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    Thread: Ferrari Club of America track day at VIR 03/19/12, pics pics pics.

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      03-19-2012 08:46 PM #1
      my picture taking skill are not the best but I though I would share anyway.
      A friend/coworker belongs to the club and was able to take me along. It was kind of a nasty morning but by mid day it dried up and and even got a bit warm out. There were a lot of very nice cars there. There was an incident early in the day with two challenge cars. no one injured. pics of the carnage included.






















































      I have a few others but I picked what looked like the best shots in thumbnail.
      thats me in the passengers side of the gallardo. was a truly crazy ride.

    2. 03-19-2012 08:50 PM #2
      Great pics, thanks for sharing!

      So sad seeing the two Ferraris with dings in them though.
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      03-19-2012 08:51 PM #3
      Awesome man.

      I would love to go to an event like that, I am sure the pics don't do it any justice.
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      03-19-2012 08:51 PM #4
      apparently they went off together.

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      03-19-2012 08:54 PM #5
      ferraris damaged from racing =

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      03-19-2012 09:07 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by FiveAinOne View Post
      ferraris damaged from racing =
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      Is this right before they got together?
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      03-19-2012 09:08 PM #7
      oof 288 GTO
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      03-19-2012 09:13 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by 302W View Post
      oof 288 GTO
      Oof is right. I am in love.

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      03-19-2012 09:19 PM #9
      The 288 GTO looked a little funny, but a skim of FChat confirms it is the real deal - #275.

      As of 2008 that one was still with its original owner.

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      03-19-2012 09:23 PM #10
      Is that SMindustries' Noble?

      And ouch at those wrecked Ferraris...

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      03-19-2012 09:27 PM #11
      Freaking awesome, I'd love to go to an event like that. Thanks for sharing the pics!

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      03-19-2012 09:29 PM #12
      y u no invite fellow virginia'er?
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      03-19-2012 09:48 PM #13
      yeah that lap is where they went off. it was on the back side near oak tree.
      the gto was sick. the owner was extremely cool.
      racerrRex, I was invited myself. My friends membership card was checked at the gate. I think they have the entire track rented for today and tomorrow. I cant get out of working tomorrow but my buddy is going back. Apparently more cars are planned to show up tomorrow.

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      03-19-2012 10:40 PM #14
      Very nice Jason! Lucky.

      Shoulda borrowed the Nikon, your racing pics would've turned out much better
      Carry on

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      03-19-2012 10:43 PM #15
      Awesome stuff. I can only hope to one day have a car of that caliber and being at those types of events.

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      03-19-2012 10:49 PM #16
      I think I've seen that noble before.

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      03-19-2012 11:14 PM #17
      I love the 288 GTO, it's so damn pretty. I like it way more than the F40.

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      03-20-2012 02:40 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by DeathKing View Post
      Awesome stuff. I can only hope to one day have a car of that caliber and being at those types of events.
      You can attend a track day at VIR with any car that is mechanically sound. You've got an Audi? PCC-ACNA will be there in April. Sign up!

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      03-20-2012 07:53 AM #19
      This looks awesome... I should be relocating to NoVA in two years or so and I'll be missing the trips to the Nürburgring.

      Do they do open drives there or do you have to go with a group?

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      03-20-2012 07:55 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by forewheel View Post
      Great pics, thanks for sharing!

      So sad seeing the two Ferraris with dings in them though.
      Why? Theyre supposed to be tracked and when you take it on a track, shizz happens. I actually like seeing battle wounds. Thats the way its supposed to be.

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      03-20-2012 08:19 AM #21
      Nice to see owners using their Ferraris for what they were meant for. Even if they do get damaged.

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      03-20-2012 08:25 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post
      Do they do open drives there or do you have to go with a group?
      I am interested in hearing the answer, too.

      Very cool pictures. Thank you for posting.
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      03-20-2012 08:40 AM #23
      Looks like Charlie and Joe have had better days.


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      03-20-2012 09:23 AM #24
      they were pretty lucky all said and done. the track was still a bit rain slick and since they were going relatively slow, it wasnt anywhere near as bad as it could have been. Joe pulled a piece of metal from his mirror out of the car and said it had come in and hit him. the Porsche went off 2 times but both were fairly uneventful. broken lip and turn indicator.

      I am not sure if you can just show up and pay to run. It was my first time there. My understanding is that clubs rent the track out. One of workers told us that a porsche club was there over the weekend and several cars were taken out on flatbeds.

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      03-20-2012 09:29 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Tuneman7 View Post
      Is that SMindustries' Noble?
      Thought he sold it, maybe he'll chime in, though I haven't seen him post in a bit.

      I love the exposed transmission on the 288, drool...

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      03-20-2012 09:40 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by redstar View Post
      the Porsche went off 2 times but both were fairly uneventful. broken lip and turn indicator.
      Edit...oh yeah...I see the cracked marker light.

      Bob/ Jimmy's Porsche went off the track??
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      03-20-2012 01:08 PM #29
      yes there were groups, would have been a mess otherwise.
      The groups were color coded. The lambo I rode in was in the green group, which was the experienced drivers in the fastest street cars. There was a red and yellow group as well and possibly one other. the challenge cars and the porsche were in a group. There was a beginner group as well that had instructors riding along.

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      03-20-2012 01:12 PM #30
      In which group did the 2 Ferraris make contact?

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      03-20-2012 01:13 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by will951 View Post
      Edit...oh yeah...I see the cracked marker light.

      Bob/ Jimmy's Porsche went off the track??
      I spoke with him a bit and he said he was having issues with the rear brakes not functioning well. The car was super fast in the straights. And so very loud.

    32. 03-20-2012 07:14 PM #32
      To me, the 288 GTO is still the quintessential look of a 'modern' Ferrari.

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      03-20-2012 08:15 PM #33
      I believe you can do open driving at VIR if you're a member, but it's not cheap, and you're limited to times when the track isn't rented out, which I imagine isn't very frequent.

      Most of the groups that run there only charge about $300-400 a weekend, and that's for 2+ hours of track time. Tackdaze, PCA, BMWCCA, ACA, NASA, SCCA, etc.
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      03-20-2012 08:37 PM #34
      I was at Laguna last year for the FCoA event, and I loved every second of it. I'll probably go back this year as well.
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      03-20-2012 08:55 PM #35
      ^ That's the event that doesn't allow Spec Miatas because they don't want shots of Miatas catching up to Ferraris, right?

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