Road America Plans

Jenny Curtis jenny at
Tue Sep 4 16:09:50 EDT 2001

Hi Qlist:

Well I finally got the Princess' new shoes all laced up.  Yet another
case of Anderson Motorsport solving nearly all my problems.  (Now if
they would simply open up a sideline wedding planning business, my
life would be totally stress-free).  After two weeks of hellish
searching, two separate special orders and a guy who worked at a parts
counter nearly crying when I made him go back to the wheel bolt
section of the warehouse four times, I finally got the bolts. They
just had em sitting around left over from a special order and they
gave em to me for free.  One place I special ordered them from charged
me $3.95 a bolt but the specs were wrong so I refused to pay for them.

This is what happens when you try to save time and money by going to
the supposedly cheap chain parts store that's 6 blocks away.   Sigh.

Anyway, I got the wheels and tires from a fellow lister (thanks Bill)
and that made it all the more sweet, as if a voice that sounded
suspiciously like Alec Guiness were saying "Use the Force, Jen.  Stay
with the Q-list.  Stay with the Quattro Club, they've never let you
down."  I don't know whether it was just a case of absence makes the
heart grow fonder but when I finally got to enjoy those 15" x 7 inch
wheels...WOW!  I really noticed the difference.  Now that I'm totally
happy with my car and it's finally, dare I say, perfect, I'm going to
go drive the snot out of it on the track in three weeks.

Which brings me to the subject header of this e-mail.  I'm looking for
recommendations for places to stay during Road America.  I love to
camp and that worked well at Brainerd, but as always there are time
considerations with a track event (like I don't want to get up at 6:00
a.m. to take down a tent) and I actually find myself quite tired after
a day at the track and don't have the energy to build a fire to cook
dinner.  Perhaps a quiet, cheap hotel near the track would be in

'86 4kQ: The Eurotrash Princess

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