I have tried unsuccessfully to join the 500 Madness Meet Up. Racer Z, can you post that you have to bring your own Snell helmet (refer to the Tech sheet), and downplay anything about the Enduro, which is not going to happen. The 500 Madness group should NOT be discussing a 2 hour enduro!!!
My new Fiat 500 Abarth is a soft top, Cabrio. It has no roll bar. What it does have is big thick heavy side bars. The A pillar runs the length of the car connecting the to B pillar and then becomes the C pillar. It's estimated that it can withstand six (6) times it's weight in a roll-over. This compares to the Mini at three times and the Smart Car at 1.5 times. As near as I can tell, the coupe version only has thin sheet metal where mine has fabric.
The rules state that all open top cars must have a roll bar or roll over protection. I think the heavy side bars qualify as roll over protection.
I want to run my Cabrio in Point By (Intermediate). I need to put in a fire extinguisher still.
I will be out with my newly built GTV racer. It will be for testing and tuning only so I will be in one of the T.T. groups on Sunday. I will try not to get in anyones way. Satuday I will be Cheering Bob and Peter on with thier 240 Z and FIAT Abarth.
Had a bad bike accident 5 weeks ago, concussion, broken nose, etc. Everything has pretty much healed up, but I am still suffering some effects of the concussion. Was going to come and watch, but I am not sure I could deal with a day at the track and the noise.