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Forum: Track Talk 10-10-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By DonNewton
Timmer! How the hell are you? Man, that's been...

Timmer! How the hell are you? Man, that's been a long time! Things still good out on the shore?
Forum: Track Talk 10-10-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By DonNewton
Man, it comes to us all. Remember the opening of...

Man, it comes to us all. Remember the opening of VIR and the bottle of scotch we killed? Ran the next day with no apparent after effects. Now, I smell a bottle and hurt for three days. . . When I...
Forum: Track Talk 10-10-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By DonNewton
"By the way we have round rubber wheels nowadays ...

"By the way we have round rubber wheels nowadays Actually wheels are still alloy, but Tyres are rubber." Nyuk, nyuk. Can you still drink enough to do the Curley Shuffle?
Forum: Track Talk 10-10-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By DonNewton
MotorWeek at Summit

Gentlemen (and Ladies):
I just had the opportunity to watch MotorWeek’s most recent trip to Summit in a GT2 RS. I’m sure you’ve all seen this before, but we’re time-late here on the west coast so I...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 09-28-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 409
Posted By DonNewton
As I live in San Diego and go to LA at the point...

As I live in San Diego and go to LA at the point of a gun, my advice: Don't. Traffic is completely unbearable from 0700 - 2200, the place is a dump (and I've been in some dumps in my time) and all...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 09-07-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,743
Posted By DonNewton
What Kurt said. This is why I always had clients...

What Kurt said. This is why I always had clients wait for flooring as one of the last items to be completed. Since this tile is probably not through color, any chip will show, and we all know that...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 08-21-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,743
Posted By DonNewton
When I was still working (recently sold the...

When I was still working (recently sold the business), I'd tell clients to double and add 10% to any time/money estimate from a contractor. Not that all contractors do this, but enough do that this...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 08-08-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By DonNewton
Hey, leave TR alone! There's damned few of us...

Hey, leave TR alone! There's damned few of us left (VG excepted)!
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 08-07-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 519
Posted By DonNewton
You know, when I was a young "e" in the Army,...

You know, when I was a young "e" in the Army, there were no such things as automatic transmissions in any field-going vehicle. Don't ask me about tanks, because my job was to leave a perfectly...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 07-24-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By DonNewton
"Dumped the load and landed OK." One of the few...

"Dumped the load and landed OK." One of the few I'm guessing. But any landing you can walk away from is a good one, right? Tried to drum up business for you in Oxford over the weekend (a good Navy...
Forum: Porsche & BMW Cars For Sale/Wanted 05-09-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,077
Posted By DonNewton
Not at all surprised by the pace. Kurt was...

Not at all surprised by the pace. Kurt was wickedly fast (for the time, late '90's) in his 912; momentum management is the key. Once he obtained his go-fast card, his driving style and ingrained...
Forum: Porsche & BMW Cars For Sale/Wanted 05-07-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,077
Posted By DonNewton
How much for the dog? Sure miss your Dalmatian...

How much for the dog? Sure miss your Dalmatian and his tennis ball toy.
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 05-06-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,144
Posted By DonNewton
Thanks for posting. Out here in the wild west...

Thanks for posting. Out here in the wild west (San Diego), I would never have seen this. I remembered, too late, that I taught Carol naval engineering and damage control when she went through OCS...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 04-27-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,144
Posted By DonNewton
Regrettably, neither Aubrey or I will be in...

Regrettably, neither Aubrey or I will be in attendance on Wednesday. Dave and I met in Monterey in 1992 when our wives were assigned to Navy PG School in the Financial Management curriculum. Dave...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 04-25-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By DonNewton
UPDATE: Here’s the info for the wake, very...

UPDATE:

Here’s the info for the wake, very informal, lots of food, drink, and remembrance:

Wednesday, May 2, 3:00-6:00 p.m. (of course p.m.!)
Whitlow's on Wilson
2854 Wilson Blvd
Arlington,...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 04-25-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,144
Posted By DonNewton
When I was Potomac's CDI, Dave and I would go out...

When I was Potomac's CDI, Dave and I would go out to unnamed places and work on his technique in the 944. His desire to a great instructor meant that he had to perfect his technique. If you knew...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 04-25-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By DonNewton
Yeah, I'm meeting tomorrow with the surgeon and...

Yeah, I'm meeting tomorrow with the surgeon and we're going to (hopefully) set a date for the right hip. And. . . great news! Because of the number of static line jumps I made, I get the left hip...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 04-24-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By DonNewton
Wake for HMC Dave Shivers (Ret)

Gentlemen:
I pass a copy and paste from Carol:

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A WAKE FOR HMC (RET) DAVID H. SHIVERS

...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 04-24-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By DonNewton
As a member of the peanut gallery, and it's not...

As a member of the peanut gallery, and it's not my money I'm spending, I too like the slope nose; the 80's vibe is strong with this one! As you've said, have it prepped and resprayed and drive it...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 04-24-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,144
Posted By DonNewton
Dave was an instructor and believe he was in derV...

Dave was an instructor and believe he was in derV a few times. I left and returned to SDiego in 2003, but Dave soldiered on. I'm sure you could search him there. Also (edit), if you search that...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 04-23-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,144
Posted By DonNewton
Gentlemen: The one thing I forgot to relate was...

Gentlemen:
The one thing I forgot to relate was he was a Silver Star awardee from Viet Nam. He never told anyone and I had to see it in the corner of his house. An american hero has departed.
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 04-23-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,144
Posted By DonNewton
Dave: Address is old. I'll get the new one. . .

Dave: Address is old. I'll get the new one. . .
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 04-23-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,144
Posted By DonNewton
TR: PM sent.

TR: PM sent.
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 04-23-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,144
Posted By DonNewton
Dave/Trak Ratt: I'll send it in just a few. ...

Dave/Trak Ratt: I'll send it in just a few. It's on my work computer. . .
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 04-23-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,144
Posted By DonNewton
Tim: You and Dirk with Dave made our track...

Tim: You and Dirk with Dave made our track excursions legendary. After our first event at VIR (when it first re-opened), the Friday night dinner was something not to be forgotten. I got to "play"...
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