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#1
Events and Mini Clubs / Re: Mini East Meets West 2024 ...
Last post by Whee - Today at 07:35:53 AM
Quote from: tmsmini on September 25, 2023, 08:09:00 AMLooks like there is an error on the forward to this site:
https://minimeeteast.regfox.com/mmew24

as I get an SSL error on just
https://www.minimeeteastwest.com/
Thanks, will look into it. Link works for me, which is a little odd!
#2
Events and Mini Clubs / Re: Mini East Meets West 2024 ...
Last post by cstudep - September 25, 2023, 01:47:37 PM
We vacationed up in the Custer state park area for many years, probably 5 or 6 at least. Always a nice place to go so long as you are not there around the 4th of July or in beginning of August for Sturgis. This is probably far enough removed from the 4th so as to not be quite so busy.

Devils tower is a National park and generally speaking drones are not allowed, just like metal detecting.

And just because I was curious, this is from the devils tower website.
https://www.nps.gov/deto/learn/management/lawsandpolicies.htm

Aircraft
The National Park Service requests that pilots of aircraft maintain a minimum distance of 2,000 feet above the nearest ground mass within national park units. Additionally, there is a 2-mile no-fly advisory zone around Devils Tower (3 miles in June). The use of remotely piloted aircraft, or drones, inside of Devils Tower National Monument is prohibited. Regulations regarding drones are discussed in the above-linked Superintendent's Inventory.
#3
The Lounge / Re: F1 - 2023
Last post by MiniDave - September 25, 2023, 01:09:33 PM
I did, which is all the more reason why I think Andretti is on the verge of buying a team.....
#4
The Lounge / Re: F1 - 2023
Last post by Brit_in_TX - September 25, 2023, 12:20:27 PM
I doubt McLaren would do a deal.  They locked Norris in with a contract extension to the end of 2025, which was driven by him still being on his rookie contract and Red Bull and others sniffing around offering big bucks. He went from around a $1 million a year to $20 million a year (and a move to Monaco as a tax exile followed!).  I suspect the recent Oscar Piastri contract did something similar.

No doubt Lawson should get an opportunity in F1, mind you everyone thought that De Vries deserved one as well!

Haas need to sort out their in season development, last year they had to cut back due to Mick Schumacher's crash bill. Not got that excuse this year. Did you see that Guthner Steiner could be taking Gene Haas to court over promises to give him a percentage of team ownership?

#5
Events and Mini Clubs / Re: Mini East Meets West 2024 ...
Last post by MiniDave - September 25, 2023, 11:19:52 AM
I have that problem with this site once in a while.....at any rate, it's early days - I'm sure Whee will get it sorted out well before the January open date.

I'm looking forward to this event - I did a Rushmore weekend with the 5280 club with my 2009 Clubman S when it was new, I'm ready to go back....we did the Devil's Tower run too and that was majorly cool! One of the most amazing thing I saw at DT were the pictures taken in the early 1900's of women with bustles standing on top of the tower.....there was a wooden ladder that ran up the side and folks could climb up to the top! The remains of that ladder are still there in places. While we were there we saw a number of people climbing the sides, I guess you can apply for a permit to climb the tower, but the number is limited each year. I would love to be able to go to the top of that thing!

I'll see if my friend Don can bring his drone and get some pics of the top at least.
#6
The Lounge / Re: F1 - 2023
Last post by MiniDave - September 25, 2023, 11:13:14 AM
Lawson is making a strong case for winding up in a seat somewhere, he finished ahead of Yuki this weekend too......I'm sure the Honda connection is helping Yuki's case as I know he's bringing lots of under the table money, and DannyRickyBobby has the marquee appeal as well as being a "seasoned" driver. Funny how the Sarge just isn't cutting it in F1 while Lawson is flying.....and they're both in back-marker cars.

If I were Red Bull and I could get him now, I'd get Norris signed up for 24 and send Checo to the showers.....maybe Red Bull and McLaren could do a dealer trade?  :grin:

I sure hope HAAS brings some new stuff as they have been pretty woeful the last couple of seasons.
#7
The Lounge / Re: F1 - 2023
Last post by Brit_in_TX - September 25, 2023, 10:03:02 AM
Christian Horner basically said that Checo, DannyRic and Yuki are all auditioning for the second Red Bull seat for 2025. If Checo continues they way he is going, in the first part of next season, he will get demoted or even fired from Red Bull.  If the constructors championship had been closer I suspect he would have lost his drive some time ago. 

He may even be at risk for next year if he does not finish second in the drivers championship this year.  Checo is only 43 points ahead of 3rd place, with 6 races remaining - Red Bull has never finished 1st and 2nd in the championship, given how dominant they have been, this must be a target this year.

There is only one seat remaining on the grid for next season.  Right now, I cannot see Logan Sargeant retaining the seat at Williams - he really seems out of depth in an F1 car. Mercedes/Toto Wolff has made some comments about getting Mick Schumacher in an F1 seat, but recent there has been reports about him driving for Alpine in WEC. Williams are not under pressure to make an announcement as it is the final seat, likely it will be after the season has ended.

Is Logan Sargeant being money to Williams - as that could influence things?
#8
Events and Mini Clubs / Re: Mini East Meets West 2024 ...
Last post by tmsmini - September 25, 2023, 08:46:15 AM
Yes the SSL link with the HTTPS fails with:
Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to www.minimeeteastwest.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

Error code: PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

    The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
    Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.
#9
Events and Mini Clubs / Re: Mini East Meets West 2024 ...
Last post by MiniDave - September 25, 2023, 08:43:50 AM
I got http://minimeeteastwest.com to work...take the "s" off the HTTP....
#10
Events and Mini Clubs / Re: Mini East Meets West 2024 ...
Last post by tmsmini - September 25, 2023, 08:09:00 AM
Looks like there is an error on the forward to this site:
https://minimeeteast.regfox.com/mmew24

as I get an SSL error on just
https://www.minimeeteastwest.com/
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