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    Goodguys Pleasanton

    Anyone going to the Goodguys show in Pleasanton this weekend? We'll be there doing suspension evaluations at our booth and running our black 68 Camaro at the autocross. Anyone want a ride?

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    We were going then I decided to stay home and work on Orangasm since Hot August Nights is around the corner. Now this offer is really tempting! If we do end up going, I will definitely take you up on the ride. Would like to check out your products more closely anyways. Will be going with your lower control arms and 4 link in the future... thanks to Brit!!
    What about Hot August Nights? Ever think of attending that show?
    I know there will be a few guys from Team Camaro there during the weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBS6T8 View Post
    We were going then I decided to stay home and work on Orangasm.
    I swear every weekend is that same dilemma... do X, Y and Z or get some progress on the car.

    Bret, I'll jump on that grenade and take you up on the offer of a ride. haha I'm looking forward to seeing how my 67 will possibly handle when I get everything bolted on.

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    I'll be there in the camaro at the autocross. For the life of me I cant remember where a gas station is near the fairgrounds...
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    James ... exit Bernal off of 680 and turn right at the light. At the next intersection, turn right again and there's a Shell station. Can't miss it ...

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    I don't think more BS could have happened on this trip. After everything that went wrong on this trip I end it by destroying ANOTHER shock. Somehow I wrangled the car around the track undampened for a clean run of 33.0XX. The course was as frustrating as the car, I think I've had my fill of going in super duper tight slurry seal 10 feet from trees, light standards, and k-rails on street tires...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLO_Z28 View Post
    I don't think more BS could have happened on this trip. After everything that went wrong on this trip I end it by destroying ANOTHER shock. Somehow I wrangled the car around the track undampened for a clean run of 33.0XX. The course was as frustrating as the car, I think I've had my fill of going in super duper tight slurry seal 10 feet from trees, light standards, and k-rails on street tires...
    So that's why i couldnt find your car.

    Those trees made me a little glad that my car is broke and couldnt make it. Not to mention, every time someone spun out, it looked like they might hit the K-rails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DartorDemon View Post
    So that's why i couldnt find your car.
    Yeah, I could have fixed my car but the amount of hassle the people running the show gave us was astounding, I'm done with good guys.
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    Yeah I do think that Goodguys needs to put the course back out in the lot of the swap meet so folks can "let it hang" more! but for spectating it sure is nice to be in the shade!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bret View Post
    Anyone going to the Goodguys show in Pleasanton this weekend? We'll be there doing suspension evaluations at our booth and running our black 68 Camaro at the autocross. Anyone want a ride?
    When Is the mustang going to make it to pleasanton?
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    DoD ... you must have been watching one of my runs today as I put the azz-end of the Camaro pretty close to one of those concrete walls.

    Hope someone posts a vid of it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpozzi View Post
    DoD ... you must have been watching one of my runs today as I put the azz-end of the Camaro pretty close to one of those concrete walls.

    Hope someone posts a vid of it too.

    Mary Pozzi
    haha, yeah, i showed up just before that run and watched until the winners were announced. I happened to be standing near that particular barrier too. Although I think the No Limit "hellboy" C10 had to be the closest call, I really thought he was gonna touch the wall.

    I'm definitely gonna have my car out there next time around but, im get some better brakes. It seems to come in handy there. lol
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    Yesterday was my first time at Pleasanton and I don't know how everyone was so agressive on that course. I took a ride through it and it was super bumpy. The bumps combined with the concrete barriers was too much for me to even think about running my car there. Well...that and the fact that I don't have near the skills 90% of the drivers there had. Who ended up with the fastest time of the wekend?

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    I'm surprised they would hassle anyone on the autocross. I would think its a big, if not the biggest attraction for the general public.

    I literally came for the autocross and a quick trip through the swap meet. Otherwise there is nothing there of interest, just old cars sitting stagnant
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    Quote Originally Posted by 67cougnut View Post
    Yeah I do think that Goodguys needs to put the course back out in the lot of the swap meet so folks can "let it hang" more! but for spectating it sure is nice to be in the shade!
    i dont understand why the quarter midget cars had that big wide open area out by the swap meet, i think if they had it out there and away from all the trees and k rails a lot more ppl would enter in it.

    Quote Originally Posted by SLO_Z28 View Post
    Yeah, I could have fixed my car but the amount of hassle the people running the show gave us was astounding, I'm done with good guys.
    i think a lot of ppl are done with GG there was not that many vendors in the buildings and there was a lot of room in the swap meet area and the fact its 5 bucks to park and 17 for admission....
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    It was 8 bucks today to park.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DartorDemon View Post
    It was 8 bucks today to park.
    It was $16 for me, and I had to argue to not have to pay it twice. I had issues with my battery being dead (among other things) and optima was absent (because of their other show where they are the marque vendor im sure), and no one in the entire place had a battery for sale. So I had to go get my truck, that was at least 1.2 miles away from where I parked, and take off and go get a battery. I secured permission from someone working the gate to leave and come back in. When I came back the person that gave me permission to re-enter wasn't there and the other people working the gate wanted to charge me $16, again! I had to argue for a few minutes before I was even let back in. After all that I huff a heavy battery back another mile from where we had to park in BFE all the way to the autocross just in time for one of the guys working the autocross to be a complete dickhead to me. He rides up and almost hits me and yells, "you get a battery yet?" ... as I was standing there with an obviously brand new battery, then says "well that damn thing better run, cause I got a tow strap and if you don't run im gonna tow your ass outta here!". This was my second run in with this guy being a ****, and I was stupid enough to not pay attention to what I packed so I was wearing a shirt from work so I couldn't really be a **** like I normally would(one of my bosses is on this forum), I was extra nice to him in the morning while he was a complete **** to me and at least 5 other participants.

    The online reg wouldn't work, so it was $60 to enter the show. They wouldn't let my dad in because I was at registration (that had a massively long line) and he didn't come in with me, so after my Dad (who was nice enough to park my truck and trailer) walked all the way from where it was parked to the gate they made him pay to enter. My dad has gout and arthritis very bad, so its not easy for him to walk.

    The thing that really scared me with the autocross was that it was super slick, and I was pushing along the turn farthest from the announcer, and there was little 3-5 year old kids not but 25 feet from me with nothing but a chain link fence between us and them, and they were right up against the fence. The pits was filled with little kids too, I couldn't help but feel like I was going to run one over when trying to creep my way to the course. Hard to go fast when you're that gun shy about running over someone.
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    yeah I paid $8 to park and used the PT coupon for $3 off to get in.I was there with some friends who were also looking for particular vendors and nobody was around!
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    Although, I do agree completely about the Auto X! they need a larger space, it is entirely to small where they have it and the hazards are to great for me to participate (risk is to high). I have personally witnessed 3 cars hitting the k rail out there, one of them being the Good Guys give away car a few years ago...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by class67 View Post
    I have personally witnessed 3 cars hitting the k rail out there, one of them being the Good Guys give away car a few years ago...lol
    I remember that too...good 'ol hydroboost!
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