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Old 08-09-2018, 09:40 PM
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Event coverage and another nice photo from our last time out at the Spring Classic.
I think its exiting T11, #10 cornering nice and flat.
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Very few race tracks can match the cool temps at Laguna Seca in August.
20+ degrees cooler than San Diego.

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Very few race tracks can match the cool temps at Laguna Seca in August.
20+ degrees cooler than San Diego.
The problem with Laguna Seca is the 92db sound limit for cars on track. There are some weekend exceptions for major races but most racing is done with that sound limit. Before anyone says, 92 isn't that loud, a new Viper and many newer Corvettes are over that from the factory. Many aftermarket exhaust options are over that limit. Before planning on running any of the tracks / events in Cali be sure to check on sound limits for the event and make sure your car is under them before signing up. Laguna Seca is not a short drive from San Diego to find out you can't run or get a refund because your car is too loud.
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And then you want to think "why do these idiots buy a house there if they know there's a track?" But the real estate people don't tell them about the track! You have to disclose anything wrong to your knowledge with the house and land themselves but stuff like racetracks and airports don't have to be disclosed.
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We had a perfect week at The 2018 Monterey Motorsport Reunion at Laguna Seca.
Car ran awesome all 8 sessions.
My new Crew chief Matt kept the Camaro safe and fast.
Matt is a photographer, so we'll have a a bunch of photos soon.
The morning race was 30 minutes long and after our event photos are ready I will share it.
This video is the final race, the event had gone late so they kept our last race short and sweet.

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An enjoyable Sunday noon, 30 minute race that took 8 gallons of 110.
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Nice session ! Car and driver looked good. That orange 240SX was a rolling chicane. Good Racing with the pink 28 car too !
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I saw and photographed this car running at the Pre-Reunion. Missed the actual reunion this year as I went to Pebble Beach.

Your car looked great out there, very beautiful watching it come down the corkscrew.

I preferred the classing last year to this year. Last year was strictly SCCA Trans Am and IMSA GTO cars, so it was Camaros, Mustangs, Nissans, or similar street-bodied tube chassis cars. This year they had those IMSA prototypes like the Toyota Eagle in the same class or the Porsche 962. Bill won last year in the 91 Duracell Camaro (#33).
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Thanks guys for the nice comments.
Kurt do you have photo link to share of your car week experiences?
The 240SX was actually a unique IMSA race car that participated in 3 hour long IMSA races while being driven by top IMSA drivers.

After our race I went and met Walt with the Pink Anytime Pizza Camaro.
Super nice guy, I was offering him hamburgers, a bowl of chips and sodas, anything to try and slow him down.

I very much enjoyed the GTP/GTO race group.
We had full green flag races, 8 races with no broken or damaged cars, no yellow or black or red flags.
2019 Reunion IMSA is the featured marque so expect a big turn out of GTP/GTO and GTU race cars.
Next Reunion I'd like to see a big 50 car GTO/GTU race.

This spring for the Long Beach Grand Prix the GTO group has been invited to field 34 Historic GTO cars in 4 races.

The GTP leaders slice through traffic very well.
https://youtu.be/70el9mWlHdI?t=14m49s

Photos from Matt my fearless mechanic.
The Camaro was so reliable Matt had time to shoot a few hundred photos.


https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...9hZTdpMXRWWjV3


6:56 Drag racing an off boost Toyota GTP car down the front straight.
Knowing he can't see you, had to lift at the pinch point under the bridge.

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Old 09-07-2018, 08:16 AM
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Reunion on TV soon.

Mark your calendars for September 23 at 9 a.m. Pacific Time for the one-hour special on CBS Sports Network.

Some of it on you tube already.
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Group 7b footage starts at the 4:00.00 mark in your YouTube link. Lots of good third gen coverage before it ends !
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Over Pre Reunion and Reunion we had 8 fun, fast, reliable and safe race sessions, no issues.
After the 2 race weekends the car was still perfect, not one missed shift or a wheel wrong in 8 races.
So here is my video of the 8 almost flawless track sessions/races.







If you watch only 1 this is my favorite.


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That's a wild car, stance on it is mean as hell
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Awesome!!!
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Thanks guys a little encouragement goes along way on this race team.

The Duracell Camaro was the best sounding Camaro at the event.
At 6:45 Listen as he rows through the gears like a pro stock drag car, great music to my ears.
Close behind I get beside the Toyota GTP on the front straight.

Reunion Race on TV tomorrow as in Sunday morning, September 23 at 9 a.m. Pacific Time for the one-hour special on CBS Sports Network.
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Originally Posted by Passmenow View Post
Kurt do you have photo link to share of your car week experiences?
Unfortunately, haven't had much success (or even time) lately with freelance stories and photos. I do post to instagram. I got several shots of your car coming through the corkscrew and down the straight right after. Only posted one to Instagram thus far.

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Kurt thank you for the photo.
Lighting is just right, really lights up the car and the BBS wheels.
Then I spent an hour looking at your photos and your hashtags linked to hundreds of event photos.
Noticed the cool font on your 33 car numbers, channeling the Duracell car?

Where you took the photo, from the Corkscrew to the apex of T9 is one of my favorite places on track and to spectate at as well.
You come over the Corkscrew blind but hopeful for an opportunity to pass somebody before the apex of T9.
Unlike other areas where you set up a pass descending from the Corkscrew offers rare and unexpected passing opportunities.

I'll tell you racing with HMSA and all the Historic race cars is a real thrill.
It surprises me how far in advance all these races require commitment for participation.

For example.
The 10 was already entered and accepted to the Long Beach Grand Prix to be held April 2019.
Many Hotels are already sold out in the area for the weekend.
We race twice on Friday and once on Saturday.
Considering changing the Weismann quick change spur gears for 160mph top speed on the long front straight.
We are going to have a great time, but we joke our race should provide a bump for beer sales as spectators file out of the stands when the Pros are not racing.
By April I should have 300 Long Beach practice laps on the I-racing simulator.
I also like to study Video of the Long Beach race from 1988.

For the August 2019 Pre Reunion and Reunion already have lodging reservations, as you know difficult and expensive to find a place short notice during car week.
Deadline to enter Reunion is 1/20/19.

The 10 was also entered and accepted to the private pavement event at the Thermal club next month.

A race every 3 or 4 months in the 10 gives our 2 man team plenty of time to get motivated and race prep the 10 well in advance.

Since the 10 is running great we have had time to race prep the 5 car too.
The 5 is a 1992 Weaver chassis, 18 degree 730hp V8, 4th gen Camaro, Andy Porterfield's last race car.
Perhaps we can get to Laguna Seca this spring with the 5 for the sound free Spring Classic race.
That would give us plenty of time to prep the 10 between Long Beach and Pre-Reunion/Reunion.

Then in May we have a private track day scheduled at Buttonwillow for the #30 911.

Until a new owner for the 10 is found we plan to enjoy it every chance we can.
Again Kurt thank you for the stunning photo and the kind words.
I owe you a burger and beer sometime soon!

Photo of the 10 and company.


Long Beach 1989 in Hot Rod magazine.
I remember seeing this issue/photo in 89 and thinking I like my cars too much to subject them to racing.


How I feel when the race car is ready and in the trailer 2 weeks before race day.


A bit off topic, though related to Laguna Seca...We did spectate last month at Rennsport.
I'm more of a Renaissance racer, new Porsches and most new cars don't interest me.
It's terrible new car owners with slick automatic transmissions with auto rev downshifts have forgotten how to shift an H pattern or how to heal/toe downshift.
On track No nannies for me!

My favorite Porsche race car, the 917/30 Can Am killer with an air cooled 12 cylinder turbo and over 1100hp.

The best part of spectating was not towing and not being stuck in the right two lanes.
Except for construction zones and a few miles in LA, we drove 6 hours at 80 to 90mph and only passed a few cars, traffic was flying!
It was a great debut for our black 911 that started the trip with only 100 miles on it after a complete restoration.

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2019 Long Beach tease video with a couple Historic Trans Am edits.

Thermal next month and 10 is ready now.
Case of oil, Gibbs 5/30
oil filter change
adjusted valves
replaced 1 toe link spherical
new brake fluid, Castrol React SRF

Les in the red Capri (ex Lyn St James) will be our pit neighbor for the Thermal race.
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Life is better at the track.
another nice photo, at Reunion in the corkscrew.
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Very happy with the Thermal Club track configuration for next weekend.
Might hit 150+ on the long straight.
Rest of track, facility and dream homes on the track are stunning.
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Originally Posted by Passmenow View Post
Kurt thank you for the photo.
Lighting is just right, really lights up the car and the BBS wheels.
Then I spent an hour looking at your photos and your hashtags linked to hundreds of event photos.
Noticed the cool font on your 33 car numbers, channeling the Duracell car?

Thanks, glad you liked it! I have several more in and around the corkscrew, just haven't had the free time to really go through the pics. I think I took over 6 thousand pics during car week...

The 33 lining up with the Duracell car is a coincidence; I chose it for autocross for personal reasons. However, I did get to line my car up next to the 33 car for a cool photoshoot about a year ago.
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Thanks, glad you liked it! I have several more in and around the corkscrew, just haven't had the free time to really go through the pics. I think I took over 6 thousand pics during car week...
That's a lot of photos to go through.

Video from Thermal.

Photos from Thermal.
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No door but still need to be able to get out quick.

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That's a lot of photos to go through.
I added two here, got a few of you coming in to the corkscrew that I'm touching up...

https://www.kurtklingensmith.com/Prints/i-kM7W6rd
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Happy New Years!
Beautiful photos Kurt thank you, lighting and focus are amazing.
Your Pebble Beach photos are stunning as well.

It's a wonderful gift to see the car at Laguna Seca and reflect on a great car week.
If you find a favorite PM me, I'd like to blow one up/frame it and hang it near my racing simulator.
Come on over and run some laps at laguna Seca sometime?

Just sent my entry in for 19 Reunion, you going again?
Would be thrilled to be accepted into the big GTO/GTU Reunion race group.

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I added two here, got a few of you coming in to the corkscrew that I'm touching up...

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The #10 has been accepted and is scheduled to race at the following events.
Drop in and visit if you see us at a race.

We have the #10 dialed in and running well.
It is for sale and this will be our last year racing it.

It's been a fun adventure racing and dialing in the #10.
I could not have done this alone, so above all else a big thank you to all our race friends that have helped in the garage and at the track.

Time for us to move on and give a new owner the opportunity to share the excitement of racing #10 in these high profile historic races.

Next year we plan to do some local races with our other race car.
Life is better at the track.

The #10 is available now and already accepted to the following historic races.

Long Beach Grand Prix on the streets of Long Beach.
https://gplb.com/

Trans Am Speedfest at Laguna Seca.
https://www.weathertechraceway.com/trans-am-speedfest

Monterey Pre-Reunion at Laguna Seca.
https://www.weathertechraceway.com/monterey-pre-reunion

Monterey Reunion at Laguna Seca.
https://www.weathertechraceway.com/r...sports-reunion

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