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Twickenham Auto Club Autocross #6
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July 25th 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM
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Where: John Hunt Park, 2500 Johnson Rd, Huntsville, AL, 35802
Contact: www.teamtac.org

8:00am Tech Opens
8:30am Course Open For Walking
10:30am Registration - Tech - Course Closes
10:30am Novice Orientation
10:45am Driver's Meeting (Mandatory)
11:00am First Car Off

Pre-registration for this event is $25.00. $30 day of the event.

Autocrossing is a time-based event in which cars race against the clock on a course made of cones. Doesn't sound complicated or exciting, but it is the complete driving experience, allowing you to push the limits of you and your car in a controlled environment.


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A hot day at the old airport brought out almost 50 participants. I made it there right at the lunch break so I was able to get some standing and some motion shots. A red, white, and blue consortium of Corvettes made for a patriotic display of American muscle in the paddock.

The course was long with the very fastest times breaking 70 seconds. There were some tricky and technical sections of the course that didn't lend themselves to being smooth, but that was the intention by the designer. And it made for some good seat time even though the number of runs may not have been as many. Even though it was a longer course, and wasn't as high speed as the Milton Frank venue, that doesn't mean some serious g's weren't being generated. There's three cars that I photographed with one wheel off the ground. And I'm sure there were more that just never got photographed, or were doing it on another part of the course.

The heat stayed pretty focused most of the day, with some clouds taking the edge off towards the latter part of the day. At the end of the event, you could see the showers and storms approaching in the background as it started to get a bit cooler.

I want to thank John J. Bloodworth for letting me use his Nikon D40 and 18-200 VR lens and then donating the images to HCS. See if you can figure out which images were shot on this setup versus my normal cameras. See everyone next time!
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Old July 20th   #2
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Pretty sure I'll go just not sure what I'll be driving. Don't really want to take the vette because it's hard on tires.
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It'll be awesome to see you out there, assuming I'm out there covering it.
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Looks like a Sunday event, yay! I'll definitely be out there for at least part of the day. These two-day weekends of events are getting hard on me, so I may not make it the whole day.
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http://newpics.huntsvillecarscene.co...48384396_dPrSD

...in this picture, I curse my Bronco and it's dead battery
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