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  1. I enjoyed that. Pre-cage. Damn, where are my arm restraints?
  2. I wonder how many “American SLRs” were built. We got all the good bits. Honestly, the Zetec 2.0 works really well in this car. The 6-speed gearbox has more than 20k track miles. I’m sounding like Autoweek…
  3. That's my car! Built by Caterham USA in Colorado as a demo unit for the press. I purchased it as second owner in 2006 and owned it ever since. I think I paid $24K back then. Best car I've owned. I still have the magnesium wheels. It came with the Seven America Superlight R plaque (still attached) Then and today
  4. Wow! Just very sad - such a nice guy. RIP Scott. My prayers are with family.
  5. A couple things: 1. My track calendar shows Lightning on Saturday the 29th and Thunderbolt on Sunday the 30th 2. NJMP may require arm restraints for both driver and passenger. It would be wise to bring a set.
  6. Finally logging in to this site... A few thoughts: 1. Spa is a magnificent track with a layout that just flows from one turn to the next. Nice long straights with time to check the gauges and relax my breathing. 2. The Ginetta is a great handling car, but way down on power (138 hp). At 1850 lbs, it is very much a momentum car. I think it was the photographer that put the second Ginetta into the wall at Campus. Sudden lift or sudden power will spin it (no I didn't spin) 3. There are some really fast Caterhams, even in the rain. 4. I think I did more laps the second day in the rain. Best way to learn how to drive in the rain is to drive in the rain. 5. Bookatrack runs a really good event. None of this is cheap, but arrive and drive with an open track format at Spa Francorchamps...well, I have some really great memories. If you want to drive in Europe, they are a good choice. 6. The town of Spa has a really great spa, but that's another story. 7. That's a funny pic of me sitting with Mike on the first session of the day. I was really excited, but certainly not scared. Croc is a very good driver and he knows the track. 8. Finally, many thanks to Croc for all his help in setting up and guiding us through the trip.
  7. It breaks my heart to read such sad news. I don't know you Dean, but my heart and prayers go out to you.
  8. I had a blast. What a unique experience to be on track with nothing but Sevens. By now you've read about my front hubs. I couldn't be more thankful to Tom for donating (hahaha) his spares, to Terry (TJ's dad) for driving 3 hours and then rummaging through Tom's garage to find them, and TJ and Ian (whom I think many Sevens owners came to know) for putting it all back together in time for me to do the last session on Saturday. Everyone in the paddock heard the cheer go up when Ian brought the car past our tent. Sevens owners are a different breed, but certainly the best kind. It was a real pleasure to spend this weekend with you. Sevens - There are no Substitutes™ Tom and Croc: thank you again for a great event. Despite all the mechanical issues, this year was a spectacular success.
  9. One more thing to check: the coil pack. Sounds similar to a problem I had last year and it's a cheap replacement
  10. Just a quick comment - Traqmate allows you to break the track into segments and look at the data associated with each segment. What might be of interest are segment time, entry speed, g-forces, exit speed and the ability to zoom so you can see the effect of the line you take in each corner on each lap. It's a great learning tool if you want to spend the time to analyze your sessions. I would imagine AIM does the same, but I've never used their software - Croc can confirm.
  11. It's so great to see all these photos - I get a chance to relive that fun weekend. It just doesn't happen often enough! Thanks to Tom and Croc - each year keeps getting better.
  12. Get Well Shane...hope you and the car recover quickly.
  13. I guess I have not been attentive to this site, because I am late to answer. I am definitely in for all days. If you need help with anything Croc, let me know.
  14. I don't know what 125 mph feels like. :driving: "I'm giving it all she's got Captain"
  15. I might be in if we can get a caravan going down there. 14 hour drive from where I live. Barber is a fun track - I've driven it in a Caterham and a Seven is right at home once you learn the lines. There is also a museum there that can add to experience. That said, I'm not sure putting people of different skills and track experience on this track at the same time is a good idea. It is a more technical track than Thunderbolt or Lightning. I'm guessing most HPDEs will require an instructor in the car for novices and first-timers and will need to sign off before allowing the driver to go solo. This was Chin's policy, which BTW is a really good idea. An instructor is the best way to learn the track. Road Atlanta is an awesome track too. Very challenging with much nicer accommodations (Chateau Elan!)
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