Jump to content

Thanks Everybody


blarson
 Share

Recommended Posts

Just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone I met this weekend at PIR. I never in my life imagined people to be so kind and supportive as what I experienced in our futile attempt to make a chevette go fast. All of the help getting that thing running on Sunday from drivers, pit crew, significant others, corner workers, chumpcar staff, and everyone who didn't fit in a category as well as the supply of food from generous pit neighbors really taught me the meaning of the word generosity. I have a lot of pride to have participated in chumpcar and look forward to coming back again. I have to say that was one of the best experiences of my life. With any luck I'll be seeing you in Spokane.

Does anyone have links to pictures they would be willing to share? =-)

  • Like 7
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Methius

Thanks for coming out and exemplifying what we are trying to do with this series!

For what it's worth, I might have a spare driving suit (or 2) and a couple helmets that you guys can use for October :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest kmohror

Your team is what I think the race organizer, John, had in mind as a true CHUMP Race car!

The purpose for this type of racing is to have the best time of your life racing and you guys nailed it.

Your team had more people cheering for your car every time you got it fixed and back on the track!

Welcome to our little corner of the racing world!

Hope to see you at the Spokane race!

KMOHROR

Formula Roadster

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest posnova

We were more than happy to have your team there! Your car is quite possibly the only negative-AIV proven vehicle ever entered. It is easier to find ads where people will pay you to take Chevettes away, than it is to find them for sale! Thanks so much for being there and putting so much effort into getting the car back out on Sunday with a different engine. How'd that no pilot bearing thing go? The coup-de-grace was watching it being driven home, with legal plates, under its own power. As I offered, in jest, at the track, both of your support vehicles, the '85 Pontaic Parisenne Woodgrain Wagon, and the '81 (i think) sky-blue Chevy Van had 305's I believe. With 2 of those on hand, the field would have loved to have seen a 305 powered chevette. The 305 as featured in either of those vehicles has no value, so the AIV with engine swap would still come in somewhere near -$25.

Please roll up to Spokane! The Chevette will make a fine addition to the field. Tow it with the van, a fine support vehicle. Ours was the faded-red '83 Chevy Van, featuring yet another abysmal 305.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest ChumpPhoto

blarson,

Good to see you out running this weekend. I agree with the reply earlier that this car IS what the organizers had in mind with the series. I dug through and found the pictures that I shot with your car in them. I'll post them to the gallery page in a couple of minutes.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Tracer-X

If you need someone or five to help you out with crew for the July race in Spokane I know that us in Team Pony Express would love to come and lend a hand. While we have no experience with Chevy's let alone Chevette's I know that we'd sill love lending a hand. Send me a PM if you want some help.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Methius

You should have seen the look on his face when we announced the "Knife to a Gun Fight award" and then handed the trophy to team VJ. Looked like he got kicked in the gut.

Little did he know, we were saving the best award for last ;) The staff argued about a lot of the awards, not the Chumps Chump

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You should have seen the look on his face when we announced the "Knife to a Gun Fight award" and then handed the trophy to team VJ. Looked like he got kicked in the gut.

Little did he know, we were saving the best award for last ;) The staff argued about a lot of the awards, not the Chumps Chump

Well played!

We were right next to #7 in the pits, so we had front row seats to that performance.

When VJJ got that award I was shocked. What? How could... No way?!??

Well played, indeed.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well done you guys! It was really great to see a lady with grease up to her elbows and deep in the engine compartment working! And you are right about the generosity of the Chumps. I have met some very generous racers, but Chumps go above and beyond! This is the best bunch of people I've ever raced with, can't wait for Spokane. :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It was great to have you guys out there and I was glad to help and would invite you to pit with our team in spokane. If you want them I have 4 used 615's in 195/60/14" that I will mount and balance for you in Spokane when you come for the race. Also if you come up to my shop in spokane for that I'll put a sweet race alignment on your car for free. Just please come race with us in spokane! Now that should help sweeten the pot I hope.

Hank

Squirrels of furry

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I agree with everything above! You guys did well on the track with what you had and did well with all the other cars passing around.

Here's the only shot that I found in my friend Nick Choy's photos, but you're closest to the camera!
/>http://www.flickr.com/photos/flynhwn7/5607818267/in/set-72157626470982508

See you in October!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest matteg

You guys were an absolute inspiration for us in team rusty igloo. We had issues Saturday with wheel studs shearing off and even lost a wheel but we put it all back together and kept pushing after we saw the monumental effort you folks put forth to try to get back out there. You exemplify the spirit of Chumpcar and deserved the chumps chump award more than any I've ever seen. I hope to see you out there again soon!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Man, I'm extra stoked for the race in Spokane now. :) I very much would like to take all of you up on your generous offers. Not to be a charity case but because we really could use any help we can get. Helen will be in Russia during that time but I'm doing everything I can to make it out in July. We'll be back in October for sure.

On Sunday I was only shifting twice per lap to try and keep it all together without that thrust bearing. For sure that means that the motor needs to come back out. Now I just need to decide which motor to put in it..... :D

I'm going to start a thread for that engine swap garnering suggestions in the proper forum. fun stuff!

Man am I stoked! Thanks again everybody!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Methius

Man, I'm extra stoked for the race in Spokane now. :) I very much would like to take all of you up on your generous offers. Not to be a charity case but because we really could use any help we can get. Helen will be in Russia during that time but I'm doing everything I can to make it out in July. We'll be back in October for sure.

On Sunday I was only shifting twice per lap to try and keep it all together without that thrust bearing. For sure that means that the motor needs to come back out. Now I just need to decide which motor to put in it..... :D

I'm going to start a thread for that engine swap garnering suggestions in the proper forum. fun stuff!

Man am I stoked! Thanks again everybody!

Need an arrive & drive driver? I hear Erik isn't busy that weekend :unsure:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...