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Re: In-Car Camera? Who has one?

Former Member ·
Can you guys fill in the blanks? Name: Class: Car: Dave Golder Unlimited 1999 Pontiac Grand Am Todd Carpenter Unlimited Camaro Black Richard Hille Unlimited 1998 Mustang SVT Cobra Bill Springer Grand Sport Craig Homchick Grand Sport Tim Jones Grand Sport Mustang Cobra Roland Roth Porsche Bill Freeman Touring Porsche 911 Black DB Tanner Touring Terri Bailey Tracy Castro 1969 Camaro David Carpenter Corvette Z06 Silver Jane Barker Honda Civic Wagon Jeff Dugan Mark Ford
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Re: In-Car Camera? Who has one?

Former Member ·
The updated list... Name: Class: Car: Dave Golder Unlimited 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix Todd Carpenter Unlimited Camaro Black Richard Hille Unlimited 1998 Mustang SVT Cobra Bill Springer Grand Sport Craig Homchick Grand Sport Tim Jones Grand Sport Mustang Cobra Roland Roth Porsche Bill Freeman Touring Porsche 911 Black DB Tanner Touring Jane Barker Touring 1991 Honda Civic Wagon Terri Bailey Tracy Castro 1969 Camaro David Carpenter Corvette Z06 Silver Jeff Dugan
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Re: SELLING THE PANTERA

Dennis Antenucci ·
Busted. . .although I hear ya Jimmy....that new Z06 sounds pretty awsome. MD
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Re: HELMETS

Doug Dodson ·
GPS? What for... I took 1st in 105 as a rookie with a .4 second error using only a single stopwatch. Got 4th in 110 last May with 3.5 second error and my wife drove. That was after being restarted mid-course following the red-flag event. I didn't even have a good hack at Flag station 3 so I had to estimate with hacks before and after. IMO, you will work harder trying to be competitive in a tough class like 110 using a GPS, unless you have a custom program running a GPS based stopwatch for...
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Re: Z06 for sale

Paul Kraght ·
The Z06 is still for sale. Much to my surprise, I have not yet received ANY offers yet -- don't let this car slip away from ORR to the general public! You can buy with confidence; the car is still under factory warranty. -- Paul
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Re: Question for Tech

roland roth ·
Good question Jim! You have an 06 Z06? What about harness bar..? Cheers R
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Re: Aagh! Tire repairs?

roland roth ·
I had a plug & patch job on a GoodYear Z06 run flat...ran hundreds of miles at Willow Springs on the tire without incident. At the time I couldn't get a tire...there were none available. I would spend the $$ if I could get a tire...might run ORR at a slower speed if the plug & patch was done by Eric or some body as good. Cheers R
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Re: Aagh! Tire repairs?

roland roth ·
Hey wait a minute...somebody challenged my post (privately) so let me make this clear. I think I said "given the choice" I would spend $$. I also said I couldn't get a tire..GM had none at the time. I also said if I ran ORR I would drop down to a lower class. So now I need to ask our tire Guru Eric. What's the deal Eric? Assuming the tire has a nail/screw in the treaded area & we can secure a workmanlike plug and/or patch repair am I good to go? Do I lose any "speed rating" because of...
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Re: Aagh! Tire repairs?

Dale Foust ·
Hey Dog, Did you buy that Z06 yet? I will be nice to only worry about what CD's to play. Dale Foust #101 Orange Thunder
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Re: Aagh! Tire repairs?

Dennis Antenucci ·
Hey Buddy, Here's the dawg-ate-my-homework-story; I went to a local Chevy dealer about a month ago. He has talked to me a couple times about the Pantera and offered to personally buy the Pantera for $60K if I bought the Z06. I left the Pantera and keys with him so I could drive the ZO6 for the weekend. The Z06 was great. It was a beautiful thing. All the bells and whistles, plus power, computerized suspension, incredible drivability. And the Brazilian Girls loooooooooooooooooved the Z06 too.
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Re: Aagh! Tire repairs?

roland roth ·
Dan 714 841 6200 Did my 06 Z06.....hi end/pricey. Rick Doria and/or Wil White may be of some help as well. R
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Re: I Feel the Need for Speed - Where is everyone?

roland roth ·
Steve, I will visit Millen ( irvine)soon for custom mounts. I have a couple of roll bars from M5 & Z06 that may be altered for your Z.Free for the asking. rolandroth AT mac.com Ccheers R
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Re: Just Over SIX WEEKS to the NORC

Robert Bowser ·
Well, I've had my '78 308GTS for over 11 years now. Use it as my daily driver. As far as maintenance goes, it is a very simple machine. Even I can do it. If you deduct the engine replacement (caused by a PO using socal water in the radiator.....electrolysis eats aluminum engines is short order), I've spent far less on it than I have on my '01 Corvette Z06. Of course, now that Jimmy Mack has one, I guess I'll have to sell mine and buy a Porsche.....
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Re: 2010 NORC going into the History Book

Asa Jay Laughton ·
Update from the desk of Team Pantera Racing Dateline --- sometime after the NORC 2010 Banquet --- Dennis "Mad Dog" Antenucci gave us a call to update some results after attending the banquet. First, he gave us information on the other gentlemen who came out and ran the Pantera. Langdon Claypoole (Driver) and Donald Kavanagh (Navigator). For their first time ever in an Open Road Race, they placed third with an average time of 99.9601 in the 100 class. WAY TO GO! In the 150 class, where the...
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Re: Photo's of Dawgs Pantera at Last ORR In History??

Dennis Antenucci ·
Wild Bill You're too late..its already sold. I is buying one of those automatic everything Z06's! :alcoholic: :champagne: :moon: :bsflag:
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Re: Photo's of Dawgs Pantera at Last ORR In History??

Dennis Antenucci ·
Big John, Bro' I don't want to ever say I will "never" run a new Vette in an ORR. But here's what I think; 1. I still enjoy wrenching on the Pantera and other then changing wheels and tires on a new Z06 there is nothing much to improve upon. Its like a Stepford Wife! 2. I want a challenge and the Vette at 175 mph all most puts me to sleep...its that good which is why the average age of the drivers is closer to 70 then 30. 3. And most importantly like a high maintenance difficult Italian...
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Re: Board Food for Thought

Dennis Antenucci ·
Boyz, Sheeeeit, anyone can drive a Porsche or a Z06...its the check most of us have a problem with! My narrow wheel based old Pantera ain't even in the same leaque as your fancy schmantzy modern Porsche Ruff TT or Z06.....There's no comparison. But its not a race car either. Its the beach and pick-up-the-beer mobile....Still I have to acknowledge there is also probably nothing wrong with that old Pantera that a 17 year old RJ Gottlieb wouldn't cure which is exactly why you slackers are...
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Re: A Deal is a Deal (Rookies Better Stock Up On Snickers & Mountain Dew)

Berry Lowman ·
Well, Malcolm bought the rights to the race winning mojo of THAT particular Snickers bar and bottle of Mountain Dew. I sure hope he held onto them to consume on the 3rd Sunday of September on pre-grid in Lund! Speaking of, it's not a bad time for Malcolm to step up and take a shot at 150 this time around, as the LeMans Blue Z06 that usually runs in that class will be lined up back in the 110 this time around!
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Re: A Deal is a Deal (Rookies Better Stock Up On Snickers & Mountain Dew)

John Flynn ·
Berry, Moving from the 'Shot Gun seat' to the left seat is going to be a different experience. I am absolutely sure that you will do well. In 2008 when all four of us camped in the sun in the 110 mph division from 8:00 am to 2:30 or so waiting as rookies for the course to open was an adventure by its' self. There were a lot more of the grumpier first timer's than the four of us. Turns out that it was my "Lucky" day as I blew / melted the hydraulic clutch line following 4 others @ 125+ back...
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Re: A Deal is a Deal (Rookies Better Stock Up On Snickers & Mountain Dew)

Berry Lowman ·
Thanks John! Yeah, that May 2008 race was one heckuva intro to ORR, wasn't it?!? I'm so glad we came back for more after that debacle, or else look at all the fun we'd have missed out on all these years! Hope to see you & your new Z06 on 318 in 2017! BTW, if you're running 125 next May, you may find yourself lined up on the grid close to me ...
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Re: A Deal is a Deal (Rookies Better Stock Up On Snickers & Mountain Dew)

Malcolm Johnson ·
I don't own the exclusive rights to selling Mountain Dew and Snickers at the race? Well darn!!! I was hoping to get my business started and see if I could outsell Kelly with his $100 gloves!! Yes, I'll be sure to fuel up on race morning with the breakfast of champions!!!! I'm not planning on moving up to 150 this time. My personal challenge is to win the class a couple of times before I move up and I believe I have 1 first and 2 second place finishes in 145. I do get chewed on regularly by...
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Re: A Deal is a Deal (Rookies Better Stock Up On Snickers & Mountain Dew)

Berry Lowman ·
We'll have to do a Snickers and Mountain Dew toast at Lund Sunday AM! As for computers in 150, or any class for that matter, remember this - we turned in a 0.0027 in May of 2015 using a stopwatch & a set of notes ONLY, so yep, it can be done. Just ask the team that zeroed the clock in 150 Class way back in ot spit before navigations systems or portable GPS were available in cars. See you in Ely!
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Re: 30th Anniversary SSCC Event to Feature a Father vs Son 155 Class Battle

Lanny Lowman ·
Great story. I promise to give it my best, and if I can remember to do all of the things that you remind me to do as we were coming down the road, I hope to be "Close" with my time. Racing alone in my first time out in the 150 a few years ago, I was 9 seconds off from a perfect time. I remember Dale Foust telling me later that day at the awards banquet that if I am going to keep racing that I better "Tighten Up My Times a Little". What an inspiration Dale has been and a special "Thank You"...
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Re: 30th Anniversary SSCC Event to Feature a Father vs Son 155 Class Battle

Tom King ·
Oh great, now there are two Lowman entries. I guess I can no longer just trust to luck against them. Can you tell why I'm in 115 mph this time instead of 155? Good luck to you both!
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Re: 30th Anniversary SSCC Event to Feature a Father vs Son 155 Class Battle

Malcolm Johnson ·
Yes Tom... why in 115? Do you have a vendetta against your Team Invader friend Barbara Barron who usually runs 115? I just don't think that's very gentlemanly of you treating a wonderful woman that way!! That's akin to bringing a machine gun to a water gun fight! just sayin.... Malcolm Jones
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Re: 30th Anniversary SSCC Event to Feature a Father vs Son 155 Class Battle

Tom King ·
Gee, Malcolm, you have a great point. Of course, Barbara and Jacques were only 0.0931 seconds slow in May, so they may not have much to worry about - they seem to have their own machine gun. To be fair, I did tell Barbara that I would be running 115 in case she wanted to school you guys in 150 instead ... Anyway, the answer to your question (why 115?) is complicated. I have this ridiculous conceit of wanting to win every speed class from 95 through 160, and I'm hoping to target the 115 class...
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Re: 30th Anniversary SSCC Event to Feature a Father vs Son 155 Class Battle

Berry Lowman ·
It's going to be a trick trying to get my foot to match what yours can do, but I'll give it my best! No matter what the stopwatch says, this is going to be one heckuva fun & memorable race!
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Re: 30th Anniversary SSCC Event to Feature a Father vs Son 155 Class Battle

Berry Lowman ·
Tom, you got the better of us in May, so our hats are still tipped toward you. We'll miss you in 155 this time around. It's always a bigger challenge when we get to line up against the best of the best! That said, I've got a feeling 155 is going to be stacked with skinny numbers guys this time around. I've already begun my strict training regimen of pounding Snickers and Mountain Dew!
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Re: 30th Anniversary SSCC Event to Feature a Father vs Son 155 Class Battle

Berry Lowman ·
Wow! Barbara Barron vs Tom King. 115 is going to be a real showdown folks!
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Re: Fellow Racer

Bjoern Flesland ·
Sad to hear that Thomas passed away. Inger and I learned to know him many years ago and he always approached us when seeing us at the races. We had many very interesting and funny conversations with Tom and shared tables with him several times. A very knowledgeable man indeed. He also kindly offered me to buy his Mustang some years back before he got his new Z06. Rest In Peace, Tom Inger & Bjoern ❤️
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Re: SA 2005 Helmets

Dick Benne ·
Because I did not have to buy a new helmet.....Ok, my best time for my Touring class speed (110 mph) has been +1.03 seconds. I have made some minor improvements (?) in order to get under that 1 second time mark. Please chime in with an opinion if anyone thinks these new purchases will help me? I bought a new set of racing shoes for $69 and a new 2016 Stingray for $70,000 (+/-). The old C6 Z06 just could not seem to make any substantial timing improvements. Will these purchases guarantee me...
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Re: SA 2005 Helmets

George Suennen ·
Dick, If it were me, I would have invested $150 in a 5 point harness and gone up to 115 class, gives you a lot better chance of getting a trophy, even in an old Z06.... Of course, the last time I finished a race in a Z06, I got 3rd in the 155 class, but that was back in 2007 when it was only 1 year old... George 1990 Porsche 928 S4 http://928.jorj7.com
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Re: getting ready for may

Ray Alexander ·
I have done a refurb on the Vette. Brakes, belts, hoses, motor mounts, plug wires and spark plugs. I added 72 hp with a cam and long tube headers, deleted the cats, but don't tell anyone. Also new tires, the car turns better than it ever has. The tires are Continental Extreme Contact DWS. These are Y rated not (Y) so not good for Z06. I have lived in CA since 1964 and finally I have a car that runs the way I want it. The tree huggers can kiss my Corvette.
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Re: Corvette seats

roland roth ·
Hardbar http://hardbarusa.com/hardbar/...o.php?products_id=46 Very high quality.Very clever interface, drops right in using factory floor mount points. I have used Hardbar seat ,mounts & harness bars in my Z06 (s) for several years. Cheers, R
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Re: Recommend a Corvette Dealer?

roland roth ·
http://forums.corvetteforum.co...y-know-this-guy.html Go here to see pix of the owner of Fichtner Chevrolet detaining my '13 Carbon Z06 prior to shipping to my office. Fitchtner,Laurel Montana.the best of the best. Dawg seven one four three one three twenty nine hundred ( cell#) no joke. Cheers, R
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Re: vipers vs. vettes

Richard Hille ·
Brad, I've been able to drive a Viper Roadster with the top off, by looking over the windshield, but I don't fit well enough in a Corvette to drive one, so I''d have to vote for the Viper. But IF I fit, the Z06 sure looks like a lot of fun. In the meantime, I have my 2004 GT40 on order and I've already sat in the Yellow prototype, so I know I'll fit, but just barely. Richard Hille Unlimited #198
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Re: vipers vs. vettes

chris osborn ·
Hello, ok, the viper does get squirrely at high speeds, above 180-185 MPH, but that might just be me driving. With the roof off the rt/10, gets a little slow and loud above 175 mph, but still feels solid. At 185 the stock vette gets a little bit loose, probably because it had to fall off a cliff to get going that fast or have a 120 MPH tailwind. That being said, I wouldn't mind getting a Z06 for track use as it is cheaper to repair when I crash. Even really like the really old vettes. (need...
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Re: vipers vs. vettes

Former Member ·
Ok, Todd. What kind of a deal can I get on a Z06? My philosophy is that I need to be able to leave whatever car I am driving in a pile beside the road and watch it burn without crying for more than 10 minutes. It does not appear that I will be able to do that with a Viper any time soon. (or a GT-40.) However, if I remember correctly through my cheap scotch induced alcoholic haze, one of the Texas vette people said that I might be able to swing a 2002 Z06 for around $44,000.00. That number is...
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Re: vipers vs. vettes

Paul Kraght ·
It depends on the type of supercharger. The "roots" type is commonly used for drag racing. The boost comes on at all RPM's, but the supercharger is much less efficient and generates more heat (read: higher octane requirement) than the centrifugal type. Centrifugal superchargers are ineffective at low RPM's, but the boost is approximately proportional to the square of the RPM until the supercharger reaches its limit -- which usually doesn't happen. This has the effect of tipping the torque...
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Re: Vipers vs. Vettes -- another look

Paul Kraght ·
William, No, I'm not intending on mothballing the RaceTaurus. When it's available, I prefer to run it for a variety of reasons: safety, power, excellent stability -- but one of the big reasons is that it's different and a very interesting car. We would lose a lot if everyone just showed up in a Z06. -- Paul
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Re: Vipers vs. Vettes -- another look

todd carpenter ·
william, thinking about jumping on the z06 bandwagon, huh? let me know......won't cost you a penny for me to see what's available out there. email me privately with your wish list. paul, don't worry about being different, you still got that covered. ha!......besides, there can't be more than 3 or 4 dozen z06's at each race :-) i'd hate to see us lose another guy to the vette crowd. todd
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Re: Vipers vs. Vettes -- another look

Gary Patterson ·
The November issue of 2002 Automobile magazine just came out with an article..... "Viper vs Corvette Z06 Which is Americas best Sports car." Maybe this will address the issue....?
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Re: Congrats Todd

todd carpenter ·
guys, the final number was 165 something......just BARELY faster than the old record of derrick eastty. it was, to say the least, an interesting run. scotty was quite busy trying to figure out where we were without our "trusty" gps. i've never had a gps failure before.....adds a whole new dimension to corners when you're not sure where they are. as predicted by many, mike powers was the guy to beat, as his car was very fast in practice [over 203 mph in the very short straightaway they had on...
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Re: Curve information

Paul Kraght ·
Richard, First, the RaceTaurus is a long story -- I am planning on running it at Pony and Gamblers Run, but I ran my new Z06 at Big Bend and will be running it next week. It is part of a longer trip, just too much driving for the Taurus, which is all stripped out and race converted (read: no A/C). The reason I lower my G's with increased speed is because the faster I go, the less certain I am of the car's handling and my driving ability (I'm not an accomplished driver), and the greater the...
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Re: Exotics and 110mph

Paul Kraght ·
I'm certainly no expert, but I paid Craig some good money to put a good roll bar with the proper bracing in my Z06. I had heard over and over that the OEM roll bar is quite good. But regardless of how good it is, it is only a hoop, with no triangulation. This means it has only limited resistance to collapsing. Craig's bar has plenty of triangulation and more mounting points, and cannot help but provide superior protection. And, as far as resale value goes, I bought the Z06 to DRIVE, not to...
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Re: Tech Info and Reminders!

Doug Dodson ·
Sean, thanks for that e-mail. I am a rookie and I completely missed the requirement for metal valve stem caps. Can we get a look at the tech inspection worksheet? I would like to self-tech my car before I leave home for Las Vegas. I didn't see it on the web site. Maybe it is in the registration package, but I think I only got part of that with a note saying there is more to come. One last question: You said the fire extinguisher had to be and automotive BC type. I have Halon in mine, which...
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Re: Preferred Transmissions?

Paul Kraght ·
Bill Springer (so as not to get confused with the other Bills!), Could you tell me some about getting the custom gear ratios on your T56? How much did it cost? What procedure did you go through? I have a T56 in my Z06, and I'm pretty happy with the gearing -- except for 5th gear. It is currently 0.84, and it would be better as somewhere around 0.75 to 0.78. I've been told that I can't do anything about that, but you seem to say differently. -- Paul
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Re: whats going on

Dale Foust ·
I really NEED a C6 Z06 but so far Donna doesn't think so. Of course I am good a waiting until she changes her mind. 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds is something worth waiting for, huh?
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Re: arm restraints

roland roth ·
We use Simpson too. Attachment of the restraint to the forearm is straight forward,just slip on and tighten cofortably. The attachment..loop to lapbelt not too difficult. Assuming you have a closed loop at one end,,that loop fits over the lap belt and the other end attaches to the arm restraint via the *D* ring. There is a *right* and a *left* to each arm restraint assembly. Check with somebody at tech or in the park. Look me up in Ely and I will be glad to help. Cheers R Blk 00 Ruf Turbo or...
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Re: wheel certifcation for 200mph class

roland roth ·
Rory, Have you asked Tim Jones? Tim has a ton of Mustang ORR experience at high speed.Maybe check out the link to CCW that Jeff Dugan posted in a new thread.FWIW,I have dozens & dozens of 200+ runs on OZ wheels and I know ten or more other Ruf car drivers with similiar expeience. OZ is the whel manufacturer for Ruf Automobile.Hope this helps. Cheers R P.S. I have ordered CCW wheels for my 07 Z06,because CCW is well respected within the corvette track junkie comunity.
 
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