WSIR is VERY fast. 9 is a very high speed sweeper which is probably scariest for those more comfortable with the track and therefore take that turn very quickly. Personally, I've almost lost it at 3 and 4, probably the slowest parts of the track but very unforgiving if throttle and steering inputs aren't spot on.Willow Springs (Big Track) will really test your skills because a mistake in 8 or 9 could have major consequences, it is also a very fun track to drive and has no noise restrictions that both Laguna Seca and Sears Point have.
Don't know if it makes a difference, but previous rallies have been at Miller and Spring Mountain. Think Colorado would be a great location. Only potential issue is weather. Doesn't it get pretty darn cold there by October?I'd definitely go to Miller Motor Sports if it were there.
Shelby American is using the Spring Mountain facility in Pahrump, NV. They had their event there this year, and except for the driving distance from hotel (South Point handles trailers and protected parking very well) to the track, people liked the track.
Colorado has some tracks but I've never been to them, maybe Mike or Jim have. There is one in Byers, and the old Pueblo track is no back on the air. The thing is for Byers, it's a 45 minute drive to the facility (assuming people would want to stay where there is something happening which means downtown Denver - a great place with lots of places to stay and eat and party).
Pueblo has no socially redeeming value (Sorry if anyone lives there is offended, but hosting an event like this there would be a stretch.)
Is it really necessary to tie it to a track? How about a couple of days of "road trips" and drives in the mountains? Steamboat Springs hosts one of the largest Mustang gatherings in the country with only a auto-cross track but do day drives. They used to do vintage racing but stopped that a number of years ago.
Like I said, Colorado does have limited track. But I would also say that the weather in October is a crap shoot. It can rain or snow, but it won't be major accumulations, but they will potentially sand/mag chloride the roads if it does snow. Make it a few weeks earlier and you should be OK. But that's the mountains proper. (See the pics from what we did yesterday.) We didn't have any trouble with cold tires yesterday.Don't know if it makes a difference, but previous rallies have been at Miller and Spring Mountain. Think Colorado would be a great location. Only potential issue is weather. Doesn't it get pretty darn cold there by October?
What's the farthest you guys would be willing to drive in one day on a really scenic road rally? 200 miles? 250 miles? More?
Somewhat at a standstill. Still waiting for my Porsche to sell before I can move on anything else. Went to visit Marv Rose about a week ago. Very gratious, we chatted about GT's for a bit. He's keeping his eyes/feelers out for what I'm looking for. Hopefully, by the time I'm ready to pull the trigger, he'll have something lined up for me.The annual thread where people pitch the location closest to their house. :lol
Sorry guys, R8 is very close to set in stone. Prior year attendees input is given priority. Bonehead-how is the car search coming?
I never said it was a good example of driving skill Just a fun vid of a GT at Big WillowThis guy certainly doesn't know how to drive Willow, and his lap time was comparable to some SCCA classes with well less than 100 HP.....lol.....