years at SCR has been horrible. The heat is draining on the cars and drivers alike.
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: ColoradoB5 on June 18, 2004, 09:37:43 AM
OK, Chris (pass-variant), a mod from ClubB5.com, requested a couple date for us to think about.

CB5 National GTG thread (http://www.clubb5.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=831228)

These will hinge on the track availablility dates for Pueblo.  Pat will be back on Sunday, but in the meantime, let's get some opinions on dates.  

I know Jay has some availability issues in August, so everyone pipe up and let us know what works for you.

Winston
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: 92UrS4 on June 18, 2004, 09:46:18 AM
I will be out of town during Aug 13 - 22, August 8 is Bug In.

Don't hinge the National GTG on one person, if I miss it I miss it, I want what works best for everyone.

We could do Aug 6 - 8, maybe finish up at Bug In?

I agree August may be really hot, especially that first weekend.  However, I agree with the challenges of getting people out in September even though the weather would be better.
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: Rian_Colorado on June 18, 2004, 01:22:53 PM
Either of the dates Chris suggested are fine with me, the only concern I'd have is that the weekend of the 8th is only 7 weeks away! Honestly, Sunday's have been the slowest day of the GTG from every year. Might not be a bad Idea to do a show/shine kind of deal as it's already a planned event and a no brainer for our planning purposes (one less thing to do in a short time frame)

I understand peoples desire for cooler weather, turbo's prefer it, as does my skin in direct sun at a track! However I think you'd all have to admit (as I sit here looking out the window) that Colorado weather is anything but predictable. It could well be a nice 80deg weekend, and any given weekend in Sept might be 100! (like last year) So I think planning around that is just a hit and miss thing anyhow.

I'm still not all that hooked on the Pueblo track thing (just my opinion, and I'll go with whatever the group ends up doing) For those of you who are at SCR quite a bit, I totally understand your reasoning, it'd be nice to do something new, and probably more challenging. For those of us with <30/40 laps total at SCR I have to say, that
a)I'd rather drive a track I know a little because it's more fun and less chances of error.

b)Perfer not to learn a new track where no one really knows the line(s), no real instructors, with several beginners/inexperienced track folks during a weekend like this. With 4 or 5 of you tire whores fine :) but I'm not sure it's the greatest place for 20-30 track novices. Lets face it, at SCR top speed for most of our cars is <90. At Pueblo where the oval comes into the road course I hear speeds can get quite a bit higher (what I've heard, I have NO experience at Pueblo)

I'm glad this thing is getting started though!
Rian
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: ColoradoB5 on June 18, 2004, 01:40:31 PM
Thaks for the input Rian.  Check out my volunteer thread.  Maybe we can meet up and our popular meeting place, the Blake Street Tavern to do some planning next week.  I need all sorts of volunteers to help[ get this planned and make it leaps and bounds better than last year's.

What say you?  You still eat, right?  wink wink?  Those CH's didn't hurt too bad?
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: ColoradoB5 on June 18, 2004, 01:47:02 PM
Oh and the track day is going to be open to anyone interested in going...not just euros or Audi/VWs/Mini's!
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: Rian_Colorado on June 18, 2004, 02:04:37 PM
How about nurses? will it be open to nurses?
:)
Sorry, couldn't help it!
Rian
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: ColoradoB5 on June 18, 2004, 02:25:43 PM
Quote from: "Rian_Colorado"
How about nurses? will it be open to nurses?
:)
Sorry, couldn't help it!
Rian


It is definitely open to nurses in case there are any "injuries" at the track.  I will go out on a limb and also open this up to supermodels and millionaires that want to give me money to start my own business.
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: jayryan on June 18, 2004, 06:30:18 PM
I probably won't be able to do any of it if I land this job, so go ahead and do whatever you want...
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: 03Indigo on June 18, 2004, 08:21:58 PM
Quote from: "Rian_Colorado"
How about nurses? will it be open to nurses?
:)
Sorry, couldn't help it!
Rian


heck yeah, I will invite them all, we can make a weekend of it, they are totally game to hang iwth everyone...
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: scott on June 19, 2004, 07:03:05 AM
If you guys need any corner workers at PMI, let me know...
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: Chas on June 19, 2004, 10:44:29 PM
The Pueblo course is a demanding track. The front straight is more than a 1/4 long followed up with som nice twisty sections. So this will also be a brake intensive course. Something to think about on a long drive back to Denver with the daily driver.

But I am also intrigued by try the car on a new track. So what ever works out. Has any more investigation gone into looking a the track at Mead?
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: ColoradoB5 on June 21, 2004, 06:12:49 AM
Quote from: "Chas"
Has any more investigation gone into looking a the track at Mead?


Well according to the information Pat found out last year, Mead requires both insurance and an ambulance on site when using the track and that would require more $$$, so I think that option is out.  I don't know anything more about that than this.
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: Rusty on June 21, 2004, 01:47:00 PM
Oh, nuts, these things are hard to plan...
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: DenverPat on June 21, 2004, 02:15:19 PM
I'm going to figure out when the tracks are available tomorrow and get back to you guys Thursday night at Blake Stree Tavern.  Oh, I suppose I could post here too. =P
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: kraut-sled on June 22, 2004, 07:59:09 AM
August 14 & 15 would be best for me, but I can make arrangements if it is the weekend before.

Let's get a date nailed down so we can all look forward tothe fun.
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: DenverPat on June 22, 2004, 08:33:13 AM
Well, I just made a couple phone calls and got some good info.
First, no one ever answers when you call SCR, so I just left a mesage for Bob to call me back.
As for PMI (Pueblo), the weekends of the 14th and 21st are booked.  This includes the Fridays leading into these weekends.  Monday mornings the track is always closed.  I asked him for an exception, but that was denied.  He said Mondays after 1:00 they are open and we could do it then, but that didn't sound too appealing to me.  I guess that is an option, but maybe only if nothing else pans out.
The only Friday PMI is available would be the 27th.  I know some of us have kids that will be in school then, so it's not ideal, but it is what it is.
The only other option we have at PMI during the month of August would be Friday the 6th.  There is a Porsche club event that weekend, and some of them come down the day before to test and tune so we would not have exclusive rights to the track.  There wouldn't be many on the track, but enough to make a difference.  If we did it that day we would be charged $100 per car.
If we find a day when the track is available for exclusive reservation like we did last year, the cost is $1,250 per day.  We would be required to purchase insurance in addition to this cost.  This is not a big deal though, as we can just piggyback on the track manager's insurance through Weisenberg.  This might cost $500 for a day.  That brings the total cost of excusive PMI rental to ~$1,750.  The cost for SCR is $2,000.
I'll wait to hear back from Bob at SCR and let you guys know what I hear.
How would everyone feel about Friday the 27th at PMI?
Should we try to schedule something for September instead?
Any other suggestions or feedback?
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: Rusty on June 22, 2004, 10:19:34 AM
Damn, it's hard to schedule a track...

I really like the PMI idea but am open and available for any dates and any track.  Fortunately, the kids are old enough that I don't have to worry about school - one of the many advantages of being my age.

Although the cooler weather of September appeals to me, my main goal is to see as many people as I can, so I vote for the date that the most people will be able to attend.

As far as PMI - if we can't get it for the National GTG, maybe we could get it later in September or October for a simple track day?  I bet I could find 5 people in ABQ that would come.  Maybe more.  I would love the opportunity to drive PMI - it has a great rep.  And the high-speed tracks like PMI are actually more fun if you are a novice, because you can circle the track at fairly high speed regardless of "the proper line" and still have fun.  The tighter, twistier tracks are so demanding that they aren't as much fun to "go fast" on until you have some experience.  Our family cars are pigs on a tight course...
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: DenverPat on June 22, 2004, 10:36:05 AM
I just got a call from Bob at SCR.  Friday, August 20th and Monday, August 23rd are both available.  So, what does everyone think?
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: JDawg on June 22, 2004, 11:27:07 AM
I vote PMI, on the weekend of the 27th.  Although SCR is a great track, PMI would be a better location for things off the track as well.  You got my vote!

Jason
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: Rian_Colorado on June 23, 2004, 07:31:04 AM
Friday the 20th at SCR gets my vote. Is it now a test and tune day? would we even be required to rent the track? or would it be the standard 50/60$ per person kind of thing?

Rian
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: DenverPat on June 23, 2004, 07:46:40 AM
I don't know if we would be required to rent the track or not.  Often the track will be used by many others if it is not reserved.  It would not make sense to have a large group of us arrive at the track with other regular users there at the same time.  The track would be way too crowded and would take all the fun out of it.  If we do this with a large group like last year, it would only be logical to reserve the track for our group.
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: kraut-sled on June 23, 2004, 08:47:29 AM
I vote Friday the 20th and that we rent the track.  I agree that if we show up and there are too many people, it will not be as much fun.

However I am just one vote, so maybe we need to set up an official poll.
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: DenverPat on June 23, 2004, 08:54:58 AM
Yeah, I'm confident we should rent the track just for ourselves.  It would be a waste of time to add 20-30 cars to a track that already has it's regular number of cars on it.
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: Chas on June 23, 2004, 10:39:16 AM
I like the idea of the 20th as well.  If we are going to rent the track what are we talking about $ wise compaired to just going to the normal Test and Tune day with other users? I kinda liked running against some of those other cars the first year we did the event. I had a good run against a modified Ford Contour SVT. In the end the Green Passat passed him. :)
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: DenverPat on June 23, 2004, 12:00:18 PM
It's $100 per person per day any time there is open track time.  It's $2,000 per day for SCR and about $1,750 per day at PMI.  Basically, if we can get 18 to 20 people it's worth it to reserve the track for ourselves.  While I also enjoy running against different types of cars, we lose control of how many people are on the track with us.  I'm not going to pay $100 for a day track time with regular users, then add on another 20 cars to make it more crowded.  If I were to do that, I might as well just go on some other day when I know it won't be crowded with 20 extra cars that will limit my track time even more.
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: Rian_Colorado on June 23, 2004, 12:07:10 PM
Did SCR raise the prices THAT much? used to be $50 per person test/tune (at least it was the first year we did this)

What was the cost / how many people when you guys rented the track out last year (I assume 2k/number of people)

R
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: DenverPat on June 23, 2004, 12:13:20 PM
Yep, it's $100 for a full day of test and tune, $60 for half a day.  Normally we go Wednesdays from 5:00 until dusk for $60.
Last year we had 21 or 22 people, so it was a little under $100 per person.
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: ColoradoB5 on June 23, 2004, 12:14:12 PM
That was the price last year.  As it turned out we had our 20 people and we got it all together.  I think we will have even more this year and that will bring the cost per person down.

I also will chime in that Friday the 20th at SCR sound slike the best plan for now.  I really want to go to PMI, but since our calendar is less felxible than the track, PMI is going to lose out.

Who is up for meeting tomorrow night at Bake Street for planning?  Check HERE (http://www.rmcb5.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=1146) for more on that if you have not seen it already.

Hope to see you all there!

Winston
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: DenverPat on June 23, 2004, 12:17:22 PM
So it looks like Friday the 20th at SCR is favored as of right now.  I'd like to reserve the track soon, but think we should wait another couple days to see if we get any other feedback.  Also, I haven't been paying attention to ClubB5 or any of the Mini guys.  Jon or Dub, what have you heard?  Does the 20th sound like a good date for people on other boards?
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: DenverPat on June 23, 2004, 12:18:26 PM
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
Who is up for meeting tomorrow night at Bake Street for planning?  Check  for more on that if you have not seen it already.

Hope to see you all there!

Winston (http://www.rmcb5.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=1146[HERE[/url)


I'll be at BST tomorrow night for sure.
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: ColoradoB5 on June 23, 2004, 01:22:10 PM
Quote from: "Denver Pat"
So it looks like Friday the 20th at SCR is favored as of right now.  I'd like to reserve the track soon, but think we should wait another couple days to see if we get any other feedback.  Also, I haven't been paying attention to ClubB5 or any of the Mini guys.  Jon or Dub, what have you heard?  Does the 20th sound like a good date for people on other boards?


There is interest on CB5 for that weekend and I mentioned in my original post there that the track day would most likely be on a Monday or Friday, so let's do it!
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: kraut-sled on June 23, 2004, 02:20:10 PM
I will not be able to go to BST tomorrow by I will submit an absentee vote for the 20th and I am good for my share of the cost.

Now I really need to get my projects done so I can keep up with you fools!
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: 03Indigo on June 27, 2004, 04:23:46 PM
I have dropped the word over at both www.northamericanmotoring.com and www.MINI5280.org.  They will be sending out a mailer in their newsletter, and some have already responded that they are doing track day.

There are right now 2 confirmations for MINI guys, I am waiting for my schedule to be worked out...then I will commit.  This is gonna be great.

cheers
jon
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: ColoradoB5 on June 28, 2004, 06:29:54 AM
Sweet Jon, I really hope you can make it.  I already feel bad that this is going on during Jay's vacation.  That's bad timing, but this date just seems to work best for the majority, so that's how the pieces fell.

Still looking for a Saturday organizer, so let me know if anyone is interested in helming that day!

Thanks,
W
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: 03Indigo on June 28, 2004, 07:57:46 AM
Bummer that Jay won't be there, that is for sure.  I know I can't do the Saturday thing, I am hoping to have that day off, but that is the BMWCCA Autocross Point Series #6 event day down at the World Arena in Colorado Springs...and I am somewhat certain that Randy and I will be headed to that and running my MINI in that series.  Not for sure yet, but until that is decided, I can't take on any planning for that day.  I am personally hoping that Randy sticks to the SCCA Pro Racing Auto Cross events, and avoids the BWMCCA events, more competition in the SCCA Auto Cross, less "cheating" so to speak.  Once we figure that part out, I will let you know, and if no one else has taken it on, I will see what I can do to get something organized.

cheers
jon
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: kt037 on June 29, 2004, 10:46:44 PM
so what is the final verdict on dates for this??? i am looking forward to it
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: Chas on July 01, 2004, 03:27:21 PM
Well the 20th through the 22nd look great guys. I can't wait. I just hope the summer heat doesn't blow up my brakes again before I get a chance to run hard on the track. I think I'm going to order me a new set of front pads just for the track day. As for tires, well, we'll see how that goes. New tires are a must, but I'd hate to waste a perfectly good set on a hot ass track and have none left for the road. The tires that are on there now would be perfect, but I don't think they'll last untill August 20th.

What's a boy to do? :)
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: DenverPat on July 01, 2004, 07:47:19 PM
Quote from: "Chas"
Well the 20th through the 22nd look great guys. I can't wait. I just hope the summer heat doesn't blow up my brakes again before I get a chance to run hard on the track. I think I'm going to order me a new set of front pads just for the track day. As for tires, well, we'll see how that goes. New tires are a must, but I'd hate to waste a perfectly good set on a hot ass track and have none left for the road. The tires that are on there now would be perfect, but I don't think they'll last untill August 20th.

What's a boy to do? :)


Chas, with this much advanced notice, you might be able to post on some other boards to collect some top shelf tires others are throwing out becuase they're reached the end of their legal life.  Get someone to mount 'em for you and you're set.
Title: 2nd Annual RMCB5 GTG Aug 20-22, 2004
Post by: 03Indigo on July 01, 2004, 08:21:25 PM
run on your stockers until then and then work the 17" at the track, maximize your moneys worth...but driving on stockers for a few months would be a drag, now that you made the transition ot the CH's
Title: I'm in like Flint
Post by: c_l3v3l on July 07, 2004, 03:30:09 PM
I'm in.