In Reply to: FIXIT DAY? posted by alex on February 11, 2000 at 23:07:31:
: I was at your "fixit" day whatever that means. I was not on the list or in your club,
People we all have something in common in that we understand the fun in driving a roadster.
It upsets when i see posts about 1.9 drivers claiming they beat an M roadtser, or a corvette in the infamous "twisties". That is the reak flame posts.
Well, Alex, it's refreshing to see something other than a rant, like your previous posts.
First, this isn't a Club. Anyone can join. Just contribute rationally and politely, and we'll listen. We accept all Z3 drivers and non-Z3 drivers here.
I drive a 2.8. I have beaten Vipers in my car, at autocrosses in the Philadelphia Region (SCCA). It's definitely possible - If you doubt me, I'll find the link on their website to where the 1999 event results are posted.
It's entirely possible for anyone to beat anyone in "the twisties" for many reasons, including type of car (somewhat important), skill of driver (more important), and willingness of the driver to whup the competition (most important). Can you guarantee that you'd beat a Mario Andretti when he's driving a 1.9 when you're in in your (whatever) in the twisties? In the straightaways, probably, but not where skill of the driver is more important. Anyone can floor it - that takes no skill at all. But anyway, that's all I'll say about that.
There's more to "the fun in driving a roadster" than going fast all the frickin' time. Most definitely.
For many of us, it's the fun of being able to drive topless when everyone else has to seal themselves inside of a subzero meatlocker of a car when it's 90 degrees. It's also the fun of the great outdoors at 90MPH, no matter what you're driving or what you've done to it.
No matter. The roadster experience is not the same for everyone. Can you understand that?