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by Gary Thomason
Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2017 Solo Calendar
Replies: 31
Views: 7441

Re: 2017 Solo Calendar

Fixed that for you. This shouldn't come as a surprise. I (Gary Thomason) predicted (told us) the end five (six) years ago :lol: or... (numbers guesstimated) 3rd Annual Fontana Pro Solo, 11 times removed. Wow, that's amazingly funny Craig! :clap: The power structure at Great Park changes their mind ...
by Gary Thomason
Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: CCW Classics 5x114 18x19 18x10
Replies: 2
Views: 945

Re: CCW Classics 5x114 18x19 18x10

18x19 seems a tad wide for an S2000....

8-)
by Gary Thomason
Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: My fellow PAX class competitors
Replies: 12
Views: 2089

Re: My fellow PAX class competitors

Not sure I like this idea. Gonna have to think it over.....

:mrgreen:
by Gary Thomason
Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: April Fastrack
Replies: 9
Views: 1482

Re: April Fastrack

Stock fluids or better (Redline)? :) I think I had stock oil in it - it was a very long time ago so not sure as I did run Redline in several Corvettes I had. But on the C5 the trans temp gets to 300+ within as few as 3 hard laps on a hot day there. No oil is going to protect well at that temperatur...
by Gary Thomason
Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: April Fastrack
Replies: 9
Views: 1482

Re: April Fastrack

Don't try running a C5 Z06 at Big Willow in the Summer more than 3 laps either. You will lose the transmission, and the diff will be very unhappy as well.
Ask me how I know :unimpressed:
by Gary Thomason
Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: CAM Class Added
Replies: 24
Views: 3428

Re: CAM Class Added

The last Championship we had 167 timed entries. I think we should have 167 classes. Just keep adding classes and eventually you'll win one. Let's also add age brackets, married, single, kids and your income. :D Steve, Although you are absolutely, positively correct in the above statement, it is sti...
by Gary Thomason
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Who has JRI shocks?
Replies: 17
Views: 3492

Re: Who has JRI shocks?

Thanks Toby, I need shocks on my c5z, so these may be the ones, or Penske's. I know over the years Penske/Koni has been the Vette shock but times change. Don't like Koni's that much. :) Looking at SS results at the Nationals this last year, I see at least 4 of the top 5 finishing cars were on Konis...
by Gary Thomason
Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Latest Great Park Developments
Replies: 27
Views: 4651

Re: Latest Great Park Developments

Mako Koiwai wrote:I wonder if AMCI had anyone at the meeting ?


Possibly. The magnitude of the short term impact is rather unclear right now, unfortunately.
But, :unimpressed:
by Gary Thomason
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Nationals Co-Drive
Replies: 0
Views: 594

Nationals Co-Drive

I know it's late in the game here, but due to a change in plans I have a seat open in the Viper for a SS co-drive at the Solo Nationals. The car is better than last year and surprisingly easy to drive quickly. It will be a top contender with the right driver. I plan to use an enclosed trailer, so ow...
by Gary Thomason
Fri May 31, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Blast from the past - 2002
Replies: 10
Views: 1768

Re: Blast from the past - 2002

What a great video! Brings back many memories from that era, especially Renee at her best :gpower: I ran a few events at Buttonwillow, including one where I was DSQ'ed after a BIG 4 wheels off in the black ASP Corvette. The Berrys (Berries?) were finding Buttonwillow dirt in that car years later aft...
by Gary Thomason
Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1996 Camaro SS
Replies: 18
Views: 3577

Re: 1996 Camaro SS

Steve Coe wrote:

Exactly my thought, does anyone know if its street legal?

Steve


Do it Steve! I feel sad every time I see you racing in the Family Truckster }:)
by Gary Thomason
Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: XP Corvette. Reduced price. 17k. SOLD.
Replies: 50
Views: 8822

Re: FS: XP Corvette. Reduced price. 17k.

Steve Coe wrote:

I'm still waiting for the picture of Gary's colt :)

Steve

spelling fixed, sorry Gary!


I thought it was pretty funny coming from a guy racing a similar car - minus the turbocharger :king:
by Gary Thomason
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: XP Corvette. Reduced price. 17k. SOLD.
Replies: 50
Views: 8822

Re: FS: XP Corvette. Reduced price. 17k.

George, Mine was a later car than yours - '86 Turbo with a regular 5-spd trans. I bought it brand new for $9300 - my first new car actually. I ran almost no events in it still stock, and by the time I was done it was very low with what was then considered large wheels and tires, stiff springs, and e...
by Gary Thomason
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: XP Corvette. Reduced price. 17k. SOLD.
Replies: 50
Views: 8822

Re: FS: XP Corvette. Reduced price. 17k.

Bob, you're not old. But OTOH, I think Steve Coe may have actually invented the sport ;)

Tom, I knew you hadn't seen that car, which is why I phrased it that way. I wasn't autoxing in the late 70's, and didn't know you were?
by Gary Thomason
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: XP Corvette. Reduced price. 17k. SOLD.
Replies: 50
Views: 8822

Re: FS: XP Corvette. Reduced price. 17k.

Kurt, I think you should consider buying it. After driving big power RWD you will never settle for the sad affliction that is FWD again }:) BTW, even though Berry is the only one old enough to have been around then, I used to race a 1984 GTI, and a turbo Colt that I immediately took to the equivalen...
by Gary Thomason
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: XP Corvette. Reduced price. 17k. SOLD.
Replies: 50
Views: 8822

Re: FS: XP Corvette. Reduced price. 17k.

Kurt Rahn wrote:I don't think I've ever wanted $17K more in my life :heyes: :heyes: :heyes:


Hey, hey, HEY.... hold on there! What's that supposed to mean?? :mrt:

Bring it Kurt!
:mrgreen:
by Gary Thomason
Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Has the Abarth been Classed ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1964

Re: Has the Abarth been Classed ?

It may very well not remain classed in stock based on how it behaved on course at nationals 8-)
by Gary Thomason
Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Congrats to Marshall
Replies: 19
Views: 2844

Re: Congrats to Marshall

.....Note to Rick Ruth: it has gotten so bad they are openly admitting it, even in writing! :roll:

And Marshall, congrats on a fine ass-whupping in Packwood. Very nice.
by Gary Thomason
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: What class?: 1999 BMW M Coupe
Replies: 24
Views: 3695

Re: What class?: 1999 BMW M Coupe

Interesting styling comparison:
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by Gary Thomason
Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: What class?: 1999 BMW M Coupe
Replies: 24
Views: 3695

Re: What class?: 1999 BMW M Coupe

'00 actually, but still the S52. The S54 version would be fun, but with the longer gearing - and no update / backdate - I think I'd prefer the S52. Mike Ah. I didn't even know the gearing was so much longer in the 2001. I have driven a 2007-08 Z4 M, and remember being really disappointed because I ...
by Gary Thomason
Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: What class?: 1999 BMW M Coupe
Replies: 24
Views: 3695

Re: What class?: 1999 BMW M Coupe

Having owned a 2000 model of this car long ago, I gotta think the 315 hp version would make a very good STR possibility. Mike, isn't yours the later car?
by Gary Thomason
Wed May 09, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Tom Berry! Another Miata course?
Replies: 21
Views: 2593

Re: Tom Berry! Another Miata course?

Gotta consider the 400 feet of straight and the drag start when looking at overall PAX at a Pro - helps the power cars.

* Edited due to a failure on my part to consider interpretations of my original post that I had not intended..... :unimpressed:
by Gary Thomason
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: May FasTrack
Replies: 75
Views: 7296

Re: May FasTrack

How hard would it be for the SCCA to do their own durometer testing. Compare A6's/710's to the ST tires. The ST tires have to be X harder then R's Mako, Durometer readings would not be a good way to do this for many reasons. Everything else being equal , there is a definite correlation between duro...
by Gary Thomason
Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Great First Win For Nick ... Another Win For Toby ...
Replies: 23
Views: 3979

Re: Great First Win For Nick ... Another Win For Toby ...

Great job, Nick! I'm proud to say that I was one of your Evolution Performance Driving School students from when, only two years ago? "I knew you when"! :) Makes sense to me.....I guess 8-) Seriously, great job Nick. Your dad came over to talk to us Porsche snobs on the other runway to gi...
by Gary Thomason
Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: My Corvette Grandsport For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 690

My Corvette Grandsport For Sale

2011 Grand Sport 2LT package, $850 optional Jetstream Blue metallic paint over black leather. Manual trans - perfect gearing for solo II, 435 hp LS3 MSRP was $60k, plus extras below: Magnaflow exhaust system. Looks better, sounds better, lighter. Was $1350 new Phadt adjustable 38mm front bar. Was $8...

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