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Old 09-11-2007, 01:03 PM
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Zippo Sponsored the U.S. Vintage Garnd Prix last week at Watkins Glen and we had the chance to take our personal vehicles for a couple of laps around the track. Who could pass up the chance to drive a minivan on a world class race track. Me being a little more aggressive than I should have been cooked my brakes about half way through lap two. I was coming out of the esses into a big right hander and my brakes just didn't want to grab anymore. After all they were only three days old...had to break them in. The kids had a good time, but my oldest was a little disapointed that we couldn't go any faster. The wife wouldn't let me pass the focus in front of us.

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Then I got to go for a ride with the President of Zippo in one of his Ford GT's. It was really raining at this point and we couldn't get over 60MPH, but it was still a good day.
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:18 PM   #2
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That is pretty awesome. I love Zippos, and I love the Ford GT
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That's pretty bad ass DJ. Looks like a helluva day. Would've been cool as hell to put my Jeep out there.
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1 weekend a month they have spectator races at the dirt track. which means any1 can put anycar they want in the race..... thats crazy to watch. and be in but it'd be very sweet to drive on world renowned track
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I'm so jealous - looks like lots of fun
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wow i would love to do that!
thats sounds awesome
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