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Old 12-30-2011, 10:15 PM   #21
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Nice fable, Aesop.
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I guess what I was trying to convey was, ALL Corvette owners don't dislike Miatas.
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Passing corvettes is the most fun you can have at the track but I have yet to have a corvette driver be gracious and happy about it afterwards. Their reaction makes the experience. Porsche and other drivers don't seem to have such a problem with it...
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Passing corvettes is the most fun you can have at the track but I have yet to have a corvette driver be gracious and happy about it afterwards. Their reaction makes the experience. Porsche and other drivers don't seem to have such a problem with it...
I think most of them are getting use to a white Miata with blue stripes going faster than them around here. Most of them are nice guys and Ok with it after getting use to it.

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Most of them are nice guys and Ok with it after getting use to it.

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Passing corvettes is the most fun you can have at the track but I have yet to have a corvette driver be gracious and happy about it afterwards. Their reaction makes the experience. Porsche and other drivers don't seem to have such a problem with it...
I have been stuck behind Vettes. I have also, at one time or another, been stuck behind Porsches, Vipers, Ferraris, Lotuses (Loti?), EVOs, STIs, S2000s, 370 Zs, E36s, E46s, GTIs, RX7s, RX8s, Mustangs, Camaros, Cobras and believe it or not Miatas. I have also been passed by most of these kinds of cars as well (I can't recall being passed by a 350Z or 370Z now that I think about it). I have also been pointed by very quickly by all of these cars. I think there are nice guy/gal and jerk drivers and they are going to be nice or jerky no matter what car they are in.

I like to give the point by as soon as I can and then either learn from their lines or watch them go off the track a turn or two later.
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:28 PM   #27
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The nice part about tracking a Miata is that we don't have to worry about getting passed by an inferior car...like a Yugo.

$70k+ passing Miatas is called "traffic"; Miatas passing $70k is called "emasculation".
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What is the appropriate time to remind a C6 Corvette driver that their steering wheel came from a Cobalt?
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When you honk to pass in turn 2.
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When you honk to pass in turn 2.
"Flash genitals to pass" or "flash pistol to pass" in TXMC.
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I started with a Miata in late 1990 and then went to an S2K for more power, and now I'm in an 09 C6. I recently picked up a 99 Miata that I intend to convert to an HPDE car. I love them both for different reasons. The vette is so powerful, so comfortable, quiet, easier to get into, lots of storage and interior room, and still gets 28-29 mpg on the highway. The vette is expensive to track...tires, rotors, pads big $$$$ mostly because it is 1,000 pounds heavier. And if I crash it $40K gone. But a Miata... $20 rotors, $150 tires, a buy in price of $5,400.00 for a beautiful car with 54K miles. What's not to love
I'm with you .......... but it's a slippery slope

I started off in a 911, then when to miata, then spec miata racing and now want more power to adding a turbo

10K later (to do it properly and reliable), it's kinda defeated the whole $20 rotor argument

saying that i will never track the 911 again - too expensive but also too soft. the car looks after you and you go fast.... but it not real driving.

Driving and racing a stripped out spec miata is a visceral experience ..... and will teach you to be a much better driver in the long run
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The nice part about tracking a Miata is that we don't have to worry about getting passed by an inferior car...like a Yugo.

Yeah, but Miata drivers don't take to kindly to being passed by a CRV. ...at least the few that I passed at Hallett didn't seem to like it.
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Yeah, but Miata drivers don't take to kindly to being passed by a CRV. ...at least the few that I passed at Hallett didn't seem to like it.
That would sting a little for sure.
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Yeah, but Miata drivers don't take to kindly to being passed by a CRV. ...at least the few that I passed at Hallett didn't seem to like it.
That has got to make you smile.

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I'll keep an eye out for them. Probably just needs to be pulsed. If I can intercept them, I'll see if it is just something simple like that and save you some time and money.

The CRV (5-speed, RT-4WD) was a lot of fun. I had a full set of tired Hoosier R6s on it, and carried one on the back as a spare.

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I'll keep an eye out for them. Probably just needs to be pulsed. If I can intercept them, I'll see if it is just something simple like that and save you some time and money.

The CRV (5-speed, RT-4WD) was a lot of fun. I had a full set of tired Hoosier R6s on it, and carried one on the back as a spare.

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I need to pick up a set of used NB injectors and send them to be cleaned. I am getting these odd lean idles here and there.
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I'll keep an eye out for them. Probably just needs to be pulsed. If I can intercept them, I'll see if it is just something simple like that and save you some time and money.
And if you send me a big DeatschWerks decal or two I will put them on my track car to advertise you guys. I'm glad you sponsor the forum and you've always been helpful to me.
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I call the Vette Jockies, Vetteholes at the track. Most likely not to give you a wave by. That being said, I would love to track a Vette someday while remember my Miata roots.
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I call the Vette Jockies, Vetteholes at the track. Most likely not to give you a wave by. That being said, I would love to track a Vette someday while remember my Miata roots.
Meh, you aren't missing anything. I'd actually like to go the opposite direction and one day own a Lotus 7 replica of some sort. I was a on-track passenger in a Birkin once that had slicks on it and I've been ruined ever since. Ruined.

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