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by Tom Tanquary
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Thanksgiving Day TV - not related to cars
Replies: 0
Views: 1991

Thanksgiving Day TV - not related to cars

OK, shameless self-promotion..... As some of you know I made this film about newspaper comic strips. Well... it airs this Thursday on KCET SoCal PBS Ch28 at 700pm. And at 830p right after my film is a film about the LA Dodgers. I was a cameraman on that one but not a producer. So it's like an entire...
by Tom Tanquary
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: November Event
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

Re: November Event

I second that!
by Tom Tanquary
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Suction Camera Mount
Replies: 8
Views: 1198

Re: Suction Camera Mount

If you car is metal and not aluminum or plastic, this works great. Way stronger than a suction cup. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/900569-REG/rigwheels_rmh1_rigmount_with_ball.html/?ap=y&smp=y&lsft=BI%3A514&gclid=CjwKCAjw8NfrBRA7EiwAfiVJpfTFZtIWpx6Xel2rGtdlkM1umb2kFrwJOP8dXQ1eBMSMB76lRhMnHho...
by Tom Tanquary
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Thank you for a great August Course
Replies: 7
Views: 924

Re: Thank you for a great August Course

that course definitely ranks as one of the best ever.... many thanks to all that created it and executed the set up.
by Tom Tanquary
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Autocross Event Photos
Replies: 29
Views: 12256

Re: Autocross Event Photos

Thanks, Ed. Great job!!!!
by Tom Tanquary
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: The Passing of Ira Cruz
Replies: 2
Views: 858

Re: The Passing of Ira Cruz

So very sorry to hear this. RIP Ira. Thanks for being a part of this community.
by Tom Tanquary
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Some of you older members might remember
Replies: 5
Views: 1245

Re: Some of you older members might remember

So sorry for your loss. RIP, Suzzane.
by Tom Tanquary
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Excellent course this weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 3181

Re: Excellent course this weekend

I know I take a lot of crap for always asking for directional lay-downs, but when I walk a course as SSS I'm not only looking for hazards to cars, I'm looking at readability from a novice point of view. I think I have a pretty good grasp of where to put them so they aren't near the driving line, lea...
by Tom Tanquary
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Excellent course this weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 3181

Re: Excellent course this weekend

What they all said. Major fun factor.... thanks, Reed and the crew.
by Tom Tanquary
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Events
Topic: October 20-21 Practice and Event
Replies: 16
Views: 3654

Re: October 20-21 Practice and Event

FYI, I'm listed as SSS for this event and I no can do. I signed up for Sat/Sun but I have a job now Sat. So I can't be there. Sunday, yes.
by Tom Tanquary
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Honda generator extend run fuel cap
Replies: 1
Views: 822

Re: Honda generator extend run fuel cap

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200402013_200402013?cm_mmc=Google-pla&utm_source=Google_PLA&utm_medium=Generators%20%3E%20Generator%20Accessories%20%3E%20Generator%20Fuel%20Extenders&utm_campaign=IPI%20Industries&utm_content=213800&gclid=CjwKCAjwlejcBRAdEiwAAbj6Kcja0CzqA3eZIpybYt6C6...
by Tom Tanquary
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Honoring John Edwards
Replies: 13
Views: 4858

Re: Honoring John Edwards

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Today at John's Memorial with his beloved Fiat.
by Tom Tanquary
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Honoring John Edwards
Replies: 13
Views: 4858

Re: Honoring John Edwards

there is a memorial get-together tomorrow. Does any have more info on it?
by Tom Tanquary
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 50
Views: 12976

Re: 2018 Event Statistics

Not that it's going to be changed.... but... the problem actually starts by calling them "fun" runs. It implies a carefree jaunt of wild abandonment, i.e., conefest! Perhaps a more pointed statement about staying sane at the fun run drivers meeting is called for....... :think: :? :wave: :thumbup:
by Tom Tanquary
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 50
Views: 12976

Re: 2018 Event Statistics

one of the dnf's in the first group was me after I spun in the finish and was backwards in the finish shoot. I decided to just exit the course rather that 5 point turn and slow down the event. I would say a large number of the dnf's were because the course was challenging, not because we all got lo...
by Tom Tanquary
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 50
Views: 12976

Re: 2018 Event Statistics

Thanks for that, Anthony. Interesting numbers. Don't shoot me, but the next logical step would be to find what sections those DNFs came from. I'm only curious from an SSS point of view. The changes I made were first and foremost for worker safety. But I wouldn't mind plugging holes elsewhere just to...
by Tom Tanquary
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 50
Views: 12976

Re: 2018 Event Statistics

I find these stats after the events every helpful. Another category I'd like to see is a breakdown group by group. I don't know how much extra work that would be, though. And here's why I'd ask for that: There were an unusually high number of DNFs. I ran in first group so I'm not sure how that went ...
by Tom Tanquary
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tire Mounting Place
Replies: 4
Views: 2114

Re: Tire Mounting Place

pinching fat tires on skinny rims
That used to be my criteria for tire places, not many are able to do that. But I finally gave up on the concept after seeing no real advantage to it, at least for a camber challenged car. Now all i care about is just some decent folks to deal with.
by Tom Tanquary
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tire Mounting Place
Replies: 4
Views: 2114

Tire Mounting Place

So all the tire places I've used in central OC have gone by the wayside. Any recommendations for the HB/Newport/CM area? Seems most of the tire places change management as often as a runner changes socks. And it's never for the better.
by Tom Tanquary
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 50
Views: 12976

Re: 2018 Event Statistics

Couple of thoughts about spacing starts..... As starter in 2nd group, I took Bill's advice and tried for 17 second intervals. As everyone should know, it's always an approximation. Some people go on your signal, some take an additional few seconds to "ready" themselves (???) and some aren't paying a...
by Tom Tanquary
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Honoring John Edwards
Replies: 13
Views: 4858

Re: Honoring John Edwards

OMG, he just did some work for me. I saw him in the shop just about a month ago. He was just fine. This is just awful. He was a hell of a guy. I am so saddened at this...... :cry:

RIP, John.
by Tom Tanquary
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Membership Poll...How long is too long?
Replies: 53
Views: 14191

Re: Membership Poll...How long is too long?

Yes, this has wondered a bit but still related to improving the overall experience and time commitment. Ultimately every discussion comes back down to getting and keeping new members. So... One thing I'm trying to do is present ideas outside the box, disruptive ideas. Sometimes it's good to start fr...
by Tom Tanquary
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Membership Poll...How long is too long?
Replies: 53
Views: 14191

Re: Membership Poll...How long is too long?

I'm just throwing out ideas..... Focusing too much on millennials was kinda my point... the CAM drivers are a good example of new customers. I bailed on BMWCCA a long time ago, when the Moons stopped running it. Their events became just a channel of cones and not much fun, with nothing to be learned...