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    Default Northeast Caravan to the 2014 ARRC at Road Atlanta

    There was a lot of alcohol-induced conversation at Thompson this past weekend regarding the 2014 ARRC, with more than enough bravado about "let's roll!" I'm unlikely to race at Laguna, so I may have some vacation time available...

    First weekend in November. Yes, that means Halloween night, but we can go buy some candy from a Walmart and celebrate the pagan holiday in the paddock (dunno if that's safer for the kids or not).

    So...who's in?
    Not my circus...not my monkeys...

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    I didn't look but if it is Halloween weekend then I am out. Have kids and can't miss that with them. :-) If it's nit in our Halloween weekend in our home town I am likely to go this year.

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    If you can tolerate the indignity of being seen in public with one of those damn Spec Miata guys, in. You bring the Vermont IPAs, and Jell-O production will commence appropriately. Which reminds me, I need to talk to the current owner of my old open trailer about borrowing it.
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    I brought up the topic last night with my little lady. She didn't say no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mossaidis View Post
    I brought up the topic last night with my little lady. She didn't say no.
    I think I made a lot of sense when we were hanging out drinking wine a few months ago. For a fee I can come back down and convince her this needs to happen.

    For us, this is probably a 50% event. It would be between the ARRC or the VIR13, we won't do both. It really was a great time last year, in spite of some reliability issues. I'd definitely consider doing it again sometime, kudos to you guys for considering it.

    Will

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    I have not ruled this out. Would need to figure out a way to reduce towing costs versus the $1,000 fuel bill. And see where the car / engine are at.
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    Oh no, the North invades again. LOL

    Come on down, I will try to provide a Pint or two of Unobtainium for the travelers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gran racing View Post
    I have not ruled this out. Would need to figure out a way to reduce towing costs versus the $1,000 fuel bill. And see where the car / engine are at.
    I get $600 for tow fuel, if you're not lodging along the way. It's an easy trip from Albany. We did stop once on the way back tho.

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    Oh, and you guys need to divide by two more often and split these bills by double dipping your car. It's awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossaidis View Post
    I brought up the topic last night with my little lady. She didn't say no.
    "Little Lady"?? Chauvinist!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gran racing View Post
    I have not ruled this out. Would need to figure out a way to reduce towing costs versus the $1,000 fuel bill. And see where the car / engine are at.
    Dave,
    I would like to go also
    Does anyone have a trailer that could carry 3-4 cars?
    We could use my hauler to pull it. We would get 10-12 mpg towing.
    (As long as someone else drives.... I suck at pulling a trailer)

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    Wait... what? Double dip your car??

    Tell me more :-)

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    Im currently attempting to work a deal to use a three car Fifth wheel. Say 2 RX7 and one extra. If it works Im gonna try and build a storage container tyupe section under the deck to store spares and such. If we can find another 2/3 car trailer and another duelie, fuel bills will drop quick as well as drive/sleep time.
    All posts are made by a fat old guy with a crappy old car that isnt supported by a factory anymore and therefore should not be taken seriously, EVER

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenB View Post
    Wait... what? Double dip your car??

    Tell me more :-)
    Well, last year at the ARRC we did the ARRC in ITA, ProIT, and ECR enduro. One driver, other driver, both drivers. We could have added a Prod or STL race as well.

    Even in my crapwagon we were running times for top 2 or 3 in FP, granted it was a thin field. Point is, if you and/or your buddy aren't tore up with competitiveness, you can divide by 2 pretty easy.

    We were both pretty busy the whole time, had fun and felt we got good bang for the buck.

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