The blogs here are some wild adventures of our members.
THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME
(AT LEAST FOR A SPORTS CAR NUT)
With my career at Northwest Airlines coming to an end this summer (2005), I knew this would be my last chance to have a guaranteed free ride in the flight deck (we can’t call them cockpits anymore—some sort of PC stuff) of an A330 to and from Paris.
Our trip to New Orleans for the 2018 NCCC Convention started out early Sunday morning with a 3:00 am wake up alarm, we got ready packed the car and were off to Terminal 2 for our 6:50 departure with a short layover at Chicago Midway.
The COM Gold Cup was a TSD (Time/Speed/Distance) rally put on by the club for many years (early 1960's to mid-1990's, I think). A driver/navigator team would attempt to stay on a course following Route Instructions and things called "Main Road Priorities"...
The COM "Hare and Hound" rally essentially consisted of trying to follow a route set by the event chairperson, without the benefit of instruction. At each intersection, if the driver made the correct choice, a "spore" which was a design spray-painted on the side of the road, would indicate they were on the correct path.
Wally is our Competition Director and has been competing in autocross and time trial events since 1971. He started out in his 1969 black coupe that he purchased new and still owns today. He loves sports car racing and has attended races as a spectator from New York to California with the trip to Le Mans chronicled in this blog being the highlight!"
Scott & Laurie
Scott and Laurie are long time members of COM. Scott is our secretary and chair person for GMCCA Car show, as well as other duties for the club. They own a Silver 1998 Coupe with a 6-speed that Laurie autocrosses. They love doing COM Rallye's and Cruises.
Don has been in the club since July 1973, so (in 2019) this is year 47 for me. One year as Treasurer (the only year in my whole membership that George Haun wasn't Treasurer, I think--probably either 1975?). Served as Competition Chairman for around 15 years, and as Governor for about 25 years. Most of my time as Comp. Chairman, I was also the Met Council Rep., and much of it was Sec./Treasurer and Autocross Rules Chair for Met Council.