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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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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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Posted 05 November 2009 - 04:32 PM

Tony,

If they get that live video feed going, maybe your parole officer will let you race without the ankle monitor.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 04:37 PM

Can't wait to see his new hat made of genuine lizard skins from all the ones he's nailed fighting them off.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 04:50 PM

The parole officer is going on a cruise the week before so I should have no problem. With my new haircut and no stash, no one will recognize me anyway...

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 07:04 PM

Hi Marty and TonyP,

I'm really looking forward to seeing you again Marty. And I'm also really looking forward to meeting you TonyP.

Hi Victor,

I have a wireless laptop with internet so I don't see why we couldn't webcam the races.

Hi Larry,

Don't tell anybody a 'Yankee' also owns and operates 'Slots of Fun'! Maybe that's why I get yelled at a lot when I'm Race Director! :laugh2:

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:13 PM

Greg...
I can bring a 50' USB cable if it would help...

TonyP...
I met you at the '94 TOAA#2 in Cleveland when I worked for John Ford.
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 04:22 PM

All I remember about TOAA#2 was it was hot as hell, it was so flat you could drive from the airport to Floyd's place without ever touching the steering wheel, and the cockroaches in the hotel room. LOL...

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 01:42 AM

Tony...

TOAA #1 was at Floyd's, and I remember you and Ernie being amazed at the STRAIGHT roads in Oklahoma... And yes, it was hot... #2 was at the place with the indoor pool in the hotel where the convention was.
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Posted 07 November 2009 - 12:58 PM

Sounds like instead of placing 11th, as usual, I might place 22nd instead!

Looking forward to meeting all the weary travelers that I've read so much about. See you in Abbeville.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 01:04 PM

Looks like i'll be working another weekend... really wanted to make this one to meet Tony, and actually try racing F1s for the first time. :(
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Posted 07 November 2009 - 01:24 PM

Hi Richie,

Call in sick. Tell the boss you have swine flu and the only place that has the swine flu vaccine is 'Slots of Fun' in Abbeville, SC! :rolleyes:

Sorry you won't be here.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 06:04 PM

Hey Beas,

Glad to hear you are recovering well from your back surgery. See you on the 21st and maybe tomorrow, too.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 06:55 PM

I have dibs on "The Reading Room" at the Bed and Breakfast Friday night. :yes:

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 08:31 PM

Hi Pablo,

You got it. I wish I could stay in one of the guest rooms! :D

I look forward to seeing you guys again.

V/R,

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 01:55 AM

Pablo,

Are you planning on sleeping in the bathtub?

Library, reading room... it's always been the same place.

I'm looking forward to finally meeting you there, pard! Pretty cool, you from Mississippi, me from Florida and we're both going up to race toy cars in South Carolina!

It should be a lot of fun!
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Posted 08 November 2009 - 07:41 PM

Marty,

Bring your freaky deaky cars, old stuff, etc, and I'll bring mine.
It'll be fun checking the stuff out. :D

Maybe Don will let us run a "Run what ya Brung" Friday eve... I would love to race something weird for a hoot. :crazy:
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Posted 08 November 2009 - 07:52 PM

Pablo,

I'll chuck the boxes full with whatever I can put my hands on.

Since we have about twelve days until that Friday night in question, I know of two people that will have them with them. How about you building one of these and we can have some real FUN!

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 08:25 PM

Went to 'Slots of Fun' this afternoon and the Lexington gang showed up. This is good because Dan is coming off hip replacement and Jim seems to be pretty much over his back surgery and sporting a new Can-Am chassis. Richard and Marty were with them getting ready for the 21st.

Skinney was also there working on a new chassis. He's now known as "nine and a half" reflecting the missing upper part of his one-finger-salute digit. :shok: Working on VW engines can be a dangerous thing...

Jack and Dianne (she of lunch desert fame) were there also but I think Jack has decided to concentrate on Stock Cars but maybe he'll change his mind before the race.

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 08:38 PM

No can do, Marty, you will just have to allow me to "run what I brung". :D

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 10:42 PM

Pablo and Marty,

Both beautiful cars, a testament to vintage racing. Hope that we can get out to Florida to race with you soon, Marty.

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 08:19 AM

Pablo,

I just took inventory and have the following in my pitbox and backup box:

F7 Formula Flexi Ferrari
BRM Toyota 88C "Southern Toyota Dealers"
BRM Porsche 962C From-A
4-1/2 Flexi Stock Car - Mark Martin Valvoline paint scheme
4-1/2 FCR Dirt Late Model
4-1/2 IRRA Retro Stock Car (needs body - TBP at SoF)
F7 Dirt Late Model flexi
NASTRUCK flexi
JK Spring Steel Formula 1
Flexi Indy Car
Oval track Womp
Stock Car Womp (Hillclimb setup)
GTP
GT1
FLA16D Stock Car
Ludicrous Womp
Group 12 stuff
Can-Am
Formula 1
GTC
Flexi-GT

Whadayawannarace?

Sounds like a plan to me.

One of my compadres, CMF3 is hopefully bringing along his 4 Widicuwous Wetwo Womps - these are 4 scratchbuilt chassis with Contenders for power and Womp bodies on them. They're kind of like small GTP cars. Run very fast, handle very well and are a ball to race around just about any track. Especially fun when folks are running very fast cars and you bring out your "Womp" and run laps with them trying to keep up!

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Like I said earlier, I come out for the FUN of racing and "Slots of FUN" always lives up to its name.

Heck, we might even stay late after the other races on Saturday and have even more FUN!

BTW, I'm sure TonyP will want in on the old GP style cars! Ooh, I know we'll have the "Olde Tyme GP Championship of South Carolina" that weekend. You in?
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Posted 09 November 2009 - 09:34 AM

Mill,

Well this might be your opportunity!

You can take a flight into Atlanta. I know there are some very super racers that live in the Atlanta area that would be more than happy to volunteer to provide transportation to Abbeville so you can race there with us.

I just checked on American Airlines. You can book round trip - LA to Atlanta for $318.

Heck, I'll pay your race entry!

Go for it!

If we can talk Noose, Jay Kisling, and Mike Katz (yeah, I know y'all (southern for "youse guys") have a race on the 22nd but we do have flights out of Atlanta that will get you back in time - just think if you were younger you'd do it!) into it, we can have our own little "National" event here in South Carolina!
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Posted 09 November 2009 - 12:44 PM

Heck, if Mill comes all the way from SoCal, and Marty buys entry fees, I'll buy him a steak down the street.
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Posted 09 November 2009 - 12:54 PM

Would love to, Marty, but like you said, we have a race here on the 22nd and it will already be four weeks in a row for me.

My wife is very understanding but not that understanding. :laugh2:

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 01:15 PM

Mill's beer is on me..

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 01:17 PM

Joe,

I fully understand. I too have one of those 'understanding' types. Maybe that's why we're coming up on our 37th wedding anniversary celebration?

However, it never hurts (much) to try! :D

You'll never know if the fish ain't biting unless you cast your line!
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