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post #16 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-29-2008, 09:21 PM
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Bruce, in the apopriate place on the forum could you tell me where the plug is for the rear deck third light? or how to remove the lense to get at that area?
THe Windrestrictor doesn't show so good when that light goes on so I want to disconnect it and use my WR for my third light.
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The SPEED World Challenge GT Race will be on Friday Oct. 3rd @ 12:20-1:20 pm. This is the race that the Cadillac CTS-Vs will be in.

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post #17 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-30-2008, 08:43 AM
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Weather Forecast

Here is the weather forecast for Braselton, GA.

Wednesday: Windy, partly sunny, high 77, low 49, clear
Thursday: Sunny, high 75, low 45, clear
Friday: Sunny, high 77, low 49, clear
Saturday: Sunny, high 77, low 55, partly cloudy
Sunday: Mostly sunny, high 82, low 60

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The weather looks great! We'll see everyone tomorrow. Drive carefully.

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post #19 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-01-2008, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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You were right about gas, Bruce- it was $3.50 and plentiful in Ohio; most of the stations here in SC are OUT of mid grade or 93 octane, and only a few have regular unleaded... and that's at $4.00 a gallon!

Drive safely! I'll see y'all on Friday!
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post #20 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-04-2008, 07:56 PM
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Hi Guys - just wanted to let you know we miss ya - we watched the race looking for your smiling faces in the crowd

OK, so... Road America: August 16, 2009 - shall I make some reservations for you? Will Corvette be in GT2 by then? Some competition will be fun!

Looks like the Cadillacs kicked butt in their race

Can't wait to see some pictures, Kathy!

P.S. Ruth Ann has the perfect name for you guys "Midwest Marauders." I hope David and I can qualify for membership.
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Really - only one small glass of wine... but I was looking at LAST years SPEED race for the Cadillac finish. See - I can't be left alone.
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post #22 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-05-2008, 03:39 PM
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Hi everyone,

We just got home about an hour or so ago. Man are we tired. We were on our feet, (me on one foot) the whole time. This was by far the BEST race we have ever been to. The excitement, the roar of the great looking fast cars was awesome! Bruce and Kathy, were as always, super hosts and they sure know how to have a great time!!! We did see 2 X's on our way up on Wednesday to Atlanta. Our XLR's did get plenty of attention, especially parked at the Cadillac Racing team's tent.
We have to sort through close to a thousand photos, but will post by tomorrow. Kathy has a few thousand photos, can't wait to see those!!!
We had an absolute blast, and we will definitely be there to support our Cadillac team next year!!!! Andy Pilgrim and the entire race team was terrific and very hospitable! We even stayed at the same hotel as they did.
The Corvette racing team was awesome too. I don't think I have the space to write everything we did and saw, but hopefully the pictures will tell you that a whole lot of fun went on.
It was incredible to come face to face with some world class drivers, their crew and of course their incredible cars! One thing I have to say is that the CTS V was the loudest out there on the track! WOW. Congratulation to Andy for coming in 3rd place and he did an incredible job holding off that vette on his tail!
Rich came to join the fun Friday and Saturday. There were some great looking Vettes in the Corvette Corral! Paul got to ride with Tom in his 07 Z06 in the parade laps and I got to ride in Kathy's baby with Bruce. Waaaay COOOL!!
I think we will need 20 hours straigh sleep to recoup from all the excitement!
B & K: Thank you guys a soooo much for the best time ever at the races!!!

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post #23 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-05-2008, 08:53 PM
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Welcome home everyone!

'Really glad to read that you guys had such a wonderful trip .... and sounds like you all had a birds eye view .... !!

I know how hard it is to put into words everything that made a trip so great .... there's hardly any way to describe the great camaraderie that we all have when we get together and combining that with terrific events makes it even harder ...

'Glad you're back ... we missed you.

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I'm finally home and ready for bed (note the time of the posting!!)! THANKS AGAIN B&K for a great time, and to Mea & Paul for sneaking us in! You know what I mean!!!

I'll post pics later- MUCH later- today!
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Welcome home guys
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post #26 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 08:42 AM
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Road Atlanta Photos

View some great photos at :

Here are some of my favorites:

Paul with Andy's CTS V.

Paul with the Ford GT that Andry drove for PLM.

Paul in heaven! Ron Fellows's Vette.

Aston Martin & XLR Sandwich They actually pulled up next to us.

Viper lined up for Tech checks.

Jim, Sue & Andy

Paul rode with Tom in his Z06 for the parade laps.

The X was a camera hog! He was playin with the big boys

Dinner with B & K and Tom and Stevie.

Andy and Rich

Andy's ride

Andy with the Ford GT for PLM

Ahhh, Drayson's Aston Martin team.

Again, X trying to steal the attention with Andy's car for PLM.

Aston and Viper lined up for tech checks. X is trying to keep them company

Nice rear end!

Cadillac's hot pits

Andy & Mike heading out for the line up.

Ahh, Tom's cool ride Binksy.

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post #27 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 09:35 AM
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Kris & Marc, we missed you guys!! Hopefully next year's PLM or possibly Sebring, we can all go.
I am still High from the incredible experience. Cool to see Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Helio Castroneves few feet from us. Met the Corvette racing team, the drivers (Ron Fellows, Johnny O'Connel, Max Papis, Oliver Gavin & Olivier Beretta) and crew were a real class act! The Cadillac team was superb. Great group of professionals and looking forward to seeing them again. Jim Taylor & Sue (his wife) came to support the team. It was so much fun, we even have all the autographs from the entire Cadillac Racing team and Jim on our engine cover. Our X was rubbing noses with Andy's CTS V . Andy was very friendly, such a sweetie. Johnny O was a riot in his auction. B & K are the cool cats with cool friends! The Corvette parade laps were sooo cool! Thanks again B & K for such an awesome, unforgettable experience being on the track!
I can't wait to hear the rumbling of all these great cars again! P & M
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What an Awesome time @ Road Atlanta!!! It was so nice spending time with our friends @ a place we love. We are very lucky to have such great friends. Here are some of Kathy's 2,400 pictures;

our group: Tom and Stephanie Vickers,Rich, Me, Mea,Kathy and Paul.

Paul and Mea's baby @ the Cadillac hauler.

Mea and Andy Pilgrim.

Andy signing the engine cover.

Cadillac crew with Georgia National Guard troops.

Paul and Mea with C6-R.

Mea and I heading out for Corvette parade laps.

Rich and I watching the Speed World GT race.

Andy's car after the race.

Tim Pappas,Mea and Andy on Saturday morning before the race.

Kathy and Andy.

Paul and Kathy.

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post #29 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 10:09 AM
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Great Photos!!!


Thanks for posting some awesome pictures, I am sooo looking forward to the CD!!! Kathy and her camera's are the Bomb and you the man for the finished product! We miss you guys already! M
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post #30 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 10:29 AM
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You are very welcome. I'm glad that everyone got home safely. We miss you guys and Rich as well. It sure was fun.
Here are a few more;


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