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On Sun, 2 Feb 1997 Porsray@aol.com wrote:

> On April 12-13, the Allegheny Region of the Porsche
> Club of America (Pittsburgh, PA area) will be putting on a
> high-speed driver's education event at Mid-Ohio race
> track outside of Lexington, Ohio.  This is open to all cars and
> drivers meeting the following conditions:
> - Minimum of 18 years old with valid driver's license
> - 1990 SA or newer SNELL rated helmet (Note: "M" rated NOT acceptable)
> - Long sleeve cotton shirt, long cotton pants, leather
>    or canvas shoes
> - Safe vehicle (street car acceptable) meeting:
>      3/32" min tread depth
>      Good quality brakes (brake fluid flush/bleed
>       HIGHLY recommended)
>      Body/suspension tight with no play/major rust
>      Seatbelts for driver and passenger (equal restraints/
>         seating for both)
>      No open exhaust
>      Convertibles require rollbar/arm restraints
>      Targas run with tops on, sunroofs must be closed
> - One novice driver per car
> Cost is $265 per driver.  Each driver will get paired with
> an experienced instructor, and will have approx. 2 hours of
> track time per day.  We have small run groups - approx.
> 20 cars per group.  Passing is allowed only on designated
> straghtaways, and ONLY if the car in front waves you by.  In
> addition, there will be mandatory classroom sessions.
> If interested, give me your MAILING ADDRESS (can't E-mail an
> application yet).  Questions, E-mail me at porsray@aol.com or
> call 412/824-5264.  Thanks.
> Ray Calvo (porsray@aol.com)
> Allegheny Region, Porsche Club of America
HEY! I am a Lexington, Ohio native. Any questions or anything else I can
do to make your stay enjoyable, please let me know.

The town, unfortunately, is not the same since Buck's restaurant burned to
the ground-- great greasy food, low prices, race memorabilia posted all
over the walls--- and Bobby Rahal bought me a beer there when I was
seventeen years old. No kidding.

And even for a Podunk town, there are many ways to enjoy a family trip,
e.g. a very large public garden that will captivate your wife (but drive a
teenage son crazy) and a downtown in neighboring Mansfield (complete with
Brewpub!) that has made great strides in the past years. Honest.

Eagerly awaiting all takers--

--Ted Harlan