Used to be an SCCA member but let it lapse when my car I was building got delayed due to life.
I've really only ever been interested in 2 types of cars: 1st gen CRX and Corvairs. I drove an '84 CRX for 23 years. It's a 1 owner and I still have it although not tagged anymore. Blown head gasket but still runs and drives around my dad's shop.
I've been a Corvair guy for some 20 years now. Got it honestly from my dad and brother. Brother started autocrossing and I followed. Then we did time trials at Corvair conventions. Then I started hanging out with friends from all over east coast that were SCCA road racing: CMP, VIR, Road Atlanta, Roebling, Lime Rock, Summit Point, etc. Last weekend I finally traded up for a 66 Corvair with a log book. Time to flesh the car out, upgrade it some, change it to be 'mine', do the double school at Roebling in '16 and go play with them.
I'm looking for autocrosses and/or time trials to flesh the car out this summer.
I've got a friend with a convertible Miata I'm trying to talk into autocrossing since he can't take it on the track w/o a cage or top. I'll have to talk him into investing in a full fledged race car one day.
Our autocross program is better than it has ever been, with all our events being on National style courses (50-80 second runs). Our club is full of some great drivers, so the competition is pretty impressive, as we do 150-200 drivers almost every event.
Hope to see you and your friend in a parking lot real soon.
Thanks! Wow... most of my autox experience is Corvair related so maybe 50 entrants at conventions. That's an impressive event. I'd never be real competitive...but I'm a decent driver. I've placed in several Corvair conventions, even got FTD at one event in a borrowed car but it was a fluke. The owner let me break it for him and another hot shoe.
I looked around the forum for these locations for the 2015 calendar, Black Lake and Metrolina? Can someone point me to addresses for all the locations? I'm down here in Piedmont/Powdersville, SC. Need to plan trips.
And to be clear, I was a member of the SCCA only to get my road racing license. Not a professional autocrosser by any means... it's just not fast enough these days.
Last Edit: May 29, 2015 15:25:01 GMT -5 by 66Corvair
You will find our Autocross/SOLO courses to be very fast when located at the ZMax or Black Lake sites. With the large lots and wide gates they are more like road courses found on closed course tracks. We also do track day type events at local road courses such as Carolina Motor Sports Park located near Kershaw, SC and Charlotte Motor Speedway. Each of our event facilities can be easily located via Google Maps or other applications.
Brian Gause Central Carolinas Region Regional Executive Past SOLO Chair Time Trial Almost Everything Region Chef