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Here's something that I copied and pasted from Revrand of www.s2ki.com. My roommate with a S2000 showed this to me and I thought I should share it with you guys.


"For those of you that didn't make it out, it was a great time. 150 miles of canyon driving with some of the fastest street cars in America. I'd estimate about 500 or so cars showed up for the start of the run and about half of those actually went on the canyon run. Some very rare cars were there including a 2000 Mustang Cobra R, a new Porsche Turbo, a Ferrari 550, and an old Porsche Spider (200 hp, 1200 lbs). At the end of the day, there were quite a few damaged cars. I believe the final body count was 10 cars damaged to varying degrees (from small dents to totalled) and one RC51 totalled with the rider airlifted off the mountain.

I almost got rear ended twice by people that didn't expect my car to brake as well as it does (R4S pads), but other than that I had no close calls and managed to keep up with the fastest of the pack except for Sean from Motorex who was driving like a psycho on crack. Up in our pack at the front, we had Sean in an R32 Skyline with moderate modifications (including a full coilover suspension), followed by Russ Matusavich in his silver Viper, John from AEM in his NSX, another NSX from AEM (didn't catch the guy's name), and a guy in a modified S4 that was doing pretty well until his tires started melting.

One of the highlights of the day (other than the guy with the Cobra R totalling his ride) was seeing Justin in his heavily modified R33 Skyline miss the turnoff for the first stop... at 175 mph. The car sounded like an F16 as it passed us. We heard no engine noise whatsoever because the wind noise from the aerodynamic drag was so loud.

The advantage to being in front of this big of a pack is that we were already off the mountain when CHP set up road blocks for the rest of our group and started handing out no front plate tickets.

When the day was done, I had burned about 3/4 of a quart of oil, plenty of tire rubber, and enough brake material that the brakes were smoking like a bbq at the first stop (we had to keep rolling the car around to keep the rotors from warping).

Anyway, I didn't take very many pictures, but other people did - here are a few links...
Photopoint link... web page
Some more pictures web page
More pictures (good pictures of Cobra R and Subaru 2.5 RS crash) web page


The casualties, as far as I know, are as follows:
1 300 ZX (rear-ended a Saleen on the 405 while en route to the canyons - dumbass)
1 Saleen (rear-ended by the aforementioned 300ZX - bad luck to get followed by such a moron)
1 Mustand Cobra R (yes, the real deal factory race car - near totalled if not totalled after misjudging a turn and ending up in the guardrail)
1 Subaru 2.5 RS (was following the Cobra R... and followed him right into the guardrail - totalled)
1 Eclipse (from what I hear, him and an RX-7 played a little game of chicken and this guy lost... possibly landed upside down, but I've seen no pictures)
1 Camaro SS (from what I hear, went offroad and landed shiney-side-down, but I've seen no pictures of this either)
1 Supra (got into some sh!t with an RC-51 and an F-Body, not too badly damaged)
1 Honda RC51 (got into some sh!t with a Supra and lost... bike totalled, rider airlifted off mountain)
1 F-Body (couldn't tell if it was a camaro or firebird, but it got tangled up with the Supra and RC51 I guess... I didn't see any real damage)
1 NSX (When our group pulled off road to rest, he came in a little too quick to stop on dirt and just barely slid into Russ' Viper... very minor damage, but some damage nonetheless)
1 Viper (got hit on the rear quarter by the NSX)"

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[ August 01, 2001: Message edited by: BlazinWRX1 ]
 
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Wow, sounds like a bunch of total morons driving really fast and not knowing what they are doing.

He almost seems proud that the motorcyclist had to be airlifted off the mountain.

f*cking cagers.
 

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well... we had fun.

Wow, I didn't realize how good a day we had until just now -- must've just missed the road blocks, etc. Next time, leave daughter at home. :rolleyes:
 

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I'd have to agree. I don't like to travel in such large numbers. It just makes you a target for cops to mess with you.
 

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Sup guys,

It was suppose to be a fun drive and I wasnt able to make it becuase my leg was kinda messed up at the time. The two main accidents were caused by misjudgements not people trying to show off (although some people were out of control from what I heard). Anyhow, I posted the picture for people to enjoy so try not to make harsh comments, thanks.
 
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