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by Tom Tanquary
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Excellent course this weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 456

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: 456

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: 662

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: 124

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=CjwKCAjwlejcBRAdEiwAAbj6K...
by Tom Tanquary
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Can I run Novice? Tire suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: Can I run Novice? Tire suggestions

Welcome back!
by Tom Tanquary
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Honoring John Edwards
Replies: 13
Views: 2123

Re: Honoring John Edwards

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Today at John's Memorial with his beloved Fiat.
by Tom Tanquary
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Honoring John Edwards
Replies: 13
Views: 2123

Re: Honoring John Edwards

there is a memorial get-together tomorrow. Does any have more info on it?
by Tom Tanquary
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 50
Views: 5091

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: :t...
by Tom Tanquary
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 50
Views: 5091

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 6:42 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 50
Views: 5091

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 1:13 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 50
Views: 5091

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 3:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tire Mounting Place
Replies: 4
Views: 661

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
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tire Mounting Place
Replies: 4
Views: 661

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 4:18 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 50
Views: 5091

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'...
by Tom Tanquary
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Honoring John Edwards
Replies: 13
Views: 2123

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 2:00 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Membership Poll...How long is too long?
Replies: 53
Views: 6346

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 1:22 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Membership Poll...How long is too long?
Replies: 53
Views: 6346

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...
by Tom Tanquary
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Membership Poll...How long is too long?
Replies: 53
Views: 6346

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

If I may.... stick my neck out...of the box.... It might be useful to take a step back and look at this from a bigger perspective, and think about a real paradigm shift. There are two points of view at work here - one from a club perspective and one from a business perspective. And two groups of peo...
by Tom Tanquary
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cordless Impact
Replies: 11
Views: 1720

Re: Cordless Impact

If you do an on-line search for best tested cordless impact the Milwaukee 2767-22 – Gen 2 usually comes out on top. But...... it's also stupid expensive. The DeWALT DCF899P2 is rated a "most Bang for the $" and both will break loose any lug/stud. ( you still need a torque wrench :think: ) ...
by Tom Tanquary
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cordless Impact
Replies: 11
Views: 1720

Re: Cordless Impact

I have the Makita 9v impact that I used for years while I changed tires at events. I no longer do that so haven't used it for quite a while. It does make things go a little faster but a 9v system doesn't have the torque to break free lugs/studs or take them to proper torque when putting lugs/studs o...
by Tom Tanquary
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: VR Video From Today
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: VR Video From Today

I'll tell the soundperson......
by Tom Tanquary
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: VR Video From Today
Replies: 5
Views: 838

VR Video From Today

https://youtu.be/-zXxjwWdEaI
see if this works. VR video of today's run.
by Tom Tanquary
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Holiday Los Angeles
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: Happy Holiday Los Angeles

Welcome to my world........ :evil:
by Tom Tanquary
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Events
Topic: December Events Open for Registration - New Format for Sunday Championship
Replies: 36
Views: 4274

Re: December Events Open for Registration - New Format for Sunday Championship

From an SSS prospective..... I would caution against going too light on key positions in fun runs. Gate is mandatory as is an SSS being there. But there needs to be a "Voice of God" position that has an active overview, and control, of what's going on. That could be a person in the motorho...

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