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TOPIC: Question Blue Ridge Meet at VIR.....AWESOME

Blue Ridge Meet at VIR.....AWESOME 2 years 1 month ago #2074

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I would just like to post and brag about what a great club we have. The people and cars are of exceptional quality and when combined with stellar planning, this club can put on an event worth attending.

VIR offers the car enthusiast a chance to see what a car can do. What good are lowered springs, sway bars, rims and tires if you don't know their limits? This weekend many of us pushed our limits in car performance with club activities.

We used a skid pad course both wet and dry to test our skills, or not. One driver showed us how to do it in reverse. Not so much competition as there was great experience for those not familiar with autocrossing.

A 1965 P1800 was the oldest attending with 2015 models making a show as well. A throwback Viking showed up, drawn to the site by so much Swedish Steel present.

Lastly 8 cars with passengers went for 15 laps around the VIR. We were only expecting 1-2 laps and were excited when they left us out there on the track for a while.

It was great being at the track where several professional racers came by to talk and visit with us. I was able to hook up with a well known Volvo race car mechanic to help me along with further modifications on my car in the future. I now have a new friend with 3 140 Volvos in his backyard. I want to get some cash together and go visit soon. With these older cars, its smart to have a duplicate of everything when breakdowns occur. I had to turn around that morning and return home to replace an alternator before I was able to show up an hour late. Others going to the National Club event in Hilton Head were going through the swap and sell bins looking for spare parts for the same reason.

I would just like to recommend the fellowship and utility of participation in our club's events. Many owners of the older cars benefit from shared ideas and lessons, while those with newer cars get to see modifications that can improve their car's performance. If you just turn a wheel or turn wrenches, we welcome all.


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