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CORSA Convention - Atlanta Motor Speedway Drive
Posted by: Sir Thomas ()
Date: August 01, 2022 06:52AM

My family and I had a great time enjoying the fellowship and driving fun at this year's CORSA Convention in Peachtree City, GA. My thanks goes out to the numerous volunteers who put together this series of events. Well done!!

One of the surprise delights was the active drive many of us were able to take around the Atlanta Motor Speedway loop thanks to making a modest donation to a local charity. My son, Elijah Ratliff, created this video of our drive so everyone can get a taste of the experience. Enjoy!

[drive.google.com]

Thomas Ratliff
Abilene, Texas
'65 Fitch Sprint
ThomasMRatliff@GMAIL.com

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Re: CORSA Convention - Atlanta Motor Speedway Drive
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: August 01, 2022 07:32AM

Great drive!

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Re: CORSA Convention - Atlanta Motor Speedway Drive
Posted by: mguider ()
Date: August 01, 2022 08:23AM

Nice vid. I was in session 2 with my Rampy they never slowed us down I was wide open all 3 laps speedometer buried at 80 mph not bad for a Bone stock 61 year old 80hp Truck engine, but I must say the corners were nerve wracking in a FC. thumbs up

Mark
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Re: CORSA Convention - Atlanta Motor Speedway Drive
Posted by: Sir Thomas ()
Date: August 01, 2022 09:22AM

28 degree banked curves were certainly a new experience for us, particularly during the time when the pace car slowed us to nearly a dead stop to allow new cars plenty of room to come onto the track. It felt like we were just going to roll over, even though we knew we wouldn't. Quite the sensation though. We loved the whole experience.

Thomas Ratliff
Abilene, Texas
'65 Fitch Sprint
ThomasMRatliff@GMAIL.com

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Re: CORSA Convention - Atlanta Motor Speedway Drive
Posted by: MtnVairMike ()
Date: August 03, 2022 10:11AM

mguider Wrote:
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> Nice vid. I was in session 2 with my Rampy they never slowed us down I was wide open all 3 laps speedometer buried at 80 mph not bad for a Bone stock 61 year old 80hp Truck engine, but I must say the corners were nerve wracking in a FC. thumbs up


Mark,

What color was your FC? I may have a photo from behind it.

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1969 Monza Convertible, 110HP-PG, Frost Green

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72 MGB, 112K miles, bought from original owner in 09
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Re: CORSA Convention - Atlanta Motor Speedway Drive
Posted by: mguider ()
Date: August 05, 2022 09:51AM

Blue and white. Thanks

Mark
Choo Choo Corvair

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Re: CORSA Convention - Atlanta Motor Speedway Drive
Posted by: MtnVairMike ()
Date: August 08, 2022 08:57AM

mguider Wrote:
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> Blue and white. Thanks


I checked. The FC we passed was red/white.

Sorry

Mike

1966 Monza Convertible, 140HP-4 speed, Ermine White
1969 Monza Convertible, 110HP-PG, Frost Green

Black Mountain,NC

Others in the menagerie...
72 Corvette Stingray, 58K miles, owned since 87
72 MGB, 112K miles, bought from original owner in 09
78 Chevy pickup, 124K miles, bought new in 78
93 Corvette, LT1/6spd, 210K miles, daily driver since 96
02, Chevy Z71, 4x4, 93K miles, my Dad's truck, inherited 2021

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Re: CORSA Convention - Atlanta Motor Speedway Drive
Posted by: mguider ()
Date: August 08, 2022 09:39AM

Thanks for trying that must have been Billy Bruce he passed me and had to be going well over 100 mph spinning smiley sticking its tongue out Not bad for a Rampy thumbs up

Mark
Choo Choo Corvair

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Re: CORSA Convention - Atlanta Motor Speedway Drive
Posted by: MtnVairMike ()
Date: August 09, 2022 12:52PM

mguider Wrote:
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> Thanks for trying that must have been Billy Bruce he passed me and had to be going well over 100 mph spinning smiley sticking its tongue out Not bad for a Rampy thumbs up


Yep, wiggled a bit in a couple of the turns too....eye popping smiley

1966 Monza Convertible, 140HP-4 speed, Ermine White
1969 Monza Convertible, 110HP-PG, Frost Green

Black Mountain,NC

Others in the menagerie...
72 Corvette Stingray, 58K miles, owned since 87
72 MGB, 112K miles, bought from original owner in 09
78 Chevy pickup, 124K miles, bought new in 78
93 Corvette, LT1/6spd, 210K miles, daily driver since 96
02, Chevy Z71, 4x4, 93K miles, my Dad's truck, inherited 2021

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Re: CORSA Convention - Atlanta Motor Speedway Drive
Posted by: scottymac ()
Date: August 12, 2022 09:06PM

Was that your new LeVeque engine, Thomas? What gearing? Speed? Thanks again for your help with the spoiler!

Scott
Danville, In.
'65 Corsa coupe basket case
'66 Monza coupe


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Re: CORSA Convention - Atlanta Motor Speedway Drive
Date: August 13, 2022 03:37PM

That was really cool, thanks for sharing!

Looks exhilarating to be able to run your car like that in controlled conditions.

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Re: CORSA Convention - Atlanta Motor Speedway Drive
Posted by: Sir Thomas ()
Date: August 14, 2022 04:04PM

Hi Scott, yes, we were running with our new LeVeque engine, although it wasn't quite happy yet and needed more of Michael's attention the week after the CORSA convention. I hope that was the reason why we got left behind by Ronnie Jenkins' beautiful red Corsa whenever the Pace Car jumped. I believe I am running 3.27 gears with my 4-speed. I drive with 15" aluminum rims.

I was happy to get the spoiler to you without the need for you to incur any shipping costs. I look forward to seeing it on your car when finished.

Johnny B., I'm glad you enjoyed the video. It was definitely exhilarating, something I will gladly do again any time I get the chance at a track.

Thanks again to all the folks who put on such a great 2022 CORSA Convention!

Thomas Ratliff
Abilene, Texas
'65 Fitch Sprint
ThomasMRatliff@GMAIL.com

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