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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #165 on: August 02, 2021, 12:01:55 AM »
I believe someone has posted videos of the Vintage Race Saturday afternoon. Two red GT350s, one wearing the number 314 on its door and one wearing 341 on the door were bumper-to-bumper nearly the entire race with at least 3 lead changes. GREAT racing.
      The drag racing on Friday was fun to watch also. There was a ‘71-‘’73 Ranchero (not sure of the year but think Starsky & Hutch front end painted brown with a pickup bed in back) and also a turd brown Station Wagon that not only ran well on the drag strip but threw down some nice laps during the open track session. Surprisingly, I did not see a Tesla line up for a pass. BUT! there was a Tesla model S running open track.  “Hello Elon, uh yeah, I need a new set of brakes. I know the car is only two months old but these just didn’t wear well.”
      A huge thank you to everyone who organized and volunteered to make this a most enjoyable weekend! And to everyone who was able and willing to bring a car.
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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #166 on: August 02, 2021, 10:31:41 AM »
    Thank you for posting. The fastest Ford was a newer GT500 that ran 6 10 second passes with the fastest being 10.113@142+ MPH . This was on DOT tires!!!! The group of cars was excellent and the drivers were EXCELLENT!!!!! ZERO problems , no loss of run time and an excellent commendation from the track officials AGAIN. We are THE BEST group that they have had. Car preparation , respectful drivers , and enthusiastic as well.
     THANK YOU to ALL participants and all those who made it happen!
   Ranfy Gillis , Drag Race Coordinator.
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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #167 on: August 02, 2021, 10:35:13 AM »
Ken Miles son Peter rode with Rex Myers AM gt40 around the track an d i got photos but dont know how to post them anybody else got photos they could post of this as i think Peters ride in a real gt40 was very KOOL!

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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #168 on: August 02, 2021, 10:54:42 AM »
Ed if you send them to me via email I will post them
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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #169 on: August 02, 2021, 11:04:44 AM »
Another fabulous event.  Thanks to all the SAAC and NorCal workers and voulnteers, planners and coordinators that made this so enjoyable.  And thank you for all of those who so many amazing vehicles to show and to go.  I just love tis track and hotel location.  Great evening program as well. 8)

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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #170 on: August 02, 2021, 11:11:18 AM »
Reality check
1967 vs 2020 GT500
My 67 ran 14.5
His 20 ran 10.0

Super fun!!

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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #171 on: August 02, 2021, 11:59:06 AM »
Photo of Peter Miles and Rex Myers.

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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #172 on: August 02, 2021, 12:58:01 PM »
Reality check
1967 vs 2020 GT500
My 67 ran 14.5
His 20 ran 10.0

Super fun!!

But looks to me like you got the jump on him. Certainly a better hole shot.
Tom - DFW, Texas

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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #173 on: August 02, 2021, 05:12:05 PM »
66 GT350 2020 Heritage 350R and 2011 Shelby GT350. Parking lot at the host hotel.

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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #174 on: August 02, 2021, 05:49:46 PM »
Any t-shirts remaining???

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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #175 on: August 02, 2021, 08:04:56 PM »
How was the attendance?
I went to SAAC Fontana with my kid and Kiwi and the number of people was low by any standard.
RIP KIWI
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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #176 on: August 02, 2021, 08:49:34 PM »
what were the awards given for 1966gt350 entrants?
some very nice cars
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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #177 on: August 03, 2021, 01:46:25 AM »
Yes to T-Bone68...thanks for posting the videos! 8)

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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #178 on: August 03, 2021, 02:09:58 AM »
Just a couple of photos from SAAC 46. One from the Friday night social, one from the Sunday Car show. Thanks to Jay Talbott, Ron Richards and the rest of the SAAC team for great event.
69 Shelby GT350 #0170 Fastback 4spd non-A/C
07 Shelby GT500 #4022

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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #179 on: August 03, 2021, 10:15:56 AM »
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