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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Insurance?
« on: April 18, 2022, 05:24:44 PM »
Another satisfied Heacock Classic customer for over 30 years. 

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Ask a Registrar / Re: 1967 gt 500 tragedy
« on: April 15, 2022, 07:38:41 PM »
Coulda been, Jeff. The older I get, the more mistakes I make. :)

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Ask a Registrar / Re: 1967 gt 500 tragedy
« on: April 15, 2022, 02:30:05 PM »
I'm reminded of one of Jim Osborne's cars, a white GT500KR convertible, if my memory doesn't fail me, that caught fire while his son was driving it on the way to a show back in the '90's.  Seems the electric top motor shorted out and, before it was discovered, the car became engulfed in flames.  It was a total loss but they brought it back from the "dead" to full concours condition. It can be done!

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SAAC-47 / Re: SAAC-47 Track time requirements IMS?
« on: April 15, 2022, 08:39:44 AM »
This is the HANS device that Dan referred to: https://www.simpsonraceproducts.com/products/simpson-hybrid-s
It affords the protection of the built-in HANS Device while being in a vehicle with only 3-point belts.  Expensive but well-worth it when compared to outfitting your vehicle with a rollbar and 5 or 6 point belts. Many instructors like myself use them since we're sitting in the right seats of many cars without harnesses.  You may find a dealer who sells this item at a discount or may find someone who will loan you theirs for the event.  Since just about all track events require windows down, no matter what the weather, I highly recommend a full-face helmet with face shield.  We've seen some freak instances where gravel, stones or even small parts of cars have been thrown up and into a following car and glanced off a driver's face shield. I've also been in a vehicle when the air bags were deployed. The passenger wearing the open-face helmet got serious abrasions from his air bag.

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Good Lord willin', we and 6S1467 will be there!
Regards, Stan & Peg

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: the Shelby GM Scagliette, what if ?
« on: March 30, 2022, 08:08:42 PM »
The Scaglietti-designed Ferrari 250 SWB (short wheel based berlinetta) is, IMHO, one of the most beautiful vehicles ever designed.  It has been said that it was a major design influence for the Mustang 2+2.

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1966 Shelby GT350/GT350H / Re: 6S289 - The Family Car - 50+ Years
« on: March 26, 2022, 08:26:03 AM »
I especially like the "passie".  If more drivers were to use 'em, I bet there'd be far less road rage!

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The Lounge / Re: Happy birthday to the King of Kool !
« on: March 25, 2022, 09:24:55 AM »
"LeMans" is my favorite movie and "Bullitt" is right behind it. 
Footnote: We just lost Vic Elford, one of the greatest endurance racers ever, who did many of the high speed driving scenes in "LeMans".

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The Lounge / Re: Hydrogen cars
« on: March 06, 2022, 11:30:42 AM »
If we could only harness the hot air generated from politicians, we'd have no energy shortage at all. :)

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Appeals / Re: Enclosed Car Trailer Minimum Length
« on: March 06, 2022, 10:52:47 AM »
I know you don't want to hear this but, even if it did fit in the trailer, how would you expect to get to the tie-down at the front driver's side?  At best, an 18 foot trailer is going to be "snug".  Buy the best, longest trailer you can afford the first time.  That way, you won't have to buy a second one.  I know from experience because I'm on my second one and it's a 20 foot FEATHERLITE.

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The Lounge / Re: Solutions to rising fuels costs
« on: February 27, 2022, 09:35:51 AM »
You forgot to include his personal jet aircraft!  Tipper saw through him when everyone else thought he was brilliant.  In reality, he's  an "empty suit" just like John Kerry.

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The Lounge / Re: Today fuel prices
« on: February 27, 2022, 09:28:54 AM »
The U.S. lives on wheels and most of them burn fossil fuel.  This is a temporary (but nevertheless painful) situation.  Anyone who lived through the '74 gas crisis knows that you just have to be patient.  It will get better because the current administration must either change direction or suffer the consequences in November.  No, I'm  not making a political statement...Just a fact.

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The Lounge / Re: Solutions to rising fuels costs
« on: February 24, 2022, 09:04:00 AM »
I realize that this thread is meant to be light-hearted but, in reality, the rise in fuel prices will not go away in the near future and, because of it, will severely affect the hobby we love, not to mention those who earn their livelihoods from it.  While we may rationalize and pay the higher prices for fuel, there are those who can't afford to do so.  Vacations will be curtailed, trips to visit family and friends will not be so frequent.  Hotels, motels, restaurants and venues will suffer.  Air fares will increase.  Freight charges will rise and, because of that, any product that's delivered anywhere will increase.  Any product containing petroleum will increase in price.  Sadly, it didn't have to be this way and it doesn't have to stay this way.  Perhaps, this will be the trigger to make people come to their senses...about a lot of things.  As Forrest Gump so aptly put it..."That's all I've got to say about that".

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The CHEERWINE Festival is in Salisbury that same day but I can easily forego that to be with SAAC people and their cars! :)

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