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  • #843
    rob
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    Here’s a link to, you guessed it, Motorsport Ranch. This is located less than 5 miles where I’m living currently. Bryan was interested in taking his WRX out there. I’m not sure of other details, like how much it costs, because their FAH-Q isn’t updated. But, Bryan wanted me to check it out, so there you go….

    #10981
    digitaltopia
    Participant

    Is that somewhat similar to the place Jerry went to when he was over in France?

    #10978
    rob
    Participant

    Well, it’s a racetrack that you can go as fast as you want (I think), but it’s nothing like what Jerry did. There’s 3 different tracks, the longest being 3.7 miles I believe. If memory serves, it took Jerry like an hour to drive the one he did…

    #10974
    Version3
    Keymaster

    Oh, I only wanted to know if you knew anything about it… I ended up stopping by there. I checked out the tracks from far away, and I checked out the website. I was actually gonna talk about this later. The track that Jerry drove on was actually used as a race course for a long time, and the surrounding terrain is much better, more hills and such. I don’t think it took THAT long to get around it, but I suppose I could be wrong.

    TMR (Texas Motorsports Ranch): Holy McFucking Shit Batman! Let’s get one major detail out of the way, it’s a club. It’s like a country club for cars. They apparently love that description, because it’s how they justify the huge cost for it, and keep the rice kiddies and the regular joes like me out. At just under $3500 you can start to call yourself a member, but it will cost you another $90 a month to keep calling yourself one. Oh, wanna actually drive on the tracks or the skidpad? That’ll be $20/half hour please. There is an executive membership, but it’s $12,000. You get the fees a little cheaper and you get ‘head of the line’ priority on club days.

    What’s cool about the place? Well, the tracks are kick ass. Rob has it right, there are 3. 1.3 miles, 1.7 miles and 3.1 miles. There is a skidpad for warming up tires and getting a feel for things. The place has on-site garages where you can store your toys if you don’t want to take them home. They have racing related businesses all around too. There are corporate event packages where you can have your people pile in a team of Mazdas 6s and tear around the track. There are a few S2000s and Miatas as well.

    So what is there for the everyday guy? Just about nothing, but I did find a driving school that is out there. They will let you do a driving course in your own car for like $150, so this may be the only way I get to do this. But it’s still damn high. I may have to stick to driving the WReX on Texas Motor Speedway first.

    #10982
    BSherrod
    Participant

    The main difference between Motorsport Ranch and Nurmenburg(sp?) is that Nuremburg is a world renowed track and considered by many as the ultimate test of a cars abilities. People have died there and not found for long amout of times because of the length of the track, its insanly cool to go there and it’s one of the things that i’ll probably only dream about.

    #10985
    Bing
    Participant

    Ya’know people pick on us southerners being not to bright. But we used to do that shit for free on a dirt road all the time….

    …I mean sure several people lost arms and legs…maybe a testicle or two, but it was FREE!

    #10973
    Version3
    Keymaster

    Well, another difference between the tracks, is that there is not 400 other people on the Texas one at the same time either, and even though it’s not world reknown for being an IT track, it was built long after using the knowledge gained from all of the great tracks and driving styles, and done so by very very rich people. I’m sure it’s a good track, and it sure beats the hell out of doing it on public roads.

    The pricing blows me away, because it’s really really rich people that own it. People that come from old money and never have to work a day in their lives rich. 3rd of 4th generational don’t have to work rich. So why would those people need to charge enough to go beyond making it back to plain out making money? It’s probably a social filter quite honestly.

    #10984
    Bing
    Participant

    I should bust up in there with a pair of old cut up jean shorts, a wrasslin’ t-shirt, and a fifth of Jack Daniel’s hollering “ye-haw” as loud as I can.

    ….let ’em know what I think of the social filter.

    …then get arrested

    #10972
    Version3
    Keymaster

    Do it in a rusted/primered ’83 Chevy shortbet too… with a rebel flag hanging in the back window, and a bed full of spare tires that don’t fit the truck, and beer cans. 😀

    #10977
    rob
    Participant

    You know, a lot of those rich, snooty women like the weird hacksaw rubber band broomstick in the butt sex. They’re so rich, they’re weird!

    #10980
    Pa-ul
    Participant
    Version3 wrote:
    At just under $3500 you can start to call yourself a member

    JESUS!!!!!
    I’d feel like a member if I forked out that kinda dough to race round a track.

    I know over here you can buy tuition and a lap on an off road rally course in either an Escort Cosworth, Mitsubishi Lancer or
    a WRX STI for £120 for 1/2 a day.

    There is also race tuition and car handling followed by racing around Silverstone in a Ferrari 355 (I think), or a Porsche Carrera for £199 for 1/2 day.

    People are allowed to race on the track for a small fee, and you have to sign a disclaimer (basically an “If I crash I’m a bonehead and it’s all my fault”). I also think that to race on the track you need slicks, they don’t allow standard road tyres.


    If it doesn’t work, jam a screwdriver in there and jiggle it about.

    #10983
    Bing
    Participant
    rob wrote:
    You know, a lot of those rich, snooty women like the weird hacksaw rubber band broomstick in the butt sex. They’re so rich, they’re weird!

    Dangit that was funny

    But I have to stoop to ask if that means the regular “hacksaw rubber … sex” is okay? Is it just the weird stuff they like or can a guy with a table saw and a greasy plunger get some action?

    …No Frank I ain’t talkin bout you either
    ….Or you Newman

    ….maybe Bucho a little….and Pa-ul

    Nuthin but love to all….in a non-gay way

    #10976
    rob
    Participant

    I would think that the whole thing would be considered weird. Are you saying that “hacksaw rubber band broomstick in the butt sex” isn’t weird, in and of itself?

    “Hey, honey, let’s do that whole hacksaw rubber band broomstick in the butt sex thing again tonight.”

    “Okay, but only if you don’t do it weird.”

    #10975
    mike3point14159
    Participant

    Anybody hear about this race they have in Nevada, once a year?

    They shut down U.S. Highway 50 for hundreds of miles, and people just tear it up.

    No idea on how much it costs, but it sounds like fun.

    #10979
    Newman
    Participant

    That made me pee a bit Rob. Thanks alot…these boxers were 2 days from a streak free retirement…ah hell guess I’ll sell em on eBay.

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