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#1 5UBE

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 10:26 AM

Hi all

 

I saw Xide's post on the NASIOC forum announcing this site, so I thought I'd check it out.

 

I'm an old guy (66) and I recently purchased an '02 WRX which I intend to autocross.

 

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I've had a Subie before (Forester), but it's been a while. Right now, I'm busy trying to prep the new car for DS in 2016. I'm hoping to make some of Cincy's, Lexington's, Charleston's and Columbus' events.

 

It's been a few years since I ran any autocrosses to speak of, so I'm sure it'll take me some time to get back in the groove of competing instead of working.

 

Hope to see some of you guys this spring & summer!

 

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 10:29 AM

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 10:45 AM

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 11:23 AM

I've had a Subie before (Forester)



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 11:57 AM

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 12:24 PM

Welcome welcome! Make sure to come to the flip daddy's meet up....so We can use your senior discount on food and beers.

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 12:33 PM

Welcome and nice bugeye!  What's all been done to it other than exhaust?



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 12:48 PM

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 02:40 PM

Lol Xide

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 04:07 PM

Maybe I'll see you on track this season.

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 07:32 AM

Thanks for the welcome!

 

Welcome!  Be sure to check out track days too

 

Thanks for the welcome! No track days planned as of now. Not to say that I might not try one sometime in the future, though...

 

 

(Concerning the ex-Fozzie):

I'm Sorry, and welcome.

 

The Forester was a really good daily driver. I also work quite a few stage rallies and run/work some TSDs, so it made a great go-anywhere hauler for EZ-ups, timing equipment, signs, radio stuff, etc. It got totaled 3 years ago when a kid driving a truck lost control and whacked me. Replacement is a '13 Focus liftback - lost AWD but almost doubled my fuel mileage!

 

Welcome and nice bugeye!  What's all been done to it other than exhaust?

 

Thanks! Exhaust & a CAI, both of which are leaving town in preparation for DS. The exhaust will likely get replaced with a twin-tip Borla. I'll probably sell the take-offs on ebay/craigslist...

 

Also swing by Cars and Coffee Saturday mornings at Fuel Coffee. We have a decent group of Subaru guys who show up.

 

If I'm in Cincy for the weekend, I'll do my best! I live near Ironton, which is about a 2.5 hour drive to metro Cincy...

 

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 10:05 AM

Welcome!

 

You working Sno*Drift?

 

I'm headed up to spectate Friday and work a MTC Saturday.

 

Maybe I'll see you there. 

 

I'm also going to be racing the BRAKIM winter rallysprint next month and Sandblast the month after. 

 

Maybe I'll see you at some autoxes at the Wilmington air park as well. Haven't been to an event in a few years but I might come to one just to have some fun in the rally car. 



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 02:27 PM

Welcome!

 

You working Sno*Drift?

Nope, sorry... Sno*Drift is a fun rally to run (I've co-driven it twice), but it's too darn cold to work/spectate.

 


I'm also going to be racing the BRAKIM winter rallysprint next month and Sandblast the month after. 

I am planning to work at Sandblast - already have a room reserved. Haven't been assigned yet, but I'm usually either a stage captain or a control captain, unless they need me for radio or sweep.

 

After that, I don't have any plans until STPR. I'm usually co-driver/radio for fast sweep there.

 

Finally, my buddy Kev and I will be putting on the Ohio Forest Rally later this year. If you're not familiar with it, it's a legal-speeds TSD that's really a tour of some of the old Sunriser stages. Dick Paddock was always the rallymaster, but he passed away last year. Kev & I volunteered to take over for him. There's no date yet - CORC's first planning meeting is this coming Monday, the 25th, so I'm hoping they give us a date at that meeting.

 

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 02:57 PM

I never got the chance to meet Dick but I always heard great things about him. 

 

Count me in for the TSD unless I have another race going on. I am from around 20 minutes west of Chillicothe so I know the legend of the Sunriser quite well. Wish I was old enough to appreciate it when it was going on. 



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 09:26 PM

Kev and I have both run Sunriser/Tulip multiple times. I worked it in '78, then co-drove in '79. I think I only missed one year either working or competing until it ended. I'd have to look back, but I think I drove it either 2 or 3 times. The rallies from the early '80s through the '90s all run together for me. I was working full time, going to school and trying to get in as many events as I could afford...

 

I'll be sure to post info on the TSD as soon as we work out the details. CORC (the Central Ohio Rally Club) puts on some really good TSDs every year. Their website is: http://www.corc-rally.org/

 

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 08:12 AM

Welcome to owning a bugeye , Now commence hating 10mm bolts and the work of previous owners ! 


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Posted 25 January 2016 - 01:05 PM

Thanks for the welcome!

 

Welcome to owning a bugeye

I'm pretty happy... searched for this little critter for over 6 months.

 

 

Now commence hating 10mm bolts...

After owning 2 RX-7s, a Forester and the same Jetta for 22 years; my 10mm wrenches are due for replacement : Rolleyes :

 

 

Now commence hating...the work of previous owners ! 

One of the requirements I had in searching for this car was that it had to be as nearly stock as possible. Outside of a cold air box and an exhaust, I haven't found any mods. Even the sound system is completely stock. It has a clean CarFax and 103k miles - and, as far as I can tell, the car was serviced mainly at Subaru dealers.

 


BTW... this appears to be a great forum! I've been reading previous threads as time permits...

 

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 12:42 PM

Sweet mother of god.... i have been looking around for a map/logbook of the sunriser/tulip route for quite some time.

I think it would be really fun to take the route on a daytrip either by myself or as a group. Just for fun, at acceptable speeds.


Does the entire route still exist? Roads closed etc...

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 03:39 PM

Sweet mother of god.... i have been looking around for a map/logbook of the sunriser/tulip route for quite some time.

I think it would be really fun to take the route on a daytrip either by myself or as a group. Just for fun, at acceptable speeds.


Does the entire route still exist? Roads closed etc...

Welcome aboard the best Subaru site in Cincy.

 

The Sunriser/Tulip routes changed virtually every year. Changes in ranger staff and who was making decisions in local government made course design a real crap-shoot. Even the state forests that were used sometimes changed year-to-year. In some cases, a given stage might be lengthened or shortened - or even given a different name - depending on road availability and the reactions of property owners along the route. So, there's no one all-encompassing route book.

 

And yes, some roads have been closed and many others have been paved. The one BIG reservation that all of us in the Ohio rally community have is that creating a route like this might encourage people to drive the roads 'at speed'. While we're all enthusiasts at heart, this is the one thing that could kill the event's ongoing status quicker than anything else. Sunriser was always criticized by the sanctioning bodies as being too fast and too dangerous. There were a couple of  deaths, quite a few injuries and too many close calls to count. And that was with on-course accident support and a trained medical sweep staff!

 

To get the use of the forests, we have to keep the speeds really low. We work with both the rangers and the local police so that they know when and where the event is running. And, we all need to remember that, just like the police, the rangers have radar in their vehicles and carry guns at ALL times. They can also arrest people, just like police - and they're more protective of their roads than you might think!

 

We still don't have a firm date for the rally, but CORC has indicated that they would like for it to be later in the year.

 

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 02:34 PM

So that's why there is no defined route... interesting.

The CORC still does TSD of the area? If so, post up in the 'upcoming events' section as more information becomes available.


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