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Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/27/21 8:46 a.m.

In reply to gumby :

My pleasure taking it. I was trying to get all the popular forum cars recorded and I think I hit that mark.

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/29/21 10:15 p.m.

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/29/21 10:27 p.m.
jh36 said:

I think I see Alex Radcliffe's old Integra there. Sweet. 

My understanding is that this is exactly correct. Damn impressive car too.

ShawneeCreek
ShawneeCreek GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/30/21 8:26 p.m.

Finally had some time to sit down and do a first pass through the 700 pictures I took during the Challenge. I was just spectating and decided to play with my camera. Here are some good ones from the first 100 during the autocross.

I'll keep digging through and posting up my favorites.

- Sean

ShawneeCreek
ShawneeCreek GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/31/21 7:22 a.m.

Batch number 2. A few more of these turned out well.

- Sean

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/31/21 8:09 a.m.

How hard is it to get lost on the challenge autocross course? Not just miss a gate, but to actually be "where am I supposed to go now"?

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/31/21 8:23 a.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Extremely hard

MrJoshua
MrJoshua UltimaDork
10/31/21 9:20 a.m.

It amuses me that the cheapest cars in our family always get the most detailing.

ShawneeCreek
ShawneeCreek GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/31/21 9:33 a.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

If you've autocrossed for more than a year, and walked the course more than twice it's hard to get lost. The problem is many of the drivers are new enough to autocross to not have done that before coming to the Challenge. Much like another group of the competitors don't know the basics of drag racing.

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) UltimaDork
10/31/21 9:49 a.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

I found that watching the first batch of autocross runs from the top of the grandstand was helpful in getting the course committed to memory. Working the course for the second batch was useful for seeing where drivers were braking or turning in. You quickly learn to watch for the pro drivers in their lime green shirts, too.

gumby
gumby GRM+ Memberand Dork
10/31/21 11:32 a.m.
Patrick (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Extremely hard

Especially if your Challenge car never leaves the garage.

ShawneeCreek
ShawneeCreek GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/31/21 3:08 p.m.

Round 3. I started playing with shutter speed at this point to get some motion blur. Success rate dropped, but a few turned out really well.

ShawneeCreek
ShawneeCreek GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/31/21 3:14 p.m.

- Sean

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/31/21 3:22 p.m.
gumby said:
Patrick (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Extremely hard

Especially if your Challenge car never leaves the garage.

Wait, is this the E36 M3 talking thread?

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/31/21 3:25 p.m.
ShawneeCreek said:

Round 3. I started playing with shutter speed at this point to get some motion blur. Success rate dropped, but a few turned out really well.

 

I love the barest hint of the chalk line getting whiffed.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/31/21 3:55 p.m.
gumby said:
Patrick (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Extremely hard

Especially if your Challenge car never leaves the garage.

That's gonna leave a mark!

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
10/31/21 5:05 p.m.

In reply to ShawneeCreek :

Thanks Sean, those were great/helpful.

Also makes me feel better about flubbing OneLap pictures in the past.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/31/21 5:27 p.m.

In reply to ShawneeCreek :

I'm going to steal that pic of the Buick if you don't mind.

ShawneeCreek
ShawneeCreek GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/31/21 5:58 p.m.

Sure Stampie, you are welcome to the picture. I can email you the full resolution version if you want. Just shoot me an email to my username dot racing at Gmail and I'll reply with the picture.

This goes for anyone else too. Email me with your car number or description and I'll send you copies of any of the pictures of it that turned out. I can't guarantee that I got good pictures of everyone. I'm doing this for fun and practice as photography is my other hobby. I'd rather give the pictures away and they be enjoyed than just sitting on my hard drive.

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) UltimaDork
10/31/21 9:16 p.m.

Where does one find nice looking NC Miatas for $2K ?

What was powering the blue Honda Insight?

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/31/21 9:23 p.m.

In reply to DeadSkunk (Warren) :

They were exhibition class, I believe.  The yellow one was a dad driving against his son in the blue Z.

ShawneeCreek
ShawneeCreek GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
11/1/21 6:18 a.m.

Correct. And the blue Insight was K-swapped.

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) UltimaDork
11/1/21 6:42 a.m.

In reply to ShawneeCreek :

A K-swapped Insight ought to be pretty light and fun to throw around.

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
11/1/21 1:00 p.m.

This s the first picture I've seen of the Crossfire.  When the entry sheet came out was the first time I knew there was going to be a Crossfire.  I had predicted a 12th place finish.  Instead, it got 21nd out of 38 for dynamic.  I guess that's mid pack but I predicted better.  

I have said for a number of years now that the right Crossfire with the right damage could be bought cheap enough to compete.  

Also on my list for quirky Chryslers are PT Cruiser Turbos (hardtop or convertible) as well as Maserati TC by Chrysler.  

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/1/21 1:35 p.m.

In reply to John Welsh :

PT cruiser turbos for sure. I'd love to see someone chop one into a little race-trucklet. 

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