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    Do we know if anyone is organizing an unofficial trip to a facility where acceleration contests are held?

    thanks

    Pat
    Pat Dilling
    Olivehurst, CA
    Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


    LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

  • #2
    I have not heard of anyone organizing such an event but I have heard Don and Lew wondering if there would be interest in such an event.

    Take a look at http://www.gatewaymsp.com/

    I looked and they have some events going on it appears during the meet. It is around 30 minutes from the meet hotel.

    I am sure if someone wanted to organize such an event they would support it
    To be honest us in the chapter already have pretty full plates but would like to see such an event occur. It would be cool to see Ted Harbit, George Krem etc show St. Louis racers what a Studebaker can do
    Last edited by unclemiltie; 03-30-2015, 07:07 AM. Reason: correction
    Milt

    1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
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    1967 Avanti
    1961 Lark 2 door
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    • #3
      Thanks for the reply Milt. It is my understanding that for liability and insurance reasons racing cannot be an official part of the event, not even listed on the agenda. But if a bunch of Studebaker owners decide to visit a local track on their own, well that's different. Following your link it appears that Gateway Motorsports Park has something they call "Wide Open Wednesdays" that might be a place to go. If other speed junkies are interested in meeting there I would be inclined to join them.

      Pat
      Pat Dilling
      Olivehurst, CA
      Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


      LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Pat Dilling View Post
        It is my understanding that for liability and insurance reasons racing cannot be an official part of the event, not even listed on the agenda.
        Pat
        I was incorrect, you are correct, it cannot be an "official" event due to insurance issues etc.
        Milt

        1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
        1961 Hawk 4-speed
        1967 Avanti
        1961 Lark 2 door
        1988 Avanti Convertible

        Member of SDC since 1973

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        • #5
          FYI, Its across the Mississippi River in Illinois, but not too bad a drive.

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          • #6
            See...... 'An IDLING CONTEST' under General Discussion.....It's A LOT easier on the equipment!

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            • #7
              If anyone else is interested please chime in.
              Pat Dilling
              Olivehurst, CA
              Custom '53 Starlight aka STU COOL


              LS1 Engine Swap Journal: http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=33611

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              • #8
                Isn't the 'sidestep the clutch' and hopefully nothing breaks routine getting kind of 'old'?

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                • #9
                  Isn't the 'sidestep the clutch' and hopefully nothing breaks routine getting kind of 'old'?

                  If it is, I got old along with it. BTDT
                  101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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