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    Croc: So what is this Fiat you have been...

    Croc: So what is this Fiat you have been referencing of late?
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    Man, so many memories from LOG 30! First Norm,...

    Man, so many memories from LOG 30! First Norm, who was the head tech (and I think set up the auto-X course with help from Scott and Michae lD), failed me on inspection. My front A-arm was loose,...
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    What wemtd is referencing is that I gave him a...

    What wemtd is referencing is that I gave him a ride in that car, and let him drive it, and he promptly went out and bought his own se7en kit (Birkin) and built it:).
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    Thx Croc, great pix, great memories. One of my...

    Thx Croc, great pix, great memories. One of my all-time fav se7en memories was at that LOG event, 10 years ago? I got propositioned in the parking lot the night before the LOG trackday event. A...
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    Thx Croc, yes that is the ex-Kitcat Seven! MANY...

    Thx Croc, yes that is the ex-Kitcat Seven! MANY great memories! And one of the prettiest Caterhams ever, IMHO.
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    Datsun: I'd say that if you are fairly new to...

    Datsun: I'd say that if you are fairly new to track days, then the 310 might be the perfect learning tool. It will force you to concentrate on maintaining momentum by being extremely precise with...
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    Coupla additional thoughts. This car was...

    Coupla additional thoughts. This car was assembled by Hilllbank. They offered Jamie Kitman, of Automobile Magazine, a loaner to test. It broke down numerous times due to shoddy assembly. And this was...
  8. We have a tiny little C&C here in Cincy. It's...

    We have a tiny little C&C here in Cincy. It's going full blast: "What, me worry?". Since it's a small place, everyone is jammed together and walking shoulder to shoulder and, of course, no masks. Our...
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    I actually like the standard Caterham rear...

    I actually like the standard Caterham rear lights. Their rectangular shape matches the rectangular shape of the rear of the car, unlike the round lights. Also, I think they are the only remaining...
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    I have had 2 SVT engines in my current Cat. The...

    I have had 2 SVT engines in my current Cat. The first, well tuned one, made about 162 hp and 148 lbs torque, on a chassis dyno. The second, as of yet untuned one, made 148 hp and 136 torque, per my...
  11. Sounds like a great plan. My thoughts on this,...

    Sounds like a great plan. My thoughts on this, having done one long (1200 mile) trip and lots of shorter trips:
    1] Ear plugs AND ear muffs (like you use to operate a lawnmower), or earplugs and a...
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    So the undated Zetec powered, 5sp., Caterham,...

    So the undated Zetec powered, 5sp., Caterham, without a Caterham mfg plate, just sold for $45,500 on BAT. It was a nice late 90's/early '00's notch frame Cat with 8K miles on the clock. Worth every...
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    Ferrari came out with its first Superamerica in...

    Ferrari came out with its first Superamerica in 1957, Lotus was probably just trying to hang with them:).
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    If mostly street use, be aware that the only...

    If mostly street use, be aware that the only place to put your left foot in the extremely tight S3 foot well is under the clutch pedal. And it doesn't pop back out all that easily. I put 10K...
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    I read a brief blurb about this car in Top Speed....

    I read a brief blurb about this car in Top Speed. It runs tire sizes, front and back, nearly identical to my Miata (I run 245/40x17") front and back, this runs a 245 in back and 235 up front. What...
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    Right 2.0:)! With no real aero, wings, etc. I...

    Right 2.0:)! With no real aero, wings, etc. I need to get some Hankook tires apparently. I just hope they dont stick so hard to my driveway that I can't lift them into place....
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    Sounds like a dream come true (my dream:))!!! ...

    Sounds like a dream come true (my dream:))!!!

    Color?

    Sequential just pours gas on the fire, who will be faster at a track day (other than the V8 Stalkers:)?

    Being so close to Bruce is like...
  18. Thx Shane, that's right up there with our...

    Thx Shane, that's right up there with our constitutional right to arm bears:).

    The Fifth Amendment is packed with stuff, not just the right to avoid self incrimination. IMHO, the single most...
  19. Hey Shane. Unlawful taking of guns is a Second...

    Hey Shane. Unlawful taking of guns is a Second Amendment issue, unlawful taking of property (without due process first) is a Fifth Amendment issue. The police dont have the freedom to take either...
  20. Shane: First, I will observe that if all police...

    Shane: First, I will observe that if all police officers had your temperament and judgement there would be no police protests.

    Second, I think giving the police the ability to confiscate, or...
  21. Thread: Name that car

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    Impressive car! I'd say the car to the right is a...

    Impressive car! I'd say the car to the right is a Jag XK120-150? What is the car on the left? Maybe an early T-bird? And the orange car to the far left?
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    Regardless of recent use, if Lotusman1951 is...

    Regardless of recent use, if Lotusman1951 is right, and this car is now $25K, it is a steal.
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    First, kudos for a great thread name! And, like...

    First, kudos for a great thread name! And, like others, I find the green/gray combo surprisingly attractive. And it tells me that all those owners of bland silver/gray se7ens need to add a BRG racing...
  24. Thx Bob! Cincinnati's C&C is tiny in...

    Thx Bob!

    Cincinnati's C&C is tiny in comparison to this but was open yesterday for the first time. It was packed with people and cars, a few masks, no social distancing. It's squeezed into a small...
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    Haggerty charges me about $200 per track day for...

    Haggerty charges me about $200 per track day for coverage with a $5K deductible, as I recall. Depending on what car I am tracking, I typically buy it for peace of mind. And, somewhat...
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