Raleigh, NC – (NCRSCCA) – The Triangle Chapter met for September in our usual spot, the El Rodeo restaurant in Raleigh on Pleasant Valley where it crosses Glenwood Avenue. We had no in-car video this month, but judging from the animated conversation, those members in attendance had plenty to talk about.
RALEIGH, NC – (NCRSCCA) – The Triangle Chapter met August 1st at El Rodeo in Raleigh and we had a rare treat. Blair “Pepe” Stitt, our SARRC Rep, brought a rare DVD he’d received from long-time member Dennis Shaw. Dennis couldn’t be with us but this DVD he provided was a priceless collection of video documenting Team Highball’s running of the IMSA BF Goodrich Radial Challenge back in 1979. Not only was there video produced by the team members from back in the day, but there was also a documentary narrated by Brock Yates which followed the endurance series from Daytona to Laguna Seca and the now-defunct Ontario Motor Speedway in California, to Mid-Ohio and Road America.
RALEIGH, NC – (NCRSCCA) – The Triangle Chapter meeting for July was held a week late, on July 11, 2012, to allow folks to spend the Independence Day holiday with their families. It was unusual too in another way – we had it downstairs at El Rodeo in the back meeting room rather than upstairs, as is our custom. It seems that many of the El Rodeo staff had some time off and it was easier for them to accommodate us without having to climb the stairs. The back meeting room was smaller, but adequate enough, since it now has a big screen TV. We were entertained before dinner with in-car video from Mark Senior at VIR. This video was really unique because it was captured with a backward-facing camera. Mark recently added that to his video set-up to compliment the usual forward-facing unit, and this was the unedited footage from the rear as he raced his Spec Miata at the Double SARRC/Double MARRS. It was pretty cool to see cars suddenly slide backwards into view as Mark passed them. You could see their drivers frantically trying to keep up but inevitably fall behind. And we had lots of fun trying to guess his position on the track while looking backward at the last corner station he had just passed. What a hoot!
Summary of Minutes of NCR-SCCA Monthly Board of Directors Meeting
August 17, 2011
PRESENT: Rex Deffenbaugh, RE, Mark Senior, James Shanks, Ron Gentry, Steve Keadle, Chris Severt, Elizabeth Severt, Ginny Condrey, Wayne Quick, John Lindquist, Annie Lindquist, Vern Harrison, Jerry Pell, Heather Powers, John Uftring and, via telephone, Sara Snider.
Summary of the Minutes of NCR-SCCA Monthly Board of Directors Meeting
July 20, 2011
PRESENT: Rex Deffenbaugh, RE, Wayne Quick, John Lindquist, Annie Lindquist, Ginny Condrey, James Shanks, Ron Gentry, Jerry Pell, Steve Keadle, John Uftring, Heather Powers and, via telephone, Sara Snider.