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Rickerbucks 02-28-2013 05:56 PM

One Lap Of America FB blog
 
If any of you are interested... I have set up a FB blog page for my event. I'll be updating it with all my preperations and of course daily updates when I actually hit the road for the 20 days of driving and racing.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/ShaunAnd...page_new_likes

Please feel free to "like" and "share"

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tpower 02-28-2013 08:17 PM

signed up cant wait to see how it goes Good Luck and have fun

Rickerbucks 02-28-2013 11:10 PM

Thanks Tim. I willl try to make it interesting

Merc 03-01-2013 12:00 AM

:( I don't do Facebook :emoticon3: Have fun, maybe one day.:D

:thumbsup:

Rickerbucks 04-18-2013 01:08 AM

So just over a week to go. Car is back on the road but still have a fairly long list of things to finish up. i tried desperately NOT to have all these things come down to the last minute but....

of course yesterday I just about had a mental break down. Took the car to a local Chrysler dealership I use for an oil change.... and they bashed the front end on a curb. the CF lip busted in two, the bumper flexed and buckled and the paint cracked about 8 inches.

As bad as that is..... it is all but IMPOSSIBLE to get a replacement paint match. This is an oil based custom tinted paint and though I was able to get some paint in the US.... CANNOT find the tint.

I upgraded a bunch of electrical issues... stereo, blue tooth audio, XM radio, Escort 9500 radar and some LED lights.

Iggy finally got his prototype 100% carbon fiber trunk installed. It IS the prototype so not perfect BUT.... REALLY nice piece... 7 lbs.

iceman5730 04-18-2013 05:37 AM

Good Luck Sean Have fun will be watching :thumb::clap:

Merc 04-18-2013 07:43 AM

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

:thumbsup:

CarlC 04-18-2013 09:55 AM

You're going to have a blast Sean. Don't sweat the little stuff, in the end you may find that it's not even a blip on the radar. The other memories will far outweigh the minor stuff.

Word of caution. Brock gives a heads-up to all law enforcement agencies along the route. It usually works out best to go 10mph over the limit. This allows for less fuel use (less stops) and far less stress. Going really fast on highways for a long time will wear you out. It's a marathon.....

LOWDOWN 04-18-2013 08:10 PM

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Shaun, you'd be well advised to meet, and make friends with, Robert Dubler from Switzerland. Hard to miss his team, what with three entries, likely all in HHR SSs this year. Robert has, extant, the best Overall finish in a (relatively stock) Gen-5 Camaro SS, a 17th Place in '10. Besides being a Top 10 person, period, he'll give you some ideas on what to expect with your Camaro. Besides, I believe this is his 21st One Lap, and he is a legendary driver AND Chevy performance owner. Among MANY, he owns one of the two '68 L-88 Corvettes that raced at Le Mans in '68 (not by him), and he still runs it in European Historic races.

BTW, he had an "exciting" One Lap, last year, when the computer went wonky at Road America and he destroyed a CTS-V wagon when the brakes totally failed...which he literally walked away from, after putting the car OVER the tire barrier...

Kinda puts YOUR paint issue in perspective...

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Rickerbucks 04-18-2013 10:56 PM

[QUOTE=CarlC;6438216]You're going to have a blast Sean. Don't sweat the little stuff, in the end you may find that it's not even a blip on the radar. The other memories will far outweigh the minor stuff.

Word of caution. Brock gives a heads-up to all law enforcement agencies along the route. It usually works out best to go 10mph over the limit. This allows for less fuel use (less stops) and far less stress. Going really fast on highways for a long time will wear you out. It's a marathon.....[/QUOT

Thanks for the insight Carl. I'm NOT a speed demon by any measure.... I have had two speeding tickets in 10 years BUT..... thought I would invest in my first detector for this event.

:thumbup:

I'm really looking forward to meeting ALL my Camaro brothers.... of EVERY generation.

Rickerbucks 04-18-2013 11:00 PM

I have read and seen ALL I could online about OLOA 2012 so I am aware of Robert. What a story although also somewhat terrifying.... It seems Robert is able to chalk down such a wreck to an "experience". ( I know we went straight to the nearest dealership and bought a used Dodge crossfire so as to finish the event). I do that to my car..... going to be a LONG walk home.

:-)

:-)

dragon22 04-19-2013 01:23 AM

Sean, I have both liked and shared your page. Man, you guys are going to have such a good time!

Tom

CarlC 04-19-2013 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rickerbucks (Post 6441175)

I'm really looking forward to meeting ALL my Camaro brothers.... of EVERY generation.

Wait until you see the DSE 5th-gen. It's looking like a very strong entry, plus Kyle and Ryan are great drivers.

There will be three early f-bodies competing in Vintage American. James Shipka/Mary Pozzi in their defending champion One Lap Camaro, Mike Hickman/Damon Josz in their seven-time class champion 2nd-gen, and the Honor Flight Camaro with myself and co-driver Jon Mahn. There's even going to be an AMX in VA this year! Though the Big Bore class is the top of the heap, the classifications make for some great cars and competition. 550hp Honda minivans? Very cool stuff.

http://imageshack.us/a/img825/7677/h...camarologo.jpg

LOWDOWN 04-19-2013 04:55 PM

Shaun, we had 25 entries over a 20 consecutive year run in the One Lap, with 2nd Overall twice including a tie for the highest-ever finish by an F-Body (tieing LPE's Silver Bullet T/A), and raised a LOT of money over the years for the Canadian Cancer Society.

We used the One Lap as a "Terry Fox Run by car", collecting pledges on a penny-per-mile basis, regardless of our finishing positions. Since we were gonna do the events, anyway, we decided to do a lil "fun(d)raising", which assisted greatly with finding $pon$or$ as well. Eventually, we received direct support from GM - Pontiac-GMC, including the use of a SEMA Show concept truck which won Truck-SUV class.

The One Lap is NOT like the Power Tour...this one takes the fun-level to an all-time HIGH!

Good Luck!

Rickerbucks 04-19-2013 09:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dragon22 (Post 6441654)
Sean, I have both liked and shared your page. Man, you guys are going to have such a good time!

Tom

Thanks for the support Tom... When I'm on the road I'll be doing daily blogs, pics and videos (if I can)... Hopefully give followers SOMETHING interesting to read. If I can build some followers... might be easier to get a few sponsors for next year.

Rickerbucks 04-19-2013 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by LOWDOWN (Post 6443945)
Shaun, we had 25 entries over a 20 consecutive year run in the One Lap, with 2nd Overall twice including a tie for the highest-ever finish by an F-Body (tieing LPE's Silver Bullet T/A), and raised a LOT of money over the years for the Canadian Cancer Society.

We used the One Lap as a "Terry Fox Run by car", collecting pledges on a penny-per-mile basis, regardless of our finishing positions. Since we were gonna do the events, anyway, we decided to do a lil "fun(d)raising", which assisted greatly with finding $pon$or$ as well. Eventually, we received direct support from GM - Pontiac-GMC, including the use of a SEMA Show concept truck which won Truck-SUV class.

The One Lap is NOT like the Power Tour...this one takes the fun-level to an all-time HIGH!

Good Luck!

WOW..... I should chat to you at some point. I have raised money for the BC Cancer society (my wife and I are both cancers survivors) doing a marathon bike ride. Perhaps I'll focis my energy on fundraising for future events.

That is tremendous.... not running it anymore?

:-(

Merc 04-19-2013 10:56 PM

I'll be watching. Good Luck.


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CarlC 04-19-2013 10:57 PM

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LOWDOWN 04-20-2013 09:12 AM

Not still running?

20 years, straight, was a pretty substantial commitment...no? Some years with two entries. Time for others to carry the banner...

I'd love to be in South Bend on the 9th-10th-11th, just to visit with Dubler and Brocker and many others, but duty calls.

Again, Best of Luck!

Rickerbucks 04-20-2013 10:44 AM

20 years is heroic.... I'm afraid that I'm going to like this too much and it becomes an annual event for me. When I reflect on it.... 20 years is a VERY long time. :hail:

:redx:

PS: this emoticon is not in any way relevant but I thought it was funny and just wanted to use it.

:-)

Rickerbucks 05-01-2013 08:54 PM

arrived in South Bend. 2400 miles. Avg 70 mph and 23.4 mpg

Merc 05-01-2013 10:47 PM

Watching your Facebook blog.

:pop2: :pop2: :pop2:

:thumb:

Rickerbucks 05-09-2013 09:37 AM

so over half way through if anyone interested. hit the link above

Merc 05-09-2013 02:56 PM

Still watching your Facebook blog.

:thumbsup:

Rickerbucks 05-10-2013 06:46 PM

This is just a ton of fun. Driving all thee the tracks... magic....
Running around Daytona Beach at 150 mph.


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