R. Alan Hoitink
04-22-2001, 02:06 PM
I just wanted to let everyone know what a great event this was. I'd like to thank the organizers for putting on such a smooth and enjoyable event. Those of you who couldn't make it really missed out on a lot of fun. Even Though I couldn't drive my car on Saturday, I still had a blast being the navigator in the winning car. I'm still pretty new to the club, but I'm definitely looking forward to the upcoming events this summer. Thanks again to the organizers!
Shameless in Chicago
04-23-2001, 06:51 AM
I agree. The event was excellent. Thanks to Joe and Mark and everyone else who helped organize it. I had a blast, which I guess is obvious by my very low total et of 2:03:44. I might have been docked the most points for finishing fastest, but I enjoyed having a consistent smile on my face for two hours. I did learn a valuable lesson. Get your hair cut not longer than an inch if you decide to drive a ragtop all day. See you guys in Michigan this weekend.
TT Tanzeln (Mike Langenfeld)
04-23-2001, 02:07 PM
Talk about a smile on your face,... Sheila and I laughed all the way to Peotone ! We can't remember the last time we had so much fun.
Everyone was wonderful, the rally was well organized and seemed to have gone off without a hitch. The old timers welcomed us rookies without a blink, and treated us as if we'd been a member of the family all our lives.
We loved the course and we're determined to go back and re-run it,... this time looking at something besides the speedometer and the route plan :-).
I was surprised to see the number of DNF's in the final standings. Do these represent the club officials who were running the event and couldn't participate 100%? I heard a rumor that the Ferrari had to be flat bedded home, oh well, it's a beautiful car none the less, and occasionally flat bedding your car home is the price Ferrari lovers are willing to pay in exchange for driving a great car.
Hey Doug, if you're reading this, I had no trouble spotting your yellowmobile, but never managed to pick you out of the crowd that was oggling it to make an introduction.
Well like I said, we had a great time. Sheila says I'm smirking even as I write this. Smirking! I never smirked in my life!
Thanks Joe, and everyone else involved. :-)
04-23-2001, 03:25 PM
The DNFs represent:
1) The Ferrari (rumored to have mechanical failure)
2) One owner of a TT Roadster who had to bail because his father upchucked in the car near the end of the course.
3) 3 people who apparently went on a booze run in Lake Geneva.
The assisting staff was not included in the listing.
04-24-2001, 02:16 PM
I couldn't make it last weekend, as we are prepping our race car for the first SCCA event of the season (and the car was still in a lot of little pieces).
Was there ANOTHER Ginster Coupe Quattro there???
Oh, man, now I'm REALLY upset I missed it.
TT Tanzeln (Mike Langenfeld)
04-24-2001, 09:17 PM
All I could remember about your letter was the bit about your car being yellow. There was a beauty of a bumble bee yellow "trick mobile" at the rally and I just assumed it was your car, besides my ignorance is painfully showing. What the HELL is a Ginster ? :-)
I presume you drove the auto cross at Joliet Sunday.
After reading Joe's response to my DNF question, I'm wondering whether the Audi Boutique stocks Audi Airsick Bags. I'm thinking something in a silver foil with the Audi Sport logo. :-)
04-25-2001, 11:22 AM
Prepping all week for the SCCA Regional event at Blackhawk Farms, for wheel to wheel, not autocross. Only a few more days...
Ginster is the color yellow, its very rare. The older Coupes were rare enough as it is, but in yellow, they were exceptionally rare (less than 70 in the US). I am now wondering what the "other" yellow Audi was...