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Old 10-13-2020, 11:51 PM   #1
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Did my first track day since 2012 today up at Summit Point. It's mostly like riding a bicycle, except faster and louder and smells more like brake pads and oil. Oh, and maybe it was the power of suggestion, but the car def felt like it was moving around a lot, which made me start thinking about suspension upgrades again.

Anyhoo, it was a nice event, lightly attended with lots of time on the track, and there were a bunch of Ferrari guys there. I haven't paid much attention to the various Ferrari models these days...I find them kind of boring, honestly, and irrelevant to my life. But there was an F12 and an 812 Superfast and an F8 (?) and a few others.

I'll say this about those cars: They sound cool, and they are legitimately not slow, though the other thing I'll say is that a reasonably well driven Boxster can hang with a not-well-driven F8 any place other than the front straight.

Ha ha ha I just looked it up and it's 300K, wtf.

Also one other thing--a Shelby GT350R is faster on its tires than on its roof, and you should be very careful with throttle application on a wet track.
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Old 10-14-2020, 12:00 AM   #2
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Ugh the F8 didn't make it into the above. It was on temp tags and arrived in a trailer.

Also, weird how many Montana residents there are in VA.
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Old 10-14-2020, 09:27 AM   #3
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Also, weird how many Montana residents there are in VA.
Cool pics!

And that isn't a serious question, right?

Montana is very LLC friendly, so people set them up to avoid taxes. A lot of fancy RV's also live in Montana
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Ugh the F8 didn't make it into the above. It was on temp tags and arrived in a trailer.

Also, weird how many Montana residents there are in VA.
I think there is an epidemic of fake plates / license plate arbitrage in this country. Not sure if MT in VA falls into that.

There are an unbelievable number of FL plates in the NYC area. No, they are not snowbirds who are constantly shuttling back and forth. They are likely people with extended family or an address they can easily prove in a lax state getting away with cheap insurance.
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I think there is an epidemic of fake plates / license plate arbitrage in this country. Not sure if MT in VA falls into that.

There are an unbelievable number of FL plates in the NYC area. No, they are not snowbirds who are constantly shuttling back and forth. They are likely people with extended family or an address they can easily prove in a lax state getting away with cheap insurance.
VA has personal property tax on cars. So people do like to register their cars elsewhere. Of course, VA also sets of checkpoints in neighborhoods and apartment complexes to enforce that.
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Is it sad that off all the pics I saw from there today, I was most interested in the C8?
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Is it sad that off all the pics I saw from there today, I was most interested in the C8?
Oh, that's because I forgot to post this one:
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Oh, that's because I forgot to post this one:
I saw the ZL1. Still most interested in the C8.

but true
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I saw the ZL1. Still most interested in the C8.

but true
Wait, did you see pics from somewhere else?


The C8 is dramatic in person, but I don't know...it doesn't really do anything for me. The styling is kind of weird and overwrought and the car is HUGE. And there's something about the back end that looks like they finished the car and then Marketing told them they needed room for golf clubs, so they just stapled a Camaro trunk on it and called it a day.

Also, it's auto-only.

And, yeah, I was making a joke about the Montana thing.

The people that seemed to be having the most fun were instructors in track prepped Miatas, a 996 GT3, and an M2.
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Wait, did you see pics from somewhere else?
Yes. You were not the only person I'm friends with that was there.

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The C8 is dramatic in person, but I don't know...it doesn't really do anything for me. The styling is kind of weird and overwrought and the car is HUGE. And there's something about the back end that looks like they finished the car and then Marketing told them they needed room for golf clubs, so they just stapled a Camaro trunk on it and called it a day.

Also, it's auto-only.
I'm not a super fan of the C8 looks. Unlike most of you, I am no longer hung up on transmissions in modern cars (think we talked about this in a recent thread).

My comment was focused more on the car itself. I'm more curious about it than I am about the exotic stuff.
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