Ford GTs at the 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona


Sinovac

GT Owner
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Jul 18, 2006
5,665
Largo, Florida
What's going on Thursday? We'll arrive around noon.

Make a lot of noise on the A1A?
I'll see you there Friday night.
 

cobrajeff

GT Owner
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Feb 5, 2006
686
Daytona Beach
The Gang's all here....

Sorry about the rain on Thursday, guys....the rest of the weekend should really look like Florida...lots of sun, mild temps, and wailing GTs!

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Jeff
 

fjpikul

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Jan 4, 2006
10,407
Belleville, IL
I told them I was offended by other GT owners since I am such a lovely man. I said I wanted to be on the new car list by myself.
 

Specracer

GT Owner
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Nov 28, 2005
6,489
MA
Great start to the weekend. Glad the Thursday rain is over.
 

BtwoG

GT Owner
Dec 8, 2013
908
Atlanta, GA
Anyone know anything about the black GT race car (2nd picture)? I see it has a wirewheel windshield decal. Wirewheel sells a bunch of race cars (lots of Panoz) but I dont see the GT on their web site. Wondering if they have it for sale or it's the owners personal car.
I also never knew Panoz won the 2002 Trans Am series. That would be a cool car to have (for sale on the wirewheel site)
 

Triheart7

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Apr 3, 2007
2,540
Northern California
I cannot find any television coverage, any suggestions?
 

RALPHIE

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Mar 1, 2007
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MNJason

GT Owner
May 14, 2010
2,033
Twin Cities
Wondering what most people are doing for the race? Going all day every day? What are the "not to be missed" parts of the weekend? First timer! Thanks.
 

Ed Sims

GT Owner
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Apr 7, 2006
7,536
NorCal
I told them I was offended by other GT owners since I am such a lovely man. I said I wanted to be on the new car list by myself.
That lovely moniker can quickly turn to ugly - LOL

Ed
 

DBK

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Jul 30, 2005
14,891
Metro Detroit
For during the 24: start, dusk, dawn, finish. Depending on how the race is going I usually stay until 12-1 am.

Friday I'd definitely watch the Continental Tire race at 1:45 PM and the rest of the time as much practice, paddock and loud noises as you can handle.
 

Kingman

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Aug 11, 2006
4,072
Surf City, USA
If you download the IMSA app, it has really cool cockpit feeds. The #66 FGT is real cool on an iPad
 
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Mike Mosing

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Aug 9, 2009
913
Florisiana
What's going on Thursday? We'll arrive around noon.

Make a lot of noise on the A1A?
Our group should be in around 03:00 local. A couple of us for sure will be at the Hilton Oceanside on A1A. Give us a wee bit of time to check in and noise it shall be.
 

Kingman

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Aug 11, 2006
4,072
Surf City, USA
Bummer......electrical gremlins for the #67 already:shrug
 

pe2unia

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Stopped by Clarksville to give Larry his books and posters, it was a beautiful day and he drove his new Shelby GT 350. What a great car and a grate end to our trip.

Renee an I made it home at 1:30 today after parking in Kentucky Walmart and watching super bowl last night.
I am glad you made it home safe and sound Blake. Not only is it a great car but Larry is a great guy in general we enjoyed spending time with your crew during DAYTONA 24 week
 

Kingman

GT Owner
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Aug 11, 2006
4,072
Surf City, USA
Bummer......electrical gremlins for the #67 already:shrug
Back into the battle!
 

pe2unia

GT
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I just received a survey of the event. I gave them all good marks (Acceptable for the food though). There was one mean young lady working there with Ford that I wasn't too happy with but everyone else was great. I didn't mention it on the survey but I can complain to all of you :)

Ed
Same with me Ed the food was marginal at best but with everything else being exceptional it was easy to overlook
 

DBK

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Jul 30, 2005
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Metro Detroit
Sounds like fluke trans issue. He came by us and shifted several times but it was stuck in 6th.
 

Specracer

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Nov 28, 2005
6,489
MA
A note to all, BRING HEARING PROTECTION, you will be glad you did, especially if you have anything custom. Of course for a few bucks you can buy plugs at the track also.
 

DBK

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Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Jul 30, 2005
14,891
Metro Detroit
Pretty sure they will give out ear plugs. They did at Petit Le Mans with the Ford Performance goodie bags.
 

SteveA

GT Owner/B.O.D
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Dec 13, 2005
3,686
Sandpoint Id
Stopped by Clarksville to give Larry his books and posters, it was a beautiful day and he drove his new Shelby GT 350. What a great car and a grate end to our trip.

Renee an I made it home at 1:30 today after parking in Kentucky Walmart and watching super bowl last night.
While at Dynamax having my XL serviced they were painting your coach. Someone said it was personally built for Warren Buffett (new owner of Dynamax) and a party he was throwing at the 500? They let me take a quick peek inside......what a sweet ride, congrats!