Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
July 24, 2017 8:04 a.m.

Welcome, Chesterfield. Glad you finally joined us here.

July 30, 2017 8:41 p.m.

Another newbie. My name is James but everyone calls me Tugger. My current main project is a 1980 RX-7, which I've added in the gallery here. When I'm not working making junkmail, I enjoy my new found love of autocrossing and going to car shows. I am a subscriber to GRM magazine but never came on the forums until now. Aside from my RX-7 I also have a 1966 Plymouth Belvedere 4 door. It's a long term (eternal?) project that I hope to eventually drop on a modern Charger chassis.

Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
July 31, 2017 9:32 a.m.

Welcome, Tugger! Thanks for reading, and glad you came in here to join us. Cool RX-7 project!

Justjim75 New Reader
Aug. 1, 2017 7:21 p.m.

Justjim here, been a GRMer in heart and soul my whole life, lurker for a few months and today I made my first post. I own a 96 Bronco that I use for short family trips, rock crawling, and all my outdoor activities (there are many), and i daily an overweight 4 door hatchback Lotus Elise, commonly known as a Toyota Matrix XRS with the 2zz-ge and 6 speed manual. Thanks for having me!

Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
Aug. 2, 2017 9:12 a.m.

Welcome, Jim! I'm a fan of that Matrix.

Justjim75 New Reader
Aug. 2, 2017 9:33 a.m.

VVTLi 1.8l weedwacker supreme. It hits Lift at 6200 rpm (Toyota's version of VTEC [Yo]) and redline is 8500. Sounds all wrong past about 7 grand but after getting used to it, it's lots o fun. Pulls a utility trailer with a ZTR on it no problem, goes like stink in the twisties and gets mid 30s on the highway with plenty of room for my family. I even put 1100 pounds of cargo in it with room and suspension travel to spare.

Cloud968 None
Aug. 8, 2017 8:48 p.m.

I'm new to the forum, but have been a subscriber for several years. I own a track-prepped but still streetable 1992 Porsche 968 that I take to track sessions once or twice a week at the local track here in Austin, TX, called Driveway Austin. At the moment, I'm trying to improve the car's grip (tired of getting spanked on the short, highly technical version of the track by an admittedly very well-prepped Miata that cost less than my car's shocks) by finding some wider wheels than my current 17 x 9's, but Porsche's goofy "unique" bolt pattern and hubs that stick out far enough to require a larger-than-typical offset has made the search very challenging. I will post a thread looking for some guidance on this topic soon, so I'm looking forward to any tips the collective wisdom of this community could provide.

Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
Aug. 9, 2017 9:45 a.m.

Welcome Cloud968 and thanks for reading. Post pictures of the 968!

GeneMSP None
Aug. 27, 2017 6:49 p.m.

My name is Gene. Have been a forum lurker for quite some time now. I own a 2003.5 Mazdaspeed Protege. It's a pretty uncommon car with a limited production of 4500 only made in the year 2003. Looking forward to getting to know everyone here! Thanks!

Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
Sept. 1, 2017 12:16 p.m.

Welcome Gene! Glad you joined us.Love the Protege.

Notwen New Reader
Sept. 4, 2017 3:31 a.m.

Joined last week after reading Mazdeuce's epic R63 thread. I spent a few years racing, predominately ricy AW11 MR2's, MR2 Roadster/Spyder, Mitsubishi Cyborg and Nissan Pulsar GTiR. Still hold my race license, but I now also Clerk race meetings (race director) and occasional forays in Safety Car driving. Current weekend car is a 1995 C36 AMG. Went to Le Mans this year in it, it has been round a few race circuits and done Safety Car duties too. We have had a varied spread of US cars over the years; 69 Cougar 390 convertible, 69 Cougar Eliminator, 67, 68 & 84 Mustangs, 79 Corvette, 89 Wagoneer Limited, 81 Checker cab, 99 P71 Crown Vic, 77 Trans Am & 57 Plymouth Fury and some RV's; 81 Minnie Winnie, 89 E350 Travelcraft & 2000 E450 Fleetwood Tioga. Great forum, slowly working my way through the threads. Notwen

Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
Sept. 5, 2017 11:11 a.m.

Welocme, Notwen! That's a fantastic rap sheet you've got. Hope you enjoy it here.

Notwen New Reader
Sept. 7, 2017 12:24 a.m.
Ed Higginbotham said:

Welocme, Notwen! That's a fantastic rap sheet you've got. Hope you enjoy it here.

Thanks Ed. You have a very Lancashire/North West England sounding family name there.

billfrombyron New Reader
Sept. 15, 2017 3:44 p.m.

Already started in a build thread, but Hi From Dubai!

My 2006 CTS V, captured in the wild this morning doing her thang with a few other guys from the local Caddy club.


Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
Sept. 15, 2017 3:55 p.m.

Welcome billfrombyron! That's a good looking V. Looking forward to updates.

MGguy87 None
Sept. 16, 2017 8:42 p.m.

Pretty sure this is the beginning of an AA meeting (Automotive Anonymous). That being said:

Hi all, I'm Jon. I was bitten by the car bug when my dad and I decided to build up a 1961 MGA Coupe. Only took us 8 years but the results are good. I love that car and probably will never sell it. I have a thing of oddball cars that just don't make sense but its fun for me to see the look on peoples face. I'm currently in Korea for a short bit of time then I'll be coming back. Before I leave here I'm taking a motorcycle trip around the country (think Indiana sized) and I'm hoping to road trip back from Seattle, WA to Richmond VA once I get back.

That being said since I'm far and away I found this lovely Gem of British engineering near Richmond but I won't have time to go take a look or buy it, so if anyone wants to do me a solid and go take a look for me that is around that area I wouldn't mind


Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
Sept. 17, 2017 12:48 p.m.

Welcome Jon. We're all here to enable each other. 

rothwem None
Sept. 22, 2017 9:11 a.m.

Hey guys,  I'm a newish member, I was looking into doing some autocross when I stumbled across this forum.  I've mostly been lurking, but I decided to go ahead and post in the new member thread.  I drive a 2009 BMW 328xi wagon with, of course, a 6 speed manual.  

Sorry for the not so pro photography, this angle kinda makes the car look ungainly.  Ah well.  It still drives awesome.  

Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
Sept. 25, 2017 10:04 a.m.

In reply to rothwem :

Welcome! Love the 3-series wagon! Hope you find this place fun and helpful.

GTXVette Dork
Oct. 1, 2017 7:48 p.m.

My Friends from the Georgia Fiero Club were trying to Contact SVreX to get a number for a car for sale but told me they have a 24 Hr. wait to Post ???? Is this a Vetting process or something needing correcting?. By the time ya'll see this (being sunday night) the time may have passed But, What? 

Dusterbd13 UltimaDork
Oct. 1, 2017 7:52 p.m.

Gtx: its to reduce the spammers, as not many people here are interested in black market visas, mail order brides, or cheap prescriptionless narcotics through the mail. Nothing personal, but really shuts down the automated programs.

GTXVette Dork
Oct. 1, 2017 8:10 p.m.

Cheap Prescriptionless Narcotics,   darn...  I'm OK with Co-Pay. can I do that with the HOT Latin Ladies and Sexy Russian Brides ads in My E-Mail?

Dusterbd13 UltimaDork
Oct. 1, 2017 8:21 p.m.

If you figure it out, let me know so i can too.

EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
Oct. 2, 2017 4:16 a.m.

In reply to GTXVette :

Sorry I didn't see this sooner. Yes the 24 hour wait helps to keep the spam down. This was implemented about a year ago. If you contact me via pm I can remove the wait if needed.

GTXVette Dork
Oct. 3, 2017 11:59 a.m.

Thanks,  I belive it Timed Out.

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