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REPORTS!! Corvairs On The Track Talladega Gran Prix 18-19 May
Posted by: gtochief ()
Date: May 03, 2018 05:39PM

Track has changed from Barber to TGPT.

Billy Cannon
Vulcan Corvair Enthusiasts
Goodwater, AL



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Re: Corvairs On The Track Talladega Gran Prix 18-19 May
Posted by: Melb-Mike ()
Date: May 08, 2018 04:55PM

To those who are going to run on this track, you may want to make sure you bring masking tape to protect your wheel well openings. I've raced on this track with the SCCA at least a dozen times. It's a fun track but has gravel in the paddock and false grid which gets kicked up with warm tires. You need to protect your paint. The track is a good technical track with good transition turns.

I see the host hotel is in Irondale which is a good distance from the TGPR. However the $79 rate would be hard to beat. I usually stayed at the Hampton Inn in Oxford. The advantage of staying in Irondale is that it's closer to Barber which has one of the best motorcycle museums in the world. If you guys have the time, go to the museum.

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Re: Corvairs On The Track Talladega Gran Prix 18-19 May
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: May 09, 2018 04:43AM

This should be fun for everyone who can attend. It's being hosted by a great group of people.

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

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Re: Corvairs On The Track Talladega Gran Prix 18-19 May
Posted by: guy63 ()
Date: May 09, 2018 07:48AM

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Re: REPORTS!! Corvairs On The Track Talladega Gran Prix 18-19 May
Posted by: gtochief ()
Date: May 23, 2018 06:47AM

Although the threatening weather kept some folks away, we still had a GREAT turnout of fine Corvair Lovers. In the end, the weather was close to perfect for the two day event.
The Friday afternoon 'Cruise-In at the Drive-In' produced 55 registered classic cars and trucks (with a smattering of 'modern muscle'), and 17 Corvairs from 4 states.
The appreciation expressed by the participants to the Vulcan Corvair Club for arranging and hosting the event was evident by:
"Wow...Thanks for doing this!"
"Corvairs hosting a car show for other makes, Who woulda thunk it?"
"GREAT event, PLEASE do it again next year!"
"FREE Registration AND MOVIE? How can a Corvair club do that?"

Sure it was a lot of work, but with all the positive comments we got, we will strive to make it an annual event.

God blessed us with another fine weather day on Saturday morning as the Corvair caravan first stopped by the Talladega Super Speedway for a photo opp.

Billy Cannon
Vulcan Corvair Enthusiasts
Goodwater, AL

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Re: REPORTS!! Corvairs On The Track Talladega Gran Prix 18-19 May
Posted by: gtochief ()
Date: May 23, 2018 06:52AM

Entrance to Talladega Super Speedway and time to stretch the legs. (It was an hour and a half caravan from host hotel in Irondale to TGPR)

Billy Cannon
Vulcan Corvair Enthusiasts
Goodwater, AL

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Re: REPORTS!! Corvairs On The Track Talladega Gran Prix 18-19 May
Posted by: gtochief ()
Date: May 23, 2018 07:46AM

From Choo Choo Corvair:
Jim and Ann Guider
Jamesie and Sheryl Neyman
Jack Stamps

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Re: REPORTS!! Corvairs On The Track Talladega Gran Prix 18-19 May
Posted by: gtochief ()
Date: May 23, 2018 07:48AM

Also from Choo Choo:
Paul Lewellyn and his SPRINT

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Re: REPORTS!! Corvairs On The Track Talladega Gran Prix 18-19 May
Posted by: gtochief ()
Date: May 23, 2018 08:00AM

A Family Affair:
Vulcan Corvair President, Howard Tutt and family
Cindy Cannon and yours truly granddaughters, Lexi, Kayli and Olivia.

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Date: May 23, 2018 08:04AM

Vulcan Corvair Secretary, Danny Robertson (Huntsville) and his '64 Spyder.

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Re: REPORTS!! Corvairs On The Track Talladega Gran Prix 18-19 May
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 23, 2018 08:04AM

Great turnout and pics!! Thanks





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Re: REPORTS!! Corvairs On The Track Talladega Gran Prix 18-19 May
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Date: May 23, 2018 08:06AM

From Corvair Atlanta and Heart of Georgia Corvairs, Mike and Dee Dee Glassman.

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Posted by: gtochief ()
Date: May 23, 2018 08:22AM

Russ Thuleen's Patriotic 'Shorty'.
Loadside shortened 26 inches is a tribute to Russ's uncle that was killed at Battle of the Bulge.

Russ reported that the shortened FC handled "VERY WELL" on the roadcourse!

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Date: May 23, 2018 08:28AM

Speaking of Forward Controls on the track:
Billy & Eleanor Bruce from Heart of Georgia in their air conditioned Greenbrier.
Phil Hartline and his Mother, Louise. Phil says; "WHO would have thought that driving a truck on a racetrack would be so much fun!"
Chris and Joan Law also from Heart of Georgia and also air conditioned.

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Re: REPORTS!! Corvairs On The Track Talladega Gran Prix 18-19 May
Posted by: gtochief ()
Date: May 23, 2018 08:57AM

John Cook, Track Day Winner owner and coordinator, allowed us on the TGPR during the lunch break.
Rules were simple:
All Corvairs allowed on the track for 5 laps at 35 mph. Pull into the pits and those with helmets were allowed back on the track with a 65 mph top speed, passing allowed.
Kevin 'The Stig' Fahy and I made the most of the opportunity and just had LOADS OF FUN.

Billy Cannon
Vulcan Corvair Enthusiasts
Goodwater, AL

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Re: REPORTS!! Corvairs On The Track Talladega Gran Prix 18-19 May
Posted by: Spectre ()
Date: May 23, 2018 10:26AM

Looks like everyone had a blast. We miss you guys!

David Clamp


1965 Corsa convertible - 140 4spd/3.55/AM-FM

2013 Mustang GT convertible - 5.0, 6spd auto, Procharger i-1

2003 Miata SE - 6spd manual (wife's toy)

"Victory is mine!" - SG

Oklahoma City, OK

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