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#1 ismaelg

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 08:51 PM

... I can't find the words to describe the experience, because every superlative is an understatement. I don't deserve all that fun!!! I had the best car time in my life. Meeting David Palmeter at the track and Bob Downey, Wayne and the whole ACME gang was absolutely GREAT! I had the best of times. I need to cach up on a few things (like sleep) but I'll be posting more about the trip and some of the 350+ pictures soon.

My new motto is: "You haven't lived until you hear a C6-R in anger"

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#2 Len Woodruff

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 01:34 AM

... I can't find the words to describe the experience, because every superlative is an understatement. I don't deserve all that fun!!! I had the best car time in my life. Meeting David Palmeter at the track and Bob Downey, Wayne and the whole ACME gang was absolutely GREAT! I had the best of times. I need to cach up on a few things (like sleep) but I'll be posting more about the trip and some of the 350+ pictures soon.

My new motto is: "You haven't lived until you hear a C6-R in anger"

Thanks,


So when are they going to change the rules back so that the Corvette is on even playing field with the Aston Martins? That 150 pound weight penalty & smaller air intake is making the C6R uncompetitive with the AM's.

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 01:54 AM

Now that you mention it, here is a pic of the unfair air inlet.

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You can see it is less than 1 inch diameter. This is one of the many pictures I'll post, probably in a separate web page along with the story on how I became "part" of the Corvette racing team for this race.

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 02:42 AM

It certainly was a fantastic weekend 8) Glad to have the chance to meet you finally! Glad you and Jose could make it to our ACME club meeting on Sunday, we really enjoyed having you visit. Looking forward to seeing all your C6R pics!

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 05:49 AM

Ismael, sounds like the time of a lifetime.
I am really looking forward to your pictures.
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Posted 03 October 2006 - 05:30 PM

I really miss not being at the meeting and getting the opportunity to meet you Ismael. But I had a good friend, Matt Wadlinder - aka cadguy on some other forums - that's moving away and I wanted to spend some time with him and his family before he left town.

I'm glad you had a good time at Petite and I'm glad you enjoyed the ACME meeting. That sure is a bunch of good guys!!

Maybe next time!!

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 01:18 AM

Eric,

Yes, they told me about Matt's moving. I hope that goes well. I left a little something for you and Matt with Bob. I hope we get another chance to meet!

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 08:06 AM

Ismael,

A great time for me as well! :D

I am glad we had a chance to spend time together at the race. And thanks for teaching an old dog the new trick of text messaging - it was an excellent way to communicate.
Regards,