Houston Mile - Half Mile 2012

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  1. 345s-bspinnin

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    A few weeks back, one of my coworkers asked if knew why there were some exotics cars running around at Ellington Field. I asked around, but knew nothing at the time. Fast forward, and it turns out that we will be having a 1/2 mile shoot out right here in our own backyard. Some of our site's ex-sponsors appear to be organizing the event scheduled for mid May this year.

    I perused through their "Driver Requirements" section, and their safety/tech rules don't seem stringent. Are any of you interested in participating? I will likely participate since its only a few miles from my home and I am familiar with Ellington Field.

    Google "houston mile" for more info.
     
  2. Slithr

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    I just got the fire extingisher I ordered per your advice, that it is needed for such events. I just might have to look into doing this, thanks for posting :2tu:
     
  3. rpm9000

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    I would be interested also.
     
  4. gb66gth

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    I did The Texas Mile a few years back (picture in my avatar) down in Goliad. You guys are gonna love it!
    Have fun.:drive:
     
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    hmmm...count me in :)

    Although...there are a lot of "half miles" on the way to Houston from Austin. :rolaugh:
     
  6. FLATOUT

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    It's on the same day I graduate from A&M. This is going to be an awesome event though, I hope you guys take a ton of pictures.
     
  7. 345s-bspinnin

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    The thought of your A&M graduation brings memories of mine as if they were recent, but its been a decade :omg:. Congrats on your graduation Andy. Once an Aggie always an Aggie. Whoop!!!!!

    Andres - Aggie c/o '02
     
  8. 345s-bspinnin

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    I have registered for the Houston Mile event. Not much information was collected. Only name and address, but that was probably just for payment purposes. Vehicle information and participant number were not requested :dunno:. The website states that there will be different classes, but I didn't see those listed or what the constraints for each.

    Hopefully I will be seeing some you of folks representing the Viper community on May 12th.
     
  9. rpm9000

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    Andres, have you signed up for the Texas Mile? I checked and it is all booked up.
     
  10. 345s-bspinnin

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    Yes Paul. I signed up for the Texas Mile shortly after they opened for registration. In the past, they have had a waiting list. Rumor has it that they typically let everyone on the waiting list run. I am not sure if they are still doing that, but you may want to look into it. Good luck.
     
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    I'm going.... We'll see what the Gen1 can do...
     
  12. FLATOUT

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    Lol we're getting old lol. I should of been class of 2000. Thinking about getting a bunch of beer and crawfish for Sunday the 13th so maybe we'll get a few of you guys over.
     
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    Hey man, congrats to your new degree!!!!!
     
  14. hou99gts

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    Youngsters...... :(
     
  15. FLATOUT

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    When I first met you in Montgomery I was just getting started:)

    Just trying to be like you;)
     
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    I've heard it takes 13 Aggies to change a light bulb, but I had no idea it takes an Aggie 12 yrs. to get a four year degree :D Congrats Man!!
     
  17. hou99gts

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    The better question should be, how many downpours in SE Texas does it take before the owner of a certain Viper puts a driveway in so he can actually drive his Viper..... :D :D
     
  18. Slithr

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    The answer to that is, just one more.... not being able to get the Hot Rod out sux! Now if our TX sized driveway wasn't 220' long, I could've replaced it long ago. I mean cost wise it becomes a choice of a new driveway our a really nice swimming pool :omg: We do plan to get the driveway replaced this summer though.
     
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    LOL knew that was coming at some point:D
     
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    What's an Aggie?
     
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    Congrats on the degree Andy:beer:
     
  22. hou99gts

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    He hasn't finished yet Rob, his quest for additional horsepower might cause him to quit school before finishing.... ;)
     
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    A noble cause:)
     
  24. FLATOUT

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    Every time I get out, they pull me right back in :D

    I appreciate it though guys.
     
  25. FLATOUT

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    Not sure if serious.
     
  26. shooter_t1

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    I got ya covered Andy. Eric let me see the questions from the final exam for his degree.....


    1. Figure the smallest limb diameter on a persimmon tree that will
    support a 10 pound possum 8 inches from the trunk.

    2. Which of the following cars will rust out the quickest when placed on
    blocks in your front yard? 66 Ford Fairlane, 69 Chevrolet, 54 Chevy,
    Chevelle, 64 Pontiac GTO.

    3. If your cousin Billy Bob builds a still that operates at a capacity
    of 20 gallons of shine per hour, how many car radiators are necessary to
    condense the product?

    4. A pulpwood cutter has a chain saw that operates at 2700 rpm. The
    density of the pine trees in a plot to be harvested is 470 per acre. The
    plot is 2.3 acres in size. The average tree diameter is 14 inches. How
    many Budweiser Tallboys will it take to cut down all the trees?

    5. If every old refrigerator in the state vented a charge of R-12
    simultaneously, what would be the decrease in the ozone layer?

    6. A front porch is constructed of 2x8 pine on 24 inch centers with a
    field rock foundation. The span is 8 feet and the porch length is 16
    feet. The porch floor is 1 inch rough sawn pine. When the porch
    collapses, how many hound dogs will be bad hurt?

    7. A man owns a house and 3.7 acres of land in a hollow with an
    average slope of 15%. The man has 5 chillins. When growed, can each of
    the children place a mobile home on the man's land?

    8. A 2-ton pulpwood truck is overloaded and proceeding 900 yards down a
    steep grade on a secondary road at 45 mph. The brakes fail. Given the
    average traffic loading of secondary roads, what are the chances that it
    will strike a vehicle that has a muffler?

    9. A coal mine operates a NFPA Class 1, Division 2 Hazardous Area. The
    mine employs 120 miners per shift. A gas warning is issued at the
    beginning of 3rd shift. How many cartons of unfiltered Camels will be
    smoked during the shift?

    10. At a reduction in gene pool variability rate of 7.5% per generation,
    how long will it take a town that has been bypassed by the interstate to
    breed a country-western singer?

    I hope this helps ya buddy:D
     
  27. FLATOUT

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    OMG I can't stop laughing that's priceless. I'm gonna need to print this out and get it to Eric, Richard, and Beth for further review.
     
  28. hou99gts

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    I've already reviewed it Andy, unfortunately I cannot help you with any of the answers, my brain will not stop laughing. And when it gets done laughing, I will need a translator for some of the questions.... :D
     
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    Robert:

    I think you have A&M confused with the new school coming into the Big 12 West Virginia, good laugh though.

    Richard
     
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    Seeing as the whole idea was to make some friends laugh....I agree.
     

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