>>>Those Tag Heure clocks were totally cool. We NEED them here
>>The clocks are not without drawbacks. What is a "Jump" at
>>start? Printer really needs to be at FTC, not FF. Someone
>>needs to babysit photosensor at FF in case of impact, unless
>>they can be protected like SS11.
Hey, I was just noting that the clocks themselves were cool. I was not saying the system was without problems. Too bad the clocks cost $2000 each.
>As for the Ramada Express parking lot: until they get a
>large area separate from the main lot there for trailer
>parking, it's always going to be a mess.
Yeah, Ray said something to the same effect.
>Alan, when you found an RMR car in one of your spots, you should
>have notified ANYONE in charge, hooked the car up to your truck,
>and pulled it out of the way. I know, I know, some of you
>are going to say "ooo, that damages the diff, etc." but I
>personally wouldn't care at the time. Those guys know
>better than to take spots at Ramada that aren't theirs.
>That lot is too cramped and not so great in layout, and
>they've been to that event every year since the first one.
There really wasn't room to pull the RMR car out without screwing things for someone else.
The transit back to final service and park ferme was controlled by a MTC. You declare your ideal arrival time and you get 45 minutes after the actual arrival for service. We got there an hour before the ideal time and waited for our service truck (which had trailered us on the transit). Ross went to make sure that our service spaces were clear and found a Mitsubishi SUV in one of our spaces. He asked the RMR guys and they said that it wasn't theirs. With two spaces and time running out to check in, we got the service truck in place and the service crew set up to use the space we had. We checked in and started service.
While the car was getting serviced, I went looking for a rally official to see if we had any recourse for losing a space. I spoke with the guy running the parc ferme check-in and he hooked me up with Ray. Ray checked the situation, said we had extra time if we wanted it and went off (well, he hung around for a bit and discussed it with us too). Later, a very apologetic RMR guy came up and claimed their car.
>If you had found Ray or Roger or Donna, they would have done
>whatever they needed to do to get the situation taken care
>of. They're very busy, but always eager to help resolve
>stuff like that!
As noted, I did find Ray. He was helpful, but basically just offered to give us more time for service. However, I don't think it was enough time to button up the work that we had started, get the car back down, back the car and truck up out of the spaces, reposition everything and get the car back in the air and continue the work in progress.