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    How am I Supposed to drive my summer car if it snows in the last week of March here? Come on summer!

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    Even if we can't go out because of the stay at home recommendation - I'm going out to my Vette, start it up and just sit in it to enjoy myself.

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    WOW! It was really nice to get out of the house and into my Corvette for a short drive when it was 70 decrees in Chicagoland yesterday April 4th, 2020

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    Audi Q5 - Nice for a family.

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    I hope your Audi runs better than our Q7. It was in the shop 14 times for electrical problems!!! All were fixed by the dealer under an EXTENTED WARRANTY .
    The last one was the L E D turn signals went out and cost $1,100 to replace and then the other one went out 4 weeks later for $1,200
    . We sold it before the warranty ran out. Other than those, the Audi ran mechanically great.
    We were in Istanbul 4 years ago and stayed at a hotel called "the White House"

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    Finally!!! I took the Vette out of winter storage and drove 72 miles just doing errands. Needed to refresh myself on where all the controls and navigation was.

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    No car show at all to show off my 1978 Trans am!

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    hooray!! F1 racing is back minus fans in the stands but, it is so cool to watch!

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    2020 Tour de France is being held with very limited fans as NO motorized vehicles on 17 stages outside of towns & villages this Crazy Covid-19 year.
    Many walk or ride bikes to view the racers at the best points or not at all. It is also is held in September . This race was started in 1903.

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    I see ads in the Tour de France race 2020 that they are selling pro bicycles after they use them.
    That would be a great bike to own that was prepared and used in the absolute top tier of racing.
    I wonder if anyone has checked the prices?
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    O K this is as far from swimming as I think it can be.
    I just purchased a Z turn John Deere lawn mower for more than my 1 st car. also more than my Trek carbon Ironman bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orca1946 View Post
    O K this is as far from swimming as I think it can be.
    I just purchased a Z turn John Deere lawn mower for more than my 1 st car. also more than my Trek carbon Ironman bike!
    The shocks for my race car cost more than my race car did, if that helps you feel any better!

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    WOW! Tell me qbout that car. Do you track road or drag race it?

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    WOW! Tell me qbout that car. Do you track road or drag race it?
    I'm sorry, I just saw this. I have a lot of cars, but I was talking about my road course car. Started life as a 944 Turbo. I've now converted it to a 944S. Makes less power, but for the same class (SP3 in PCA), I can run at 2400 pounds, rather than 2900. The main reason I swapped, though, was a 30 year old turbocharged German car isn't the pinnacle of reliability. I just got tired of not finishing. And unfortunately, I haven't been able to drive it in several years, as the kids just take all my time. But I paid $3800 for the car, though to be fair, it was a project because of a horrible paint job, and the market was soft back then (2009). The shocks are about $5000.

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    WOW! Race shocks are that $$$$ ? What did you take out to reduce pounds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by orca1946 View Post
    WOW! Race shocks are that $$$$ ? What did you take out to reduce pounds?
    Oh, wow. Where to start? Big chunks were wiring. I rewired teh whole car, minimizing it to what I needed. That was about 50 pounds, alone. Obviously completely gutted the interior. Fiberglass bumpers and fenders. Eliminated the evap system, all the AC. All non-essential stuff. I made a fiberglass dash, as well. Lexan windows. Cut out the doors so the outer shell is all that is left. And I removed all of the undercoat from the car, which really adds up, as Porsche loaded up that stuff. Going from turbo to NA is also a big difference, as despite the 16V head vs just an 8V, you lose a lot of plumbing, the intercooler, and the turbo.

    And the race shocks were the cheapest option MCS sold. They go up to $15,000 for 4-way adjustables (high and low speed bounce and rebound - mine were just 2 way, bounce and rebound).

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    WOW ! A shell with shocks and an engine! What tracks do you go to?

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    WOW ! A shell with shocks and an engine! What tracks do you go to?
    Road Atlanta is my home track. Also have done Roebling Road and Atlanta Motorsports Park. Once I get back into it, I'll be adding VIR and Watkins Glen.

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    Cool! Those are hard core tracks. My son "races " amateur mid level at Gingerman in Mich. and the AutoBahn in Joliet, il. in his Camero SS and his last ride a Nissan 370 Z

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