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by Doug Kott
Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Photos/Videos For July Champ Event
Replies: 37
Views: 4589

Re: Photos/Videos For July Champ Event

Thanks for taking a pic of my car, Mako! I didn't think you were going to stay through the last run group. Geez, my car rolls a lot! It doesn't feel that extreme inside the car.

--Doug
by Doug Kott
Wed May 09, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Tom Berry! Another Miata course?
Replies: 21
Views: 1923

Re: Tom Berry! Another Miata course?

It seems that the ProSolo drag-race start would give the PAX edge to high-horsepower cars on Hoosiers (awd and otherwise) compared to the typical start into a tight corner or offset.
by Doug Kott
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SCCA San Diego National Tour '12 Video/Photos
Replies: 82
Views: 9368

Re: SCCA San Diego National Tour '12 Video/Photos

Geez, Mako and Pete (and Karen and Judy), you outdid yourselves! I just spent about an hour looking through all the cool images and slo-mo videos. So many great candid people shots as well as cars. I'll have to order a bunch for Mom to show her what I do on weekends!! Here's a couple more vids from ...
by Doug Kott
Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2012 San Diego National Tour 4/28-4/29
Replies: 31
Views: 3855

Re: 2012 San Diego National Tour 4/28-4/29

Good. My little project tonight is finishing up the header install. It took every wrench, universal joint, wobble extension, socket, etc. that I own...much cursing...small pools of blood from scrapes. I made Jon Lugod do it the first time, and Shaun Bailey did the next two. Steve Lepper did this on...
by Doug Kott
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 2012 San Diego National Tour 4/28-4/29
Replies: 31
Views: 3855

Re: 2012 San Diego National Tour 4/28-4/29

Please tell me it's not as obnoxious as Schenker's car! :shock: :o Not that bad - only John Edwards' horrific sounding Fiat beats the Schenker mobile. I like John and it's a cool car and all, but for the love of everything holy, he needs to put an exhaust on the damn thing. I want to smack him and ...
by Doug Kott
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 2012 San Diego National Tour 4/28-4/29
Replies: 31
Views: 3855

Re: 2012 San Diego National Tour 4/28-4/29

PLEASE people.. leave your quiet exhaust on for this event. I've been a sound steward at national events 5 or so times now, it's not fun to take people's run away just because their exhaust is too loud. So far I've only had to do it twice at Nationals. Make sure you bring something with you to reme...
by Doug Kott
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 2012 El Toro Pro Solo 5/5-5/6
Replies: 83
Views: 7799

Re: 2012 El Toro Pro Solo 5/5-5/6

I will need a singer much more annoying to wake me up after working till 3am the morning of on a deliverable for my senior manager. For the right price, I can be that singer. I'll even spend the night on your couch and screech in your ear at 6 a.m. I've heard Kurt's rendition of "Surrey with t...
by Doug Kott
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: ***Spot filled***Co-drive opportunity, STR Miata
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Re: ***Spot filled***Co-drive opportunity, STR Miata

Spot filled by a certain camera-wielding Z06 driver. :thumbup:
by Doug Kott
Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: April course...kudos to Kurt!
Replies: 39
Views: 2973

Re: April course...kudos to Kurt!

Will Kalman wrote:
George Schilling wrote: For a championship, a defined slalom makes sense in that we're all driving the same course.

They are running the same course, everyone has the same option. No different than choosing a particular line over another.


They're all optional. You just DNF if you go the wrong way. :thumbup:
by Doug Kott
Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: ***Spot filled***Co-drive opportunity, STR Miata
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Re: Co-drive opportunity, San Diego Tour, STR Miata

Yeah, it's nuts. 26 entrants last time I checked.
by Doug Kott
Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: ***Spot filled***Co-drive opportunity, STR Miata
Replies: 8
Views: 950

***Spot filled***Co-drive opportunity, STR Miata

Anybody wanna co-drive in my 2006 Miata (Jeff Cawthorne's old car)? Fresh Dunlop Star Specs (<10 runs). $50 for the event, plus half the cost of repairs if anything breaks while you're driving. PM me if you're interested. --Doug Kott http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg307/ex914/side001.jpg
by Doug Kott
Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Andy Porterfield, RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: Andy Porterfield, RIP

Sad news. His shop is several blocks from our office, and he's helped me in person when I've gone in there to buy brake pads or the odd race widget.
I saw him drive the wheels off a GT1 Camaro at Willow about 15 years ago.
by Doug Kott
Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: April Autocross weekend PHOTO/VIDEO thread
Replies: 76
Views: 5611

Re: April Autocross weekend PHOTO/VIDEO thread



Thanks, Aaron. Now I can see myself getting beat IN STEREO!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Cool vids.
by Doug Kott
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Events
Topic: April course...kudos to Kurt!
Replies: 39
Views: 2973

April course...kudos to Kurt!

Kurt, I think you did an excellent job of making use of the available space. I heard that the amount of real estate you had to work with changed several times, with each change necessitating a redesign. Way to hang in there under difficult circumstances. :thumbup: :thumbup: The course really challen...
by Doug Kott
Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 979
Views: 244791

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Mako's right...one-button operation is the way to go. The different beeps it makes are helpful to tell you when it starts and stops, along with the flashing LED. First part of just about every GoPro video? The operator looking into the lens. :mrgreen:
by Doug Kott
Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 979
Views: 244791

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Hey Steve, Maybe you'd want to run in the Historic class, with a D Mod index? That might be another option. I've often thought (daydreamed, maybe?) of getting an original Mini and having some fun in Historic. Yes, it's difficult to figure out "the drill" at first. And each practice can be ...
by Doug Kott
Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Glen Helen RallyX, Mar 31 - Apr 1
Replies: 25
Views: 2128

Re: Glen Helen RallyX, Mar 31 - Apr 1

George Schilling wrote:
Ed Holley wrote:Lurking... Looks like a lot of fun. What kind of car did you rent?


Borrowed one from a friend. Typical econo box, nothing special.


Yeah, your good friend Hertz Avis Jr. :mrgreen:
by Doug Kott
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 979
Views: 244791

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

The course reading does get easier with time. I used to run with PCA in San Diego, and the courses were so walled in with cones, you couldn't possibly make a mistake (reading the course, that is!!). SCCA-style was an adjustment. There's really only four or five different elements and variations on t...
by Doug Kott
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Toyota/Subaru RWD
Replies: 216
Views: 34158

Re: Toyota/Subaru RWD

Mako Koiwai wrote:Supposedly Subaru said there is no room for a front mounted IC ... thus no plans for Turbo'ing.

I've heard differently. And who says it has to be front-mounted?
by Doug Kott
Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Toyota/Subaru RWD
Replies: 216
Views: 34158

Re: Toyota/Subaru RWD

There are some nice triangular openings between the rearmost cylinders and the firewall that'll be ideal for routing turbo plumbing. Transmission is quite visible from the engine compartment...a fair bit of space around it. Can't think of another modern front-engine/rear-drive car where that's the c...
by Doug Kott
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: 1984 BMW 318i SOLD
Replies: 13
Views: 1743

Re: FS: 1984 BMW 318i SOLD

Mako Koiwai wrote:I had one of those ... I called the AC, Reverse Turbo. Just a bit underpowered. :(


Think positively... turning the a/c off is like a push-to-pass button. Passing a microbus, at least! :thumbup:
by Doug Kott
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Google Going Racing ! Hi Tech Autonomius Control
Replies: 7
Views: 1078

Re: Google Going Racing ! Hi Tech Autonomius Control

Here's our contribution to the April Fools' follies:

http://www.roadandtrack.com/future-cars ... tang-sedan
by Doug Kott
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Toyota/Subaru RWD
Replies: 216
Views: 34158

Re: Toyota/Subaru RWD

The most disappointing stat I've seen so far: 59.2 mph in 2nd gear. Might work out well for ST(X?)... wonder how high the redline can be bumped? Some 225/45-17 Direzza Star Specs would help on the gearing side...not to mention grip. Although the Primacy "Prius" stock tires, BTW, aren't al...
by Doug Kott
Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: 1984 BMW 318i SOLD
Replies: 13
Views: 1743

Re: FS: 1984 BMW 318i

Sebastian Rios wrote:Wow, that's clean. PM sent.


Mere coincidence that Seb is holding exactly $2300 in his avatar pic? :mrgreen:
by Doug Kott
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Toyota/Subaru RWD
Replies: 216
Views: 34158

Re: Toyota/Subaru RWD

A very nice piece on the BRZ by my talented co-worker Andy Bornhop. Video too.

http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/drive ... subaru-brz

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