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> Scratcher (Costas' Camaro), now all in one thread....
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post Feb 14 2017, 05:47 PM
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Nice! That thing is a rocketship. The pilot seems to do an ok job too. lol. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)


LOL and thanks!

Talked to the BMW guy a bit....they put over 350k into that car.

Over TEN TIMES what I have in Scratcher.

I was all... "DAMN".
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Oh wow. So, where did they find his body? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drink.gif)
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post Feb 18 2017, 04:52 AM
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HAHHAAHAhahhahaahahah

I know, right?


Here is the story and some pics from the last race weekend.

http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch253.htm

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post Feb 22 2017, 02:36 PM
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QUOTE (Shortcutsleeping @ Feb 14 2017, 12:43 PM) *
QUOTE (trackbird @ Feb 1 2017, 09:27 AM) *
Nice! That thing is a rocketship. The pilot seems to do an ok job too. lol. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)


LOL and thanks!

Talked to the BMW guy a bit....they put over 350k into that car.

Over TEN TIMES what I have in Scratcher.

I was all... "DAMN".
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I'm sharing these videos with my BMW fanatic son. I'd say this should put the period on the "fast, reliable BMWs are too expensive to build" conversation. Scrather is definitely a rocketship. It looks like you got into a nice rhythm each race...
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post Feb 23 2017, 03:49 AM
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QUOTE (Shortcutsleeping @ Feb 17 2017, 10:52 PM) *
HAHHAAHAhahhahaahahah

I know, right?


Here is the story and some pics from the last race weekend.

http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch253.htm

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Thanks for sharing
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post Mar 1 2017, 04:35 AM
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QUOTE (Racerdad916 @ Feb 22 2017, 08:36 AM) *
I'm sharing these videos with my BMW fanatic son. I'd say this should put the period on the "fast, reliable BMWs are too expensive to build" conversation. Scrather is definitely a rocketship. It looks like you got into a nice rhythm each race...
Billy


Thanks for the kind words!

Yeah, I don't see how you could ever lap faster-per-dollar than a decently developed tube-frame car.

Honestly, Scratcher is pretty easy to drive and it's easy to catch a rhythm and just click off the laps. It was a damn good weekend!


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post Apr 29 2017, 05:39 PM
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Track record at TWS

1:40.9 going CCW.

Had four races as well, still processing those vids, but here is the lap.

https://vimeo.com/215260447


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post May 1 2017, 02:37 AM
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Fast!
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post May 2 2017, 03:12 PM
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What do you use to add captions in your videos? I have video envy now that I've started doing my own.
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post May 3 2017, 03:50 AM
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Race 1 of the 4 races that weekend. We have 2 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday, plus TT events each day with 4 sessions where your fastest one lap counts for that day.

This is R1. Lots of folks think I have serious power and really I don't. There were 3-4 cars at the event this weekend that could walk me....here is one of them. The start and first lap are pretty good, then it is a bit boring.
https://vimeo.com/215562986

I use Pinnacle Studio HD for vid processing. Damn easy to use, TONS of video tutorials on youtube to help you figure out stuff fast and it's pretty robust. NOT FREE, but with software and capability it always seems like you get what you pay for. I've used it for years, paid 70$ for it IIRC and love it.

Can do picture in picture (obviously, LOL) and has LOTS of canned transitions, captions, etc etc.

R2 of the weekend coming up soon.
TEASER VID FROM R2 OTHER CARS = OMG WATCH THIS!!! ----> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrGLOEOeW2U


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post May 3 2017, 10:06 PM
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Thanks for the info. I ordered a second camera over the weekend since rear view would be more exciting sometimes when you're running up front. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
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post May 4 2017, 03:06 AM
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Cool! Let me know if you need more info on Pinnacle, but I've found it pretty stout over the years. Looking forward to seeing some of your vids. I also sometimes put the camera on the passenger door so it sees me and also sees ahead and that's a fun view as well.

R2 (Race #2 of the weekend for my run group) (with snarky comments at the beginning!)
https://vimeo.com/215777762


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post May 6 2017, 06:36 PM
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R3 (I get walked at the start) = https://vimeo.com/216120473

R4 (I get walked at the start) = https://vimeo.com/216275524

Fun weekend and I pulled out a win in all four races but LOTS of folks have serious motors now and I think I am now 4th or 5th in the region on the power scale. Ug.

BUT, still fun and Scratcher is still doing great.


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post May 6 2017, 09:51 PM
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QUOTE (Shortcutsleeping @ May 3 2017, 10:06 PM) *
Cool! Let me know if you need more info on Pinnacle, but I've found it pretty stout over the years. Looking forward to seeing some of your vids.


Thanks, I'm sure I'll have a few after I dig in.

One thing I was wondering is if you have more pictures of your radiator hot side venting. I remember seeing some on the WDMS site but my searching skills seem to be lacking these days. I need to get around to that sooner than later. Did you have any problems cooking plug wires or anything else after you ducted yours?
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post May 26 2017, 03:00 AM
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Bored at work? Something to read here.

Last race: http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch255.htm

Vid links in the story.


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post Jun 6 2017, 10:49 PM
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I really wish I had kept a log like that. The setup book is great for data, but my one/two paragraph write ups at the end rarely have all the info.
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post Sep 5 2017, 12:02 AM
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Me and some magazine writers in a borrowed corvette with donated tires and brakes.

What could go wrong?

Oh yeah, this is the first time the car has been raced. And it is a 24 hour race. And I don't have my crew. Or my trailer.

LOL

http://www.witchdoctormotorsports.com/ch258.htm


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post Sep 5 2017, 03:20 AM
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Epic story!

You probably got lucky that the journos quit. It sounds like there was a lot of sim driving going on (railing on the car forever and nothing breaks).
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post Apr 9 2018, 07:29 PM
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Win 40 consecutive NASA races in a row and they write a story on you!

Starts on page 46

https://drivenasa.cld.bz/NASA-Speed-News-Vo...sue-3-April/46/

It was a 1.5 hour interview and then they spoke to two of my buddies. I was bummed at how much got left out, but it is still a neat thing to see your car in a magazine!


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post Apr 10 2018, 06:32 AM
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That's so cool. Congrats!
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