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Wilmington September Picture Post
« on: September 28, 2016, 06:08:19 PM »

This is the usual place holder for pics from Wilmington this weekend.

Been REALLY busy and forgot to post this. I drove up to Wilmington today and will be doing my picture thing tomorrow thru Sunday and will post the links in this thread.

Also, anyone who has pics, please feel free to post here!
To ALL racers: Be Safe, Go Fast and Have Fun!     :cheers:

Not sure if we will have audio streaming at this meet. Need to see if the ECTA folks have a Wi-Fi hotspot.

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Re: Wilmington September Picture Post
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 10:52:16 PM »
Gregg, you're becoming the Edward R. Murrow of LSR reporting.

Thanks for keeping us "up to speed".  :cheers:
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Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

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Re: Wilmington September Picture Post
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2016, 04:21:50 PM »

Day started off VERY overcast, misty, foggy, dreary, just nasty and cool but no rain.....that came in early afternoon.
This is a full meet and about even with bikes and cars. I guess the weather did keep some folks away this morning but as the day progressed and after the rain, more folks were coming in.
Last I heard, the weather for tomorrow is supposed to be OK till about mid-afternoon then possible liquid stuff.....Oh well!  :-D

Anyway, here is my Google Photos link:

https://goo.gl/photos/JgStsKiCN646wb588

If you are having issues with the above Google Photos link, hopefully this Google+ link will work:

https://plus.google.com/photos/115248360774022016668/albums/6335862443594916993

As usual, I hope you enjoy,
Gregg



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Re: Wilmington September Picture Post
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2016, 04:52:17 PM »

The 11 pics at the beginning are of Mike Brown's belly tank.
I think I've said it before: VERY nice craftsmanship on this car!  :cheers:  

Here is his build diary:

http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,14960.0.html

Gregg

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Re: Wilmington September Picture Post
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2016, 05:05:37 PM »

After the invocation and just before the drivers meeting started, we welcomed a VERY special guest.....Guy Caputo!
As you may or may not know, Guy had a very nasty get off on his motorcycle back at the 1st meet of the year and just to see him here and mobile was truly INCREDIBLE! He told us that the human body has 206 bones and he broke 77 of his. He is walking with a walker but he IS mobile and he said everything is working albeit slowly. Again, just INCREDIBLE to see him here! I'm sorry but I did not have my camera with me so no pics of Guy.

Now on to other stuff:

The rain "should" have been the MAJOR story for today. Instead, we were officially told by Tonya that this is the last meet for us here in Wilmington. The ECTA officials, Tonya, Keith, Kerri and Brian, are actively looking and have been in contact with several airports. Many folks, including myself, have given them suggestions. If any of you fine folks out there in internet land have a suggestion, please get in touch with any of the above folks.

Finally on to racing:

As stated, rain was the main issue till mid afternoon. Around 2:30 PM Keith gave the OK for cars and bikes up to 135 to run and folks started hot lapping. Around 4:30 PM, the track was completely dry and Keith opened the track to everyone.  

As for tomorrow, just looked at the weather for tomorrow is supposed to be a 50% chance of the liquid stuff, so we'll see what happens.....Oh well!

Here is my Google Photos link:

https://goo.gl/photos/YAsthPUWT9QmQUpt5

If you are having issues with the above Google Photos link, hopefully this Google+ link will work:

https://plus.google.com/photos/115248360774022016668/albums/6336239199566742033

As usual, I hope you enjoy,
Gregg

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Re: Wilmington September Picture Post
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2016, 05:26:06 PM »
Thanks Gregg..

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Re: Wilmington September Picture Post
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2016, 08:00:02 PM »
Very glad to hear that the Stickler is out and about.
Would really like to see Guy on that long 2 wheeler of his go wide open.

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Re: Wilmington September Picture Post
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2016, 08:18:18 PM »

Should have put in my last post that there is a 50/50 raffle going on at this meet for Brenda Sue Carver who had a VERY nasty get off on her motorcycle at the Loring Harvest Event. I heard yesterday/today that she had to have her right leg amputated below the knee because infection would not clear up.  Like Guy's incident, we all need to help her and I know that her daughter has setup a gofundme so.......... PLEASE help!



Link is:

https://www.gofundme.com/brendasueweloveyou?ssid=755106541&pos=2

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Re: Wilmington September Picture Post
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2016, 08:39:40 PM »
A lot of tin I haven't seen before.  I'm assuming that's a Rover V8 in the TR Triumph?

That Lark is beautiful.

Again - Studebakers outnumbering Camaros.   :cheers:

And people wonder why I dig this crap so much . . .  :wink:
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Re: Wilmington September Picture Post
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2016, 08:46:31 PM »
A lot of tin I haven't seen before.  I'm assuming that's a Rover V8 in the TR Triumph?

That Lark is beautiful.

Again - Studebakers outnumbering Camaros.   :cheers:

And people wonder why I dig this crap so much . . .  :wink:

Yep, Yep, Ain't that WAY COOL! and I'm there with you on the last!

Gregg

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Re: Wilmington September Picture Post
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2016, 08:56:11 PM »
Hey Gregg, thanks for the reminder on Brenda Sue, I saw on SuzukiHayabusa.org they had to amputate her leg... very bad deal... Get well Brenda....
We play on a dangerous playground kids....

Sorry for the departure, back to Gregg's great pics...  :cheers:
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Re: Wilmington September Picture Post
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2016, 08:59:06 PM »
I'm likin' John's "Speed Monitored" bumper sticker on the Champion.
"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

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Re: Wilmington September Picture Post
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2016, 09:04:15 PM »
I'm likin' John's "Speed Monitored" bumper sticker on the Champion.

I don't remember seeing before so that's why I snapped the pic.....I like it too!!!!!

Gregg

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Re: Wilmington September Picture Post
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2016, 09:07:51 PM »
Hey Gregg, thanks for the reminder on Brenda Sue, I saw on SuzukiHayabusa.org they had to amputate her leg... very bad deal... Get well Brenda....
We play on a dangerous playground kids....

Sorry for the departure, back to Gregg's great pics...  :cheers:


We play on a dangerous playground kids....

Bob, VERY well said!!!!!

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Re: Wilmington September Picture Post
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2016, 09:16:33 PM »
That's terrible to hear about Brenda Sue.
Such a sweetheart.
Whenever I see her she makes me laugh.

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