April 27, 2013: (Sacramento) Davis Auto-X & Rehab Party

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April 27, 2013: (Sacramento) Davis Auto-X & Rehab Party

Post by volvie! on Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:25 pm

Hi Everyone,

A location for the 2013 Autocross has been secured!
Be sure to thank Mark and Gary for all their hard work in finding a new location for us this year!

The new location:
A Parking Lot in Rio Linda, CA
Closest Address:
649 West Elkhorn Boulevard
Rio Linda, CA 95673

Google Map (will open in new tab/window):
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=204434252242194614676.0004d9b5e94df30d43766&msa=0&ll=38.638864,-121.38588&spn=0.27514,0.676346



Surface is smooth blacktop, however, there are a few light poles (not an issue as they are far apart), and there is also a little elevation change, overall about 3-4'.

Mark and Gary are currently working on a course layout, but expect the course to be set up for best time not for drifting (i.e., any loss of traction will result in a slower time).

The Details:

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013

Time:
  • 6:45A (Gates Open),
    Driver sign-ins allowed until 8:20A (After 8:20A, you are a spectator).
    Spectator sign-ins allowed all day.
  • 8:30A (Tech)
  • 8:45A (Drivers Meeting/Walk the Track)
  • 9:15A (Event/Runs Start)
  • Will end when runs complete (depends on number of drivers registered).

Cost:
Pre-registration: Day-of-Event-Registration:
No pre-registration this year due to costs
(Remember this is for charity!)
Drivers (18 years old and over):
$30 per person
$20 per person
(4/26/13 update- costs are lower than expected;
driver price reduction)
Spectators/Passengers (18 years old and over):
$5 per person
Spectators (13 years old and over):
$5 per person
Spectators (12 years old and under):
Free

-Please Note:
  • Everyone entering the Autocross Location will be required to sign a waiver. If you are under 18, you must have a parent/guardian with you to sign waiver. There is no wiggle room on this. Property owner and insurance company are requiring it.
  • Must be 18 years old or older to register as a driver or as a passenger. (ID required at the gate.)
  • No one under the age of 18 will be allowed in a car on the course.
  • Prices DO NOT include lunch.
    Bring something to eat and drink! (non-alcoholic-only-- this will be monitored. Save drinks for the after party.)
    Google Map (restaurant search; will open in new tab/window):
    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=restaurants&sll=38.780852,-121.386566&sspn=0.549185,1.352692&near=Autocross+Lot+%2F+Course+Location+%4038.684353,-121.47855&t=h&hq=restaurants&z=13
  • Main event / day runs are for Volvos only.
  • After the main event Volvo drivers are all finished, we may sell laps (for Volvos only) to run the course for charity (time dependent).


Requirements:
  • Valid Drivers License and current car insurance card (checked at the gate).
  • Must be 18 years old or older to register as a driver or passenger.
  • Everyone entering the Autocross Location will be required to sign a waiver. If you are under 18, you must have a parent/guardian with you to sign waiver.
  • Helmets are required. PLEASE BRING A SNELL / ANSI APPROVED HELMET FOR EACH DRIVER AND PASSENGER. If you have any spare helmets, please bring them with you on the day of the event!
  • PLEASE BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR VOLVO IN PROPER WORKING ORDER, THERE WILL BE MANDATORY TECH INSPECTIONS BEFORE DRIVING THE AUTO-X COURSE.
  • Tech will follow basic SCCA guidelines such as secured battery, no hubcaps, nothing loose in the interior or trunk (cameras, tools, etc.), car in general good working condition, working seatbelts, no massive leaks, no fuel leaks, no bald tires, etc.
  • Only two people per vehicle. NO rear seat passengers will be allowed.


What to Bring:
  • Valid Drivers License and current car insurance card (checked at the gate).
  • (Correct) cash for registration/entry fees (we will have limited change and no credit/debit card readers)
  • SNELL / ANSI Approved Helmet
  • Your Volvo (only) in good working order
  • Suncreen / shade devices (pop-up tents, hats, etc.)/folding chairs, etc.
  • Food / Drink (non-alcoholic-- this will be monitored.
    Save drinks for the after party.)


Tips for a Successful Day/Event:
  • Go over your car prior to arriving (all lug nuts - no hub caps - secured battery - no bald tires - no loose items in cabin and trunk - useable helmet - no major fluid leaks - no modifications that would damage the facility - etc...),
  • Have correct cash (we only will have so much change available and no credit/debit card readers),
  • Volunteer as much as possible,
  • Please no pets,
    no alcohol,
    no loud sound systems,
  • Respectable driving to and from the facility,
  • Clean up after yourself, etc.


What to Expect:
  • We are planning on 4 runs per group, with a group of beginners and a group of experienced drivers.
  • If time allows we may choose to offer addition runs with donations towards charity, but this is time-dependent.
  • Food will not be provided.
  • Volunteers may be needed to run the course while the other group is out.
  • All runs will be timed with the option of the worst run to not be counted on your overall average.
  • Awards will be given for top 3 plus 1 or 2 special awards as appropriate.


Notes:
  • We need numerous volunteers to make this work.
    Cone retrieval experts especially needed as well as event set-up (April 26 evening) and take down (right after the event ends).
  • The event is based on giving all proceeds to charity.


Auto-X Rehab Party:
  • Sacramento Chapter President Mark Baldwin will be running the Auto-X and hosting the rehab after at his beautiful facility just a few miles away from the Auto-X.
  • This years AutoX Rehab party will include:
    *Chassis dyno (Dynojet) offering single pulls for $25 or 4 pulls for $75
    *JDM demolition, including an airbag deployment (hopefully), plus engine blow the proper way, followed by swings with the provided weapon of your choice (aka car smash for charity)
    *There MIGHT also be another shop owner doing window tinting for a special rate and possibly a corner-weight setup as well if I can get him on-board.
    *Food will be available for a few bucks. Provided food will be the usual burgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks.
    *If you want alcoholic drinks, you gotta bring your own and be responsible about it.
    *Car wash area / station
    *Music
  • All are welcome!
  • The parking for the party will give preference to Volvo's in the parking lot, non-Volvo's on the street.



Volunteers are needed. Please contact Mark Baldwin, SacVCOA President, if interested in volunteering:
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/events/event-flyer
Event Flyer page also contains interactive maps, driving direction gadgets, and weather information.


We hope to see you there.

If you have any questions, please let us know!

Take care,
volvie!



Related topic:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=277048


Last edited by volvie! on Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:52 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Auto-X Driver Price Reduction)

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Re: April 27, 2013: (Sacramento) Davis Auto-X & Rehab Party

Post by volvie! on Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:21 am

Hi Everyone,

A quick update from the Turbobricks topic:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=277048

The tint shop next to my shop will be open during the AutoX Rehab Party and will offer tinting for most volvos at $110. This will include back window, rear door windows, and 2 small rear windows. Prices will be more to add front side windows or to remove old tint etc. This is a great deal as this guy really knows what he is doing. First come, first served.
Mark
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=4552128&postcount=55

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Re: April 27, 2013: (Sacramento) Davis Auto-X & Rehab Party

Post by volvie! on Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:23 pm

Hi Everyone,

A quick update from the Turbobricks topic:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=277048

Let me know if you are planning on getting your sled tinted. The tint guy trying to figure out how many of his guys to keep on that evening. Mark
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=4553274&postcount=63

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Re: April 27, 2013: (Sacramento) Davis Auto-X & Rehab Party

Post by volvie! on Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:56 pm

Hi Everyone,

A quick update from the Turbobricks topic:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=277048

Hi Everyone,

A couple updates:
1. Call for volunteer Davis Meet Weekend photographers/videographers
2. Event flyers!

Item One: Call for volunteer Davis Meet Weekend photographers/videographers

Opportunity to submit your photos and videos for publication consideration in one of three different places:

1. European Car Magazine / Euro Tuner (Auto-X Photos)
2. Rolling Magazine (Auto-X & Davis Photos)
3. SacVCOA & GGVCOA Websites (Auto-X & Davis Photos & Videos)

Every year, this event is drawing more attention and coverage-- Help us document the event and spread the word while adding a photo/video credit to your resume while attending/enjoying the event!

These are amazing opportunities to get published!

If you will be attending the Auto-X and/or Davis events and have photography equipment, please contact (me) Elizabeth, Sac Volvo Club Webmaster at webmaster at sacvolvoclub dot org prior to the show to further discuss these opportunities.

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Item Two: Event flyers!

Detailed event flyers for the Davis Meet Weekend (one for the Auto-X & Rehab Party and one for the Davis Car Show & Swap Meet) have been posted to the Sac Volvo Club website: www.sacvolvoclub.org

These Event Flyers can be viewed as a webpage or downloaded as a PDF.
If you would like to have these Event Flyers e-mailed to you, sign up for the Sac Volvo Club Mailing List here:
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/mailing-list

All show information can be found on the Event Flyer Page, but depending on your internet connection, may load slowly as there are also interactive maps, driving direction gadgets, and weather information to help plan your trip:
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/events/event-flyer

If you are on a slower computer, you may wish to view the event flyers individually on our Sac Volvo Club Forum:
http://sacvolvoclub.forumotion.net/t159-april-27-2013-sacramento-davis-auto-x-rehab-party
http://sacvolvoclub.forumotion.net/t160-april-28-2013-davis-car-show-swap-meet

Davis Car Show & Swap Meet Event details/updates also at GGVCOA Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/GGVCOA

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Remember to pre-register for the Davis Car Show & Swap Meet at the GGVCOA website:
http://www.ggvcoa.org/


Looking forward to seeing you all on April 27th and 28th!

Take care,
volvie!
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=4553972&postcount=64

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Re: April 27, 2013: (Sacramento) Davis Auto-X & Rehab Party

Post by volvie! on Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:34 pm

Hi Everyone,

A quick update from the Turbobricks topic:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=277048

Update: Everything is still on track and it should be a great event. Dont forget to check the start times for the AutoX.... it is way early! The party will start later in the day when we are done with the AutoX. I am looking for a non driver to be the starter for the AutoX. Needs to be someone who can multi-task big time. Let me know. If you are available, I will need volunteers for the set up on friday evening and the day of the event.

Mark
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=4560884&postcount=66

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Re: April 27, 2013: (Sacramento) Davis Auto-X & Rehab Party

Post by volvie! on Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:54 pm

Hi Everyone,

A quick update from the Turbobricks topic:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=277048

Please don't forget to sign up on the AutoX thread [or contact Mark Baldwin, SacVCOA President:
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/events/event-flyer] if you can volunteer for set up this Friday evening. I am also looking for a dedicated starter for the event. The starter sets the pace of the event along with the timer. I have a great SCCA dude and his daughter for the timing team. Mark
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=4563593&postcount=167

... I will need people at around 5 on Friday evening at the AutoX site. We will be setting up the course, tech area, grid, and parking area. Mark
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=4563508&postcount=90


Quote:
Originally Posted by 1983_242 "What is considered bald? To the wear bars, or bald bald? Just curious, because I have saved a bit of tread for this, but not a ton."

Too bald is what you would get a ticket for if stopped (I think less than 2/32nds on 2 adjoining grooves...I will have to check). I am mostly interested in no cords/steel showing, no mismatched sizes that are not on the other side of the axle, obvious flat spots, bulges, way under inflated, etc. Mark
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=4563576&postcount=95

RE: Friday Night Course Set-Up

Quote:
Originally Posted by scottyd "What time?"

Five - ish. Most people dont get off work till then. We have not set up the course yet, so the first hour will be just figuring things out. We have some elevation changes to account for, so this will be a fun course. Mark
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=4563579&postcount=96

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Re: April 27, 2013: (Sacramento) Davis Auto-X & Rehab Party

Post by volvie! on Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:41 pm

Hi Everyone,

A quick update from the Turbobricks topic:
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=277048

FYI, this is HOT off the press....thanks to some fancy footwork on Mark's part, he has been able to LOWER the entrance fee for the autox! The new price for drivers is $20, spectators are still $5.

Be sure to tell him thanks when you get there! gsellstr
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showpost.php?p=4568013&postcount=134

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