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Old 02-16-2014, 07:00 PM   #14365
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...Scarrzz! How the hell are ya!

Doin' just fine, OldScool. The snow is deep and the ski season will probably run until mid-April.

I've been taking care of my Mom for the past few months. Had her up here since before Thanksgiving, and she is doing OK. We celebrated her 80th birthday and now she is back home in LA.

I keep finding things to do without earning a paycheck, so I'm still not driving anything of the four wheeled variety worthy of grin.

Other than that, just having a good time & kinda coasting.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:11 PM   #14366
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:01 AM   #14367
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Doin' just fine, OldScool. The snow is deep and the ski season will probably run until mid-April.

I've been taking care of my Mom for the past few months. Had her up here since before Thanksgiving, and she is doing OK. We celebrated her 80th birthday and now she is back home in LA.

I keep finding things to do without earning a paycheck, so I'm still not driving anything of the four wheeled variety worthy of grin.

Other than that, just having a good time & kinda coasting.
....keep on keepin' on Bro. We made it this far, we'll make it the rest of the way. Glad to hear you are well!
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:23 PM   #14368
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...what a finish to the Daytona 500 race today. I was out of town thinking I missed it, only to come home and find there was a 6 and a half hour rain delay with 41 laps left. Austin Dillon was the primary example of mid pack 3 wide aero issues with these cars. Thet get sucked up the banking when they are either off the rear corner of another ride or too close proximity of another in a large pack. Not a driver issue, just plain physics. It was uncanny to watch the slo-mo. They get swept up like leaf's in the wind. It happened several times with big wrecks towards the end. Not bonehead driver mistakes....just the forces at play on the cars. Amazing. Jr was dominant.... and Jeff and Jimmy helped him keep the front...quite a show....Hamlin and Keselowski made it exciting at the final shootout. Best part was Mr. Hendrick riding inside Jr's car during the victory celebration...I never saw a Team Owner do that before. What a happy day for them. It was like watching kids celebrating together. A special moment. Congrats to Jr, and Mr. Hendrick. It was one for the ages.
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:59 AM   #14369
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...what a finish to the Daytona 500 race today. I was out of town thinking I missed it, only to come home and find there was a 6 and a half hour rain delay with 41 laps left. Austin Dillon was the primary example of mid pack 3 wide aero issues with these cars. Thet get sucked up the banking when they are either off the rear corner of another ride or too close proximity of another in a large pack. Not a driver issue, just plain physics. It was uncanny to watch the slo-mo. They get swept up like leaf's in the wind. It happened several times with big wrecks towards the end. Not bonehead driver mistakes....just the forces at play on the cars. Amazing. Jr was dominant.... and Jeff and Jimmy helped him keep the front...quite a show....Hamlin and Keselowski made it exciting at the final shootout. Best part was Mr. Hendrick riding inside Jr's car during the victory celebration...I never saw a Team Owner do that before. What a happy day for them. It was like watching kids celebrating together. A special moment. Congrats to Jr, and Mr. Hendrick. It was one for the ages.
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:12 AM   #14370
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Alfa 4C

Category: two seater coupé;
Chassis: carbon fibre structure, front and rear aluminium crash boxes, hybrid rear structure (steel and aluminium);
Weight: less than 850 kg;
Dimensions: length approximately 4 metres, wheelbase less than 2.4 metres;
Drive: rear;
Engine: 4 cylinder, 1750cc Turbopetrol;
Gearbox: TCT (Twin Clutch Transmission), automatic transmission with twin dry clutch;
Suspension: high double wishbone at the front; McPherson at the rear;
Power: over 200 HP;
Top speed: over 250 km/h;
0 to 100 km/h: in less than 5 seconds;





Turbo four rumored to be at 250 HP. Breathing on it will bring it to 300+. It weighs 1,873 pounds. Ready for the track with driver 2,163 pounds. That is 1,850 pounds less than a Z/28 fueled with driver.

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Old 02-24-2014, 11:29 AM   #14371
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:02 PM   #14372
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Alfa 4C

Category: two seater coupé;
Chassis: carbon fibre structure, front and rear aluminium crash boxes, hybrid rear structure (steel and aluminium);
Weight: less than 850 kg;
Top speed: over 250 km/h;
0 to 100 km/h: in less than 5 seconds;

Turbo four rumored to be at 250 HP. Breathing on it will bring it to 300+. It weighs 1,873 pounds. Ready for the track with driver 2,163 pounds. That is 1,850 pounds less than a Z/28 fueled with driver.

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Old 02-24-2014, 02:50 PM   #14373
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Hey everyone.

How is everyone? I have been MIA for like 4 months.
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:08 PM   #14374
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Old 02-24-2014, 04:03 PM   #14375
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:21 PM   #14376
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How is everyone? I have been MIA for like 4 months.
74 and sunny. How could I be anything but good?

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Howevah, sheeza also too small -- me no canna feet inside!


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Love the alpha...hate the repair and maintenance cost...
It will be interesting to see if parts and repairs are more similar to Chrysler or Ferrari.

Having driven several road course ready street car Camaros I believe I have a very good idea of what the Z/28 is like on track. The last Alfa I drove was built in 1983.

On the other hand, The T2 Solstice GXPs were AWESOME at track ready weights of about 3,100. SCCA Club Racing 2007 National Championship Runoffs the Pontiac Solstice GXP placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in Touring 2 (T2) and the Pontiac Solstice placed first place in Showroom Stock B (SSB) even after being penalized 200 lbs between the 2006 and 2007 seasons. Those GMPP tuned GXPs were a bit over 300 HP.

The Alpha will be a few ponies short, but almost 1,000 pounds lighter. The initial allocations are so small I doubt I'll get a chance to get behind the wheel for some time, but I am intrigued by the HP / weight.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:38 PM   #14377
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Alfa 4C

Category: two seater coupé;
Chassis: carbon fibre structure, front and rear aluminium crash boxes, hybrid rear structure (steel and aluminium);
Weight: less than 850 kg;
Dimensions: length approximately 4 metres, wheelbase less than 2.4 metres;
Drive: rear;
Engine: 4 cylinder, 1750cc Turbopetrol;
Gearbox: TCT (Twin Clutch Transmission), automatic transmission with twin dry clutch;
Suspension: high double wishbone at the front; McPherson at the rear;
Power: over 200 HP;
Top speed: over 250 km/h;
0 to 100 km/h: in less than 5 seconds;





Turbo four rumored to be at 250 HP. Breathing on it will bring it to 300+. It weighs 1,873 pounds. Ready for the track with driver 2,163 pounds. That is 1,850 pounds less than a Z/28 fueled with driver.

Discuss.
Just waiting on that price in US dollars

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Howevah, sheeza also too small -- me no canna feet inside!
I don't think my feet will fit either. It is a VERY small car.

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Old 02-25-2014, 12:53 AM   #14378
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Alpha's ...meh...., never really cared for them...always were a back of the pack Euro performer to me in my mind, it's tiny...and clostrophobic. They just don't have the Italian chic. Just sayin'..I put them in Fiat's catagory. But that's just me being me....
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