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Thread: 2011 SC Shootout Success - Thanks to all!

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    2011 SC Shootout Success - Thanks to all!

    I'm putting this in the non-tech forum rather than the Shootout forum because this is really for ALL SC enthusiasts, whether you attended the event or not.

    First and foremost, this event is the premier SCCOA event which the SCCOA sponsors and supports each and every year. Without the contributions of SCCOA which indirectly is the support of each and every paying member of this club, the SC Shootout would not exist. I can't say a large enough thank you to all the club members and the SCCOA administration for your support for this important event. Having said that, anyone who attends, participates, or benefits in any way from what happens at, or because of the Shootout, should check their membership status today. If you aren't current, please make the nominal contribution to the club and update your status as a way of saying "thank you" and providing validation to this vital aspect of the club.

    Thank you, SCCOA.

    Next I want to extend the invitation to any and all who have not yet made it a priority to attend at least one Shootout. I assure you that if you ever feel discouraged or somewhat down on your SC, if you feel maybe the time has come to move on or your enthusiasm for the car is starting to fade, then a weekend trip to the SC Shootout might be just the thing you need to re-align your priorities and re-light the flame for the 'Ol SC, even if it means flying out and just watching. The cars are cool, but the people who own them are much cooler and being able to call yourself a part of the SC family is much better than anything the car itself can do. That's a promise you can take to the bank.

    That being said, I want to give a huge shout-out to those who worked directly to make things go smoothly and ensure that everyone had a great time.

    • Fraser Turner for getting our registration pages functional and easy to navigate. This year's registration went super smooth!
    • David Neibert for arranging sponsors for the event. David invested a lot of time contacting vendors and made sure items were on hand for our participant raffle which is a big part of the financial success of the event.
    • Brian and Jennifer Oatway went way above and beyond in securing and providing our outdoor accommodations and food all day Saturday. The pig roast was a great idea and takes a lot of confidence and knowledge to pull off. Thanks also to Chris, Anthony, Ira, Smitty, and others who helped out with the roast.
    • Without the assistance of willing and capable hands to prepare, serve, and clean up the food, it wouldn't be much use. Thanks go out to Kathy, Dawn, both Jenn's, Sidney, Sally, and everyone else who picked things up, put things out, and put things away. The girls did the grilling, made all the salads on site and ensured everyone got enough hot dogs and snacks all day long. I got there a little late for breakfast but they even saved a couple slices of bacon for me!
    • Thanks to Connie and Rachel for getting our shirts, printing tickets/info for everyone, handling registrations, arranging the raffle, and tallying results for us.
    • Thanks to Phillip and Jeff at Precision for getting us all on (and off) the dyno all day long. It was nice for everyone to meet their commitments for once (!) and not run on late into the night trying to get the dyno sessions complete.
    • And the weekend wouldn't be complete without someone to run sheets from the tower all day long and pair up competitors for eliminations so that I was actually able to race this year. Thank you Andrew and Ed.


    Once again, thank you all so much, whether you help organize, lend a helping hand, participate, spectate, or contribute by being a member of SCCOA. You make it happen and you deserve all the credit.

    It really is a group effort and exemplifies what is great about the SC community. If you haven't been to one, by all means make plans now. You won't regret one minute of it.
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    Let me be the first to say, the preceding statement is an understatement...If you even come to one you will understand and if you never do we cannot convey , in words, what it is all about....The cars are some kind of special but the people are several notches above that..........Dan
    I don't think I have ever owned a car that was finished---unless it was totaled.

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    If you're only loosely hooked on SC's, or maybe not hooked yet - just attend an SC shootout like Dave suggests - you can't help it after that! Even my dad was getting very interested in our cars!

    AND...Thanks to you and your family Dave!! Great work everyone!!
    Matt Haub
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    Black '89 5spd - 275K miles (OLD) RWHP: 301 RWTQ: 375 Best 1/4mi:12.680, MPH:107.62mph
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    I was asking Damon the whole weekend what he though of the shootout. I was unsure what his thoughts were. I do find it different from your conventional multi car car event. But his is the place where all of your SC dreams come true, but the best part is reuniting the same people we talk to on a daily basis, And meeting with new faces that are eager to get back and do work on thir cars after witnessing SC mania. Even when problems plegue a collegue, and seeing them work through it, similarities come to mind when things dont go well with your own car.

    Its expensive for me to make the trip but I enjoyed it very much. Being helped and returning the favor is a great set up for for great friendships that will last a long time.
    1994 Supercoupe 5spd Custom Modded. 2010 Shootout-Best Custom Award-415WHP off the bottle-12.2535 @112.18 off the bottle. Best HP to date 445whp Best TQ to date 516ft/lbs Modified with the 1% $$
    1990 35th 5spd 2011 Carlisle 1st place class winner. 12.9@108MPH 1.9/60fts Modified with the 99% $$
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    I think Damon was a happy camper. Especially after the tune, he was cooking the tires off the whole way back to the hotel.
    Makin some power!

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    You know I wouldnt miss it for the world. Just too many cool people to talk to and hang out with. I didnt have a car to bring nor did Sally but we didnt really care about that part. We just wanted to be around people that we consider friends and have a weekend of fun. Sometimes it can be an even better time without the worries of racing, car show, and working on the car. Just makes everything a bit more laid back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrFishbone View Post
    +2

    If you're only loosely hooked on SC's, or maybe not hooked yet - just attend an SC shootout like Dave suggests - you can't help it after that! Even my dad was getting very interested in our cars!
    That how I drug the hubby in...he was on the fence then we went to last year's shootout Now he has his own and will be starting on his very soon.

    And this year's shootout has lite a fire under my butt to get my blue bird (LX) running again.

    It's nice just being around people who appreciate the same things...SC's. SOme many people say id u wanna go fast just get a mustang or blah blah blah. Non SC people just don't understand. We are the odd balls in the car world, don't fit in with the traditional track guys. I am so sick of having to explain why I love my birds...you guys just get it Maybe we are just a bunch of odd balls...but I wouldn't have in any other way.

    The shootout is SO important for keeping us going...deadlines for projects, otherwise would we make much progress? I know I wouldn't have a painted and mounted hood if it wasn't for the shootout this year.

    Mel

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScrapSC View Post
    You know I wouldnt miss it for the world. Just too many cool people to talk to and hang out with. I didnt have a car to bring nor did Sally but we didnt really care about that part. We just wanted to be around people that we consider friends and have a weekend of fun. Sometimes it can be an even better time without the worries of racing, car show, and working on the car. Just makes everything a bit more laid back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller View Post
    Ya thats why i tape mine down. People think its bc i dont have a moonroof seal (which is true) but its really to keep my roof from ripping off .
    Email me here.

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    This was my first shoot out and I have been wanting to go since they started. I finally had the oppertunity to go and meet a lot of awesome people who have the passion for these cars as I do. Everybody really gets along with each other and even when you own an SC, seeing someone else's makes you "geek". I will defenitly be going again next year. Thanks everyone for making it that way!!!
    Joe

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    Anthony is right, the first few shootouts I brought my SC and I never got to see the big picture since I was always concerned with my car. The last 4 shootouts I've been without a car, and I can then watch the racing, talk to my friends, help out turning wrenches or mounting wheels, etc... It's still fun and even though I only dropped by for a short time at the end of Sunday (and a little bit friday at the dyno during the afternoon) I still enjoyed seeing old friends.

    I am going through a rough time right now but once its all said and done I should end up with the title to my 92 SC again. I signed it over about 6 years ago to someone I trusted, and soon they'll be court ordered to sign it back to me. I still have the car in my garage but I'm not sinking a penny into it until I legally own it again. Then hopefully it'll be at next years shootout.

    I guess I should renew my SCCoA membership even though I only come on these forums maybe 2x a year anymore.
    Scott Long
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    Quote Originally Posted by XR7 Dave View Post
    ^
    Did you update your membership?
    As soon as I got home I did

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    I did mine, Last time I did it it never showed up but from what I am reading that is fixed now. Not that it ever really mattered.
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    we've got that loving feeling....funny considering a week ago everyone was rippin on each other. But that's part of the fun too.


    now everyone gather in a cirlce and hold hands....


    jk, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XR7 Dave View Post
    ^
    Did you update your membership?
    How do you do this?

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    go to user cp, in the blue bar and then on the left go to paid subscriptions

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