MY Summer Warm-up in sunny Philippines

edited June 2011 in Pictures and Videos
So all you lucky folks with your regular 9-5 Monday - Friday jobs get to reap the benefits of having weekends, meaning there aren't many autocrosses you miss. That being said your skills always seem to be much sharper than mine. Here at work in Zamboanga Philippines, where I live on a Camp for 6 weeks at a time maintaining helicopters, the most driving I get to do is on my computer playing F1 2010, needless to say I'm rusty as hell when getting back into the drivers seat back home. Well I've forged a solution to this 'racers recurrency' problem. See below.

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So beware competition!! I'm all trained up and ready to rock out for Knox!!

:mrgreen: Cheers!
Tyler
82' Track Prepped Rabbit - EP
11' Jetta TDi - H-Stock
87' Scirocco 16V - ST
http://www.avrparts.com
http://www.jsperformance.ca

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  • edited November -1
    Oh and for you Aircraft buffs/interested parties, here is a pic of one the money makers. Funds the racing habit!

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    Bell 214ST
    Max Gross TOW, 17,500LBS
    Twin GE-CT7-2A, Max Continuous 1625hp each
    Largest 2-Bladed Helicopter in Existence.
    82' Track Prepped Rabbit - EP
    11' Jetta TDi - H-Stock
    87' Scirocco 16V - ST
    http://www.avrparts.com
    http://www.jsperformance.ca
  • edited November -1
    looks like a big bird. how many passengers does it carry (i assume thats the primary load)?
    Norman Hayton -
    2014 Mustang GT in F Street
    1999 BMW 323i for Rallycross
    2011 FSP Canadian National Champion
    2017 FS Canadian National Champion
  • edited November -1
    What?!?? No UBCSCC sticker on it?!? :D
    Mark Uhlmann, UBCSCC Ex-Pres
    BM #51: 2004 Stohr WF1
    STX #67: 2011 BMW 128i (sold 2019)
    DSP #67: 1997 BMW 328is (sold 2012)
  • edited November -1
    I work for Vector Aerospace and we overhaul those GE CT-7s. Those are our money makers as the average overhaul is $900,000.00 :shock:
    Black 2002 Camaro SS - ESP
  • edited November -1
    thenorm wrote:
    looks like a big bird. how many passengers does it carry (i assume thats the primary load)?

    Yeah, our payload is mainly people, but also quite a bit of cargo too, usually Mail. The machine is capable of up to 18 Passengers with a particular type of seating config, but the most we ever carry is 12. I couldn't imagine cramming 18 people in that thing haha!
    Zedzag wrote:
    I work for Vector Aerospace and we overhaul those GE CT-7s. Those are our money makers as the average overhaul is $900,000.00 :shock:

    Vector eh?! Cool, you guys just repaired an engine for us that wasn't making power, we installed it a few weeks back on one of our ships, so far so good! I'm guessing pretty soon you'll have another one from us headed your way with a cycle expired Gas generator section.

    How are things changing now that you're Eurocopter owned??
    82' Track Prepped Rabbit - EP
    11' Jetta TDi - H-Stock
    87' Scirocco 16V - ST
    http://www.avrparts.com
    http://www.jsperformance.ca
  • edited November -1
    lowside67 wrote:
    What?!?? No UBCSCC sticker on it?!? :D

    OH and I did not know these were available!! Perhaps I can get one at Knox??
    82' Track Prepped Rabbit - EP
    11' Jetta TDi - H-Stock
    87' Scirocco 16V - ST
    http://www.avrparts.com
    http://www.jsperformance.ca
  • edited November -1
    I'll bring some up for you!
    Mark Uhlmann, UBCSCC Ex-Pres
    BM #51: 2004 Stohr WF1
    STX #67: 2011 BMW 128i (sold 2019)
    DSP #67: 1997 BMW 328is (sold 2012)
  • edited November -1
    lowside67 wrote:
    I'll bring some up for you!

    Thanks Mark!! Got the Chevro-bimmer ready??
    82' Track Prepped Rabbit - EP
    11' Jetta TDi - H-Stock
    87' Scirocco 16V - ST
    http://www.avrparts.com
    http://www.jsperformance.ca
  • edited November -1
    Nope, I'll be driving an all BMW replacement car :)
    Mark Uhlmann, UBCSCC Ex-Pres
    BM #51: 2004 Stohr WF1
    STX #67: 2011 BMW 128i (sold 2019)
    DSP #67: 1997 BMW 328is (sold 2012)
  • edited November -1
    Why don't you take that chopper up north for some track action then? :!:

    If you're not aware, we have 3 good tracks in the Philippines.

    http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=2084556599402

    http://www.autoindustriya.com/talkboard/racing-line/

    And you can rent a prepped-up Ford Focus from TRS: http://www.tuasonracing.com/TRS/HOME.html

    See you at the tarmac!
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