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Howdy from Aggieland! [translates: Hello from College Station, TX]

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RBM, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. RBM

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    Hello! I've discovered an interest in Ferraris, particularly in F430 Scuderias, so I decided to join a Ferrari Forum. FerrariChat appears to be the most active and fairly moderated, so here I am. I live in College Station, TX and work at Texas A&M University (like everybody else here...). I live a few miles away from Texas World Speedway, and I occasionally see Ferrari of Houston/Risi Competition there when they are testing or hosting customers.
     
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  3. agup48

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    Welcome to FerrariChat!

    What do you do at A&M? I know lots of students that go there.
     
  4. RBM

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    I teach Freshman Engineering.
     
  5. UroTrash

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    You ain't from around here are ya?










    I keed, I keed, I keeeed wif you.



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  8. agup48

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    You probably have seen a bunch of Asian kids I know from high school :D:D
     
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  10. PV Dirk

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    You have a nice collection of cars already. I wanted to drive a TDI Toureg and the dealer was always offering to give it to me on loan but it was magically never there when I arrived.
     
  11. malcolmb

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    Do you know Bart Childs?
     
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  13. WJHMH

    WJHMH Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Welcome to FChat fellow Texan. I've noticed that the NASCAR section of TWS has been repaved, saw it in a friend's track day video on the 2.9. I was told the high banked corners were falling apart & deemed unsafe. Can you provide any info on the track repair?
     
  14. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    My parents went to TAMU and they are EEs...are you in electrical, mechanical, civil, etc?
     
  15. rob lay

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    Welcome to FChat Bob! Just talked with another new user from College Station a few weeks ago, forgot their username. I go to College Station often for racing and also Grandma lives there. I will actually fly into Coulter Field next Friday for overnight trip to see family. I'll let you know next time I'm racing.
     
  16. BBSam

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    Gig'em! Welcome from Sam (class of 92') in Houston, TX. My niece is in her sophmore year at Aggieland studying at the veterinary school. I just recently joined FChat and purchased my first Ferrari a month ago.
    Regards!
     
  17. carguy98

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    Welcome to FerrariChat!

    If you have any questions, just ask. :)

    --Grant
     
  18. mseals

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    Welcome to Ferrari Chat, Bob...

    Mike in Kuwait
     
  19. RBM

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    Hey, I recognize that sign! It's still there.
     
  20. RBM

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    Nope, sorry!
     
  21. RBM

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    Not repaved, exactly. The asphalt was heaving in NASCAR turns 3-4, so they ground down the high spots, and re-surfaced it with rejuvenator last January. The rejuvenator is black, and is what you see in the video. Turns 1-2 and front/back straights are fine. Turns 3-4 still need more work. We run the track Miatas around the oval, no problem, but they top out around 110 MPH. I have not found a clean line around 3-4 that I would run my Turbo on at full speed. I regularly run the rest of the oval at 160 MPH.
     
  22. RBM

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    I'm in the Industrial & Systems Engineering Dept. I'm a Mech Engr by education, but a Systems Engr by profession.
     
  23. RBM

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    Cool! Hope to see you at TWS soon! If your niece joins the Texas A&M Sports Car Club, she can earn free track days at TWS.
     
  24. f1_nix

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    Welcome RBM for another Fchat Ag ('83)

    BTW I do know Bart Childs. Had a class from him many years ago.
     
  25. malcolmb

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    I know Bart from Stillwater, I was studying Architecture, he was studying EE, wound up in computer science, taught at College Station until last year I think. He was carrying punch cards while we were trying to figure out slide rules. Seems like yesterday.
    Malcolm
     
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    Dr. Childs was/is a good man. Don't remember the course title but it was some sort of seminar class. Computer Science Dept was under Industrial Engineering at that time. We had an interesting collection of profs.
     

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