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    Quote Originally Posted by neverfastenough View Post
    Tempted to do this on the Aprilia.

    On a side note, what if the shootout was promoted as heavily as this epic drive...
    Not promoted that much more than Shootout. I started this with word of mouth 2-3 years ago in discussions basically at the Shootout. I announced the event at the Shootout using the MC platform. The response was very good so I posted here, TBU, and TCCoA. Then spent the last couple of weeks building logo's and a website with help from others. About the only thing different is Twitter, FB, and Instagram accounts to facilitate reaching the masses, which I supposed would help the Shootout too. It would also help if everyone would attend, both events. This has originally been planned to only be a Spring Event. However, if the event has success I may include others. Mainly to reach other members that find it too far to attend.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wzenheimer View Post
    ..... This has originally been planned to only be a Spring Event. However, if the event has success I may include others. Mainly to reach other members that find it too far to attend.
    Sounds like an awesome idea.

    My car has been gravitating towards more of a street/strip car than I had originally intended - I blame my Shootout attendance and less general cruising. I have always semi-daily driven my car, but it's not the same...especially when all you're around is the typical group of daily-driver cars. I think this will help me personally reign it back in a little. I'll be running 93 pump gas for the cruise...that's for sure. That lets me put off the fuel system upgrades until next summer too.

    It's kind of ironic, but the winter preparation that we would usually planning (whether designing or actual wrenching) should be more heavily maintenance and drivability related...which honestly, some of us neglect when we're trying to round up more ponies.

    So....I guess I'm going to make a checklist of SC to-do's to prep for the Epic Drive now.

    Thanks again for heading this up, Chris!
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    What??? "I've been doing it wrong putting miles on a 1/4 at a time lol... Seriously I think this will be a blast. I enjoyed the 1.25days of power tour we did this year. Even though it was cut short by transmission failure. It gave me motivation to fix alot of little stuff. I will prepare for this trip by daily driving my crap for a couple weeks (700 miles a week commute) that will find its flaws





    Quote Originally Posted by DrFishbone View Post
    Sounds like an awesome idea.

    My car has been gravitating towards more of a street/strip car than I had originally intended - I blame my Shootout attendance and less general cruising. I have always semi-daily driven my car, but it's not the same...especially when all you're around is the typical group of daily-driver cars. I think this will help me personally reign it back in a little. I'll be running 93 pump gas for the cruise...that's for sure. That lets me put off the fuel system upgrades until next summer too.

    It's kind of ironic, but the winter preparation that we would usually planning (whether designing or actual wrenching) should be more heavily maintenance and drivability related...which honestly, some of us neglect when we're trying to round up more ponies.

    So....I guess I'm going to make a checklist of SC to-do's to prep for the Epic Drive now.

    Thanks again for heading this up, Chris!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob_Royer View Post
    What??? "I've been doing it wrong putting miles on a 1/4 at a time lol... Seriously I think this will be a blast. I enjoyed the 1.25days of power tour we did this year. Even though it was cut short by transmission failure. It gave me motivation to fix alot of little stuff. I will prepare for this trip by daily driving my crap for a couple weeks (700 miles a week commute) that will find its flaws
    And finding you will, they never let down in that dept.
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