2008 DCAWD AutoX class w Brian Garfield Part II! - Cancelled

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2008 DCAWD AutoX class w Brian Garfield Part II! - Cancelled

Post by ElZorro » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:32 pm

Check the end of the thread, but unfortunately this is being cancelled. PM me with info on how to get you your refund.

Yes, you read right, DCAWD is gonna do it again! Brian was great to us as always, the location was great, so we're gonna do it again this summer. Aiming for a second AutoX class in mid- or late-August. Need to gather up interest and cash. Once we're full and the money is collected I pay Brian and he reserves the lot. Please feel free to crosspost this anywhere you can (of course in line with that forum's policies...)

Check out the previous threads to get an idea of whats going on:

2008 Part 1!
2006
2005

And some pictures:

2008 - New Today! (04JUN)
2006
2005

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And the info at SCCA's website:

http://www.wdcr-scca.org/SoloAutocross/ ... fault.aspx

So, same sort of deal:
- Get together early (7:30am) at the site. Please come gased up!
- Brian talks, we prep cars, tech inspection
- Lots of driving, laughing and smiles!
- Lunch
- More driving!

What is different this year:
- We will be at FedEx Field (Ripkin is 'unavailable' due to city government issues apparently)
- It will be large enough to run two figure 8's (shortening the 'boring' part of the day), and possibly a 'drag strip' for practicing shifts, and possibly a skid pad

So, the details:
- Date is TBD, aiming for a weekday between 11AUG and 22AUG, 730am to ~ 3pm
- FedEx Field
- 12 students
- $215/person
- We'll bring lunch in (we'll figure this out as we get closer)
- Money to Jason ASAP!!! (Cash, check, paypal (if you pay the fee, 3%, so $221.45))

Like past years, your spot isn't 'confirmed' until I get the cash, the class isn't confirmed until I get everyone's cash and get Brian paid (and he gets the site reserved with Fedex). Once you are confirmed you are responsible for finding a replacement for your spot if you can't make it. I know this is hard, in 2006 I had to cancel at the last minute and couldn't find a replacement, but the price per person is set based on filling the class.

If this class fills up and we have 'wait list' folks, I may organize a third class later on in the year (October or so). So if for some reason the timing doesn't work for you there may be a second chance.

So, shout out if you are interested, get me the bucks, and off we go!

Students:
2.) zaxrex - ?moderate? - Paid
7.) Julian - moderate - Paid


Previous email from Brian on stuff for the class:
Brian wrote:We will be having a discussion and Q&A prior to driving. We'll then
run two drills in the morning with a full course in the afternoon.

The instructors for this school are TBD.

-GET PLENTY OF SLEEP THE NIGHT BEFORE.

-If you have regular street tires, make sure you air them up to at
least 5 psi above recommended pressures. There may not be a
compressor at the event, so come prepared!

-Bring your helmet if you've got one, but we do have loaners. Helmets
must be SNELL approved, not simply DOT.

****The event is rain or shine, so be prepared for inclement weather,
PLEASE DRESS appropriately, you will be standing outside in whatever
weather we have.***

-If it's going to be hot, please bring plenty of water. (Note from Jason:
we'll have two cases of water for 15 people, if you need more than a
couple 3-4 bottles I'd consider gatorade) Remember that
you'll be standing on hot asphalt the whole day, so you can add about
10 degrees to the forecast... (Note from Jason: don't forget sunscreen!!)

-Bring good walking shoes and get plenty of rest, there will be a lot
of driving. (Note from Jason: When you are not driving you will be
running for cones, this is a high activity day, come prepared!)

-Bring a chair to rest in.


******Arrive by 7:30am sharp.*******
The program will be over at 3pm.

Directions and a Parking Map for FedEx Field are here:
http://www.redskins.com/fedexfield/
**Lot is TBD**
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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by Mr Kleen » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:32 pm

was the thread reset :?:

edit: oops, didn't read the fine print :rolllaugh:

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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by unrequited » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:41 pm

in... paypal?

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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by zaxrex » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:01 pm

If SAIC holds to their schedule, I'll be in Japan Aug 9-15 and Sept 1-7. If I can swing it, I'm going to see if I can stay in-country and "save the company some money". If that doesn't work, then I'll put my money in for something after the 15th.
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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by Mante » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:05 pm

oooh wow, at fedex.. yes this will be something for me to look into!!

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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by ElZorro » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:50 pm

unrequinted, PM sent.

Zak, we can hold a spot for you and then if the date does not match with your availability (we should know PDQ) I'll get you the money back.

Mante, yep, took me less than 35 minutes to get there from the west side of the beltway... the 'small' lot that we were on was huge, gave us some nice fast corners and plenty of length for some fast slaloms.
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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by ElZorro » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:47 am

Got the first payment this morning, in less than 12 hours of opening the thread!

If you are on any other forums, please cross post!
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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by DrSeuss » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:23 am

Hmm, I may sign up for this one too. But I may bring an STi this time.

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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by zaxrex » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:25 am

Done did pay that isht.
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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by ElZorro » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:26 am

Zak, got the Paypal.

Andy, DO IT!!! :) So you know though, its going to be essentially the same class as I anticipate having a fair number of novices again.
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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by HappyIdiot » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:48 am

Put me down again :D

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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by ElZorro » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:49 am

Adam, sure thing. :) Gotta get the girl out there too!
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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by Sabre » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:00 am

It is sad that I am contemplating going again.... But I always learn something!
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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by DrSeuss » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:33 am

Even though it's the same class, I can definitely benefit from the figure 8 and the slalom drill. As long as I'm learning something, I'll keep on going!

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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by HappyIdiot » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:52 pm

Yay! I'm not a noob. I already texted her to come on out this time :-)

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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by ElZorro » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:35 pm

Andy, just say the word and you're on the list. :)

Adam, excellent, hope she can do it!
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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by complacent » Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:01 pm

I'm not sure if I'll participate again, but I might be able to lend a hand. :)
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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by WRXWagon2112 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:12 pm

I'm trying to get a former co-worker and some current co-workers to sign up. I may not sign up but I still might come out to help (and document the mayhem :twisted: ).

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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by ElZorro » Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:27 pm

I'm planning on taking the day off to run logistics (lunch, etc) and shoot some pictures and video. The more the merrier. :)
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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by bdub » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:49 pm

i really want to do this.. but has to be a sunday or monday tho... if it is one of these days then add me to the list asap, and i'll pay up pronto... but i can't see paying now with the possibility of not being able to attend :(

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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by ElZorro » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:52 pm

I have to have all of the money together before we find out what the date is. It sucks, its a PITA, but its the way it goes... Brian can't reserve the lot until he has money to pay, he doesn't have money to pay until we pay him, we can't pay him until I have all the money collected.

So two options: I can put you down as an alternate for that day, if the class happens to be a Monday (this is a Weekday class) and someone needs to drop we can sub you in. Second option, you can pay, and if the date we schedule doesn't work I'll get you refunded and I'll take responsibility for finding a replacement.
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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by ElZorro » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:53 pm

Pictures added for last weeks class! check the first post for the link.
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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by darwin » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:05 am

I'm in. Where do I send the check?

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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by ElZorro » Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:52 am

Darwin, gotcha and PM sent.
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Re: 2008 DCAWD AutoX class by Brian Garfield... Part II!!!!

Post by missvenezuela85 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:11 am

I'm not sure if I will be driving but I'll certainly try to be there taking pix!

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