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    I saw an orange Vette racecar being towed south on the 405 around 6pm today near LAX and was wondering if it was somebody from here? It has SCCA stickers but no Spec Corvette stickers. It only dawned on me after they were past me that it could be somebody here. I was towing my travel trailer, much less exciting.
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    If it was a C5 Z06, it may have been Carl's car (FatBillyBob). I saw him at WSIR today.

    Did you get the number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeColangelo View Post
    If it was a C5 Z06, it may have been Carl's car (FatBillyBob). I saw him at WSIR today.

    Did you get the number?
    In my mind I think it was a C5 because I was looking for Spec Corvette stickers but I really wasn't paying that much attention. Like I said, it wasn't until they were way ahead of me that it dawned on me that it could be someone from here.

    The car wasn't a bright orange, more subdued than say a 949 racing orange.

    Edit: I just noticed Fatbillybobs photo and it definitely could have been that car.
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    Sounds like Carl

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    Guilty!!! Coming from WSIR. Saturday Got 3rd in the rain on dry tires in T1 and 3rd in the dry in T2 today. Both races were really fun...they were battles but in different ways.

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    So funny to drive next to you on the freeway after all these years of being on the forum and not realizing it was you. If I had been able to catch up I was going to try and wave at least. I was the guy towing a travel trailer with a Silver GMC.
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    Carl, it was nice meeting you in person today. I watched the Group 5 race. Good driving!

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    Sorry for late reply. I'm old and had to sleep. Good to meet you too mike. Next time we will have more time to talk. When you are ready fir that specCorvette build John, Oli, and I are anxious to get you started down the path.

    Red_5. You know what I look like so next time we are at the track please come by and say Hi.
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