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A Great Weekend (some Audi content)
Had an outstanding weekend.
My wife surprised me for our anniversary by sending me to Skip Barber
Driving School at Lime Rock. She felt I should go since I have started
turning the 4kq into a rally car. Spent a good amount of time with Jason
Holehouse, an instructor there, on the skidpad (granted it was in a Egdod
truck or the Egdod Neon but beggars can't be choosers) learning the
pendulum turn (he calls it the Scandinavian flick). Did the emergency
brake changes and threshold braking, heel-toe shifting, power sliding the
first day. Second day in the morning most of the same but also the tennis
ball slalom developed by Jackie Stewart (great drill I'm gonna practice in
the Sanders parking lot in Nashua). But the afternoon was the climax. Ran
the autocross first in the Neon (not a bad car for a Egdod I can see why
some people race it) (A little boasting got the fastest time in it - also
the best spin outs and track offs) THEN got to take the Viper on the course
(Ok I can see the attraction of the car!) (Fastest time on that one also).
One fellow student (50 year old or so surgeon from NJ) took his 5 month old
Boxster on the course and really pushed. He almost spun twice - I was
impressed I expected him to back off but he didn't. Had a great time -
I'm sending the wife next month. Highly recommend it.
Mandatory Audi content:
Met and saw Chris and Greg Palumbo (sorry if a spelled it wrong guys) and
there gorgeous twin CQT. They were there for the PDA track event. They
really pushed those cars hard - they way an Audi should be.
A great weekend. Next Q track event in NE I'm there - if even to spectate.
Boxster (Want one bad!!)
Viper (nice but I'd take a German sports car first)
94 100S wagon (drove nice back and forth)
92 Rodeo (wife made some dump runs)
86 4kq - wait until next year!!