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    I definitely treat people who wear a racing suit to the drivers meeting a lot differently. I assume they are a slow Porsche or Corvette driver and act accordingly.

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    First couple of times I went to the track, there was this old guy driving a Buick Regal. I though WTF? Got out on the track in my sporty car and couldn't keep up with him. Did I get pissed off? No, I followed him and learned his line, his brake and turn in points, etc. no now EVER criticized his car. This was with the Alfa club. Hell of a nice guy. His car number was 81 because that was how old he was the first time he put a wheel on the track. At 96 he was still shredding tires at Buttonwillow.

    The point is, most good clubs don't care what you drive, as long as it is safe, and you are not doing stupid things. If you are getting a lot of crap at the track, you are with the wrong organization. You might be a little self conscious too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    I definitely treat people who wear a racing suit to the drivers meeting a lot differently. I assume they are a slow Porsche or Corvette driver and act accordingly.
    Touche' I was going to add that there are a lot of very very impressive drivers and they are not wearing a racing suit. I also see guys wearing racing suits and the are not all that impressive in driving.

    Slodrew, you imagine a caste system at the track that does not really exist. Maybe I am blind, but I don't see it. There are guys with a ton of experience and thousands of laps around different tracks, but they are almost all very supportive and cool. I really can't think of anyone here or elsewhere who is not. Then there are the nubees, often afraid to ask questions when they ought not to be.

    In my opinion the only one seeing a caste system here is you. Mellow out and just drive. Like I said, no one is judging you. In fact, I usually take more interest when I see an unusual car hitting the track. If you are getting questions and comments I bet most of it is just interest in your unusual ride and not anyone looking down their nose upon you.

    Trust me, nearly all of us here on this forum have been humbled numerous times on the track by numerous things. I know I have. I have no right to be a snob and I don't think I am, maybe others care to differ.... We might talk smack sometimes because we are all friends and acquaintances and we like to stereotype driver profiles on the car type, but that is all in jest. We really don't take any of this that seriously. None of us have names like Raikonnen, Schumie, Rosberg, Hamilton, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaysman View Post
    First couple of times I went to the track, there was this old guy driving a Buick Regal. I though WTF? Got out on the track in my sporty car and couldn't keep up with him. Did I get pissed off? No, I followed him and learned his line, his brake and turn in points, etc. no now EVER criticized his car. This was with the Alfa club. Hell of a nice guy. His car number was 81 because that was how old he was the first time he put a wheel on the track. At 96 he was still shredding tires at Buttonwillow.
    I hope I am still hitting the track when I am 96... as long as I am ahead of Slodrew! :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    I definitely treat people who wear a racing suit to the drivers meeting a lot differently. I assume they are a slow Porsche or Corvette driver and act accordingly.
    Hey stop making fun of SCCA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slodrew View Post
    I get the point.. I don't belong here.. you guys f'n suck.. I don't even feel like f'n going back. I'm done... **** you guys! All of you guys! I'm not impressed! You're not that f'n cool.. you all can suck my f'n dick
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    For Slodrew:

    About 20 years ago I had a very wise customer teach me a lot of important life lessons. Sometimes he would just come by to visit. I still remember a lot of great things he taught me.

    One day he came by and were chatting, I don't remember about what, but I do remember what he said. He said, "When we are young we worry about what other people think about us. When we are middle age we quit worrying about what other people think about us. When we get old we realize no one was paying attention anyways." That is something worth pondering and taking to heart.
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    cool well I feel a little better after reading these posts.. kinda feel like an a-hole for whining like a ***** too

    I hadn't really thought about it before but it probably is just that group.. there seems to be a lot of racing suits in the driver's meetings..

    I know I didn't just imagine it all either because I had a friend with me the first 2 times I went out and she was more bugged about it than I was..

    Anyway, I'm going to give it another go tomorrow with extremespeed and see if I can get a couple decent sessions in before it gets too hot.

    I better get some sleep..

    peace

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    ^^^Don't skimp on safety equipment. Listen to your instructor. Get a lot of seat time. Have fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    ^^^Don't skimp on safety equipment. Listen to your instructor. Get a lot of seat time. Have fun!

    And steer clear of the Sheriff even if you drive a cop car.
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    Wow! What a difference! I take back everything I said about everybody except the sheriff lol.. This is a much much better group for me. Open Track Racing seems to cater to the pretentious, self important a-hole crowd. Don't get me wrong, the staff and instructors at the OTR events are helpful and cool and I never had a problem with any of them and they get you out on the track with lots of seat time without much to do. But for whatever reason it's common to see a lot of brand new high dollar racing suits at the driver's meetings being worn by guys that have no appreciation whatsoever for guys like me lol.. Nonetheless, I'll most likely be going to more of their events and when I do I'll be coordinating with some of the people that I met today. So in a way I'll be bringing some new friendly faces with me That will probably really piss them off lol! Thanks for your patience guys! I had a great day and I now have a completely different perspective on things.. those people were f'n cool!

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    See what happens when you're not such a prick in person, like you were here?

    Glad to hear your attitude has "changed"... keep it going in the right direction and mine might change about you...

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    What's wrong with wearing a driving suit? Safety first my friends. I don't normally wear them to drivers meetings but sometimes it's necessary because the session starts right after the meeting.


    For someone who feels judged by the appearance of your car Slodrew, maybe you shouldn't judge others based on appearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmoe Money View Post
    See what happens when you're not such a prick in person, like you were here?

    Glad to hear your attitude has "changed"... keep it going in the right direction and mine might change about you...
    lol I don't really care what your attitude about me is.. This is a web forum, this is not in person. I admitted I was wrong and made my apologies and all you have to say is you might change your attitude about me? lol ok whatever dude. And who exactly are you? the Sheriff's Deputy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_5 View Post
    What's wrong with wearing a driving suit? Safety first my friends. I don't normally wear them to drivers meetings but sometimes it's necessary because the session starts right after the meeting.


    For someone who feels judged by the appearance of your car Slodrew, maybe you shouldn't judge others based on appearance.
    I don't care if you're red, white, black, brown, gay, straight, wearing a racing suit, or wearing a freakin tutu.. if you're nice to me, I'm going to be nice to you.. as long as you're not too nice, if you know what I mean

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    Glad you plan to continue going to track events.

    Driving suits are mandatory for wheel to wheel racing, and safer for track driving in general. That said, if you are going to drive on the track at least wear natural fiber clothing from neck to wrists to ankles, and buy some $5 leather gloves at Home Depot if you can't do anything else.

    I am always amazed how many people don't wear gloves. I watched a guy climb out of his expensive BMW, in his Momo suit & shoes, but without gloves. He had his fire extinguisher and wanted to open the hood of his smoking car, but it was too hot for his bare hands...
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    just read through the whole thread....
    still trying to figure out slodrew is...he is pulling our legs.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by slodrew View Post
    Wow! What a difference! I take back everything I said about everybody except the sheriff lol.. This is a much much better group for me. Open Track Racing seems to cater to the pretentious, self important a-hole crowd. Don't get me wrong, the staff and instructors at the OTR events are helpful and cool and I never had a problem with any of them and they get you out on the track with lots of seat time without much to do. But for whatever reason it's common to see a lot of brand new high dollar racing suits at the driver's meetings being worn by guys that have no appreciation whatsoever for guys like me lol.. Nonetheless, I'll most likely be going to more of their events and when I do I'll be coordinating with some of the people that I met today. So in a way I'll be bringing some new friendly faces with me That will probably really piss them off lol! Thanks for your patience guys! I had a great day and I now have a completely different perspective on things.. those people were f'n cool!
    Schmuck. I posted an olive branch (if you even know what the expression means), and you single me out. Did you read this?

    ^^^Don't skimp on safety equipment. Listen to your instructor. Get a lot of seat time. Have fun!
    I also take umbrage (Google it, idiot) at you disparaging Open Track Racing ("OTR"), which is the most fun and best HPDE event organizer in SoCal. The owner of OTR, Kailo, is a personal friend. He runs laid back events at WSIR with tons of track time, good free instruction for beginners, the funniest drivers' meeting ever, free all-you-can-eat BBQ lunch, and free event T-shirt. All that for like $150-. I think the problem at your OTR events was YOU, not OTR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slodrew View Post
    Wow! What a difference! I take back everything I said about everybody except the sheriff lol.. This is a much much better group for me. Open Track Racing seems to cater to the pretentious, self important a-hole crowd. Don't get me wrong, the staff and instructors at the OTR events are helpful and cool and I never had a problem with any of them and they get you out on the track with lots of seat time without much to do. But for whatever reason it's common to see a lot of brand new high dollar racing suits at the driver's meetings being worn by guys that have no appreciation whatsoever for guys like me lol.. Nonetheless, I'll most likely be going to more of their events and when I do I'll be coordinating with some of the people that I met today. So in a way I'll be bringing some new friendly faces with me That will probably really piss them off lol! Thanks for your patience guys! I had a great day and I now have a completely different perspective on things.. those people were f'n cool!


    So happy you found the attention you were looking for all this time! And yes, I'm sure your imaginary foes in racing suits will be really pissed when they see your new friends. In fact, I bet they stage a revolt banning all of you and your crown vic from future events just because...

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    Are you one of those people Bill? How much is your suit?
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