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My Navigator of the last few years wants to take a break. I'm planning on upgrading my car from a 1.8L fwd into a 2.5L awd :) (have most of the parts gathered )

I have the amazing Tom Scalzi for crew chief (ask about his Gorman work!)
I have a terraphone intercom system.

I'de like to team up with someone who can throw in some money each event. you need to be able to call out the notes at a descent clip

Just won P-stock (crs), and RA production class. Hoping to do at least 4 events next year maybe upwards to 6 (depends on upkeep cost, and cost sharing by navigator) in CRS:GT and RA Open Lite. It will be a lot of fun , and we should go pretty quick too! :D

I'de also love to do at least one testing day either before the season or pretty early on into the season ... :)

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wasn't there an awd version of a golf in your body style ??? :) you should come and enter CRS:GT, its the new P-stock , don't cha know!
 

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What exactly does a navigator do? Sorry I'm new trying to learn everything I can...

You're talking Navigator as opposed to co-driver. They're different right?
 

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I typically always say Navigator , some say Co-driver, though this other team mate rarely ever drives at all. A navigator sits in the passenger seats and reads the Transit Directions, and the Stage notes (or stage route book). They also help organize your team at least at the rally (telling your crew how much time is left in service, where the next service is) they are a very important part of the team.
 

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Ok, I just wanted to make sure it's the same thing. I've got a lot to learn still. I know the basics of what the navigator does, I've never actually done it or anything.
 

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I typically always say Navigator , some say Co-driver, though this other team mate rarely ever drives at all. A navigator sits in the passenger seats and reads the Transit Directions, and the Stage notes (or stage route book). They also help organize your team at least at the rally (telling your crew how much time is left in service, where the next service is) they are a very important part of the team.

Some also say ballast...Depends on how big your wheels are. :)
 

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"Ballast!!!!"

Yes Eddie those that say Ballast typically under appreciate what a Navigator/Co-driver brings to the party. We do a ton more than just help the car properly rotate through the corner. We are time keepers, map readers, rule minders, schedulers, organizers, "shrinks" and voice of reason.

Michael Milos
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wasn't there an awd version of a golf in your body style ??? :)
Yes, there was, with a supercharged 8v. But the floorpan and rear suspension are different, and the gearbox is unobtanium.

Besides, who needs AWD and a snail anyway? Those things are just crutches for weenies.
 

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Besides, who needs AWD and a snail anyway? Those things are just crutches for weenies.
Totally, same goes for non junkyard motors, Really motor work should be unbolting your current tired one, bolting on a fresh from the junk yard motor and call it good. Porting? Polishing? Bah who does that :p :rolleyes:

anywho back to my "i need a navigator for 2011 thread programming"

Experience is greatly desired, as Michael said a Navigator really brings a lot to the table.

if you don't have any experience i'de still consider you, i'm going to take into consideration
Experience,
$$$ Contribution,
how far away from me do you live?
Personality

Obviously i expect any Navi to have their own safety gear covered (note this could mean you borrow it from others!)

and then weight my options (assuming i have any) :p

Hopefully there's a couple people on here who want to chase after a championship and have a great time doing it! :) I can accept losing, what i find unacceptable is not trying. :D
 

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I've ridden with Alex in the past and had a lot of fun. His crew is awesome as well! I would happily do it but unfortunately I will be out of the country for work most if not all of the rally season. Alex I will be back in time for Big White though ;).
 

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Yarr, bummer you won't be around for this season.

Stay safe and make sure to send Alqueda my love and by love i mean lots of big bombs and bullets. :D
 

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Alex,
Find a hot chick for a co-driver, we need more of them;)

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With the birth of Alex and Jeana's twins, I just had to drag up this old thread. Congrats again to both of you. Now buy a motorhome for a tow vehicle so the two of you can get back to racing next season!
 

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Ya i'm still trying to work out how i can talk jeana into being left behind, or affording to take her (and 3 kids ) along ... :|

I think an extended E350 diesel is gonna be as close as i can get.. cheap RVs are still expensive but not reliable at all, and moderate ones are very pricey..

As long as i come up with a cool title (Team Manager!) i think she can just come along and hang out in the service area. drive the van .. i think .. :p

even having the kids i'm almost out of debt so .. about ready to finish fixing the car.. woot!
 
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