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  1. timcantwell

    For Some Rally V Never Ends!

    For some of you who are my age you probably are well aware of the iconic surfing film, "Endless Summer", where surfers travelled the globe throughout the year seeking the best waves. For Jeff L. aka: PL510*Jeff, the fun started three weeks ago, and keeps going on, and on, and on. After the rally...
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    Wierd Dust Queston

    Since it was so rainy at VIR last week, I needed an FGT track fix and drove about 125 miles on my home track - Nelson Ledges today. The FGT ran great!!! I gave rides to corner workers who have worked tirelessly all season and had fun. However, I noticed a black dust on my rear bumper and facia...
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    Still high from Rally V? Do it again.

    I just wanted to put it out there to the Forum that I am planning on hosting another mid-winter track outing in Vegas planned for late February 2011. I received many inquiries during the rally about my up-coming plans. Now that Rally V is history, I will start to focus on giving the Forum...
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    Rally V Test Day Prep

    In light of all the changes I have made to the FGT (new Penske shocks, Hoosiers, Pulley and Tune) and a new car (2010 Lotus Exige S 240) we decided to test out the cars so we could better dial them in before the rally. We had the good fortune of having two test days at Nelson Ledges Road Course...
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    Just got my new 6.2L Raptor!

    I have been waiting what seems like forever for the new motor, and just got mine this week. It's a Molten Orange, two-tone interior, few options. I love the truck! It is very comfortable and plush inside. It's great to live in the Sonoran desert and have something designed specifically to drive...
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    Impact Racing De-Certification

    For any of you who own or have purchased safety gear from Bill Simpson's newest venture - Impact Racing, your gear is now worthless in the eyes of the SFI. SFI who certifies racing equipment issued a cease and desist notification to Impact for labeling their products with counterfeit SFI...
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    Tim Cantwell - Feb 12 Track Day is Officially Launched

    Everything is set, registration forms went out, there's time to still get in on the fun. And the event has a name now, "Stig's Day Out". I know some of you missed the original post somehow. I was with Les Davidson (Of Just Cruizin' Productions) at Barrett-Jackson last night. He did not know...
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    First Annual Tim Cantwell Mid-Winter Track Day 2/12/10

    I told many of you during the Rally IV that I was trying to set-up a track day during the mid-winter for our group. After several meetings and a couple days in Vegas, my good friend Doug Tabbut at Switchcars.com at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch has helped me to put together a great event for...
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    2008 or 2009 GT500 KR?

    I'm looking at two identical KR's both are brand new, black/black, fully optioned. One is a 2008 (40th Anniversary Badging), the other a 2009. Prices are the same at $64,500. With the prices falling on these, now may be the time to pull the trigger. The question is, "Which one would be better in...
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    Rally V-Counterpoint

    I like Stormcat's idea for Florida. Another location that is more accessible from most of the U.S. for everyone is Birmingham, AL. Barber Motorsports Park is just a few miles east of Downtown and is probably the most spectacular track to visit in the U.S. It houses a museum, artwork and has a...
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    To Raptor or not to Raptor

    I've decided that I definitely want to buy a Raptor, but I am not sure if I should buy one now, or wait for the new bigger motor next year. On the plus side is the fact that the 5.4 motor is tried-and-true, and there are many aftermarket upgrades. There is a used (1300 mile) Raptor in...
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    Awesome Pics of Submarine Races!

    Well, what the hell did you expect? I needed a laugh today. I had to rush my dad via ambulance to the hospital this morning and spent the whole day staring at a hospital wall by his side. He's now resting well, and I'm back home. Sorry if I inconvenienced anyone wasting their time viewing the...
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    2009 Glenmoor Gathering of Fine Automobiles

    More than 4,500 people attended the 2009 Glenmoor Gathering today in Canton, Ohio. This event is fast becoming the Midwest’s answer to Amilia Island and Pebble Beach. All vehicles on display were invitation-only vehicles from throughout the United States. I had four cars on display together...
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    Homemade 2006 Coupe Exhaust Mod

    My genius son Garrett fabricated a really trick and inexpensive exhaust modification for my 2006 FE Coupe. He was able to remove about 24 pounds of weight by eliminating the cross-over pipes that run below and behind the cock-pit. The mod has dropped weight, drastically reduced the cockpit...
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    I've redeemed myself.

    Well, finally some of the forum members got curious after seeing my new edit to my signature line. After lots of "nashing of teeth", almost of Biblical proportions and many chides, criticisms, etc. from family and friends, I finally restored the "circle of GT's" and replaced my Midnight Blue, no...
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    Dodge To Continue Viper Brand!

    Dodge made the formal announcement yesterday that they will continue to build Vipers. See the Youtube press announcement dated Friday, July 10: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTbQ2EAR9nA I guess the Fiat money is helping them in more ways than one.
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    Cleveland Cars & Coffee

    I've been looking for a summer-time venue to show off some of the cars. Most of the cruise-in scene around Northern Ohio are all the same old guys showing the same OLD cars that they have owned for millions of years. Very few exotics. A guy on Ferrari Chat started a Cars and Coffee in May this...
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    New mods on 2008 Roadster

    Last week I lowered my Orange '08 roadster and installed newly built wheels from CCW. The plus one sizes and black centers work great with the orange paint and black top. The ride quality improved, and I added hockey pucks at strategic rub-points in case the bumper cannot clear a curb. They are...
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    Need advise and some So. Cal. Help (Maybe)

    I am talking with the Mercedes Benz dealer in Valencia, CA about a 2005 Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren they are selling. The price is outrageously good, due to the fact that the car was bought back by M-B on the lemon law. I have all service records and remedies documented, and the "lemon"...
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    Rockman's Revenge

    I couldn't resist. Found this car at a local shop near my Ohio home and immediately thought of Rockman. Enjoy...