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#1 Don Weaver

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 11:13 AM

It looks like we're going to have quite a turnout for this month's SERRA™ race at 'Slots of Fun'.

First Pablo, and I assume John too, has said he is coming. He wants to feast on another one of Karen's breakfasts :wub: at the B&B and then go racing down the street!

Next, Marty Stanley out of Florida will be making his second Fall trip to Abbeville. I had to bribe him with his own personal plate of Brenda's sausage pinwheels to get him to make the trip! Coming with him will be CMF3, builder of some really unique chassis from the "other" blog. Riding with them will be arguably the TOP chassis builder on the East Coast... Tony P!!!

I've also heard that Macman out of Charlotte will be joining us again for this year's SERRA™ race.

So who else will be coming?

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 10:32 PM

Glad to know I am a special guest... I am busy trying to recruit some more retro racers for the trip, and working on a two-rail F1 chassis that started out as this...

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#3 Don Weaver

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 06:48 PM

Actually, Ben, you were more of an afterthought but what the heck, the more the merrier. :laugh2:

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 07:41 PM

Hey Don,

Any chance of some web cam coverage?
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Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:45 AM

It will be a pleasure to meet all the SERRA™ guys. Take it easy on an old man in the race though...

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:54 AM

TonyP,

That's very thoughtful of you, concerning yourself with how they are trying to run me over during the race! :rolleyes:

They're a great bunch up there, I just wish I could make more trips each year.

Regardless of whatever happens, it will be a great time.

As always, I look forward to the FUN that I have while racing. Everything else is just add-ons.
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Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:59 AM

Ot will be fun. Still have to come up with an F1. Maybe this weekend. Debbie is going on a cruise for a week so I can work on my stuff finally!!!

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 09:07 AM

Any chance of some web cam coverage?

Vic,

I can bring the same webcam I used at the Sano and will talk to Don Berni to see if we can make it happen. I don't recall what sort of connection Slots of Fun has and we also need a wireless laptop (or a long USB cable) to be able to place the camera where it needs to be.

But I'm willing to give it a go if we can get all the pieces lined up...

Tony, you already know a several of the SERRA™ guys: me, Jay, Ralph, etc.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 09:29 AM

Tony, you already know a several of the SERRA™ guys: me, Jay, Ralph, etc.

I know and that scares me. LOL...

Looking forward for the trip. Haven't raced a retro car since Dom's back in April... It should be fun...

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 09:37 AM

Tony,

You're in for a real treat, as I doubt you have ever visited a raceway like Slots of Fun. Bet you go home with a whole bagful of stuff!

Looking forward to seeing you again. It's been a while...

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 09:43 AM

I can't wait...

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 11:47 AM

I can bring the same webcam I used at the Sano and will talk to Don Berni to see if we can make it happen. I don't recall what sort of connection Slots of Fun has and we also need a wireless laptop (or a long USB cable) to be able to place the camera where it needs to be.

But I'm willing to give it a go if we can get all the pieces lined up...

Thanks, Greg.

It would be fun for us to be able to watch what's going on. I know we sure enjoyed the Sano, and what a great job you guys did so we could be there with you. Joe is still talking about it!! He hopes to one day be able to meet you guys in person. These are the hopes that keep him going from day to day.

I guess what I'm trying to say, is that we think its great that you guys go out of your way to bring the races to those of us who can't attend in person. This, in turn, keeps us in the loop as well as others like us. AND - it really helps to promote slot racing as well!!!

We thank you -

Vic/Joe+Jennie
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Posted 05 November 2009 - 11:59 AM

Vic,

I've PM'd Don Berni to give me a call so we can see if we have the stuff we need to make it happen at Slots of Fun. No promises, but we'll see what can be done.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 12:08 PM

Greg,

If I come to the race can I be a special guest, too? :D
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Posted 05 November 2009 - 12:34 PM

Butch, you can be my special guest. Can can always use someone to pit for me. LOL....

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 12:38 PM

I don't think you'd want that, Tony; my pitting is worse than my driving. :laugh2:
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Posted 05 November 2009 - 12:44 PM

Butch,

I've always considered you "special" (but maybe not in the way you'd want... LOL!!).

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 12:45 PM

Two 'Yankees' in King Cheater's court... :laugh2:

Actually, Tony, Pappy is a good pit person.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 12:50 PM

I don't think you'd want that, Tony; my pitting is worse than my driving. :laugh2:

C'mon, Butch, is that even possible? LOL!!

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 12:52 PM

You guys will have a challenge because Tony is VERY good on Hillclimbs with these Retro cars.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 01:19 PM

C'mon, Butch, is that even possible? LOL!!

Let me pit for you at the R4 and I'll prove it. :shok: :laugh2:
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Posted 05 November 2009 - 01:41 PM

I've PM'd Don Berni to give me a call so we can see if we have the stuff we need to make it happen at Slots of Fun. No promises, but we'll see what can be done.

Thanks, Greg.

Can't ask for more than that!! :)
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Posted 05 November 2009 - 01:49 PM

Hey, if there is gong to be live video I'll just watch from home.

I got to make sure I don't wear jeans that make my *** look too fat...

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 02:24 PM

Hey Tony,

Jennie says to tell you that she'll be watching and she will let you know. :laugh2:

I didn't realize that we were talking about THAT kind of web cam... :mosking:
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Posted 05 November 2009 - 02:27 PM

LOL...

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