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Really good driving... you were really smooth out there... we had a fun little 3 way battle going on there between you, me(white dodge stratus), and John. It was a very fair course, took a some of the car out of it and more of the driver.

Luckily I was helping setup the Autox or none of the 850/70 cars would have had a chance. They had the corners way too tight for their turning radius.

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I was really surprised I placed at all, let alone first. And Doug had a mod list!

The autocross was fun. I would have liked a longer course, but they did well for the space had. Hell, I won it, so I can't really complain at all, can I? :D

Congrats George, your car is cool and winning against Doug is no easy task. And about the autox, I guess we know who is the best driver amongst us. Bragging rights? I should say so.

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lol @ that scarf.. Pras you make it too easy bro. :P

Ben, as for my car.. I'll never be "done"... what I don't want to have happen is have this turn into a pissing match of who can one up who at car shows.... I still view this as my fun hobby, and want it to stay that way :P We've all put countless dollars and time into them, to get them the way that we want 'em... I'm not going to let some dumb judge tell me who's cars better than someone elses.. I think all our cars are pretty fucking great, we've turned them into exactly what we want them to be; extensions of ourselves. :tup:

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lol @ that scarf.. Pras you make it too easy bro. :P

Ben, as for my car.. I'll never be "done"... what I don't want to have happen is have this turn into a pissing match of who can one up who at car shows.... I still view this as my fun hobby, and want it to stay that way :P We've all put countless dollars and time into them, to get them the way that we want 'em... I'm not going to let some dumb judge tell me who's cars better than someone elses.. I think all our cars are pretty fucking great, we've turned them into exactly what we want them to be; extensions of ourselves. :tup:

Whoa, that was deep... Is that the speech you will give at the next VCOA meet whether you win/lose? :lol:

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I was really surprised I placed at all, let alone first. And Doug had a mod list!

The autocross was fun. I would have liked a longer course, but they did well for the space had. Hell, I won it, so I can't really complain at all, can I? :D

I will post up my pictures tomorrow. I don't have a whole lot though. I do have pictures of the supercharged 544. :)

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Really good driving... you were really smooth out there... we had a fun little 3 way battle going on there between you, me(white dodge stratus), and John. It was a very fair course, took a some of the car out of it and more of the driver.

Yeah, but it was my first autocross. The guy in the Dodge had experience in autocrosses before, although probably not in that car.

When you said you were going to do a 27, halfway through the course I thought you had it. I had my target time to beat then. :) It was interesting that the 3 of us were all lined up together on our runs.

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lol @ that scarf.. Pras you make it too easy bro. :P

Ben, as for my car.. I'll never be "done"... what I don't want to have happen is have this turn into a pissing match of who can one up who at car shows.... I still view this as my fun hobby, and want it to stay that way :P We've all put countless dollars and time into them, to get them the way that we want 'em... I'm not going to let some dumb judge tell me who's cars better than someone elses.. I think all our cars are pretty fucking great, we've turned them into exactly what we want them to be; extensions of ourselves. :tup:

oh so sentimental. i like red, and I like scarfs.

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I'm not going to let some dumb judge tell me who's cars better than someone elses.. I think all our cars are pretty fucking great, we've turned them into exactly what we want them to be; extensions of ourselves. :tup:
The judging is subjective also; it isn't really formal, at least for the modified classes. I agree that Pras probably lost points simply because the judges didn't know the mods existed. Davis was a lot different because it was peoples choice, similar to the IPD show.

oh so sentimental. i like red, and I like scarfs.

Pras had a few scarfs there, not just the red one he wore on Sunday. I have scarfs also, but they are all soccer related. :)

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George, you kicked butt on your first auto x ?

You got skills! :)

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George, you kicked butt on your first auto x ?

You got skills! :)

To be fair, I was just up against other Volvos, and that one Dodge. I also had an advantage of the automatic. I ran the whole thing in 1st gear, and unlike the 70s and newer cars, I can keep in there without it shifting on me. We needed to keep the RPMs up because we are over 6000 ft and had almost no power down low.

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I think all our cars are pretty poking great, we've turned them into exactly what we want them to be; extensions of ourselves. :tup:

Amen to that dog!! Like I said already, I am proud to even have my car being compared to yours. I remember a little over a year ago when I first got my 850. I was looking to volvospeed and other places online to learn all the things I needed to build my car the way I wanted. And I remember seeing pictures of all the VS guys cars (especially kevins) and thinking to myself that someday I will have a car like that. I think there was competition at this show but we were all there for the same reason. We came together we partied together and we are glad to have been there regardless of who won the show. (obviously speaking for myself) We don't need to be in a competition since we are all in the minority for eurotuning anyway. Lets show those BMW/VW/Audi people who rules the euro tuner scene. Volvo for life baby!!!

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I was really surprised I placed at all, let alone first. And Doug had a mod list!

You shouldn't be George, you have a fantastic car. A win well deserved!

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Ben, thanks for buying me those shots. You're a mf'ing pimp.

hell yess!!!! I swear to god that was the BEST tequilla I ever had. thank you soooo much!!! Doug thanks you too, it finally hit him when we got back to the room. IPB Image

we owe you!

Theresa

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