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Old 04-27-2005, 11:31 PM   #1
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A few things you missed at Sebring...

Just a few of the things everyone missed by not going to the SVTOA On-Track event at Sebring, FL last weekend...

One of the Ford GTs they were selling charity rides in:

Another GT and an AC Cobra owned by a Sebring area resident:

The big surprise of the show:


And one of my little ole car coming off the track:



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Old 04-27-2005, 11:55 PM   #2
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nice pics love the mustang cobra looks hot
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Old 04-28-2005, 07:26 AM   #3
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I can't wait for the new Cobra...something about pure muscle car power that brings out the Tim Taylor in me
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Nice shots. How was your track time?
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WOW looks like a Blast! The new Cobra looks great!
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We didn't time it, it was my first time on a road track, so I'm sure it would've sucked... But I did get better with each lap and I had a blast! Most of the time I stayed behind a girl in another SVT Focus, feeling out the car and the track, but my instructor thought she was holding me back, so I passed her and ran my last hot lap and pushed the car pretty good. The last lap my buddy was watching and said I went into turn 1 with several cobra's on my tail, but as I went around turns 1 & 2 and then 3-5, I separated myself from them... The cobras always caught us Foci on the long straights, but when we really pushed through the corners, they couldn't keep up. One thing that surprised me was how many '05 Mustang GTs were there. I knew there would be some, but there was a very high percentage.
Just an estimate of what was on the track out of probably 100-125 cars total:
95-04 Cobra's 35%
05 Mustangs 25% (GTs, Steeda's & Saleen's)
Other Mustangs 25% (60's - early 90's and Steeda race cars)
Foci 5%
Lightnings 5%
Other 5% (SVT Contour, Mazdaspeed Protege, Mazda 3s, Jag S-type R, 300ZX (blew engine), a Grand Marquis (the lead instructor's), plus a few other oddballs)

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oh my gosh, that looks like a dream to drive at. how often do they hold svtoa track days and where do they do them? were the other svt owners generally respectful of the econobox SVTs?
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They have several events throughout the summer, check out the SVTOA Web Site
They were generally ok, as long as you let them pass when you got to the straights. I would have liked to be out there just with the Foci or at least with anything but Cobras so I wouldn't have to worry about who was breathing down my neck and when to wave them by.
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yeah i'd like to see some track or auto-x related get togethers for svtf's instead of the usual car shows haha
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DAMN!!! I want to drive mine on a track so bad!! I want to see just how fast my SVTF can take corners and feel the G forces!!! hehehe
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