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M50E30
10-05-2002, 11:34 AM
So I went to the Saab School for the second time this year yesterday at Shannonville Motorsport Park (http://www.shannonville.com/) with empowerd and straight_6.

I was the radio jockey and start/finish flag man for the full course which was the last half of the day. straight_6 was start/finish for the Fabi configuration for the first half. Also empowerd was doing his training to be an instructor (I didn't get pics of...but the egg got some lap time). It is really interesting to learn how these events run and I do have to say it is run very good. So next year I want to see a maXbimmer event held at Shannonville to show our support for maX and BMW (and if you do attend please leave the ego at home since this is an enhanced driving school not an open lapping day!)

Dave

WELL TIME FOR PICS!!! Please bear with me...I was busy and didn't get the best of shots.

M50E30
10-05-2002, 11:37 AM
Course split into 2 configuations...Fabi (far) for the advanced drivers getting laps in and Nelson (near) for the other classes learning the excercises (ie: slalom, collision avoidance, and high speed braking)

M50E30
10-05-2002, 11:39 AM
U can see the far group of cars are the advanced class rippin' up Fabi and the near course the line up for the collision avoidance.

M50E30
10-05-2002, 11:41 AM
Ah! The lovely and very fun skid track (flooded with water to get controlled slides down pat *love*)! I can't wait to get on that myself!

M50E30
10-05-2002, 11:42 AM
An M Coupe near the start/finish on the full course. I do say that every event I go to that i'm more and more impressed with the M Coupe! I have to get one of those! They are like an insane rollerskate on crack!

M50E30
10-05-2002, 11:47 AM
Same spot but now a Viper. Now talk about power! V-10! *mw*

M50E30
10-05-2002, 11:49 AM
Mr. M Coupe was doing so well he didn't need an instructor in his class near the end.

*th-up*

M50E30
10-05-2002, 11:50 AM
Same with the Viper!

M50E30
10-05-2002, 11:51 AM
An other car that impressed me was the RSX Type S. He definatly had some mods to get that puppy movin'!

M50E30
10-05-2002, 11:52 AM
Benz!

M50E30
10-05-2002, 11:55 AM
Yep! Thats right! No your eyes are not messed up! It is a Chevrolet S-10! It was a 5-speed with some suspension mods and it did get around the track way better than I expected! LOL!

M50E30
10-05-2002, 11:57 AM
Hey Mr. Probe! You keep forgetting to put that sunroof down! LOL! Not a biggie since it is just tilted up but next time he came in I gave him one of these...
*no-no*

M50E30
10-05-2002, 11:59 AM
Whats that? A Saab! LOL! Even tho it is a Saab event as you can see that anything that can pass a tech inspection can attend (BTW Rob why aren't you there? By the sounds of it you need to brush up!) :D

M50E30
10-05-2002, 12:00 PM
A4...I think this was the car empowerd was in most of the day.

M50E30
10-05-2002, 12:01 PM
911 TT *love*

M50E30
10-05-2002, 12:03 PM
E30 representing! There were some sweet E30's and E30 M3's there but being busy I couldn't get all of the cars that were there!

M50E30
10-05-2002, 12:04 PM
Dive! Dive! Dive! This was part of the high speed braking excercise.

M50E30
10-05-2002, 12:05 PM
Yep! Even the family Camery can learn a tip or two!

M50E30
10-05-2002, 12:06 PM
E46

M50E30
10-05-2002, 12:08 PM
911 Targa! *love* Scott was nice enough earlier in the year to take me around the track for like 4-5 laps and I do have to say that his plate totaly suits the car...OVERSTEER!

M50E30
10-05-2002, 12:09 PM
Blurry Saab!

M50E30
10-05-2002, 12:10 PM
Targa again!

M50E30
10-05-2002, 12:11 PM
Cool E30 track car!

M50E30
10-05-2002, 12:14 PM
TT was goin' so fast he blew those ugly rain clouds away! LOL! Weather was actually not too bad with the cool breeze all day...no blazing sun, no rain, and no snow!

M50E30
10-05-2002, 12:16 PM
Another blurry Saab! Actually this guy was flyin' pretty damn good! I think it was a turbo.

M50E30
10-05-2002, 12:17 PM
Cool shot! Track only Golf and a pretty darn quick M20 powered E30.

M50E30
10-05-2002, 12:19 PM
Oh and the exhause of that Golf was pretty damn loud too! It drowned out the EGG's exhaust in a big way!

M50E30
10-05-2002, 12:20 PM
VROOOMM!!!

M50E30
10-05-2002, 12:22 PM
N E one want to gimme? LOL!

M50E30
10-05-2002, 12:24 PM
I'd even take one of these too! Probably sell it to buy 2 M Coupes (One for track and one for the street)! :D

Oh and this is the last pic...sorry for not getting all of the cars but if you wana see 'em then get your butts out to these events 'cause they are hella cool! <---Bad Cartman impression! LOL!

*wave*---Buh Bye!

SickFinga
10-05-2002, 08:47 PM
nice, I wanna go some time too.

Anyway what do you think about SAABs??
I think 9-3 looks pretty good

M50E30
10-05-2002, 11:41 PM
The Saab 9-3 Vector Sport is mint! To be honest I would love one but the price is up there (almost $50,000) and there are alot of cars that could probably beat it in it's price range.

330DTM
10-07-2002, 03:01 PM
Originally posted by M50E30
Hey Mr. Probe! You keep forgetting to put that sunroof down! LOL! Not a biggie since it is just tilted up but next time he came in I gave him one of these...
*no-no*


can you explain to me why sunroofs aren't allowed to be opened? I still don't get why the same applies it at drag racing events.

M50E30
10-07-2002, 04:45 PM
Originally posted by 328DTM
can you explain to me why sunroofs aren't allowed to be opened? I still don't get why the same applies it at drag racing events.

If you roll the car there is less chance of you being ejected out of the car through the sunroof. Also all cars (including convertables) must have the windows up halfway because if you roll the car your reaction is to put your arm out. Not good! Thats and easy way to get your arm ripped off! :eek: These rules are there strictly for your saftey not to put a damper on fun. So have fun and be safe!

*th-up*

M3_Styles
10-07-2002, 06:27 PM
that 9-3 vector is mint!!!
looks real good
one of those done up would look real solid unlike anything else cuz not many ppl soop up saabs!
a nice turbo engine tuned well would kik:eek:
gorgeous car

M3_Styles
10-07-2002, 06:29 PM
nice pics still!!!
next time one of these events comes along u gatta tell us!!
im sure enough ppl would go
id b there!!