January Photos & Video

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  • #5622
    Cliff Oates
    Participant

    Here are a few photos of run group 1 from yesterday: http://www.coates3.com/gallery2/v/cars/drives/bmwcca/autox/2014/01/

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    #5626
    Mark Mervich
    Participant

    And lots more photos. http://markm.zenfolio.com/p920609721
    Mark

    #5627
    Mark Mervich
    Participant

    Cliff, The shots look good. Did you have a lot of rejects?
    Mark

    #5628
    Barry Twycross
    Participant

    Thanks for the photos. I didn’t have any of me because we were in different run/work groups for once.

    I have video my 8th and best run (44.200) http://btwyx.com/Movies/AxBMWFunJan14Best.mov

    Cathy’s best run,also her 8th (45.221) http://btwyx.com/Movies/AxBMWFunJan14CBest.mov

    #5630
    John Kim
    Participant

    Mark, nice photos. I found two of me, one of my buddy with the green E46 coupe, and two of his friend with the black E46 wagon.

    Interested in posting the pics of my car on Facebook or Twitter.. how much to buy a digital copy? (Zenfolio seems to only offer prints, shirts, and mugs for sale.)

    #5631
    Cliff Oates
    Participant

    Thanks for the great photos, Mark. Yeah, tons of rejects. The camera had a hard time acquiring focus quickly enough. Once I did get focus, then it was pretty much spray and pray.

    #5634
    Mark Mervich
    Participant

    John, The last time I checked, you could just download a photo from Zenfolio. If not send me a link to the photo and your e mail address and I will send directly, NC.
    Mark

    #5639
    Jeff Roberts
    Keymaster

    Great day everyone! Thanks for sharing pics and videos.

    I did a 42.5 in Eric’s 325is last August, 41.2 in my car this time. I had one run that I did not get a time for – it felt really good. 🙁 My fastest recorded run, not my fastest run. The little blinking red light failed me multiple times!

    Here’s Ryan’s fastest run in my car, 41.4.

    #5681
    dana gleason
    Participant

    Lot’s of fun! Here’s a link to my best run at 43.096. I see opportunities for improvement but am quite satisfied with this time.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/45kc7cxub6399li/BMW%20Marina%202014-02-01%20best%20run.mov

    –dana

    #5686
    John Kim
    Participant

    Been too lazy to copy the video to my computer and upload it. Yes, I realize that’s Lame!

    It seems my best time was pretty close to Jeff’s, which makes me feel all warm and glowy inside, as long as I conveniently forget my “cheater” tires.

    #5690
    Nigel Mott
    Participant

    My thanks to Jeff and the GGC Autocross team for organizing a great event and to Charlie for guiding me through my first GGC Autocross. My appreciation to Cliff for the pleasant surprise of seeing some photos of the Coupe in action and to the folks who posted videos showing what it looks like to be more economical with time. I notice that not parking sideways in the middle of the course has immediate benefits…

    #5721
    John Kim
    Participant

    Wait did I say my best time was same as Jeff Roberts? It turns out, much like telling fish tales of the one that got away, my AutoX story got better with every retelling. Having found my little yellow sticky notes, my best time was actually 0.9 seconds behind Jeff.

    Since I had slicks and Jeff didn’t…. cue the handy excuse bag!

    –My tires were cold at the beginning of the run and overheated at the end
    –The slalom cones were moving themselves
    –I had 8 passengers in the car for each run
    –My tires were previously used in 6 professional endurance races
    –My passengers weren’t offering me good coaching
    –Driving with my eyes closed and there was a disturbance in The Force
    –I did the slalom twice on every run
    –Car had a full gas tank and two bottles of heavy water
    –A thunderstorm microcell was raining right in front of my car
    –Was driving slowly on purpose so Mervich will let me drive his car
    –Low on blinker fluid
    –Low on torque and couldn’t put the power down anyway
    –Forgot to put horseradish on my sandwich
    –Skydivers distracted me

    #5746
    John Kim
    Participant

    Having exhausted my list of excuses, here’s video of my 8th and 2nd-best run. This run was 42.261 and my best run was 42.154.

    #6090
    Hal Dorton
    Participant

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