close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Corvette Throttle Stuck

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by JLB768, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. JLB768

    JLB768 Old & Grumpy Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    9,632
    Likes Received:
    156
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Location:
    Indiana
  2. jasonvp

    jasonvp Kantre Member Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    3,068
    Likes Received:
    429
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2000
    Location:
    annoying the liberals in NorthernVA
    I hate it when that happens...

    jas
     

  3. happy seal

    happy seal

    Messages:
    3,944
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2007
    Location:
    Connecticut
  4. JLB768

    JLB768 Old & Grumpy Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    9,632
    Likes Received:
    156
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Location:
    Indiana
    Yeah :supergrin:

    Any news on your ZR1?
     
  5. glockfanbob

    glockfanbob

    Messages:
    3,160
    Likes Received:
    97
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    Location:
    CT
  6. jasonvp

    jasonvp Kantre Member Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    3,068
    Likes Received:
    429
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2000
    Location:
    annoying the liberals in NorthernVA
    This is an old one from a couple years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syWJbD1rf0Y ... The reaction of the driver in the overtaken car is hysterical.

    It gets built for sure next week. Someone from the NCM will be at the plant snapping pics of its build. But it's too early to know when I'll be picking it up yet. Given the +3ft of snow we have on the ground here in VA... I don't need it anytime soon. :)

    jas
     
  7. crimsonaudio

    crimsonaudio 15 or 30?

    Messages:
    3,493
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2008
    Insane how quickly that car can accelerate from 170-180mph - it does it faster than my truck goes from 60-70...

    Just unreal.
     
  8. JLB768

    JLB768 Old & Grumpy Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    9,632
    Likes Received:
    156
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Location:
    Indiana
    LOL Yeah, I've seen that video pretty recently :supergrin:

    Be sure to post some pics when it arrives, I look forward to seeing it. We're snowed in here too, I don't see my Z leaving the garage anytime soon. Can't wait for warm dry pavement...
     
  9. JLB768

    JLB768 Old & Grumpy Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    9,632
    Likes Received:
    156
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Location:
    Indiana
    They are incredible machines, GM did an excellent job.
     
  10. 1-2man

    1-2man Part Time

    Messages:
    4,735
    Likes Received:
    425
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2006
    Location:
    Detroit
    Yep, that's worthy of a recall there. :)
     
  11. JLB768

    JLB768 Old & Grumpy Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    9,632
    Likes Received:
    156
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Location:
    Indiana
    Yup. I'd love to get my 08 out on an empty airport runway :supergrin:
     
  12. Free Radical

    Free Radical Miembro Antiguo CLM

    Messages:
    9,988
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Location:
    Four Corners
    330 KPH works out to about 205 MPH.
    I like to go fast, but there was a little more traffic there than I would have been comfortable with at that speed.
     
  13. JLB768

    JLB768 Old & Grumpy Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    9,632
    Likes Received:
    156
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Location:
    Indiana
    I aint brave enough to try it.
     
  14. Mellio

    Mellio

    Messages:
    375
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2009
    Location:
    Central,Ky
    You should get with the Bluegrass Corvette Club. We go to the Martin co KY airport at least once a year. It's a very small airport no really high speeds but some good fun and some grudges matches.
     
  15. JLB768

    JLB768 Old & Grumpy Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    9,632
    Likes Received:
    156
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2007
    Location:
    Indiana
    Sounds like it would be fun.
     
  16. jasonvp

    jasonvp Kantre Member Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    3,068
    Likes Received:
    429
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2000
    Location:
    annoying the liberals in NorthernVA
    Another event would be one of the Open Road Races (ORR) that are held out west. It would be a little driving for you from Indiana. There are two in Nevada (Silver State Classic and The Pony Express) and one in Texas (Big Bend ORR).

    They generally work something like this: The officials close off a section of public road, out in the middle of nowhere. For the Pony, it's an 86-mile stretch of road outside of Battle Mountain, NV (look it up... it's in the middle of nowhere). Cars are separated into classes based on safety of said car. They take a look at things like: tires, restraint systems in the car, fire control, etc.

    Your car gets a tech speed rating of XXXMPH, meaning that at no time can you go faster than that. With the PE, at least, they have hidden radar stations along the way to "sample" the speeds of the cars. If you're caught exceeding your designated speed, you actually get a speeding ticket for that speed, in a 55MPH zone. You're HIGHLY encouraged to stay under your tech speed. :)

    Unless you're enrolled in the unlimited class, the goal of the Pony Express is to cross the line having averaged as close to your class speed as possible. A bud and I went out there in '97 with his '96 Corvette. He was teched at 160MPH, and he entered the 130MPH class. Meaning: we had to cross the line 86 miles later having averaged as close to 130 as we could, but we could never cross 160.

    My job as the navigator was to keep time, watch mile markers, make speed adjustment suggestions, etc. His job was to drive and keep the four chunks of rubber touching the pavement. We crossed the line having averaged 130.060MPH and won the class. :)

    It's a lot of fun, and there's little other opportunity to legally hit triple digits on public roads in the US.

    jas
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2010
  17. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

    Messages:
    38,713
    Likes Received:
    3,532
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    Location:
    east of East St Louis
    As you know,.....I'm a FORD guy.
    But, I think I could buy a ZR1 or Z06, who needs a retirement anyway! :dunno:
     
  18. 88_gurgel

    88_gurgel

    Messages:
    1,417
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2007
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Now that the fuel tank is empty...
     
  19. the iceman

    the iceman Proud Veteran CLM

    Messages:
    7,741
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2007
    Location:
    Northern Illinois
    Wow...200 mph is just nuts!

    The fastest I ever had a car up to on the autobahn was 170 mph and I thought that was crazy!
     
  20. Free Radical

    Free Radical Miembro Antiguo CLM

    Messages:
    9,988
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Location:
    Four Corners
    I've never gone that fast either. I think about 140 is tops for me. Slowing from a high speed like that it looks like you could get out and walk at about 60.