I'm showing up at the Q this sunday for the auto-x. Gonna caravan with some I-**** guys down to SD. (Yeah, I know, sometimes I can be a traitor ) Anybody else going? Tim, Matt, Jorge, Rob, Matt (aka vrt.buddah)? I guess I'll see Todd at least.
IF I get the deal setup right, . . . . one Z3 Coupe is going bye bye and THEN there will be a WRX to give you a run for your money, hehehhe. But I prefer Cal Club up in the LA area.
SCCA Cal Club
1st in STR (Audi A4 1.8T FWD with Auto/Tip)
1st in AS (Z3 Coupe - switched cars in mid season)
BMWCCA - not only took CS (all 6, 8, and 12 cyl stock BMW's) every event, but blew away 90% of M-Mod (modified //M cars).
SCCA Cal Club
2nd SK1 - lost it to a ZR1 Vette driven by Jerry Green at the last event. Was mine to blow as I was in the points lead. A real bitch coming straight from a friends wedding in Vegas directly to the track
BMWCCA - just about the same as 99, but fewer events as now too many come, and can't always get entered
2001 - would have tied up 2nd if I didn't get burned out a bit in mid season and go to play paintball instead. Might have 3rd with enough points . . . .
Also, there seems to be a very large showing of Subes at the Cal Club events. So you'd have fun at these too!
Well, to be honest - I like them both! Just can't keep both. I've had the Z for over 2 years now, and 50K miles. Its been very dependable, and did very good for me in AutoX. Beat cars you would not belive with it. And even though it feels "old" to me now, I STILL get stopped all over the place with folks asking about it!
But its getting outdated real fast - a guy with an M3 is now beating the crap outta me (went from me beating him by 3-5 seconds to him beating me by 2-3!) as well as the Vettes I was tangling with in our class. Also, if I get the WRX . . . .
1) my monthly loan payment will drop by almost $100
2) insurance will drop by near $40 a month
3) I am over with the honeymoon - the FREE maintenance and warranty till 50k miles - so now I will have to start paying for BMW service and parts - OUCH!!!!!!!!!
And so its time for something new . . . . now if you want to TRADE????