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Jim Eh.

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  1. Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asks a young engineer fresh out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "And what starting salary are you looking for?" The engineer replies, "In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package." The interviewer inquires, "Well, what would you say to a package of five weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every two years, say, a red Corvette?" The engineer sits up straight and says, "Wow! Are you kidding?" The interviewer replies, "Yeah, but you started it."
  2. Yes. Each vehicle will (is supposed) to have the gradient tested. Kind of like the fancy optical headlight aimers that each shop had to buy. I suppose if a vehicle comes in for inspection and you can't see inside, it will be tested but if the inspection station is not a vendor for auto glass I just wonder how much of a priority will be placed on it.
  3. https://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/regs/annual/2019/031.pdf New inspection standards also coming active March 1, 2019 This is new ... -Effective March 1, 2019 vehicle inspection stations must have a self calibrating window tint meter for gauging window tint during a vehicle inspection.
  4. Sooo wonderful to see someone "outside" helping our sport by coming through in a pinch. Kudos to crew at Southern Ground Landscaping!
  5. Supplemental Regulations are "additional" regulations based on territory requirements. Local clubs are allowed to "add" to the WCMA rule set but not change nor exclude any of the regulations put down by the WCMA. This BTW is what our insurance is based upon. There is not really anything called a "Supplemental Rule Change".
  6. You have to start a new topic and select "POLL" at the top. Set your parameters, I believe you have up to 5 choices but I'm old, and memory is about what is was like when I was 9 ....(months)!
  7. I will be cataloging all club property this year so I will be asking all directors for a list of equipment and supplies (normally used for the year) along with a "required replacement" list of what you think you will need in 2019. I also ask any members that are storing unused equipment to let me know and if you wish to store it elsewhere drop me a PM.
  8. What do you mean digging? ... AWD rules
  9. I was j/k Brian. You do very well on the Autoslalom course. I do think most are guilty of this from time to time.
  10. Those must be the ones that don't look ahead on the track either?
  11. I just received this from a supplier and do not know where to confirm. Any ideas? Notes SFI Transitioning to New Labels for Driver Restraints and Window Nets/Roll Cage Nets for 2017 In 2017, SFI Foundation, Inc. (SFI) changed the way its labels for Driver Restraints, Window Nets, and Roll Cage Nets are dated. SFI implemented a New Label design which removed the punched-out month/year date of manufacture and instead incorporated a single expiration date pre-printed on the label. This system will eliminate the need for punch-dating of labels and aims to facilitate technical inspection of dated products in the field. New Labels started to be used after January 1, 2017. An example of the new label (right), next to the old label (left) for comparison, is shown above. The new labels are used for the following SFI products: • Driver Restraints: SFI Specs 16.1, 16.2, 16.5, and 16.6 • Window Nets: SFI Spec 27.1 • Roll Cage Nets: SFI Spec 37.1 Labels will come out in 6-month segments per the chart shown above. These certified items may still be used for 2 years, the service life has not changed. Be aware that product manufacturers are allowed to use the discontinued punch-date style labels (above left) until their existing supply runs out. Therefore, you may see the old-style labels on Driver Restraints and Window Nets/Roll Cage Nets for a while. Restraints or Nets with the old label may also still be used until they expire, which is 2 years from the date of manufacture punched on the tag.
  12. Great job. Thanks Ken P.S. Where the heck do you find the time?
  13. I hope you are right and it all works out.
  14. Pretty sure the PAX system works. Although there are usually flaws in any system, PAX being no exception, it is usually based on the previous year competition results. When a new model or type comes to market there is a lag for a year or so but gets sorted eventually. In Autoslalom when the RS came out, the stock tires had a UTQG code of < 200 wear which was against "stock" class specs. That car actually fell under a "catch all" in the stock class for the model and was a real "pax cheater" for a couple of years. It does take a bit to sort the PAX out for any particular season but that could be handled in the supp regs before the start of the season. The great advantage to the PAX system, if administered correctly, is that it truly levels out the playing field. Complicated yes, fair....DEFINATELY. It works for the SCCA where they get 1000+ competitors for large national meets like in Lincoln Nebraska and have many more members living under the PAX system throughout the US (plus Canadian couterparts). Just sayin'
  15. May your Christmas stockings be fire proof and you find lots of go fast parts under the tree. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. Have a safe holiday season.
  16. If I do another cage I will try the X intrusion bar setup. Keep in mind the FIA "A" pillar bar can have up 20 ° bend in it to give you added room between the cage and your left hand.
  17. Actually, air bags do not even have to function which strikes me as very odd. All the emission equipment has to be in place and working but I guess SAFETY is not part of the program. At least that was last week sorry for the hijack Greg, seems whenever there is a question about our illustrious insurance provider, it always goes sideways.
  18. And to be fair, as far as I know, the Porsche GT3 RS (991) w/clubsport package is allowed in Canada. I think this is the model with the "factory" rollbar so I don't see how they can exclude a roll cage in any other car. My point is not to argue the fact that there are factory cars that can do <14 seconds or that a loud, lumpy, heavily cammed car should not be allowed on the street. If you choose to drive one of these cars on the street, expect some issues and or hassles from your insurer. They are certainly going to wonder "exactly where did this single vehicle accident really occur?" if there is ever a claim. And with a full cage in any street car, I think they would be justified in doing so. All boils down to risk. There will probably come a time that some insurance companies will refuse to provide insurance to all sorts of cars for all sorts of reasons.
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