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Bill Miller
02-02-2003, 12:14 AM
Just got the new Northern flyer. They've got a complete 10x20 canopy for $99. Silver tarp, 1 3/8" steel tubing, and the ball bungies. For a hundred bucks plus shipping, you'll thank yourself the first time it rains or is 100* out!

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MARRS #25 ITB Rabbit GTI
SCCA 279608

Greg Amy
02-02-2003, 12:49 AM
"Northern", Bill? Care to elaborate, maybe offer a URL? I could certainly use a good canopy...

Bill Miller
02-02-2003, 04:46 AM
Greg,

It's Northern Tool & Equipment (used to be Northern Hydraulics). www.northerntool.com (http://www.northerntool.com)

They're like Harbor Freight, only better. They've got some great deals on a lot of stuff!

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MARRS #25 ITB Rabbit GTI
SCCA 279608

lateapex911
02-02-2003, 04:44 PM
The good thing about those canopies is that you get to choose how tall they are. The bad thing is you have to go out and buy a bunch of conduit. I just wish I got one that was a foot or two bigger in all dimensions! It still gets wet in the rain under there! Or if there was a good "curtain" option, I'd jump on it.

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Jake Gulick
CarriageHouse Motorsports
ITA 57 RX-7
New England Region
[email protected]

Bill Miller
02-02-2003, 08:56 PM
Jake,

You'd probably want to call Northern and confirm, but I believe the one I mentioned comes w/ the tubes. It was on sale from $150 down to $100. Can't see paying $150 for a 10x20 w/ just the fittings. I still say the best deal was the one at CostCo. 10x20 w/ big tubes, and three sides (2 sides and an end) for $150.

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MARRS #25 ITB Rabbit GTI
SCCA 279608

Chris Sawatsky
02-03-2003, 12:01 PM
I got one from costco, as seen in this pic
<img src=http://locash.ca/roadrace/june29-30/P1002810.jpg>

it was around $300cdn, and if you drive in carefully you can fit two crx's under it with room in the middle to sit/work
came with 3 walls, aswell. very easy to erect

RACER10
02-03-2003, 06:32 PM
Before you spend money with anyone, check with Wes at Hollidy Canopies 800/788-3969. He is a racer and provides a lot of support for different racers and regions in CENDIV. He is also at www.holidaycanopies.com (http://www.holidaycanopies.com). I always try to support those that support SCCA and he is a nice guy to deal with.

Bill Miller
02-03-2003, 06:47 PM
Chris,

That looks like the one I got from CostCo for $150 USD.

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MARRS #25 ITB Rabbit GTI
SCCA 279608

Fleetcare
02-03-2003, 11:12 PM
I want the costco one but its seasonal http://Forums.ImprovedTouring.com/it/frown.gif

RacerBill
02-21-2003, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by RACER10:
Before you spend money with anyone, check with Wes at Hollidy Canopies 800/788-3969. He is a racer and provides a lot of support for different racers and regions in CENDIV. He is also at www.holidaycanopies.com (http://www.holidaycanopies.com). I always try to support those that support SCCA and he is a nice guy to deal with.

Wes does have canopies that have flaps that come down over the edges and have side curtains that set up inside so the rain runs down the outside.

Dave Burchfield
02-21-2003, 10:20 PM
I too have bought canopies from Holliday. Bought 2 of the garden variety silver tarp with spiders over the years. Had him make a custon number for the 44'trailer that I hauled band equipment in that was fabulous. He is a great guy as is his wife.

Other than that, I just bought a really great 10X20 in white that is heavier than the normal grey, with detachable sides, a zippered door and 2 inch powder coated frame that is white as well. This thing is just really nice! I think the intended use was as a garage, but it will work great at the track. It was at Sam's Club for $195.

If you get a chance, take a look.

.....where's the warm weather.....?

db

lateapex911
02-21-2003, 11:16 PM
Dave-

I went to the Sams club site, and they have a billion models! It was unclear which ones came WITH the sides.

Do you have a link or model name/number?

Also, how does yours assemble/transport?

Thanks!

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Jake Gulick
CarriageHouse Motorsports
ITA 57 RX-7
New England Region
[email protected]

Dave Burchfield
02-22-2003, 10:35 AM
Jake,

The number on the receit is 790005. If you don't find this one to be correct, let me know. I will go out to the van and get the numbers off the box. I saw this one set up in the store and decided I had to have it.

It came in a box that is about 12inX24in7ft. It weighs about 75 pounds or so. I plan to transport it in the trailer along the side of the car with the vinyl in a cabinet. It appears that the framework will fit in an area somewhat shorter than the typical conduit of the other ones.

Let me know if you need anything more on this.

db

lateapex911
02-22-2003, 07:21 PM
WEll, I couldn't find that number associated with any of the canopies I looked at.

Does it look like this?:
<img src=http://members.aol.com/lateapex911/images/canopy.jpg>

Well, that worked well! Not! Anyway, it's 10'8" x 20' and 6'8" at the sides and 9' in the center, with 3 sides (with little windows) and a roll up door on the 4th side.
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Jake Gulick
CarriageHouse Motorsports
ITA 57 RX-7
New England Region
[email protected]

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Steve Ostrovitz
02-23-2003, 02:01 PM
Let me toss in one more vote for Holliday Canopies. Much higher quality than the shoppers club type, and great customer service. My first one got mangled in a Kansas windstorm and he took goo dcare of me on replacement stuff.

Steve O.
#07 ITS RX-7

planet6racing
02-24-2003, 10:44 AM
Jake:

Delete the colon (:) and the e in jpeg and it will work just fine.

All:

How long do you spend setting up your canopies? Some of these look as though they would take the better part of an hour with several people helping.


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Bill
92 Saturn SL2 (SCCA ITA)
93 Saturn SL2 (Daily driver/backup car)
Planet 6 Racing
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Dave Burchfield
02-24-2003, 12:27 PM
Bill,

It takes about 15 minutes for me and 1 other person to put up the Holliday 10X20. I anticipate the one with sides and all to take as much as 30 minutes. To me, it is time well spent considering the swirling vortex of wacky weather that comes at Mid-Ohio. The sides are invaluable in those sideways cloudbursts.

Where did this snow come from?

db

sgallimo
02-25-2003, 03:40 PM
I have the one from Northern. The only problem is the height on the sides is just under 6' - I must have wacked my head on the darn things a hundred times last race. I have to either replace the uprights or come up with something for the six poles to sit on/in that will pump up the height by a couple of inches - could incorporate weighted buckets or something.... I did not go with the Costco/Sam's white canopy because they don't block UV. Also the canopies with curved poles are going to be more difficult to repair than those with straight pipes.

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-Scott Gallimore
-ITC #88 Pulsar

baileydl
03-13-2003, 11:11 PM
Just picked up an EZ-UP 10x10 w/ 3 walls and a carrying bag for $170 at Sam's. Hope this handles keeping the crew in the shade for this season.

I wanted a Ford Racing canopy, but couldn't justify paying an extra $200 for a logo.

Sincerely,

Don

lateapex911
03-14-2003, 02:29 AM
Thanks Bill!

I gave up figuring I had the basic adress wrong!

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Jake Gulick
CarriageHouse Motorsports
ITA 57 RX-7
New England Region
[email protected]