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06-03-2002, 08:43 AM
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06-03-2002, 09:38 AM
We\'re signed up for it, and Road Atlanta on July 13/14

Julie will be driving her 2000 996 (new acquisition) <br><img src="">

06-03-2002, 09:55 AM
When U.S. was talking about the problems, saying it couldn't be done without a balance shaft, Lancia (as I recall) built one that worked.


06-03-2002, 10:16 AM
July 13 and 14 for Peachtree BMW driver school.
Are you a member of NASA???
If you are, I have info on a driver school at Carolina Motorsport park in August.<br><img src="" height=99 width=155>

06-03-2002, 10:17 AM
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06-03-2002, 10:24 AM
Sean Smith is going, Julie and I are going, and another friend of Sean's. We should hook up with you somewhere around G'boro on our way south on Friday.

I'm not a member of NASA. I have one school in Sept and one in Oct, haven't signed up for August yet. I've heard CMP is really hard on brakes and tires, I really like VIR, but Road Atlanta will be a rush to drive after seeing 3 Petit LeMans there<br><img src="">

06-03-2002, 11:03 AM
The main reason that FWD econoboxes (even those tarted up to be performance sedan's) use V6 engines is because they can't fit Inline 6 engines transversely, as dictated by the FWD drivetrain..

Mercedes dropped the Inline 6 a few years ago due to cost cutting, they use the same V8 engine block, minus 2 cylinders.

BMW, thankfully, is still run by engineer's. Lexus is a worthy competitor as they try to emulate this philosophy more so than the others, eg Acura/Honda.

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