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Offline 55chevr

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Re: Welcome to the LTA forum
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2008, 02:06:30 PM »
Bob,
Do I read this right, you are going to hold a land speed event this August?

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Re: Welcome to the LTA forum
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2008, 04:09:54 PM »
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« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2008, 04:45:21 PM »
That makes a lot more sense. Marking my calendar. I will be there with a least 2 bikes to compete.
Joe

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Re: Welcome to the LTA forum
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2008, 07:07:13 PM »
This is great.Hope I can make it.
good luck
Terry

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Re: Welcome to the LTA forum
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2008, 09:26:53 PM »
So glad to hear about this - I can't think of anything better than another venue for this sport, and heaven knows New York, New Jersey and New England is crawling with gearheads.  Catch a Red Sox game, Finger Lakes on the way - make a week of it.

Now if Slim, 17dracing and I can find a straight, 3 mile stretch here in the Midwest where we don't have to worry about hitting a cow, a silo or a subdivision . . . :roll:

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Re: Welcome to the LTA forum
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2008, 09:39:54 PM »
Slim has the connections and the power -  with the snap of his fingers he could comandeer the Macinaw bridge for the most unique venue in the world,  unfortunately his pride and some secret photos preculude him from doing so!

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Re: Welcome to the LTA forum
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2008, 08:31:35 AM »
Slim has the connections and the power -  with the snap of his fingers he could comandeer the Macinaw bridge for the most unique venue in the world,  unfortunately his pride and some secret photos preculude him from doing so!

Anyone who can arrange for toilets in the desert is a lot more powerful than I am.
"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: Welcome to the LTA forum
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2008, 04:55:57 PM »
Speaking of power to put toilets in the desert?  Who fenced in the desert?
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« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2008, 06:21:48 PM »
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« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2008, 07:11:24 PM »
Ya know, I never thought about using the Mackinac Bridge, but it is about five miles...  There's a rise of 150 or so feet in the middle from either end -- and traction would be something "different" -- metal mesh on the inside two lanes.  Put your studded snow tires on the race car and nail it when you hit the metal.

I don't have Google Earth for Macs, but if I did I'd show you "the Seney stretch" -- a portion of Michigan M-28 that runs from Shingleton in the west to Seney in the east -- about 23 miles dead flat and straight enough to call perfectly straight, two lanes and paved.  No subdivisions, no cows (it does run along and through a National Wildlife Refuge, so there are a few deer), no silos, not even much in the way of wires.  Lotsa state police, of course -- especially when the colleges are just letting out for the summer.  Look for it in the Upper Peninsula, of course.
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Re: Welcome to the LTA forum
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2008, 07:32:24 AM »
Considering this venue is only 6 hours from the house, I have been mentioning it to a few people I know. There's alot of interest coming from this side of the border. There are alot of people who can't make the trip to Bonneville or Maxton, but would make this event. Please keep us updated with your progress. As long as it won't conflict with Bonneville, I'll be there to spectate or volunteer.

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« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2008, 02:37:59 PM »
I've gotten emails from a few people on your side of the border, and I've found some car enthusiasts sites, notably the Atlantic SportsCar Club, kind of a Canadian version of our SCCA. As we now have all this time until our first event next August, there'll be no excuse for anybody interested not knowing all about the LTA.
We have made the acquaintance of some people that should prove to be very integral to our deal, basically local enthusiasts up there who are very interested.
This makes sense to me, as my interest in LSR increased greatly when I became aware of the ECTA and it's proximity to the East, and our project should appeal likewise to all the motorheads up north and "Down East"
We should have some real fresh info in about three weeks, pictures and specifics,even.
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Re: Welcome to the LTA forum
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2008, 02:45:28 PM »
Bob,  we look forward to  LTA's progress and first event.
Will you have only one event per year or will you try to host 4 or 5 per year?
Keep us all posted.

Thanks

Charles
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Re: Welcome to the LTA forum
« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2008, 02:57:43 PM »
This could be pretty neat.

When you folks have a Web site, please let me know.

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Re: Welcome to the LTA forum
« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2008, 03:33:00 PM »
 Bob,  we look forward to  LTA's progress and first event.
Will you have only one event per year or will you try to host 4 or 5 per year?
Keep us all posted.

Thanks

Charles

Due to concerns of the Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife regarding our vehicles noise disturbing the resident population of Upland Sandpipers on this long unused airbase, which they classify as a "threatened species", we are unable to run events in the most ideal for us months of June and July. As we are limited to August and later, we initially plan on the August first weekend previously mentioned,which the Wildlife people have approved. As time goes by, we will see how favorable weather is  later in Sept, and maybe the Bird deal will loosen up somehow.
Imagine running June 20th, the longest day of the year,at 47degrees North latitude.
We'd only need one day to run if it's almost 16 hours of daylight !
Bob W