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by Mike Simanyi
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Local tire shaving?
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Local tire shaving?

Thanks Jon. I wouldn't have guessed someone was available so close.

They're probably throwing distance from Max's house...




(And thanks for the laugh Rick.)
by Mike Simanyi
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Local tire shaving?
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Local tire shaving?

Does anyone know of a local vendor (where local=within ~60 miles of El Toro) that will shave brand new, unused tires?

I'm thinking about some experiments...
by Mike Simanyi
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Gas tax ballot petition
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Gas tax ballot petition

I almost put this in the Off Topic forum, but we all use fuel for our sport so... There is an effort being made to petition for a ballot initiative in the elections later this year. The gist of it is to repeal the newly enacted gas tax increase, as well as the car registration increase. If you would...
by Mike Simanyi
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 47
Views: 750

Re: 2018 Event Statistics

Rick, I see your point - and it's correct - but it's not in disagreement with Mike's point. His point was to emphasize to all drivers before their fun runs that if they've spun and ruined their run, they should be conscientious enough to proceed without taking out more cones. I have to agree with th...
by Mike Simanyi
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Magnetic Number Vendors?
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Magnetic Number Vendors?

In addition to the rules Randy provided, keep in mind the idea is making them easily legible. Think "contrast," since that makes them very quickly and easily read by course workers and timing trailer staff. If you have a dark blue car, don't go with black. Get them in white. If you have a ...
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 998
Views: 251084

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Tjennings, be sure to pre-register for our events at solo2.motorsportreg.com. If you don't have a MSR user ID, you'll need to set one up. We've gone to a pre-reg / pay online process, where your card won't be charged until the event. I'd suggest following Chad's suggestion, checking out the Facebook...
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 998
Views: 251084

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

A couple thoughts: ⋅ CST This is our "catch all" class on Street Tires. Basically you have to use 200+ treadwear tires and the car is supposed to be able to be registered for street use. Other than that, pass Tech Inspection and you're good. The cars there are not vintage like yo...
by Mike Simanyi
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 37
Views: 640

Re: How to tell which group is running?

Okay. That was fun. (A) Wondering what George linked to, then seeing it was... (2) EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED TO POST IN THE FIRST PLACE! My humor was apparently lost. I have a feeling we don't really have a problem. Flags seem like a physical issue that doesn't really answer the question. Honestly... &q...
by Mike Simanyi
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 37
Views: 640

Re: How to tell which group is running?

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by Mike Simanyi
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 47
Views: 750

Re: 2018 Event Statistics

I'll add that course design has a lot to do with it, in addition to the other awareness issues already mentioned. This course was good in the sense that there seemed to be relatively few cone hits. The course was easy to "see" yet difficult to get "right". We could have accomplis...
by Mike Simanyi
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Honoring John Edwards
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: Honoring John Edwards

Dangit! I'm angry about this... and sad too. I always loved his little 500. When he first showed up with it, that thing had so much roll it looked like a clown car trying to drag the door handles in every turn. I was amazed it didn't go bottoms-up. Then he started working on the suspension a little ...
by Mike Simanyi
Tue May 03, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS - 1990 Miata project car and lots of parts - SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

FS - 1990 Miata project car and lots of parts - SOLD

Just a quick update to let everyone know the car is no longer available. Rick and Kevin Jung will have a nice project to do together! I've finally moved into the new house and need to clear some space. I have a 1990 Miata that would make a great project car for someone. The car is located at my hous...
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: CA senate bill 350 - bad for car people?
Replies: 10
Views: 2587

CA senate bill 350 - bad for car people?

I'm torn about posting this as we're not supposed to have political discussion, but I think this is something that interests most / all of us tremendously.

Please sign the petition if you agree disagree with the proposed SB 350.

http://www.californiadriversalliance.org/

Mike
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Solo Town hall meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 970

Re: Solo Town hall meeting

Hey everyone, Just thought I'd add to Eric's post. The Solo Town Hall is a meeting we on the SEB (Solo Events Board) do at Nationals each year. It's typically on Monday - between the last day of the Pro Solo Finale and the first day of Nationals - and runs for about an hour and a half. It's a way fo...
by Mike Simanyi
Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Free beer this afternoon!
Replies: 0
Views: 623

Free beer this afternoon!

And no, I'm not kidding. I'm stopping by Total Wine on my way over to the site. (No drinking allowed at El Toro though...) Now that I have your attention, we *really* need help setting up the course this afternoon / evening. Here's the thread in the Events forum: http://forums.solo2.com/viewtopic.ph...
by Mike Simanyi
Wed May 28, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Drones at events
Replies: 45
Views: 12668

Drones at events

There are several inexpensive drones available on the market now, and I believe we've even seen drone footage at one of our own events. As cool as it was to see that, the SCCA now has an official position and it effectively means we can't have drones at events. The only way they are allowed is if (1...
by Mike Simanyi
Mon May 05, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Forum moving
Replies: 15
Views: 2322

Re: Forum moving

Yep, we're aware of it.

Stephen is working on some "fine tuning" I believe, and we'll have to see the results from that.

Thanks Guy.

Mike
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Registration discussion Split from 2014 San Diego dates
Replies: 10
Views: 1328

Re: 2014 San Diego Dates

We "lost" a computer Bill. That's the first time in quite a while that we've had registration problems, and it didn't go under the radar for event management.

We anticipate having our regular "whiter whites, brighter brights" registration in effect going forward.

Mike
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2014 Street Classes
Replies: 30
Views: 3081

Re: 2014 Street Classes

Hey everyone - be nice. Ed is a valuable contributor to our region at many (most?) events. He's just asking some questions. Ed, I know you like the easy comparison of you vs other cars in your class piloted by other drivers with your approximate skills, but putting drivers into highly competitive cl...
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: SOLD Dec 13 Dunlop Z2s for sale 255/40/17 set of 4
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: Dec 13 Dunlop Z2s for sale 255/40/17 set of 4

Never trust someone named after carpeting...



(Hi Derek!)
by Mike Simanyi
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are any of our members spray foam insulation contractors?
Replies: 0
Views: 600

Are any of our members spray foam insulation contractors?

If not, do you know of any you'd recommend?

I'm looking into closed-cell ceiling insulation for about 1025 square feet at 5" of thickness. Since this stuff is pricey, I'd prefer to route the business to "one of our own."

Mike
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: March 21st Course setup volunteers
Replies: 13
Views: 1952

Re: March 21st Course setup volunteers

FYI All cones are in the motorhome, not the trailer. Basically everything except the blower is in the motorhome, so you can actually unhook the trailer and leave in the storage area (need to reposition first, it was totally dark when dropped off). Please drive slowly and carefully, not packed for t...
by Mike Simanyi
Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: To all those bailing on this Saturday's practice
Replies: 16
Views: 2409

Re: To all those bailing on this Saturday's practice

Karl, please review your avatar choice. Bill's car is no longer (blue / clean / salvageable, take your pick) and the current Shhhhhhnecker avatar of choice is Laughing Harlan Spector.

;-)

When's your next trip to the states?
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: March 1-2 El Toro Videos & Photos
Replies: 30
Views: 3722

Re: March 1-2 El Toro Videos & Photos

Are "bicycle" fenders illegal for karts?
by Mike Simanyi
Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Palero vs Schenker
Replies: 6
Views: 1461

Re: Palero vs Schenker

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+1



Posted just so I can see my new avatar in action!

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