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    Smoke, Sand & Rubber - 86 year old midget racer returns to the track

    Hopefully this isn't a repost. "Smoke, Sand, & Rubber" is a documentary about 86-year-old midget race car driver Mel Anthony, who gets behind the wheel for the first time in more than 50 years. Filled with vivid stories from Anthony and vintage racing footage from the '40s and '50s at Seattle's...
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    1990 Spec Miata For Sale

    SOLD Without going into great detail, recent developments in my family life have made me come to realize it's time to sell the race car (oh, and the wife's SUV blew up today...BONUS!). While I'm not stepping away from racing completely, owning a car doesn't make sense for the foreseeable...
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    REI Friends and Family night 2011

    As some of you may know, I'm a Senior Art Director in the marketing department for REI. We throw a "Friends and Family" event once a year and each employee has a dozen or so coupons/invitations to hand out to their peeps. So any of you outdoorsy types have hit the jackpot...'cause again this...
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    PIR access on the 13th?

    I'm planning on heading down to PIR on the 13th prior to the CSCC American / Canadian Challenge August 14th & 15th. It'll be my first time driving at PIR, really looking forward to it! I know registration and tech are from 6pm-8pm, but when do the gates open/paddock access begin?
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    Set of 4 Kazera KZM Wheels (15x7, Miata)

    Set of 4 Kazera KZM Wheels, 15x7, Miata bolt pattern (4x100?) These are used, but straight, clean and freshly painted (black). Prefer they go to a good home, they've been very well behaved sitting quietly boxed up in my garage. $250 for the set (4) Contact bbenthin at gmail dot com
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    My first race, a guest blog on Cold Track Days.

    Check it out: http://coldtrackdays.blogspot.com/2010/05/guest-blog-brian-benthin-on-spec-miata.html
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    Photos from May 1 Novice race at PR?

    Was anyone taking pictures during the Novice race? I'd love some of my first outing if anyone is willing to share. :biggrin:
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    Thank you, thank you!

    I think I speak for all the novices when I say THANK YOU so much to all the workers and officials for such a great Novice Program. Today was my first NCW race, Im still grinning and in awe at how helpful and fun this group is! Conference and IRDC are definitely something special. And to my...
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    REI Friends and Family night

    As some of you may know, I'm a Senior Art Director in the marketing department for REI. We throw a "Friends and Family" event once a year and each employee has a dozen or so coupons/invitations to hand out to their peeps. So any of you outdoorsy types have hit the jackpot...'cause this year I'm...
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    IRDC Domain is down, needs renewed.

    FYI - The IRDC site is down. The domain expired on 4/05/10.
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    WTB - AMB 260 direct wire transx

    Anybody have one they'd like to unload? ;)
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    Novice, new car build. Talk to me about getting it tech'd/log book'd

    Okay, as you may have seen in my previous thread, I'm finally getting off my but and gonna get to gettin'. Anyway, a guy needs a car for that. I have one. The final touches are being put on by my good friends at TC Motorsports. :D Once it's ready, how do I go about getting it tech'd and it's...
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    Who heads up the Novice program these days?

    I've taken the IRDC driver's school twice now...finally getting serious and setting a deadline for myself. :redface:
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    Novice requirements

    Hey gang, I just completed the IRDC school in July and would like to check off a few novice requirements by volunteering at the "Fast Lap to Fall" race (#12, Sept 26-27) at Pacific. Who should I get in touch with? I seem to remember Dave mentioning a handbook that will guide me through the...
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    15x7 Steelies with 225/45ZR15 Hoosier R6 (4)

    Posting for a friend, these might make good practice tires for someone. A set of 4 15x7 Steel wheels with 225/45ZR15 Hoosier R6. Ford pattern. $400 o.b.o. Contact Scott Hogue at sdhogue@yahoo.com if interested.
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    7-26-09 IRDC Driver's School

    Is it still on? How/where do I register? I see mention of it here: http://www.icscc.com/novice.php And here: http://www.icscc.com/schedule.php But, there's no link to a registration page, etc. I took this a few years ago, before I planned to go racing...just can't remember how I signed up...
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    Love the Beast: Movie

    A friend just turned me on to this Aussie flick that came out recently. I'm not sure how/where to see it in the U.S., but it certainly looks cool. Anyway, I have NO connection to this thing, just think it's interesting and that you'd all appreciate it as well. www.lovethebeast.com.au/ View...
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    Free gear for Corner workers

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    The 6 hours of BRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    Crossing fingers and toes for no snow tomorrow. Good luck everyone, drive safe. Corner workers, THANK YOU. Bundle up, double up on hand warmers and don't forget that thermos of coffee or hot chocolate! See y'all bright and early. Go Team Lemon Lappers, lucky #13!!! :D
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