>So if someone like Richard Good or JK Jackson shows up, what do you do? Do
>you _NOT_ run? SHeesh.
Since I have no idea who those two folks are, not a problem.
Driving a course set up for race cars (yeah they really are) with a
stock TR3 does not seem like a good idea.
>> It just seems to be out of character for our own Triumphest tradition. :-(
>Never been to T fest, its a bit of a haul for me, but if you have $1k
>"invested" in your trip so far, buy a set of hoosiers or kumhos and win
>your class at that autocross. If you're cheap, but a set of Falken Azenis
>tires - you could be running close to real race rubber for under $400!
The point I was trying to make is the Triumphest (to me) has been
really a "fun" event, I have enjoyed every aspect of it and hate to
see that aspect of it changed. For the all out autocrossers it
seems like a great event, and I hope they enjoy it.
>My opinion - FWIW - go to this event and you will be satisfied with how
>the event is run and how all the details get worked out. Really.
My first event was a club race in Memphis, TN ... stock TR3 ...
only requirement was seat belts and a helmet, the only helmet I
could find was for a crop-duster pilot (rubber seals around the
face) regardless I won the under 2000cc class, not only once but
several times. I didn't even know you could not race on 48 spoke
wires and Michlein X tires. Casper (TR3) is pretty fast, and I
have done well at previous Triumphest autocrosses ... I just
don't relish the thought of having to drive home to Northern
California with a damaged car.
>'73 TR6 F Prepared (at Solo II Nationals) and my budget for this event is
>far, far more than $1k and that was just towing to KS from MA. =:-0
1957 TR3 TS16765L
1970 TR6 CC59179L