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Fiero 30th

Postby spirit » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:20 pm

Just got back from Indy last night. Attended the 30th. It was great but I didn't win anything bet a couple door prizes. Go to Pennocks for pix. Look under the events section.
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Re: Fiero 30th

Postby Trinten » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:37 pm

Hey Spirit!

Glad you were able to go and had a good time! You must have either made insane travel time, or didn't stay very long?
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Re: Fiero 30th

Postby spirit » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:27 am

Trinten, It is only a little over 600 mi. and I am used to doing about 1000 a day. After we got through Knoxville the traffic was running 80-85 and sometimes 90 all the way to and from Indy. Weather was great going up but ran into heavy rain about 10 mi. from the hotel and terrible traffic. About 1 mi from the hotel it quit raining and the sun came out. You could hardly tell what color the car was for the road grime. Ellen and I washed the car and died it down and then it rained again. This was what happened all weekend. The trip back we ran into about 4 or 5 bad storms and had to slow down to about 30 to 40 mph. We got to Marion,NC and a SHP started trying to play with me trying to get me to speed BUT I didn't play his game. We left Indy about 10:30 and got home at 8 pm. Had a great time but was really tired tired from fighting traffic.
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Re: Fiero 30th

Postby Drew-py » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:38 pm

spirit-- some how we managed not to link up for that I am very sorry. I saw another NC plated car but never caught up to find out if it was you or an additional unknown.
It was a great time and outside of an occasional rain storm everyday was absolutely perfect, and the experience is unforgettable and only makes me want to attend the next one no matter what.
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Re: Fiero 30th

Postby JediPerk » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:46 pm

I wonder if I was the other NC plated car... Anyways, I had a very similar experience making great time until I ran into the rain. I don't know about everyone else, but I'm growing tired of the "liquid sunshine" :(
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Re: Fiero 30th

Postby spirit » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:34 am

Hey Guys, my car is gold with a set-back wing and a kooky front end treatment. If this is what you saw it was me. Not to complain but I saw judges inspecting cars around me BUT my car was never judged. I was with the car all day and no judge ever came and looked at it. Maybe it was just too ugly. Makes me wonder that you had to be one of the "good-old boys" to win anything. I was kind of disappointed in that regard BUT all else was just great.
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Re: Fiero 30th

Postby Trinten » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:50 am

spirit wrote:Hey Guys, my car is gold with a set-back wing and a kooky front end treatment. If this is what you saw it was me. Not to complain but I saw judges inspecting cars around me BUT my car was never judged. I was with the car all day and no judge ever came and looked at it. Maybe it was just too ugly. Makes me wonder that you had to be one of the "good-old boys" to win anything. I was kind of disappointed in that regard BUT all else was just great.


That's really disappointing to hear! I hope it was some sort of oversight. Did people have to sign up under the different categories to be judged?
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Re: Fiero 30th

Postby spirit » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:13 pm

Yes, ALL cars in the show had to go through "clasifacation" in order to fin what class they were in. I was placed in"R". That was Modified level 4. Don,t know wht that ment or how they arrived at that.
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Re: Fiero 30th

Postby Drew-py » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:13 pm

spirit wrote:Yes, ALL cars in the show had to go through "clasifacation" in order to fin what class they were in. I was placed in"R". That was Modified level 4. Don,t know wht that ment or how they arrived at that.

I was partying with some of the good ole boys and here is the break down
"custom" stock drive train, and then numeric blocks of upgrades 1-3, 4-7, 8-11, 12-up determine the level class
"modified" transplanted drive train of any sort, and then numeric blocks of upgrades 1-3, 4-7, 8-11, 12-up determine the level class
As for the rest I have now idea because those that were feeding me beer were in both of these 2 classes and did take home some prizes, but not me either. I came for the fun and had plenty of it. The 35th I will come better prepared to compete.
I was in "Q" class level 3, parked at the end by the big orange Jersey Barriers in between the handicapped spots with the Black and Blue trailer behind it.
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