[urq] Gruppe-q Steamboat 2006 Report
brogers at terrix.com
Wed Feb 22 16:21:48 EST 2006
Good stuff Justy-
I just gotta say again- Gruppe-Q 06 was soooo fun I can't even explain. As
I was spinning (literally) around the track in our dedicated '91 200, I
couldn't help but laugh my butt off while wondering why this isn't illegal
it was so fun..... I almost don't want to get the word out as I'm afraid it
will get too crowded....
Once again- big thanks and great job to Justy, Hackl, and WG - always great
to see you guys and the rest of the Chicago/Detroit/etc crew.
'84 urq 20v
'98 A4 1.8Tq
'01.5 S4 - new arrival
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> Alas, once again, a year has passed, and a new round of confessions is
> needed regarding the Outlaws of Quattros on Ice. This year the weather
> picture perfect, the video and still documentation extensive, and the
> Addicting. As usual, Best of format will apply:
> Best condo chow not to do again: No Chili this year. In honor of
> and Chad's antics, we used Ham to feed the masses.
> Best on Track Spin: Because of the convenient video footage, and the
> horn toot following the demo, Chad takes it this year (for visual
> presentation) over Ingo (frequency winner) and Golledge (best audio)
> Best carnage: Ingo. I believe at one point, he dropped half his v8
> pan, drove around it several laps before he realized in the pits it was
> his. The before and after shots of "mom's new v8" seemed to define
> 'oxymoron' to the very statement.
> Best Tool at the track: Following best carnage, was the brand new
> sawsall WG Giles put in his trunk. Christened properlly at 7200 feet by
> Ingo, cutting off the other lower half of his front bumper.
> Best hold your breath moment: Brandon Rogers taking his pristine 20vt
> on track and doing a perfect center track spin, then stamping back on the
> when the realization came there would be no contact. Did not qualify for
> Best on Track Spin (no carnage or horn)
> Best video: Still held in the archives, to be edited and released, the
> Chase of the Big Dogs... Justy's supercharged yota with camera, chasing
> in the LT1Q - some 650+ combined HP... Several video pans across the
> of the truck were so close, you couldn't see the tail lights. The audio
> visual presentation earns Golledge the stuntman of the year.
> Best background Audio: Tie. Golledge LT1Q at 5000rpm / Ben Howell's
> at watching it all.
> Best 'what's in the box'? Justy arrives with Blizzack equipped/
> supercharged 4.5liter DOHC Landcruiser. Killer whale wading around
> amongst the minnows.
> Best reaction to what's in the box: Pederson incredulous monolog after
> Justy's Jolly Green Giant chased down the turbo gonzo wagon
> Best Tow. Wayne Brenegan conveniently raised the back of his A6tt (LR
> 1.5feet in the air) to 'facilitate a clean look at the rear tow point of
> vehicle' . Safety first.
> Best Salesman. Pederson takes two cars to event (1 with Pizzo), ends up
> running just 1. Hopefully, the intro to Gruppe-q won't cost you any cars
> Best Tow II. The Landcruiser's sheer heft made a lot of friends at this
> event. The F250 turbo diesel pickup (Big Dog) infamous "extreme
> prejudice to
> task" , was replaced with the Jolly Green Giant "gentle persuasion".
> Neither loses using respective modus operandi.
> Best Non Tow. Thankfully for all, there was no off for the landcruiser,
> no Battle of the Bohemouth video.
> Best Scandinavian Flick: Tie. For the synchronization on camera, Hackl
> Lawson had dual Flicks in turn 2 that could be the beginnings of an
> Audisport Video.
> Best Quattro twister.. WG driving Lee R 95 S6 with carbon fiber roof
> or JGG with yellow towing tail. The quattro with a big box, or a quattro
> as a
> big box?
> Best Prejudice to Task: The Riley (85) urq lowered a valve spring on
> Ran for all 3 days of the event, before deciding to cough up the motor
> Best Field Repair. Justy takes this for 2 radiator R&R at track (one at
> degrees, the other below zero). Post event, a bit of MacGuyver by Laddie
> get his urq off a 9000 foot pass at a windchill of -30. Battery to field
> wire got us to Laramie where volt reg was swapped at a balmy 24 degrees.
> Best Repair Shop Involvement Trophy. Why does Justy always get to
> this? A most accomodating radiator repair shop in Craig, became my
> this year... Twice. Something about radiator fans and core causing an
> interference fit at high rpm.
> Best Off with Pride: Rogers holding the '91 200tq bumper conveniently
> removed from said vehicle. After, er, belt inspection, it was literally
> back into service.
> Best Preemtive Strike of Spider. Chip Ellis (91 CQ) made a safari style
> bumper, albeit one year too late, that did exactly what in hindsight, Ingo
> have wanted it to do...
> Best Ride for a Newbie. After Waye's gal Lisa grabbed the doorhandles in
> Justy's JGG, we insisted that a ride in the Golledge machine would cure
> white knuckle problem. It did.
> Best Off Track Junket: The wild and crazy, and majorly "out of bounds"
> excursion to the Strawberry Hot Springs. 4 co-drivers with beers, 1
> Driver with a really big rally truck. Getting there is half the fun.
> Best (only) Ticket Display: 70mph crosswinds and new nubby Blizzacks got
> Justy stopped in Nebraska for a suspected DUI. Insisted on the written
> for that one.
> Best Stig (Stick) Blunder. Pizzo 'grabbing' second so hard in Pederson's
> wagon, he pulled the shift knob clear off. They must chain them into the
> Best of Denial. Chad taking the 200 to pit lane 50 feet before the JGG
> lapped him. Riley verbally claimed being jipped. Sorry no refunds on
> free rides.
> Best Convenient Out. Brandon Rogers repeatedly found the rough trail to
> top of the hill out of turn 8. Missing the scandanavian flick can and
> put plan B into effect.
> Best Follow my Leader. Golledge literally bounced his LT1Q around the
> track. Chad had his moments, but Peter was more consistent. The Aussie
> accent in
> debriefs added that much more flare.
> Best realization someone is getting old. Justy sharing the laugh
> Golledge bank bounces, got the response "Well, I lernt it from you,
> Yup, I'm older, the real questionL Wiser?
> Best Hooligans on a Mission: Justy has forewarned M. Pizzo, that he
> *never* leave his "Joe Boxer" smiley shorts at the condo. Several
> photos of said garmet will be found on the internet soon. Copywrited by
> and Justy.
> That's it for now, I'm sure others can add to the perspective. Overall,
> returnies are getting better at this, and the trend will be to bring a
> dedicated beast I'm sure. I must thank Bob ChimChim "let's just knock it
> Dupree for taking the time pre-event to help me stuff the permanently
> supercharger in the Landcruiser. A couple of budwiesers in the airbox
> assembly said it all. A thanks to Hackl (Registrar) and WG (Safety
> for taking on the responsible roles and real work in my crazy vision.
> to all the wives of the G-q crew, for once again allowing some
> relief of Cabin Fever. To Nate and his Dad, for jumping back onto the
> Thurs/Fri. To the whole G-q crew, for making this event the best ever.
> I promise a 'real' quattro next year brother. Ben, thanks for the rides,
> always best to reconnect over laughter. Ingo and Dave L, great behind
> scenes work gents. Pederson, the sales award for this event is all yours
> sir. Not
> sure how many you let drive, but a lot of helmets entered your drivers
> seat. Lisa, thanks for proving newbies can do this event, and very well,
> you. Justin and Amber, lest we ever forget what lengths any of us endure
> this event, you have set the highest standard with the best attitudes.
> Video links can be found on G-q site
> _www.gruppe-q.com_ (http://www.gruppe-q.com)
> End of Report
> Game Over>Detox 1 year>insert quarter to play again.
> Scott Justusson
> Gruppe-q Steamboat 2006
> '94 Landcruiser SC (aka Jolly Green Giant)
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