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Pic of the Viper Ralph will be driving at Targa Newfoundland!

Discussion in 'General Viper Discussion' started by vooodoo, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Red Snake

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    Sweet. Is that a wrap or is it paint?
     
  2. BlknBlu

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    incredible. Ralph has great vision and taste.

    Bruce
     
  3. 345s-bspinnin

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    Hood scoop covered, or are they not done wrapping it?
     
  4. JohnnyViper

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    looks like wrap to me.....notice the torch and extra piece of wrap laying on the strip
     
  5. Mopar Boy

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    Sweet! Its about time a Vipe did that run!

    Forget the challenger, go for the big boy! :nana: :yay:

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  6. NSviper

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    Going to try and make it over to spectate. Not sure if Tom is driving his Viper this year. But would be something to see a couple Vipers in the rally. Here's a link to a past thread with some photos. http://forums.viperclub.org/threads...-2005-Viper!?p=2899872&viewfull=1#post2899872
     
  7. Canuck

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    I totally endorse this.

    The Newfoundland Targa is outstanding and a great everyman event. Just need a bit of race-driving cert (I forget, like 2 days), and you can bring your own car (doesn't even need a roll cage), or rent one there. The roads are pretty good now nowadays, since alot of the offshore oil money went into infrastructure like paving roads.

    The race fee is like around $2500-$3000 for each person of the 2 man team, but you get alot included with that.

    Plus, being in the same race (albeit in a different class of race) as Ralph Gilles is pretty fun.

    As a postscript, the former political leader of Newfoundland, Danny Williams, is a big Viper fan, and has his own Viper that you see him around town in sometimes.

    Brilliant marketing on Dodge's part, hope they come back a winner, good luck guys!
     
  8. Y2K5SRT

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    And don't forget that this is a race for a cause, specifically The Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. Dodge and its partners (including the VCA) are making donations and encourage you to do the same:

    http://www.autism.nf.net/section.php?drop=donate

    It's a great race for a great cause!
     
  9. Bill Pemberton Woodhouse

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    Way , way cool and good to see Ralph going back to run the Targa Newfoundland. It was great when he ran the Charger and if I remember correctly this will be his third attempt, so he has some knowledge of the roads/events, which past winners say is very beneficial in Newfoundland.

    Now let's all name another automotive executive doing cool stuff like this -------------------hmmm, aren't any are there. Positive proof we have a real car guy running SRT, Motorsports and Chrysler Design! Kudos for Ralph , as it just enhances the image of SRT and enthusiasts at Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram !
     
  10. JonB

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    COVERED: They probably dont want anyone peeking at a G-5 motor tucked in there for testing !!!


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    maybe, or not.....
     
  11. Marv S

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  12. tcsracing1

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    I will be back racing my GT3RS and not the viper, however im really looking forward to seeing Ralph again and his ACR! I have been after him to bring a ACR or ACRX since 2009!

    its going to be fun!
     
  13. tcsracing1

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    $3000.00 for touring class. no roll cage needed.
    $5000.00 for targa class. full cage required.

    You are right about our recent premier. his first viper was a red 1993, it sold and then bought the white with blue stripe 1996 RT/10.
    He still has the 1996 and also has a white with blue stripe 2006 SRT10 to match. He loves cars. Also has two Bentleys, Jag, Maserati and a Prowler.

    His son is equally a car guy and is racing a 07 Subaru STI in the event. His daily Driver is a Hennessey Venom 650 coupe! It is for sale if anybody wishes to have it! You can arrive and drive it in the targa this sept 10th! ;)
     
  14. NSviper

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    I have managed to make some time to get over there for a few days. Hope to see Ralph again,and to meet Tom. Maybe get a picture of Ralph and the Viper making air!!Ha .Hey Tom, maybe we could take Ralph to Trapper Johns on George St. and get him Screeched in !!!!! :)
     
  15. JonB

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    After Day One, Ralph and Co-driver are mid-pack....seems they might have had an issue on 1 leg.....

    The Challengers are in 1st and 5th in their run groups! Be safe and go like crazy....TSD Matters

    Stay Tuned!
     
  16. NSviper

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    I made it over to the start of the Targa. Took some pictures and video. Posting the pic's, just can't figure out how to post the video. Will get help and have posted asap! Got to meet Ralph and saw some awesome vehicles! Would definitely like to enter one of these years!!!!! Hope you enjoy the photos.
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  17. 1994viper

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    Wow those are some sick cars!!!
     
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    Wow is that a canadian flag and a US flag by Ralph's surname? did'nt know he was also a Canucker! Goooo Leafs Go!
     
  19. SkyBob

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    Did anybody else notice the horrible gap between headlight and fender in the Original Poster's photo?
     
  20. vooodoo

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    Hi jman2 -

    Ralph was born in NY, but lived in Montreal from age 1 to 18. So he considers himself both American and Canadian!

    Vooodoo
     
  21. 02 Graphite GTS

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    Thanks for posting the pictures NSviper !!!
    Keep them coming.
     
  22. Mopar Boy

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    Thanks for the pics Shaun! Looks like fun for sure!

    If you need video help let me know! :)
     
  23. Rizzo

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    Check out the post I just made in the Driven forum. The yellow Enzo you see in the above picture is now submerged in the water. Lost it around a corner and went in the drink.
     
  24. NSviper

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    Thanks Rob. David is flying over tomorrow AM. to be at the finish line, Hopefully he gets some good pics. When he gets back he will up load the video for me.
     
  25. Mopar Boy

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    Perfect. You are covered then! Have fun and enjoy the rest of the time out on the Rock!
     
  26. Vooodoo ACR

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    Wow, I just noticed that yellow FXX crashed into the ocean.
     
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  27. NSviper

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    Unfortunately, thanks to hurricane Maria, David didn't make it to St. John's for the Targa finish line.... all flights were cancelled today!! Have another son over there, maybe he made it!?? If he got some pictures, I will post them. On another note, sad to hear about the Enzo in the lake... but just watched a video with an interview with the owner and he seems to have a great attitude about it!.
     
  28. Tom Sessions

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    Maybe this explains why Ralph is such a Nice guy. He's part Canadian. It all makes sense now.

    Thanks Doris

    Ralph was born in NY, but lived in Montreal from age 1 to 18. So he considers himself both American and Canadian!

    Vooodoo[/QUOTE]
     
  29. Mopar Boy

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    Hard to argue that point Tom. Hard to argue. :D
     

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