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ChicagoAbarth
08-09-2012, 11:44 PM
Some of the 1200 pictures my wife took of todays ABARTH Driving Experience in Joliet.

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ChicagoAbarth
08-10-2012, 09:26 AM
I tried to include the best shots of the other participants that I have. My wife didn't want to take anyones picture without asking, but was too shy to ask. If you're in any of these pictures and you'd like a bigger copy, PM me and I'll send you the original. Picasa cut them way down.

lc3necro
08-10-2012, 08:04 PM
Looking good! I attended the Friday event and it was a blast!! I didnt take as many as I would like, if I sent over a PM and setup a shared dropbox folder would you mind sending the bulk my direction? Namely the course / car pics but I'm not about to ask you to sort through them!! That said, I'm not sure about yourself and I am curious about other peoples takes, but my impression of the recording setup while mostly good is that it is overall a bit ... flakey. None of my autocross recorded and the final hot lap I had also failed to record, even though we made sure it was "ready" to be removed from the car!!

Anyways, let me know if you're willing to share some of those shots in full scale form!!

ChicagoAbarth
08-10-2012, 08:41 PM
Looking good! I attended the Friday event and it was a blast!! I didnt take as many as I would like, if I sent over a PM and setup a shared dropbox folder would you mind sending the bulk my direction? Namely the course / car pics but I'm not about to ask you to sort through them!! That said, I'm not sure about yourself and I am curious about other peoples takes, but my impression of the recording setup while mostly good is that it is overall a bit ... flakey. None of my autocross recorded and the final hot lap I had also failed to record, even though we made sure it was "ready" to be removed from the car!!

Anyways, let me know if you're willing to share some of those shots in full scale form!!

Yeah, the in car footage wasn't great. I was either making a dumb face or going slow the whole time. Usually both. My stick got full before my last two outings on the performance drive. You know, where I was finally starting to put in some good laps. It also didn't work for the instructor driven hot laps. So I captured my laughably slow autocross times and my two losses on head to head, but not the best part of my day. Oh well, it was a completely unexpected bonus and I'm sure there will be some good parts and a lot of laughs in there once I go through all the video.

I've got 1233 pictures in 7.3 gigs. I'd be more than happy to share them with anyone who would like them, I just don't have the hosting. PM away and I'll send them over!

ENZOSON
08-12-2012, 10:49 AM
Approx how many cars and participants were there?
Cheers

lc3necro
08-12-2012, 05:05 PM
I know on Friday the 10th they told us the Thursday group was smaller. That being said, the Friday group had ~22 participants with 5 cars going at a time on the actual track, and two cars being used for the Autocross and another two cars for the "drag race" challenge. All said I would estimate they had 16-18 cars on hand including the spares you could see scattered about.

ChicagoAbarth
08-12-2012, 06:56 PM
There were ~14 drivers and three guests on Thursday.

Gharbeson
08-16-2012, 12:10 AM
I was at the Thursday session with my son who also drove. WE had a terrific time. Back in Texas now. The ABARTH "sticks" we're pretty squirrelly to get going but I finally took someone's advice and downloaded VLC a nice media play and all worked fine. I enjoyed watching the head to head best. The vids of the laps got a bit old. I couldn't believe how goofy I looked in just about all of the videos - oh well. My son says that he looked extremely intense. I had a sort of glazed slack Jaw affect. need to watch some Steve McQueen movies I guess. Enjoyednthe day, fellow drivers, and all of the SRT staff. Man, the location was one cool place!