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Forum: Track & Trials Discussion 01-08-2020, 09:44 AM
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Posted By stevewaclo
Question Maybe a double yellow 😱😱😱

Hereís a sobering video of how things can go sideways (180* ?) on track

https://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsports/a30428567/porsche-910-onboard-near-miss/

Fortunately a happy outcome, but those...
Forum: Technical Discussion 11-30-2019, 05:22 PM
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Views: 115
Posted By stevewaclo
Track Driving Techniques

At the bottom of the Race Logic ad in December’s Sportscar Magazine was this link to advanced track driving techniques:
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Forum: General Chat 11-02-2019, 06:37 PM
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Posted By stevewaclo
Red face Motion sickness in autonomous vehicles

Put me anywhere but the driverís seat and a dreaded technicolor yawn is imminent. :(.

This brief article discusses research into a malady troubling up to 1/3 of the population, and one that...
Forum: General Chat 10-18-2019, 04:22 PM
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Views: 134
Posted By stevewaclo
C8 on Thunderhill West

https://youtu.be/nUHNATBzFjE
Forum: General Chat 10-18-2019, 11:28 AM
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Views: 107
Posted By stevewaclo
Funny mechanic story

This story was included in the latest RockAuto email and I have their permission to share it here.

Sometimes repairs can be the simplest thing :).

Repair Mistakes & Blunders
Back in the...
Forum: Solo Discussion 09-29-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By stevewaclo
Fun with graphs

Here is a simple graph of Raw Times from Event 14 with number of drivers on the Y axis and times on the X. Times are rounded down to next whole second.
Forum: Motorsports 09-27-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By stevewaclo
Hey Maggie, I recently stumbled upon 411 for...

Hey Maggie,

I recently stumbled upon 411 for this event and I’m intrigued.

Did you go?

I put it on my spring 2020 calendar.
Forum: General Chat 09-23-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 167
Posted By stevewaclo
Talking C8/Fun Fact

The new Corvette has adjustable ride-height suspension and if the driver notices a speed bump or steep driveway ahead, the push of a button on the dash will raise the car.

Yawn... No big deal,...
Forum: Motorsports 09-22-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 550
Posted By stevewaclo
Drifting

On the way home from Autocross I stopped by Virginia City to watch some of the Ferrari Hillclimb and met several guys who were drifting at RFR recently. 60 -70 (?) drivers @ $100/ea and conditions...
Forum: General Chat 09-20-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By stevewaclo
Thumbs up Helmets, a history

As a retired guy with perhaps too much time on my hands, YouTube is a favorite pastime and I often come upon videos worth sharing.

Hereís one which explores the development of helmets in motor...
Forum: Track & Trials Discussion 09-13-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By stevewaclo
Share RV at Thunder Hill in October

Truck pooling with Leon worked out well last go around but he will be otherwise occupied in October and Iím looking for someone who may be considering a motel in Willows to instead share fuel cost...
Forum: Track & Trials Discussion 09-13-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By stevewaclo
Thanks to Leon Borden

A suggestion from Carol led me to call Leon and by riding together, we had an excellent conversation and lowered our carbon footprint! Leon didnít want $$$ for fuel, but I twisted his arm.:lol:
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Forum: Track & Trials Discussion 09-04-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By stevewaclo
Ride share to Thunder Hill?

Looking to leave Reno/Carson early afternoon Friday.

Iím not participating, only volunteer.

Return Saturday after event.

775 883 7927
Forum: General Club Discussion 09-02-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By stevewaclo
Pretty sure Carol has me on the list.

Pretty sure Carol has me on the list.
Forum: Solo Discussion 08-29-2019, 08:33 AM
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Views: 319
Posted By stevewaclo
CU there, and thanks for doing this!

CU there, and thanks for doing this!
Forum: Track & Trials Discussion 08-08-2019, 09:06 AM
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Views: 350
Posted By stevewaclo
Talking Thunderhill musings

Thanks to Tony for posting his work to YouTube and Iím sure he wonít mind if I add them here for membership viewing pleasure. :)

Alfa at 50 & 1:46.

https://youtu.be/5GKkIBAWABs

Temps peaked...
Forum: Motorsports 08-04-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 353
Posted By stevewaclo
Wheel tethers

As reluctant as I am to broadcast my ignorance, Iíve not let that stop me before and rather than break an unblemished record, well, here I go again.:lol:

In the front of the latest issue of RACER...
Forum: General Chat 07-29-2019, 01:48 PM
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Views: 396
Posted By stevewaclo
Thumbs up I aspire to this!

A healthy super senior, with an old, old Model T:

https://www.thedrive.com/news/29197/this-87-year-old-man-has-owned-and-driven-the-same-ford-model-t-pickup-truck-for-70-years
Forum: General Club Discussion 07-21-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By stevewaclo
Hey Don, I was watching for news in the Solo...

Hey Don,

I was watching for news in the Solo Forum and overlooked this report.

On behalf of all members, thanks to you and the gang for making a pilgrimage to RFR and keeping us all informed!
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Forum: Technical Discussion 07-20-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 322
Posted By stevewaclo
ABS and tire grip

While I have a fundamental understanding of ABS, this video (play at 1.5 speed) is informative in regard to tire friction and slip. Good part is several minutes in.

https://youtu.be/98DXe3uKwfc
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Forum: Solo Discussion 07-19-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By stevewaclo
Exclamation Yes, yes, yes!

Thanks for making time to visit RFR, Don! :)

Who were the ďweĒ who visited?

Folks who have been around for a while must surely remember our Autocross events up on the hill at this track.
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Forum: Track & Trials Discussion 07-18-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 354
Posted By stevewaclo
Thunderhill West Videos

Here are two excellent, narrated videos of THW that should be entertaining for everyone and informative for participants, especially first timers like me.:)

Carol may be sharing the first with...
Forum: Motorsports 07-06-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 550
Posted By stevewaclo
RFR Drifting

Several folks have mentioned there was an event there in late June but internet search reveals nothing...

Anyone know anything?
Forum: Solo Discussion 06-30-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By stevewaclo
Ooopsie!

Dates show August.:(

What is the $$$ to bump me up a few spots? :lol:
Forum: General Chat 06-25-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 445
Posted By stevewaclo
Days of yore

A friend sent this brief, extraordinarily well produced video showcasing an early race car and I recommend making a few minutes to watch. Amazing what early racer drivers and mechanics endured.
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