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Missdaisy2

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I was fortunate enough to get a taste of autocross in the 5v BW and curious how many others autocross their cars? I'm as new as can be and would like to know everything there is to know.

Thanks!
 
Obviously haven't autocrossed the 5BW I don't yet have, but I've autocrossed my old Subaru quite a few times and autocrossed the SS a couple times. If the 5BW is anything like the SS around an autocross, it'll be a real handful. Great acceleration and braking, but never once did I forget about the weight. Longer slaloms could get hairy if I wasn't careful with the throttle.
 
In the 5BW, size matters. At the tiny course at Spring Mountain, it's totally out of its element, but the large auto-x pad at a place like Thunderhill, its a bit more in its wheelhouse.

Not me, but a good view of the scale of the space (but one of the less creative courses IMHO):
 
I drove the 4BW A10 at Spring Mountain autocross and it was the most fun activity for me. The car felt alive and really fun and felt good especially with the special alignment that it had.
 
I've never autocrossed my BW though did very well at Spring Mountain in April with by far the fastest times in our practice group (of 6 or 7)...unfortunately I had to leave before the final official session due to illness. Missed the whole half of the 2nd day unfortunately.

My neighbor is an SCCA instructor who (several years ago) invited me to run a course he was instructor for after the class was over. It was an intermediate class with around 25 students. Having never autocrossed before I was able to get the 5th best time in the class (after just 2 runs) in our our ZHP BMW...he was very impressed.

Other than that the only other autocross I've ever done was in a Volvo intro event for the S40 a bunch of years back. It was my first time autocrossing. I drove the course very hard with full gusto. They were yelling at me over loudspeaker to slow down during my first few runs and I responded that I wasn't hitting any cones so why did I need to slow down. After refusing to slow down in my last run they threw me out of the event....lol.

I agree - autocrossing is great fun and despite its weight the CT 4 V BW hangs surprisingly well in the tight twisties...not sure if I will ever get a chance to run another in mine.
 
I was fortunate enough to get a taste of autocross in the 5v BW and curious how many others autocross their cars? I'm as new as can be and would like to know everything there is to know.

Thanks!
There are a good number of us that use these cars as intended. :D

I AutoX and track mine.

We have a entire sub-thread for AutoX and Track topics.

 
There will be an Autocross and an HPDE event for V Series Cadillacs only at NJMP on July 27th. Message me if interested.
 
There will be an Autocross and an HPDE event for V Series Cadillacs only at NJMP on July 27th. Message me if interested.
Sounds like fun - let us know how it went. I can't make that one....maybe in the future (though its also a bit far to go)...
 

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