Fun at the track
Went to the track tonight for test and tune.
I was talking to a real nice guy with a Roush 427. The car was blood red with a silver stripe package. Those cars are real expensive, his was a 2007 and he paid 52,000, but I think he said the list was 59,000.
We ran each other twice, the first time he missed the 3-4 shift and a close race turned into me walking away. The second race was great. I took him by about half a car out of the hole. We held that way with less than a 1/4 car seesaw, till the 1000' mark, where I slowly started to pull to almost a full car on him by the end. 13.302 at 108.44 versus a 13.381 at 107.93.
We missed the line up for a rematch, but compared slips and I beat him on the 3rd trip, we each had very similar numbers to the second run. I ened up against an STI and played catch-up the whole stinking run. God I hate all-wheel drive out of the hole. I beat him by .11 and 6 mph, so I walked by him when I finally caught him.
It's neat to have people asking me what I did to the car to get the numbers I get out of it, and then be able to tell them it's stock. Most don't believe me it seems. The LT1/LT4 Vettes definately don't get the respect they deserve.
There were 2 GTO's at the track. An Impulse Blue/Blue 05 M6 that was modified a bit, headers, exhaust, shifter intake and DR's was what I could tell. I kept missing the opportunity to talk to the driver. He was running high 12's which was respectable for the night. I think the best I saw him pull was in the 12.8 range at a high 110. I think the driver mod would have netted another tenth or 2.
The other one was a black 04. He was on Nitrous. He had his fenders rolled and had some 315 DR's on the back. He was an A4 and he was all over the place in times. The best was 12.3 and the worst I saw was 13.1.
This is the last time I'm taking the C4 to the strip. That means I just missed the 12's with this car. I took my boss for a ride in it last week and he has been hounding me to sell it to him for a week now. He's never owned a performance car and this will be his 2nd stickshift. He knows what I paid for it, and he kept upping his offer till he got to a $3500 profit today. I took it.
My thoughts are, my Girlfriend is almost to the point of living with me. She has a C5 vert and I get to drive it. It's just as nice a tooling around in car as the C4. I really want a C6 Z06. At this point, it doesn't make sense to have a 1996 C4, a 2003 Cavalier, a 2002 C5 vert, and a 2004 Volvo S40
sitting around all the time. Then when I get the C6 Z06, I'll have 3 vettes and a 2 car garage. Her Vette won't be outside, and the Z06 definately won't be outside. That means the C4 would sit outside in the hot Florida sun. Seals and rubber parts would degrade real quick. The interior would fade and leather would break down. It would quickly become just another car instead of the special vehicle it is.
Saturday is the day we say goodbye. I'm definately going to miss this one much more than the C6.