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Hi everyone.

Those on the AROSC mailing list have received notifications of the Laguna Seca event this October. In case you missed it, here's the meat:

https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/willow-springs-time-trials-races-intl-raceway-arosc-racing-hpde-031190

AROSC makes its trek up north to Laguna Seca about once every two years. Sometimes the interval is longer. But one thing is constant: Laguna Seca always provides a great backdrop for AROSC events! The track's facilities are very good and the track complexity is very challenging.

As of today (June 9th), there's a good amount of signups already signaling the eagerness of the membership to drive on this iconic track. And better yet, there are actually a large number of Alfas already signed up!

I'll be encouraging all of my track-day friends to come out and participate in this event and hope y'all will do the same. The AROSC crew holds the safest and organized events.

Here's a pic of the track I took from the air. Yes, the tree you aim for when finding the apex for 8A is still there :D
 

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Help with wheels from San Diego?

I'm very excited about this event. I've been to Laguna Seca many times with PCA and Allen Berg Racing School, but this will be my first time with the AROCSD.

I am coming up from San Diego and would love to find someone going with a trailer, motorhome, truck or other vehicle that could help me get a set of wheels up to the track for Sunday.

I can deliver and retrieve them any time and anywhere thats convenient before and after the event. Willing to go as far north as Orange County.


Edit - Found a ride for my wheels! Thanks to everyone to PM'd me.
 

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Filling up fast

WOW, It is looking to be quite a fun weekend. Over 100 cars entered, so far. 23 Alfa Romeos. We haven't had this many Alfas on the track since the 2012 40/50 Celebration at Willow Springs.
There is still room for Alfas and Race. The fast group, TT2 is almost full, TT1 the slower and inexperienced drivers looks OK, for now. We even have 12 in the Lunchtime Intro Track Tour.
Here's the Alfa Only Group line up so far:
1972 GTV
1965 GTV
1966 GTV / GTA
1966 GTV / GTA
1967 Duetto
1967 GT Junior
1967 GTV
1971 GTV
1974 GTV
1974 GTV
1985 GTV6
1985 GTV6
1987 Milano
1988 75
1989 Milano
2015 4C
2015 4C
2016 4c
2018 Guilia
2018 Guilia Quad
2018 Guilia Quad
2018 Guilia Quad
2018 Guilia Quad
 

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I'll be there with my 240z.

Unfortunately, my father and his 66 GTV won't make it. Dad (Art Russell) fell off his bicycle and broke his hip. He's in physical rehab making good progress. He's looking forward to driving at California Speedway in December.
 

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It is going to be a fun weekend. We are basically sold out. The Laurels Inn is out of rooms, hello Motel 6 !
The Time trial groups are closed/full. Intro Saturday has 16 drivers and is closed.
We have 25 Alfa Romeos in time trial, 4 of them Giulia Quads, 3 more Alfas in Race.
I see Panoz, McLaren, BMW, Corvettes, 1 Cadillac, a million Miatas, a Radical, Mercedes. Porches of all types, vintage IMSA Mustang Cobra.


If you are going to be there get there EARLY. Registration is at 7. We have over 120 people to get thru registration. First Drivers Meeting is at 8, first car on the track, Race, 9am.
 

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Great collection! Even without an Alfa, you set an example for "true grit" track toy... and hauler!:thumbup:

Very sorry to miss it this year. Maybe next year (please do repeat!!). Seems maybe an indication of growing alfa enthusiasm for the track...
:grin2: Oh, I have an Alfa or two...



I daily my 4C, 32,000 miles now.
The Giulia is the Garage Queen with a lowly 16,000 miles.
Both have been tracked a few times.
The 240z is my dedicated track car.

Perhaps we'll see you at California Speedway in December.
 

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What a great weekend! I had way too much fun. Weather was perfect, couldn't be any more perfect even if we had planned on it. Car ran great and I felt good out there on the track. Thanks Don and everybody else who helped put this event on.

Perhaps we'll see you all at California Speedway in December.
 

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Some pics from the Laguna Seca Event

Echoing @Racer Z, once again the AROSC put together a fantastic weekend of fun and friends, and for those with faster cars ... good lap times!

We arrived at Laguna Seca on Friday evening.

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Yup we're in the right place.

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We unloaded the cars of the usual trackside necessities (tools, floorjack, jackstands, etc.)

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and headed to dinner. Monterey never disappoints this time of year.

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Next morning we were up bright and early. It was foggy at the coast.

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But the sky was clear at the track. Driver's meeting.

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Unfortunately, I had a misbehaving car, so it was time to wrench. Glad AROSC had these garages for rent.

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We had a little bit of fun with the amount of wrenching and fixing we saw in the garages. A little game of Bingo was quickly organized.

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We had lots of time to catch up with fellow gearheads.

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And there's something special about laying out the folding chairs and picnic tables trackside. There were some fun viewing of the exit of Turn 11.

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There were a LOT of Alfas this time. From memory, there must have been more than two dozen Alfas of various generations.

I'm sure Paul Blankenship will be by shortly to give an accurate count.
 

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Lunchtime at the Cruzin' Cafe.

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Awards Ceremony

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I forgot what award this was called, but everyone agreed Wesley's exit strategy at T11 was best complimented with the TP he was awarded. :)

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This is "Plum", my latest Milano Verde refurbishment project. It's got a fresh coat of paint, brand new upholstery, fresh street pads, fluids, coolant hoses and R888s for the weekend. It's kind of a rare car as it's a factory original no-sunroof Verde. It did OK, but driving it reminded me why I modded the heck out of my other Milano (the blue #16 car).

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The Giulias and 4Cs dominated the Alfa-Only run group. But a few less-quick drivers should be mindful of the older cars that were quicker 'round corners than they were :D (by a large margin). Overall though, the traffic was manageable.

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At the end of the Saturday, we had a group photo taken on track. The official photo will be in the magazine soon, I imagine.

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