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Doby
06-28-2004, 02:47 PM
Ok, so if certain people were to volunteer to setup all of the "stuff" in the morning instead of the current people that setup all of the "stuff," would the NCC still be oppossed to renting said lot? It's a whole lot better then Rosechunk and not as far as a drive for some as Manassass is for other's.

robmarch
06-28-2004, 02:54 PM
I can help at Ripken. I'm going to have to buy a BMW though ;)

Doby
06-28-2004, 02:56 PM
I can help at Ripken. I'm going to have to buy a BMW though ;)

Someone who sets things up now has a silver car with a big wing too, Rob

robmarch
06-28-2004, 02:59 PM
yeah, but he flosses the Bimmer at the NCC events.

1996 328ti
06-28-2004, 06:13 PM
Ok, so if certain people were to volunteer to setup all of the "stuff" in the morning instead of the current people that setup all of the "stuff," would the NCC still be oppossed to renting said lot? It's a whole lot better then Rosechunk and not as far as a drive for some as Manassass is for other's.

Gotta talk to Kevin.
I don't think anyone would have any objections but it is his call.
Then the trailer needs to get towed there.

Rafgar
06-28-2004, 11:17 PM
Ok, so if certain people were to volunteer to setup all of the "stuff" in the morning instead of the current people that setup all of the "stuff," would the NCC still be oppossed to renting said lot? It's a whole lot better then Rosechunk and not as far as a drive for some as Manassass is for other's.

John,

As Steven mentioned, just clear it with Kevin. We will need to work out the logistics of the trailer, but that shouldn't be too big a problem.

Use of a nice, big lot - we can definitely work something out.

Rafgar
06-28-2004, 11:23 PM
I can help at Ripken. I'm going to have to buy a BMW though ;)

Rob,

Sounds like a good plan. Will you get one in Silver or do something radical and get a different color? :wink:

BTW, not all of my cars are Silver - my daily driver is a Sea Mist Green Outback LL Bean (with a nice 6 cyl engine).

Doby
06-29-2004, 06:03 AM
Cool, I'll give him a few days to re-coop after being sick. Then I'll bug the hell out of him. :twisted:

robmarch
06-29-2004, 12:09 PM
I can help at Ripken. I'm going to have to buy a BMW though ;)

Rob,

Sounds like a good plan. Will you get one in Silver or do something radical and get a different color? :wink:

BTW, not all of my cars are Silver - my daily driver is a Sea Mist Green Outback LL Bean (with a nice 6 cyl engine).

I could have sworn your STi was blue, not silver. I guess you're STU legal now ;)

I don't think buying a BMW would go over too well with my wife, so I'll just put BMW badges on the Altima, if that's ok with you guys.

Doby
06-29-2004, 01:09 PM
Ok, so if certain people were to volunteer to setup all of the "stuff" in the morning instead of the current people that setup all of the "stuff," would the NCC still be oppossed to renting said lot? It's a whole lot better then Rosechunk and not as far as a drive for some as Manassass is for other's.

John,

As Steven mentioned, just clear it with Kevin. We will need to work out the logistics of the trailer, but that shouldn't be too big a problem.

Use of a nice, big lot - we can definitely work something out.

I think we've already got the trailer issue sorted out, so that's not really a problem. All I'd have to do is come get the trailer the week before if that's ok.

Have you run on the Ripken lot yet? It's not as nice as FedEx, but nothing around here is anyway. It's got plenty of room for staging, pit, and 2-3x the running room as Bowie, plus I've heard it's cheap.

John V
06-29-2004, 01:16 PM
Late to the game as always, I am...

I'm of course up for helping in any way possible. I'm typically one of the first people to get to the BMW events anyway. I could always crash at Rob's house the night before, aiding in my ability to get there early.

(shifty eyes)

Uh.. that's cool, right Rob? :P

Doby
06-29-2004, 01:19 PM
Late to the game as always, I am...

I'm of course up for helping in any way possible. I'm typically one of the first people to get to the BMW events anyway. I could always crash at Rob's house the night before, aiding in my ability to get there early.

(shifty eyes)

Uh.. that's cool, right Rob? :P

You can sleep in my car, which will be on my trailer out front, so that I can bring the NCC trailer the morning of, and go get my car while setup is starting. And then the person who normally keeps the NCC trailer can take it home with them. :D

robmarch
06-29-2004, 01:28 PM
Late to the game as always, I am...

I'm of course up for helping in any way possible. I'm typically one of the first people to get to the BMW events anyway. I could always crash at Rob's house the night before, aiding in my ability to get there early.

(shifty eyes)

Uh.. that's cool, right Rob? :P

no problem, as long as it goes on the calendar ... :oops:

Lance325is
06-29-2004, 02:44 PM
I could help out with Ripken if needed.

Doby
06-29-2004, 02:45 PM
I could help out with Ripken if needed.

More team.BAR members stepin' up. :D

jkuper
06-29-2004, 04:40 PM
Ripken is 72 miles or so from DC, but I would not mind the drive and could get their early to help with the setup as well. I liked that lot.

Doby
06-29-2004, 04:52 PM
Ripken is 72 miles or so from DC, but I would not mind the drive and could get their early to help with the setup as well. I liked that lot.

That's closer then Towson is to Manassass. :P

jkuper
06-29-2004, 04:57 PM
I am not complaining. I drag myself out of bed at 5am to take my car to Towson to get an oil change.

Doby
06-29-2004, 05:00 PM
I am not complaining. I drag myself out of bed at 5am to take my car to Towson to get an oil change.

I know, hence the ":P"

Rafgar
06-29-2004, 09:42 PM
I could have sworn your STi was blue, not silver. I guess you're STU legal now ;)


Rob,

Yep, mine is (and always has been) Silver. Fatih has the blue one. My daughter was (and still is) pissed that I got the Silver over the blue. I thought that the silver would be more unique. I didn't realize that silver was a requirement for running in STU. :shock:

Rafgar
06-29-2004, 09:52 PM
I think we've already got the trailer issue sorted out, so that's not really a problem. All I'd have to do is come get the trailer the week before if that's ok.

Have you run on the Ripken lot yet? It's not as nice as FedEx, but nothing around here is anyway. It's got plenty of room for staging, pit, and 2-3x the running room as Bowie, plus I've heard it's cheap.

John,

Once we have a date for the event, we can talk about how we get the trailer up there. I have no problem with your proposal, if you're willing to drive down here. Maybe we can meet somewhere in the middle.

No, I haven't run there. When you're there for the NE Divisionals, see if you can get lot dimensions so we can begin planning a course.

Thanks,

Rafgar
06-29-2004, 09:57 PM
You can sleep in my car, which will be on my trailer out front, so that I can bring the NCC trailer the morning of, and go get my car while setup is starting. And then the person who normally keeps the NCC trailer can take it home with them. :D

John,

Fine with me. 8)

Doby
06-29-2004, 10:02 PM
You can sleep in my car, which will be on my trailer out front, so that I can bring the NCC trailer the morning of, and go get my car while setup is starting. And then the person who normally keeps the NCC trailer can take it home with them. :D

John,

Fine with me. 8)

Jed has been in contact with the PCA guys who run it, so I'll get him to grab the info from them.

Jed
06-29-2004, 10:04 PM
Rafael-

Shouldn't be a prob to take up the trailer, etc. John and I have it worked out. I'll contact Tim at PCA tomorrow.

Rafgar
06-29-2004, 10:08 PM
Ripken is 72 miles or so from DC, but I would not mind the drive and could get their early to help with the setup as well. I liked that lot.

Whoa,
Maybe I spoke too soon.
From my house it's 89 miles to Aberdeen. :shock:

Oh well, at least it's an easy drive up I-95. Good thing that road is not very heavily traveled. :wink:

Jed
06-29-2004, 10:11 PM
We'll have a cot for you so you can take a nap. :P

Doby
06-29-2004, 10:16 PM
It's really not as far as it seems.

Rafgar
06-29-2004, 10:17 PM
Rafael-

Shouldn't be a prob to take up the trailer, etc. John and I have it worked out. I'll contact Tim at PCA tomorrow.

Jed,

Say "hi" to Tim for me.

I haven't spoken with Kevin, but see if the lot is available on Sept. 12th - maybe we can hold Autox #6 up there. (My only concern is that it may be too far for many people to attend.) Also, keep in mind that Sept. 18th is the Subaru Challenge - at Ripkin Stadium.

Rafgar
06-29-2004, 10:20 PM
We'll have a cot for you so you can take a nap. :P

Hey, was that an old guy comment??? :o
You don't think I can make it through the day without a nap? :wink:

robmarch
06-30-2004, 07:12 AM
early september might be tough for me, since that's when my wife is due.

I'll help as much as I can, though.

Doby
06-30-2004, 07:34 AM
early september might be tough for me, since that's when my wife is due.

I'll help as much as I can, though.

coughRuthwasdueonFridayandGlennranonSaturdayandSundaycough

greg sober
06-30-2004, 07:34 AM
congrats rob. i can help too at ripken. i will have some more flexability in my new work schedule!!!

robmarch
06-30-2004, 07:35 AM
coughRuthwasdueonFridayandGlennranonSaturdayandSundaycough

I know. I told my wife that story, and she said..."you know that's not going to happen, right?" :oops:

Doby
06-30-2004, 07:36 AM
coughRuthwasdueonFridayandGlennranonSaturdayandSundaycough

I know. I told my wife that story, and she said..."you know that's not going to happen, right?" :oops:

:lol:

Jed
06-30-2004, 08:24 AM
We'll have a cot for you so you can take a nap. :P

Hey, was that an old guy comment??? :o
You don't think I can make it through the day without a nap? :wink:

Geez Rafael-

That would make me a smart a$$ if it was...

http://team-bar.com/smilies/paranoid.gif

Jed
06-30-2004, 10:07 AM
i will have some more flexability

no such thing for meatheads.

Doby
06-30-2004, 10:08 AM
Yeah, I always remember the Galager skit where the meathead was too big to even reach around and wipe his own ass. :D

robmarch
06-30-2004, 10:15 AM
i will have some more flexability

no such thing for meatheads.

flexibility?

:butthead:

Doby
06-30-2004, 10:26 AM
Never said I could speel

AlfaEric
06-30-2004, 10:33 AM
Yeah, I always remember the Galager skit where the meathead was too big to even reach around and wipe his own ass. :D
I had some meathead in my car this weekend who complained about the placement of my door handles. :lol:

---Eric

Jed
06-30-2004, 10:35 AM
He was probably still carrying luggage at the time.

Jed
06-30-2004, 02:16 PM
Tim from PCA doesn't have the dimensions of the Ripken lot-he hasn't had a chance to do it.

I'll try Rob Leone or someone else from Philly SCCA.

Jed
06-30-2004, 02:58 PM
The spacial dimensions of the Ripken lot are:

1000' x 700' at its widest point according to Rob.

Doby
06-30-2004, 02:58 PM
It's bigger then all of the lots that NCC uses. And it's really not that far.

robmarch
06-30-2004, 03:38 PM
do we need to measure it?

Jed
06-30-2004, 03:39 PM
The spacial dimensions of the Ripken lot are:

1000' x 700' at its widest point according to Rob.

Nope. There it is.

greg sober
06-30-2004, 04:39 PM
i will have some more flexability

no such thing for meatheads.

flexibility?

:butthead:


i must speel rong to keep the meathead image

robmarch
06-30-2004, 04:52 PM
The spacial dimensions of the Ripken lot are:

1000' x 700' at its widest point according to Rob.

Nope. There it is.

what about light poles, dips, and grates? that stuff is important to course designers, I assume.

Jed
06-30-2004, 04:59 PM
I remember from the Council meeting, they had a minimal space requirement, but aside from that, you are right. We need to plot out the light posts and that little "ramp," lest Kevin or whomever designs a long straightaway and cars find themselves pulling a "Bo and Luke Duke" jump onto 95. Or an apex could accidently be planted right on that ramp and bingo! instant off camber turn at speed.

Jed
06-30-2004, 05:00 PM
The grate also has to be accounted for too.

Doby
06-30-2004, 05:05 PM
I thought Kevin just made up the course the morning of... :D

Jed
06-30-2004, 05:08 PM
Is that why he gets lost on his own courses????

http://team-bar.com/smilies/paranoid.gif

Pete
06-30-2004, 09:33 PM
I'll help out anyway I can.

Pete

BahnBaum
07-01-2004, 05:17 AM
I'm literally less than 10 minutes away from Ripken if I can be of any help....

Alex

robmarch
07-01-2004, 06:53 AM
where are you in hdg? I was visiting a friend of my wife's and saw an M3 across the street that looked a lot like yours.

this was in a newer neighborhood right off 155, one light away from 95.

Doby
07-01-2004, 07:32 AM
Is that why he gets lost on his own courses????

http://team-bar.com/smilies/paranoid.gif

I looked at the results, I can't seem to find and O.C. for him.

BahnBaum
07-01-2004, 07:45 AM
where are you in hdg? I was visiting a friend of my wife's and saw an M3 across the street that looked a lot like yours.

this was in a newer neighborhood right off 155, one light away from 95.

Sounds like you were in Grace Harbour, and that would have been my house! Let's see... were you visiting Pat N.?

Alex

robmarch
07-01-2004, 09:27 AM
where are you in hdg? I was visiting a friend of my wife's and saw an M3 across the street that looked a lot like yours.

this was in a newer neighborhood right off 155, one light away from 95.

Sounds like you were in Grace Harbour, and that would have been my house! Let's see... were you visiting Pat N.?

Alex

Mike F. he has a couple of nice older cars in the garage across from yours :)

Doby
07-08-2004, 12:55 PM
Ok, I requested info from Ripken Stadium.

They are faxing me a picture of the lot, and emailing me all of the contract info. The fee is $1500 for the day, and September 12th is open.

bren
07-08-2004, 01:02 PM
\:D/

Looks like we got some new smileys

robmarch
07-09-2004, 07:11 AM
my wife is due the 9th, but I'll help out as much as possible.

maybe she'll go into labor at the autocross, and my car will be all prepped for high speed hospital trip? we can name the baby Rubens or Juan Pablo!

I'm sure he'll be joining team.BARF shortly after birth.

Doby
07-09-2004, 07:12 AM
BAH, Glenn was at an Autox the day after Ruth was due...

Doby
07-13-2004, 08:27 PM
Well I just started the planning of the trip to Topeka. I will be leaving to go on the 12th and cannot help with this autox. :( Sorry guys.

John V
07-14-2004, 12:42 PM
I may be also going to Topeka. Not sure. We'll see how things go at the NeDivs.

Doby, are you driving out there in the truck? If so, I may have a favor to ask you...

John

Doby
07-14-2004, 12:44 PM
Taking a Motorhome and towing the car with it. :)

John V
07-14-2004, 12:52 PM
Any chance you have room for another set of 16" wheels and tires in there?

Doby
07-14-2004, 12:55 PM
Maybe, dunno until we load everyhting up. I want to have built the tire rack on the front of the trailer before we go, so there might be room.

robmarch
07-14-2004, 02:33 PM
Any chance you have room for another set of 16" wheels and tires in there?

ruh roh rorge....

Maverick
07-17-2004, 07:14 PM
I will be more than willing to help out for any event here. I still have 2 motorola radios that I am donating to NCC for use at future autocrosses. I live 2 exits from ripken stadium, so it's reall easy and quick for me to get there if I am need to set stuff up. I still enjoy driving down to Bowie even though I live in Bel Air, but Ripken would be sweet. I know I haven't met a lot of you because I'm still new, but I've been to all the Bowie autox's you guys have held this year, can't wait for the next one.
Cheers,
Ken

robmarch
07-24-2004, 04:13 PM
Ken - do you have an NCC license plate by any chance?

Maverick
07-28-2004, 06:47 AM
Actually, I just filled out my application in my most recent copy of the Bayerische and put it in the mail this morning, so hopefully I will have one soon. Again, if NCC autox's at Ripken actually happen, I will be MORE than willing to be there as early as needed to help setup or whatever.