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I12XLR8
June 26th, 2015, 12:26pm
Am I even allowed to post on something I know nothing about? Well, no reason to stop now I guess.

I have questions:

1. Who is allowed to race/who decides (can new 17 year old driver get in on this?)
2. Is there always room for more teams?
3. Doesn't this look like a great candidate? (As long as I get there firsth) http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/ottawa/2002-volkswagen-passat-v6-glx-4-motion-wagon/1068743017?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

Please humour my need to look ridiculously far forward. Thanks.

snail
June 26th, 2015, 12:29pm
looks awesome,

wing
June 26th, 2015, 12:30pm
Givr they are always looking for cars. No experience required or skill.

Jon.0
June 26th, 2015, 12:36pm
Please humour my need to look ridiculously far forward. Thanks.

I'm already working on getting my ice racer ready for next year. Never too early!

I don't know anything about the 4motion AWD system, but after talking to Shaun about the AWD BMW he was running last year, not all AWD systems are created equally. He was really struggling because the car was constantly freaking out and cutting power. Subarus are most popular because they're dumb: press loud pedal, wheels spin, sickmaladedriftyo. But really, whatever car is cheap and runs is best car. It's an absolute blast, no matter what you're driving.

dbg
June 26th, 2015, 12:36pm
I think there is an age limit though?

Also, will Capital City Speedway still be available considering that it is shut down?

I12XLR8
June 26th, 2015, 12:39pm
I think there is an age limit though?

Also, will Capital City Speedway still be available considering that it is shut down?

Curious on the age limit...and whether this series will move if necessary. I guess that's something I should wait for...

1Morelap
June 26th, 2015, 12:41pm
drivers license is the age limit.

the track is still available to rent.

build it.

tellum
June 26th, 2015, 12:44pm
That Passat is great. You'd be firsth in everting!

dbg
June 26th, 2015, 12:45pm
You're right... the original owners still own the track; they just don't have anyone to run the place for the summer. So should be no problem for us.

What Greg said... build it.

karmaboy
June 26th, 2015, 12:45pm
FWIW- its a sh!t ton of work to get the track built. Ask Greg K.
If you plan to race...you should plan to volunteer.

I12XLR8
June 26th, 2015, 12:50pm
Cool. I'll present this as necessary to being in my car...won't be a problem.

Blind
June 26th, 2015, 01:10pm
drivers license is the age limit.

the track is still available to rent.

build it.
and we will come.

Scruffy
June 26th, 2015, 02:31pm
MCO's Snowcross Manager checking in.

We've recently been in discussion the owners and we are green to go ahead with winter activities this year. There are a few hurdles left to overcome, but we've got several months to organize ourselves. To answer your questions:
1) IIRC, G2 is required... Will confirm.
2) We haven't turned anyone away yet. Last year we had 15-20 cars start each race. More cars = more traffic = more fun!
3) Didn't look at the ad. If it runs, has heat and is less than $500 then it's good.

1Morelap
June 26th, 2015, 02:36pm
heat ? luxury race car.

I12XLR8
June 27th, 2015, 04:56pm
Passat needs a timing belt, tires, and he's willing to let it go for $400. I'm not familiar with the costs involved with changing that belt but I would imagine that it's not worth it?

Awesome wagon with V6, 4motion, and heated seats :)

Jon.0
June 27th, 2015, 07:23pm
If you want to do the work, go for it, but lots of running cars go for that. Cars that won't pass e-test anymore are prime candidates since the sellers think you'll have to sink lots of money into it to get it "on the road".

pyxen
June 27th, 2015, 09:12pm
Most cars just get delivered to the track and stay there all winter...then get towed out to the scrappers in the spring. Hoping I can maybe get in on it this year...last winter was just not good timing considering twins. Happy I got out to volunteer when I could!

tellum
June 27th, 2015, 10:36pm
Don't want to do that V6 timing belt. Yuck.
Whole front end has to come off.

mikeman
June 27th, 2015, 11:17pm
Ya but for ice racing ... How much has to go back on??

tellum
June 27th, 2015, 11:27pm
There's that.

I12XLR8
June 28th, 2015, 12:42am
Car is running but at high rpm it fights back a little. Seller thinks the belt slipped a tooth or two

I12XLR8
June 28th, 2015, 12:37pm
No trucks...right?

Jethro
June 28th, 2015, 12:58pm
From what I saw in my times there the 1999-2000 or so AWD subarus are a popular (and effective) choice.

1Morelap
June 28th, 2015, 12:59pm
No trucks...right?

no.


3 classes, RWD, AWD and FWD.

iandachef
June 28th, 2015, 02:19pm
Do you need any safety stuff installed in the car?

Jon.0
June 28th, 2015, 02:29pm
OEM seat belts and a helmet. Done. Pulling airbag fuses is a good idea too.

I12XLR8
June 28th, 2015, 02:35pm
Are most of them stripped (seats, interior, etc) or is that a waste of time?

wing
June 28th, 2015, 02:44pm
Waste of time

1Morelap
June 28th, 2015, 02:44pm
new tires. thats all you need to be competitive. maybe some gas.

Jethro
June 28th, 2015, 03:03pm
And don't hook your thumbs in the steering wheel spokes.

dbg
June 28th, 2015, 04:24pm
We stripped the rear of ours, left front alone. Dunno if it mattered but our team did well.

I12XLR8
June 28th, 2015, 06:18pm
My goal is to finish. Even finishing one will be cool. I think if we keep expectations for success low and for hooligan fun high and we'll do just fine.

The kijiji search is on!

sb_915
June 29th, 2015, 10:40am
Are most of them stripped (seats, interior, etc) or is that a waste of time?


Waste of time

we've always done pretty well and always stripped our cars. that's part of the fun :)

also, everyone says heated seats kick butt... I dunno but I'm always super hot in the car. remove all things!

I12XLR8
June 29th, 2015, 12:20pm
Yeah. It'll be a great excuse to get the team over for a beer and do some damage. Mikeman willing to pick up unneeded interior bits for sale online or does it all just go in the trash?

I12XLR8
June 29th, 2015, 12:25pm
Are there sound limits? Like, "my old subby had the exhaust break off at the cat and now I am willing to sell it for nothing" kind of sound? Does the exhaust have to come out behind the drivers door?

sb_915
June 29th, 2015, 12:29pm
Are there sound limits? Like, "my old subby had the exhaust break off at the cat and now I am willing to sell it for nothing" kind of sound? Does the exhaust have to come out behind the drivers door?
exhaust has to come out behind/beside passenger compartment. best sounding car we had was the maxima when we cut the exhaust off and welded up a side-dump, straight off the headers. so cool lol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeQxyehzD_M

FPOS
June 29th, 2015, 12:29pm
fyi, in that gen of Passat, 4mo is branding only. it's straight up A4 Quattro underneath.

dbg
June 29th, 2015, 12:34pm
Our exhaust fell off (we blame Greg) so we just put in a straight pipe. Was louder but would still pass Calabogie sound check. It's just a Subaru Legacy.

1Morelap
June 29th, 2015, 12:36pm
if you are near redline, you're not going very fast.

I12XLR8
June 29th, 2015, 12:38pm
exhaust has to come out behind/beside passenger compartment. best sounding car we had was the maxima when we cut the exhaust off and welded up a side-dump, straight off the headers. so cool lol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeQxyehzD_M

Perfect. Hunting continues today...

I12XLR8
June 29th, 2015, 12:46pm
fyi, in that gen of Passat, 4mo is branding only. it's straight up A4 Quattro underneath.

With the v6 that would be a killer car but I just want in this year to try it out. The least amount of work possible the better.

wing
June 29th, 2015, 01:44pm
Least work? Rent a spot, arrive and drive.

I12XLR8
June 29th, 2015, 01:48pm
OK. Not that least work. Pride of ownership is key. Plus I have to get my nephew in as well...the family bonding angle gets me leaway with the wife. He's good people but for sure I'm using him as well.

Such is racing...

Jethro
June 29th, 2015, 02:03pm
OK. Not that least work. Pride of ownership is key. Plus I have to get my nephew in as well...the family bonding angle gets me leaway with the wife. He's good people but for sure I'm using him as well.

Such is racing...

wife points with racing activities?
that's pretty slick Grant.

I12XLR8
June 29th, 2015, 02:51pm
When you guys talk about tires...are you usually buying new? I'm wondering if an $800 car with newish tires makes sense or if I should keep looking for cheap and worry about tires later.

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/ottawa/2000-subaru-outback-wagon/1078747614

1Morelap
June 29th, 2015, 02:51pm
tires should be worth more than the car.

dbg
June 29th, 2015, 02:53pm
tires should be worth more than the car.

Jon.0
June 29th, 2015, 02:54pm
Last year I ran the well used tires on the car. They were decent but not super. This year, since I've already got the car, I'm going to run at least 2 brand new tires for the front (fwd).

Don't over think it. As long as they're not bald, you'll have fun.

Jethro
June 29th, 2015, 02:56pm
Last year I ran the well used tires on the car. They were decent but not super. This year, since I've already got the car, I'm going to run at least 2 brand new tires for the front (fwd).

Don't over think it. As long as they're not bald, you'll have fun.

made for nice oversteer :-)

I12XLR8
June 29th, 2015, 05:43pm
This is happening tomorrow. That was fast.

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/ottawa/2000-subaru-outback-wagon/1078747614

mightymousetech
June 29th, 2015, 05:53pm
Guess you don't need tire measurements? ;)

I12XLR8
June 29th, 2015, 06:13pm
Sorry! Thanks anyways. Mike threw some info at me and with that the seller and I came to an agreement. So awesome to have an insider :)

iandachef
June 29th, 2015, 06:50pm
This is happening tomorrow. That was fast.

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/ottawa/2000-subaru-outback-wagon/1078747614
Nice those are capable of taking several feet of air, I know from experience.

I12XLR8
June 29th, 2015, 10:42pm
I can only hope to have the same experiences I keep hearing about. Really looking forward to it!

inverted
June 29th, 2015, 10:55pm
Looks like you did ok with the tires and newer parts.

She won't be pretty for long.

t
June 30th, 2015, 07:27am
Let us know what diameter alloys are.

They may fit Barb.

T

I12XLR8
June 30th, 2015, 07:31am
Negotiations included dropping the price and excluding the fancy rims. I only get the winters on steelies. Sorry Barbfans :(

I12XLR8
June 30th, 2015, 11:38pm
And so it begins...

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/30/1560f76386de059d61050fec6f9ba102.jpg

luker
June 30th, 2015, 11:46pm
I think someone may have broken Grant.

I12XLR8
July 1st, 2015, 08:33am
Why? Did I do it wrong?

luker
July 1st, 2015, 09:28am
Nope. Doing it right. All in kinda right.

pyxen
July 1st, 2015, 10:00am
Lol...nice work Grant :)

tellum
July 1st, 2015, 10:35am
Word. No hesitation. No overthinking.

Jethro
July 1st, 2015, 10:53am
^ what Tellum said. Way to pull the trigger.

Adam
July 1st, 2015, 11:31am
Shortest grant thread ever

I12XLR8
July 1st, 2015, 11:36am
Ah shit. Maybe I should rethink this...

Pete
July 1st, 2015, 03:21pm
Ah shit. Maybe I should rethink this...
[emoji38]

I12XLR8
July 1st, 2015, 09:40pm
I couldn't help myself :)

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/01/5a4497c2fa7c9d52a81115cfe5e08000.jpg

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/01/6a31b064da888e91b4b8cbb36a331033.jpg

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/01/992cac4bb152a8f242702d10123daf59.jpg

snail
July 1st, 2015, 09:50pm
Hey, you got a couple of months to go, I would of stripped it too!

1Morelap
July 1st, 2015, 10:12pm
can't wait to hit this.

mphysk
July 1st, 2015, 11:12pm
Shortest grant thread ever

Lol yes.

The MR. It works.

petawawarace
July 2nd, 2015, 12:30am
You know your supposed to do all this a day or two before the first race right?? It's more fun (ie stressful, tiring, chaotic) that way!! It's freaking July dude...barely.

I12XLR8
July 2nd, 2015, 01:09am
can't wait to hit this.

Me neither. Taparep :)


You know your supposed to do all this a day or two before the first race right?? It's more fun (ie stressful, tiring, chaotic) that way!! It's freaking July dude...barely.

I will do what I HAVE to do in the cold. Anything that can be done when it's warm will be. I'm weak like that.

dbg
July 2nd, 2015, 12:19pm
Shit now it's gonna snow.

I12XLR8
July 2nd, 2015, 12:20pm
Almost feels like it. I watched the fireworks last night wearing a toque. A GODDAMN TOQUE!

I12XLR8
July 2nd, 2015, 12:22pm
Did I mention the Subbie has heated seats AND proper mirrors? Come on...ask me if I've got any Grey Poupon...

Jon.0
July 2nd, 2015, 12:27pm
proper mirrors?

Those won't last long. You'll be scraping the banks with them, and they'll fold in.

wing
July 2nd, 2015, 12:32pm
Lol ours was broken, spent 20 min fixing it. First lap, FUCK

Jethro
July 2nd, 2015, 12:38pm
ya, install mirrors on fenders....

31663

1Morelap
July 2nd, 2015, 12:50pm
that's not a mirror, this is a mirror. :)

https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11018823_10155286143330646_7808945980092516329_n.j pg?oh=1aae14f7ef3c5859ca6d28336b66bd5f&oe=5624AC4D

I12XLR8
July 2nd, 2015, 01:05pm
Where does one find a mirror like that? Such a great idea

1Morelap
July 2nd, 2015, 01:08pm
cdn tire bicycle section.

dbg
July 2nd, 2015, 01:10pm
Quick, buy it now while bikes are in season.

karmaboy
July 2nd, 2015, 01:59pm
You can have my ruckus mirrors. Honda OEM quality.
I think you earned them with oil change discounts.

31671

tellum
July 2nd, 2015, 02:04pm
Every Ruckus I see makes me want one more.

I12XLR8
July 2nd, 2015, 02:54pm
Sweet! I'll take them!

karmaboy
July 2nd, 2015, 08:50pm
Cool...got to find them. In a box in the shop.
I'll drop them at the next Flex oil change.

Jon.0
August 21st, 2015, 11:27am
Good looking ice racer candidate:

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/ottawa/500-obo-1999-audi-a4-quattro-sedan/1096266262?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

I12XLR8
August 21st, 2015, 11:39am
Cool...got to find them. In a box in the shop.
I'll drop them at the next Flex oil change.

Forgot about these. Did they ever surface?

Scruffy
August 29th, 2015, 09:17am
2 Subies ready to roll: http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/ottawa/1998-subaru-legacy-reduced/1084570231?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

BAM! Start your racing team. :)

I12XLR8
December 11th, 2015, 12:01am
I suck at updates apparently.

Outback has been stripped of interior comforts, air bags, and anything pretty. Brakes bled, extra set of winters loaded, and the only thing left is bleeding the clutch.

Soon the team will assemble and we'll see what everyone else thinks should be done to keep us competitive.

Now we just need winter to arrive

t
December 11th, 2015, 06:56am
Will it start sans le sac d'aire?

Parce que les sensors...la....

I12XLR8
December 11th, 2015, 07:59am
Is that a thing? I had no issues with the BMW...

Veyronkiller
December 12th, 2015, 11:11pm
My two old 1989-1990 BMW 325IX awd would make great ice racer. They have a dumb yet very functional AWD system unlike the newer BMWs. AND they have an LSD rear diff.
Red one would be best the black one is a little too nice for ice racing.

I'm seriously considering taking the red car and making mad max style ice racer roll cage and special side panels for sliding better on snow banks and make it nearly crash proof. But there is probably rules against that in MCO. We want to have a set of race studded tires for a local ice race track (same one i shown in the wildcat ice race video)
I understand the MCO ice race is a no stud rule just winter tires.

1Morelap
December 13th, 2015, 10:21am
Build it.

Veyronkiller
December 13th, 2015, 09:42pm
Build it.
Where could I race this contraption ? Apart from my local everything goes track..

1Morelap
December 13th, 2015, 09:46pm
MCO ice racing. it's not complicated, a car with a seat belt is required, some other stuff too. Last years rules, http://www.mco.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/MCO-Ice-Race-2015-Supplementary-Regulations.pdf

sb_915
December 13th, 2015, 10:16pm
You can't put ram bars on the car. Safety is ok but anything that could be dangerous if you hit another car will not be allow

I12XLR8
December 13th, 2015, 10:46pm
Will it start sans le sac d'aire?

Parce que les sensors...la....


Is that a thing? I had no issues with the BMW...

Started and drove it to the side of the house. Airbag light on and brakes/clutch feel good. Done.

Veyronkiller
December 13th, 2015, 10:47pm
You can't put ram bars on the car. Safety is ok but anything that could be dangerous if you hit another car will not be allow
I would do something safe for both other cars and my own. I was to reenforce the bumper to protect the rad. Nascar style driver protection with metal plate to allow sliding (and not catching another car or the snowbank)

wing
December 13th, 2015, 11:06pm
Overthinking. Most cars are just stock. Works

Veyronkiller
December 13th, 2015, 11:24pm
I don't remember if we kept all the doors or not..
At first, I didn't think about ice racing it. I was planning to take its drivetrain for the Puma.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BImgLO4p9LM

1Morelap
December 13th, 2015, 11:38pm
This 20 pages yet ? Just bring a car man.

Can't wait to get ice racing, going to be lots of new faces this year. Twoth boys, OneHans, Leblanc bros, etc etc.

Jethro
December 14th, 2015, 06:55am
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/14/798c1a9e48a4b6ba10e16bbadd9272a2.jpg

Pfffft. Steel plates. Crazy carpets are where it's at.

sb_915
December 14th, 2015, 09:02am
I would do something safe for both other cars and my own. I was to reenforce the bumper to protect the rad. Nascar style driver protection with metal plate to allow sliding (and not catching another car or the snowbank)
Yeah ok - as long as nothing is protruding that could puncture/intrude on other cars it should be fine.

But...Lol its going to be so heavy and go no where fast.

Lighter is better!

And yeah, don't over think it. Just drive!

mikeman
December 14th, 2015, 09:20am
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/14/a905f33f53349036be7ee6726fbd5b81.jpg

Scruffy
December 14th, 2015, 11:31am
NO CHAINS MIKE!

1Morelap
December 14th, 2015, 01:19pm
bam, 2016 rules. http://www.mco.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=17617

Scruffy
December 29th, 2015, 08:01am
Well guys, guess what. Our winter track manager decided to not be our winter track manager this year. So, to make sure that the winter sports happen, I've taken over as Winter Track Manager. I've already spent considerable effort laying out the track, finishing just yesterday before this snow dumping.

I'm going to need all of the support I can get. If anyone here is planning on participating in the 2016 Ice Race season, it would be appreciated if you would please help build/maintain the track. SnowX & the Winter Driving Schools don't require the same level of track preparation as the Ice Races do.

And it's fun. You drive a truck and a jeep, both with plows and drag a custom groomer around. We try to get people out 4 at a time so no-one gets overworked, and everyone has a buddy to talk to.

If you want in, PM me your email address here or send an email to snowx@mco.org.

Thanks guys!

Jethro
December 29th, 2015, 08:55am
I should already be on the list.

Scruffy
December 29th, 2015, 09:18am
Yep, you're on the mailing list. Have you been getting the emails?

I12XLR8
December 29th, 2015, 09:19am
I'm in for sure! PM a comin'!

Jethro
December 29th, 2015, 09:23am
Yep, you're on the mailing list. Have you been getting the emails?

got one for track layout help but it came with too short notice.
dassit.

1Morelap
December 29th, 2015, 09:30am
shitty, thanks for stepping up man. Who bailed ?

raggedrabbit
December 29th, 2015, 10:43am
I'maway rightnow but I got your email, I'll be available to help.

One
December 29th, 2015, 12:09pm
Im in, not sure how often i'll be able to make the trek from Rockland, but maybe Greg and i can carpool?

Pm a comin

Scruffy
December 29th, 2015, 12:11pm
shitty, thanks for stepping up man. Who bailed ?

Jason, but he didn't really bail. Still willing to help out, but doesn't want to manage it again this year.

yanrider
December 29th, 2015, 12:12pm
I'll try my best to help. Email incoming

t
December 29th, 2015, 02:19pm
VA. Of.tony@Gmail. Com

Scruffy
December 30th, 2015, 10:19am
I'maway rightnow but I got your email, I'll be available to help.

I'll need your email. Send me a PM.

For everyone else, the Google Group Invitations have been sent. Thanks Gais!

1Morelap
December 30th, 2015, 10:30am
when are the ice races ?

Scruffy
December 30th, 2015, 10:33am
Will start mid-February I believe.

Scruffy
December 30th, 2015, 10:50am
got one for track layout help but it came with too short notice.
dassit.

PM'd

I12XLR8
December 30th, 2015, 11:47am
I'll need your email. Send me a PM.

For everyone else, the Google Group Invitations have been sent. Thanks Gais!

Nothing?

Jethro
December 30th, 2015, 11:52am
google is GHEY.

I12XLR8
December 30th, 2015, 12:02pm
I didn't give a google accounts linked email, if that's necessary.

Jethro
December 30th, 2015, 12:11pm
if you have a google account it somehow finds you and uses that contact information based on some fuzzy logic google created.

can also be a youtube account as i found out.
i fixed the google and youtube account but then still had to change the 'email to" address in the google group after adding that address as an alternate to the one i don't use anymore from the youtube account.



see?
ghey.

Scruffy
December 30th, 2015, 07:52pm
I didn't give a google accounts linked email, if that's necessary.

Check junk mail? Regardless if that's your google linked email, it should've sent an invitation email to the account you sent me.

figo
December 30th, 2015, 07:59pm
I might be able to help a few times.

Scruffy
December 30th, 2015, 08:02pm
I might be able to help a few times.

Any help is appreciated, thank you. PM me your email and I'll add you to the list.

I12XLR8
December 30th, 2015, 09:24pm
Found it. Junk was the spot

petawawarace
January 17th, 2016, 05:48pm
So the mother in laws car just came up for grabs. 05 grandam. V6, body is decent,low km but subframe is rusted and broke where the steering rack mounts. They were gonna scrap it. I was thinking of patching it up and taking it ice racing. I have zero to no funds left between the 2 other race cars. I'm curious what you guys think it'll cost to run a race or two?
Stripping it and whatnot is free, but anything else I need to do? It's got decent all seasons on it so maybe a set of good winters for the front?? How much gas per race? Entry fees?

1Morelap
January 17th, 2016, 05:55pm
entry fee was $150 last year. +20/non member driver
find winters for all 4 corners.
you don't use much gas per race, maybe 1/2 tank ? use slightly more than an idling car for 3 hours.
find a couple more people to split costs.

petawawarace
January 18th, 2016, 12:36am
$150 per race ? And are there any dates out yet ??

1Morelap
January 18th, 2016, 12:46am
all i got so far is Feb 27th is the 2nd race. ya, per race. each race is 3 hours. it stops every hour to change drivers. there are penalty laps if you are less than 3 drivers.

petawawarace
January 20th, 2016, 10:01am
Any idea on when the races are? Trying to schedule things with the wife.

Scruffy
January 20th, 2016, 10:46am
Tentative race dates right now are:
- Feb 21
- Feb 27
- Mar 5

I haven't gotten confirmation from Richard (The organizer, aka 'observer' who was chased out of MR during introduction lol). Once I have confirmation, I will formalize the dates and open registration.

I12XLR8
January 20th, 2016, 10:53am
I thought there were four races. Am I making stuff up again?

Scruffy
January 20th, 2016, 11:11am
yep

1Morelap
January 20th, 2016, 11:12am
4 snow crosses
3 ice races

dbg
January 20th, 2016, 11:15am
We're still looking for a car...

Scruffy
January 20th, 2016, 11:17am
Snowcross Tesla while looking for Ice Race car?

dbg
January 20th, 2016, 11:18am
Yeah... no.

1Morelap
January 20th, 2016, 11:21am
We're still looking for a car...

and done. http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/ottawa/2004-subaru-legacy-sedan/1133280550?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

dbg
January 20th, 2016, 11:43am
Yeah is under consideration. Inverted wanted to go with the previous generation car, because lighter. The 2004 is 280 lbs heavier than a 1998. I suppose some of the difference is probably in stuff we can rip out, but...

1Morelap
January 20th, 2016, 11:45am
ya he's right. but time is ticking.

tellum
January 20th, 2016, 11:52am
Does it need to be AWD? Saw a beauty Toyota Echo on FB for $400.

1Morelap
January 20th, 2016, 11:55am
nope. 3 classes, fwd, rwd awd.

I12XLR8
January 20th, 2016, 12:05pm
Rwd would be hooligan fun

Scruffy
January 20th, 2016, 12:09pm
Rwd would be hooligan fun

It is! :headbang:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp7Z41k6wHc

Scruffy
January 20th, 2016, 12:12pm
I'm going to need all of the support I can get. If anyone here is planning on participating in the 2016 Ice Race season, it would be appreciated if you would please help build/maintain the track. SnowX & the Winter Driving Schools don't require the same level of track preparation as the Ice Races do.

Just wanted to say that I've had a lot of people step forward to help with these activities this year. All of the hard work that the many have put in is greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!

For those who've never been on MCO's winter track, here is a drone video Greg K took a couple years ago that showcases the size and complexity of the venue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz0tNf0Rd4o

I12XLR8
January 20th, 2016, 12:20pm
Tell me someone gets to drift the shortbus around the track.

1Morelap
January 21st, 2016, 02:02pm
Tentative race dates right now are:
- Feb 21
- Feb 27
- Mar 5

I haven't gotten confirmation from Richard (The organizer, aka 'observer' who was chased out of MR during introduction lol). Once I have confirmation, I will formalize the dates and open registration.

fyi, mar 5th is the rallyx sprint.

Scruffy
January 21st, 2016, 02:48pm
Right you are... Stay tuned.

goretexpretzels
January 23rd, 2016, 11:47am
I have a car, but may not have a team... Anyone looking?

inverted
January 23rd, 2016, 09:11pm
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160124/c3b7de81added8bacdc43429d4160b21.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160124/4cfc432710b43d991f5bea1320d7cad2.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160124/1e7a7c054c6266bba5e2e1a66f1f8df9.jpg

Picked up our weapon today, starting work on it tomorrow!

Jethro
January 23rd, 2016, 09:14pm
Sweet ice racer! Almost looks too nice.

inverted
January 23rd, 2016, 09:15pm
here is a drone video Greg K took

I think Ferd made that one!

Pete
January 23rd, 2016, 09:15pm
Sweet ice racer! Almost looks too nice.

SRSLY.

mikeman
January 23rd, 2016, 10:39pm
I have a car, but may not have a team... Anyone looking?

Details?

goretexpretzels
January 23rd, 2016, 11:05pm
'99 A4 quattro, automatic. Also bought a set of Gislaved winters.

I12XLR8
January 24th, 2016, 12:38am
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160124/c3b7de81added8bacdc43429d4160b21.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160124/4cfc432710b43d991f5bea1320d7cad2.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160124/1e7a7c054c6266bba5e2e1a66f1f8df9.jpg

Picked up our weapon today, starting work on it tomorrow!

Does it have some serious leakage issues?

inverted
January 24th, 2016, 01:03am
We'll find out tomorrow. Nice floors, no need to ruin them.

Scruffy
January 24th, 2016, 01:03pm
fyi, mar 5th is the rallyx sprint.

Confirmed with Richard on Saturday, the date of the 3rd ice race will be moved to Sunday March 6th to avoid an self-cannibalizing of MCO events.

The dates are:
- Race 1: Sunday Feb 21
- Race 2: Saturday Feb 27
- Race 3: Sunday Mar 6

The dates will be entered on the MCO website today, and registration will open later this week.

inverted
January 24th, 2016, 02:51pm
Sweet ice racer! Almost looks too nice.
Not for long... muahahaha... muahahahahha...

MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAHHH!!!

Jethro
January 24th, 2016, 03:12pm
Lol

pyxen
January 24th, 2016, 05:30pm
Not for long... muahahaha... muahahahahha...

MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAHHH!!!

Lol

Doug, exactly what kind of business are you running now?? That looks more automotive than anything :)

1Morelap
January 24th, 2016, 06:10pm
I was thinking cardboard box factory.

dbg
January 24th, 2016, 09:08pm
LOL we're finally getting around to cleaning up all the boxes and packing material from the big California move a year ago.

The front unit is about half automotive at the moment. The rest is storage. (We build scientific grade cooled CCD imaging cameras in the rear unit.)

Got some pics for you.

36548
Kevin came over to help. He brought a plasma cutter, which distracted James for a bit (as you will see in the Chump Car thread). In this pic he's cutting off the exhaust.

36553
The back half of it was rotted out so we replaced it with the straight pipe from last year's car. Didn't end up sounding all that much louder... there was a pretty big hole in the pipe.

36549
Mike is really happy about the new baby! Since Kevin can't drive this year (family commitments), James has jumped on board the team.

36550
Making a cardboard template for a skid plate...

36551
Cutting the shape out of an old hood...

36552
Some minor adjustments so the wheel won't hit it and done!

inverted
January 24th, 2016, 09:42pm
I was thinking cardboard box factory.
https://youtu.be/yD67ClenBEY

inverted
January 24th, 2016, 10:19pm
Couple more from today:

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160125/b861b350aa0d71dcf76d39f0347b0616.jpg
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160125/baf738f5b4807c86f8d2e4e40331de73.jpg

By the way, less leaks than expected! Awesome car for $300!

t
January 25th, 2016, 11:42pm
Those guys are moving into my turf.

they look like they have no clue what they are doing.

i am totally t-bagging that POS Subaru on wed.

inverted
January 26th, 2016, 11:06am
Lol k.

Awesome ice racing video made in Minden Ontario:

https://youtu.be/LtnN05LeCF4

Road trip?

1Morelap
January 30th, 2016, 09:29pm
36672

iandachef
January 30th, 2016, 09:34pm
Looks like it's gonna be the mco slush races this year

dbg
January 31st, 2016, 01:52am
Wow long day. Inverted and I put in pretty much a full day on the ice racer. Just a couple of little things to do, but it's ready to race!

Trimmed the front bumper to make it less vulnerable, and added a bunch of reinforcement (lots of screws). Installed tow hooks. Managed to get the transmission linkage lubed up and working a lot better. Got the hood latch working properly (some dummy thought he could cram the latch full of grease to fix it... we just had to get the cable freed up). Bled the brakes (whoa did it ever need it!). Swapped the bad wheel (thanks Slick!!!) and did a little "adjusting" with a file to get the other wheels to fit properly. Disconnected the air bags. Ripped out the whole interior behind the front seats. Attached the shark fin. Installed the bicycle mirrors. And added some much needed artwork. Probably forgot some stuff... it was a long day.

36673
Greg came by to add some much needed fast vinyl.

36674
Slick gets some prominent stickers! And Calabogie.

36675
No Limits AutoParts (with a big P), and more Slick-ness. And LotsMoreLaps.

36676
La Piece de Resistance - Inverted brings his artistic skills to the hood. Oh, and a little bit of MR in there too!

I12XLR8
January 31st, 2016, 02:08am
That looks awesome! Great job guys!

Legacy
January 31st, 2016, 08:39am
Looks great ! This a headgasket car or just high mileage ?

wing
January 31st, 2016, 09:54am
Both! Lol can't wait to drive it.

inverted
January 31st, 2016, 11:07am
A few more:

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160131/efca2cbd2b4b8575d578cc8960ac004d.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160131/70db5991b859f4ca92412d982bcff328.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160131/dbbeb272efc4b496d171e56906f5c879.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160131/57df0834cc79c0cd35b98fa14c047f3a.jpg

tellum
January 31st, 2016, 11:08am
Love it

raggedrabbit
January 31st, 2016, 01:16pm
You guys look serious.

inverted
January 31st, 2016, 08:42pm
We don't fuck around.

pyxen
January 31st, 2016, 09:22pm
is the punisher a sticker, or paint ? The car looks badass :)

inverted
January 31st, 2016, 09:27pm
Tremclad brush-on.

pyxen
January 31st, 2016, 09:32pm
well done! :)

Jethro
January 31st, 2016, 09:51pm
Slick ice racer.

I12XLR8
January 31st, 2016, 10:11pm
There's always someone that shows up to the party overdressed.

I12XLR8
January 31st, 2016, 10:11pm
Is registration open yet?

inverted
January 31st, 2016, 10:33pm
There's always someone that shows up to the party overdressed.
Imagine how it'd look if we bought it in June! ;P

No registration yet as far as I can tell.

1Morelap
January 31st, 2016, 10:41pm
but I think i just lost my autox number.

Blind
February 1st, 2016, 08:25am
punisher sticker. OMG! love it. want that sticker on my sled!

schmoo
February 1st, 2016, 09:13am
but I think i just lost my autox number.

You know how to fix that,.

inverted
February 1st, 2016, 09:55am
punisher sticker. OMG! love it. want that sticker on my sled!
Thanks! It's painted with a brush!

dbg
February 1st, 2016, 11:11am
He's not kidding, I watched him paint it freehand.

t
February 1st, 2016, 11:12am
kool punisher sticker.

must have been hard to put on straight.

t

dbg
February 1st, 2016, 11:15am
Asswipe.

1Morelap
February 2nd, 2016, 09:59am
https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/ice-race-1-capital-city-speedway-motorsport-club-of-ottawa-245962#.VrC187IrL4Y

registration is open. I signed up our car, how do yan and fred add their names to my registration?

dbg
February 2nd, 2016, 10:12am
Inverted signed us up... then noticed that you're supposed to add the codrivers first? Suggested he just get it sorted with the organizers.

I12XLR8
February 2nd, 2016, 10:28am
Looks like they have to sign up as co-drivers thn the Team Leader picks them from the pool? I'm just trying this now...

Edit: Damn it, Doug! Give me a chance to get a word in edgewise!

schmoo
February 2nd, 2016, 10:35am
Didn't all of you do this sign-up thing last year?

1Morelap
February 2nd, 2016, 10:39am
I only had the option of picking from " previous names " for co drivers. obviously yan and fred are not on the list. So I couldn't add them.

I12XLR8
February 2nd, 2016, 10:39am
This is my first stab at it. Do the co-drivers HAVE to sign up first?

wing
February 2nd, 2016, 10:47am
So complicated. Bring back cash sign ups.

#oldmanyellsatcloud

Scruffy
February 2nd, 2016, 10:52am
This is my first stab at it. Do the co-drivers HAVE to sign up first?

Yes... will talk to Richard tonight and see if I can make it easier.

Greg, I'll update your registration once Yan and Fred are signed up as co-drivers.

petawawarace
February 2nd, 2016, 10:54am
Is there any reason to sign up ahead of time? I'm going to make atleast one event, just not sure which one yet.

wing
February 2nd, 2016, 10:54am
Start order is based on sign up.... But if you don't care if you start last...

Also where is cold?

1Morelap
February 2nd, 2016, 10:55am
thankyou!! getting excited now. Trevor Hill has one car to sign up, Matt edmonds has one, plus another one or two cars from his office.

One
February 2nd, 2016, 11:02am
With the recent weather selling our ice racer is kinda appealing.

What happens if the track is mud/grass?

1Morelap
February 2nd, 2016, 11:07am
With the recent weather selling our ice racer is kinda appealing.

What happens if the track is mud/grass?

you get dirty.

https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/1915789_10150115870110646_3799764_n.jpg?oh=839004d 12adeb71975a926614a100bd8&oe=572EC6DF

schmoo
February 2nd, 2016, 11:26am
I remember battling with Mr. Van Dalen through the mud in 2010. Mitsubishi vs. Nissan. It was epic until the tire came off the rim.

dbg
February 2nd, 2016, 11:28am
Didn't all of you do this sign-up thing last year?

You're expecting an awful lot from people with short attention

SQUIRREL!!!

inverted
February 2nd, 2016, 11:59am
Is there any reason to sign up ahead of time? I'm going to make atleast one event, just not sure which one yet.
Event doesn't run unless the minimum # of cars preregister. I think it was 10 cars.

figo
February 2nd, 2016, 12:00pm
Registered all races, no issues.

#not computer guy

schmoo
February 2nd, 2016, 12:01pm
Registered all races, no issues.

#not computer guy

#guywhocanreaddirections?

inverted
February 2nd, 2016, 12:30pm
#guywhoactuallyiceracesinsteadoftalkingaboutit

schmoo
February 2nd, 2016, 12:36pm
#guywhoactuallyiceracesinsteadoftalkingaboutit

What are you trying to say, Mike?

inverted
February 2nd, 2016, 12:36pm
Register or get outta the thread lol

inverted
February 2nd, 2016, 12:39pm
Just make sure team leader is last! =)

schmoo
February 2nd, 2016, 12:45pm
Register or get outta the thread lol

Registration is too confusing.

Jethro
February 2nd, 2016, 12:46pm
I was mesmerized by the new header/new look on the mco forums. I wish I knew who to pat on the back for that.

Scruffy
February 2nd, 2016, 12:51pm
I was mesmerized by the new header/new look on the mco forums. I wish I knew who to pat on the back for that.

Schmoo

Jethro
February 2nd, 2016, 12:52pm
Schmoo

36732
;-)

schmoo
February 2nd, 2016, 12:53pm
Me? No way.

I heard it was that guy on the Board. Apparently, some people think he's destroying the Club, ruining relationships with sponsors, and even endangering the Club's relationship with CMP. Sounds like a total douche, if you ask me.

Blind
February 2nd, 2016, 12:54pm
Probably is.

inverted
February 2nd, 2016, 12:55pm
Registration is too confusing.

What? It's easy! First you register as team leader without reading any of the boring fine print, then you message your teammates to hurry up and go register while trying to cancel and make things right, at which point you realize you can't cancel without Richard's approval (even though it's 3 weeks away and no money has changed hands) so you email Richard to have your codrivers added to the team. Simple!

figo
February 2nd, 2016, 12:57pm
GREGORINI ADD MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

figo
February 2nd, 2016, 12:57pm
FITTIPALDDDDDDDDDDDDDIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIIIIiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

1Morelap
February 2nd, 2016, 01:01pm
Me? No way.

I heard it was that guy on the Board. Apparently, some people think he's destroying the Club, ruining relationships with sponsors, and even endangering the Club's relationship with CMP. Sounds like a total douche, if you ask me.


he should answer my email.

Jethro
February 2nd, 2016, 01:02pm
Me? No way. I heard it was that guy on the Board. Apparently, some people think he's destroying the Club, ruining relationships with sponsors, and even endangering the Club's relationship with CMP. Sounds like a total douche, if you ask me.

wow. who does all that and still have time for other stuff?

1Morelap
February 2nd, 2016, 01:03pm
GREGORINI ADD MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Greg van Dalen is already registered for this event! This registration can not be changed because the event organizer has disabled updates. If you want to make changes, please contact the registrar from your dashboard.

Greg van Dalen is already registered for this event! This registration can not be changed because the event organizer has disabled updates. If you want to make changes, please contact the registrar from your dashboard.
I paid 500$, my job is done.

schmoo
February 2nd, 2016, 01:07pm
he should answer my email.

WTF Dakota!? Do I have to do everything?

1Morelap
February 2nd, 2016, 01:13pm
I like the option to provide photo in the attendee list. Apparently I'm the only one that figured it out. #mensalevelunlocked

Scruffy
February 2nd, 2016, 01:30pm
WTF Dakota!? Do I have to do everything?

No, just haven't gotten back to him yet. Email inbound Greg.

inverted
February 2nd, 2016, 01:30pm
I like the option to provide photo in the attendee list. Apparently I'm the only one that figured it out. #mensalevelunlocked
Done and done.

t
February 2nd, 2016, 01:32pm
if there is anyone looking for a driver for some of these....lmk.

i am very photogenic and have strong opinions on how most people are wrong.

t

wing
February 2nd, 2016, 01:34pm
Petawawa guy is looking as well as a guy on mco

I12XLR8
February 2nd, 2016, 01:34pm
3 guys 1 car?

inverted
February 2nd, 2016, 01:35pm
http://forums.midnightruns.com/showthread.php?p=912895

Brian, Audi A4

Scruffy
February 2nd, 2016, 02:22pm
PSA: While it's unfortunate that the RallySprint was cancelled, it means Ice Race #3 will be moving back to Saturday March 5th.

1Morelap
February 2nd, 2016, 04:16pm
this was Jan 13th one season. we still played on the snow.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v86/1morelap/jan13thnosnow.jpg~original (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/1morelap/media/jan13thnosnow.jpg.html)

Jethro
February 2nd, 2016, 04:17pm
yikes.

probably looks close to that now after yesterday's weather.

I12XLR8
February 2nd, 2016, 04:23pm
Bam! Followed instructions like a chump and was done in 10 minutes. Amazing how that works...

Scruffy
February 2nd, 2016, 04:28pm
this was Jan 13th one season. we still played on the snow.

Keeping my hopes up.

petawawarace
February 2nd, 2016, 04:32pm
Petawawa guy is looking as well as a guy on mco

Think we have 3 drivers now. Depends what race we choose.

petawawarace
February 2nd, 2016, 04:39pm
The Regs say you can buy a temp membership, but when I try to register it says the team leader must be an MCO member? Am I going to have to buy a full membership for this one race?

luker
February 2nd, 2016, 08:40pm
Bam! Followed instructions like a chump and was done in 10 minutes. Amazing how that works...
But,but,but...you didn't ask 30 questions first. Imma feel let down [emoji1]

1Morelap
February 3rd, 2016, 08:15am
Keeping my hopes up.

yeah! stay positive
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/updated-winter-forecast-will-the-season-make-a-comeback/63082/

I12XLR8
February 3rd, 2016, 09:19am
But,but,but...you didn't ask 30 questions first. Imma feel let down [emoji1]

I'm in a program. On step 4 and taking it day by day

Pete
February 3rd, 2016, 09:24am
I'm in a program. On step 4 and taking it day by day

:pound: