SOURCE: Danial Stalcup - Chapter Director
In this edition of Norcal Chapter Updates and Events:
Everyone, let's welcome 3 new members to NorCal V-Club.
Member recognition: I'd like to highlight our member Sha! I referred Rudy (a felow Porsche friend) to Sha. Rudy was looking for a powerful, manual trans sedan and had interest in the CT5-V Blackwing but couldn't find a dealer to let him drive one. Sha let this stranger drive his car (probably like it was meant to be driven) and Rudy was sold! Thanks to Sha's generosity and trust, we now have a likely future V-Club member as Rudy has ordered a CT5-V Blackwing! Thanks Sha!
Member Sim Racing:
One of our recent events was sim racing at Drive Simulations in Concord. Those who participated really had a great time, and our member Rich Rose had such a great time he joined a weekly racing league at Drive Simulations. Rich captained Scuderia RKR, a 3 man team for a 6-week sim-racing league. Using state of the art simulators and cars from the GT World Challenge on Assetto Corsa Competizione, they competed at Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Mt. Panorama, Nurburgring, Suzuka; and Laguna Seca, CA. The three-man format gave each driver a practice/qualy/race against one driver from 5 other teams. RKR entered Laguna 15 points back and had a dominant night, going P4, P1* and P1* (*=fastest lap) for a huge points haul. Unfortunately, they finished 2 points shy in the end. But, second earned them $200 cash, $300 in vouchers and tons of great racing memories.
Rich said "It's not a game, it really is a simulation. If felt like we travelled the world and fought each other in exotic places. People were passionate, on and off the track. We built bonds, loved the competition, and signed up for the fall league. We took lots of wins, mourned a few losses, and had great comradery along the way. We expanded our driving skills, too. I highly recommend it!"
You too can join a racing league with Drive Simulations. Visit Drive Simulations League and Drift Events
Speaking of simulators, member Philip Adams has been getting some quality parts to build his home sim and has really enjoyed the experience. Using Assetto Corsa, just like Drive Simulations, Phil has designed his setup around his capable computer with a Fanatec CSL DD 8nm wheel and pedal setup. If you would like to get in touch to get some advice from him, let me know and I'll get you in touch! Check out Phil's setup, he almost bought a dedicated seat but he's got something way cooler for his 2019 CTS-V coming:
V-Club Apparel: Any members have interest in collaborating with the V-Club for some apparel design? Maybe you have someone in the family? If so, let me know and maybe you can help us create some awesome V-Club apparel.
Upcoming V-Club Events:
Upcoming Car Enthusiast Events:
Remember to email me if you plan to attend any car event and I'll help coordinate other members that are also interested. Who knows, you may start a chain reaction and a big V-club turnout. All track and autocross events can be accessed through www.motorsportreg.com. Have an event not listed? Share with me and I'll add it to the next newsletter.
As winter approaches, many car events dwindle down a bit so try to attend as many as possible!
Car Shows/Cars and Coffee:
Sewell Cadillac of Dallas
Sewell Cadillac of Grapevine
Sewell Cadillac of Houston
Ken Batchelor Cadillac of San Antonio
Covert Cadillac of Austin
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